Le téléphone de #Jeff Bezos aurait été piraté par un message de #Mohammed #ben_Salmane - #Libération
Le téléphone de #Jeff Bezos aurait été piraté par un message de #Mohammed #ben_Salmane - #Libération
A new generation is ready to stand with Palestinians
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post, le 16 avril 2019
Young Palestinians, born and raised in the era of the Oslo Accords and Israel’s repeated wars in Gaza, are increasingly disillusioned with the two-state solution. They are cynical about all Palestinian national leadership from Fatah to Hamas and are seeking alternative futures. It was young people who launched the Great March of Return, the largest popular convergence in Gaza to demand freedom and the right to return of Palestinian refugees.
Young Palestinians have been the driving force of new political efforts such as the Palestinian Youth Movement, which connects Palestinians ages 18 to 35 across a global diaspora with the aim of reconstituting a national politics of resistance. Young Palestinians are also the primary advocates of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that sidesteps political negotiations and makes rights-based claims for equality, the return of refugees and the end of occupation of Arab lands. Far from destitution, the grim status quo is fueling a politics of hope among Palestinian youths in particular.
This hope echoes a similar trend in the United States, where young people are driving an unprecedented shift in U.S. politics on the Middle East, and Palestinian freedom has been steadily incorporated into a progressive agenda. Trump’s embrace of Netanyahu is making ever clearer to a U.S. public that the reactionary right embodied by Trump is the normalized state of affairs in Israel. The Trump-Netanyahu alliance is on full display in the concerted and hypocritical attacks against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who, in her advocacy on behalf of all marginalized communities, has illuminated the negative impact that U.S. unconditional support for Israel has on Palestinians.
Social movements such as Black Lives Matter and events like the Women’s March, driven by a similar base, have affirmed Palestinian freedom as part of their platforms. Polls indicate that since Trump took office two years ago, more Americans are less inclined to sympathize with Israel over Palestinians, while a majority of Democrats say they would support sanctions or stronger action against Israel due to settlement construction.
A mettre avec l’évolution de la situation aux États-Unis vis à vis de la Palestine :
Une nouvelle génération est prête à se tenir aux côtés des Palestiniens
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post, le 16 avril 2019
Can Truth Survive Trump? WaPo Fails to Ask How Well Truth Was Doing to Begin With | FAIR
When we have a world in which the so-called #experts are not held accountable for their failures, even when they are massive, and they consistently look down on the people who question their #expertise, it undermines belief in truth. It would have been nice if Lozada had explored this aspect of the issue, but, hey, it’s the #Washington_Post.
This dynamic is most clear in the trade policy pursued by the United States over the last four decades. This policy had the predicted and actual effect of eliminating the jobs of millions of manufacturing workers and reducing the pay of tens of millions of workers with less than a college education. The people who suffered the negative effects of these policies were treated as stupid know-nothings, and wrongly told that their suffering was due to automation or was an inevitable product of globalization. (Yes, I am once again plugging my [free] book, Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer.)
These claims are what those of us still living in the world of truth know as “lies,” but you will never see anyone allowed to make these points in the Washington Post. After all, its readers can’t be allowed to see such thoughts.
This was far from the only major failure of the purveyors of truth. The economic crisis caused by the collapse of the housing bubble cost millions of workers their jobs and/or houses. While this collapse was 100 percent predictable for anyone with a basic knowledge of economics, with almost no exceptions, our elite economists failed to see it coming, and ridiculed those who warned of the catastrophe.
Incredibly, there were no career consequences for this momentous failure. No one lost their job and probably few even missed a scheduled promotion. Everyone was given a collective “who could have known?” amnesty. This leaves us with the absurd situation where a dishwasher who breaks the dishes get fired, a custodian that doesn’t clean the toilet gets fired, but an elite economist who completely misses the worst economic disaster in 70 years gets promoted to yet another six-figure salary position.
And, departing briefly from my area of expertise, none of the geniuses who thought invading Iraq was a good idea back in 2003 seems to be on the unemployment lines today. Again, there was another collective “who could have known?” amnesty, with those responsible for what was quite possibly the greatest foreign policy disaster in US history still considered experts in the area and drawing high salaries.
When we have a world in which the so-called experts are not held accountable for their failures, even when they are massive, and they consistently look down on the people who question their expertise, it undermines belief in truth.
The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now
The newspaper created a platform to tackle its own challenges. Then, with Amazon-like spirit, it realized there was a business in helping other publishers do the same.
Since 2014, a new Post operation now called Arc Publishing has offered the publishing system the company originally used for WashingtonPost.com as a service. That allows other news organizations to use the Post’s tools for writers and editors. Arc also shoulders the responsibility of ensuring that readers get a snappy, reliable experience when they visit a site on a PC or mobile device. It’s like a high-end version of Squarespace or WordPress.com, tailored to solve the content problems of a particular industry.
Among the publications that have moved to Arc are the Los Angeles Times, Canada’s Globe and Mail, the New Zealand Herald, and smaller outfits such as Alaska Dispatch News and Oregon’s Willamette Week. In aggregate, sites running on Arc reach 300 million readers; publishers pay based on bandwidth, which means that the more successful they are at attracting readers, the better it is for Arc Publishing. The typical bottom line ranges from $10,000 a month at the low end up to $150,000 a month for Arc’s biggest customers.
The Washington Post doesn’t disclose Arc Publishing’s revenue or whether it’s currently profitable. (The Post itself turned a profit in 2016.) It does say, however, that Arc’s revenue doubled year-over-year and the goal is to double it again in 2018. According to Post CIO Shailesh Prakash, the company sees the platform as something that could eventually become a $100 million business.
L’intérêt de mélanger développeurs et usagers
Back at Post headquarters in Washington, D.C., “because the technologists and the reporters and editors are often sitting alongside each other, sometimes we can get away with a less formal process to identify needs,” explains Gilbert. “A technologist can see when a reporter or editor is having trouble with something, and so sometimes it doesn’t have to be ‘file a ticket,’ ‘file a complaint,’ ‘send an email to an anonymous location.’” For instance, when editorial staffers wondered if it was possible for the Post site to preview videos with a moving clip rather than a still photo, a video developer quickly built a tool to allow editors to create snippets. “We see a much higher click-through rate when people use these animated GIFs than when they used the static images from before,” Gilbert says.
Israeli jets break sound barrier in south Lebanon causing damage | Reuters
The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: This is the #Washington_Post correspondent in Beirut
Imagine. By 2010, the Lebanese government reported more than 7000 Israeli violations of Lebanese Airspace.
Liz SlyVerified account
For the 1st time perhaps since 2006, Israeli warplanes buzz Lebanon. Broke the sound barrier in Sidon, windows crack
The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: When Liz Sly “clarifies” (see below): she is wrong again, of course
“To clarify, Israeli warplanes overfly Lebanon every day, in violation of UN resolutions. But it’s rare for them to buzz so low & fast”
Trump attaque Amazon qu’il accuse de détruire le petit commerce RTBF - Belga - 16 Aout 2017
Donald Trump a attaqué mercredi le géant de la distribution en ligne Amazon, l’accusant de détruire le petit commerce et l’emploi, au moment où il se retrouve en difficulté avec plusieurs grands patrons américains.
« Amazon cause beaucoup de tort aux petits détaillants qui paient des impôts. Des villages, des villes dans tous les Etats-Unis souffrent. Beaucoup d’emplois sont détruits ! », a-t-il affirmé dans un tweet.https://ds1.static.rtbf.be/article/image/1248x702/1/f/5/79136a24c4ec7d630f0a47da7cd8ccbd-1502892728.jpg
Le PDG d’Amazon, Jeff Bezos, est également le propriétaire du quotidien Washington Post, cible fréquente des attaques du président américain.
Donald Trump n’a pas donné d’exemples précis mais plusieurs secteurs de la vente au détail aux Etats-Unis, notamment l’habillement et l’électronique, ont vu leurs ventes baisser depuis quelques années face à la concurrence du commerce en ligne.
Tensions avec des grands patrons
Les derniers chiffres officiels pour les ventes au détail aux Etats-Unis ont montré une hausse de 0,6% au mois de juillet et de 4,2% sur un an. Ce sont toutefois les distributeurs en ligne qui ont connu la plus forte hausse avec une progression de 1,3% le mois dernier.
Donald Trump est actuellement en délicatesse avec plusieurs grands patrons américains qui ont quitté ces derniers jours les différents cénacles qu’il a constitués autour de lui pour le conseiller en matière de politique économique et industrielle. Ils entendaient ainsi protester contre sa réaction après les émeutes de Charlottesville et sa condamnation jugée trop tiède de l’extrême-droite.
WaPo Can Identify ‘Far Right’ in France–but in White House, It’s ‘Conservative’ | FAIR
There are no major ideological differences between White House strategist Steve Bannon and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Yet it seems that the #Washington_Post considers them to be very different. According to the Post, Bannon and his backers are “conservatives.” Le Pen and her National Front, meanwhile, are “far right.”
C’est comme pour les #fake_News, seules celles des autres sont illégitimes.
#Google lance le fact checking sur son moteur de recherche
Le numéro 1 des moteurs de recherche sur internet part en guerre contre les fausses #informations. Concrètement, le système mis en place par Google est restreint aux titres de certaines informations qui ont fait l’objet de vérification par des sites spécialisés comme Snopes et PolitiFact, ou par les équipes de fact-checking de médias généralistes comme le #Washington_Post.
En 2003, le nucléaire de Saddam Hussein était 100% certain selon le WAPO.
Rural Americans felt abandoned by Democrats in 2016, so they abandoned them back. Can the party fix it?
Le #Washington_Post, plus sérieux (qu’avec ses histoires de fake News comme explication de la défaite de Clinton)
It’s Austerity, Not Globalization, That Pulls European Workers to the Right
Both the #Washington_Post (1/22/17) and #New_York_Times (1/22/17) had pieces about declining support for the left in France and the rise of a nationalist right in both Italy and France. Both pieces attributed the rise in support for the right to people losing from globalization, implying that this is some impersonal process that is causing these people to be losers.
In fact, the losers are suffering because of the insistence of the European Union that its members pursue austerity policies. These policies have led to almost a full decade of near-zero per capita GDP growth in France and a drop of more than 10 percent in per capita GDP in Italy. There is nothing inevitable about these policies; they are conscious choices of the political leaders in #Europe.
It is incredible that both the Post and Times would neglect to mention the role of austerity in hurting workers. The disgust with #elites is understandable.
U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win
Ahah oui, l’info a été reprise dans le 7/9 de France Inter, ça finissait la chronique de l’envoyé spécial, genre « on ne sait pas si les interférences russes ont influencé les résultats du vote, mais les renseignements US ont intercepté des communications entre dirigeants russes qui se félicitaient de la victoire de Trump ». Il nous prennent vraiment pour des abrutis ...
Eleven Years On : How ‘The #Washington_Post’ Helped Give Us the Iraq War
• “We are inevitably the mouthpiece for whatever administration is in power.“ —Reporter Karen DeYoung.
Et ils n’ont même pas l’excuse d’appartenir à l’Etat.
Le « #progressiste » #washington_post explique ce qu’est le progressisme et décrète que Sanders et Warren ne sont pas des progressistes.
Is CAP Shilling for the UAE?
As regular readers of this blog know, Jim asserted that the Middle East section of a remarkably hawkish report published last spring by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) could have been written by the foreign ministries of Saudi Arabia and Israel. That report depicted Iran as the source of virtually all evils in the region and recommended confronting Tehran at every turn. Well, now it turns out that the foreign ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may well have helped draft the latest Middle East report by the “#liberal” Center for American Progress (CAP). (The hyper-interventionist and highly confusing #Washington_Post has since endorsed the report in its lead editorial Sunday.)
At first, we only suspected as much based on the fulsome praise it received from UAE’s Washington ambassador at a CAP event on Tuesday. According to The Intercept’s Zaid Jilani who broke the story, Amb. Yousef Al Otaiba, one of four “distinguished panelists” at the event moderated by the report’s main author, Brian Katulis, began his remarks this way: “Thank you for the report on the Middle East, which I happen to completely agree with.”
Adding to our suspicions was the contribution to CAP that the UAE embassy gave of between $500,000 and $999,999 in 2014, according to a partial list of contributors published last year.
Britain’s exit from E.U. sends global economy into a tailspin." That was the headline of a Washington Post article on the vote in the U.K.. If you missed the tailspinning economies that’s because this is just Washington Post hysteria. Obviously the Washington Post is referring to financial markets. They apparently don’t realize the difference between financial markets and the real economy.
And if you don’t realize they are very different then you must believe in the horrible recession of 1987. Of course there was no recession in 1987 (or 1988 or 1989), but that was when the stock market plunged more than 20 percent in a single day. This drop, which happened in every major world market, did not correspond to any identifiable event in the economy. Nor did it have any massive fallout on the world economy. But in Washington Post land it was undoubtedly a serious recession.
#Washington_Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours
The Washington Post was sold in 2013 to libertarian Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is worth approximately $49.8 billion
The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns
Comme il l’avait fait en 2003 pour l’Irak, le #washington_post prend officiellement position pour la guerre contre l’Iran
Les reportages des #médias des #Etats-Unis « les plus puant » de l’année 2014 colligés par le site #FAIR
The 2014 P.U.-litzers
One thing was missing in the Washington Post’s reporting (12/9/14) on the Senate investigation of CIA torture: The word “torture.” The paper employed all the familiar euphemisms—"harsh interrogation measures," “painful procedures,” etc.—but would only say these vicious operations were “deemed torture by program critics.” Avoiding giving torture an accurate label is a longstanding Post policy: As an editor explained in 2010, “After the use of the term ‘torture’ became contentious... we decided that we wouldn’t use it in our voice.”
On July 8, ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer brought viewers the latest on the Israel/Gaza war: “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel…. And here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can, one woman standing speechless among the ruins.”
One problem: The photos on the screen depicted destruction in Gaza—caused by Israel, not in Israel. ABC would run a correction two days later.
Rewriting as Whitewashing Award: #New_York_Times
One of the Israeli attacks on the #Gaza Strip particularly captured international media attention. An early headline in the New York Times (7/16/14) told the story perfectly clearly: “Four Young Boys Killed on Gaza Beach.” Too clearly, apparently; the headline was subsequently changed to “Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife.”
Le #Washington_Post veut que les Etats-Unis à la fois luttent contre le réchauffement climatique et augmentent leur production d’hydrocarbures.
A climate for change : The country’s sinking debate over global warming
Commerce Dept. should allow exports of U.S. crude
C’est une « contradiction » qu’on retrouve au sommet de l’Etat :
Now, under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years. (Applause.) That’s important to know. Over the last three years, I’ve directed my administration to open up millions of acres for gas and oil exploration across 23 different states. We’re opening up more than 75 percent of our potential oil resources offshore. We’ve quadrupled the number of operating rigs to a record high. We’ve added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some.
From this week’s #Washington_Post #travel Section—"How unexpected: There was more modernity than I expected, such as extremey modern infrastructure (roads, etc.) in many places, although there is still poverty there. "
Eleven Years On: How ‘The #Washington_Post’ Helped Give Us the Iraq War
Exigence envers les anti-guerre et complaisance envers les va-t-en-guerre.
Executive Editor Downie said experts who questioned the war wouldn’t go on record often enough. But his paper, and others, quoted unnamed pro-war sources willy-nilly.
Vita had a different excuse on another missed opportunity. One of the fresh revelations in the Kurtz piece was how, in October 2002, Thomas Ricks (who has covered national security issues for fifteen years) turned in a piece titled “Doubts,” indicating that Pentagon officials were worried that the risks of an invasion of Iraq were being underestimated. It was killed by Vita. He told Kurtz that a problem with the piece was that many of the quotes with names attached came from “retired guys.” But the Post (and much of the rest of the media) rarely shied away from “retired guys” who promoted the war.
At the end of the Kurtz piece, Downie offered his ultimate defense. “People who were opposed to the war from the beginning and have been critical of the media’s coverage in the period before the war have this belief that somehow the media should have crusaded against the war,” Downie said. “They have the mistaken impression that somehow if the media’s coverage had been different, there wouldn’t have been a war.”
Two responses to that final excuse come quickly to mind.
Most of those against the war did not ask for a media “crusade” against invasion, merely that the press stick to the facts and provide a balanced assessment: in other words, that the Post do its minimum journalistic duty. If anything, the Post, and some other major news outlets, came closer to crusading for the war.
Pétition pour que le « #Washington_Post » évoque les affaires d’#Amazon avec la #CIA
Une pétition signée 30 000 fois demande que le journal, propriété du patron d’Amazon, mentionne le contrat de 600 millions de dollars entre le géant de la vente en ligne et la CIA. Le journal s’y oppose et insiste sur sa déontologie.
Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous
After creation of the CIA in 1947, it enjoyed direct collaboration with many U.S. news organizations. But the agency faced a major challenge in October 1977, when — soon after leaving the Washington Post – famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein provided an extensive expose in Rolling Stone.
Citing CIA documents, Bernstein wrote that during the previous 25 years “more than 400 American journalists … have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” He added: “The history of the CIA’s involvement with the American press continues to be shrouded by an official policy of obfuscation and deception.”
Bernstein’s story tarnished the reputations of many journalists and media institutions, including the Washington Post and New York Times. While the CIA’s mission was widely assumed to involve “obfuscation and deception,” the mission of the nation’s finest newspapers was ostensibly the opposite.
During the last few decades, as far as we know, the extent of extreme media cohabitation with the CIA has declined sharply. At the same time, as the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq attests, many prominent U.S. journalists and media outlets have continued to regurgitate, for public consumption, what’s fed to them by the CIA and other official “national security” sources.
The recent purchase of the Washington Post by #Jeff_Bezos has poured some high-finance concrete for a new structural bridge between the media industry and the surveillance/warfare state. The development puts the CIA in closer institutionalized proximity to the Post, arguably the most important political media outlet in the United States.
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[ Pour aller directement à l’article principal suivre la flèche ⇓ ] RETOUR DE LA CULTURE SUR SILENCE RADIO #Alaouite Sans précédent dans l’histoire moderne et post-moderne de la Presse des États-Unis d’Amérique, l’article d’un journaliste d’investigation de réputation internationale n’a pu être publié dans The #Washington_Post ni davantage dans The New Yorker, supports auxquels il avait coutume de réserver ses scoops offensifs durant sa longue carrière. Ce n’est pas davantage dans un autre journal (...)