A Typical Example of News-Suppression in the U.S. and UK

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Eric Zuesse

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There are so many layers to the suppression of truth and the resulting publication of lies, as to make nearly impenetrable to the general public any clear understanding of how mass-deception is done, but here is just one example of one of these layers, which concerns, in this instance, a specific incident — the suppression and resultant lying about why Russia invaded Ukraine:


From: Eric Zuesse

Subject: exclusive submission

Date: March 12, 2022 at 7:39:20 PM EST


This willl be a request for a commission to produce an article like the following, for USA Today, to be an exclusive submission, and after which submission-on-commission I shall then wait up to 3 full days (72 hours) for your decision on that exclusive submission, before I will send it elsewhere (however, the article here is only an example of a type of report that I particularly specialize in, NOT itself an actual submission). Here is the draft [and I never received any reply from them other than an automated acknowledgment that they had received the submission and that a response would be emailed within three days if they are interested in possibly commissioning such an article as this — so, they weren’t interested in publishing such an article]:

Britain’s NEW STATESMAN magazine lies about both Ukraine & Russia. Why?

Eric Zuesse (891 words of text — may be shortened to its first 629 words)

Here is the opening of the major article in their latest issue, 2 March 2022, which is devoted to the war in Ukraine:

“The truth about Putin’s ‘denazification’ fantasy: The Russian president is twisting history in an attempt to justify an unjustifiable war on Ukraine.”

2 March 2022, By Katie Stallard

Vladimir Putin is fighting an enemy that does not exist. He has invaded Ukraine and taken his country to war on an entirely fictional premise. In an address to Russian citizens from the Kremlin on 24 February, he claimed the government in Kyiv had been seized by “extreme nationalists and neo-Nazis” and that he had sent in the Russian military to save innocent civilians from “genocide” and force the “denazification” of Ukraine.

To state the obvious, this is a lie. There are no neo-Nazis in the Ukrainian government and there is no genocide. 

On 28 February 2014, which was the last day of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Yanukovych, the BBC headlined (though belatedly) “Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine: NEWSNIGHT” and reported with full honesty about the people who had carried out that overthrow: “the most organized, and perhaps the most effective, were a small number of far-right groups. When it came to confrontations with the police, the nationalists were often … the most violent”  and these groups respected, and were patterned after, “German SS divisions during the Second World War.” (These groups were actually much like Hitler’s followers had been prior to his coming to power, when those German Nazis were likewise battling against the existing government’s police.)

As regards the “genocide” allegation against the newly installed Ukrainian government, it was instead more of an “ethnic cleansing” in order to get rid of enough people in the regions that had had the highest percentages of voters for the overthrown President, Viktor Yanukovych, in order for the next Ukrainian election NOT to elect as President anyone who favored continuation of what had been the Ukrainian Government’s policy of neutrality as between NATO and Russia. (Obama’s ultimate intention was to get Ukraine into NATO so that U.S. missiles could become installed there just a 5-minute flight away from nuking Moscow.) These very same far-right groups were leading and carrying out that policy who had previously led and carried out the overthrow of Yanukovych. And those groups were the two most-outspoken far-right parties in Ukrainian politics. These were the Social-Nationalist Party of Ukraine (which the CIA had persuaded to change their name to the “Freedom” party — “Svoboda” — so as to become acceptable to U.S. and EU publics), and the Right Sector party. Whereas the Freedom Party got appointed to some of the top national-security posts in the new government, the Right Sector provided most of the new government’s hands-on military leadership. The Right Sector had also organized the overthrow, and had been trained by the CIA inside the American Embassy, on how to create the crowds for the “Maidan” demonstrations that were to serve as the public front for the Right Sector forces behind-the-scenes work to overthrow Yanukovych in such a way that Yanukovych would become blamed for the violence during those demonstrations. (See this video, and this transcript, of the phone conversation between two top EU officials on 26 February 2014, when they first discovered that the alleged democratic revolution in Ukraine had actually been a coup — the founder of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor even called it “the most blatant coup in history” — and that the new Ukrainian government was actually installed by the coup’s perpetrators.)

In my March 11th article, “Why did Vladimir Putin (probably) save Volodymyr Zelensky’s life?”, there are other key sources that are linked to, which document the falsity of the NEW STATESMAN magazine’s account of the war in Ukraine (but without mentioning that magazine).

As to the reason WHY they lie, Wikipedia says about that magazine,

Since 1996[edit]

The New Statesman was rescued from near-bankruptcy by a takeover by businessman Philip Jeffrey but in 1996, after prolonged boardroom wrangling[30] over Jeffrey’s plans, it was sold to Geoffrey Robinson, the Labour MP and businessman. Following Steve Platt’s resignation, Robinson appointed a former editor of The Independent, Ian Hargreaves, on what was at the time an unprecedentedly high salary. Hargreaves fired most of the left-wingers on the staff and turned the Statesman into a strong supporter of Tony Blair’s leadership of the Labour Party.[31]

Tony Blair, and the Labour Party under him (and to this day), are controlled by neoconservatives (proponents of U.S. and UK invasions, U.S./UK global imperialism, such as to conquer both Russia and China). Blair had lied right along with U.S. President Bush about “WMD in Iraq” in order to conquer Iraq, which was on friendly terms with Russia. The neoconservatives’ main goal now is to conquer Russia itself. And, just as the overthrow of the democratically elected Yanukovych in Ukraine was not a democratic operation, the conquest of the entire world by the neoconservatives (if it succeeds) also is not. Any conquest that’s on the basis of deceit is dictatorial, even if it’s not directly achieved by raw force of arms. This is the new fascism, more sophisticated than that of Hitler, and Mussolini, and Hirohito. It’s achieved more by sanctions and coups and subversions, than by directly military means. It’s based more on lies than on arms.

Glenn Greenwald has more about this.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s new book, AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change, is about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.


The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this site. This site does not give financial, investment or medical advice.

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September 11, 2022

Presstitudes put their names under articles written by the CIA. This has already been revealed in Bought Journalists by Udo Ulfkotte. CIA director William Colby stated in early seventees. If everything the american public believe is false, then we have succeeded in our misinformation campaign. It has to do with control over the story and the explanation. CIA was founded by British communists who ran the Truman admin. McArthur wanted to nuke Chinese cities over Korea War. Truman sacked him and said no.

September 12, 2022

You got that right.
Another example (since we are just arcing through the 21st commemoration) is 911; the controlled demolition of cognition as well as the material structure of buildings being exploded into DUST. So too,
the ability to think was blown into PPM. Talk about controlled media. xx
The real fascists stepped into the light that day, and are still dancing on our bones.

September 12, 2022

Don’t expect the devil to somehow exorcise himself from the body politic. Ain’t happenin’

Queen Elizabeth II

“Stability in Iraq depends on true representation”, interview with Rafid Sadeq