Israel’s War on Truth; Brainwash Update

    Abby Martin of Russia Today’s Brainwash Update pointed out that Israel’s targeting of Gaza media centers, which killed journalists and endangered employees of many news organizations, was a war crime. (She was hardly alone in this). She was the victim of a smear attempt by the Israel lobby, which accused her of support for terrorism (because she dared call illegal Israeli actions illegal). If more journalists stood up to such smear campaigns with her feistiness, the world would be a better place. Watch her let her detractors have it:

  • RT’s Abby Martin Accuses Israel of War Crimes for Targetting Journalists
45 comments on “Israel’s War on Truth; Brainwash Update
  1. kass says:

    Makes me proud to be a woman, and an open-minded human being.
    Keep it up Abby! Fair and balanced is alive and well on RT.

  2. Hugh Beaumont says:

    Outstanding. (I don’t think you scared them though :)

  3. Wolferl says:

    Lol. Guess all that smart bombs are not that smart as you might think.Damn, you want to eliminate an Hamas missile launch site in the neighborhood and by coincident that stupid bomb crashes right into a tv studio of a Russian government run tv network that does some anti Israeli propaganda. Life can be a real bitch. But a war crime? C´mon Israel is not at war with Russia.;-)

  4. Jayme says:

    It does look like these actions will continue.

    Henry Kissinger: “No Israel in 10 years”
    http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com/2012/09/henry-kissinger-no-israel-in-10-years.html

    If more journalists stood up to such smear campaigns with her feistiness, the world would be a better place.

  5. Flopot says:

    Abby Martin kicks ass and her programme more than lives up to its name. Breaking the Set makes The Alyona Show look like…um…well I suppose a mere show. Breaking the Set feels more like an activist report :D

  6. MirrorMirror says:

    Top Notch Abby … & wow, that’s exactly what journalism should be !
    Great work.

  7. Rick says:

    Excellent!

  8. MirrorMirror says:

    .

    Not Off Topic :

    New World Order in progress by China and Russia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTYAZ01hG3A&feature=player_embedded

    .

  9. The Beat says:

    She’s abs0lutely right!! And here’s Norman Finkelstein to continue this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5drXEXkf9s

  10. Nak says:

    “Remember the USS Liberty, to Hell with Israel!”
    And let us not forget Rachel Corrie.

  11. dslarsen says:

    Bravo Abby!

  12. fromchaos says:

    Wow! I am fully torqued.

  13. Xander Crews says:

    Get up ém Abby!!

  14. Vonda Bra says:

    she is of course all too right on this subject! but I doubt her a little in general though ;-), meaning-thinking so far…, she could easily be bought at any time, whenever she sees a chance to push her career! she was targeted personally here and is backed by a big network. Its easier to go about complex stuff like this and make you look more “journalistic” than if you had not all that backing! ;-)
    Got to watch her more often to get to a more stable opinion on her though … ;-) … at the moment I can only say, she´s got a very convenient timbre in her voice (not that usually kind of female shrieking attitude..) .. she is quite good looking, but yet often comes across
    a little clunky at times…
    she is just experiencing herself on camera … I hope, she´s not going to end up as a female Anderson Cooper!!! ;-)
    as of now, she still comes across a bit narcissistic .. at least to me :-)
    anyway – truth was spoken here!

    Males of course, probably might have a totally different reception, for what reasons
    ever ?? ;-)
    She´ll be an my watch! :-) … I´ve just seen a few of her shows yet, so this is to be taken with a grain of salt anyways!

  15. Long America says:

    Nice smack down! RT has the formula for hard hitting journalism, brains and beauty down. Damn! It just goes to show that true media talent is out there, just the lamestream media wants nothing to do with real acumen…

  16. Vonda Bra says:

    @ Nak | November 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    @ all

    http://vimeo.com/45687873

  17. Vonda Bra says:

    @ Nak | November 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    @ all

    @ Rachel C. ….
    http://vimeo.com/44382106

  18. Vonda Bra says:

    @ Nak | November 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    @ all

    sorry, links above don´t work anymore … here, these work!!!:

    on USS Enterprise:
    http://youtu.be/z0-ifqaBfhw

    on Rachel Corrie:
    http://youtu.be/HNUBg0d_bS0

  19. Vonda Bra says:

    related to N. Finkelstein !!!

    for those further interested in this crucial topic, I recommend the artful and esthetic vids by S.n.o.r.d.e.l.h.a.n.s. … check´em all out:

    Barbaric. Criminal. israel. – http://youtu.be/AuhjliAy7jE
    US belongs to Israel! – http://youtu.be/_OXVVKFrgHM
    Holocaust Pornography – http://youtu.be/VI_qzuCLDaE

  20. Vonda Bra says:

    more:

    Quotes from the Chosen Ones – http://youtu.be/PZMbwLyhdAw
    Jerusalem Is the Altar of Sacrifice – http://youtu.be/zGKCzoYXLQk
    The Terrible Spectre of the Dreadful Few – http://youtu.be/C-WZc15l5ZY

  21. Vonda Bra says:

    and more:

    Cosmic Jewish Zombie! – http://youtu.be/bIiJNvahIIs
    America, The Time Has Come! – http://youtu.be/RckuibKtQEc
    Insane Man Caught on Camera!!! – http://youtu.be/QSPkx4DqQl0

  22. jane says:

    She’s a real hero.

  23. Mark Lytle says:

    This just in:

    AIPAC, decapitators inside US government: Intelligence analyst

    http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/24/274332/aipac-decapitators-inside-us-govt/

    Seventy hours ago, at this writing, while on Air Force One, President Barak Obama issued a press release that has been utterly ignored by the Western Press.

    The president has openly announced a move against violent plotters inside the US government and espionage agents. He does not use the terms “AIPAC” or “the Israel lobby” but it is highly unlikely he could be referring to anything else.

    In fact, we can think of no other group.

    I was privately briefed on some of the reasons behind this document. On what is known, not “surmised,” I will explain:

    There is, currently, within the US military, the Executive branch of government and among extremist “power brokers” in America an active plot to “alter” America’s form of government through “decapitation.”

    Let me be clear. Where the memo, printed in full below, refers to “violent”, it means “assassination” of many top leaders in America including but not limited to the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and others.

    The plot makes use of the resources of major private defense contractors and their intelligence and special operations personnel. There has been active recruiting that has been noted and is why the memo was released and why many members of the military have been subjected to investigation.

    The Benghazi attack was planned and financed by this group.

    Many writers in the alternative media have noted much of what is going on but not all. Some have shown access to very knowledgeable sources.

    Behind the plotters are drug cartels that have penetrated the US government, former lobbyists who were moved into government during the Bush (43) administration and now are suspected of being involved in a coup attempt.

    There is no direct evidence tying any foreign government to this plot though most are “fanatically” aligned with the militant Likudists in Israel under Netanyahu’s regime.

  24. Mark Lytle says:

    Those words I just posted, are by Gordon Duff, editor of Veterans Today.

  25. Mark Lytle says:

    And Finally Webster Tarpley weighs in:

    Coup and Counter-coup in Washington

    http://tarpley.net/2012/11/20/coup-and-counter-coup-in-washington/

  26. Mark Lytle says:

    I have mentioned before that the new emphasis on assassination by this government (as opposed to conventional ground forces) of heads of movements or regimes, a tactic long performed in the middle east, would eventually bring that environment here to the U.S.

    This is an environment of instability and intrigue. Also, paralysis.

    Well, it’s here….

  27. Vonda Bra says:

    @ Mark Lytle | November 25, 2012 at 12:26 am |
    —-And Finally Webster Tarpley weighs in:
    Coup and Counter-coup in Washington—-

    its only for the very skilled and “willing-to-think-on their own- people”, to cut through the jungle of valuable information and not to fall for any “propaganda”, and to still stay involved in a real, authentic battle for freedom, or truth.
    thats not to achieve easily though!!! ;-(
    At least for me, there would be good reasons to thoroughly watch what Webster T. is putting out over the years (!), and when in doubt, to challenge this guy!
    He is hardly ever challenged on anything!?
    Thats pathetic!!!!
    Whatever he pulls out, is taken as a given !!!
    He has become a pundit for almost everything (in many parts justified) but is never challenged! … because most people are just so overwhelmed and taken into by his skills of rethoric and historic fact-naming,charismatic over all, and sometimes over-pretending methods of “I know it all-trust me!” – scheme!!! But its starting to show!!! ;-)
    Its the lack of challenging people like him, that makes them so “trustworthy”!!! and drive people into just “believing” him, because they lack all the knowledge, he´s showcasing!

    oh well, anyways … sorry …

    btw, thanks for all your great information!!!!

    —-This is an environment of instability and intrigue. Also, paralysis.—–
    RIGHT!!! if handled or approached in a wrong, unintelligent or impatient, emotionalized way, it´ll be somewhat counterproductive!!! People MUST wake up, become aware, rise up and intervene and challenge …. whoever!!! wisely! …
    that, if they think, they have any right to their rights left!???
    Time is running out for us all!

    “Fragile – handle with care ?” … but handle! ;-)

  28. AK11 says:

    …evern South Africa claims Gaza is in apartheid .

  29. Mark Lytle says:

    @Vonda

    The only difference I can see between Gordon Duff, Webster and the Global Research group is whether the group known as the Neocons (the ones who sabotaged Ron Paul, in part) were net winners or losers in this. The jury is still out, but the President’s memo was very clear. Don’t focus too much on Tarpley, the other links given here give similar (but not the same) warnings. Some of the interpretations of events across the three are slightly different.

    There are dangerous factions loose in the land. No matter what we all think of Obama (not much), clearly nobody has any business attempting rogue actions to change things. This is the core of the President’s directive. On that, all should agree…and we all should keep our eyes open…

  30. Mark Lytle says:

    Another Veterans Today journalist, with a wide perspective on these events:

    Iran and Obama are the Winners

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/24/iran-and-obama-are-the-winners/

    Things put into context. Good read.

  31. Vonda Bra says:

    @ Mark Lytle | November 25, 2012 at 4:58 am |
    —… Don’t focus too much on Tarpley—

    I don´t! I know what you mean …
    I was just trying to un-emphazise on his “directive” to take it as a given!

    Maybe I´ve just read “Tarpley was right” when infact he was not, a bit too often here …
    thats all! ;-)

  32. Robbie777 says:

    The very least the ordinary person can do is to never buy israeli produced goods, or deal with their companies.

  33. Harry says:

    Great video, well balanced and calm.
    Why don’t I find women in my environment with this type of worldview?

  34. MrJones says:

    @Harry. If you ever do find one, share the secret with the rest of us.

  35. Alf says:

    Owen Jones on BBC Questiontime…pointing out one or two facts regarding
    Gaza, including the killing of a son of a BBC journalist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUnsG4zpMI

  36. CL says:

    What a joke, RT and Abbey are propaganda, a controlled mouthpiece by the masters of propaganda, brainwashing and demoralization, the Russian State and KGB..

    To suggest that RT is the source of truth and context is juvenile, they have an agenda just like American media..

    Information from RT is Russian State created propaganda or approved anti Western propaganda with the sole purpose to undermine the West and promote Russian interests. They will never criticize Russia or Putin, they are worse than Fox news under Bush… RT is the direst voice of the Russian State.

    All media is propaganda…. a show called Brainwash Update is Brainwashing…

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  37. Flopot says:

    @CL

    “What a joke, RT and Abbey are propaganda, a controlled mouthpiece by the masters of propaganda, brainwashing and demoralization, the Russian State and KGB.”

    “Information from RT is Russian State created propaganda or approved anti Western propaganda with the sole purpose to undermine the West and promote Russian interests. They will never criticize Russia or Putin, they are worse than Fox news under Bush… RT is the direst voice of the Russian State.”

    Wrong. A lot of RT output is created by independent companies and producers. Your text reads like a Fox News corporate memo.

  38. Flopot says:

    @CL

    You do realize that RT broadcasts these independent shows because the Western MSM will not? Now why is that? Not all news is mere opinion (that is the Western MSM model) – some viewers are actually interested in the truth or at least something that seems closer to reality that MSM brainf**king.

    Labelling all media as propaganda is anodyne and not saying very much. To fulfil a propaganda agenda reporting the truth can be just as devastating.

  39. Dustbowl Daze says:

    “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.” -Henry Kissinger

    I sincerely hope Israel enjoyed being a puppet of the Anglo-American Military Industrial Complex. Thanks for playing!

  40. CL says:

    @Flopot

    I was trained and worked in the media for decades and ALL media has an agenda, and understanding that bias and agenda will enable critical thinking.

    “the medium is the message”

    Basically, the media uses Marxist critical theory, promote anything that fits your agenda and marginalize or ignore anything that is contrary. This repetition, even using facts will shape perception, the key is to manipulate the context. It is really just brainwashing.

    My point is that individuals must “consume” media critically and that includes understanding the agenda and bias which is in fact the context for the presentation of information.

    RT is propaganda, you are not getting an unbiased presentation of information, you are getting Russian state approved information. It is naive to believe that western media is propaganda and RT is not…

    Reading some of the comments here is really astounding, but expected.. critical thinking has been subverted by design through mass communication strategies designed to influence minds and not inform.

    Always start with the assumption that the media is biased and trying to convince you of “something”..

    So, I reject your comment and suggest that you study communication theory, propaganda is sophisticated brainwashing by perverting “context” and this video is a perfect example..

  41. Flopot says:

    @CL

    Well, there is a surprise because I reject your comment. You dismiss RT’s output as Putin and KGB propaganda: this completely ignores my point that much of the content comes from independents; your comment is also inherently risible and suggests too much Western MSM watching; and finally it also ignores my point that all RT need do is report actual news and not opinion in order to gain discerning viewers.

    You also ignore my point that declaring “all media as bias” is an ANODYNE statement. Of course RT has a bias but that should not stop an intelligent person declaring why he/she trusts the output of one network over another. You know fine well that certain Western news networks do not report truthfully about Western finanical fraud and corporate driven wars. You wield your statement as a zero-sum mace to bash anyone that sees value in RT’s output.

    It was through RT that I learned about rigged market capitalism (Keiser report); that Georgia was the aggressor in the recent war; that democracy in Russia was actually crushed under Yeltsin and got better under Putin (historical fact btw); that the US has surrounded Iran with military bases; that all the Western wars of so-called humanitarian intervention are actually corporate driven (e.g. the privatisation of Libya, including its central bank – one of the first acts of the “rebels”). The list goes on and on.

    Now of course all of this fits under your banner of “bias”. I am not disagreeing with that. RT clearly has an agenda in highlighting Western “crimes” and is attempting to counteract Western images of Putin’s Russia. But all these instances of “anti Western propaganda” are actually true. So truth is a tool with which to combat propaganda – if somebody is telling lies then telling the truth is an obvious counter. Whether this is “truth as propaganda” I dunno – seems like an oxymoron to me. Which is why I simply repeat my mantra that all RT need do is keep reporting the truth about the West.

    Saying that, posts like yours are always a healthy reminder that RT has its own axe to grind. However, this is more than outweighed by my implicit point – some networks are more trustworthy that others, RT being one of ‘em. Fox News, Sky News and BBC News are Western Corporatist shill operations.

    Anyway, I suspect this is just another of those “agree to disagree” moments and time to move on.

  42. ben says:

    Abby, you go womenl .I like your style, Ben

  43. stacyherbert says:

    @CL – we make our show for Associated Press, the oldest news organization in the world (they were created during battle for Wounded Knee); anyway, we work with them for all our programs whether for RT or BBC or Hong Kong or PressTV. What this means is that we have no executive to answer to. We have only Max and Stacy, the cameras and the audience. That’s it.

  44. Zerk says:

    I like Abby Martin but I cannot find ANY other media that îs reporting that the bombed building was hosting RT, France 24, Skynews and the other TV channels.

    This is a very serious allegation because, if true, this would really kill all mainstream media (including France 24) that is actually NOT REPORTING the bombing of their own offices…

    Guys, this is a very serious matter that could definitely discredit all mainstream media so this information should be verified three times. I am suspecting that RT is exagerating a little bit. I would really like to see some other sources reporting this incident.

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