U.S. Journalists and Professors Appearing on RT America Get Blacklisted

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall Street on Parade

Some independent journalists and university professors in the United States who have appeared on RT television to criticize either runaway corruption on Wall Street or in Washington, have landed on two newly created blacklists. RT is a Russian state-financed news network formerly known as Russia Today. Its English-language RT America unit broadcasts from Washington, D.C.

A shadowy group called PropOrNot, that has not disclosed either its funders or its principals, has created a blacklist of 200 independent media web sites that it is calling tools of Russia. On the list are some of the most popular and widely read alternative media outlets like Naked Capitalism, Truthout and Truthdig, which regularly carry articles by some of the most knowledgeable and informed voices in America. Another popular site, CounterPunch, was originally on the list but has now been removed following what PropOrNot calls a “constructive conversation.” Reporter Craig Timberg of the Washington Post has come under withering criticism for amplifying the McCarthyite blacklist in a Thanksgiving Day article.

Equally disturbing, 200 university and college professors have been placed on a new Professor Watchlist being operated by Turning Point USA, a right-wing nonprofit run by 23-year old Charlie Kirk who spoke this year at the Republican National Convention. Kirk has raised well over $1 million from conservatives to spread the “free markets/small government” mantra at high school and university campuses (never mind that Wall Street’s “free markets” are just as corrupt today as they were heading into the 2008 epic financial crash)…

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2 Responses

  1. ” … operated by Turning Point USA … ” Like they say, you can’t make this stuff up …

  2. I’m sorry but after sitting through college coursework where nothing hardly was taught on the subject matter, and we were subjected to hour after hour of the professor”s “Rage against the White Man” and downright misinformation on history, i would have appreciated that list so I could have saved my money, opted out and looked for a program that would have actually taught skills in what I was there to learn. But the class(es) (he taught the whole course) was just a platform for this man’s opinions and he did not do justice to his mostly African American students in terms of preparing them for a job–but he did reinforce the belief over and over that they were victims of racism and the “white man” Very unfortunate and it should be illegal. Professors have a job to teach their students what they signed up to lean not just use their position as a bully pulpit.

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