Fake News and Real Lies – Who Needs Conspiracy Theories When You Have “Con’s Piracy Facts”?

Aired 12 May 2020 – 5:00 PM EDT

Interview with Journalist and Author Mark Crispin Miller

“Censorship – it’s not the vicious lies they fear, it’s those vicious truths.” — Swami Beyondananda



There is a telling quote I ran across, purportedly by Ronald Reagan’s CIA director William Casey: “We will know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

So if you’re confused about what is true in the age of COVID-19 … relax. It’s part of the plan. At a time when we have a pathologically blatant liar in the White House, a corporate media that cannot be trusted, and Google, You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter de-platforming dissenting opinions at the behest of the powers that be in power, who or what are we to believe? How do we practice discernment?

Our guest this week, Mark Crispin Miller, is a voice in the bewilderness, whose views bridge and transcend the established left and right narratives, as he takes on issues such as fixed elections, the controversy over vaccines, and media censorship.

Mark Crispin Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1971, and his doctorate in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. He is currently a Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of several books, including,  The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform (2007).

Miller is the editor of Forbidden Bookshelf, an e-book series that revives important works now out of print, most of which were variously killed at birth. He also wrote the introduction to the 2004 edition of Edward Bernays’ book Propaganda. He is also editor of News From the Underground.

If you’re feeling confused, betrayed, disheartened by the Orwellian nature of our official government / corporate / media narratives and are not content to leave Orwell enough alone, please join us for this heartening and enlivening conversation. Remember what the Swami says: “The truth shall upset you free.”

To get a truly meta-perspective on fake news and real lies, tune in to this show.

To find out more about Mark Crispin Miller and Notes From the Underground, please go here.