Author Archive | Disinformation
This is an excerpt from “Don’t Believe It! How Lies Become News” by Alexandra Kitty.
Only the Strong Survive (snippet from Chapter Nine: Fear, Stereotypes, and Myths)
Crime and tragedy befall many people, yet not all their stories make the news. So what separates newsworthy grief from the nameless variety? The newsworthy misfortune should be violent, cruel, unexpected and have a photogenic and winsome victim.
A crime meeting those requirements befell a young, attractive, upwardly mobile Boston couple expecting their first child. A husband and his pregnant lawyer wife seemed to be doing everything right, yet something went horribly wrong on their way home from the hospital. To the middle class posse, it was an unspeakable crime: nice, well-heeled couples weren’t supposed to get attacked after attending a birthing class.
The chilling details were recounted in the October 24, 1989 edition of the Boston Globe:
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A Reading man and his pregnant wife were shot in Roxbury last night by a gunman who forced his way into their car after the couple left Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
History – disinformation® and Formation of TDC Entertainment
Formed in 1997, The Disinformation Company is an independent media company that produces and distributes quality documentary films. The company’s lead brand disinformation® also includes the blog we’ve all come to know and love (or hate) and the Disinformation Books imprint, now operated by Red Wheel/Weiser.
In 2011, we formed True Mind Films. While disinformation® focuses primarily on politics and social activism, True Mind “is dedicated to healthy living, environmental wellness and personal development.” Some of its films include Bee People, How it All Began: The Origins of the Universal Healing Tao and Planeat.
In 2012, a third label was born: Shelter Island, our home for quality documentaries and special interest video that don’t quite fit the mould of disinformation® or True Mind. Releases include Doctors of the Dark Side, Journey of the Universe, and American Jesus.
To unite all of these labels, in 2013 we changed the company’s trading name to TDC Entertainment.… Read the rest
Fourth of July weekend fun continues with this fine cover of a classic tune. NSFW, natch.
Radio Free Albemuth filmmaker John Alan Simon has given us an exclusive look at the VOD poster for his movie – let us know what you think of it in the comments (be nice, y’all).
Simon says, “The sci-fi prophet Philip K. Dick would have loved the technological magic that a film based on this work could be available to so many potential viewers all at once, everywhere in the U.S. to provoke the kind of political, philosophical and spiritual debates he believed in. Today America, hopefully soon the world. We believe this is the inevitable and promising future of movies – particularly the kind of thoughtful indie films we struggle so hard to get made in today’s comic book franchise, tentpole/blockbuster climate.”
A message from the organizers of “The Day We Fight Back“:
DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,
In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.
In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.
Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.
If you’re in the US: Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress.… Read the rest
Jesse Ventura joins disinformation’s Gary Baddeley once again to discuss his new book, They Killed Our President: 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK. In addition to agreeing that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one person who almost certainly didn’t assassinate JFK, they discuss the Government shutdown, Jesse’s plans to run for president in 2016 with Howard Stern, and his new show for Ora.tv.
Noreena Hertz joins disinformation’s Gary Baddeley to discuss her new book, “Eyes Wide Open.” They discuss corporate personhood and the issue of rights without responsibilities, Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis, how and why the US government made the decisions that ended in the demise of Lehman and the bailout of other Wall Street banks, and how to make decisions amongst a deluge of information, not least from “experts” who may very well be providing misleading or plain wrong advice…
The official blurb for the book:
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“Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World” is Noreena Hertz’s practical, cutting-edge guide to help you cut through the data deluge and make smarter and better choices, based on her highly popular TED talk.
In this eye-opening handbook, the internationally noted speaker, economics expert, and bestselling author of “IOU: The Debt Threat” and “The Silent Takeover” reveals the extent to which the biggest decisions in our lives are often made on the basis of flawed information, weak assumptions, corrupted data, insufficient scrutiny of others, and a lack of self-knowledge.
Paradigm Symposium 2013 will take place in St. Paul Minnesota and together attendees and speakers will explore the ancient alien hypothesis and paleo-contact theory through a historical lens. This year’s theme is “Re-visioning our place in History,” and has an incredible line-up of speakers who are experts in the ancient past and theorizing where we come from on a deeper archaeo-esoteric level.
Paradigm Symposium speakers are seasoned researchers, scientists, egyptologists, archaeologists, critical thinkers, and authors who work to bridge the gap between the academic/scientific schools of thought and the more alternative theories that expose and reveal a different take on how we got here and why we did the things we did in our ancient past.
Our publishing partners Red Wheel/Weiser are offering a ticket giveaway ($249+ value) – check it out here. Several disinformation® authors are part of this all star cast*:
Robert Bauval, Egyptologist & Author
Scott Wolter, Host of H2’s America Unearthed
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