RT America -- December 27, 2016

Obsessing over ‘fake news,’ the US government plans its own propaganda 
The 2017 NDAA, signed by President Barack Obama, includes the ominous “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act,” introduced by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), that establishes an anti-propaganda agency. RT correspondent Ashlee Banks has the story. Then, Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT’s Anya Parampil to provide the background and troubling implications of this legislation.

US media acting as a mouthpiece for Al-Qaeda – journalist 
Mass graves with dozens of bodies of civilians subjected to brutal torture have been discovered in Aleppo neighborhoods left by militants, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. A casual media observer may think that the mainstream media will spend days covering the ghastly revelations, but things aren’t so cut and dried. Joining RT America’s Anya Parampil to discuss why some stories from Syria get buried and others promoted is independent journalist and host of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek, who recently traveled to Syria.