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Occupy Activists Launch 'Battle of New York' to Counter Media Bias about Sanders and Clinton
With its huge media campaign, Operation Battle of New York is taking on corporate establishment
Why Does the US Media Lie so Much?
Either by omission or by commission, the US media actively misinforms the public on crucial issues that matter. The reason they do this is because they legally can. My mentor...
Attention Must Be Paid (Except to Climate Change)
A bombshell dropped the other day. But if nobody heard it explode, did that make it a dud? This is from a news story on Thursday: “We are not saying this is definitely going...
Bernie Sanders Has a Clear Path to Victory -- Provided His Supporters Don't Falter
Here are a few simple facts: Clinton’s strong states are almost all behind her. Sanders has the advantage in the vast majority of those that remain; and in many cases, that...
Media's Coronation of Clinton Belies Sanders' Path Toward Victory
'The pundits might not like it,' Sanders said on Sunday night, 'but the people are making history.'
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours
In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM...
Don't Hate Me Because I Constantly Post about Bernie Sanders. The Mainstream Media Won’t; SOMEBODY has to do it!
Yes. I’m one of those people. I’m totally on Team Bernie and so excited to be a part of the political revolution. Since I’ve maintained for at least fifteen years that...
Why I Stopped Reading/Hearing/Watching the News
And why you should too.
The Numbing of the American Mind: Culture as Anesthetic
9/11. It was to have been the end of irony, remember? Superficial celebrity culture was over; a new age of seriousness was upon us. Of course, the way media celebrities focused...
"Me" Culture
We are what we buy at the mall, see at the multiplex, and hear on our iPods. Author Thomas De Zengotita discusses our new "Mediated" life.
Beware: Someone Is Trying to Convince You That Bernie Can't Win
Sanders' message, his campaign, and the resounding support he is receiving nationwide has sent chills through those whose primarily loyalty is to the wealthy donors in mansions...
Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits
It's not good enough to say the money comes from the XYZ Fund for Swell Americans; we need to know the wealthy individuals and corporate interests that are secretly pulling the...
Why Our Conversations About Paris Have Been Broken From the Start
The rush to fit the horrors of Paris into convenient neo-imperial narratives shows a disturbing lack of empathy
After the Paris Attacks: Live News Should Challenge Narratives, Not Desperately Try to Create Them
As the events from Oslo on July 22, 2011 filtered through, TV news producers began to scramble. Many people had been murdered by a gunman, and they needed experts to give...
Study: Corporate Media Refuses to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
New research finds, through their silence, mainstream news outlets are 'legitimating' U.S. military's burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan
Bernie Sanders Has a Secret Weapon, and the Media Elites Just Don't Get It
Americans are a people for whom ideology matters a lot less than speaking plainly and sticking by your beliefs.
6 Reasons Sanders Actually Won the Debate Despite What Pundits Claim
Bernie Sanders crushed the debates by every measurable indicator except one: pundits’ opinion.
Sweden's Feminist Foreign Minister Has Dared to Tell the Truth About Saudi Arabia. What Happens Now Concerns Us All
Margot Wallström’s principled stand deserves wide support. Betrayal seems more likely
Ignoring the Cause of Welfare: Not Laziness but Low Wages
Numerous US media outlets recently uncritically echoed a methodologically flawed report by an anti-immigration organization with ties to white supremacist groups...
What 'The Wall Street Journal' Gets Totally Wrong About Bernie Sanders' Agenda
 The Journal wants to shock and awe voters with big numbers, but Sanders’s proposals would save America big bucks.
The Tao of Bill Hicks: “Chomsky with Dick Jokes”
Mark Kernan argues that the late comedian was a shaman of our times
Not Quite All Things Considered: Why the Mainstream Media Discounts Bernie Sanders
Recently, on All Things Considered—you know, that bastion of liberal media—Mara Liasson, talking about the prospect of Joe Biden running for President said: There are many...
10 Compelling Reasons You Can Never Trust The Mainstream Media
A poll in 2012 showed that trust in the mainstream media is increasing, which should worry all of us who value truth, integrity and press freedom. However, a recently released...
The Feudalism of Facebook: New Pay-to-Play News Feed as Indy Media Killer
The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory, unrolling a "partnership" to host articles from some of the most well-known news publications in the...
Facebook's Internet.org Isn't the Internet, It's Facebooknet
This week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Internet.org, its marquee project to “connect two-thirds of the world that don’t have internet access,” is now inviting...
Radical Film-Making and Digital Paradox: the Case of The Fourth Estate
Digital media technologies are full of paradoxes. On one hand they are said to open up new opportunities, a “democratisation” of media, but on the other they are said to...
MSNBC Is Moving "Away From Left-Wing TV" to What?
The executives at MSNBC are doing some shifting around of its network schedule. A source from the network said MSNBC is ditching its left-wing stance. According to the source...
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights...
Watch: Russell Brand's Brilliant Takedown of Toxic Fox News Rant in Wake of Hebdo
"Violence and killing are the consequences of this hateful programming . . . And look who profits." In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Fox News has gone on a hate-spree...
War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New...
Can MSM Handle the Contra-Cocaine Truth?
“Kill the Messenger” tells the tragic tale of journalist Gary Webb who revived the Contra-cocaine scandal in the 1990s and saw his life destroyed by the mainstream media...
Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives Be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?
There have been increasingly vocal calls for Twitter, Facebook and other Silicon Valley corporations to more aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and read...
The Forms of Violence That Our Corporate Media Never Talks About
The corporate media loves to talk about violent protestors, while the biggest forms of violence in our society go unchallenged. An Aug. 19, 2014 Wall Street Journal article...
Wouldn't It Be Great If Tabloids Had Any Value to Society at All?  These Images Imagine If They Did.
Waiting in line to pay for groceries, it’s hard not to notice all the ridiculous tabloid headlines: So-and-so wore shorts yesterday! Who's cheating on who? People are on diets...
Comedy Vs. Anti-Science: 10 Videos That Show How Humor Can Make a Difference
From Colbert and Oliver to Sarah Silverman and Louis CK, comedians are torching anti-science activists with aplomb  In the latest version of America’s long-running culture...
Why John Oliver Is Edgier Than Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
Just ahead of the sixth episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” comedian John Oliver admitted on “CBS This Morning” that he and his crew are “still trying to work out what this...
Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits And Activists
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Top Ten Bill Moyers Videos on the Web
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the...
Stephen Colbert Won't Save Us, "Game of Thrones" Isn't That Good: This "Golden Age" of TV is a Big Sham
Stop calling this TV's golden age. It's still the Idiot Box, even if you like "Girls," Jon Stewart and "The Wire" I think it happened around Season 3 of “The Wire.” Maybe it...
Sharp Left Turn for the Media Reform Movement: Toward a Post-Capitalist Democracy
The contemporary media reform movement exploded into prominence in the United States in 2003 as a response to the effort by the Bush Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to...
Facebook's Community Double Standards
Is Facebook flirting with fascism? The question might prove difficult to answer with a resounding “yes or no,” but, to those who have been keeping track of its recent...
Facebook Wages War on the Nipple
In what year did it become legal in the United States for men to go topless on a public beach without being arrested and/or fined by the police? A) 1889 B) 1936 C) 1941 D)...
How Even a Proven Government Conspiracy Can Get Totally Dismissed by Corporate Media
In the insular world of Manhattan media, there’s much handwringing over the latest blow to print publications as New York Magazine scales back from a weekly to a biweekly...
The Future of Journalism
In the past, media was protected in most democracies because in order to govern themselves, people need access to accurate and timely information on all topics relevant to...
The World's Most Subversive Soap Operas
From telenovelas about Latin America’s missing girls to a series on conflict resolution in wartorn lands, soap operas are surreptitious agents of social change in the...
The Censorship That Dare Not Speak Its Name
This is a subtly revised set of remarks given at “The Point is to Change It” conference on November 1, 2013 at the University of San Francisco. The event was co-sponsored by...
Shutdown Coverage Fails Americans
U.S. news reports are largely blaming the government shutdown on the inability of both political parties to come to terms. It is supposedly the result of a "bitterly...
Seymour Hersh on death of Osama bin Laden: 'It's one big lie, not one word of it is true'
Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the...
Awakening to the Blob: How The Media Mediates Our Lives
Not just a book review of Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated
Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz -- and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress
Grassroots pressure has forced President Obama to seek approval from Congress for an attack on Syria. But Obama is hell-bent on ordering a missile assault on that country...