Videos about Big Media
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Paid Family Leave
Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn't run sappy Mother's Day ads.
Obama's Anger Management Translator Speaks the Truth
Comedian Keegan-Michael Key plays his iconic character Luther at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate is a feature documentary about the media business; the history, the practices, and the people who run it. Examining the people and practices of the media industries, The Fourth Estate illuminates not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups...
If Politics Is Dead, Is The Election Its Funeral?
In this episode, I look at the recent collapses within the political parties in the US and UK and work out is this the death of politics? 
The Gulabi Gang
In this week's show an homage to women everywhere, a look at the trolls from the Men's Rights Movements and how the Gulabi Gang in India who are beating down rapitsts with big ass sticks. On the music break, Bambu with "The Queen is Dead."
‎#OscarsSoWhite‬ Isn't Just a Hashtag. It's a Real Problem.
‎This short video explains why it should bother everyone that the Oscars are so white.
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. SUBSCRIBE   Follow Robert Greenwald  Celebrate 10 years of Brave New Films with our Boxed Set:   WATCH MORE:   3:09 During the first few years that Murdoch's ownership of Fox's DC...
What the Torture Report Isn't Telling You
Why is the corporate media turning torture into a debate? Abby Martin discusses the media's reaction to the Senate torture report and why torture has suddenly turned into a partisan debate.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Lottery
State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Connect with Last Week Tonight online...
The Radicalization of Phil Donahue
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth - but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Miss America Pageant
The Miss America is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they're right. To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin. Connect with...
Westminster Fear & Media Bias Shafted Scotland: Russell Brand The Trews (E150)
Russell Brand The Trews (E150). Reaction to the referendum in which Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom. But were the odds stacked against independence?
Russell Brand: Who's More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News?
The Fox News Five are still angry with Ol' Russ. But who wants us to live in fear and hate - me or Fox News? You decide.
Fox News Objects When Boots Riley Speaks Truth to Power
When Boots Riley from the Coup was asked to go on Fox News as part of a segment about a local music festival, the producers clearly hadn't really thought about what they were doing. When asked to describe the band he starts by saying "We're a punk funk communist revolution...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization
In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America's local police forces.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: News & Advertising
The line between editorial content and advertising in news media is blurrier and blurrier. That's not bullshit. It's repurposed bovine waste.
How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)
Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. Ever wondered why life doesn't measure up to those youthful lofty expectations? From love and money to fear and progress...
Subverting Media: A Low Tech Guide to Information Activism (1998)
From stencils to ‘zines to graffiti and poster art, “Subverting the Media” takes us on a trip through the alternative media scene. East Harlem muralist James De La Vega, anti-patriarchal poster collective “Sister Serpents”, Bronx-based graffiti group, “Tats Cru” and Sabrina...
The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told
The corporate media isn't just distorting the facts on the Gaza assault, they're flat out covering them up.   On July 7, 2014 Israel began a massive assault on the Gaza strip of Palestine. In the first week alone Israel dropped over 400 tons of bombs, killing over 130...
Punchlines For Progress (2010)
Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester. From the Red Scare through today this tradition continues to inform and speak truth to power. Featuring Amy Goodman, Lenny Bruce, George...
This Is John Oliver's Epic Treatise Calling On The Internet To Prevent Cable Company F-ckery
Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it. John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the...
Look Up: A Video With One Powerful Message For Us All
Everyone should watch this at least once. This short video by Gary Turk is a reminder of the effects of social media on our society. By connecting online, we are disconnecting offline. What are we missing from life as a result? What critical moments do we miss that we didn't...
Sen. Al Franken: Comcast-Time Warner merger "would be bad for consumers"
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the proposed merger by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Franken discusses the problems with the proposed merger and online privacy.
Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us (2007)
In 2003, the United States pre-emptively attacked Iraq in a war that would last for eight years claiming an estimated 189,000 lives, costing over $2 trillion and causing untold economic and emotional devastation for the Iraqi people. In this 2007 documentary that originally...
Beware Of Images (kickstarter campaign) (trailer)
BEWARE OF IMAGES is a feature-length, animated documentary about the history of visual representation. The movie explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of media. From cave paintings to video games, BEWARE OF IMAGES will...
Ukraine Crisis - What You're Not Being Told
The European and American public are being systematically lied to about the Ukraine crisis. Sources & full transcript: Follow us on our new Facebook page:
Cenk Uygur Blasts Corporate Media for Soap Opera Coverage & Toeing Establishment Line
Abby Martin speaks with host and founder of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, discussing why he left his job at MSNBC, the corporate media's superficial coverage of news events and the recipe for success in alternative media. LIKE Breaking the Set @
Journey to Lucidity 2: Tree of Knowledge. A Consciousness Shifting Gonzo Journalism Movie.
"Once upon an illusion called time, we forgot what we came here to remember." A visceral consciousness shifting gonzo journalism movie through a transformational festival, exploring themes of unity, lucid dreaming, metaphysics, and more.  Experience the first movie free...
How The Washington Post's New Owner Aided the CIA, Blocked WikiLeaks & Decimated the Book Industry
AUGUST 7, 2013 - The Washington Post announced the paper had been sold to founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the sale have cited...
Rap News 20: The News
"The News". It's the most viral meme of reality on the planet: if it's not on "the News" it didn't happen - right? Welcome back to Season 2 of Juice Rap News, in which intrepid anchorman Robert Foster embarks on a new era of adversarial rap journalism by casting a critical...
Abby Martin Rips Corporate Media over Justin Bieber's Eggs
Abby Martin calls out the corporate media for their incessant coverage of Biebergate, whilst ignoring important stories such as Congress' attempt to implement new Iran sanctions amidst promising diplomatic negotiations, as well as new photographs emerging of a 2004 incident...
This Catchy Song About Right-Wing Media Madness Will Leave You Humming and Smiling
Oldie but goodie, Dan and Dan's satirical song about the right-wing British newspaper The Daily Mail.
The Military-Industrial Pundits: Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Who Promoted War
Still trust the mainstream media to bring you unbiased news? New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative...
TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You've Probably Never Heard Of
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms. For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit...
The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence (1997)
The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Gerbner encourages us to think about the psychological, political, social...
Running on Empty: The Brain Drain in Local TV News (2011)
Journalism is losing experienced reporters at a record rate. This means less in-depth and investigative reporting that help keep you informed. This documentary introduces you to some seasoned reporters who were at the top of their game. They share their frustrations and...
Why the Media Ignores Self Immolations
Abby Martin reflects on the recent self-immolation on the National Mall in Washington DC by discussing the political relevancy of self-immolations over the years and the corporate media's lack of coverage of these events in America. 
The Brainwashing of My Dad
When the filmmaker's parents moved to a place where her father had a long solo commute to work and started listening to Talk Radio to alleviate the boredom, her family saw him change from a non-political Democrat to a radicalized, angry Right-Wing Republican. What happened...
Fmr NYT Journalist Seymour Hersh Blasts Bin Laden Fairytale, Calls for Corporate Media Shutdown
Abby Martin gives props to world renowned journalist Seymour Hersh, for calling out the abysmal failure of the corporate media in the US, saying that the MSM should fire 90 percent of its reporters and that "not one word" of the bin laden death narrative is true. Read...
The Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord's classic 1967 text, remade into a contemporary context. Also includes Marshall McLuhan and John Berger. Made by Aska (check the credits at the end of the film for more) Sound by the amazing Pippin Kenworthy (check out his channel) 
Mark Zuckerberg is a Lap Dog for the Surveillance State
Abby Martin calls out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, highlighting some of the company's more questionable practices such as data-mining and tracking, and how the company has become another arm of the surveillance state. 
Jon Stewart Slams CNN for Chaotic, 'Vomit-like' Coverage of Mass Shooting in Washington
John Stewart ripped CNN apart on Tuesday night's Daily Show for it's appalling coverage of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting - specifically for drawing speculative conclusions in the absence of concrete facts. Just mute the ad at the beginning. It is Comedy Central's...
"Wrong, Blasphemous and Sinful" - 10 Years of 9/11 Media Coverage (2011)
"Wrong, Blasphemous and Sinful" is the English version of the Belgian film "Epouvantails, autruches et perroquets." The film analyzes the way the media managed to skip or distort controversial subjects surrounding the 9/11 attacks. The original film in French appeared on...
The Fighting F--k Toy and Other Disturbing Hollywood Archetypes that Shape Our Perception of Women
Want to have a pervasive effect on the subconscious attitudes of our culture? Get into the entertainment business. This is a clip from the amazing film Miss Representation:
Journalists Admit to Not Being Skeptical In Lead-Up to Iraq War
In this clip from the film "War Made Easy", some of television's most prominent journalists admit that their organizations were not skeptical enough in their reporting during the lead up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
It's The Greatest "Must See" Drama of All Time and You Just Might Be Missing It
When you're glued to the latest series of a show like Game of Thrones, caught up in the drama, the twists and turns of the plot, you may be missing the most intricate, massive drama imaginable; the one happening all around you, in real time.  We stand at the end of an...
Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done?
There is no doubt that the media is in a slump. Whether it be the botched Asiana Airlines pilot report, or the Pew Research poll that reveals only 28% of Americans believe journalists contribute to society, reporters have not been doing their best work as of late. And a...
Rolling Stone Bomber Cover: Media Misses the Point | Weapons of Mass Distraction
Abby Martin goes over the corporate media hypocrisy over a recent Rolling Stone magazine cover which features Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and calls out the corporate media for focusing more on the cover than the many unanswered questions that remain regarding...
Western Propaganda through N. Korea's Eyes | Interview with Slavko Martinov
Abby Martin talks to filmmaker, Slavko Martinov, creator of the film 'Propaganda', a documentary made from the perspective of North Korea, which serves as a critique against the hyper capitalist structure, political manipulation, and consumerism that characterizes the...
Bill Maher Democrat Lackey | Brainwash Update
Abby Martin calls out Bill Maher, host of HBO's 'Real Time', for his evolution from being a controversial commentator to being an arrogant lackey for the democratic party, citing his rampant Islamophobia, support for drones, and defense of the NSA's wiretapping program.