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Larry Light

Donald Trump's Media Bashing Is GOP Dogma

Larry Light | October 20, 2016 | Media
Poor Donald Trump is, in Barack Obama's words, "whining" about a big conspiracy out to get him--and the allegedly pro-Clinton mainstream media, of course, is at the center of the plot. Wild talk from wild man Donald? Nope. It's S.O.P. for the GOP.
Laura J. Akers

There's Nothing Cavalier About Late-Term Abortion

Laura J. Akers | October 20, 2016 | Women
Last night, Donald Trump portrayed women who have late-term abortions as barbaric, cruel, and, worst and most ugly of all, cavalier about the lives of their babies. As I sat there, listening to him, I understood at a level many do not, just how much damage he was...
Megan Bruneau

I'm Interested In You. That Doesn't Mean I'm Trying To Have Sex With You.

Megan Bruneau | October 20, 2016 | Women
“I’ve been a part of this industry a long time, Megan. You haven’t. Yet you seem to be quite close to some very powerful people,” my male colleague told me over our twice-annual post-work cocktails. “It just doesn’t add up,” he continued. “And I really don’t know...
Magda Abu-Fadil

Media and Information Literacy Evolves in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | October 20, 2016 | Media
There has never been a more propitious time than the present to promote, teach, and engage with media and information literacy (MIL) in all its permutations across the Middle East/North Africa region, notably the Arab states that are undergoing tectonic changes. The very notion of MIL is nascent in...
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Our Long National Debate Nightmare Is Over

Richard (RJ) Eskow | October 20, 2016 | Politics
"No, you're the puppet!"
William Bradley

Last Rites At Last For The Self-Defeating Trump Candidacy?

William Bradley | October 20, 2016 | Media
Well, wasn't that something? The fourth (let's not forget the non-epic Pence v. Kaine) shitstorm in lieu of statesmanlike debate in this showdown between the two most unpopular presidential nominees in history is done and gone.
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Assad's Man In Oklahoma

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | October 20, 2016 | World
Read More: Syria, World News
Over the past five years, Syria advocates have become well-acquainted with their most vociferous opponents in the American foreign policy debate. These analysts often have a grand theory that causes them to neglect key facts on Syria. They may have a reflexive mistrust of all claims made by...
Yanina Dubeykovskaya

Internet Language: Lost Or Found?

Yanina Dubeykovskaya | October 21, 2016 | Media
Picture: This joke has opened today a heated discussion within our WCFDavos team. As communication specialists and creative people we are not traditional. By the way, have you ever seen traditional communication specialists? It looks like an oxymoron. So, we are always...
Zachary Parker

Trump's Campaign Proves That America Is Rigged Against The Poor

Zachary Parker | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Every major political issue Clinton and Trump claim to care about can be tied to the fight for equal access to quality education for all American students. And while Trump in all his mediocrity leaves much to be desired, his claims that America is unjust and rigged in many ways rings true - even if he himself has not or perhaps cannot wrap his mind around how.
Robert Greenwald

Koch Brothers World Domination, One Bag Of Groceries At A Time

Robert Greenwald | October 19, 2016 | Politics
Recently, the Kochs announced that they are geared up to expand well beyond this scale in future elections by merging LIBRE and their other constituency-focused groups around veterans and millennials into their behemoth, Americans for Prosperity.
Jennifer Risi

Women Deserve a Fair Fight on the Campaign Trail and at Work

Jennifer Risi | October 19, 2016 | Media
For the first time in American history a woman is the candidate of a major party, but it's clear that in politics women aren't playing on a level field. Gender's significant role on the campaign trail isn't an exception to the rule, it's a reflection of what many women face...
Larry Harris Jr.

It's Time To End Misogyny In Hip Hop

Larry Harris Jr. | October 19, 2016 | Entertainment
I have loved hip hop music since I first heard Raising Hell by Run DMC. First a fan and later a rapper myself, I have always admired the skill it takes to be a good MC. I love MCs who spit important lyrics ― lyrics that mean something...
Robert David Jaffee

Donald Trump, Roberto Duran And The 'No Mas' Debate

Robert David Jaffee | October 19, 2016 | Politics
With the Vegas setting of the third presidential debate, it may be only fitting that Donald Trump has requested a drug test. After all, Trump used to stage boxing matches, notably Mike Tyson bouts, at Trump’s since-bankrupted casinos in Atlantic City. Then there is...
Terry Krepel

Report On Journalists' Political Donations Has Dishonestly Broad Definition Of 'Journalist'

Terry Krepel | October 18, 2016 | Media
Because this dishonesty plays into the hands of the right-wing narrative about the evil "liberal media," the right-wing media will stick with the clickbait headline and ignore the dubious contents.
Jennifer Hoelzer

It's Not OK To Hate Hillary Clinton

Jennifer Hoelzer | October 19, 2016 | Politics
I’m not saying you have to like Hillary or vote for her for president. If you want to disagree with her policy positions or express concerns about her record and/or leadership style, I may not agree with you, but you have a right to your opinion. But...
Greater Good Science Center

Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?

Greater Good Science Center | October 18, 2016 | Media
By Sophie H. Janicke Cat videos are hilarious, no doubt about that. But videos of altruism--like a bear saving a crow from drowning or a man in the subway giving his T-shirt to a homeless person--also make us somehow feel good inside. There's little question that inspiring...
Jason Brozek

3 Questions Chris Wallace Should Ask About Climate Change

Jason Brozek | October 18, 2016 | Politics
Moderator Chris Wallace recently announced the topics for the final U.S. presidential debate to be held Oct. 19. Among them are debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president.

Why Did the Marines Use a Dragon in Their 90s Ads?

Quora | October 18, 2016 | Media
What was the inspiration behind the dragon in the United States Marine Corps 1990s recruiting campaign? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Patrick Dugan, product designer at Quora, on...
Jill Brooke

Beauty And The Donald Trump Beast

Jill Brooke | October 18, 2016 | Women
Maybe Donald Trump has done us a favor. What he has said and done is not pretty, but it has been instructive and may cause positive change.
David Meerman Scott

Donald Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Media

David Meerman Scott | October 17, 2016 | Media
At the end of a Donald Trump rally in Portsmouth, NH on October 15, 2016, I was surprised to see dozens of his supports angrily confronting members of the media covering the event.
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