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War vs. Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The paradox of democracy is that it depends on the integrity of those who have the most to lose if an election goes the wrong way -- you know, the peo...

What No One is Saying About Hillary

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Stephanie Mott

The Hillary story I have yet to see is the one that explains how any woman could have possibly gained the political clout she has, without being the person she is. Anything less would have made the glass ceiling impenetrable.

Media, The Myth of Trump and What Really Matters

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Paul Stoller

Circus-like media attention is good for ratings, for advertising revenues, for circulation and for Mr. Trump. It enables Mr. Trump to spin--with ever-increasing brilliance--the myth of his invincible persona.

Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Pozner has been on the frontlines of media activism and analysis for over two decades. She has appeared on television to discuss media equity, penned op-eds and articles, and is the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV.

Sanders Campaign Poised to Win Big in Coming Months

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Unfortunately for the corporate media elites, the people are beginning to wake up. The people are beginning to see through the lies and talking points meant to dissuade their enthusiasm for a once-in-a-lifetime progressive candidate.

'Miracle of American Oil': Continental Resources Courted Corporate Media to Sell Oil Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A document published by the Public Relations Society of America, discovered by DeSmog, reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting the ban on crude oil exports to the American public and policymakers.

Newspaper Staff Launch Twitter Campaign Urging New Owner To Come Forward

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.14.2015 | Media

Employees at Nevada's largest media outlet launched a coordinated Twitter campaign on Monday because their paper's new financial backers are still a m...

Bernie Don't Get No Respect From Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Bernie Sanders campaign has received a grand total of eight minutes of coverage -- one-fifth of Bush's time, or one-tenth of Clinton's time (one-twentieth, if you count the scandal coverage). Bernie got roughly the same amount of time as Chris Christie (polling below four percent).

We Are the Government: The Power of Jury Nullification

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.19.2016 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans often feel as if they have no voice and no recourse when it comes to holding government officials accountable and combatting rampant corruption and injustice.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil spill clean up continues in Santa Barbara; Major media steps up, chal...

'Free Trade' Agreements Promoted for Corporate Benefit Gut the Middle Class, Expand Wealth Inequity & Accelerate Immigration

Michele Swenson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The Washington ruling class often speak out of both sides of their mouths. The political focus in 2015 has shifted abruptly, in word if not in deed, to the middle class.

'Supreme Court Five' Unleash Government Of, By and For the Oligarchs

Michele Swenson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The decades-long power grab by greedy oligarchs and the concomitant convulsion of democracy has been vastly accelerated by Supreme Court decisions that equate money and free speech, granting the latter to flush billionaires and effectively silencing the majority.

Change Yourself, Change the World

Alana Moceri | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Alana Moceri

It's true that we are what we consume: from food to what we read, listen to and watch. A diverse political diet is the first step towards expanding our horizons and challenging our ways of thinking.

Senate Democrats: Change Filibuster Rules, Make Them Talk

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans filibustered the extension of unemployment benefits on the Senate floor Tuesday. Why? Because they can get away with it. Look at how the press reported what happened.

The Health Insurance Website Works -- What Will Media Whip Us Up With Next?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Dave Johnson

Will the media whip the public up into a frothing fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed, underemployed and underpaid? The answer is: probably not.

Solutions to the Climate Crisis: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

The most censored story of our lifetime is hiding in plain sight. We humans are disrupting the climate of the planet to the point where the world our children and grandchildren will inhabit may be unrecognizable.

The Republican Shutdown and Time Magazine's False Equivalency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Scherer and Altman leave Time readers with the impression that somehow Nancy Pelosi is equally responsible for the Republican Tea Party crazies in the House who are driving the country into the ground to win concessions from the president they despise.

The Republican Government Shutdown Repeats 1995 But Couldn't Come at a Worse Time

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The 2013 Republican shutdown of the United States government could be far more damaging to the country than the previous GOP-led crusade that used extortion as a tactic to try to force the hand of a Democratic president.

I Will Reflect, Not Celebrate

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

Before my political awakening the Fourth was a fun day of barbecue, games, and fellowship with family and friends. Now, I reflect upon this nation's refusal to live up to the syrupy platitudes about liberty and sacrifice our political leaders will serve us like so many hot dogs.

NPR's 'Weakened Edition' -- and What We Can Do Anyway

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

Now is the time to remember Margaret Mead's classic quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

The Romney Campaign's Situational Demagoguery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Worse than Swift Boating and worse than Willie Horton, Mitt Romney is running the most craven, dishonest, and hypocritical campaign we've seen in contemporary American politics.

In Year of Uprisings, Reporters Brave Crackdowns from Wall St. to Tahrir Square

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

You wouldn't think handling a notebook or a camera could be a hazardous line of work. But according to the latest global Press Freedom Index, abuse and oppression of reporters has made journalism an increasingly risky job in many countries.

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back!...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: M...