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'Green News Report' - November 8, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2012 | 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: Massive p...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.03.2012 | 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: The buck ...

'Green News Report' - November 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.01.2012 | 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: Mitt Romn...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce... and Other Scholastic Satires

Josh Golin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

If the trademark police are watching, let me be clear that the images you're about to see are parodies. Unfortunately, however, Scholastic's InSchool Marketing division is no joke.

Switch Off the TV

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

I stopped watching television about 8 months ago, partly because the bill was so high but mostly because I could not bear to watch the corporate news a second longer.

Losing the Narrative on Public Employee Unions

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The attack on public employee unions has just begun and won't go away. With the disempowerment of labor in our society, any sociologist will tell you, the living standards of all working people will be lowered.

Misfiring on Arianna and AOL

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's a good reason for applauding HuffPost's deal with AOL, and the largess it reaped. For the first time a progressive media entity has actually attained what seemed an absolute impossibility.

'Friendly Reminder': Fox's Unbalanced Ethics Threatens Democracy

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wendell Potter

Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington managing editor, sent a memo "at the height of the health care reform debate" to his network's so-called journalists, directing them not to use the phrase "public option."

Cuba, the Corporate Media and the Suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Salim Lamrani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salim Lamrani

The suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo is a tragedy. But to the corporate media, it is only useful in the media war against the Cuban government.

Latoya Peterson: Media, Entrepreneurship and Birth of a New Nation

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

At the intersection where social media and entrepreneurship meet technology and racial issues, you will find Latoya Peterson hard at work changing Ame...

A Land of Nuts and Money

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For months the punditry and chattering classes have promised a democratic debacle on November 2. If we sit on our hands, they will be proven right, de...

Foreign-Funded Attack Ads or Quieter Potato Chip Bags: The Corporate Media Decides

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

American elections decided by foreign interests or noisy potato chip bags. Hey, it's a no-brainer, babe. Everybody eats potato chips. Another proud moment for our corporate media.

Implications of a Pointless War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What does it mean that the New York Times, upon the occasion of President Obama's announced drawdown of forces in Iraq last week, called our seven and...

"Network" -- A Precursor to Glenn Beck

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

The film was a warning to the media industry that was beginning to go off the rails. Chayefsky understood the trajectory it was taking and painted an apocalyptic landscape to make his point.

What Don Draper Knew (or How History Always Repeats Itself)

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nick Jefferson

Futurology is no more reliable than economics -- it's a black art, and a truly ephemeral one at that. Working out what might be different in the future doesn't have a great track record.

Restoring Democratic Elections: Remedies for Corporate Money-Driven, Top-Down Politics

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

One big take-away from the recent Colorado U.S. Senate election (and others) is the fact that only the moneyed elite, or those backed by moneyed elite, can run for office.

Democrats Write Checks to Appearing on Fox

Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald and Tanene Allison

Any Democrat who appears on Fox is supporting a financial structure that allows for Republican gain. And claiming the cover of "fair and balanced" is now as convincing as claiming that money doesn't matter in politics.

A Consumer Is a Subject, A Citizen Is a Verb

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Chuck Freeman

The American corporate media culture challenges our freedom in a sophisticated and seductive fashion. We are saturated with images and rhetoric by which we willingly morph our identity.

Ground Zero Mosque Sensitivity and Terrorism: Mosque Opponents Good For Terrorism, Bad for America

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

The game the right and their corporate media enablers are playing goes like this. "We support religious freedom but these nasty Muslims are not being sensitive to the feelings of the 911 survivors.

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Nelson

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs by Trish Nelson Remember, back in April when we said on Blog for Iowa that the tea party movem...

Green News Report -- May 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Water, water ...

Wikileaks Blows Whistle; Most Miss the Point

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Wikileaks serves a singularly crucial role in keeping humanity informed about the doings of its institutions. It deserves far more attention that it has received.

The Media's Billion Dollar Ad for Evan Bayh

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Bayh masked his craven capitulation to corporate lobbyists with a veneer of bipartisanship and moderation. If he sold out to enough special interests, he could claim that he was on both sides.

Jay or Conan? Who Cares?! Really.

Pye Ian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pye Ian

Meanwhile, back in Reality, the national unemployment rate continues to rise while property prices continue to deflate, wiping out further billions in multi-decade-inflated homeowner equity.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne