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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 e...

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


Kill A Company, Face Murder Charges: The Fair Consequence Of Corporate Personhood

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Warmowski

Today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, led by corporate enthusiast and Bush appointee Chief Justice John Roberts has fully removed the pre...

Can You Really Get the "News" From Watching TV?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Whitehead

Truth is often lost when we fail to distinguish between opinion and fact, and that is the danger we now face as a society.

How Progressives Can Move Obama to the Left

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I'm positive that Obama thinks that he's doing his best to bring about as much change as he can within the limits of this system. But is he a true progressive or a corporatist sell out?

Reading the Pictures: Obama the Double Agent?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-11-doubleagentobama.jpgWhat's to be done about the growing terrorism hysteria spreading through Washington and the corporate media?

Huffpo Going Mainstream?

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Nelson

Why is Huffpo attacking the Obama administration with the same zeal with which they went after the Bush administration? It's not like they're the same...

Waxman Attacks Winograd on Israel; Ignites a Political Firestorm

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

That Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman stress her devotion to Israel as the catalyst for her re-election underscores to what extent their policies focus on the welfare of Israelis and not Americans.

Media Mud Pies: CNN's Embarrassing Response to Fox

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

In response to Fox's childish and embarrassing ad in the Washington Post that challenged competitors' coverage of the 9/12 teabaggers, CNN is airing this equally chilidish and embarrassing ad.

Time Magazine Gives Glenn Beck a Rave Review

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

David Von Drehle's article is a clinic for journalism students who wish to learn about faux balance, false equivalencies, straw men, and omissions of important facts.

The News Big Media Won't Report

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Lux

The future of health care reform hangs in the balance. We are in the fight of our lives -- but if you listen to the traditional media, you would think it is all over.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

Health-Care Reform was the Key Issue in the 2008 Campaign...What Happened?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

For some, the system works best when elites make the most fundamental decisions for our society, unencumbered by the trappings of "democracy", and when the population is depoliticized, misinformed, or both.

California TV Stations "Just Say No" to Drug Policy Ad

Anthony Citrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anthony Citrano

Marijuana decriminalization is getting fresh attention due to broad public support of the new AB 390 bill, but only a handful of media outlets, including CNN and CNBC, will air pro-legalization ads.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

Dylan Ratigan? Really MSNBC, Don't We Have Enough Ranters Already?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

It seems that all three corporate cable/satellite networks, MSNBC, CNN and Fox, believe Americans are better served through agitation than information.