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7 Tips To Help You Tell Real News From Fake

Spencer Critchley | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Spencer Critchley

I’ve been hearing a lot lately from people who feel overwhelmed by all the drastically different news narratives fighting for their attention — es...

Trump Fuels His Illegitimacy Daily, With Ever More Lies: Move On, Media, With A Trump Lie Counter

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Who, me lie? Source Donald Trump's lies are already legendary, and as they mount daily, fuel his presidential illegitimacy in w...

On Its First Official Day In Office, The Trump Administration Manages To Alienate The Press, The Public, And The Facts

David Fagin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
David Fagin

If the events of the past few days tell us anything, it’s that it’s definitely going to be an interesting next four years. When was the last time ...

An Open Letter To The Press, From Left To Right

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
David Michael Conner

With all due respect to journalists and media organizations, it’s time to do some soul searching and some long-term organizational planning. This wi...

Hope In 2017: Preventing The Spread Of False News And Partisan News Cycles

Christine Nero Coughlin | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Christine Nero Coughlin

America is divided. While one group of Americans celebrate President-elect Trump's economic policies, the possible repeal of Obamacare, and unfiltere...

Size Doesn't Matter In Fake Journalism

Brian Ross | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
Brian Ross

In certain areas of our lives, size matters, but in journalism, scale is not a determinant of quality, accuracy, or truth.

Revenge Of The 'Deplorables'

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Robert Scheer

The people Hillary Clinton derided as a "basket of deplorables" have spoken. They have voted out of the pain of their economic misfortune, which Clinton's branch of the Democratic Party helped engender.

The Politics of Fear

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

"This politics of fear has actually delivered everything we were afraid of." Well, OK, let's think about these words of Jill Stein for a moment, as t...

Trump Surrogates Spread Fox News Nonsense To Mainstream Media

Cody Cain | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Cody Cain

One peculiar consequence of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is that the mainstream television media has been invaded by marauding truth-free barbarians that have compromised its integrity. They are otherwise known as Trump's surrogates.

Six Reasons the Media Are Biased (But Not The Way You Think!)

Kirby Goidel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Kirby Goidel

Let’s get this right out of the way: the media are biased, just not in the way you think. The most common charge is that the mainstream media suffe...

The UnDemocratic Primary

Ben Spielberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Ben Spielberg

In a recent piece in the New York Times, Nate Cohn laments "the steady drumbeat of tweets about how Hillary Clinton stole the presidential primary from Bernie Sanders." Cohn resisted writing about them for so long, he asserts, because he "didn't want to dignify the views of conspiracy theorists."


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

How Media Helped Donald Trump Hijack the Republican Party

Mike Green | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Mike Green

You cannot escape Donald Trump. His command of national media ensures your day will be bombarded at some point with news about The Donald. He is the sun around which media coverage of US politics has orbited for a year.

Debunking Hillary's Specious "Winning the Popular Vote" Claim

Rob Kall | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Rob Kall

Originally published at The claim that Hillary is winning the popular vote is one of the most deceptive, specious claims the Hillary C...

The Entrepreneur's Secret to Attracting More Customers

Kallen Diggs | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Kallen Diggs

If you want to attract more customers and stand out from your competition, you must take it a step further. You must make your brand noteworthy. You must give potential customers a definite reason to do business with you.

Quiet War, Sleeping Nation

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Robert Koehler

Even when the mainstream media trouble themselves to acknowledge that the primary season remains open on the Democratic side, that Bernie Sanders are still in the race, the Bernie revolution is never portrayed as addressing foreign policy and the still-failing, still-catastrophic war on terror.

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

The Need for Progressive Voices

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Ralph Nader

In 1961, President Kennedy's Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Newton Minow described television as "a vast wasteland." Perhaps nothing demonstrates that better these days than the rise of Donald J. Trump as a presidential candidate.

A Letter to Those Who Have Walked All Over Me

Walaa Chahine | Posted 03.28.2016 | Home
Walaa Chahine

Dear Feet That Have Touched My Face: You have not witnessed the horrors I have witnessed. You have not felt the pain I have felt. You have not heard the cries I have heard.

War, Peace and Bernie Sanders

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.03.2016 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

It's the day after the big vote and I'm doing my best to dig Tulsi Gabbard's endorsement of Bernie Sanders out from beneath the pile of Super Tuesday numbers and media declarations of winners and losers.

WATCH: A TV Network Executive's Donald Trump Confession

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, a network executive confesses his feelings on Donald Trump.

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Swearing an Oath -- Part 2: The Kristallnacht of American Public Education

Frank Breslin | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Frank Breslin

Given this unambiguous show of support for charters, how could our governors have the chutzpah to swear an oath to protect public schools, as this would pose a crisis of conscience, not to speak of a conflict of interest akin to setting a fox to guarding a hen house?

Bernie Sanders: America's Mainstream Candidate

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
D. C. Rutledge

Bernie is running a grassroots, people-funded campaign and is therefore only beholden to us. The polls are telling the underlying truth: the more people hear Bernie, the more people like Bernie.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers.