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Media Fear

Trump Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Media Climate: All Fear, All the Time

Dan Gillmor | Posted 03.02.2017 | World
Dan Gillmor

That so many voters have gravitated toward a bigoted, egomaniacal liar like Trump -- and may do so again today on Super Tuesday -- points us toward the nation's newsrooms. Crime-infested local news programming has continued even in an era of plummeting crime rates in America. Terrorism, far less likely to affect an average citizen than domestic crime, has become all too much the focus. The Trumps of our culture couldn't have asked for a better climate in which to wage war on the political establishment, immigrants, Muslims and truth.

How Do The Media Scare Us?

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 04.21.2014 | World

Published on Apr 18, 2014 Russell Brand The Trews Ep 38. I give you the true news so you don't have to invest any money in buying newspapers tha...

Don't Believe All the Media Hype About the 'Knockout Game'

Davey D | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Davey D

Many in the media are making it appear as if this is some sort of game spreading like wild fire from coast to coast. It's simply not true. The fact that they are taking any crime and calling it as part of Knockout Game trend is akin to when the police label every crime in certain communities "gang related."

Are You Scared Yet?

James Peron | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
James Peron

Our politicians serve up endless entrees of panique du jour. Of course, what we are supposed to be terrorized about differs, depending on whether you're looking at the left-hand page of the menu, or the right.

Be Not Afraid: How Travel Disarms Media Hype

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

When there are protests or a natural disaster strikes, events are often portrayed in a way that implies that an entire region has been consumed, even if the impact is limited.

Are We All Victims of Emotional Terrorism?

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

There is a slow, steady drip of terrorism in the United States. But it is not just where we think it is, ensconced somewhere in the Middle East. It is all around us, all the time.

Does Fear Rule Your Life?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As fear spreads, it reassures us that we are not alone in this unfounded fear, that we are right to believe the enemy is the "other."