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2014: Marching Forward

John Friedman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
John Friedman

For me the most important accomplishment of the peoples' climate marches around the world was the large number of business leaders (along with usual and predictable politicians and celebrities) who were out embracing the cause.

The Gravity of Misinformation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The recent concentration of misleading media hooey about health has been excruciating, but the problem is perennial. I trust I needn't make the case that you are under constant assault by distorted, contorted, titillating, and insipid headlines.

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."

An Open Letter to the Media and Hollywood on Miley Cyrus

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Eliyahu Federman

Stop criticizing Miley Cyrus's butt-grinding MTV Video Music Award show. She is merely conforming to and mimicking the licentious culture you created.

Junk DNA, Junky PR

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The ENCODE Project results don't alter the current view of the genome; they just provide a basis for further investigation. Additionally, the findings were embargoed for years to enable the PR blitz -- at minimum unseemly when public funds are involved.

Fan Mail

Rog Walker | Posted 12.29.2011 | Arts
Rog Walker

2011-12-29-Screenshot20111229at2.27.14PM.jpgThe greatest service you can do for all parties involved is to humble yourself. Submit to your craft, commit to quality work, and allow the fruits of your expression to justify the hype.


Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

What do the following have in common? "Death panels", "The Party of No!", "Save Social Security," government bail outs, Sarah Palin's latest gaffe, t...

Tempests in a Tea Party

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Selman

They are a few thousand hard-core individuals intent on destroying possibility and undermining the man that a majority of Americans elected.

Media Destroying The Hopes of Mankind

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Grant Cardone

The media's real goal is to create as much fear as possible in order to sell their newspapers and advertising.

The Hype Flu's Big Fade

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Remember that big, dangerous swine flu threat that scared the sweat out of people a week ago? It didn't cause physical mayhem, it caused media mayhem.

A Mom in Mexico Asks, "When Is It Overreacting?"

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeannie Ralston

We're living in limbo--should we stay or should we go? As more people don surgical masks in our town, as the WHO raises the pandemic threat level, I'm trying to keep my wits about me.