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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.

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.

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.

"Word Cloud" - Your Brain On CNN!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

CNN Vice President Bohrman, do you truly believe we viewers are dumb enough to accept a bizarre word scramble as the thesis of a literate and clear thinking President?

Watch the Corporate Media Flatten, Fragment, Filter and Frame the Obama-McCain Debate

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

The media will flatten the debate by subjecting viewers to talking heads who chat up the theatricality of the candidates, critiquing their stagecraft, their ability to emote on cue, and their body language.

Political Lies and American Democracy

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

One function of a free press in a self-governing society is to tell the truth, which is why those who embrace a strategy of political lying make a concerted effort to denigrate the credibility of the press.

Dubious Praise for The Daily Show

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

If -- as the New York Times soberly reported -- "straight news programs cannot" tackle the "big issues of the day" while "speaking truth to power," we should ask a key question: Why not?

Anti-War Protesters Have Every Reason to Yell "Fuck FOX News!"

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

FOX is guilty of war- and fearmongering, spreading the administration's lies at every turn, and smearing those who try to set the record straight. I'd say these anti-war protesters get the message just right.

CNN Discovers Word For Its Confusion

Tony Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Martin

Concerning Obama's Saddleback Church presentation, one "analyst" asks another if he thought Obama was perhaps a bit "nuanced" or "hard to understand." The colleague, affirmed that yes, Obama was "nuanced."

Momentum Building For Bugliosi's Case Against George W. Bush For Murder

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

To be clear, this is not a partisan effort -- It's a legally binding and provable case for murder, that Bugliosi -- an American patriot -- would bring against any president regardless of affiliation.