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Media Lies

What's in a Name?

Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The problem now is that we've labelled lies as something else. They are no longer lies, not even mistakes or errors or just plain wrong. They are now post-truths. Instead, media reporting takes the form of "he said, she said" dueling quotations.

Gulf's Dolphins: 'Man Needs to Make Right Their Waters'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"Diviner than the Dolphin is nothing yet created, for indeed they were aforetime men and lived in cities along with mortals. They exchanged the land f...

Where's the Oil? Here, There, and Everywhere

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Public opinion, manipulated by media and political expediency will not change how nature has responded to the Corexit dispersants and millions of gallons of oil that have been dumped into the Gulf.

Bottlenose Dolphin Teeth, British Petroleum PR and Reality on the Mississippi Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There is a deep distrust of anything British Petroleum has to say here in south Louisiana, and the President's claim that 90 percent of the flow will be stopped by the middle of July is being roundly criticized. If the number came from BP, there is good reason to be incredulous.

Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

Bhutto:The Film Offers Heartbreaking And Thought-Provoking History Lesson

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Bhutto: The Film presents the story of a woman whose personality dominated the constrains of a fundamentalist society. Never has a description of the confines of the burqa been so eloquent.

Oxfam Testimony from Congo: "We are the Wretched of the Earth; They are Killing Us in the Name of Peace."

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The aid group OXFAM did something no one else has done and took a survey of the civilians in eastern Congo and asked them how the campaign was affecting them.