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Pew Finds: Conservatives Get Their News from Fox; Liberals Get Theirs Everywhere

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Eric Zuesse

The key question listed 36 news-sources, and doesn't indicate influence but only that the respondent has "heard of" the named source.

Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

Reporter Gets A Royal Scare From Screaming Fan

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2014 | Media

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles in an American League Championship Series game Tuesday to move within one victory of their first...

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

Anchor's Tense Exchange Over ISIS Makes Waves In Australia

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media

She wanted a direct answer -- and she didn't think he was giving one. Watch a recent showdown between Australian news anchor Emma Alberici and Was...

Tipping Point: The People's Climate March

Dave Pruett | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I'm no journalist, but for those who missed the significance of this singular moment due to the mainstream media's abdication of responsibility, permit me a few reflections on why the PCM was monumental.

The Simple Way to Transform the World

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Even knowing all this, after going through a few pages or watching a TV screen while waiting at the doctor's office or in the airport I can't help thinking what a crazy world we are in, with people doing all these unbelievable, sometimes unacceptable things. Is that, I wonder, "reality"?

Can Hillary Break the Clintons' Iowa Jinx?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In 2008, as you'll recall, the overwhelming frontrunner finished third in Iowa behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. She ended up just a weekend of furious Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire away from being stampeded from the race at its very beginning.

Tavis Smiley: 'Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama'

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. A...

Obama: Mr. "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet" Does the Troubled NATO Summit

William Bradley | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Largely an exercise in fantasy, like the longest-running science fiction show on the planet, NATO, since the end of the Soviet superpower erased the Cold War fear of a Red Army surge through the heart of Western Europe to the Bay of Biscay, has been an institution in search of a new mission and an accident waiting to happen.

Despite Lousy Summer Box Office, the Sky Is Not Falling

Robert Marich | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Alarming press reports that summer movie box office fell 21 percent suggest a death knell because consumers are infatuated with digital media ranging from smart phones to video-on-demand.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

10 Reasons Why Guardians of the Galaxy Has Turned Into A Smash Hit

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Defying a lot of early expectations, five of the most oddball characters ever to gain a mass audience the newest superheroes of the Marvelverse and, in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest hit movies of the year.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Morning Host Ripped For Comments About Colleague In A Bikini

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media

An anchor for a New York morning show is being criticized for on-air comments he made about a reporter in a bikini. Greg Kelly, co-host of "Good Da...

First Amendment Ignorance: Survey Reveals Land of the Free and Uninformed

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?

Joe Walsh Was Apparently Kicked Off His Own Radio Show For Using Racial Slurs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), the outspoken, tea party-backed congressman who was ousted in 2012 after just one term in Congress, went on a Twit...

India v. Hinduphobia: What Narendra Modi's Election as Prime Minister Really Means

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Narendra Modi's victory needs to be understood beyond the two commonly heard positions we have heard these past few months leading up to the election.

The Disintermediation of Expertise: Why We All Think We Know It All

Lori Day | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Lori Day

I bang my head against the wall on a daily basis as I observe the really stupid and arrogant people who don't believe in expertise because they imagine they possess it in equal measure themselves.

Anchor Has Harsh Words For Viewers Who Complained About Tornado Coverage

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Media

KSFY's Nancy Naeve scolded viewers for complaining that the station's tornado warnings interrupted Sunday's "Once Upon A Time" season finale. "No s...

Dive into the New Rules of Engagement: Keys and Building Blocks to Exploring a New Frontier in New Media

Derek Smith | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Derek Smith

Ask any of today's mavens fueling digital content in 2014 and they'll tell you that digital storytelling continues to drive tech advancement with m...

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...

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

WATCH: New Graham Cracker Ad Celebrates Every Family

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.12.2014 | Media

Honey Maid is coming off as one smart cookie. The graham cracker brand has released an ad that shows real-life modern families in all their diverse...

All Forms of Communication Have Collapsed

Lori Day | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Lori Day

When your work depends on communication with other human beings, like mine does, this is the worst problem ever. Try to think of a worse problem if you want, but you can't.