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An Open Letter To Progressive Critics Of Dave Loebsack’s Vote On The SAFE Act

First, read Dave’s statement on Facebook Here is a link to the legislation.  It is not too much to ask critics to at least read the bill. Most importantly, check out Dave’s career voting record on VoteSmart. Dave has a … Continue reading

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The Attempted Swift-Boating of Health Care Reform – Will it Work?

The Attempted Swift-Boating of Health Care Reform:  Will it Work? The Washington Post “There is an overwhelming case that the electronic media went out of their way to cover the noise and ignored the calmer (and from television's point of … Continue reading

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Media Failing America in Health Care Debate

Media Failing America in Health Care Debate Los Angeles Times As we head toward next month's congressional face-off on a national healthcare bill, the news media are infatuated with town hall meetings. Over and over, we see angry citizens screaming … Continue reading

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Internet Not the Bogeyman of Newspapers’ Demise

Free Flowing Internet Not the Bogeyman of Newspapers' Demise Free Press Big Media Myopia by Timothy KarrIt’s hard to empathize with struggling newspapers when those running them continue to suffer from the short-sightedness that got their industry into a mess.The … Continue reading

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Bail Out Journalism Before It’s Too Late

Heros of the modern media reform movement Bob McChesney and John Nichols have a must read in the current issue of The Nation. In it they provide a unique perspective on the current state of American media and a revolutionary … Continue reading

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This Week In Media

 This Week in Media  PATV.TV You Don't Know What You Got Til' It's Gone… Public Access Television is facing a number of battles in the House and Senate.  Today, February 13, is the last day for submitting your concerns to the … Continue reading

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This Week in Media

 It is a Movement By Steve Macek & Mitchell Szczepanczyk, Zmag.org “The media business,” they used to say, “was a license to print money,” wrote the TV trade journal Broadcasting and Cable in 2001. As media mogul Barry Diller put … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Local News

  Goodbye to Local News MediaCitizen By Timothy Karr In a final act of defiance, the anchor at Honolulu Fox affiliate KHON-2 gives management a piece of his mind, before they pull the plug. THE BIGGEST THREAT to the type … Continue reading

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This Week in Media

 The Iowa Caucuses Are Here Caucuses of the Democratic and Republican Parties will be held Monday January 16th.  This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of media issues that affect all of us.  The National Black Caucus of State … Continue reading

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This Week in Media

 This Week in Media The good news this week is that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is likely to retain most of its current level of funding. A new study reinforces the notion that locally owned stations produce better local … Continue reading

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