Category Archives: Media Bias

Iowa Democratic Election Post-Mortem

It is Thanksgiving week of what has been one of the most intense years in our lives. Not only were we tasked with removing the worst president ever from office in an election that saw incredible voter suppression of many … Continue reading

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Media’s Theft From The Commons

“Right-wing media have been laying the groundwork for Trump’s acquittal for half a century,” Nicole Hemmer wrote in the New York Times. “These tactics (i.e. minimize Trump’s transgressions and paint a picture of non-stop Democratic scandals) are not inventions of … Continue reading

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What Chuck Todd Tells Us About The Media

{ed. note: With the assassination of the Iranian General in Iraq Friday, media relationship with the administration and the mainstream’s apparent lack of independence becomes a big issue}   Over the Christmas holiday Rolling Stone snuck in a little story … Continue reading

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Pints, Politics And Media Narrative

In an effort to get outside my comfort zone I tried something new. I went to a media event called “Pints and Politics” at the Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery in Swisher Thursday after my shift at the home, farm … Continue reading

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Sinclair Is Extremely Dangerous To Our Democracy

“Just amazing that a video about a conservative media company’s orders to its stations has become evidence of liberal media collusion…” ~ Dave Weigel

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Fund Raiser Set Up For KICI Radio On Facebook

If there is one thing I am certain of it is that the extreme right’s near total control of the media really makes the playing field quite uneven. In Iowa you have a better than average chance of turning on … Continue reading

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Jen Senko: How Right Wing Media Has Divided The Country And What We Must Do

See my post earlier this week Movie Review:  The Brainwashing of My Dad, the documentary by Jen Senko about losing her father to right wing media. Also on Blog for Iowa see the list of the thirteen Iowa commercial radio … Continue reading

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How To Fight Sinclair Broadcasting In Iowa

Sinclair  is about to become the TV version of  right-wing radio.  How do we fight back?   1 – Everyone should go to, sign up for emails and complete the contact form to the FCC opposing the Sinclair-Tribune merger. … Continue reading

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Did Blum’s Office Pressure KCRG To Defame Indivisible Iowa?

I like KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. I think they are a pretty good local station with generally solid journalistic standards in an otherwise wobbly media environment.  They are much better than the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned KGAN in eastern Iowa. So I … Continue reading

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Research Shows Political Polarization Mainly A Right Wing Phenomenon

Yet another example of research confirming the obvious. The CJR study, by scholars at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, at Harvard Law School, and the MIT Center for Civic Media, examined more than 1.25 million articles … Continue reading

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