Category Archives: Media Reform

What You Can Do To Save The Free And Open Internet (Again)

Is it me, or does it seem like we just did this? “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” said Thomas Jefferson. No kidding. http://act.freepress.net/ Net Neutrality or Bust: A Call With Free Press Action Fund The fight to save … Continue reading

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Research Shows Political Polarization Mainly A Right Wing Phenomenon

Yet another example of research confirming the obvious. http://news.wgbh.org 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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From The Terrorism Alert Desk

Reprinted with permission from the Summer 2017 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter,  funded entirely by reader subscription,  and available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City 52244. Sorry, we … Continue reading

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Right Wing Radio Host Michael Savage Wants Government Takeover Of Media

Related: Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine” Mediamatters.org Right-wing radio host Michael Savage called for a government takeover of media following a shooting at a baseball practice of Republican members of Congress.  [Note from BFIA: Savage is broadcast 2 hours a … Continue reading

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The Iowa Right Wing Cult Machine

The right wing propaganda/cult machine is driving Iowa politics.  Find your local station in the list below.  These Iowa stations broadcast multiple hours every day of right wing propaganda over the publicly owned airwaves.  Call/write your local station. Tell them … Continue reading

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Fox, Right Wing Media Not Reporting Trump-Russia Investigation

How can people continue to support Trump, you ask?  Here’s how.  Watch the entire 12 minute 44 sec. video.  It goes all the way back to the Powell Memo of 1971.  

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Why MSNBC Is Moving To The Right

There are reports that Lawrence O’Donnell will soon go the way of Keith Olbermann, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Ed Schultz.

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How The Sinclair Deal Affects Iowa

http://iowahighwayends.net/blog/ The Iowahighwayends blog has no share widgets and does not offer an RSS feed.  There is no affiliated Facebook page.  If you want to follow, you just have to go the website. We appreciate Jeff Morrison’s reporting on the … Continue reading

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Tell The FCC: Block The Sinclair Deal

Action alert from CREDO A conservative media empire that reportedly cut a shady 2016 deal with the Trump campaign is poised to grow even larger – giving it the power to distort news coverage in markets all across the country.1 … Continue reading

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Say No To Trump TV

Action alert from FreePress Donald Trump’s favorite local-TV chain is about to get a lot bigger thanks to … Donald Trump! Trump’s FCC is paving the way for Sinclair Broadcast Group — already the nation’s largest TV conglomerate — to … Continue reading

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