Category Archives: Media Reform

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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Community Media and Ensuring the Future of Public Access

Interview with Nicholas Johnson, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973) about community television, the history of public access, and its future.

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Rush Limbaugh Leader Of Right Wing Cult

Rush Limbaugh is still broadcast on these Iowa commercial stations.   WOC Quad Cities, WHO Des Moines, KSJC Sioux City, WMT Cedar Rapids KILR Estherville, KGLO Mason City, WDBQ Dubuque.   If you live in one of these broadcast areas, contact your … 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 freepress.net, sign up for emails and complete the contact form to the FCC opposing the Sinclair-Tribune merger. … Continue reading

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American Nazis And The Right Wing Propaganda Machine

Nazis in America, you ask?  How can this be?  Answer:  The Right Wing Propaganda Machine has effectively brainwashed a large number of Americans.  Let’s start with Sean Hannity,  a particularly vile cog in the machine as Media Matters explains below … Continue reading

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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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