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How False Equivalence Distorts Campaign Coverage

“News outlets have paid the same amount of attention to the Clinton emails or the Clinton Foundation as they have to the unprecedented, democracy-threatening dumpster fire that is the Trump campaign.”  

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In Defense of Donald Trump

Everyone has something that they are “so sick of,” in this election cycle. Here’s mine:  The endless rants about Donald Trump. The social media conversations going on and on, outraged over his latest egregious comment, the clever, biting anti-Trump memes.  … Continue reading

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Did You Hear About Clinton’s Mental Health Agenda?

Our media is not serving our democracy.  Far from it. Thom Hartmann nails it in this brief clip from his show that you can catch daily.  He is the nation’s #1 progressive talk radio host.  Click here to find a … Continue reading

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Corporate Media Ignores Violent Far Right

“Corporate media outlets just aren’t that interested in reporting on the violent far right — even when their crimes are international news.” by Jim Naurecka Otherwords.org Shortly before the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote, the shocking murder of Jo Cox — … Continue reading

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Why Citizen Journalism Is Our Last Best Hope

“News journalism is no longer capable of being a watch dog for Democracy.” – Helen Thomas “Info-tainment gibberish specialists have replaced serious journalists. Citizen journalism is our last, best hope.”  – Mike Papantonio Watch this. Learn something.

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Is This The Party Of Eisenhower?

Just What Is Radical Today? The right wing press in this country uses every opportunity to call candidates such as Bernie Sanders “radical.” If you understand the concept of being radical as something or someone who deviates dramatically from a … Continue reading

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Perfecting The Propaganda State Through Dollarocracy

“America has two problems. Money and media.”  – Randi Rhodes Here’s a note from Bob McChesney To the wealthy, campaign contributions are not civic donations, they are investments. As a consequence, the USA now has a level of corruption closer … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders Schools The Media Again

Bernie should not be the only candidate confronting the corporate media. After asking reporters to stay on topic, someone shouted a question about ISIS. Watch Bernie’s response.  

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6 Problems With Mainstream (Corporate) Media

Please like and share. Summary: (1) Mouthpieces for the establishment; (2) Repetition; (3) Context (lack of); (4) Character assassination; (5) Concision (sound bytes only!); (6) False balance (trying to appear balanced, giving equal, undeserved exposure to arguments not backed by … Continue reading

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If You Love The Internet And You Vote, Read This

Last Thursday, Blog for Iowa attended a workshop sponsored by Freepress and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) on the future of the internet and the 2016 presidential campaign.  It was a fun evening of information-sharing and preparing to take action.  … Continue reading

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