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Barack Obama Addresses Our Disinformation Ecosystem At Stanford Cyber Policy Center

“I’m convinced that right now one of the biggest impediments to [strengthening democracy], indeed one of the biggest reasons for democracy’s weakening is the profound change that has taken place in how we communicate and consume information.”  –  Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Revealed: Why Republicans Believe Fake News

“Republicans, red states and red counties have much higher Covid death rates than blue counties… Why are Republicans so primed to believe lies?  …Republicans are eight times more likely to both believe and share fake or false news with others … Continue reading

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Media, “Culture Wars” And Rural Voters

The RuralVote.org folks don’t get into the whys, but I think we know why.  Fake news, Fox News, Facebook, conservative talk radio spreading anti-democratic propaganda.  But it’s too late to do much to change the mass media before November. So … Continue reading

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Tucker And The Bolshevik Factory

It really is progress that we are now finally talking on TV about Fox News being a propaganda network. For a long time it was a taboo topic. It wasn’t that long ago that Elizabeth Warren shocked everyone by saying … Continue reading

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Plenty of Ineptitude To Go Around

Randy Evans’ article published yesterday in The Des Moines Register and elsewhere had a fun but misleading title. Neither Party is Immune to Ineptitude oddly equates Democrats’ poor messaging (no one disagrees, super-frustrating!) with Republican corruption and lying. Sadly, most … Continue reading

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How Can We Activate Democracy’s Immune System?

If we can’t regulate the “news” or even stop trolls and foreign operatives from inciting Americans, how can we activate the “immune system” of democracy? – Thom Hartmann ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political … Continue reading

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Fox News A Danger To Public Health

This good thing happened. thehill.com/journalism-professors-accuse-fox-news-owners-of-spreading-coronavirus misinformation Dozens of journalism professors and working journalists signed an open letter to Fox News heads Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch on Thursday, bashing the network’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic as a “danger to public health.” … Continue reading

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Why You Should Support Your Local Newspaper

American newspapers are struggling for a variety of reasons. This article by Gary Sanders of Iowa City is spot on for anyone who lives in a town with an endangered local newspaper.  To find and subscribe to a local paper … Continue reading

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Fake Outrage Of The GOP

When Nancy Pelosi ripped up the State of the Union, the fake outrage from the Right went into full effect. Remember Obama's tan suit? It's the same fake outrage. Nothing about it is real. It's all designed to stir up … Continue reading

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Chuck Todd Attempts To Explain Why He Let Republicans Lie On Meet The Press For Years

“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”  Gary Kasparov  You’ve probably heard by now about The Rolling Stone interview with Chuck Todd, host of … Continue reading

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