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Narrative Creep In Ukraine Coverage

“They are trapped in a business model that creates news as narratives. It’s one thing to tell stories. It’s another thing to direct them and start to try to shape them.” – Jon Stewart

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Whatever Happened To the CRT Nontroversy?

Eric Boehlert at Pressrun.media did some research on the sudden disappearance of CRT coverage in the media and got some interesting results.  The “critical race theory” phenom is a clear-cut example of media malpractice that is quite common but in … Continue reading

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Fox News, Murdoch, A Cancer On Democracies

Something has to be done about it. “Fox is not a news organization. It is a propaganda outfit owned by a foreign family.”

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Are Progressive Media Companies On The Rise?

Grassroots progressive activists including Blog for Iowa, have been saying for some time liberal billionaires should invest in media. This is great news. https://www.axios.com/soros-hoffman-disinformation-tara-mcgowan.html A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching … Continue reading

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FCC Fines Sinclair Stations

This is great news. Sinclair Broadcasting hit with hefty, unprecedented fines. https://www.nexttv.com/news/fcc-upholds-record-dollar10m-retrans-fine-against-sinclair-managed-stations “ATVA applauds the FCC’s decision to fine stations associated with Sinclair nearly $9 million for violating the good faith negotiation rules,” said American Television Alliance Jessica Kendust. “The … Continue reading

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An Epistemological Crisis

It’s no secret there is an epistemological crisis undermining the authority of knowledge. It may be the most significant problem to grow out of the Reagan administration. That the discussion of creationism versus evolution returned during the 1980s was only … Continue reading

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How You Can Help The Supreme Court #SaveLocalNews

Posting for my friend Sue Wilson who is a committed, passionate media reform activist. https://www.gofundme.com/f/supreme-court-savelocalnews Our democracy thrives on the free exchange of competing ideas as memorialized in our First Amendment. In this age of disinformation, centralized national news channels, … Continue reading

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Media Chided By One Of Its Own For Coddling Trump: “History Will Not Judge Us Kindly”

ICYMI. This is an excerpt from an article by Margaret Sullivan,  media columnist for the Washington Post.  She’s no political hack. She speaks with authority on this issue.  Here are her credentials.   Education: Georgetown University; Northwestern University’s Medill School of … Continue reading

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Trump Is President Because Of Our Broken Media

So crazy Trump hired a “Faux-bama” so that he could re-enact some sort of trauma from childhood  (just guessing), where he berates and then fires “Faux-bama.”  I have to admit it made me laugh out loud, in spite of the … Continue reading

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Trump Gets Crazy Policy Ideas From Sean Hannity, Fox News

Media Matters has this: The House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, which enters a new phase with public hearings before the Intelligence Committee, is primarily a story about his corrupt abuses of power in seeking to coerce a foreign … Continue reading

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