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Make America Think Again: How To Tame The Lizard Brain

Media Demagogues have Created a Monster: Can We Tame The Lizard Brain to Save Democracy? We’re living in an era where the public discourse is overrun by propaganda, inflammatory misinformation, and conspiracy theories. Armed with a deeper understanding of how … Continue reading

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Why Is Facebook Buying Local News Outlets?

Facebook to invest $300 million to help local news survive. reuters.com/article/us-facebook-news/facebook-to-invest-300-million-to-help-local-news-survive If someone is going to own local news outlets, do we prefer that it be Sinclair Broadcasting or Facebook?  I would vote for Facebook as the lesser of two … Continue reading

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Should Democrats Appear On Fox?

Trevor Noah makes a good case, but would the female and minority candidates have gotten the same friendly treatment as Bernie and Pete did? I have taken the position that I would be okay with a Democratic candidate doing a … Continue reading

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Study: Major Media Outlets’ Twitter Accounts Amplify Trump Lies

Research confirming and quantifying the obvious. Media Matters for America Major media outlets failed to rebut President Donald Trump’s misinformation 65% of the time in their tweets about his false or misleading comments, according to a Media Matters review. That … Continue reading

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A Guide To Trumpspeak And Bring Back The Fairness Doctrine

I do not like putting a Trump image on our blog, but I saw this meme on Bring Back The Fairness Doctrine’s Facebook page and it is a good illustration of how things are. Trump came to power because we … Continue reading

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Former Fox News President: “It’s Not Healthy”

Listen to this podcast on NPR’s On Point https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/03/08/trump-fox-news-joe-peyronnin-jane-mayer-new-yorker Former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin says the network is now President Trump’s “own press organization.” And that’s “not healthy.” Highlights: Why Fox is unprecedented Nicole Hemmer:  “Is it propaganda? A … Continue reading

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Has The Media Already Normalized Trump?

Amy Siskind, author and compiler of, The List, “a documentation of everything Trump does as he drives the United States into something close to fascism,” was a guest on Thom Hartmann’s live radio show this week.  Check out The List: … Continue reading

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Fox News Staffer “Pro-Trump Thing Isn’t Working”

From Media Matters for America – mediamatters.org/blog/2018/06/04/fox-news-reportedly-having-difficulty-selling-ads Fox News in trouble: “The pro-Trump thing isn’t working” Fox News is reportedly having trouble selling ads for Sean Hannity’s and Laura Ingraham’s shows. One Fox News staffer told Vanity Fair‘s Gabriel Sherman … Continue reading

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Conservative PAC Attacks Sinclair-Tribune

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/conservative-pac-attacks-sinclair-tribune Citizens for the Republic joins coalition to block the Sinclair-Tribune merger The PAC, founded by then candidate Ronald Reagan in 1977 to espouse conservative causes, has joined the Coalition to Save Local Media, whose goal is not to save … Continue reading

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Nicholas Johnson: Net Neutrality A Modern Day Pillar of Democracy

“For the FCC to repeal Net Neutrality, ownership limits, or the Fairness Doctrine, or politicians to say media are “the enemy of the American people,” chops away at democracy’s pillars. (Now 46% of voters believe media make up anti-Trump stories.)” … Continue reading

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