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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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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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