THE DONALD TRUMP STORY YOU’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Where is pack journalism now that we need it? By Todd Gitlin | MOYERS & COMPANY Developers Julius Schwartz and Alex Sapir, Donald Trump and New York City Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Trump SoHo New York on April 9, 2010. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Trump SoHo) To readers who follow taxes and finance — subjects often introduced with the adjective “arcane” — David Cay Johnston is one of America’s best-known reporters. Johnston has worked on the staffs of Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and from 1995 to 2008, The New York Times, where his writing on taxes won him a 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He’s branched out to other subjects too:  His first book, published in 1992, was Temples of Chance: How America...

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NEIL DE GRASSE TYSON AND AL GORES EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE, LIFE IN A NAVAL OBSERVATORY AND MORE...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Andrew C. Revkin   NY TIMES   Former Vice President Al Gore discussed climate change science and activism on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk program.Credit StarTalk/ Laura Berland Earlier this year, the astrophysicist and science-literacy evangelist Neil deGrasse Tyson recorded a conversation for his Star Talk Radio program with former Vice President Al Gore exploring Gore’s decades-long campaign for action to stem climate change, what it’s like to live in the United States Naval Observatory (the official vice presidential residence), the path from the vice president’s “GoreSat” vision in 1998 to the functioning Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, and more. Tyson then invited me into the studio to discuss Gore’s career and comments, along with his smartly comedic co-host, Maeve Higgins. The topics included paths to a world with abundant clean energy, Gore’s thoughts on trends in...

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Mark Ruffalo Urges President Obama to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground in Gripping New Documentary...

Jun 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   A new film introduces the president to the victims of the drilling and fracking boom. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet I recently attended a film screening of Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now, a new documentary narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo about the impact of hydraulic fracturing across the United States. Fracking is a controversial drilling process to access oil and natural gas—primarily methane—trapped in underground shale deposits. While the fracking boom has created jobs and stimulated the economy, numerous studies have linked it to many environmental and health impacts. The evening was hosted by ABC Home in downtown Manhattan. The screening at a nearby AMC Theater was followed by a discussion with an energized crowd led by Ruffalo and director Jon Bowermaster at Deepak Homebase, a...

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THE ‘TRUTH’ ACCORDING TO TRUMP...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Media MOYERS & COMPANY In Trump’s world, everything’s a conspiracy and reality’s turned upside down. By Todd Gitlin Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2016, commenting on the shooting in Orlando and condemning the violence he called radical Islam. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) After the weekend’s carnage in Orlando, Donald Trump didn’t wait long before launching yet another guided missile full of insinuation. He didn’t exactly say that the massacre was the doing of an unreconstructed Mau-Mau descendant born in Kenya. Trump is craftier than that. Monday morning, he told Fox News: Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind — you know, people...

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WHAT MEDIA HID IN THE DE NIRO AUTISM FILM AFFAIR...

Jun 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Column: Society Region: USA in the World Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former British gastro-enterologist and vaccine researcher has been fully exonerated of the charges that he, together with a world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, Prof. John Walker-Smith, conducted fraudulent tests with children that raised the possibility of a link between the popular MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and onset of autism and other severe symptoms. Most remarkable is the fact that despite his de facto exoneration in a British Court more than four years ago, in 2012, mainstream media in the UK and the USA have chosen to deliberately ignore the fact. They did so to hide the explosive content of Wakefield’s film, Vaxxed. This past April, Hollywood actor and founder of the Tribeca film festival, Robert de Niro, announced in an interview to...

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FREED JOURNALIST ON SYRIA’S AGONY: ‘WARS WITHOUT WITNESSES ARE THE WORST KIND’...

Jun 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Ángel Sastre, held hostage for 10 months by an al-Qaida affiliate, says western media must do more: ‘We need to put the emphasis on the civilian population’ Ángel Sastre, right, with fellow journalists José Manuel López, centre, and Antonio Pampliega, arrive at Torrejón’s military airport in Spain after being released from captivity in Syria. Ángel Sastre, right, with fellow journalists José Manuel López, centre, and Antonio Pampliega, arrive in Spain after being released from captivity in Syria. Photograph: Handout/Reuters Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires     Until recently, Ángel Sastre was best-known to Spanish television viewers for his adventurous television reports from South America and the Middle East. But the confident and easy-going manner Sastre once projected onscreen seems to have disappeared entirely. As he describes his experiences over the past year, Sastre...

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GLORIA STEINEM’S NEW SHOW LINKS GLOBAL INSTABILITY TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: “FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE ARE FEWER FEMALES ON EARTH THAN MALES”...

Jun 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Salon talks to the feminist pioneer about her all-female journalist team telling stories of women around the world Amanda Marcotte   SALON.COM Gloria Steinem (Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) Violence against women is a vast, worldwide problem on a scale that’s so big that it’s unfathomable to most people who try to get a handle on it. But Gloria Steinem, along with an all-female team of journalists, will not be stopped from trying to raise attention to the issue. Steinem is the host of a new show on Viceland, titled simply “Woman.” On the show, she and her team of journalists travel the world, highlighting various stories about women and violence and exploring what this violence means not just for the women themselves, but for the greater world around them. Here’s a look at an upcoming...

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TRIBUNE CHANGES NAME AS GANNETT RECONSIDERS BID FOR NEWSPAPER CHAIN...

Jun 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] POLITICO MEDIA Gannett. | AP Photo/Richard Drew Newspaper giant says substantial number of Tribune shareholders “withheld” votes for directors By Peter Sterne Newspaper chain Tribune Publishing announced today that it is changing its name to “tronc” and will switch its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to Nasdaq. It will start trading on Nasdaq on June 20. The company described Tronc’s mission as being “a content curation and monetization company focused on creating and distributing premium, verified content across all channels.” The moves are meant to signal that Tribune, which owns the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, is a media technology company rather a newspaper chain. Meanwhile, Gannett — the largest newspaper chain in the US — said today that it is “reviewing whether to proceed with its acquisition...

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THE FCC CAN HELP CLEAN UP BIG MONEY IN CAMPAIGNS...

Jun 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Law compels the agency to deal with anonymous, misleading, special interest political ads on TV — it just refuses to comply. By Michael Copps BILL MOYERS.COM Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai are sworn in during a hearing before the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee, May 11, 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at the Benton Foundation, presented in partnership with Common Cause. Pretend you’re a journalist (if you really are one, ignore that but read on anyhow) and someone calls and says “I’ve got a good and timely story that I think your readers/listeners would like to know about. There is a government agency that has both the authority and the responsibility to help clean up our...

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THE MEDIA IS IGNORING THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF STEPHEN HAWKING’S COMMENTS ON TRUMP...

Jun 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Emily Atkin CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel-File In this June 19, 2006 file photo Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking speaks at an international gathering of scientists on the origins of the universe at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in China.  A lot of people consider astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to be the smartest man in the world. His research and theories have explained some of the deepest mysteries of time and space. So it’s understandable why, on Tuesday, people sort of freaked out when Hawking said there was one thing he could not explain: The popularity of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I can’t,” Hawking responded, when asked to explain Trump’s rise as part of an exclusive interview with British news station ITV News. “He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal...

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I WATCHED HILLARY CLINTON’S FORCES SWIPE NEVADA: THIS IS WHAT THE MEDIA’S NOT TELLING YOU...

May 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Bernie’s forces were justifiably outraged over arbitrary rule changes and a chairwoman determined to ignore them Gayle Brandeis  SALON.COM Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 19, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/David Becker) It probably wasn’t the best time for me to go to Vegas. My beloved father had just died the week before, and I was feeling hazy and vulnerable, prone to weeping at the slightest provocation. Grief made me feel like I had no skin and no brain; grief had turned me into a cloud, and I was in that floaty state when I got on the plane with my husband—a state delegate headed to the Nevada Democratic Convention—and our six-year-old son. I wasn’t sure what would happen once we got to Vegas, whether all the lights and...

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“DEVASTATING” DOCUMENTARY PROBING CLINTON’S CASH TO PREMIERE AT CANNES NEXT WEEK...

May 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The film was written and produced by Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bann VIDEO Brendan Gauthier  SALON.COM Hillary Clinton (Credit: AP/Tony Dejak) “Clinton Clash,” premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, is a “devastating” documentary, according to MSNBC, alleging Bill and Hillary Clinton used the Clinton Foundation to “help billionaires make shady deals around the world with corrupt dictators, all while enriching themselves to the tune of millions.” The film, written and produced by Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon and directed by M.A. Taylor, is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name (subtitled “The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich”) by Peter Schweizer. MSNBC got an “exclusive first look” at the documentary, which...

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DERAILED IN D.C.: “BOMB TRAINS,” POISON TRACKS AND MY CHEMICAL EXPOSURE...

May 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Richard Eskow  AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE A CSX freight train derailed in Washington, D.C. last week. The Washington Post reported that ethanol, which is colorless and highly flammable, was leaking out of one of the overturned cars in the accident’s immediate aftermath. The 14-car derailment also “spilled half the liquid contents of a 15,500-gallon tanker” filled with a sodium hydroxide onto the ground beside the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. That’s nearly 8,000 gallons of something the Post describes as a “highly caustic chemical.” Sodium hydroxide is also known as “lye.” If that name sounds more familiar, perhaps it’s because killers often use it to dissolve their victims’ bodies on TV crime shows. It has also been used by a host of real-life murderers, including Mexican drug cartel assassins and the...

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GOOGLE’S NEW MEDIA APOCALYPSE: HOW THE SEARCH GIANT WANTS TO ACCELERATE THE END OF THE AGE OF WEBSITES...

May 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] SALON.COM The tech titan plans to roll out a new service encouraging publishers to put their content directly on Google Jack Mirkinson (Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn) On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported something that, in hindsight, was completely inevitable: Google is rolling out a feature that allows media companies to publish material directly on its platform. From the Journal report: Google is experimenting with a new feature that allows marketers, media companies, politicians and other organizations [to] publish content directly to Google and have it appear instantly in search results. The search giant said it began testing the feature in January and has since opened it up to a range of small businesses, media companies and political candidates. Fox News has worked with Google to post content related to political debates, for example,...

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Watch: Amy Goodman Reveals How the Media Ruins Elections...

Apr 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 “We need a media that covers power, not covers for power.” By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: Democracy Now! Can you really tell the difference between mainstream media channels when they all basically cover Trump nonstop? Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, was featured in a video for AJ+, a social media and mobile channel run by Al Jazeera. In it, she said, “I see the media as a huge kitchen table that stretches across the globe that we all sit around and debate the most important issues of the day. War and peace. Life and death.” Goodman believes that “Anything less than that is a disservice to a democratic society.” How much does this disservice affect our decision-making, particularly when it comes to voting? “It is critical in an election year to...

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ENOUGH WITH THE HILLARY CULT: HER ADMIRERS IGNORE REALITY, DREAM OF WORSHIPPING A QUEEN...

Apr 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Clinton voters overlook money lust, shadowy surrogates, sociopathic policy shifts, horrific overseas record. Why? Camille Paglia   SALON.COM What is it with the Hillary cult? As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week’s Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted—from Hillary’s compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience. Hillary’s breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn’t faze her admirers a whit. They have a religious conviction of her essential goodness and blame her blank track record on diabolical sexist obstructionists. When at...

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CAN SOCIAL MEDIA SEIZE CONTROL OF OUR ELECTIONS?...

Apr 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed (Photo: Steve Rhodes) Americans don’t trust the media. In fact, studies show that we like, really, really, really don’t trust the media. A new survey from the Media Insight Project, for examples, shows that just 6 percent of Americans “say they have great confidence in the press.” Six percent! Just for some perspective, that’s about the same number of Americans who say they have trust in Congress, which is about 4 percent. It’s up for debate whether that reflects worse on Congress or the media, but one thing is clear: The US public’s almost total distrust of the press isn’t going away anytime soon. Public approval of the media has been declining for decades, and, according to some polls, has now...

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How CIA Collaboration Endangers Filmmakers and Journalists...

Apr 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Grayzone Project The problem with “Argo”: Real CIA agents using film as a cover make it dangerous to work on any media project overseas. By Adam Johnson / FAIR   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com Vice’s Jason Leopold (4/6/16) has uncovered documents showing the CIA had a role in producing up to 22 entertainment “projects,” including History Channel documentary “Air America: The CIA’s Secret Airline,” Bravo’s “Top Chef: Covert Cuisine,” the USA Network series “Covert Affairs” and the BBC documentary “The Secret War on Terror”—along with two fictional feature films about the CIA that both came out in 2012. The CIA’s involvement in the production of “Zero Dark Thirty” (effectively exchanging “insider” access for a two-hour-long torture commercial) has already been well-established, but the agency’s role in the production of “Argo”—which won the Best Picture Oscar for 2012—was heretofore unknown. The extent of the CIA’s...

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NEW YORK: BERNIE SANDERS IS OUR LAST CHANCE...

Apr 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE BLOG New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance John Sanbonmatsu Writer, philosopher, and magician.  HUFFINGTON POST “We won’t see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes.” As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won’t. We won’t see another presidential candidate who refuses to take campaign donations from the wealthy and the corporate elite. We won’t see another candidate with the courage to take on Wall Street. We won’t see a candidate with the guts to tell the American people that they have lost their democracy. We won’t see another candidate who mentions the working class and the poor in his speeches. We won’t see another candidate sounding...

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VAXXED – FROM CONTROVERSY TO CATASTROPHE TO BIG SCREEN IN LOS ANGELES...

Apr 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’: Film Review by Frank Scheck Andrew Wakefield’s controversial documentary, receiving a hurried theatrical release after being pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival, attempts to prove the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. It turns out that getting bumped from the Tribeca Film Festival is the best thing that could have happened to Andrew Wakefield’s documentary alleging a link between vaccines and autism. Had it been given its one or two showings at the festival, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe might have received a tiny theatrical release and then been relegated to the obscurity accorded to so many similar advocacy documentaries. But when Robert De Niro first defended its inclusion in the festival, and then reversed himself a day later after a firestorm of controversy, the film received...

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THIS IS HOW THE FBI DESTROYS HILLARY: THE 10 QUESTIONS THAT COULD END HER WHITE HOUSE DREAMS...

Apr 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] These questions, if answered honestly, would most likely hand the Democratic nomination to Bernie Sanders H. A. Goodman  HUFFINGTON POST     The FBI’s upcoming interview of Hillary Clinton will be a turning point in the race for Democratic nominee, especially since Clinton won’t be able to speak to James Comey and his FBI agents in the same manner her campaign has communicated with the public. Unlike loyal Hillary supporters who view the marathon Benghazi hearings to be a badge of courage and countless prior scandals to be examples of exoneration, the FBI didn’t spend one year (investigating this email controversy) to give Clinton or her top aides parking tickets. They mean business, and lying to an FBI agent is a felony, so Hillary Clinton and her aides will be forced to tell...

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Why Is Fox News Suddenly Kissing Bernie’s Behind? 10 Surprising Media Moments...

Apr 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 One of the more bizarre political lovefests. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet April 4, 2016 Bernie Sanders Photo Credit: Erica J Mitchell/Shutterstock.com Mainstream media unfair to Bernie Sanders? Not quite. Bernie supporters may have protested CNN yesterday for biased coverage, but what they may not know is that another familiar network has recently emerged as increasingly “fair and balanced” toward his campaign, as hard as that might be to believe. Maybe not that hard, as praising Bernie does have the effect of undermining Hillary Clinton’s campaign somewhat. Since Clinton’s campaign manager sent a message about the Sanders campaign needing to “watch their tone,” Fox News seems to have jumped to the Bernie bandwagon, even sacrificing airtime from the Trump Train. Comparing Bernie to Obama five times in one week? Bernie could...

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The Media’s Biggest 2016 Failure Isn’t Donald Trump: It’s Ignoring the ‘Profound Crisis’ of Climate Change...

Apr 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment The clip of Hillary arguing with a protester is somehow the biggest climate story of 2016. The media must do better. By Jack Mirkinson / Salon   via alternet Photo Credit: Walker Bragman Hey, did you hear the one about how the planet is dying quickly and we’re probably all doomed? It’s true! Just this past week, the world got a fun update about just how much danger we’re in thanks to climate change. This one came courtesy of the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is, well, a giant sheet of ice in Antarctica and which is potentially disintegrating at a pace that, in the words of the New York Times, could help send sea levels rising enough to cause “a profound crisis within the lifetimes of children being born today.” That seems...

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COME TOGETHER

Apr 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Get it together, guys ~ Levi Quackenboss What a moment we’re having right now, huh?  In the past year and a half we’ve had a major Associated Press investigation about the failures of the Vaccine Court.  We’ve had a heart-wrenching Yahoo Parents article about horribly injured children who were compensated by the same system.  We had celebrities tweeting about Eric Gladen’s film Trace Amounts, dedicated to the dangers of mercury in the tetanus booster, promoted by his pal RFK Jr. We had two MD presidential candidates agree on live television that the size of the CDC vaccination schedule is too-many-too-soon.  We had the American College of Pediatricians call for an investigation into the HPV vaccine. And last month we had a documentary about the CDC MMR-autism Whistleblower accepted to one of the most prestigious indie...

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Women Refugees in Europe Wallow in Filth and Starvation...

Apr 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Immigration The European Union cuts a shady new deal with Turkey. By Silja J.A. Talvi / AlterNet A woman carries her baby near the gate of a Greek-Macedonian border crossing near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 6, 2016. Photo Credit: AFP Photo/Dimitar Dilkoff In the muddy, freezing border regions between Greece and Macedonia, in small villages like Idomeni, Greece, women refugees and their children are crying out for help on a daily basis. But most European leaders are unable or unwilling to see the torment in these women’s eyes. In Idomeni, about 14,000 immigrants are stranded without adequate food supplies, clothes, blankets or tents. Most of them are women and children who have not been able to bathe for weeks on end, many sharing tales of rape and sexual assault at...

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MY SHARED SHAME: THE MEDIA HELPED MAKE TRUMP...

Apr 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof  NYTIMES Photo A Trump campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, in November. Credit Andrew Spear for The New York Times THOSE of us in the news media have sometimes blamed Donald Trump’s rise on the Republican Party’s toxic manipulation of racial resentments over the years. But we should also acknowledge another force that empowered Trump: Us. I polled a number of journalists and scholars, and there was a broad (though not universal) view that we in the media screwed up. Our first big failing was that television in particular handed Trump the microphone without adequately fact-checking him or rigorously examining his background, in a craven symbiosis that boosted audiences for both. “Trump is not just an instant ratings/circulation/clicks gold mine; he’s the motherlode,” Ann Curry, the former “Today” anchor, told me. “He...

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THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY, A DOCUMENTARY...

Apr 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Point of View Vanessa Quirk  METROPOLIS MAGAZINE “Part of war and conflict has always been the collateral damage. Buildings have fallen in the path of military objectives, but, […] in this war, buildings aren’t destroyed because they’re in the way of a target. The buildings are the target.” As the narrator of The Destruction of Memory so eloquently explains, the destruction of culture–of buildings, books, and art–is often not an accidental consequence of conflict. As we can see by the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria today, the destruction of cultural artifacts is part and parcel of a conscientious strategy to target and destroy the collective memory, history, and identity of a people. “One of the ways to get rid of history is by remov[ing] all the physical traces of history,” Daniel Libeskind, the architect of the Jewish Museum Berlin, explains in the film. “[To] make believe...

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HOW DO WE DEMOCRATIZE OUR MEDIA?...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed  VIA TRUTHOUT Reporters surround Donald Trump in the spin room at the end of the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)   There’s a huge debate going on right now about the role of the media in US politics. And two of the main questions are: “How much are the media to blame for fueling the rise of Donald Trump?” And, “What’s the real relationship between Trump and the media?” Nicholas Kristof recently gave his opinion on the matter in the The New York Times. He explains that, “Those of us in the news media have sometimes blamed Donald Trump’s rise on the...

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Robert Reich Exposes the Real Reason Why Corporate Media Marginalizes Bernie...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Sanders is gaining momentum in western states, plus there are 22 primaries up for grabs but the news continues to ignore it. By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org   VIA ALTERNET “Bernie did well last weekend but he can’t possibly win the nomination,” a friend told me for what seemed like the thousandth time, attaching an article from the Washington Post that shows how far behind Bernie remains in delegates. Wait a minute. Last Tuesday, Sanders won 78 percent of the vote in Idaho and 79 percent in Utah. This past Saturday, he took 82 percent of the vote in Alaska, 73 percent in Washington, and 70 percent in Hawaii. In fact, since March 15, Bernie has won six out of the seven Democratic primary contests with an average margin of victory of 40 points. Those victories...

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TIME MAGAZINE GOT GLOBAL WARMING RIGHT IN 2006: ‘BE WORRIED. BE VERY WORRIED.’...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Joe Romm CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Time   Ten years ago this week, Time magazine published a landmark cover on global warming with the headline, “Be Worried. Be Very Worried.” The main story was a very solid, even prescient, piece of reporting — warning about polar ice loss, sea level rise, severe drought, and other extreme weather: Indeed, Time warned that “global climate systems are booby-trapped with tipping points and feedback loops, thresholds past which the slow creep of environmental decay gives way to sudden and self-perpetuating collapse” — tipping points that a decade of inaction has brought us right to the edge of. The article even warns of the possible ramifications if warming shuts down the Gulf Stream or if our dawdling locks in multi-meter sea level rise — much the same...

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