Mint Press News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Media’s ‘Fast Food Headlines’

During the latter part of the interview, Muhawesh addresses challenges media organizations should be taking on today and critiques the news media, which she describes as being driven by “fast food headlines.”

  ShadowProof  November 25, 2015

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, as well as the blasts in Beirut, I interviewed Mnar Muhawesh, founder and editor-in-chief of MintPress News (MPN), about the Paris attacks and the response of Western countries to the violence.

During the latter part of the interview, Muhawesh addresses challenges media organizations should be taking on today and critiques the news media, which she describes as being driven by “fast food headlines.” Muhawesh condemns the two-party system as she talks about the effect the presidential election has on journalism when the media is so dependent on covering every tiny detail.

She also talks about a disruptor in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, an activist named Terry Burke, who has targeted her at speaking events because she opposes interventionist foreign policy in Syria.

Listen to Part 2 of the interview by clicking on the below player. You can also listen and download the interview by clicking here, or find our recordings on iTunes under “Shadowproof Presents.”


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