Category Media Advocacy

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, WikiLeaked at the State Department

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, WikiLeaked at the State Department Posted by Peter Van Buren at 9:37am, September 27, 2011   TomDispatch It’s hardly a secret at this late date that, while the Obama administration arrived in office promoting “a new standard of openness” in government, in practice it’s cast not sunshine, but a penumbra of gloom over the […]

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know Editorial Commentary:  Noam Chomsky wrote the reason why WikiLeaks is so important:          Suppression of one’s own crimes is virtually ubiquitous among powerful states, at least those that are not defeated. — in 9/11 – was there an […]

Anonymous, LulzSec: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

Anonymous, LulzSec: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’ By Hayley Tsukayama Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011     Washington Post Blog The logo of LulzSecAnonymous and LulzSec released a joint statement responding to the FBI on Thursday morning, defending their practices and insisting that their hacks will effect social change. The groups said that […]

FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown | The Raw Story

FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown By Agence France-Presse Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:27 pm      The Raw Story WASHINGTON — US authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including 14 over an online attack on the PayPal website claimed by the hacking group “Anonymous,” the Department of Justice (DoJ) said. The […]

FAIR: Media Malpractice on the Debt Debate

Media Malpractice on the Debt Debate 07/15/2011 by Peter Hart  Fair.org    Fairness and Accuracy in Media The convention in mainstream journalism is that the new stories give you the facts, and the columnists give you their opinions (hopefully backed by facts). But in the coverage over the debt ceiling and budget debates sometimes you’re […]

Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? | Media | AlterNet

The Guardian / By Dean Baker   July 11, 2011  |  From Alternet.com Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? Pursuing a plan to kill social security, politicians are relying on a credulous public and compliant media to ramp up debt panic. The conventional wisdom […]

Free Press Action Alert: Rupert is Not Above the Law

Rupert Is Not Above the Law He’s Not Above the Law.  Tell Congress to Investigate. Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation executives are at the center of a shocking British media scandal that involves spying, bribery, corruption, a corporate cover-up and even murder. We need to know if this media giant’s potential criminal behavior has crossed the […]

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks from WarIsACrime.org   David Swanson’s Blog Wikileaks brillant MasterCard Commercial Parody

Democracy Now! Julian Assange and Slavoj Zizek interviewed by Amy Goodman

Not to be missed! Today Amy Goodman in London interviewed Julian Assange along with Slovanian philosopher and cultural specialist Slavoj Zizek, author of Living in the End Times. This interview covers many areas, including current politics and foreign policy, the media, secrecy in government and so much more. Due to technical limitations, WAMMToday is unable […]

Fox News’ Long History of Race-Baiting

UPDATED: Fox News’ Long History Of Race-Baiting June 13, 2011 5:52 pm ET — Media Matters for America Howard Dean and Joan Walsh recently called out Fox News, criticizing what they called its “racist” handling of the deceptively edited Shirley Sherrod video clip. Indeed, Fox News and its personalities have a long history of aggressive race-baiting […]

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring June 7, 2011  |     By Rania Khalek     AlterNet.org Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010’s revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far? Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as […]

Censored . . . or why TV news is becoming irrelevant

Interviews at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis of Twin City citizens who talk about the state of the media and how they get their news.

How Fox News Outfoxes Americans

Reader Supported News | 14 May 11 PM It’s Live on the HomePage Now: Reader Supported News

WikiLeaks: What it all means. Glen Greenwald, Amy Goodman, with others

NCMR: WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Modern Day Muckraking Panel Presenters:  Emily Bell, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Greg Mitchell, Micah Sifry, Christopher Warren Video of some and audio of all National Conference on Media Reform workshops and plenaries are available at freepress.net/conference. They are a wellspring of commentary, information and insights, not just about the media, but […]

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist By Nate Anderson Posted on ars technica under tech policy Attwell Baker Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down—and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC. The news, reported this afternoon by the Wall […]

Lawrence Lessig at NCMR 11

From Thoreau to Keds, what you can do.   rootstriker.org via YouTube – Lawrence Lessig at NCMR 11. Just a little of his background: Lawrence Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. My notes: he has lots […]

Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice, on corporate power vs. the people–we need a new kind of merger . . .

I need you, I need you, I need freedom . . . We sit at the door of an incredible opportunity . . . Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice Malkia Cyril spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 8, 2011. The conference was presented by Free Press. […]

Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march

Stop Blacking Out Progressive Protests Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march Reported by FAIR:  Fairness and Accuracy in Media     Fair.org A sparsely attended Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C., on March 31 in support of federal spending cuts received generous media attention. One report (Slate, 3/31/11) suggested there was “at […]

Change the Media, Change the World, Keynotes by Michael Copps, Amy Goodman, Bob McChesney, Mike Doyle, and others. plus some great music and stand-up humor by Elon James White

Michael Kopps:  Whatever your first issue is, your second needs to be the media . . . Josh Silver:  “We must be compassionate as we change hearts and minds . . .” Click on the link below and scroll down a bit to see and hear the keynotes.  After you get through the introductory music […]

Change the Media, Change the World: The National Conference on Media Reform

Change the Media, Change the World:  The National Conference on Media Reform Impressions and Comments by Sue Ann Martinson What happens when 2500 media mavens who are organizers, techies, professors, students, high school teachers, activists, citizen journalists, and media advocates of all stripes get together?  That’s what happened the weekend of April 8-10, 2011 in […]