Category National Media

Who do you believe? Video: Media manipulation and Libya

Editorial note:  This video is an excellent example about how the media can be manipulated to promote one viewpoint or another.  All our electronic sources can easily be manipulated faked or edited for slant or downright lies, as this video shows.  Not only the manipulation of videos, but the use of Twitter is especially sophisticated […]

Chris Hedges | The Death of Journalism

Reader Supported News | 27 June 11 AM It’s Live on the HomePage Now: Reader Supported News

Media’s selective memory: Defining ‘Withdrawal’ from Afghanistan

Media Advisory Defining ‘Withdrawal’ from Afghanistan Media’s selective memory on Obama escalations 6/23/11 Barack Obama’s June 22 announcement of a phased troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was often portrayed as a major step towards ending the war, with many outlets neglecting to accurately explain the pace of escalation that has happened under his watch. When Obama […]

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 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 […]

“If you hate the media, be the media.”

Video interview by The Uptake at the National Conference for Media Reform Susan from Rochester (New York) Indie Media talked to The UpTake’s Mike McIntee at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston about why she got involved with indie media. “Especially after the Iraq war, I saw how one-sided the media was and […]

Has Sarah Palin been cleansed of the blood of the Gabrielle Giffords assassination attempt?

A reminder:  Sarah Palin and the Gabrielle Gifford assassination attempt by John Slade In March of 2010, the Sarah Palin political action committee ran several ads using this basic image – a map of the USA, with a number of targeting crosshairs, as you might see through a rifle scope, scattered across the map. The […]

Iranian Nuclear Program: Politico Uses Anonymous Sources to Attack Hersh…for Using Anonymous Sources

Politico Uses Anonymous Sources to Attack Hersh…for Using Anonymous Sources 06/03/2011 by Steve Rendall Seymour Hersh reports in the New Yorker (6/6/11–subscription required) that there is s virtually no evidence Iran has a nuclear weapons program, despite huge  efforts on the part of the U.S. to prove otherwise. Though Hersh’s findings do not contradict the past two […]

Tearing Off the Masks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya

Tearing Off the Maks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya by Mary Beaudoin From the May issue of the WAMM Newsletter.  Used with permission. From the sky, Occupation forces are bombing, killing civilians—mostly women and children. On the ground, Taliban and warlords together continue their fascism. If the U.S. and NATO left my […]

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 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 […]

Chris Hedges speaks in TC, April 20, 2011

Chris Hedges on the State of America Chris Hedges spoke about his new book, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, the state of American Democracy, American mainstream media, and answered questions from the audience. The full talk is included here.  Click on the link and it will take you to […]

Chris Hedges talks about the FBI and Citizen Journalism

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Apr 22, 2011 After speaking at Macalester College on Wednesday night, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges was asked about the FBI’s role in the recent targeting of peace activists in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the Midwest. Nine had their homes searched and were issued subpoenas to appear before a Grand […]

Hobbits, rings, and reforms

Hobbits, rings, and reforms Comments by Josh Silver at Change the Media, Change the World, NCMR 2011 It has now been over a week since I returned from the National Conference on Media Reform.  As I reflect on all I heard, all I learned, all I understood, one image seems to haunt me, and that […]

Lawrence Lessig at NCMR 11

From Thoreau to Keds, what you can do. 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 […]

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 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 […]

Press Needs To Be 4th Estate Instead of 4 The State – Amy Goodman

This speech at NCMR is the first of many I will be showing on WAMMToday. Tomorrow I will publish a report on the National Conference for Media Reform on WAMMToday, which I attended. With much more to come from this incredible conference that gathered 2500 media mavens, organizers, professors, students and teachers in Boston April […]