Tag Archives: media credibility

Media Bits and Bytes, by Portside

In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?

 The Nation: The Spanish Media Are the Worst in Europe. These Upstarts Are Trying to Change That

Article: …these new venues have risen to prominence with major scoops—often related to political corruption—and a willingness to break taboos while opening up their opinion pages to vigorous debate.

Lee Fang: Civil Rights Group Backed by Telecom Industry Seeks to Block Net Neutrality, Instantly Contradicts Itself

From the article: MMTC has gone to bat for other major media companies, arguing in 2011 that minority communities would benefit from the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. After urging support for the deal, MMTC received at least $350,000 from Comcast.

Marwan Bishara: Israel’s media strategy: What lies beneath

 Israeli government is misleading the world one press conference at a time. Marwan Bishara  Al Jazeera  Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 16:55 Israel’s media strategy aims to mystify, mislead and even misrepresent the reality, writes Bishara [EPA] Do you wonder why there are many questions left unanswered regarding the Israeli escalation in Gaza? Why the questions are […]

Secretary of Bloviation

 John Kerry and the “last resort” rule as a cause for optimism  From:  The Vineyard of the Saker OrganizingNotes  Posted by Bruce Gagnon  April 26, 2014 Listening to Kerry today I went through a series of rather contradictory emotions.  First, I felt disgusted, then my disgust turned to anger, then to outright amazement and, by the […]

Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House & How It Works

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks Lauren McCauley, staff writer  May 19, 2013  CommonDreams.org Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz working out the kinks of their open sourced safe house. (Photo via The New Yorker) One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer […]

Amy Goodman Q & A on C-span re Democracy Now! The Exception to the Rulers

Published on Apr 8, 2013 April 07, 2013 C-SPAN http://MOXNews.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and […]

[Video] Julian Assange> Panel Discussion following ‘SHADOWS OF LIBERTY’ UK Premiere

SHADOWS OF LIBERTY takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy.  ShadowsofLibertyDoc Published on Jun 4, 2012 On May 24, 2012, in London, U.K., WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Julian Assange, CorpWatch’s […]

Henry A. Giroux | Lockdown, USA: Lessons From the Boston Marathon Manhunt

“In a society where critical analysis and explanation of violent attacks of this nature are dismissed as terrorist sympathizing, there is a stultifying logic that assumes that contextualizing an event is tantamount to justifying it. This crippling impediment to public dialogue may be why the militarized response to the Boston Marathon bombings, infused with the […]

Nygaard Notes> Death, Danger, Fear and Media

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 531, May 17, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ This Week: Death, Danger, Fear, and Media ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “Seen as Accidental and Therefore Easily Forgotten.” 2.  “Not Simply about Watching Something Unfold” 3.  Death, Danger, Fear, and Media 4.  Crime?  Accident?  Or Something Else Entirely? 5.  Ethical […]

Larry Butler> The Myth of Liberal Media Bias

“…while corporate media does indeed have a conservative slant, they also have an interest in convincing you that their reporting is neutral.” By Larry Butler (about the author)   Op Eds 4/28/2013 opednews.com Good Press Conference by www.mcmurraymusings.com     “Liberal media bias” is one of those axiomatic slanders that is self-evident among conservative believers.   Seldom do progressives respond in any way more meaningful than […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Last Empire?

And Then There Was One>  Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth  By Tom Engelhardt  May 7, 2013  TomDispatch.com It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under […]

Greg Palast> Now that the SOB is dead…” Novel Idea: Asking an Afghan about Afghanistan

“I am moved to recount a bit of my lengthy talk with the Afghan minister after reading reams of meretricious bunkum about Afghanistan from the pens of US propaganda repeaters pretending to be reporters.” By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine Friday, 10. May 2013  GregPalast.com “Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> Debating Bill Maher on Muslims, Islam and US foreign policy

The HBO host has become a leading advocate of the view that Islam is uniquely violent and threatening. Does that hold up under critical scrutiny? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk  Saturday 11 May 2013 09.25 EDT  [Video below] From l to r: Glenn Greenwald, Joy Reid, Charles Cooke, Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time”, May 11, 2013 Photograph: screen […]

More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description (full panel below): Full panel video: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on […]

Noam Chomsky Compares Right-Wing Media to Nazi Germany

 ForaTv Uploaded on Oct 14, 2009 Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/06/Noam_Chomsk… Linguist Noam Chomsky expresses concern that American listeners are consuming the “crazy content” broadcast by right-wing media outlets as “substantive” — answers to why the rich liberals running the country do not care about people in the flyover states. What comes to mind, Chomsky says, is late […]

Chris Hedges> The Death of Truth

Chris Hedges interviews Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. By Chris Hedges  May 6, 2013  This interview is a joint project of Truthdig and The Nation magazine. LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building […]

Nichols and McChesney> From Billionaires to Big Media: Democracy Up for Grabs

Dollarocracy Panel Moderator:  David Barsamian, Alternative Radio.org Full panel: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check the WAMMToday page for […]

Bill Moyers: “Big Media is Ravenous. It Never Gets Enough. Always Wants More. And it Will Stop at Nothing to Get It. These Conglomerates are an Empire, and they are Imperial.”

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[Video] Defining Terrorism…Media Style

Mistakes, Miscues, & Islamophobia    Thom Hartmann  TheBigPictureRT· Published on Apr 24, 2013 Barry Nolan, Journalist/Filmmaker joins Thom Hartmann. In the near wall-to-wall coverage of the Boston terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt last week – the mainstream media once again missed the mark. Did the media fail the American people – and will there ever be […]