Tag Archives: media credibility

Jon Stewart Takes Fox News to Warp Speed on Boston Bombing Trial

Jon Stewart Comedy Central Click to watch a video of the show:  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ESTHER ZUCKERMAN    APR 25, 2013  The Atlantic Wire On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart explained how, in the wake of the Boston bombing and at the beginning of the controversial prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Fox News went all willy […]

Norman Solomon> The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

After the bombings that killed and maimed so horribly at the Boston Marathon, our country’s politics and mass media are awash in heartfelt compassion — and reflexive “doublethink,” which George Orwell described as willingness “to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” by Norman Solomon  Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Common Dreams People react as an explosion […]

Jeff Cohen on Media Missing the Costs of Militarism

“We can have raging debates in mainstream media about issues like gun control and gay marriage and minimum wage, but when the elites of both parties agree on military intervention–as they so often do–debate is nearly nonexistent.” By Steve Rendall   April 12, 2013  FAIR BLOG  (Photo: United for Justice With Peace) FAIR founder Jeff Cohen’s latest piece […]

“Sunshine is the best antidote to tyranny”> Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights – NCMR 2013

Jeff Cohen, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, & Sonali Kolhatkar on war, journalism, civil rights, drones, human rights, citizen journalism, Bradley Manning and much much more.  videofreepress Published on Apr 11, 2013 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 […]

“Who will fight for what is right and won’t be sold . . .” Celebrating Our Media Moment

Grammy winner Kimya Dawson, Michael Copps, Amy Goodman, Susan Crawford, John Nichols and much more . . . Published on Apr 7, 2013 Free Speech TV Saturday night’s keynote featured some of the brightest lights in the fight for better media including fiery speeches from top advocates and activists and presentations that celebrate our achievements, outline our […]

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme- Uptake Video

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme “This is no longer a mainstream media, but an extreme media beating the drums for war,” journalist Amy Goodman tells the National Conference For Media Reform meeting in Denver. Published on Apr 7, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND […]

“I’m getting a little tired of how it is . . .” Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform

Craig Aaron addresses the National Conference for Media Reform Published on Apr 7, 2013 Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, addresses the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO 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 […]

Media> Learning from Our Past, Looking to the Future> NCMR 2013 Opening – Video

Learning from Our Past, Looking to the Future> NCMR 2013 Opening Plenary Published on Apr 6, 2013 Get ready for speeches and performances from some of the movement’s best thinkers, artists and rabble-rousers. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and our emcee for the afternoon, Denver’s own David Sirota, welcome us to the 2013 National Conference for […]

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir> Video of panel

A Bradley Manning event with Birgitta Jonsdottir A panel in New York City on April 5, 2013. Editor’s Note: Alexa O’Brien has provided primary independent coverage of the pre-trial hearing, as has Kevin Gosztola.  Bjrgjtta Jonsdottir is from Iceland and helped create WikiLeaks’ “Collateral Damage.”  An interesting panel that includes discussion of the corporate mainstream […]

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy”

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy” — Video TRANSCRIPT  DemocracyNow.org This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We are on the road in Denver, Colorado, at the first day of the National Conference for Media Reform, where close to 2,000 people have gathered, […]

Stream Online> Shadows of Liberty: How does corporate control of media threaten democracy?

Shadows of Liberty:  How does corporate control of media threaten democracy? This film has been shown at film festivals around the world, but not in the U.S.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see it in its entirety now. The full film is being streamed online in conjunction with the National Conference on Media Reform in […]

RT> Dictators Sponsor CNN | Interview with Amber Lyon – YouTube

Dictators Sponsor CNN | Interview with Amber Lyon 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 more! […]

Chris Hedges> The Day That TV News Died

The Day That TV News Died “The lie of omission is still a lie. It is what these news celebrities do not mention that exposes their complicity with corporate power.” By Chris Hedges   Posted on Mar 24, 2013  truthdig.com I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the […]

Glenn Greenwald> Petraeus Scandal is Reported with Compelled Veneration of All Things Military

Petraeus Scandal is Reported with Compelled Veneration of All Things Military The reverence for the former CIA Director is part of a wider religious-like worship of the national security state. by Glenn Greenwald  via CommonDreams.org Saturday, November 10, 2012 by the Guardian/UK A prime rule of US political culture is that nothing rivets, animates or delights the […]

Silenced> Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage

For a better view of this graphic, click here. Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage 4thestate.net via Media Reform Daily> FreePress.net June 1, 2012 Women are significantly under-represented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets. In our analysis of news stories and transcripts from the past 6 months, men are much more likely to be […]