Tag Archives: National Media

Skelton> The Guardian> The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking?

The Syrian opposition: who’s doing the talking? The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … Charlie Skelton   guardian.co.uk   Thursday 12 July 2012 10.48 EDT Click> Video> Inside Syria – Has the UN observer mission failed in Syria? The […]

John Knefel> Media Bored With Occupy—and Inequality

Bored With Occupy—and Inequality Class issues fade along with protest coverage By John Knefel    Extra! May 2012    FAIR Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement […]

Progressive Media Outlets Pledge Coverage of May Day Protests | Care2 Causes

Progressive Media Outlets Pledge Coverage of May Day Protests by Beth Buczynski     April 28, 2012    care2.com May Day, otherwise known as International and Immigrant Workers’ Day, marks the first major resurgence of the Occupy Wall Street movement since massive arrests and police brutality drove most occupations indoors over the winter. Although OWS has […]

Anonymous- Mainstream Media Corruption Exposed

Anonymous- Mainstream Media Corruption Exposed For the year of 2011, the four owners of CNN, FOX, and NBC have spent $44,246,979 dollars on lobbying… Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” […]

Occupy America> Michael Parenti

Occupy America by Michael Parenti     Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by CommonDreams.org Beginning with Occupy Wall Street in September 2011, a protest movement spread across the United States to 70 major cities and hundreds of other communities. Similar actions emerged in scores of other nations. For the first two weeks, the corporate-owned mainstream media along […]

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it! By Douglas Rushkoff, Special to CNN   updated 1:09 PM EST, Wed October 5, 2011 A protester holds a sign at the Occupy Wall Street protest last weekend Story Highlights Media condescends to Occupy Wall Street movement He says that’s because its 21st-century, net-driven narrative doesn’t fit […]

Regulation Nation: Fox Begins Weeklong Assault On Government Regulations

Regulation Nation: Fox Begins Weeklong Assault On Government Regulations   September 12, 2011 2:50 pm ET      MediaMatters.org Fox is launching a weeklong attack on government regulations, promising to “expose how excessive laws are drowning American businesses” – a message that coincides with a Republican push to focus on deregulation. But economists say that […]

Parts IV, Media and Propaganda and Part V, Crying Wolf? of What Have We Wrought:

What Have We Wrought: thoughts on freedom, taxes, capitalism and democracy Part IV:  Media and Propaganda With a mainstream corporate media that is bought and sold by the likes of Rupert Murdoch, with Clear Channel’s and other right-wing owners control of local radio around the country, how do we reach these relatives and neighbors? Every […]

Deal With It: They Died in Vain, by Ray McGovern

Deal With It They Died in Vain By Ray McGovern   Counterpunch   August 8, 2011 Thanks to Coleen Rowley for recommending this article. Many of those preaching at American church services Sunday extolled as “heroes” the 30 American and 8 Afghan troops killed Saturday west of Kabul, when a helicopter on a night mission […]

Reporting the Endgame: The war without end is a war with hardly any news coverage

The war without end is a war with hardly any news coverage COMMENTARY | August 10, 2011  Nieman Watchdog The American print press is almost totally absent from Afghanistan, leaving the reporting to a handful of news organizations. TV coverage averages 21 seconds per newscast for NBC and not much more for ABC and CBS. One […]

Seeing ‘Islamic Terror’ in Norway: Learning no lessons from Oklahoma City mistakes

Seeing ‘Islamic Terror’ in Norway Learning no lessons from Oklahoma City mistakes 7/25/11   FAIR.org  Media Advisory Right-wing terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik reportedly killed 76 people in Norway . . . , by all accounts driven by far-right anti-immigrant politics and fervent Islamophobia. But many early media accounts assumed that the perpetrator of 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 […]

Jon Stewart Was Right About Fox ‘News’ Viewers Being the Most Misinformed Citizens

Jon Stewart Was Right About Fox ‘News’ Viewers Being the Most Misinformed Citizens In refuting Stewart’s claim, Fox naturally went ahead and misinformed its viewers. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland   June 21, 2011  |   Fox News’ attempts at humor have failed miserably over the years. Think of its snooze-fest “comedies” ─ shows like the “Red Eye” (filler broadcast […]

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     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 […]

“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 […]