Tag Archives: Mainstream Media

BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

Dan Rather is Rather Outspoken Reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news. Dan Rather’s unsettling ‘push under the bus’ is an instructive case in point. By Leslie Griffith / Reader Supported News … finish reading BOOKS / Leslie Griffith : Dan Rather’s ‘Rather Outspoken’

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Prophets of the Fourth Estate

The corporate media crisis:Everything old is new again By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | April 4, 2012 [Prophets of the Fourth Estate: Broadsides by Press Critics of the Progressive Era, edited by Amy Reynolds and Gary Hicks; Foreword … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Prophets of the Fourth Estate

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Harry Targ : Political News as Commodity

Screenshot of Rachel Maddow reporting on the phony ACORN media sting during her MSNBC show. Image from Democurmudgeon.What sells is legitimate:Political news is a commodityBy Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 6, 2012 “The public version of Andrew … finish reading Harry Targ : Political News as Commodity

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Danny Schechter : We Are Drowning Here

“Drowning Man,” by David Galletly / 2headedsnake.We are drowning here:War, banks, and dumbed-down media “At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour … finish reading Danny Schechter : We Are Drowning Here

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Carl Davidson : The Pundits’ Obsession About ‘Specific Demands’

Occupy Wall Street poster from Lalo Alcaraz / laloalcaraz.com.Occupy and the pundits:Do we really want ‘specific demands?’ By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog/ December 6, 2011 I’m getting fed up with pompous pundits lecturing the “Occupy!” movement for not … finish reading Carl Davidson : The Pundits’ Obsession About ‘Specific Demands’

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Danny Schechter : The Media and Occupy Wall Street

Jon Stewart covers Wall Street coverage.But for how long?Occupy Wall Street is all over the media By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2011 One of the oldest patterns of media coverage can be summed up this … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Media and Occupy Wall Street

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Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

Members of the Occupy Wall Street media organization produced bails of newspapers chronicling the past three weeks of protests. Photo by John Minchillo / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Occupy Wall Street:The media won’t report the real story By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Sick of Being Spoon-Fed the News

Cartoon by Don Addis / Quick Take.Spoon-feeding the news:Where’s our independent press? By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2011 In his novel Sidetracked, Henning Mankkel quotes a retired journalist: There are two kinds of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Sick of Being Spoon-Fed the News

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Larry Ray : Donald Trump and the Two-Headed Cow

The Great American Sideshow! Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.The Great American Sideshow:Donald Trump: See the two-headed cow! By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2011 America has always had a fringe element of nuttiness … finish reading Larry Ray : Donald Trump and the Two-Headed Cow

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FAIR : Election Coverage Misses the Mark

Image from Blogging Belmont.Surprise!Press urges move to the right:Media misreading midterm elections By Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting / November 5, 2010 With the Democrats suffering substantial losses in Tuesday’s midterms, many journalists and pundits were offering a familiar diagnosis … finish reading FAIR : Election Coverage Misses the Mark

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An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP.Times quotes Afghansistan commander:American atrocities turn Afghans into insurgents “We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat.” — Gen. … finish reading An Unaccustomed Truth : Commander McChrystal Admits to Afghan Atrocities

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MEDIA / ACORN Hoax : Times Won’t Admit It Was Wrong

Pimp and ho: James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles went undercover at ACORN. But guess what: They weren’t dressed like this!NYT and the ACORN Hoax:Paper won’t admit its mistakes March 11, 2010 Ignoring calls from numerous critics, the New York Times … finish reading MEDIA / ACORN Hoax : Times Won’t Admit It Was Wrong

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