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Norman Solomon: Corporate Media Supports Anyone But Sanders or Warren

What’s at stake includes democracy—the informed consent of the governed—and so much more.

December 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Hiding the truth

For decades, the news media have been ignoring research that disproves their cherished myths.

September 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Noam Chomsky: The Failure of Mainstream Media in the United States

Of all Trump’s policies, the one that is the most dangerous and destructive, in fact poses an existential threat, is his policies on climate change, on global warming. That’s really … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Deborah DeNicola: The Evening News

It’s another option if you’re ruling out suicide— Ruin rents the land and vermillion limns the fire. Wires scorch down the spines of weight-bearing walls. Rain rusts dull as a … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Anjana Susarla: Why ABC reacted so swiftly to Roseanne’s racist tweet

ABC Entertainment, which produced the revamped version of “Roseanne,” is the latest company to learn the challenge of doing business in an age when citizen activism is amplified by social … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Disputation

He argued like a champ, best of breed. You gave him his assumptions, you were dead. Or later claim he’d said something daft and he’d repeat verbatim, first to last, … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Peter Van Buren: Sustaining Perpetual War — The Bloodless Narrative

The Bloodless Narrative of America’s Wars Ensures their Perpetuation Sustaining America’s state of post-9/11 perpetual war requires skillful manipulation of the public at home. The key tool used for this … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

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