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How Big Money and Big Media Undermine Democracy

I have very little to add in the way of comment, but I wanted to let all of you know that Bill Moyers just interviewed John Nichols and Robert McChesney, the authors of the new book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, and it’s incredibly fascinating stuff… And, by “incredibly […]

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My thoughts on the news coverage coming out of Cleveland

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The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary… agendas at play, profits to be made

As you’ve no doubt heard, a gunman entered an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday morning, taking the lives of 20 children (all 6 and 7 years old) and 6 adults. It’s a heartbreaking story, and I don’t know that there’s anything that I can say that hasn’t already been said better by our obviously […]

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For those of you who don’t leave the bed over the weekend, here’s the deal with the controversy surrounding the latest jobs data

On Friday, the the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that, for the first time since President Obama took office, unemployment had fallen below the 8% mark. And, as Romney had repeatedly drawn the line in the sand at 8%, reminding American voters incessantly, since winning his party’s nomination, that Obama had presided over […]

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The state of journalism today

The folks at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center just issued a new report entitled, State of the News Media 2010, and, as you might guess, based on the fact that I’m writing about it here, it doesn’t paint a very rosy picture… Here’s a clip: …The numbers for 2009 reveal just how urgent these questions […]

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