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"Accidental" hoax video embraced by journalism

Enjoy the hilarious explanation of how UFO video "proof" was a mistake.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 12
Reply by Joan Denoo

Bernie Sanders vs. an outrageous Republican - what's wrong with coverage of politics

When outrageous remarks determine "newsworthiness" there's a lot wrong with the system. This cartoon says a great deal:

Started by Grinning Cat

10 Jan 9
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Single-Story Horror News

Why TV News Has Gotten So Awful Consider Tom Engelhardt's analysis of how current TV news coverage fosters constant overblown fear and warp…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 18, 2015
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Click Futility

Clicktivism, we've all done it, sent emails to support a cause. Apparently it's useless. Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet)…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 30, 2015
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

White House *accurately* listed Fox reporters' affiliation

A bit of old news, but still worth mentioning here: At the State of the Union lunch in January, reporters' place cards looked like these: B…

Started by Grinning Cat

2 Jun 30, 2015
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

FOX "science writers" unqualified

Let's compare the backgrounds of science writers for Fox and NPR Compare the qualifications of NPR's science writing staff with that of FOX…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 12, 2015
Reply by Grinning Cat

Senators asked for more tv coverage of climate change

Sunday Shows Cover Climate Change As Much In First Half Of 2014 As In Last Four Years Combined Nine senators asked the executives at execut…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 22, 2014

Climate Change "debate" on TV

A funny look at TV climate coverage.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 12, 2014

When corrupt politics controls the news

Fox News's treatment of the so called Benghazi scandal brings to mind Fred W. Rigg's theory of comparative public administration. Riggs com…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 11, 2014

The end of all news isn't news

Humans Could Really Bring About the End of the World via Climate and Nuclear Disasters Tom Engelhardt argues that the idea of a futureless…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 May 10, 2014
Reply by Napoleon Bonaparte

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