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Twitter and made up stories

Why Journalists Love Twitter You've probably heard twitter trends cited on TV news. Emily Robinson describes how Twitter manufactures news,…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Nov 19, 2016
Reply by Loren Miller

Acceptable Discourse - Foundational Change

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency Obama and his political director David Simas, discuss our new media ecology. The continuum of accepta…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 18, 2016

Is Mass Media All Lies?

Mat Tafibbi makes the point that US mass media has lost so much credibility that no one believes even the most horrendous political revelat…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Nov 8, 2016
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Do you vote with your eyeballs?

The idea that US citizens have already voted for Trump because they're drawn to sensational, low brow "reality" fiction TV and media posts…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Sep 17, 2016
Reply by sehkmet

Planned Propaganda Empire

Are Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, and Roger Ailes Cooking Up a Post-Election Media Empire? Preparing for tRump loss in September, the Alt-r…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Aug 31, 2016
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Talk Radio Destroys Media Credibility

Finally, a right-winger takes responsibility for today's proud Know Nothing Party. Conservative talk radio got us here. Charlie Sykes, a co…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 18, 2016
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Mass Media and a US Autocrat's Rise

How Trump Owns the Media Marvin Kalb says the media are boosting a would-be autocrat. In this unusual presidential campaign, we are witness…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 17, 2016
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

YouTube fosters Atheist trolls

Different media foster or impair our capacity for reason, Marshall McLuhan said. It's plausible with regards to YouTube's effects on Atheis…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jul 29, 2016
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

The WHY of Media Climate Denial

U.S. Press Coverage of the Climate Crisis: A Damning Betrayal of Public Trust Ross Gelbspan, retired reporter, gives us the lowdown on US m…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 29, 2016

Immoral Camouflage of a sick industry

Authoritarian gun lovers: The gun lobby was never about freedom, and the Orlando massacre fallout proves it Amanda Marcotte tears off the m…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Jun 16, 2016
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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