Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lester Holt Succeeds in Fact Checking Trump in Real Time

Holt did what Matt Lauer wouldn’t.

Terrorism: The Product of American Military Policy

The War on Terror is not a war unto itself; it is just one facet of the larger agenda of perpetual war that this government, filled with bloodthirsty war hawks, has conducted for far too long.

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime

We will fight this charge. Freedom of the press is essential to the functioning of a democratic society. North Dakota, muzzle the dogs, not the press.

Matt Lauer Ignores Trump’s Lies

NBC host didn’t challenge Trump’s false claims about Iraq and Libya.

NBC’s Presidential Forum Continued the Shameful Corporate Coverage of the Great American Meltdown

It was a low, wretched performance, by the network and both candidates, full of fluff and posturing and Alice in Wonderland statements of policy along with an almost complete derogation of authority by the anchors.

Who’s Driving Climate Denial? Big Companies and Conservative Media

Companies which signed the environmental pact and then gave political donations to climate deniers are PepsiCo, Dupont, Mondelez, Google, AT&T, Verizon and GE.

Fox Settles Sexual Harassment Suit For $20 Million

When asked if Ailes would be contributing a portion of the $20 million settlement, his lawyer, Susan Estrich, told The New York Times, “Mr. Ailes is not contributing anything.”

Fox News’ Presidential Debate Moderator: “It’s Not My Job to be a Truth Squad”

Wallace says he is “proud to be a representative of Fox” and believes his selection will help fight the belief that Fox is a “right-wing network” that “favors Republicans.”

Santa Clara Police Union Threatens To Boycott 49ers Games Due To Kaepernick’s Protest

There has been extensive national debates over Kaepernick’s actions in the past week, and the quarterback has been working to get the conversation back on track.

The New York Times’ False Foreign Policy Narratives

Fortunately, there are those -- who receive very little high-profile media ink -- that challenge the purpose and priorities of our twinned economic and physical wars. But they deserve allies in media – who don’t just seek to promote the lesser evil – but a world worthy of our humanity and of our potential.