Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sued by Chesapeake Energy for Stealing Trade Secrets, Aubrey McClendon Hires PR Giant Edelman

McClendon and his legal team, as well as American Energy Partners' investors, responded to the lawsuit claiming their innocence. Still, Edelman is listed as American Energy's media contact for the lawsuit, who will help shape some of the media headlines about the case.

‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“When you fight porn you fight global capitalism.” With the rise of pornography, there has also been an explosion in sex-related violence. But as porn becomes more accessible, are we blinded by self-destructive fantasy?

Suffocating dissent: Gagging the Media in Ethiopia

The Anti–Terrorism Proclamation is known to punish so-called "troublesome journalists" who might criticize the government or publish articles featuring opposition. The brutal gang ruling is no worse than in Ethiopia.

Big Lies, Little Lies and the Punishment of Brian Williams

Williams is in the public dock for telling a false story about his experiences covering the American invasion of Iraq; the disclosure humiliated him, his colleagues and his network when exposed. Is his punishment excessive, or does it fit the crime?

Williams Incident: Reagan and Bush Lied About Military Records but Got a Pass

Many conservatives are currently criticizing NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams for embellishing an experience he had at the beginning of the Iraq War. These same conservatives, however, continue idolizing Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who “embellished” a lot of stories in wartime.

Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand

During the past two decades, as the Internet flourished and transformed our society, several major corporations have assumed dominant “gatekeeper” positions, threatening net neutrality. We must protect net neutrality.

Civil Rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina

In 1915 one of the most nakedly racist films was screened in the White House. One hundred years later a very different film, directed by an African-American woman, was screened there. Change happens, slowly, but it happens. Could the birth of a new nation be at hand?

Eight NFL Scandals Worse Than ‘Deflategate’

Football has become America's pastime, but it's time the sports reporters start covering real NFL scandals and stop focusing on non-stories such as "deflategate." Here are a few leads for reporters to chase.

CIA Whistleblower Faces 100 Years in Prison for Talking to NY Times Reporter

Even though his actions didn't harm or kill any people, Jeffrey Sterling, former CIA case officer, faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and a fine of up to $2.25 million. His sentencing is scheduled for April 24.

Killing Ragheads for Jesus

It's debated that the movie, “American Sniper,” showcases despicable aspects of U.S. society—our gun culture, blind adoration for the military and innate privileges as Christians. Does the movie cater to a "deep sickness rippling through our society?"