Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Washington Post Reporter Remains Held in Iranian Prison for a Year

While the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the U.S. State Department have called for his immediate release, Jason Rezaian remains detained in an Iranian prison. His fate resides in the hands of an infamous judge known for committing human rights abuses.

American Journalism’s Ideology: Why the ‘Liberal’ Media Is Fundamentalist

If we were to step back from the diversionary label of journalism and evaluate the deeper ideological commitments that shape mainstream news, what are they really? Robert Jensen evaluates an organization’s coverage of environmental news.

How Mainstream Is Bernie Sanders Really?

A democratic socialist and all, Bernie Sanders isn't being taken seriously by the corporate media. But to mainstream media's surprise, Sanders’s positions are quite mainstream to the stances of the general American public.

Government and Corporate America: A Marriage Made in Hell

When we talk about two things that should never be combined, government and Corporatism is one of them. The massive power held by U.S. global corporations and the rich and powerful has the ability to do irreparable damage to America.

Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly Reportedly Abused His Wife in Front of His Daughter

“You can't be a real man if you don't look out for your kids. They need you.” But is Bill O'Reilly "a real man" after he allegedly physically abused his wife in front of their young daughter?

‘Epic Fail:’ Feminism and Ecological Crises

It seems homo sapiens’ domination of Earth is coming to an end as the result of today’s processes of resource extraction and waste generation. What can we do to change this trajectory, and is this conversation unavoidable?

TV Meteorologists Should Say It Loud and Clear: Climate Change Is Here

Climate change is here and it is real. It's time TV Meteorologists state the cold, hard facts: it is a planetary threat and there is plenty we can do about it.

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.