Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: journalism

When it comes to the truth of opinion columns, it’s reader...

Normally, there is at least the assumption, among professional journalists and readers alike, that the opinion pieces are held to some basic standard of factual accuracy.

Limiting Trump’s screen time isn’t ‘censorship,’ it’s journalism

If journalists are limited to allowing politicians to say whatever they want on-air, then asking questions that are never answered, how to decide when this is less reporting the news than feeding the troll?

Julian Assange and the increasing threat to freedom of the press

The continued persecution of Manning and Assange shows that while actual war criminals are showered with praise and given lucrative sinecures, those who reveal their crimes are the ones who will face punishment.

Corporate media have second thoughts about exiling Julian Assange from journalism

Corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the U.S. Department of Justice’s escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration.

Family of jailed Saudi feminist Loujain Al-Hathloul: She was waterboarded, flogged...

The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange...

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach...

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

The TSA’s role as journalist harasser and media ‘watchdog’

My experience on this latest journey is also a reminder of how far we in the U.S. have gone down the road towards becoming a police state.

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning’s refusal to testify against WikiLeaks will help...

"We all owe our immense gratitude to Chelsea Manning for everything she’s done over the last decade, but even more so now."

In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments

During interviews on Bubba The Love Sponge, Carlson said he "love[s]" the idea of young girls sexually experimenting, used sexist terms to refer to a number of women, and defended statutory rape.

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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”