Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: journalism

On seeing America’s wars whole

Crudely put, the central question that goes not only unanswered, but unasked is this: What the hell is going on?

The empty piety of the American Press

Corporations that own the press look at news as a revenue stream. Journalism is irrelevant.

Emilio Gutierrez Soto and the fight to protect journalists

Democracy depends on a vigorous free press, and it is up to all of us to demand it, and to defend it.

Why we need to know what Trump says behind closed doors

We need activism: against Trump and the powerful interests he represents, and against a political system that gives too much power to wealthy corporate donors and too little power to the people.

Going to the Daytime Emmys

There was once a literate public. This is gone now, replaced by a vast burlesque.

There won’t be another Jimmy Breslin, but we need more like...

It's not that good journalists aren't out there, they just don't get published.

I am an enemy of the people

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you'd think.

Federal judge: FBI can keep secret rules on warrantless espionage of...

“Whether it’s the Obama administration or the Trump administration, the government should not be able to keep its rules for spying on journalists without a court order secret.”

The press is essential, whether presidents like it or not

If you want to make journalism better, subscribe to your local paper.

Spurned reporters should dump Trump briefings and turn to investigative journalism

We need less advertising (or “public relations” in some versions), and a helluva lot more journalism these days.

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

Sociology can help the climate crisis

Climate change is caused by people acting in groups, after all, and sociology is the study of people acting in groups.

Ethiopia conflict by US design

The U.S. and her puppets (UK, EU etc) have, to the incredulity of many, stood behind the terrorists and not the government of Ethiopia, or the Ethiopian people.

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?
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How unaccountable institutions are shaping your life

Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.