Archive for 'Media'

So very true

December 3rd, 2010 – 12:08 am
Tagged as: Media,Politics

Absolutely this: One thing that’s been true since I’ve been paying attention is that everything The Left does is wrong. By The Left I mean everyone to the left of the basic governing power. Third Parties are bad, sitting out elections are bad, putting pressure on elected reps is bad, protesting is bad, primary campaigns […]

Stop the D.C. Establishment

September 10th, 2007 – 7:46 pm
Tagged as: Iraq,Media,Politics

I just signed this petition to help push Congress to carry out its 2006 mandate to end the occupation in Iraq. It’s clear that our leaders, journalists, and so-called experts in DC aren’t going to do anything about this war unless they hear massive public outrage. It’s our duty as citizens to express our anger […]

No First Amendment in NOLA?

September 8th, 2005 – 8:57 am
Tagged as: Media,Rights

From Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo we have this: At first the evidence was scattered and anecdotal. But now it’s pretty clear that a key aim of the Bush administration’s takeover of the NOLA situation is to cut off press access to report the story. First, there were the FEMA orders barring members of […]

A Katrina news and opinion roundup

September 4th, 2005 – 1:50 pm
Tagged as: Media,Politics

I’ve been accumulating links to stories about (and commentary on) the total screwup that the relief efforts for New Orleans have been since the hurricane struck, but now I see that Julia of Sisyphus Shrugged has posted an extra-long Hurricane Katrina edition of her always informative link dumps, so I’ll just point people over there […]

Blaming the victims of Hurricane Katrina

August 31st, 2005 – 10:43 pm
Tagged as: Media

As the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina keeps looking worse and worse, I think it’s important to take a look at those who are still trapped in the city, and the media’s portrayal of them. First, here’s a great piece of writing from Cherie Priest called Disjointed thoughts on the socio-economics of disaster: Look at the […]

On the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima

August 6th, 2005 – 11:27 am
Tagged as: Media

This seems like an appropriate article to link to on this terrible anniversary: In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan almost 60 years ago, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. This included footage shot by U.S. […]

More on the Plame debacle

July 13th, 2005 – 8:17 pm
Tagged as: Media,Politics

Over on The Progress Report, they’re taking the time to debunk all of the new spin that the Republican operatives are trying to put out to get Karl Rove off the hook. There’s also an excellent piece on TPMCafe that takes to task the idea that Valerie Plame was somehow not really a covert CIA […]

Lies about filibusters

May 21st, 2005 – 9:05 pm
Tagged as: Media,Politics

Media Matters for America provides a list of the top 10 filibuster falsehoods: With Senate debate on two of President Bush’s most controversial judicial nominees beginning May 18, the heated rhetoric over the so-called “nuclear option” to ban Senate filibusters on judicial nominations has reached its boiling point. The rules of the Senate thus far […]

The Newsweek fiasco

May 17th, 2005 – 10:35 pm
Tagged as: Media

As everyone who has been watching the news over the past few days now knows, Newsweek printed a story which included allegations that the Koran was put in a toilet during the interrogation of prisoners in Guantanamo. The report in Newsweek that the US military desecrated the Koran as part of an attempt to break […]