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Coming up on today’s show, we have David Waldman from Daily Kos back on the show to give us an update on the Super Congress.
We also have Amanda Marcotte from Pandagon back on the show to give us her take on the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal and the proposed insane Mississippi personhood amendment.
Plus we have an update on Rick Santorum’s war on condoms from none other than the Incredible Hulk.
And we have the world premiere of the trailer for Rick Perry: The Movie.
We’ll also be discussing updates at Occupy Oakland, the New York’s Post ridiculous attack on Occupy Wall Street, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker being confronted by protesters in Chicago.
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May this be your latest news flash that the “liberal media bias” does not exist, has never existed, and until we get corporate money out of said media, will probably never exist. It’s a grand lie pushed, very effectively, by the right-wing in this country, and they’ve sold it extremely well.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/10/15/unbiased-and-objective-associated-press-not-so-much-video/May this be your latest news flash that the “liberal media bias” does not... more
While the mainstream media criticizes the demonstrators for being anarchist hippies, corporate media outlets don’t actually go into the crowd that much to listen to what the frustrated people have to say.
Reporters go live from across the street. TV satellite trucks are on stand-by for violence and arrests. The independent and foreign channels are the ones covering the important issues from within the action. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at media coverage of Occupy Wall Street.
Step 1 – Ignore. Step 2 – Ridicule. Step 3 – Undermine. That’s the approach some media outlets seem to have been taking when it comes to Occupy Wall Street.
“The real big thing that this movement needs to do is to appeal directly to the millions of people who are direct victims of what has happened since 2008,” said editorial columnist and author Ted Rall.
This has been tough to do through mainstream media outlets.
“America is all about having your voice heard. No matter how stupid that voice may be.”
“It’s a joke. They just want to have a party. It’s their lame excuse to have burning man, right? It’s a joke."
These are some of the many criticisms from corporate news channels while covering the Occupy Wall Street movement.
“The media in America, it’s a joke,” counter argued comedian Travis Pinon.
“We’re not hippies, we are not trying to have an excuse to party around. These are working people. People actually come from work, come here, and volunteer their time,” explained one of the protesters, Rafael Moreno.
Showing up at the protest without the network’s logo, FOX News Channel has spear headed operation Undermine Occupy Wall Street.
“All they have to do is take a shower and then get a job, if they went to college,” said host Bill O’Reilly in his show.
FOX’s coverage has seen a hit below-the-belt approach prevail.
“They are going to chop up whatever you say, and they are going to leave the truth on the cutting floor, and they’re going to run with whatever pushes their narrative,” said protester Jesse LaGreca.
It’s no secret that it’s the corporations, protested against at the encampment, that own the big TV networks in the US.
“People are standing up against corporations that actually run the media. Benito Mussolini defined fascism as a collaboration of corporation and government. Welcome to America, guys! That’s what it is. This is fascism at its finest,” said comedian and protester Travis Pinon.
Little interest in substance or analysis has been shown, like exploring why Americans have been driven out onto the street.
More @ link http://rt.com/usa/news/media-occupy-wall-mainstream-725/While the mainstream media criticizes the demonstrators for being anarchist hippies,... more
Let's crunch the numbers like the "journalists" SHOULD but DON'T and see what this 9-9-9 stuff is all about.
http://www.billschmalfeldt.com/2011/10/time-to-call-bullshit-on-herman-cains-9-9-9-nonsense/Let's crunch the numbers like the "journalists" SHOULD but DON'T... more
NYTimes Sues The Federal Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT ActWe've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act. They've been trying to pressure the government into publicly explaining how they interpret the law, because they believe that it directly contrasts how most of the public (and many elected officials) believe the feds are interpreting the law. While the two Senators continue to put pressure on the feds and to hint at the feds' interpretation, just the fact that the government won't even explain its own interpretation of the law seems ridiculous.
Given all of this, reporter Charlie Savage of the NY Times filed a Freedom of Information Act request to find out the federal government's interpretation of its own law... and had it refused. According to the federal government, its own interpretation of the law is classified. What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it's interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all.
Julian Sanchez points us to the news that Savage and the NY Times have now sued the federal government for not revealing its interpretation of the PATRIOT Act, pointing out that if parts of the interpretation contain classified material, the Justice Department should black that out and reveal the rest, but simply refusing to reveal the interpretation entirely is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act. You can bet that the feds will do everything they can to get out of this lawsuit, just as they did with the various lawsuits concerning warrantless wiretapping. Here's hoping the court systems don't let them. No matter what you think of this administration (or the last one) and how it's handling the threat of terrorism, I'm curious how anyone can make the argument that the US government should not reveal how it interprets the very laws under which it's required to operate.We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have... more
"In the end, Righthaven simply didn't have a legal leg to stand on. Having been present for the legal arguments before the court, it was obvious from the start that Righthaven had simply painted themselves into a legal corner. It was actually quite sad to witness.""In the end, Righthaven simply didn't have a legal leg to stand on. Having... more
"A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs has come up far short of its goals, with only 10 percent of participants finding work so far, the agency's assistant inspector general has found."
This article is flying around the internet and being republished in papers all around the country. It was written by SAM HANANEL, but there are few details, and no investigation into the business end of the jobs program. Where is the analysis of corporations creating the jobs that the government is providing the trained workers for? Why are corporations not taking advantage of trained people and investing in the future? How is it that we are so behind other countries in making green jobs happen?
Germany gets 20% of their energy from renewable solar power. The Netherlands is closing in on 20% renewable power from wind generation. Semens has become the worlds leader in solar technology, while GE is playing catch-up to the Netherlands in designing and building wind generators.
The press just likes to paint a biased picture that Obama's programs don't work. They do, it is just that corporations are not doing their part in creating jobs, or they are swindling money from the government and investors (since life is all about greed).
The AP used to be a good news source, providing analysis with their reports. Now it seems that they are becoming more and more like USA Today: info-graghs in words."A $500 million Labor Department program designed to train workers for green jobs... more
It’s a pretty rough time for journalism, as the phone hacking scandal rumbles on, so why not look for some escapism in this list?
We’re looking for escapism (so no documentaries) and films where the reporter is the hero (so nothing like Shattered Glass, about a reporter who made up his sources, or The Sweet Smell of Success, in which Burt Lancaster plays a crooked columnist.)It’s a pretty rough time for journalism, as the phone hacking scandal rumbles... more
That pungent stench of familiarity.
Now, in Cocoa Beach, we were all looking upward, craning necks and holding ears. All was power and might and roar. No worries. NASA had a great track record. Then, the explosion. It fooled all of us. A big orange ball, then, the famous “devil’s fork” contrails of the two booster rockets continuing on, then the cottony contrails of something floating to earth (including one big one that later turned out to be the cabin with seven possibly still-alive astronauts inside).
One space buff diner, coffee still in hand, shouted “Boy, NASA fooled us again. A new launch rocketry configuration!” I started thinking about the contrails. That meant heat. That meant explosion.Now, in Cocoa Beach, we were all looking upward, craning necks and holding ears. All... more
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When the space shuttle Challenger burst into a fireball of horror and history on January 28, 1986, I wasn’t watching the live broadcast. In that sense, I was like most Americans. But unlike most Americans, I was learning about the disaster as quickly as details became available.
That morning marked the first time I had been trusted to lay out page 1 for the newspaper where I was working. I had worked there for four years and wanted to show the editors I could handle the increased responsibility.When the space shuttle Challenger burst into a fireball of horror and history on... more
This isn’t a call for the government to manage the media any more than it is a call for the government to manage legal interactions. However, the government does ensure that there are independent courts where parties to a conflict can get an independent hearing and finding. The government also acts on behalf of the public – who vote for it – to manage, create and implement legislation in the public’s interest.
The same should be true of media regulation.This isn’t a call for the government to manage the media any more than it is a... more
Los Angeles Times...
Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
Journalist Jane Scott was 45 when she was assigned to cover a Beatles show in 1964. It changed her life.
PHOTO: Jane Scott with the Who in the late 1960s.
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So she was among the most improbable candidates for the job she would perform with undisguised gusto for almost 40 years.
Scott, 92, who died in Cleveland on Monday after a long illness, was middle-aged when the Cleveland Plain Dealer sent her to cover the Beatles in 1964. She charged on for 38 years, covering the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, the Doors, the Who, the Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen and every other major and minor group that played her town. When she retired in 2002, she was, at 82, the oldest rock critic in the country.
"She was a legend," said Lauren Onkey, vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. "Every band has a good thing to say about her no matter what their style. I think that speaks to her curiosity. She was an avid rock 'n' roll fan who … had a way of communicating with artists. She got into every show."
Scott sometimes called herself "the world's oldest teenager," who found something to love about every act she saw. That tendency may not have made her a must-read among other critics but it endeared her to many of her subjects.
Jim Morrison invited her backstage for a beer. Jimi Hendrix took her along when he shopped for a blue Corvette. She sang "California Girls" with Brian Wilson at a hotel piano bar during an interview. When Springsteen played Cleveland, he dedicated "Dancing in the Dark" to her.
"Scott was on a first-name basis not only with music fans throughout northeast Ohio, but with most of the luminaries in the rock 'n' roll universe," Plain Dealer pop music critic John Soeder wrote in her obituary. Among those luminaries was Lyle Lovett, who paid tribute to Scott in a Twitter message, writing that the rock music world had lost "one of the dearest members of its family."
It was impossible not to notice Scott at a rock concert. She was the matronly woman in the dyed satin-blond pageboy and big, red trifocals. She always had her ticket stub pinned to her outfit so that if anyone was tempted to steal it "they'd have to tear my blouse off." She carried a big purse, in which she kept earplugs and a peanut butter sandwich.
In a sense Scott's love of rock music was unavoidable. She was born on May 3, 1919, in Cleveland, where 33 years later, in 1952, deejay Alan Freed would mount what is often described as the world's first major rock concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball. After her military stint based in Washington with the WAVES, Scott, a University of Michigan graduate in English, entered journalism, eventually landing at the Plain Dealer as a society writer. She started there three days after Freed's historic concert.
She was writing a youth column for the paper in 1964 when the Beatles came to town. When she realized no one had been assigned to cover the Fab Four's appearance, she volunteered. It changed her life.
"After that," she recalled in a 2002 interview with the Washington Post, "I knew the kids didn't want to read about the tennis team over at Amherst High School.... The Beatles were theirs, and the beautiful thing was their parents hated it. That's the most important point. Their parents hated it!"
She was already 45 then, but she did not try to conceal her age. She did not start wearing mini-skirts, leather or tattoos. If anyone gave her any guff, she gave it right back.
"One day I got a snotty remark at a concert," Scott, who never married or had children, told the New York Times in 1999. "I said: 'Don't you dare call me mom. I'm old enough to be your grandmother."
She wrote from the perspective of a fan, which was a weakness by some accounts. Most critics would probably not welcome a message like the one she received from one of her fans, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, when she turned 80. "Jane," Frey said, "you never met a band you didn't like."
Scott made no apologies. "If you want to write for yourself, go write a diary," she said of her critics in a 2002 interview with the American Journalism Review. "I am the eyes and ears of the people who can't get [to the concert] or can't afford it."
.Los Angeles Times... Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic Journalist... more
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"Sushi to the Slaughter" premieres on Tuesday, July 12 at 9/8c on Current TV.
"Vanguard" is Current TV's no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.
For more, go to http://current.com/vanguard.
Current Media, the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, engages viewers with smart, provocative and timely programming -- stories that no one else is telling in ways that no one else is telling them. Current's programming shines a light where others won't dare and boldly explores important subjects -- opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The channel's audience is comprised of affluent, curious, social and connected adults who crave the kind of entertaining, enlightening, witty and informative programming found on Current's TV and online properties. Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide -- 60 million households in the US -- through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner ; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at http://www.current.com.Adam Yamaguchi, a ravenous sushi consumer since childhood, examines the cost of the... more
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Vanguard is Current TV's no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.Boston is now home to the highest rate of opiate (heroin, oxycodone) addiction and... more
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