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"Militants": media propaganda - Salon.com - 0 views

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    To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defined "militant" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone"
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SaveTheInternet.com | Why Is the Media Ignoring SOPA? - 0 views

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    SOPA is everywhere on the Internet and nowhere on the nightly news. End the #SOPA blackout: http://bit.ly/AhLufP
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What media coverage omits about U.S. hikers released by Iran - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    Unlike the U.S. media, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer present the full picture of what happened
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Limbaugh Uses Economic Falsehoods To Attack Jobs Bill | Media Matters for America - 0 views

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    Rush Limbaugh has resorted to repeating discredited or misleading claims - that "the rich are not richer than they've ever been" and that the number of millionaires in the U.S. has decreased -- in order to dismiss President Obama's newly proposed jobs plan.
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NYTimes.com Strikes False Balance On Climate Change | Media Matters for America - 0 views

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    In a report for the New York Times' website about Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" event about climate change, ClimateWire lent a megaphone to Canadian climate contrarian Tom Harris. The reporter summarized Gore's event and then, ostensibly to provide balance, turned the rest of the article over to Harris, who thinks Gore's event spent "time and energy on something that's not true."

    ClimateWire quoted Harris' claims that the "amount of climate change impact that humans have is very small," and "This extreme weather thing is not a function of temperature," as well as his allegation that "90 percent of the important facts [in Gore's presentations] are wrong or misrepresented." The article offered no details to support this claim. Nor did mention that the vast majority of scientists agree that humans are changing the climate. And at no point did the article explain who Tom Harris is or why he was quoted evaluating statements about science instead of, say, a climate scientist.

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Is the Corporate Media Still Censoring Stories? | Truthout - 0 views

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    Project Censored has an illustrious history of drawing attention to stories that the mainstream press overtly censors or ignores through a corporate media culture that dismisses the existence of topics that threaten the status quo. The organization also promotes media literacy by educating the public about strategies that are used to disseminate misinformation and propaganda.

    With the forthcoming publication of the newest edition of Project Censored, Truthout interviewed long-time project Director Peter Phillips and current Director Mickey Huff to gain a sense how this project began, and how it intends to continue making an impact in a constantly transforming media landscape.
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Phone hacking: News of the World reporter's letter reveals cover-up | Media | guardian.... - 0 views

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    Disgraced royal correspondent Clive Goodman's letter says phone hacking was 'widely discussed' at NoW meetings * Read Clive Goodman's letter to News International
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About ALEC Exposed | Center for Media and Democracy - 0 views

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    At an extravagant hotel gilded just before the Great Depression, corporate executives from the tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, State Farm Insurance, and other corporations were joined by their "task force" co-chairs -- all Republican state legislators -- to approve "model" legislation. They jointly head task forces of what is called the "American Legislative Exchange Council" (ALEC).
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Iraq War veteran on Manning, the media and the military - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    A former Army Specialist in Baghdad explains why the leaker of the WikiLeaks documents is a hero
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Is Fox News Scared? Desperate Attacks on Watchdog Group Media Matters Suggest Yes | Med... - 0 views

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    The Fox News pack is on the warpath against media watchdog group Media Matters.
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Speech on media propaganda - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - 0 views

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    The 30-minute speech I gave last month at the Symphony Space in New York is now available on video, and is posted below in three YouTube segments (the first segment also contains the 4-minute introduction of my speech). The speech pertains to the evolution of my views on media criticism, the nature of media propaganda and what drives it, and what can be done to combat it. A DVD of the entire event -- featuring the three other speeches: from Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore -- is available at FAIR's website.

    I want to note one example, from today, that vividly illustrates many of the themes I discussed in that speech.  It is found in the following passage from this Reuters article on Obama's escalation of the covert war in Yemen and his targeting of U.S. citizen Anwar Awlaki for assassination:

    A U.S. official confirmed to Reuters that a U.S. strike last Friday killed Abu Ali al-Harithi, a midlevel al Qaeda operative, which followed last month's attempted strike against Anwar al-Awlaki, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

    Whether Awlaki has any operational role in Al Qaeda at all is a matter of intense controversy.  The U.S. Government has repeatedly asserted that he does, but has presented no verifiable evidence to support that accusation.  But what is not in dispute is the notion that Awlaki is "the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."  He unquestionably is not, and never has been, as multiple Yemen experts have repeatedly noted.  The Reuters claim is factually and entirely false.

    Whatever one's views are on Obama's assassination program, targeting U.S. citizens without due process obviously raises extraordinary and vitally important questions.  As The New York Times' Scott Shane put it when confirming Awlaki's inclusion on Obama's hit list: "The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen. . . . It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an America
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Dennis Prager Has A Funny Definition Of Freedom | Media Matters for America - 0 views

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    Conservative columnist Dennis Prager offers up a truly nonsensical definition of freedom:
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