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Model Miners – GE


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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2006

GE’s Ecomagination advertisement for clean coal using models for miners

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Clean Coal Ad


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Uploaded on Oct 29, 2008

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Clean Coal: This Is Reality


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Uploaded on Dec 3, 2008

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In reality, there is no such thing as clean coal. Join Reality. We’re going to challenge the clean coal myth and make sure misleading articles, false statements and other hype don’t go unanswered.

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Switcheroo | This American Life

Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a company called Journatic, that is producing local journalism in a brand new way. Or is it really journalism? (23 1/2 minutes)

An article at Poynter.org adds details to the story.EconomicsJournalism

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Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed… How Corporate-Funded Propaganda Is Airing On Local Newscasts As “News” | Democracy Now!

A new study being released today by the Center for Media and Democracy found at least 77 TV stations around the country have aired corporate-sponsored video news releases over the past 10 months. The report accuses the TV stations of actively disguising the content–which has been paid for by companies like General Motors, Panasonic and Pfizer–to make it appear to be their own reporting. In a broadcast exclusive we speak with the authors of the report and air examples of the video news releases. [includes rush
transcript]

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Fake Bylines And Outsourced Writers: How Journatic Does Journalism – The Wire

Journatic, a company that provides hyper-local stories to media outlets, was called out by This American Life this weekend for using fake bylines on stories on their Blockshopper.com. While that is surface-level bad, the whole operation seems deeply sinister for supporters of shoe-leather journalism.

In an episode called “Switcheroo,” This American Life producer Sarah Koenig talked with a freelancer working for Journatic, Ryan Smith, who noticed that stories he had edited were attributed to made-up people when published — the stories were actually written by people in the Philippines, where Journatic outsources work and pays minimal fees.

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George Carlin on the subject of corporate influence


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Uploaded on Feb 5, 2010

I am not sure who any of my videos belong to (except my mind movie which I made years ago), I just post them under the fair use law..

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The Media-Lobbying Complex: Investigation Exposes Undisclosed Corporate Ties of Pundits


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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2010

The Media-Lobbying Complex: Investigation Exposes Undisclosed Corporate Ties of Network Political Pundits

A four-month investigation into the covert corporate influence on cable news found that since 2007 at least seventy-five registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials have repeatedly appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network with no disclosure that they are paid by corporate interests. We speak to journalist Sebastian Jones, who carried out the investigation for The Nation magazine.

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Corporate Lobbyists Pose As TV ‘Experts’


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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2010

After a four-month investigation, The Nation magazine has found that in 2007 at least 75 registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials have regularly appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network with no disclosure of the corporate interests that had paid them. These people, promoted as experts on the networks, are paid by companies and trade groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political interests. Many have been regulars on more than one of the cable networks, turning in dozens–and in some cases hundreds–of appearances.

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Sorting reality from ‘truthiness’ | Harvard Gazette

A digital media awash in “truthiness” needs “trustiness.”

That became clear during a high-octane symposium at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology that examined comedian Stephen Colbert’s definition of a truth that is known in the gut and can’t be swayed by facts or logic.

“Truthiness is a rhetorical poker game that the ’net let people play,” said Charles Nesson, founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, in giving a midday “inflection point” of a two-day symposium on “Truthiness in Digital Media,” co-hosted by the Berkman Center and the MIT Center for Civic Media and supported by the Ford Foundation.

On Tuesday, prominent Web activists, researchers, and opinion makers gathered at Harvard to lay out the challenges of truthiness. On Wednesday, they went to the MIT Media Lab for “Hack Day” to try to come up with new technical tools to address those challenges. Those were myriad, as indicated by the event’s subtitle: “A symposium that seeks to understand and address propaganda and misinformation in the new media ecosystem,” as in “the Internet spreads lies.”

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