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First Look Media seeks to reimagine journalism for the digital age, combining the promise of technological innovation with the power of fearless reporting. Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the organization will pursue original, independent journalism that is deeply reported and researched, thoroughly fact checked, and beautifully told. We are driven above all by a belief that democracy depends on a citizenry that is not just highly informed, but deeply engaged. In all our work, we are committed to strict standards of accuracy and honesty, a willingness to report our own errors and inconsistencies as well as those of others, and a deep respect for the transformative power of true stories.

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The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News


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Uploaded on Oct 4, 2006

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Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the “liberal media.” Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite propaganda.”

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Sunday Shows’ Climate Coverage Shows Media Vulnerability

February 16, 2014 4:17 PM EST ››› THOMAS BISHOP & SAMANTHA WYATT

This week, all four major broadcast networks covered extreme weather and climate change on their Sunday morning political talk shows. Those programs have largely ignored global warming in recent years, making their effort to address the issue unusual and laudable. But several of the segments also demonstrated the vulnerability inherent in treating science as a political debate where both sides receive a platform to air their positions.

Major winter storms across the U.S. in the month of February, drought in California, and President Obama’s call for

a $1 billion climate change “resilience fund” sparked debates this week over the need for action against climate change. The science of global warming is settled: according to one survey, 97 percent of climate scientists agree

that climate change is real and that “humans are causing global warming.” But the Sunday shows, because they are built on a model of showing political conflicts, have difficulty putting that fact in context.

ABC’s This Week and NBC’s Meet the Press both featured debates between individuals who support and oppose the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change, creating a false balance that could serve to confuse their viewers. Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Fox News Sunday, meanwhile, hosted a discussion in which no panelist stated that human-caused climate change is occurring while several claimed that it is not. CBS’ Face the Nation, by contrast, featured an interview with a scientist who explained that “we know that climate change is happening and humans are contributing.”

The broadcast Sunday shows devoted a paltry 27 minutes of coverage to climate change in 2013, according to a Media Matters study. Nearly 60 percent of that coverage came on Face the Nation; Meet the Press did not mention the issue all year. Face the Nation also featured the first interview of a scientist to discuss global warming by any of the programs in five years.

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The UK’s Equating of Journalism With Terrorism

Glenn Greenwald (R) speaks with partner David Miranda as Greenwald testifies in front of the Brazilian Federal Senate’s Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, established to investigate allegations of spying by United States on Brazil, in Brasilia October 9, 2013. (photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

19 February 14

s my colleague Ryan Devereaux reports, a lower UK court this morning, as long expected, upheld the legality of the nine-hour detention of my partner, David Miranda, at Heathrow Airport last August, even as it acknowledged that the detention was “an indirect interference with press freedom”. For good measure, the court also refused permission to appeal (though permission can still be granted by the appellate court). David was detained and interrogated under the Terrorism Act of 2000.

The UK Government expressly argued that the release of the Snowden documents (which the free world callsawardwinning journalism“) is actually tantamount to “terrorism”, the same theory now being used by the Egyptian military regime to prosecute Al Jazeera journalists as terrorists. Congratulations to the UK government on the illustrious company it is once again keeping. British officials have also repeatedly threatened criminal prosecution of everyone involved in this reporting, including Guardian journalists and editors.

Equating journalism with terrorism has a long and storied tradition. Indeed, as Jon Schwarz has documented, the U.S. Government has frequently denounced nations for doing exactly this. Just last April, Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine dramatically informed the public that many repressive, terrible nations actually “misuse terrorism laws to prosecute and imprison journalists.” When visiting Ethiopia in 2012, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns publicly disclosed that in meetings with that nation’s officials, the United States “express[ed] our concern that the application of anti-terrorism laws can sometimes undermine freedom of expression and independent media.” The same year, the State Department reported that Burundi was prosecuting a journalist under terrorism laws.

It should surprise nobody that the UK is not merely included in, but is one of the leaders of, this group of nations which regularly wages war on basic press freedoms. In the 1970s, British journalist Duncan Campbell was criminally prosecuted for the crime of reporting on the mere existence of the GCHQ, while fellow journalist Mark Hosenball, now of Reuters, was forced to leave the country. The monarchy has no constitutional guarantee of a free press. The UK government routinely threatens newspapers with all sorts of sanctions for national security reporting it dislikes. Its Official Secrets Act makes it incredibly easy to prosecute journalists and others for disclosing anything which political officials want to keep secret. For that reason, it was able to force the Guardian to destroy its own computers containing Snowden material precisely because the paper’s editors knew that British courts would slavishly defer to any requests made by the GCHQ to shut down the paper’s reporting.

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Science vs. politics | Kennedy School panelists scrutinize climate change denial | Harvard Gazette

February 14, 2014 | Editor’s Pick Popular

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer

If you wonder why worldwide scientific consensus hasn’t yet quashed climate change denial in the United States, a panel this week at Harvard Kennedy School offered an answer: It’s the politics, stupid.

Persistent efforts to cast doubt on a scientific certainty have their roots in philosophical opposition to big government and government regulation, expressed in a fierce, expertly managed, well-funded campaign, participants said.

“It’s a story about government regulation, about organizations that take a position against government’s role in the marketplace,” said Naomi Oreskes, a history of science professor at Harvard.

Oreskes, co-author of “Merchants of Doubt” (2010), which looked at campaigns to discredit scientific data from tobacco to the ozone hole to climate change, said the current opposition carries strong echoes of the tobacco wars. For decades, tobacco companies used disinformation to combat increasing evidence that smoking caused cancer and other illnesses.

“It’s not just the same ideas, the same strategies, but the same people,” Oreskes said.

The panel, “Crossing the 2014 Climate Divide: Scientists, Skeptics and the Media,” was held Thursday at the Belfer Building. It also featured Suzanne Goldenberg, a science reporter covering the United States for The Guardian, and Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Cristine Russell, senior fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, served as moderator.

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Ken Ham Responds to Bill Nye “The Humanist Guy”


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Published on Aug 31, 2012

Check out Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell’s article, “Bill Nye’s Crusade for Your Kids”
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The president/CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis–U.S. and the Creation Museum, Ken Ham, responds to Bill Nye’s recent YouTube video entitled, “Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children”

See Dr. David Menton and Dr. Georgia’s response:

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Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself – The Real News Network


Part 1:
Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change

Part 2:
Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity

Part 3:
Capitalism in Long Term Stagnation and Decay – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that if you concentrate wealth at the top, there’s not enough purchasing power to make the rest of the system work

Part 4:
The Promise and Limitations of Worker Co-ops – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that the experience of Spain’s Mondragon, the world’s largest workers’ co-op, shows that workers’ ownership can go to scale, but on their own co-ops will not transform society or the economy

Part 5:
What Would You Do If You Had Political Power? – Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like

Full sequence of interviews is available at:
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=832&Itemid=74&jumival=1126

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13 Dumbest Things Media Said About Climate Change In 2013

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/01/01/13-dumbest-things-media-said-about-climate-chan/197331

Blog ››› January 1, 2014 12:00 PM EST ››› DENISE ROBBINS

The evidence for climate change only got stronger this year, with a major climate report finding 95 percent confidence in manmade global warming and the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hitting a record 400 parts per million. Climate doubters, in turn, became increasingly desperate, citing everything from a verified scam artist to the “Ouija board of weather.”

We’ve compiled the 13 dumbest things media said about climate change in ’13 — you might be surprised to find which mainstream media outlets made the list.

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We The Media.tv – Media Edge

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About Us

We the Media is an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to bringing independent progressive video programming — both locally-produced and nationally-distributed — to community cable access channels.

To find out more about We The Media and to get involved, Click here .

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Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Full Version


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Published on Feb 23, 2013

Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Full Version

Painful Deceptions 911 Documentary by Eric Hufschmid – Summary of the Video’s Accusation: There is no evidence of Flight 77 or the dead passengers at the Pentagon. The Pentagon security video suggests a Global Hawk was shattered by a missile. The missile may have been launched from a defensive missile system around the Pentagon.

Explosives were placed in both towers before the attack to cause the towers to disintegrate into dust. Explosives were detonated via radio by a computer in Building 7.

Building 7: It was a 47 story, steel-framed building that disintegrated later in the day, also from explosives. The 23rd floor was the Mayor’s “Emergency Command Center,” which had its own air supply. This appears to be the command center for destroying the towers.

The video also includes: an explanation of turbofans, explosives, the Oklahoma City bombing, the media that Americans mistakenly refer to as our “Free Press,” and why deception is the main weapon in this war to control us.

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RECOMMENDED VIEWING:

CIA Secrets Documentary – CIA Secrets Revealed
http://youtube.com/w/?v=uWHqCmqGkzg

CIA Al-Queda Interrogation – Osama Bin Laden’s Driver
http://youtube.com/w/?v=RFVFCMr9W9U

Assassination of Senator Wellstone
http://youtube.com/w/?v=7N882_77Ig4

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