Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Lance Simmens: Attempts by O’Keefe and his cohorts to skew the nature of the conversations via selective editing are preempted by the fact that the entire conversation was captured by Fox as a defensive effort to protect his integrity. In this case, the punkers were punk’d.

How Not to Get Invited Back on TV

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Larry Wines: Sunday morning brings Candy Crowley’s “State of the Union,” one of CNN’s weekly contributions to the parade of sabbath gasbags. This week’s edition brought a teachable moment from a segment that was all heat and no light.

Real Net Neutrality

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Sharon Kyle: Our democracy depends on Net Neutrality. We urge you to learn more about Net Neutrality by clicking “Save The Internet”

Carl Bloice Remembered, 1939-2014

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Carl Bloice, a brilliant journalist, political theorist, and teacher who inspired and mentored generations of activists in the U.S. and around the world for more than five decades, died in San Francisco April 12 after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

Tragedy in the 24/7 News Media

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Walter Brasch: There is a major problem when the media—print or visual—become fixated upon one story, such as Flight 370. Other stories are swept aside. The mudslide near Oso, Washington, that killed 30, with at least a dozen still missing, is one of those stories that should have dominated the news media.

When Cigarettes Were Good for Women

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Blain Roberts: A recent advertisement in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition for blu eCigs, a popular brand of electronic cigarettes, hit what one public health expert has called “a new high in terms of chutzpah.”

The Propaganda Olympics

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Propaganda Olympics — For Vladimir Putin, the Sochi Olympics is a carefully orchestrated propaganda opportunity to try to showcase the nation’s athletes.

Free Internet Journalism from Corporate Advertising

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Corporate Advertising — The best ethical response by online publishers would be to draw a bright line around all “branded content”.

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