Tom Hall: Facebook’s expulsion of Alex Jones provides an opportunity for a wholly self-serving and essentially dishonest pretense that Facebook has some moral compass.
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Thom Hartman: Your podcast must be relentlessly entertaining. It must conform to the rules of broadcasting, from voice modulation to clean transitions to resets of topic if a single podcast covers more than one. Keep things popping.
Walter G. Moss: Various liberal and progressive publications have found fault with some of the details of Brooks’ reparations article, but come on! He’s a conservative and yet willing to recognize that reparations to African Americans might be a good idea.
Ted Rall: You know journalists have lost their way when they cheer the arrest and potential extradition to the U.S. of WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange.
Vijay Prashad: Is the Ecuadorian government acting for the U.S. government, asking you to say things about Assange, things that you would obviously not know?
Steve Early: It’s likely that many Guild loyalists—if they are eligible to vote—will be casting their ballots based on how they think the union is faring against powerful employers in a rapidly changing industry.
Berry Craig: Beyond “bloviating bigot,” I was at a loss for the best words to further describe Carlson’s serial sexist and misogynist retching.
Joe Mathews: When people know they themselves are paying for the local media, they are more likely to read it, and complain if it’s not really serving them. This local funding, and the accountability it brings, should make the local news livelier and more grounded in community, and more interesting.
Paul Haeder: Self-censoring, check mating, and constant paranoia that the man will gut me for thinking and saying and writing these screeds, that is the way of the Capitalist world.
Murray Polner: I’m also bothered because at times the Times seems to fall for insider leaks from the huge and very secret “Intelligence Community” in our post 9/11 national security state.
Michael Novick: Since KPFK went to a “strip-programming” model about a decade ago, with gate-keepers controlling access to the airwaves and limiting free speech and community engagement, its audience has been cut in half.
Peter Laarman: There was no “ethical dilemma” here for the networks. As Princeton’s Eddie Glaude said on MSNBC, the ethical imperative here was to deny giving critical aid and support to a congenital liar and manipulator.
Steve Hochstadt: The problem is that a few prominent conservative opinion leaders, headed by our President, have gone way beyond incivility to hatred.