Robert Reich: The real reason the major media can’t see what’s happening is because the national media exist inside the bubble of establishment politics, centered in Washington, and the bubble of establishment power, centered in New York.
Ernest Canning: We need to break through the fog of the corporate media, which does everything that they can to keep us entertained without addressing the real issues.
Arica Coleman: For the past four years, Harris-Perry gave voice to those victimized by the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society, only to have her show snatched from under her without notice. She felt “worthless” and “betrayed”.
Unai Montes-Irueste: We live in a country where very bad things happen to very good people, and we don’t have the time, or luxury to laugh about the fact that Drumpf won’t disavow and repudiate the KKK.
Ernest Canning: The true source of today’s generation gap can be found in information technology: 89% of those 65 and older get most of their election news from television. Young adults rely heavily on the Internet for political news.
Michael T. Hertz: All sort of innocent fun, right? Nope. People are using Clone Zone to mislead, fool, and trick in the political process.
Jessie Daniels: For the four years Melissa Harris-Perry’s show was on the air, an African American woman and a public intellectual led a conversation that elevated the public sphere by bringing in new voices to the conversation that most cable news viewers rarely get to hear.
Peter Dreier: Brooks fails to mention that Trump’s rise was preceded by decades of government-bashing by big business and the extreme right, seeking to weaken the ability of government to promote the common good and protect Americans from abusive corporations. Donald Trump and Idiots
Marc Cooper: This Saturday’s battle in the Democratic Nevada Caucuses could be decisive. If Clinton loses, it could be curtains. If Sanders loses by a lot, it might be the beginning of his downward spiral. What Stays in Nevada
Mario Solis Marich: Channels – including those catering to audiences from racial and ethnic minority communities – could be dropped or buried at the far end of the digital dial, making it harder for loyal audiences to find the independent shows they love.
Norman Solomon: Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism—as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other
Larry Wines: We can’t overstate the loss in this election year, when everybody else with a tv camera behaves like a heroin addict chasing their pusher, who, invariably, is a bloviating politician, delivering only the illusion of their opiate, doing a phoner.
David Love: You know it’s true that Dash is the former half-term Alaska governor and the Supreme Court justice wrapped in one. Better yet, she is the worst of the two conservative figures: anti-black and anti-intellectual.