Samantha Barbas: Regardless of whether you agree with the Hulk Hogan verdict or think the lawsuit will change the First Amendment, one thing is clear—the case hinges on “newsworthiness.”
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Lance Simmens and Richard Dreyfus: For whatever reasons, the mainstream media is far more interested in political theatre than political history and therein lies the potential for a Greek tragedy that could possibly tear at the foundational fabric of our representative democracy.
Larry Wines: In the brief two-and-a-half years of its existence, it has produced more top journalism award-winning original programs than everybody else, combined.
Lauren Steiner: Interestingly, a good number of people—including most of the people wearing union shirts—gave us the thumbs up and indicated they were supporting Bernie.
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: 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