Lance Simmens: Attention needs to be drawn to what can only be described as editorial prosecution that defies American exceptionalism as a beacon of free press.
The LA Progressive is a member of The Media Consortium, a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets. The mission of this network is to amplify independent media’s voice, increase our collective clout, leverage our current audience and reach new ones. We believe it is possible and necessary to seize the current moment and change the debate in this country. Please support independent media -- like, share, donate as if our democracy depended on it, because it does.
Jack Rothman: Those Democrats and pundits who say that Bernie should drop out of the race and announce full support for Hillary now to ensure Party unity for the election ahead, don’t have the measure of the man. Media Ignores Sanders
Ron Briley: Schilling is often praised for pitching through an ankle injury displayed on television by the blood on his white socks, but the pitcher knows nothing about the daily courage displayed by young people of the LGBT community who are attempting to express their identity but are all too often ridiculed by bigots such as Schilling.
Lauren Windsor: The 2016 primary fight has veered into stupid territory once again. Nothing Hillary Clinton does can not be without controversy it seems.
Georgianne Nienaber: Being raised in the old school of journalism, it has been difficult to find a comfortable niche to explore issues that cycle in and quickly out of the 24-hour news stream. Dick and Sharon’s LA Progressive offers that comfort zone for me, a writer who does not have to write for a living, but who lives to write.
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.”
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.