Unequal Political Coverage in the Media

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*+-Unequal Political Coverage few years ago, I met Sue Wilson a media reform activist who was promoting her awarding winning documentary, “Broadcast Blues” at the annual L.A. Media Reform Summit.  Sue, who has been a foot soldier in the battle to take back the media, was on a campaign that continues today. Sue believes media […]

Politics: It’s About Identity, Stupid

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*+-Charles Hayes: Elections are won and lost through appeals to identity. It’s that simple and that complicated. This is why symbols and 30-second, hot-button commercials sway public opinion.

Rejoice, FCC Kills Fairness Doctrine

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*+-Sue Wilson: The final nail has been pounded into the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine. But there is much to celebrate. Wednesday’s FCC ruling shows the agency clearly understands that broadcasters do have an obligation to “serve the public interest.”

Bottom Line: No Clown

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*+-Carl Matthes: Deciphering FOX’s wording into actual English, Ailes really said to Beck, “Get out. We’re overstocked with clowns and you’re not a cash cow anymore.”

LA Media Reform Summit 2011

*+-Are you tired of the grip the right has on talk radio and Fox? Are you interested in being a part of the growing movement to take away the rightwing’s dominance of the airwaves? Common Cause was one of several progressive organizations that organized the successful Koch brothers Palm Springs rally. This month, The LA […]

CNN Reignites Death Panel Myth, Sparking My “Network” Moment

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*+-Linda Milazzo: Corporate media’s constant drumming of death panel lies resulted in Section 1233 (which allowed Medicare to provide advance planning doctor visits every five years) being eliminated from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that passed in 2010. This week CNN was back using the same death panel misnomer, spreading the death panel myth. Well I’m mad as hell. I’m not going to take it anymore from CNN, MSNBC, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and talk radio. We, the people, deserve better.

Progressive Media Bolstering Republican & FOX News Agenda

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*+-Randy Shaw: Here’s a thought. What if the progressive media stopped reporting on every silly idea promoted by Sarah Palin and used that time to report on positive actions by the federal government to help people. I get emailed press releases announcing such accomplishments each day, so the stories are out there but are not covered.