A case in point: TPB:AFK a brilliantly made documentary about the MPAA-directed attacks on The Pirate Bay’s servers in Sweden, funded through a highly successful Kickstarter.
The controversy between the government and a major media organization continues. Attorney General Eric Holder today justified the DOJ’s tracking of reporters at the Associated Press.
The president of the Associated Press has sent a letter of protest to US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice’s broad surveillance of individual reporters’ phone conversations.
“These have been a bad few months for journalism,” he added. “We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again.”
Each of the dominant Hollywood studios (“the majors”) is now a subsidiary of a much larger corporation, and therefore is not so much a separate or independent business, but rather just one of a great many sources of revenue in its parent company’s wider financial empire.
This is just hysterical. Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield were acting as if they were in separate locations when discussing the kidnapped women in Cleveland, with the classic “I can’t hear you” hand up to the ear and all, when in fact, they were standing just feet from each other
Abby Martin takes a look at the conflicting reports about chemical weapons being used in Syria, news of Israeli airstrikes in Damascus, and the importance of taking information from the corporate media on this issue with a grain of salt.
Abby Martin talks to Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about media coverage in the wake of the Boston bombings and how it feeds into the larger narrative of the ‘war on terror’.
CNN on Wednesday backtracked after badly botching a report that a “dark-skinned male” had been arrested in connection with the Monday bombings of the Boston Marathon.
Ben Swann, prime-time anchor at WXIX Fox 19 in Cincinnati (he’ll be leaving very soon) and investigative journalist, is interviewed by Alex Jones. Swann discusses his work in questioning and exposing controversial news items, and also talks about his future projects.
Jim Carrey struck back to Fox News’ giant tantrum over his ‘Cold Dead Hand’ gun-nut parody video on Funny or Die. What did he have to say about ‘Fux News?’ Well, the phrases, ‘media colostomy bag’ and ‘kinda-sorta-almost-journalists’ were used.
Jim Carrey made a song parody of the country music/comedy show ‘Hee Haw’ for Funny or Die making fun of gun nuts, which caused Fox News hosts to completely lose their minds Why are they so angry?
According to author Chris Hedges, the mainstream media ignores “what the corporate state wants ignored” and “they do not challenge or acknowledge the structures of corporate power.”
The hunger strike among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is into day 48 – but their plight’s still struggling to garner wider media attention. Lawyers say over 100 inmates are refusing food – and are concerned about their deteriorating health. Prison officials continue to downplay the protest, and there’s little coverage in the U.S. media, as Marina Portnaya explains.
After a weekend of being slammed for both the removal of the videos, and the manner in which they handled it (ie. making up complaints about the talks), TED have edited the page to include a response from Rupert Sheldrake, and retracted the comments originally made (by striking through the text, rather than simply deleting the text). They have also issued a follow-up response to the controversy, which will be clarified further in the next day.