“A new poll last week revealed disturbing trends about the increasingly dire media coverage of the Ebola story in the United States. Measuring the rising anxiety among news consumers, a Rutgers-Eagleton poll of New Jersey residents found that 69 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the deadly disease spreading in the U.S. The truly strange finding was that people who said they were following the story most closely were the ones with the most inaccurate information about Ebola. The more information they consumed about the dangerous disease, the less they knew about it. How is that even possible? Poll director David Redlawsk cast an eye of blame on the news media. ‘The tone of the coverage seems to be increasing fear while not improving understanding,’ Redlawsk told a reporter. ‘You just have to turn on the TV to see the hysteria of the talking heads media. It’s really wall to wall. The crawls at the bottom of the screen are really about fear. And in all the fear and all the talking, there’s not a lot of information.'”
Jeremy Renner stars in the explosive new film titled ‘Kill the Messenger’ – which exposes CIA cocaine trafficking. The film based on the true story of Gary Webb (portrayed by Renner) of the San Jose Mercury News.
German journalist Dr. Udo Ulfkotte admits writing articles about Libya and Gaddafi for the CIA. He explains how if reporters refused to cooperate they were fired. Also, since he blew the whistle on this “Operation Mockingbird” style control of the global press, his house has been searched six times looking for state secrets, and he’s had three heart attacks.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer is currently facing threat of incarceration forrefusing a Department of Justice order to take part in the prosecution of a CIA official who stands accused of revealing classified information about a U.S. bid to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program—information that is exposed in his book State of War, which was published in 2006.
Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World.
The editorial board of the New York Times has an Orwellian knack for war. Sixteen months ago, when President Obama gave oratorical lip service to ending “perpetual war,” the newspaper quickly touted that end as a democratic necessity. But now—in response to Obama’s speech Wednesday night announcing escalation of war without plausible end—the Times editorial voice is with the endless war program.
A new map-based news app called Vews is in development that aims to offer an easy-to-use citizen journalism platform that lets you know in real time – near or far – where news events are taking place so that you can get involved. It is wrapped within the framework of non-censorship and privacy that has made Finland #1 in press freedom worldwide.
Abby Martin speaks with Mike Papantonio, attorney and host of the Ring of Fire radio show, discussing the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, MO, including the militarization of police and the case against Darren Wilson the police officer who shot unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown, which sparked the protests.
Russell Brand answers the question: is the media liberal or conservative? And what’s the underlying cause that drives mainstream media bias?
When he is not busy developing independent journalism out of Cleveland, OH, Andrew Demeter is running his YouTube channel, TeenTake. Now he is asking for support to produce the very first news channel run entirely by teens, called Politicast.
Russell Brand continues to become better known for his candid political attacks than his comedic acts. This time, the 39-year-old has become involved in a tit-for-tat online feud over the highly sensitive Israel-Gaza conflict with a Fox News presenter.