Media & Arts
Have you seen Interstellar yet? For me, it’s an absolutely marvelous movie, with deep metaphoric messages for all those contemplating the destiny of humanity. Mankind is being spoken to, in no uncertain terms. Not in the traditional way where thoughts and words are so easily misunderstood. Instead, it’s being done very cleverly through many channels including the movies. But it’s so important not to take things literally. We’re being spoken to in an ancient way: through parable and metaphor…
In an election marked by record outside spending, including “dark money” sources, a clear winner has already emerged: the corporate television stations making windfall profits from political advertising.
Major media outlets expressed outrage following revelations this week that in 2007, the FBI crafted a news story under a false Associated Press byline, and possibly mimicked the Seattle Times website, as part of a covert effort to locate a suspect in a bomb threat.
There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than there is in the movie “All the President’s Men,” which celebrates the exploits of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal.
“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.
In this video, Anjula Ram interviews Krishna Das, who kindly graces us with some authentic dialogue on a number of matters such as: what kirtan is, why he sings, the difference between gurus and teachers, transcending religion, the role of having a practice, and dealing with ourselves, others and what’s going on in the world.
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.
By Omar Cherif From my own experience dealing with many sorts of artists those last few years, I can deduct that a significant portion of them are afraid of failure as much as they are afraid of success. Like any kind of fear, this contains and limits them. It cripples them through their artistic journey. […]