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Journalism And Its Discontents
By Sidney Blumenthal, Salon
Ninety years after Walter Lippmann first railed against the complicity of the media in wartime propaganda, we’re back at ground zero.
Fox News Fans Flames
By Liz Cox Barrett, CJR
A 2003 memo from FBI’s Denver office + suggestion made by a commentor on a FoxNews.com blog + “guy” spotted in California by “hovering helicopter” and picked up on suspicion of arson = Al Qaeda set fire to California!
The Post Office Vs. The Founding Fathers
By Peter Rothberg, The Nation
As the Founding Fathers understood, political magazines of all perspectives and persuasions are invaluable incubators for political ideas and discourse. Their disappearance degrades our media and cripples our democracy.
The Art Of The Hissy Fit
By Digby, TomPaine.com. AlterNet
Unlike the Democrats, Republicans have mastered the art of throwing hissy fits as a political tool to control political dialogue.
Fame And Obscurity At The New York Times
By Doree Shafrir, The Observer
The new new new Journalism thrives on the new anxiety in journalism: avoiding redundancy. Hey, kids, they’re hiring at the Times!
By Nikki Finke, LA Weekly
The writers want it, the moguls want it . . . what a bunch of idiots.
Uzbek Journalist Shot Dead In Kyrgyzstan
An independent Uzbek journalist who reported extensively for the U.S.-funded Voice of America (VOA) radio network was shot dead in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Al Jazeera: Web 2.0 – Craigslist & Wikipedia
Craig Newmark and Jimmy Wales discuss the grassroots power of the web.
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