Archive for January, 2012

Could Abraham Lincoln Be Elected Today on a Platform of Principle and Equality? Not a Chance.

January 28 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | News Feeds

MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT  Can you imagine the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln – who beat Stephen Douglas and two third-party candidates – being determined by corporate money spent on television, radio and newspaper ads? The issue of slavery – and possible civil war – were dramatically presented to the nation in the Lincoln-Douglas debates. These... Read more

New Audio of Hannity’s Homophobic History

January 5 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Sean Hannity got his start in radio on UC Santa Barbara’s KCSB in the late 1980s, where he got in trouble for promoting homophobia and disinformation about HIV and AIDS. I wrote about this in a 2003 Extra! profile of the then-Fox News show Hannity Colmes: After airing for less than a year, Hannity’s weekly show was canceled in 1989,... Read more


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