Archive for November 10th, 2017

Ramsey Orta Can’t Breathe

November 10 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Citizen-journalist Ramsey Orta (image: Democracy Now!) When we went to a New York state prison to visit Ramsey Orta, the young man who filmed a police officer choking Eric Garner to death on a Staten Island sidewalk in 2014, we didn’t even make it past the metal detectors. Last year, members of El Grito de Sunset Park, an NYC-based group that organizes... Read more

NBC News’ Breezy Whitewash of White Supremacist Group

November 10 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

by Adam Johnson Screengrab from NBC profile (11/2/17) of the racist, misogynist Proud Boys organization. As FAIR noted last year, the rise of Trump has lead to a corollary rise in softball profiles of the most vulgar, racist extremes of the American far right. For some reason, news managers feel the need to highlight, with little if any criticism or context, pro-Trump... Read more

Meet the 8 transgender candidates who won elections on Tuesday

November 10 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | News Feeds

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Former Facebook Executive Says Social Media Exploits Human ‘Vulnerability’

November 10 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Several studies have shown that social media can have harmful effects on mental health, especially in teenagers. A 2017 study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health, a U.K.-based health charity, found that people who use platforms such as Facebook and Instagram were more likely to have anxiety, depression and sleep issues. Article source:

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What you need to know about Fox News’ newest hire, Sebastian Gorka

November 10 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Fox News confirmed today that it has hired Sebastian Gorka After Fox host Sean Hannity announced Gorka’s hiring on his radio show Wednesday, Fox News confirmed that it has hired Gorka as “a national security strategist.” Fox News has hired President Donald Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka as a contributor. Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity announced the... Read more

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