Archive for November 17th, 2017

The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying

November 17 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

It is a truism to say that everyone lies to someone. Since public officials entrusted with power in our democracy are no exception to this human trait—as historical research documents—it should be exceedingly acceptable to point out that all politicians, from your local city council right up to the White House, lie as well. The Framers afforded the press special... Read more

Spinning E-Commerce as Rust Belt’s Salvation

November 17 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

The New York Times (10/22/17) reports that “a constellation of vast warehouses” has “breathed new life into pockets of the country that had fallen economically behind.” Times are tough in Middle America, but the New York Times (10/22/17) says there’s hope on the horizon—conveniently packaged in the economic boom of e-commerce. The paper’s reporting, unfortunately, avoids confronting the insecurity inherent in... Read more

Crews cleaning up Keystone Pipeline leak in Marshall County

November 17 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | News Feeds

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Hannity Drops Roy Moore Ultimatum After Senate Nominee Writes Letter

November 17 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

“We demanded, rightly, answers from Judge Moore. He provided them to the specific questions we asked,” Hannity said, adding that he’s confident the people of Alabama can make the best choice for their state. Article source:

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15-plus communities that are about to be rocked by Sinclair’s conservative local news takeover 

November 17 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Conservative local TV news giant Sinclair Broadcast Group has been quietly injecting right-wing spin into local newscasts for years. The company thrives when it flies under the radar, serving local audiences who might not realize what they’re tuning in for — so Media Matters is helping to highlight where communities can fight back. Sinclair’s most well-known tactic... Read more

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