President Obama’s job approval rating has been negative for months and it has gotten so bad a majority of voters now wish he lost his re-election. If the Presidential election was held again today 53 percent of voters say they would back Mitt Romney while only 44 percent would vote for Barack Obama
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 25, 2014 12:50 pm|
After shelling a Gaza school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where Palestinian refugees were being sheltered, Israel immediately sought to blame Hamas for an attack that resulted in 15 people being killed and 200 people being wounded.
The Israeli military forces immediately claimed that “rockets launched by Hamas had landed in the Beit Hanoun area during fighting with its forces, and that those rockets may be responsible for the deaths.”
|By: Synoia Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00 pm|
There’s a fundamental problem in our world today: neither our governments nor our press are doing their jobs. Both groups seem to be working for someone else, because governments are either trying to conceal their motives (hence their love for secrecy) or they try to obfuscate by presenting a false motive for their actions. The press is worse than useless, because they go along with the desire of the politicians to hide their motives and conceal their bad behavior from the people. The press behaves more like a cheering section than “the fourth estate,” whose job is to inform the people. As the old champions die off or retire, they are not being replaced. The news media are more concerned with entertaining their audience than they are with informing them. Poor show, as the Brits would say! Shame on you!
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:09 pm|
With over half a year since the exchanges opened the American people have gotten plenty of time to judge the new health care law based on real world experiences and they continue to dislike it.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:32 am|
Hopefully, this is only the beginning of Clinton’s evolution on the topic. By the time she is actually running for President it is likely at least two more states will have legalized marijuana and the issue will qualify for the ballot in half a dozen other states.
|By: DSWright Friday May 2, 2014 11:28 am|
It is no surprise that Bush agreed to this complimentary interview, what still makes no sense is why was CNN interested?
|By: CTuttle Monday April 21, 2014 8:00 pm|
Here we go again…
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 24, 2014 7:55 am|
CNN’s Brian Stelter effectively did is play a role as a gatekeeper. He decided during the segment that a possibly significant and interesting aspect to Liz Wahl’s resignation—her link to a senior fellow at a neoconservative foreign policy think tank—was unimportant to understanding the story of Wahl. He disregarded the work of journalists, who chose to cover something no one in US media had thought to ask questions about before having Wahl on their programs.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Saturday March 15, 2014 7:45 am|
Why do folks go to SXSW?
Film, music, interactive– the festival is broken up into different portions so you can select when to show up based on what you want to spend your time doing. No matter when you go, there are parties aplenty and there’s even a real life Mario Kart!
But not Sally Kohn.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 6, 2014 9:20 am|
In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding.