After some Republicans have spent months threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded the American people have rightly decided to blame the GOP if there is a shutdown.
|By: dakine01 Wednesday September 11, 2013 4:45 pm|
I wish sometimes that the various news divisions within these organizations still reflected the pioneers of broadcast journalism. Even as he sometimes did commercial shows, Edward R Murrow brought in depth reporting. Walter Cronkite did a few appearances in network shows and movies but maintained his credibility. NBC gave us Chet Huntley and David Brinkley then John Chancellor. I would hesitate to designate any current news anchors from these big 5 broadcast media groups as an heir to these men. Instead of a Huntley or Brinkley, we get Disco Dave Gregory and his dance party.
|By: Norman Solomon Monday September 9, 2013 5:45 am|
No matter how many times we’ve seen it before, the frenzy for launching a military attack on another country is — to the extent we’re not numb — profoundly upsetting. Tanked up with talking points in Washington, top officials drive policy while intoxicated with what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism,” and most media coverage becomes similarly unhinged. That’s where we are now.
|By: dakine01 Friday September 6, 2013 1:30 pm|
Well the August Jobs Reports are in, and, as usual, the numbers were not as expected.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 23, 2013 9:20 am|
It is bizarre that President Obama and other defenders of the NSA still pretend there have been zero examples of NSA employees abusing their power, even though abuses have already been documented.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:15 pm|
Toobin’s campaign against Snowden and in defense of the government’s right to protect sensitive national security secrets is incredibly hypocritical, given his past history.
In journalist Michael Isikoff’s book, Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story, he described how Toobin was caught “having absconded with large loads of classified and grand-jury related documents from the office of Iran-Contra independent counsel Lawrence Walsh” in 1991:
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 16, 2013 12:06 pm|
At their summer meeting the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent CNN or NBC from holding any Republican Presidential primary debates unless they canceled their planned Hillary Clinton biographies.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday August 12, 2013 3:57 pm|
According to Louie Psihoyos, director of The Cove who recounted this story to the LA Times, after watching the documentary this spring Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter and the director of Finding Dory, Andrew Stanton sat down with Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite.
What resulted was a change in the yet-to-be released sequel’s plot.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 8, 2013 6:07 pm|
A young child who suffered from constant seizures was dramatically helped when her desperate parents, Matt and Paige Figi, turned to to medical marijuana. The child suffered from hundreds of seizures a week before trying medical marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 8, 2013 11:05 am|
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, one of the best known doctors in America, has issued a very public apology for previously opposing medical marijuana. He offers a well-reasoned and well-researched case for his change of opinion that is worth a read.