FDL Movie Night: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

By: Monday August 4, 2014 4:59 pm

Tonight’s documentary, 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story is a hard look at the juvenile “justice” system in America and prison rehabilitation. The United States is the only nation that condemns juveniles to life without chance of parole (LWOP). Kenneth’s case is especially disturbing: At 14 he was convinced by an older man, his mom’s drug dealer, to participate in a series of armed robberies.

 

FDL Movie Night: Dance for Me

By: Monday July 14, 2014 4:59 pm

Ballroom dancing has gone from obscure to phenomenon. People love Dancing with the Stars, and internationally ballroom dancing has exploded as both spectator and participation sports. Denmark produces many international dance stars, and Dance For Me follows Danish teen Mie and her Russian partner Egor as they try to win the European Championships, a stepping stone to the International Championships.

WNET PBS Returns Money From Fmr Enron Trader For Pension Series

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 12:03 pm

After an expose was published showing that WNET had once again been taking money from plutocrats to promote a Neoliberal agenda, WNET has decided to return the money from former Enron Trader John Arnold.

Arnold had funded a serious called “Pension Peril” that was heavily biased in favor of trickle down economic theory that called for cuts to pension systems

Local Media, Like the MSM Dictated by the 1%, Update on Sirota’s Pando Report

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 12:15 pm

Conan has done a half a dozen of these “Continuity of Media” bits. This is another demonstration of that 1% media control at your local news station. Heck, David Koch sits on the board of PBS, with his other billionaire buddies. That Conan can, with such ease, lay bare the fact that someone, somewhere is scripting local stations right down to the Valentine’s Day silly stuff. That would be the same cabal that put Koch the board of PBS and has financed the PBS hit piece on public pensions.

Former Enron Trader Funding PBS Series On Pensions

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 12:55 pm

This is even worse than having PBS be yet another outlet for Neoliberal talking points. This program deceitfully presents a reactionary political agenda as fair and objective. PBS it is acting as a propaganda outlet while posing as a media group working for the public interest.

Glenn Hubbard – Corporate Whore for Corporate Welfare Queens

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 7:01 pm

I should know better than to pay attention to the evening news on teevee. It just ticks me off. Not because I can’t handle the news, but because of the way that it’s slanted.

MENA Mashup: Arab Spring, Iran, P5+1, and Syria

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 7:52 am

So the ball is now in the P5+1′s court(s).

MENA Mashup: Bibi, Karzai, and, the P5+1

By: Friday November 22, 2013 3:58 pm

Mere hours after the ink dried on that Security Pact, in which Kerry assured… No combat role for US forces in Afghanistan, Karzai threw a hard fastball.

David Koch Fallout From New Yorker Article; Koch Continues Harassment of Journalists

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Amid concerns that Koch Industries could buy several major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Company, industrial billionaire David Koch was forced to step down as trustee of WNET, New York City’s largest public TV station, after the New Yorker revealed how WNET gave Koch inappropriate influence over its programming. Mr. Koch was floating a seven-figure donation over WNET’s leadership as the station aired a movie that portrayed him as a particularly greedy Manhattan resident.

Sure enough, WNET didn’t get David Koch’s hefty donation.

PBS Ombudsman: Drones Program Would’ve Been Better Off Without Lockheed Martin Support

By: Monday February 4, 2013 4:00 pm

The ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has responded to complaints about the perception that an episode of NOVA called “Rise of the Drones” received “additional funding” from Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest US military defense contractors in the United States.

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