Media Literacy/Bias

Katrina and the politics of disposability

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In the current blitz of media remembrance, memories of the 9/11 victims legitimate the discourses of militarism, national honor and patriotism, while Katrina invokes memories of pathology.

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Politics, the press and the people

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PBS ombudsman bemoans the network's news focus on partisan gamesmanship and politics over substance.

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The terrorists who aren't in the news

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Anti-abortion fanatics spread fear by bombings, murders and assaults, but the media take little notice

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Study Finds Lack of Balance, Diversity, Public at PBS NewsHour

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Public TV's flagship news program offers standard corporate fare

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Here's how dishonest Beltway journalism has become

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A new book on politics reinforces the worst habits of American journalism.

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Woodward's 60 Minutes bloodbath

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Court Stenographer Finally Comes Clean

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Suppressing the Iraq story

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The Washington "debate" about Iraq has become a debate about debating Iraq. Meanwhile, people are being killed and rights trampled every day.

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Why Borat leaves me cold

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A native of Iran who was once the "crazy foreigner" says comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's bumbling journalist from Kazakhstan, portrayed in an upcoming and controversial Hollywood film, never goes beyond ridicule and stereotype to teach us something about ourselves.

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Telesur to launch newswire service

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South American counter-hegemonic news service to compete against AP, Reuters

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Clinton blasts power-compliant media during Fox interview

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"You Did Your Nice Little Conservative Hit Job On Me."

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey