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Fox News rents the Congressional Black Caucus

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Why would the Congressional Black Caucus co-sponsor presidential debates with Fox News? How much does it really cost to rent the CBC Institute? What else is for sale? How much worse than the rest of mainstream media is Fox News? And what does the CBC-Fox News scandal tell us about present-day corporate funded black leadership?

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Jazeera celebrated for waging freedom fight

Jailed journalist Wolf to be freed

Virtual hate crimes: misogyny on the Internet

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[ RTM note: Technology blogger Kathy Sierra recently ceased posting on her blog Creating Passionate Users after receiving a string of misogynistic comments and death threats in the comments of her own blog and on other sites. ]

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UN Human Rights Council criticized over resolution condemning religous intolerance

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Freedom House Condemns Passage of UN Resolution Supporting Limits on Free Speech

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Documentaries: ready, set ... action

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Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.

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Bush, Iran, and selective media outrage

Former exec claims Seattle Times secretly undermined P-I

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When the closed-door showdown between Seattle's dailies begins next week, P-I owner Hearst has a legal bombshell: a sworn deposition by a former Times circulation vice president who says the paper violated the joint operating agreement with the P-I and used a "ruse" to trick its way into the morning market.

[RTM note: Read Crosscut editor Chuck Taylor's comments on this article.]

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Hersh: US imposes collective censorship on world

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist addresses Third Al Jazeera media forum

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