Search Results for: John F. Sugg

Jan 30 2016

Media Attacking Single-Payer Are Getting Paid Under Current Health System

Bernie Sanders as depicted by Vox

Many of the outlets pushing back on single payer are owned by large media corporations with sizable investments in private healthcare and its current neoliberal iteration, the Affordable Care Act. They have not just a political and ideological incentive to maintain private healthcare, but a tremendous financial one as well.

Jan 15 2016

The Good, Bad and Ugly in Oregon Standoff Coverage

Boston Globe: Oregon standoff press conference

Some journalists have written excellent, thoughtful articles, and some have wasted wood pulp and bandwidth. Most early reporting sat between those extremes.

Dec 12 2015

Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable

David Daleiden (image: Fox News)

it’s no surprise that the Planned Parenthood videos used the same bag of tricks that James O’Keefe had employed to such success: deceptive editing, false framing, misrepresented visuals. And it’s also not a surprise that corporate media—concerned about seeming “clueless” but even more worried about appearing “partisan”—gave plentiful newshole to their claims,

Nov 20 2015

‘You No Longer Have Your Constitutional Right to Civil Jury Trial’

CounterSpin interview with Joanne Doroshow on forced arbitration

Joanne Doroshow (image: Fox News)

“Even though there should be a right to go to court to remedy discrimination, to remedy fraud and abuse, the Court said: We don’t care; if a company wants to force you to arbitrate, that’s OK.”

May 26 2015

Stop Feeding the Troll: The Case for an ISIS Propaganda Blackout

ABC covers James Foley death

As much ink as has been spilled by corporate media pearl-clutching the “threat of the ISIS propaganda machine,” what’s never mentioned is that by sheer reach, the vast majority of ISIS propaganda is disseminated by corporate media themselves.

Mar 4 2015

LAPD, Media Rush to Judge Skid Row Victim While Insisting Public ‘Not Rush to Judge’

LAPD

After a police shooting on LA’s Skid Row, the LAPD and its compliant local media went into damage-control mode. Without irony, the police would insist time and time again the public not pass judgment–while they would do just that.

Jan 8 2015

It's Critics of 'Selma' Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History

Op-eds are supposed to stick to the actual facts. But the ones attacking Selma do far more to distort the reality of Martin Luther King’s relationship with Lyndon Johnson than the fictional film does.

Jan 8 2015

It’s Critics of ‘Selma’ Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History

Op-eds are supposed to stick to the actual facts. But the ones attacking Selma do far more to distort the reality of Martin Luther King’s relationship with Lyndon Johnson than the fictional film does.