Search Results for: Josmar Trujillo

Jul
01
2014

Extra! July/August 2014

Extra! July 2014

Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Who Gets to Speak on Cable News The identity of the whitest, malest show we found may surprise you by Peter Hart Spinning Away Israel 'Gaffes' Damage control for Christie and Kerry's inadvertent honesty by Alex Kane White, White Don't Tell Me NPR's bumbling attempts at diversity by Josmar Trujillo Study Confirms Our Wealth-Controlled Politics News suppressed by our wealth-controlled media by Steve Rendall and Janine Jackson It Will be Facebook's Virtual World Will we just live--and work-- in it? by J.F. Sargent

May
06
2014

Extra! May 2014

Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Letters Race Lens Kids of Color as Props in Charter School Drama Two white public figures square off in managed debate by Josmar Trujillo Cover art by Jem Sullivan

Apr
01
2014

Letters April 2014

Volume 27, Number 4

Extra! in the Texas Gulag Greetings from the Texas gulag. I’m in superseg and without resources, so I hope you’ll excuse my means of writing. You have generously been sending me Extra! for several years now, and I want you to know you guys are my heroes and sheroes for the priceless work you do. Genuine democracy is impossible without a well-informed constituency (it’s also impossible in a society comprised of different classes, but we won’t go there!); you guys do all in your power to inform the public by shedding light on our institutionalized manufactured consent. As I mentioned, […]

Jan
02
2014

Extra! January 2014

Race Lens Rob Ford's Crack Faux Pas Media fascination with white Toronto mayor's drug of choice by Josmar Trujillo CNN's Pro-Nuclear Bias Cheerleading documentary followed by more stacked commentary by Steve Rendall and Peter Hart Trying to Slay Goliath Media campaign against book critical of Israel by Alex Kane Media Whitewash US Role in Congo Getting credit for promoting peace without blame for fueling war by Steve Rendall Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013 Remembering—or not—a revolutionary by Peter Hart and Jim Naureckas

Sep
06
2013

Extra! September 2013

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SoundBites Race Focus Profiling the Protesters Right-wing media predict violence after Zimmerman verdict by Josmar Trujillo CounterSpin Interview ‘This Is a Problem That Goes Back 150 Years’ Robin D. G. Kelley on the Zimmerman trial Anti-Choice Fight Flies Under Media Radar Without a dramatic storyline, little national attention by Sara McCloskey Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom A deeply flawed yet riveting lament for the news by Robin Andersen

Jan
01
2013

Covering Sandy Relief in Superhero Mode

Residents' criticisms and media portrayal at odds

Sign: "FEMA Please Help Us"

As soon as the water receded from the streets, media trucks and journalists descended upon coastal areas of New Jersey and New York City to report on Hurricane Sandy’s damage. But recovery efforts by public and semi-public officials were slow in developing, leading to a media portrayal of the response that was a far cry from what many residents and activists saw.

Dec
01
2012

Media Laugh Off Criticism of Drug War

Journalists make pot jokes while victims suffer

Partnership for a Drug-Free America's famous 1987 anti-drug ad

To those of a certain age, the image of eggs sizzling in a frying pan instantly evokes the Partnership For a Drug-Free America’s 1987 “this is your brain on drugs” ad. But any group that wanted to draw attention to drug use in the 1980s and ’90s didn’t really need to buy ad space; media coverage was already saturated with sensationalized reporting on crack cocaine and other drugs (Extra!, 9/92). This plentiful drug coverage served to support U.S. government policy, encouraging public embrace of a heavy-handed crack-down that began under President Richard Nixon and was expanded by Ronald Reagan. Government […]

Jun
01
2012

MSNBC MIA on Iran

More Obama boosterism than foreign policy examination

Photo Credit: MSNBC/Mediaite

Getting independent, skeptical coverage of official claims about Iran—from its supposed nuclear weapons program (Extra!, 9-10/05, 1/12) to its alleged plans to launch terrorist attacks across the world (Extra!, 3/12)—is essential. One place you might expect to see more critical coverage is on supposedly left-leaning MSNBC. But when it comes to Iran, in what little coverage it offers the channel largely mirrors the Democratic Party line. For the most part, it was hard to find Iran on MSNBC. From January to April, two of MSNBC’s stars, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, brought it up only 16 and 14 times, respectively. […]