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Jan 23 2016

‘The Core Injustice Is Indefinite Detention’

CounterSpin interview with Omar Shakir on Obama's failure to close Guantanamo

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“At the end of the day, you have more people that have died in Guantanamo than actually have been convicted by a court. “

Oct 2 2015

Media Coverage Is ‘a Sort of Advertisement to Mass Murder’

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Some social scientists have long been saying that events like mass shootings are contagious, and that the contagion is spread through the media.

Jun 19 2015

Despite Soaring Popularity, Women’s Sports Got More Coverage a Generation Ago

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While many might conclude that the news media are simply giving viewers “what they want,” our data suggest that the news media, through their commentary and coverage, help to build and sustain audiences and fans of men’s sports while containing any interest in women’s sports.

May 4 2015

For Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders Is He Who Must Not Be Named

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The one major candidate who announced he was running last week–Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who declared on April 30 he was running for the Democratic nomination–was strikingly ignored on Meet the Press’s May 2 broadcast.

Jan 5 2015

Summing Up White Supremacist Ties as 'Saying Nice Things About an Old Man'

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On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd tried to provide some historical context to the controversy over incoming GOP majority whip Steve Scalise’s speaking before a white supremacist group. He failed.

Jan 5 2015

Summing Up White Supremacist Ties as ‘Saying Nice Things About an Old Man’

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On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd tried to provide some historical context to the controversy over incoming GOP majority whip Steve Scalise’s speaking before a white supremacist group. He failed.

Feb 1 2014

Muzzling Critics—or Building Media Democracy?

Ecuador media law riles US journalists

Jullian Assange interviews President Rafael Correa on World Tomorrow, May 22, 2012.

Ecuador’s media law represents something more complex than an attempt to bully critics. The Organic Communications Law attempts to treat the news media like a public good or service, with regulations intended to benefit citizens. It calls on each outlet to develop a code of ethics, calls for swift correction of errors, and requires national outlets to have ombudsmen to deal with public complaints.

Dec 1 2013

The Other Education Crisis

Panic over testing feeds drop in creativity

Students boycotting standardized testing at Garfield High School in Washington state.

The monomania for testing rests on a belief, ingrained in the media, that American education is “in crisis” and the surest way to catch up with international competitors is to listen to big data.