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Spurned Reporters Should Dump Trump Briefings and Turn to Investigative Journalism


Trump’s petty attacks on journalists as enemies of the country are deeply worrisome to many Americans sensitive to the danger of a spiral down into authoritarian rule.

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Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing


The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and several others are denied access.

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Watch: Trump’s CPAC Speech

The president attacked the press and riled up the crowd Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Enemies [a cartoon from Germany]









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PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative


Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas on how to combat misinformation.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Last Bastions of Resistance to Donald Trump


With congressional Republicans in the majority and unwilling to cross the president, the job of containing his incipient tyranny falls to three groups.

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Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise


Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

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Donald Trump’s Two-Step Strategy to Take Over the Truth


With Trump in office, our democracy will need the independent press to rigorously find the truth, report it and hold the president accountable.

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Trump’s Plan to Neuter the White House Press Corps and Our Democracy


The view at the highest reaches of the incoming administration is that the press is the enemy.

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Five Ways Trump’s ‘News Conference’ Wasn’t a News Conference


Trump isn’t even president yet, but he’s already eroding our democracy.

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Holiday Punch









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North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism Is Not a Crime


The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It’s about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.

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Photo Op









Posted on Aug 23, 2016 ENLARGE

Balance Beam









Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE

How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Hulk Hogan Threaten Freedom of the Press


The power elites that rule America are threatening the First Amendment again—and the assault is not coming just from government agencies.

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Cosby Trial









Posted on May 27, 2016 ENLARGE

Why Hating the Media Could Make the Difference in November


The winning candidate may be the one who most successfully stirs the public’s mistrust of journalists and journalism.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Brings Press Crackdown to U.S. as His Guards Manhandle D.C. Journalists (Video)


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought along some bad habits and some bad actors in his security detail on his visit to Washington, where he traveled to participate in deliberations on nuclear weapons.

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The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America


Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

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Why Are Most Articles Written About Reproductive Rights Assigned to Male Journalists?


“The fact that men cover reproductive issues more than women isn’t just a matter of injustice in the newsroom; it’s a matter of injustice for their readers, and for the women whose voices won’t be heard,” Katherine Marrone of Bitch Media wrote.

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VIDEO: Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in Egypt

A Cairo court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison on charges that legal experts said were unfounded and politically motivated. The move has sparked worldwide outrage, with the European Union describing the verdict as “a setback for freedom of expression in Egypt.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Russell Brand Sparks Controversy With Comments on Western Portrayal of Tunisia Attack

After calling “total bullshit” on the West’s hypocritical responses to the recent attack on a hotel in Tunisia, Russell Brand has faced backlash from tabloids, pundits and even a friend of some of the victims.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

How Our Press and Politicians Are Being Played by Islamic State


We live in a world where three guys, each with powerful weapons, can shake the world if they act on a single day. There’s something wrong with that world.

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Brian Williams Admits He Got Iraq Combat Story Wrong


The veteran “NBC Nightly News” anchor conceded that a story he told on various occasions about being under fire while on assignment in Iraq in 2003 was not accurate.

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The Cruel Jest of American ‘Humanitarian Aid’ to Iraq


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The United States of America has no claim on the language of “humanitarian aid” to Iraq after what it did to that country.

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Gagging the Press: The Federal Case Against Barrett Brown


Karen Lancaster

A federal judge has issued a gag order in the controversial case against journalist Barrett Brown, accused of a crime for, among other things, posting a link to a public site containing hacked files. Yes, the feds are trying to criminalize a journalistic act.

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Holder Happens









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Holder Spy









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Under the FBI Thumb









Posted on May 24, 2013 ENLARGE

Freedom of the Pressed









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Free Press Endangered Species









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Old News









Posted on Apr 26, 2013 ENLARGE

Is the Press Too Big to Fail?


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When you think about the crisis of journalism, including the loss of advertising and the shriveled newsrooms—there were fewer newsroom employees in 2010 than in 1978, when records were first kept—also think of anesthetized watchdogs snoring on Wall Street while the Arctic ice cap melts.

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Death of Journalists









Posted on May 12, 2012 ENLARGE

Media Complain of ‘Hostile’ NYPD (Update)


© Jeff Pappas

Some of the nation’s most prestigious news organizations, including AP and The New York Times, are condemning New York City’s treatment of the media, writing in a letter that “police actions of last week have been more hostile ...” (more)

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There’s a New Newspaper on Wall Street


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Some say the media has done a less-than-stellar job of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, but the 99 percent found a way to circumvent that: They published and distributed their own newspaper Saturday, aptly named The Occupied Wall Street Journal. (more)

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A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe


AP / Richard Drew

We have still not woken up to whom we have become, to the fatal erosion of domestic and international law and the senseless waste of lives, resources and trillions of dollars to wage wars that ultimately we can never win.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 READ MORE

The Adult in the Room









Posted on Jul 23, 2011 ENLARGE

Helen Thomas: ‘It Was a Sneak, Stealth Attack’

In this sit-down discussion with the Real News Network, Helen Thomas, deposed doyenne of the White House press corps, discusses her moment of infamy last spring that led to her resignation, claiming she didn’t ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Press Freedom in China









Posted on Oct 22, 2010 ENLARGE

Chris Hedges on ‘The Death of the Liberal Class’

Chris Hedges talks about his new book, how he came to write it, and what we can expect from the collapse of the liberal establishment.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Helen Thomas Finds Obama ‘Reprehensible’

It’s been a couple of months since former White House press stalwart Helen Thomas, now 90, resigned after causing controversy with her remarks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it seems she hasn’t forgiven President Obama for his role in that drama.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Gibbs Up for Reinvention?

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He’s been the Obama administration’s press mouthpiece for nearly two years now, but speculation has it that Robert Gibbs could be heading for a career shift. Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE

Afghanistan Leans Away From Censorship


AP / Rafiq Maqbool

The Afghan government has stepped away from a total ban on the broadcasting of “disturbing images” that was implemented earlier this month. The move had set off howls among media and rights groups.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010 READ MORE

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