CATEGORY: MEDIA, EMPIRE — 25.AUG.2014
Risen v. Obama — First Amendment Rights vs. The Iron Fist —
Will New York Times reporter James Risen go to jail for refusing to testify against a source? Risen's case is seen by many as a clear-cut example of how the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers is also a war on journalists and journalism. Media watchdog Jeff Cohen talks about the state of the case and the activist pushback.
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Original Show Pub Date: 22.Aug.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 15.AUG.2014
US Humanitarianism Only Applies to Oil-Rich Areas —
Glenn Greenwald reviews news headlines related to US military action in Iraq over the past two decades, concluding that the premise of humanitarian intervention is an outright sham. Greenwald also provides detail on the far-reaching technical and analytic relationship between the US National Security Agency and its Israeli counterpart regarding mutually agreed upon geographic targets. Then he talks about NPR's recent (horrible/dishonest) reporting on the impact of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Original Show Pub Date: 13.Aug.2014
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, MEDIA — 28.JUL.2014
On The Media
Silliness and Moral Indignation —
How can topical comedians like Jon Stewart, John Oliver, and Stephen Colbert make us laugh at politically hot topics we would not normally discuss in polite company? They do it by combining silliness and moral indignation.
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Original Show Pub Date: 25.Jul.2014
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