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Media News

UN Condemns Attacks on Journalists
BBC News - Fri Dec 22, 2006
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning attacks on journalists working in war zones. More»

Exxon Spends Millions to Cast Doubt on Global Warming
The Independent, UK - Wed Dec 6, 2006
The world's largest energy company is still spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund European organisations that seek to cast doubt on the scientific consensus on global warming and undermine support for legislation to curb emission of greenhouse gases. More»

Photo: Right Winger Laura Ingraham Tells Listeners To Jam Voter Protection Hotline Right Winger Laura Ingraham Tells Listeners To Jam Voter Protection Hotline
Think Progress - Mon Nov 6, 2006
As FireDogLake has been reporting, right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham today urged her listeners to obstruct efforts to protect voting rights by jamming a free voter protection hotline. More»

Photo: Bloggers on Campaign Payrolls Proliferate Bloggers on Campaign Payrolls Proliferate
MSNBC - Mon Oct 30, 2006
Bloggers paid by campaigns were a rarity two years ago -- so rare that their work and their ethics, whether for Republicans or Democrats, became fodder for controversy. More»

Photo: Pentagon Increases 'Media War' Unit Pentagon Increases 'Media War' Unit
BBC - Sun Oct 29, 2006
The US defence department has set up a new unit to better promote its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet. More»

Photo: FOX Uses Subliminal Ploy On Foley Head Shot FOX Uses Subliminal Ploy On Foley Head Shot
News Hounds - Wed Oct 4, 2006
While a former congressional page, Tyson Vivyan, was talking about the e-mails he received from Mark Foley on The O'Reilly Factor tonight,10/3, a photo was flashed on the screen labeled Mark Foley D. More»

Half of Americans Still Believe In WMDs - They Saw Them on TV
PR Watch - Mon Aug 7, 2006
A recent Harris Poll reports found that while "the US and other countries have not found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, surprisingly more US adults (50%) think that Iraq had such weapons when the US invaded Iraq. More»

Report Faults Video Reports Shown as News
New York Times - Wed Apr 5, 2006
Many television news stations, including some from the nation's largest markets, are continuing to broadcast reports as news without disclosing that the segments were produced by corporations pitching new products, according to a report to be released today by a group that monitors the news media. More»

The US propaganda machine: Oh, what a lovely war
The Independent UK - Thu Mar 30, 2006
The Lincoln Group was tasked with presenting the US version of events in Iraq to counter adverse media coverage. More»

Photo: Guantanamo actors held at airport Guantanamo actors held at airport
BBC - Mon Feb 20, 2006
The actors who star in movie The Road to Guantanamo were questioned by police at Luton airport under anti-terrorism legislation, it has emerged. More»

Photo: 'Feminine Mystique' author Betty Friedan dies 'Feminine Mystique' author Betty Friedan dies
Associated Press - Fri Feb 3, 2006
WASHINGTON - Betty Friedan, whose manifesto "The Feminine Mystique" became a best seller in the 1960s and laid the groundwork for the modern feminist movement, died Saturday, her birthday. More»

Media death toll 'worst' in 2005
BBC - Wed Jan 4, 2006
Last year was the worst on record for the number of journalists and support staff killed in the line of duty, media watchdogs in Europe and the US say. More»

The Real Price of Propaganda
Jonathan Alter - Newsweek - Fri Dec 9, 2005
If you wander into a venerable Washington men's club and glimpse the distinguished older man in the corner, trying to avoid spilling soup on his Brooks Brothers suit, chances are reasonably good that he was in the CIA back in the 1940s and 50s. More»

Robert Scheer: On Leaving the LA Times
Huffington Post - Fri Nov 11, 2005
On Friday I was fired as a columnist by the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, where I have worked for thirty years. More»

Photo: Edward R. Murrow at the movies -- just when we need him most, some say Edward R. Murrow at the movies -- just when we need him most, some say
San Francisco Chronicle - Fri Oct 7, 2005
In 1958, CBS newsman Edward R Murrow admonished broadcasters to pursue serious new stories and use the airwaves to educate and inform, in spite of corporate and advertising pressures to entertain. More»

O'Reilly Calls the ACLU a Terrorist Organization
Media Matters - Thu Apr 14, 2005
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly labeled the American Civil Liberties Union a "terrorist group" for filing a lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and for opposing Bush administration anti-terrorism measures that the group believes are unconstitutional. More»

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