MEDIA

New York Times Hires Extreme Climate Science Denier

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Joe Romm – Amidst backlash and subscription cancellations for hiring extreme climate science denier, colunnist Bret Stephens, the New York Times offered a stunning defense: There are “millions of people who agree with him.” With that ‘logic’, the Times could hire as a columnist former Imperial…

Photographer Rowland Scherman Was There

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…He Shot Rock ‘n’ Roll Too EDITOR’S NOTE: We caught up with Scherman and got this story we ran on August 6, 2011 in The Locust Fork News-Journal. We re-run it here today because we are about to hook with Rowland again in New York on a…

How We Are Going to Fund the New Free Press

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Do you wake up in the morning, make the coffee, crank up your computer and look at your Facebook news feed and ever feel confused about what’s really going on in the world? Don’t feel bad. You are not…

Did the Comic Cowboys of Mobile Mardis Gras Go Too Far?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Some people in Mobile like to brag that Alabama’s port city held the first Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 and the first formally organized Mardi Gras parade in the United States in 1830. But there is little doubt that it…

Setting the Record Straight on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Western pioneer and cowboy myth is huge, but not so much from the Native American perspective. By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – There are two kinds of people in the world. Which kind are you? Do you like reading the pretty little patriotic myth? Or would…

A Look at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody Wyoming

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch the video – By Glynn Wilson – “Buffalo Bill” Cody is a name that conjures up romantic images of the American “Wild West” in the 19th century. It’s almost unfortunate in the 21st century when there is a renewed interest in justice for Native Americans that…

Mardi Gras in Mobile Has Become a Circus

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Catherine Bullock Rainey – Arts Editor – With the glamor of a Broadway show and the ambience of a carnival, Venardos Circus brings a whole new light to entertainment and the festivities of Mardi Gras. “We are proof that the circus is not coming to an…

Bernie Sanders: The Corporate Media Threatens Our Democracy

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Bernie Sanders – MEDIA SHAPES OUR VERY LIVES. It tells us what products we need to buy and, by the quantity and nature of coverage, what is “important” and what is “unimportant.” Media informs us as to the scope of what is “realistic” and “possible.” When…

Cirque du Mardi Gras Comes to Mobile Art Space

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Catherine Rainey – Arts Editor – While Mardi Gras in Mobile holds its own captivating charm, another spectacle will take place during the long-standing tradition this year. In early February, Venardos Circus and Alabama Contemporary Arts Center, formerly Space 301, are collaborating by putting together…

A Golden Shower of Fake News

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Oh, and Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is about to be U.S. Attorney General – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Let me start this morning by repeating the two key words guaranteed to make the Facebook home page news feed and the FB trending news feed:…

The Trump Story the Media Dare Not Utter

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The mainstream, corporate news media sacrificed democracy for ratings. By Thom Hartmann – AlterNet – The media are engaged in an orgy of navel-gazing about the Trump presidency, but they’re totally, utterly, absolutely, no-way-in-hell willing to gaze at their own navel. Did Russian hackers revealing that Debbie…

Facebook Teams up with AP to Combat ‘Fake News’

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Connecting the Dots – By Glynn Wilson – As I sit here on a mild winter day on the Gulf Coast drinking coffee from Kenya, eating a banana from Mexico and reading the latest news on “fake news,” I’m thinking it might be preferable to simply log…

And So it Begins: Watch the Mainstream Media Normalize Trump’s Election

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The media must not excuse the racism, misogyny, nativism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia because we think Trump voters have legitimate gripes. By Neal Gabler – It didn’t take a clairvoyant to predict that President-elect Donald Trump would be almost instantly normalized by the press since he had already…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did ‘Fake News’ Elect Trump?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – In the Huge wave washing over the American landscape after the tsunami of Donald Trump’s surprising ride to president of the United States on a surfboard constructed of bullshit, mainstream news organizations and Democrats are beating up on Mark…

US Presidential Election Too Close to Call in Final Week

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – With only four days to go until voting commences in the 2016 presidential election, surveys show the contest for the White House is too close to call, with Democrat Hillary Clinton barely leading nationally with 45 percent of support compared to Republican Donald…

Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert D. McFadden – Tom Hayden, who burst out of the 1960s counterculture as a radical leader of America’s civil rights and antiwar movements, but rocked the boat more gently later in life with a progressive political agenda as an author and California state legislator,…

Expedition of Rediscovery Western Journey Timeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson and Walter Simon – On a mission to investigate what’s going on with the pipeline protest in Cannonball, North Dakota and the privatization of the national parks out west, we departed from Mobile, Alabama on Friday, Sept. 23, and drove for about 8 hours…