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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Related PostsDemocrats 2018 Election Chances Improve Due to Backlash Against Health Care Changes Alabama Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne Defends Vote on Trumpcare House Republicans Pass Trump’s Healthcare Bill and Party at the White House How We Are Going to Fund the New Free Press Mardi Gras…

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…

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…

A Thousand Words is Worth More Than a Meme

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Isn’t it about time someone did a take down on the Internet meme? If we truly want to change people’s attitudes and create a more just world, what the world needs is scientifically objective journalism, not more partisan…

So Newhouse Gave Us Trump: Now They Will Profit by Taking Him Down?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Media Incest On Display: Will Anyone Notice? The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – On the eve of the Republican convention in Cleveland Ohio, a remarkable thing happened. No, not another police shooting. Not just a tell all article about Donald Trump. It is an event…

Is What’s Good For Facebook Not So Good For Democracy?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Why the social-media honeymoon may be over for some activists. By Sarah Jaffe – Around the country, thousands have returned to the streets again to protest the deaths of black people at the hands of the police. One of those deaths, the shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile…