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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…

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…

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…

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…

The Trump Story You’re Not Hearing About: His Close Ties to Organized Crime

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Todd Gitlin – To readers who follow taxes and finance — subjects often introduced with the adjective “arcane” — David Cay Johnston is one of America’s best-known reporters. Johnston has worked on the staffs of Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and from 1995…

Alabama Bloggers and Lawyers Have Egg All Over Their Faces

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Who Will Hold Them Accountable? – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – There is so much rotten egg on so many faces in Alabama this week it is hard to decide where to begin. But I guess the biggest news is the egg all over…

Right-to-Lifers Vote to Kill Children and Kidney Patients

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – The fetus is the new Jerusalem. Medieval crusaders fancied they were on a divine mission when they marched toward the Holy City to save it from the Muslim infestation. The sanctity of this quest gave them permission to do whatever…

I Can See Clearly Now the Continuing Role of COINTELPRO

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“I can see clearly now … I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. I think I can make it now, the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been…

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Should Definitely Resign

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…But For Killing Thousands of People, Not the Alleged Sex Scandal – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — While the people and what passes for press now in my native state are all a Twitter over allegations that Governor Robert Bentley may…

Sports Writer Dan Rutledge Dies in Baldwin County, Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — I just learned that my long-time close friend and former editor Dan Rutledge recently died in Baldwin County, Alabama. According to an obituary published on the Gulf Coast Media newspapers Website, Robert “Danny Boy” Rutledge died at his home in…

Blowing the Biggest Political Story of the Past 50 Years

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Neal Gabler – Ah, the crescendo of complaint! The Republican establishment and the mainstream media, working hand in hand in their unprecedented, non-stop assault on the “short-fingered vulgarian” named Donald Trump, would have you believe that Trump augurs the destruction of the Republican Party. Former…

The Media Enabled Donald Trump by Destroying Politics First

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The mainstream media is to blame for Donald Trump’s rise, but not for the reasons most people think – By Neal Gabler – It is more than a little ironic that the Republican Establishment and the mainstream media are both now in full panic mode over the…

Super Tuesday Voter Turnout Depressing for Democrats

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITORIAL – MOBILE, Ala. – We hate to be the bearer of bad news and all. But not only did Donald Trump dominate the Super Tuesday vote across the country and win Alabama with 43 percent of the Republican votes cast. And not only did Hillary Clinton…