Tag Archive for The Media

Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. 1. Berate the media. Last week, Trump summoned two-dozen TV news anchors and executives to…

The Media Created Trump: Will the Anti-Trump Media Onslaught Bury Him?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Carl Golden – Renowned 20th Century philosopher Dennis Rodman, he of professional basketball, tattoo and body piercing fame, once responded to a reporter’s question about whether he was bothered by the critical news coverage of him by saying: “The only bad press is an obit.”…

The Real Digital Divide Afflicting American Politics

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Neal Gabler – Moyers & Company – When we talk about the media’s effect on our political discourse, usually we’re referring to the way politics are reported. There are, of course, lots of other ways in which media mediate the political process, from ads to organizing…

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…