Journalism

Chicken Scratch: A Critical Media Reader’s Digest – How to Read the News, Propaganda Made in the USA, When Fake News is Not Fake News

Getting to the News that Matters, via journalist Antonia Juhasz, shared on Facebook: There’s been a lot of breaking news lately about a lot of critically important things. And there’s been a lot of spreading of misinformation. As a writer, I’d like to offer a few friendly reminders to help you steer your way through…

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

See All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone at the Jewish Film Institute’s Winterfest, March 5, 11:45 a.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Rick Goldsmith, Rose Aguilar, Norman Solomon and David Talbot. See below for bios, visit AllGovernmentsLie.com for more information,…

For the food movement, an unwelcome truth

A welcome addition to the conversation about the nature of the food movement and how change occurs. But Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel’s work has raised serious questions. At what point does allowing a food and ag columnist to accept compensation from agrochemical industry groups become another corruption of journalistic ethics? After the first dollar…

Love Your Food Journalist: Tell the PD to Give Michele Anna Jordan Her Columns Back

The Raucous Rooster was saddened – but not surprised – to learn that local newspaper monopoly The Press Democrat has eliminated two of local food & ag columnist Michele Anna Jordan’s excellent columns featured in its pages – Mouthful and Fresh From Our Farmers. The Press Democrat (PD) was previously a New York Times-owned paper,…

CounterPunch Warning – War Criminals May Find This Deeply Offensive

Shameless fundraising for the best political newsletter around. From CounterPunch: This is Why Henry Kissinger Hates Us.     Over the course of 22 years, we’ve published many unflattering stories about Henry Kissinger. We’ve recounted his involvement in the Chilean coup and the illegal bombings of Cambodia and Laos; his hidden role in the Kent…

The Demonization of Vlad Putin – James Petras OpEd

Putin And The Press: The Demonology School Of Journalism – OpEd By James Petras — (October 17, 2015) The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized…

Viewers & Pundits Differ Dramatically on Who Won First Democratic Presidential Debate

From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: Pundits Thought Clinton Beat Sanders–but Did Viewers? Who won the Democratic debate? Depends on whether you ask pundits or people. (image: CNN)   by Gunar Olsen, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting   A New York Times article (10/14/15) by Alan Rappeport about who won last night’s Democratic presidential debate…