Media Criticism

The Project Censored lecture series at Aqus Cafe continues with author Linda Sartor, Tuesday March 14

Hosted by Professor Mickey Huff of Project Censored and Diablo Valley College, the next event in this continuing series features Linda Sartor, author of Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror. Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 – 8 pm at Aqus Cafe,189 H St Petaluma. From Project Censored: It’s Women’s History Month…

“Go to the end of that feeling and find out for yourself” – Oliver Stone Tells Graduates

On Friday May 20, 2016, filmmaker Oliver Stone published a transcript of his commencement speech to University of Connecticut graduates earlier in the month. Read at the source, OliverStone.com.   Transcript May 7, 2016 I thank you both, Dr. Herbst and Dr. Choi for bringing me. And I’d also like to thank Professor Frank Costigliola,…

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump Sells Eyeballs

Future critiques of the mainstream corporate media’s 2016 campaign coverage will spend a great deal of time focusing on its tendency throughout the past two years to marginalize Senator Bernie Sanders while promoting – and profiting from – the Donald Trump brand. Images such as this screenshot of CNN, provided by Laila Al-Arian via Fairness and Accuracy in…

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump & Political Ad Dollars ‘Damn Good for CBS,’ Says CEO

High times for some corporate media corporations, these are. Political ad sales are way up, for example, and CBS CEO Les Moonves has been rather giddy about the financial benefits to that venerable broadcaster. Speaking at a San Francisco telecom industry conference recently, Moonves had a difficult time containing his enthusiasm for the dollars filling…

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…