Whoever controls the media controls the mind.

  • Designed to Intimidate
    by WNYC Studios on November 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Millions tuned into impeachment hearings this week — the first two of five already scheduled. On this week’s show, why shifts in public opinion may not necessarily sway the GOP. Plus, what we can learn from the predatory tactics that enriched Bill Gates. 1. Nicole Hemmer [@pastpunditry], author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, on the false premise underlying hope for President Trump's removal. […]

  • OTM presents: Shell Shock 1919: How the Great War Changed Culture
    by WNYC Studios on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    You really have a feeling that here is a building that looks fantastically beautiful, and it’s got its whole façade simply blown off by this war.                                                                                           […]

  • Polls subvert democracy: Media’s willful erasure of Kamala Harris’ campaign
    by Jeff Jarvis on November 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    It is journalistic heresy that I abandon the myth of objectivity and publicly support candidates. But the advantage of heresies is that they open one up to new perspectives. By seeing my profession and industry from the viewpoint of an interested voter, I get a new window on the failures of news media. People know […] The post Polls subvert democracy: Media’s willful erasure of Kamala Harris’ campaign appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • Unpopular decisions
    by Jeff Jarvis on October 31, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I will please no one with this post about Facebook’s and Twitter’s decisions regarding political advertising and news. The popular opinion would be to praise Twitter for banning political and issue ads and condemn Facebook for not fact-checking political ads. I’ll do neither. I disagree with both companies, for I think they each found diametrically opposed ways to […] The post Unpopular decisions appeared first on BuzzMachine. […]

  • An anatomy of a Republican talking point
    by Jon Allsop on November 19, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    As the impeachment process has ground on, the president’s defense has only become more convoluted and dishonest. A few weeks ago, Trump started telling anyone who’d listen to “read the transcript”; this was considered such an effective line that his supporters literally put it on t-shirts at a rally in Kentucky, even though the “transcript” […]

  • A Florida county weighs its recent role in Trumpian culture wars
    by Rebecca Renner on November 19, 2019 at 11:55 am

    On a recent evening, Citrus County residents poured into the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills, Florida, for a special meeting of their library advisory board. Ben Kampschroer, the library’s public information officer, greeted each new arrival and directed them to fill out a green comment card if they wanted to speak. His eyes darted […]