Quantcast
Home » Topics » mainstream media

Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s very…

The Mainstream Hydra

If you want to run for the Republican nomination for President in 2016 (and I know you do), then here are some handy tips for rocketing to the top of the polls for two weeks: 1) When you're polling poorly, it's because the mainstream media is shutting you out. 2)…

How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?

As “Occupy DC” protesters tried to enter the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, they were met by police and security forces who prevented them from entering the building. But while the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer…

Sanity break: Dancing baby charms ‘Occupy Wall Street’

In a video published on the Occupy Wall Street website, as three rather talented musicians seranade the protest yesterday, a baby emerges from the crowd wearing a t-shirt that appears to feature “hipster” glasses on planet earth, and begins to dance and clap. Needless to say, the child utterly charmed…

Great, now they have license to get even nastier

I made fun of RedState’s anti-choice post from this weekend this morning, and started a hashtag with Jesse for those who want to continue to do so on Twitter. The pomposity RedState brings to their brazen misogyny and their attempts to rewrite history to justify their reactionary tendencies are funny.…

Breitbartocalypse, Part 826

Andrew Breitbart predicts the “end days” of the mainstream media. I would just like to quote from 2 Klein 14:1-8: 1And did a voice from a Tea Party rally come: 2“I will take down the lamed-stream media, from treetop to root, a corrupted branch; 3my sunglasses and blazer do not…

Who’s obtuse and out of touch?

To continue the theme of talking about “Friday Night Lights”, I have to link this review of the abortion episode from the New York Times, because it had such a beautiful distillation of what’s so wrong with the way abortion is treated in the mainstream media. What was striking about…

The mainstreaming of violent right wing paranoia

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This has been covered in a few places, but I thought I’d link it anyway, because it settles a simmering debate in the netroots about whether or not it’s wise to pay attention to the hard right. The…

Nothing new about tea partiers

One of the most evocative examples of how media bias towards novelty works in politics has to be the way that mainstream media is covering the teabagger movement. Any fool could see from the outset that the teabaggers are a bunch of Fox News-addled right wing nuts that are sore…

The pains of being “fair and balanced”

Salon has put together a list of the 11 most bogus media stories of 2009. A few of them, such as the balloon boy hoax or Lady Gaga’s non-existent penis, are just those silly stories that capture the public imagination from time to time. I don’t actually mind those stories—except…

Page 1 of 212
Google+