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  • CHRRONICLE EDITORIAL: Administration exercises its control freak streak

    04/29/2011 10:30:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/29/11 | Editor
    The White House that fancies itself as the most transparent in history is not without its control-freak instincts when it comes to media access. It seems that Team Obama was none too pleased that veteran Chronicle political reporter Carla Marinucci posted a 40-second video of a group of supporters-turned-protesters serenading the president a cappella - "We paid our dues ... where's our change" - at a recent fundraising breakfast at San Francisco's St. Regis Hotel. The protesters' objection: the treatment of Wikileaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning. The White House threatened that Marinucci would no longer be allowed to serve as...
  • Obama Administration Punishes Reporter For Using Multimedia

    04/28/2011 8:03:38 PM PDT · by DryFly · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2011 | Phil Bronstein
    The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news. The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times - pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel. Read more:...
  • 'Harry Potter Alliance' teams with Free Press to promote net-neutrality rules (Marxist propaganda)

    04/28/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18th | Sara Jerome
    The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a group that creates advocacy campaigns themed to the spells and characters in the popular book series, is campaigning to promote net-neutrality regulations. The group first teamed up with Free Press on campaign efforts last year, as the Federal Communications Commission mulled whether to create rules reining in how phone and cable companies may treat Internet traffic. The executive director of the Harry Potter group, former comedian Andrew Slack, also participated in the Free Press conference in Boston earlier this month.
  • Pelosi: Anti-Net Neutrality Bill Isn't Going Anywhere

    04/09/2011 2:57:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | April 9, 2011 | Josh Smith
    BOSTON - Even as the House voted to repeal federal Internet access rules Friday, top Democratic policymakers called free and open communications a vital part of American democracy. Speaking at Free Press’s National Conference for Media Reform, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she was pleased by Democratic opposition to the GOP-backed resolution, which cleared the House Friday afternoon. The resolution would nullify Federal Communications Commission net neutrality regulations that aim to prevent Internet service providers from blocking certain websites.
  • The Marxist Roots of Net Neutrality

    04/27/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | December 2010 | lonelyconservative
    The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. ......... For a man with such radical views, Mr. McChesney and his Free Press group have had astonishing influence. Mr. Genachowski’s press secretary at the FCC, Jen Howard, used to handle media relations at Free Press. The FCC’s chief diversity officer, Mark Lloyd, co-authored a Free Press report calling for regulation of political talk radio. ............... Considering how openly activist the Berkman Center has been on these issues,...
  • Washington Post and CBS receiving money from ObamaCare Slush Fund

    04/06/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT · by xtinct · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees. The Washington Post Company raked in $573,217 in taxpayer subsidies and CBS Corporation secured $722,388 worth of Americans’ money. “It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller. “When NBC used to...
  • Tim Wu: The Man Who is Destroying the Tech Industry

    04/04/2011 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29th | Joshua Lipana
    Tim Wu, the coiner of the term "network neutrality", and a senior adviser to the FTC, has an interesting solution to solve the non-existent problems plaguing the tech industry. As The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: "In the class at MIT, Wu floats some hypothetical ways you could fight abuse... "something like term limits for monopolists. In theory, the government could say, 'Well, this company has clearly shown it's corrupt. ... So let's just nationalize their source code.'"
  • The Wu master (listen to these contradictions) (net neutrality)

    04/04/2011 10:09:46 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17th | Patrick Kingsley
    The internet is under threat. At risk is what's known as "net neutrality", or the principle of free access for each user to every online site, regardless of content. That's the view of the man who coined the above term, Tim Wu, whose new book, The Master Switch, was published yesterday. It argues the internet now runs the risk of not just political censorship – as seen in Libya and Egypt, and in the American reaction to WikiLeaks – but that of commercial censorship, too. Monopolies such as Google and Apple may soon decide to choose which parts of the...
  • Obama Boycotts Fox News, Sets Tuesday NYC Interviews With ABC, CBS, NBC

    03/28/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has apparently set a new administration boycott of Fox News with this week's twice snubs of the news network.On Sunday, the administration sent the duo of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Sunday morning talk shows of ABC, CBS and NBC. Fox was excluded even though, as anchor Chris Wallace noted, the Fox show has more viewers than two of its three rivals.Monday evening, CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller posted on Twitter that Obama will be in New York City tomorrow for two Democrat fundraisers, the dedication of the...
  • Biden Team Apologizes to Reporter for Sticking Him In Closet

    03/27/2011 1:45:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2011 | JakeTapper
    EXCERPT A statement from the VP's office noted that "It is standard policy for the Vice President's office that a print pooler cover the speaking program at fundraisers. This has been the consistent policy throughout the Administration. At times, these fundraisers are at private homes and 'hold rooms' are provided for pool reporters to wait for the speaking program to commence. A hold room, however, should not be a storage room. This was the unfortunate mistake of an inexperienced staffer and the Vice President's office has made sure it will never happen again." Biden's office added that in this particular...
  • VP' staff lock journalist in a closet for hours during a fundraiser to stop him talking to guests

    03/27/2011 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies ^ | 3-27-11 | Simon Neville
    The White House website proudly says ‘President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.’ But try telling Vice President Joe Biden’s staff that, after they held a local reporter in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests. As the unaware $500-a-head invitees dined on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps, veteran reporter Scott Powers was locked away. The Orlando Sentinel...
  • Biden Aide Apologizes After Reporter Kept in Storage Closet During Fundraiser

    03/27/2011 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Biden Aide Apologizes After Reporter Kept in Storage Closet During Fundraiser Published March 27, 2011 | The vice president's press secretary has apologized to a local political reporter after he was kept in a storage closet during a Florida fundraiser. Scott Powers, a reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, was relegated to the storage space during a fundraiser Wednesday for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., apparently to prevent him from speaking to people before Vice President Biden showed up. The Orlando Sentinel published a brief account of the incident earlier in the week. Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander, responding to coverage of...

    03/26/2011 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 95 replies
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | 26Mar11 | unknown
    *** REPORTER CONFINED IN CLOSET DURING VEEP'S FUNDRAISER *** Sat March 26 2011 17:04:37 EDT Staffers with Vice President Joe Biden confined an Orlando Sentinel reporter in a closet this week to keep him from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Democratic fundraiser. Reporter Scott Powers was the designated "pool reporter" for the vice president's Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn't arrived yet but most of the 150 guests (minimum $500 donation) had. They were busy noshing on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread...
  • Reporter Imprisoned by Biden Staffers to Prevent Interviews of Fundraiser Guests! FR Exclusive!

    03/26/2011 12:06:10 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 149 replies
    Mindbender 26
    An incident at a Florida Democratic political fundraiser this week should be front page news in every paper in the country, and the lead story on TV newscasts, but it has been virtually buried…. until now Here are the details. On Wednesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. The event was at the home of billionaire real estate developer Alan Ginsberg, a long-time Dem supporter. Ginsberg’s enormous lakefront home is in an exclusive section of Winter Park, an uber-upscale Orlando suburb. To give you an idea of the size and opulence of the...
  • NPR Doesn't Like You

    03/17/2011 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 8 replies ^ | March 17, 2011 | Scott Walter
    As the House of Representatives votes today on whether to cut National Public Radio funding, consider a thought experiment: Imagine that Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly had IRS agents force you and every American to contribute money to the companies that produce their shows. Imagine further that they also had Congress and the Federal Communications Commission force NPR to fire “All Things Considered” host Michele Norris and replace her with a Limbaugh protégé. Even if you like Rush and O’Reilly, the thought of these coercive actions surely sticks in your craw. Yet that is just what Free Press, a leading...
  • GOP lawmakers threaten to repeal Net neutrality

    12/21/2010 3:42:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 138 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12-21-2010 | By TONY ROMM
    Less than an hour after the Federal Communications Commission approved net neutrality rules, Republican lawmakers began staking their claim in the next potential leg of the debate: repeal. The first calls to roll back the FCC's new net neutrality order came Tuesday from the House's most senior Republicans: House GOP Leader John Boehner of Ohio and Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, as well as the incoming leaders of the chamber's top tech and telecom committees. The members each threatened to limit the agency's funds or restrict its jurisdiction in the aftermath of the FCC’s vote, with Boehner proclaiming the "new...
  • Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality (marxists)

    12/17/2010 11:45:32 AM PST · by bronxville · 19 replies · 1+ views
    freepress ^ | December 10, 2010 | marxists
    Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality More than 80 grassroots organizations, consumer groups, civil rights organizations, innovative businesses, technology experts and public interest advocates filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, signaling broad support for strong Network Neutrality rules. The letter highlighted five key areas in which rules proposed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski must be improved to protect the free and open Internet. The Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21. FCC_Letter_Real_Net_Neutrality.pdf freepress = reform media. transform democracy.
  • NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Who Fired Juan Williams Key Architect of FCC Govt Takeover of the News

    10/25/2010 6:58:45 PM PDT · by kylegriffie · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/25/2010 | Tara Servatius
    Last week, National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller took a break from her crusade for a government takeover of the media to swat a fly. With now-former NPR analyst Juan Williams suitably splattered across the evening news after politically incorrect comments he made on Fox News, Schiller can return to her real passion – the creation of a national network to ensure that in the future, you get your news from the government in general and NPR in particular.
  • Free Press Goes Postal!

    09/29/2010 8:18:55 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 85 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Memo to: George Soros Barbra Streisand Craig Newmark The Rockefellers From: A friend When you and/or your personal foundations decided to bankroll the uber-socialists at Free Press to lobby for Net neutrality, it probably sounded like a good idea at the time. After all, “The One” had made a campaign stop at Google headquarters in 2007 and declared that no one was more committed to neutrality regulation than he was. So you probably figured that you’d send Free Press some large checks and then bask in your own virtuousness. That’s pretty much your strategy for every other issue so why...
  • U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

    07/16/2010 4:07:25 PM PDT · by Windflier · 90 replies
    TorrentFreak ^ | July 16, 2010 | enigmax
    After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result. Hot on the heels of recent threats from Vice President Joe Biden and Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel directed at sites offering unauthorized movies and music, last month U.S....
  • First Amendment, Free Press Shut Down in Gulf - Pre-Cursor to Government-Controlled Information

    07/05/2010 4:44:04 PM PDT · by SovereigntyFirst · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | July 3, 2010 | Veronica Estrada
    From Obama's May 2nd Michigan Graduation Speech: Today's twenty-four seven echo chamber amplifies the most inflammatory soundbites louder and faster than ever before. It has also, however, given us unprecedented choice. ...we now have the option to get our information from any number of blogs or websites or cable news shows. This development can be both good and bad for democracy. .. if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and our beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from. This of course requires that we all...
  • Venezuelans Lose Last TV Station Opposing Chavez: Globalvision Owner Flees Arrest Warrant

    06/16/2010 4:59:17 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 12 replies · 336+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-15-2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Hugo Chavez still had one opposition television station, Globalvision, until he issued a warrant for owner Guillermo Zuloago's arrest and seized Banco Federal, a bank founded by a Globalvision director. Reuters says Globalvision is "often shrill," its reporting "one-sided," and is simply a "soap box," for Chavez' opponents. Memo to Reuters: there are no other television stations opposing the banty-rooster dictator.
  • Head of Marxist-led institute joins Obama team

    05/28/2010 7:53:49 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 16 replies · 527+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/28/'10 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – The policy director at a George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has just taken a key State Department position, WND has learned. Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott has been named a policy adviser for innovation at the State Department.
  • A Slip-Up at the White House (Obama: 'Don't Print That Picture')

    05/21/2010 4:36:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies · 2,407+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Thu, May 20, 2010 | Jim Iovino
    No intruders slipped inside the White House State Dinner Wednesday night, but there was a small slip outside on the North Portico steps. Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia Penevic Marshall took a seat as she tried walking down the steps to welcoming the arriving limo carrying Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife. Marshall, wearing a lovely pink dress and some slick heels, recovered from the slip quite nicely. She bounced right back up and told the gawking press, "Don't take that picture!" President Barack Obama, who was standing on the red carpet with the first lady,...
  • Pro-Obama Group Demands Socialist Media - (use AmeriCorps)

    05/20/2010 10:06:54 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies · 747+ views
    AIM ^ | May 15, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Administration is calling for new federal programs and the spending of tens of billions of dollars to keep journalists employed at liberal media outlets and to put them to work in new “public media.”</p> <p>The group, which calls itself Free Press, is urging “an alternative media infrastructure, one that is insulated from the commercial pressures that brought us to our current crisis.”</p>
  • Soros-funded group urges media run by government (Free Press)

    05/20/2010 8:12:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 620+ views
    Romanticpoet's Weblog ^ | May 19, 2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    Marxist-led study has close ties to Obama White House officials NEW YORK – A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has published a study advocating the development of a “world class” government-run media system in the U.S. A newly released book, meanwhile, documents Free Press has close ties to top Obama administration officials. “The need has never been greater for a world-class public media system in America,” begins a 48-page document, “New Public Media: A Plan for Action,” by the far-left Free Press organization. “Commercial media’s economic tailspin has pushed public media to the center of the debate...
  • Astroturfed Net Neutrality Letter Still Shrouded in Mystery

    05/19/2010 10:13:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 330+ views
    Big Government (breitbart) ^ | May 19th | Andrew Moylan
    Last week, I wrote here at BigGovernment about Ben Scott, Policy Director for the liberal advocacy group Free Press, being outed as the true author of a pro-net neutrality letter supposedly written by Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA). ... In other words, they refuse to make the document public. Perhaps they’d just like this story to go away. Or perhaps the talking points they received on May 7th from Ben Scott at Free Press look suspiciously like the letter bearing Representative Inslee’s name.
  • American media's reporting on gun rights grows more accurate

    05/18/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT · by majstoll · 12 replies · 622+ views ^ | May 18, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk — Something quietly happened over the last few years. America's free press started to report more accurately on gun rights issues as anti-gun rights voodoo-public policy incantations about "assault weapons," "private dealers," and "gun show loopholes" have been outed. . . .
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • FCC claims power over Internet providers

    05/07/2010 4:10:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies · 539+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-10 | Kara Rowland
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the agency has the power to impose new rules on Internet service providers in a move that lays the groundwork for "net neutrality" - a politically contentious proposal that bars providers from giving preference to some of the content flowing over their networks. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pitched his approach Thursday as a middle ground that would "preserve the Internet as a powerful platform for innovation, free speech and job creation." But the agency's two Republicans said it goes well beyond the powers Congress has granted the commission and will leave businesses...
  • Climate scientist sues newspaper for 'poisoning' global warming debate

    04/22/2010 12:00:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 925+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | David Adam
    One of the world's leading climate scientists has launched a libel lawsuit against a Canadian newspaper for publishing articles that he says "poison" the debate on global warming. In a case with potentially huge consequences for online publishers, lawyers acting for Andrew Weaver, a climate modeller at the University of Victoria, Canada, have demanded the National Post removes the articles not only from its own websites, but also from the numerous blogs and sites where they were reposted. Weaver says the articles, published at the height of several recent controversies over the reliability of climate science in recent months, contain...
  • Left-wing media matters

    11/17/2009 9:55:12 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 742+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 17, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Left-wing media matters Cliff Kincaid, November 17, 2009 A professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Robert W. McChesney has said that “media reform” should be part of the march toward socialism in America and that capitalism has to be dismantled “brick by brick.” Van Jones, the ousted communist “Green Jobs Czar” of the Obama Administration, served with McChesney on the board of Free Press, a George Soros-funded organization, in 2007 and 2008. Despite its socialist orientation, Free Press is financially supported by extremely wealthy individuals such as George Soros, the leftist billionaire, and Marcy Carsey, one of the creators...
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • Media tycoon gags free speech (Berlusconi owns private broadcaster, largest publishing house, etc)

    11/09/2009 8:12:31 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 5 replies · 313+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 09, 2009 8:30PM | Alessandra Rizzo
    FOR a tycoon whose family owns newspapers, magazines and TV networks and is hailed as a great communicator, Silvio Berlusconi fights with the media a lot. The Italian premier has attacked the domestic and international media for months, suing two left-leaning Italian newspapers for millions of euros and denouncing "scoundrels" in the press. Berlusconi says he wants to protect his image and that of his country, but to critics he just wants to gag the media. A recent press freedom rally in Rome drew tens of thousands of people, some holding signs saying "Now Sue Me, Too!" What makes the...
  • Communists Flourish in Patriotic America ( RADFEST 2004 : MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM )

    11/05/2009 1:12:00 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    Freeper AZKathy's page ^ | October 15, 2009 (PDF from 2004) | AZKathy
    RADFEST 2004: MIDWEST SOCIAL FORUM FRIDAY, JUNE 44:00-5:15 REGISTRATION Education Center5:15-6:30 DINNER Dining Hall6:45-9:00 PLENARY PANEL Education "LATINOS/AS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC ABC JUSTICE" Christine Neumann-Ortiz , Voces de la Frontera, Milwaukee Teofilo Reyes, Labor Notes, Transnationals Information Exchange, Chicago Graciela Sánchez, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio Renée Saucedo, La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco9:15-? Musical Entertainment Outdoor AmphitheatreThroughout "CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION VS. GLOBAL JUSTICE GUERRILLA PHOTO Conference EXHIBIT" Education Orin Langelle, Global Justice Ecology Project Building An evolving exhibit of photographs from the most recent mobilizations against corporate globalization. The exhibit includes photographs documenting...
  • Controversial New Video of Obama’s Pastor

    11/01/2009 10:08:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies · 5,231+ views
    Accuracy in Media. ^ | Nov. 1, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    A new video of Jeremiah Wright has surfaced, showing Barack Obama's pastor of 20 years praising Marxism and discussing his ties to communists in El Salvador and Nicaragua and the Libyan government. Equally important, Wright is being introduced in the video by Robert W. McChesney, co-founder of Free Press, an organization which has come under scrutiny for its links to the Obama Administration and dedication to the transformation and control of the private media in the U.S. In an article in the socialist Monthly Review, "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle," McChesney declared, "Our job is to make media reform part...
  • President Obama's Feud with FOX News

    10/24/2009 9:14:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies · 2,177+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Oct. 23, 2009 | CBS
    After months of taking incoming fire from the prime-time stars of Fox News, the Obama White House is firing back, "FOX News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican party," said Anita Dunn, White House communications director. "If media is operating basically as a talk radio format, then that's one thing, and if it's operating as a news outlet, then that's another," Mr. Obama said. Last Sept. 20, the president went on every Sunday news show - except Chris Wallace's show on FOX. And on Thursday, the Treasury Department tried to exclude...
  • FCC may look to redefine how it measures media concentration

    10/22/2009 11:00:43 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies · 787+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 21, 2009 | Joe Flint
    The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled the topics it is looking to discuss as it considers revising its media ownership rules, and one area it is looking to explore could have ramifications for future mergers between broadcast and cable companies and newspaper companies. Specifically, the FCC said it will probe whether it could continue to enforce regulations regarding media concentration by industry or should it find an "alternative structure to determine an ownership limit for all media within a relevant market." Cutting through the bureaucratic speak, what the FCC is saying is that currently it regulates broadcast, radio and cable...
  • What happens when utopians fail? … Their best friends turn on them, and that is good.

    10/17/2009 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 6 replies · 557+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | October 17, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    I was struck by the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson’s opinion piece today entitled The Biggest Disappointment of the Obama Presidency. In it he berates Obama for giving short shrift to New Orleans when he visited Thursday. Of all the Post’s writers, Robinson has been the most supportive of Obama, seldom finding fault, but this time he skewers him. "President Obama's brief display of drive-by compassion Thursday in New Orleans was, for me, by far the worst outing of his presidency thus far -- and the biggest disappointment..." "So it was strange and disheartening that Obama would wait nine months to...
  • Free Press Sends Letter to FCC, Congress in Support of Mark Lloyd

    10/12/2009 4:39:37 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 486+ views
    Free Press ^ | September 17th | John Eggerton
    Free Press has helped put together a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of Mark Lloyd, the FCC's associate general counsel and chief diversity officer. The letter says its purpose is to speak out against the "the falsehoods and misinformation that are threatening to derail important work by Congress and the FCC." Read the whole story here
  • (Who is) Ben Scott, Policy Director ( for marxists )

    10/12/2009 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 370+ views
    Ben Scott oversees all governmental outreach and regularly testifies before Congress and the FCC. The Washington Post called him a "driving force" in media and technology policy. Before joining Free Press, Ben was a legislative fellow for then-Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Ben has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Salon, and featured as a commentator on MSNBC, BBC, PBS, C-SPAN, NPR and local stations across the country. He is the author of several scholarly articles on American journalism and is co-editor of the books Our Unfree Press and The Future...
  • Who Is Robert McChesney?

    10/11/2009 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 743+ views
    Glenn Via Fox ^ | October 8th | Glenn Beck
    Now, let me introduce you now to a friend of Mark Lloyd's. In fact, he is also a friend of Van Jones. He founded a little group called Free Press. They are looking for anything but free press. Let me tell you a little bit about the founder, Robert McChesney. He is the former editor of "Monthly Review," which he himself has described as one of the most important Marxist publications in the world, let alone the United States. He is a backer of Hugo Chavez, the crackdown on the media, and even suggested that owners of a TV station...
  • Lenin on America part 15: from a speech to Presnya district workers

    09/19/2009 9:33:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies · 613+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 3/26/1918 | V Lenin
    From a speech in March of 1918(Lenin’s appearance was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation. The “Internationale” was sung.) In his speech Lenin, in a clear and popular form, explained the essential features and basic points of the Soviet Constitution. The Soviets were the highest form of democratic government by the people. The Soviets were not something invented out of one’s head, they were the product of living reality. They appeared and developed for the first time in history in our backward country, but objectively they should become the form of government by the working people all over the world....
  • Helen Thomas and Chip Reid Challenge Obama Admin. On 'Controlled' Town Hall Meeting

    07/02/2009 12:10:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies · 1,594+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/2/09 | Kenneth D. Williams
    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs and the Obama administration found the press corps slightly less friendly than they are used to yesterday, when CBS's Chip Reid asked why the questions for Wednesday’s town hall on healthcare were being selected beforehand. Gibbs tried to dodge the issue, and asked for it to be asked after the town hall meeting in question, but then Helen Thomas became involved, saying, “We have never had that in the White House. I’m amazed that you people … call for openness and transparency.” Reid and Thomas didn't let up for a second, especially Thomas. To see...
  • Pro-Obama media 'summit' asks U.S. subsidies for liberal journalists, new 'media infrastructure'

    05/15/2009 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Delacon · 20 replies · 1,216+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    A socialist-oriented “media reform” group with intimate ties to the Obama Administration and George Soros is calling for new federal programs and the spending of tens of billions of dollars to keep journalists employed at liberal media outlets or at new “public media.” The group, which calls itself Free Press, is urging “an alternative media infrastructure, one that is insulated from the commercial pressures that brought us to our current crisis.” However, speakers at this week's Free Press "summit" had nothing to say about the well-documented liberal bias that has contributed to the decline in readers and viewers for traditional...
  • CNN Hawking Tee-Shirts Extolling Obama

    01/31/2009 6:46:26 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 387+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/31/09 | Purple Mountains
    Conservatives and other Republicans have long been aware of the bias of CNN’s reporting. Friends who have traveled outside of the USA report that the bias of CNN International is not only pro-liberal, but is actually anti-American. The only dispute I would have with this report is that it makes it appear that CNN is the most-biased, pro-liberal network, but those honors go to MSNBC. In saying this, I do not mean to imply that CBS, NBC and ABC are without liberal bias. Anyone who watched the CBS 60 Minutes report on Israel vs. Hamas was reminded of how biased...
  • The Eternal Danish Optimist

    01/05/2009 5:55:18 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 2 replies · 184+ views
    Right Side News ^ | January 5, 2009 | Alyssa A. Lappen
    An Exclusive Right Side News Interview©2009 On Sept. 15, 2008, the editor of Danish daily Berlingske Tidende summoned historian and columnist Lars Hedegaard to his office to lower the proverbial ax. He received a transparently suspicious explanation. "I'd been tedious and repetitive, and they needed younger people," he said. "I thought, they're not going to get me. There will be a record of what I've done these nine years." The pun on page 22 is lost in translation. In Danish, 'Skat' means both honey or beloved and taxation. Danish is the only language in the world where tax and honey...
  • Democrat Bailout of Dying Liberal Print Media?

    01/01/2009 7:28:06 AM PST · by Sudetenland · 10 replies · 411+ views
    houston conservative ^ | 1/01/2009 | Will Malven
    File this one under the "I should've seen this coming" category; Connecticut State Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol/Forestville) is petitioning the Connecticut state government to bailout his local newspapers, the Bristol Press and the New Britain Herald. This is the first such effort and it is strictly a local effort by Representative Nicastro and some of his fellow state legislators, but I predict that it won't be the last. With all of the large Liberal newspapers now struggling to survive due to dire reductions in revenue and readership, watch for a push from Democrats in Congress to follow suit.
  • Free Press Grows in Southern Iraq

    12/13/2008 8:04:23 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 355+ views
    COB ADDER — Nearly 60 journalists from southern Iraq recently met at Camp Dhi Qar to talk with Italian journalists and discuss the growth of Iraq’s free press. "I think it is very important to have the cooperation between Iraqi media and Italian and international media," said Wathick Abdul Abed, an Iraqi journalist who writes for several local newspapers as well as websites. Anna Marie Greco, an Italian journalist who spoke at the conference, discussed important issues in journalism such as bias in reporting, the Iraqi journalists overcoming their fears of retribution, and newsgathering techniques. "The role of the journalist...
  • Domestic and International Threats Against the US Part Two

    12/09/2008 12:19:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 1 replies · 450+ views
    RightSideNews ^ | 12/9/08 | Vincent Gioia
    Unrecognized by Americans majorities - domestic and international threats will change our country forever (blame the media) - Part Two - Islam By Vincent Gioia The people in any country are only able to protect themselves and assure their freedom if they are aware of what is going on that affects them. Knowledge of current events was difficult to obtain two hundred years ago when the United States was created but nonetheless early Americans realized the importance of keeping everyone informed so they built into the Constitution a safeguard for freedom of expression which is acknowledged in the First Amendment...