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Every day I flip on a news channel, hoping to see some journalism. I'm usually disappointed. Most of the time I see, from the major news networks, junk news.

If there's going to be a conversation about "Fake news," there should also be a conversation about junk news, the main product the #MSM delivers

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What is junk news? It's a regurgitation or creation of distractions that take us away from the real problems we face in the world.

As I write this, CNN obsesses over the latest "bombshell" about Bill O'Reilly. Before that, there's a huge amount of time wasted discussing Sarah Sanders remark about it being inappropriate to challenge a General.

I call that junk news. Real journalists should be talking about how the Republicans are just steps away from authorizing the elimination of the estate tax, or what I call the Dynasty tax, because it's the tax that at least puts some brakes on the creation of power dynasties like the Waltons, the Trumps, the Mercers, and so many more.

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Real journalists should be talking about how the DNC cleared out all the progressives and Bernie supporters, how it is gearing up to continue business as usual for the neoliberal leaders and incumbents.

Real journalists should be investigating what's happening in Puerto Rico, not just giving anecdotal reports. They should be doing FOIA requests for instructions, emails, policy dictates. Maybe they are and it certainly can take a long time to get responses to FOIA requests. But they should, at least, be asking the questions.

Every day, the MSM should be talking about the neoliberals, exposing them for exploiting the ninety-nine percent and stealing from the commons.

Every day, the MSM should be talking about how billionaires and foreign corporations are corrupting politics.

The list could go on and on, and I hope you'll add to it in the comments.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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