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Think about he way the mainstream media (MSM) went after Howard Dean when he got overenthusiastic, or how they went after Kerry, when he blew a joke, leaving out a key word or two. The MSM went into ultra high rotation, showing the gaffes over and over again. Now, we have Newt Gingrich telling a group of Republican leaders, according the the Union Leader, "the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism." The paper cited Gingrich as saying,
"different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message. "We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade,"
Yet, the only place Newt Gingrich's incredibly offensive remarks have been shown, to my knowledge, are the Daily show and Keith Olbermann. This despicable way of thinking is so much more onerous than the silly gaffes of Dean or Kerry. If the media, justifiably, covered Gingrich's statements, the way they did the Demcrats', Gingrich, currently considered a potential presidential primary candidate, would be toast. He would be put out of the running, just as Dean and Kerry were put out of the running in their races. Not only would the comparable level of media coverage end Gingrich's hopes for the 2008 presidential race, it would also hurt the Republican cause, since, even if Gingrich is not a top level candidate, he is seen as one of the prime Republican thinkers or philosophers. Bottom line, if a Dem said what Gingrich said, they'd be tearing him or her a new piece of anatomy. But a repug said it, so he gets a pass. The media are broken and in need of repair.

 

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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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