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Jeff Cohen was director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he was an associate professor of journalism. He founded the progressive media watch group FAIR.org in 1986.

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Biden Flexes Executive Power In Covid Vaccine Push Rachel Maddow looks at President Joe Biden's muscular new initiative to push more Americans to get vaccinated against Covid, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 14, 2021
To Avert Failure, Biden Should Listen to the "Radicals" - Not Corporate Media If President Biden fails to act boldly and quickly in improving the material lives of poor, working-class and struggling middle-class Americans of all colors, the right wing is likely to come storming back into power through the 2022 and 2024 elections. With Biden's popularity lagging, Will he side with the "radicals" or with the go-slow, yes/no, status-quo corporate media?
Pramila Jayapal, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 10, 2021
Pramila Jayapal Misses Mark with "A" Grade for Biden It's the job of progressive advocates and activists to tell inconvenient truths, without sugarcoating or cheerleading. Progressives need to soberly assess everything -- good, bad and mixed.
Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin convicted the former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the death of George Floyd., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin Chauvin has played a useful role for corporate media - a rare villain who could be identified and named, a symbol of deadly racism in news outlets that are structured to refrain from identifying the economic forces responsible for far more hardship and death in communities of color than Chauvin could ever inflict.
martin luther king, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 4, 2021
The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King's Final Year The standard liberal canon waxes fondly nostalgic about King's "I have a dream" speech in 1963 and his efforts against racial segregation. But in memory lane, the Dr. King who lived his last year is persona non grata.
Rahm Emanuel, Pointing, With Chicago Flag in Background, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 11, 2021
Rahm Emanuel Is in the Running for a Top Ambassador Post. The Prospect Is Appalling Rahm Emanuel has never been associated with the word "diplomatic," but news reports say that President Biden is seriously considering him for a top position as U.S. ambassador to Japan or China. Naming Emanuel to such a post would be an affront to many of the constituencies that got Biden elected. The saga of Emanuel's three decades in politics is an epic tale of methodical contempt for progressive values.
From NasaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Earth to Presidential Debate Moderators: "I'm Burning Up" A new petition asks presidential (and vice-presidential) debate moderators not to remain silent on climate, as they have in the past.
Trump supporters in Portland clash with Black Lives Matter Saturday., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now We're Warning Again. Trump actually could win. If he did, we shouldn't "have an inflated view of our own power to block the policies of a President Trump."
Gregory Meeks%2C official portrait%2C 115th congress., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2020
Politicians of Color Should Not Be Immune from Criticism To me, being an anti-racist activist means that one consistently challenges the structures of racist exclusion, exploitation, repression and incarceration It does not mean that one must defend or praise establishment politicians of color.
Trump advisor Larry Kudlow: 'I don't believe in systemic racism' Larry Kudlow, White House National Economic Council director, joins .Closing Bell. to talk about racial inequality. The White House economic advisor said ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Let Us Name the System: "Racial Capitalism" It's oddly disconcerting nowadays to hear regular mentions of the phrase "systemic racism" from mainstream journalists who adamantly refuse to criticize (or even name) the system that U.S. racism is entrenched in. That system is "CAPITALISM." Or as historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad calls it: "racial capitalism."
BERNIE BLACKOUT | VICE VERSA An investigative deep dive into the corporate news media's coverage of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign that asks: who actually gets a say in ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Important TV documentary: "Bernie Blackout" If you have Vice TV on your cable or satellite TV system, don't miss "BERNIE BLACKOUT," a unique documentary premiering tomorrow, May 13 at 8pm (ET/PT).
Bernie Sanders, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 5, 2020
Does the Democratic Establishment Really Fear That Bernie CAN Win in November? Mainstream news outlets keep pounding home the same message that the "Democratic establishment" or "Democratic moderates" are worried sick that Bernie Sanders can't beat Trump. They worry about a Trump landslide, and a "down-ballot disaster" in Congressional races.
Jim Messina Criticizes Warren For Taking Democrats Off Message, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 13, 2020
When CNN Introduces Bernie-Bashers Only as "Former," CNN Is Lying To You CNN and CBS do it. NPR and PBS do it. They all do it. It's a "gentleman's" agreement between elite media and their establishment guests - a courtesy major news outlets bestow upon former officials who get to pontificate and editorialize about today's events with no worry they'll be identified by their jobs TODAY.
Bernie Sanders, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Warren vs. Buttigieg Clash Offers Contrast with Bernie's Consistency As Sen. Warren and "Mayor Pete" heatedly question each other's career history, they put Sanders' strongest suit into the spotlight: his remarkably consistent history.
Is Joe Biden still the one to beat in the 2020 Democratic primary?, From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2019
Will Joe Biden Be a Rerun of 2016 Tragedy? Either Warren or Sanders would fare better against Trump than a candidate like Biden, who is easily tied to moneyed elites and a blatantly unfair status quo. We've seen that movie before and it ended in the 2016 disaster.
George Carlin - On Media (Paley Center, 2008) George Carlin talks about the kind of media he takes in on a regular basis. ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER: In an era of rapid change in media and technology, ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 16, 2019
What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: "Here's a partial score from the West Coast Los Angeles 6."
Obama Jokes About Killing Jonas Brothers With Predator Drones .The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They're out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don't get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 22, 2019
Let's Not Restore or Mythologize Obama With former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly ready to join the presidential race, a Washington Post reporter wrote: "Biden and his allies picture an election that poses a choice between four more years of Trump disruption and a chance to restore the Obama administration." Ah, the hope of an Obama restoration!
Rep. Ilhan Omar for Congress - Twin Cities Pride Parade 2018, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 8, 2019
This Jew Tells Speaker Pelosi: "You May Well Prove Ilhan Omar correct." Speaker Nancy Pelosi's symbolic "show vote" in Congress on an anti-Semitism and "hate" resolution which offers all the authenticity and honesty of a Soviet show trial proves Rep. Ilhan Omar's point about the inordinate influence wielded over Congress by the "Israel-right or-wrong"/AIPAC lobby and its power to stifle criticism of Israel.
Kos on .MTP Daily.--'It's time for an all-female ticket' in 2020 Markos Moulitsas on .MTP Daily. discussing the emerging field of 2020 presidential contenders., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2019
Mainstream Media Bias on 2020 Democratic Race Already in High Gear Although the Democratic race for president has barely launched, mainstream media bias is already in orbit.
Plymouth, NH Rally, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 15, 2018
Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters While Trump's 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing as a foe of protracted war, his administration's Mideast policies have largely exposed that masquerade. Unfortunately, the weak and confused positions of Democratic leaders on endless war and bloated military spending offer little alternative to war-weary voters.
one of the graphics the DNC has used, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Democrats Gather in Chicago: Elite Party or Party of the People? Despite being led by one of the most erratic & least popular presidents in modern history, the Republican Party dominates U.S. politics. One of the main reasons for this awful state of affairs is that the opposition party -- which calls itself "Democratic" -- is led by vacillating, corporate-oriented politicians who seem to have one firm principle: that the party's progressive base must be repeatedly insulted, repressed...

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