(OpEdNews Contributing Editor since October 2006) Inner city schoolteacher from New York, mostly covering media manipulation. I put election/finance reform ahead of all issues but also advocate for fiscal conservatism, ethics in journalism and curbing overpopulation. I enjoy open debate, history, the arts and hope to adopt a third child. Gustav Wynn is a pseudonym, but you knew that.
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(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 10, 2012
Walmart CEO To Be Picketed in NYC at Speech on Global Responsibility Picketers will take to the streets at 4:30 Tuesday to address the hypocrisy of the CEO of Walmart in giving a speech called "The Responsibility to Lead". Protesters say he leads the most exploitive, parasitic retail chain in history, with a horrendous track record on women's rights, food monopolization, displacing workers and factory conditions. Lexington Ave and 68th Street in Manhattan.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 8, 2012
Caught: Hannity's Sleight of Hand on Bush Tax Cut Claims Do the Bush tax cuts for the rich create jobs? Do they raise revenues? According to history, no - but that doesn't stop Sean Hannity from saying so. In pursuit of continued breaks so multimillionaires can take cash out of the American economy, top Republicans continue to assert rosy claims about the Bush cuts for the wealthy when Clinton era tax policies fared much better.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2012
Speech Suppression? FCC Loses "Petitions to Deny" WTMJ + WISN Broadcast Licenses The FCC says "the dog ate my homework" in the case of a filing documenting serious broadcast imbalance during Scott Walker's re-election campaign. The government has little discretion to regulate free speech, but the FCC licensing process clearly provides for public feedback, complaints and even a "Petition to Deny" relicensing, as well as statutes governing 'comparable time' during election periods in the "public interest"
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 23, 2012
Walmart CEOs Concealed Evidence of Vast Bribery Scandal Since Walmart's CEO makes more in an hour than his average worker makes in a year, you'd think he would be more accountable when something goes wrong. Quite the opposite, Walmart's CEOs are expected to elude prison even after evidence has surfaced suggesting they failed to report possible fraud as Walmart's rapid expansion overseas was allegedly fueled by over $24 million in bribes to foreign officials.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Shock Audio: Hannity's Latest Lies Politicize NY/NJ's Suffering Heading into election day, Sean Hannity made false statements painting a bleak picture of the Tri-state area's recovery following Superstorm Sandy. He insulted dedicated, highly effective work crews and citizen-samaritans to attack Obama, but it was also discovered Hannity had falsely attributed 2011 audio of striking Verizon workers to union members he said harangued visiting repair crews last week.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 3, 2012
Hannity Audio: The 47% Will Still Vote For Romney and "Everything Else He Says Is Correct" On the same day Mother Jones released the full 50 minutes of footage from Mitt Romney's private fundraiser, Sean Hannity was leading talk radio in agreeing the "47%" who pay no federal income tax were deadbeat Obama voters "unable to take responsibility for themselves", unwilling to correct this erroneous percentage nearing half our nation, or the sentiment behind it. Hannity was rendered but a cuckold weeks later when Romney
(22 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2012
NSA's "Stellar Wind" Violates Every American Citizens' Constitutional Rights Both major parties agree - the founding fathers never envisioned a terror attack on US soil. This is why both parties have embraced suspension of our Constitutional rights. Under the NSA spying program Stellar Wind, all of our communications are subject to collection by the government, without suspicion of the commission of a crime. In short, bin Laden changed your rights as an American citizen - so says President Obushma.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 30, 2012
Former Collaborator of ACORN "Pimp" Lays Bare Plot Aimed at Obama Pastor Congresswoman Maxine Waters + Jeremiah Wright were alleged targets in messages shared online by Nadia Naffe, former collaborator of gonzo right-wing activist James O'Keefe. Using O'Keefe's own tactics for digging up dirt, Naffe has apparently teamed with a variety of indie bloggers to expose secret emails found in O'Keefe's personal email account.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Obama's Unconstitutional NDAA 'Detained Indefinitely' by Federal Judge Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent her initial injunction blocking unconstitutional provisions in the NDAA today, turning back the Obama administration's suggestion that the court "step aside'. Read about the sinister intentions of the law, and it's sister law, the Trespass Act, which serve to destroy the protections clearly outlined in the US Constitution.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, September 10, 2012
Obama's Bush-Era Incoherence on Constitutionality of NDAA In a video interview, president Obama seems to claim he opposes the NDAA provisions stripping away all US citizens' right to trial, explaining he only voted for it because Congress forced his hand. But Obama also went to court to enforce the provisions, providing a confusing backdrop for a detention law already presumed unconstitutional.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 19, 2012
Netanyahu's Plan to Bomb Iran Allegedly Leaked in Protest Richard Silverstein, blogger at Tikun-Olam and TruthOut is claiming to have obtained war plans drafted by the Netanyahu administration, detailing Iranian targets to be attacked in an impending strike.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2012
Supreme Corruption: Mega-Expansion of Citizens United We know the Montana challenge to Citizens United was struck down, but most don't know how this broadened the ruling to unleash corporate cash into state and local races. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman assembled a posse of AGs to prove the original ruling was baseless, but the Court refused to budge. The battle against a corrupt Supreme Court and profit-hungry media continues as 2012 elections approach.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2012
Romney's Twitter Account Surges With Phony Followers Questions abound as Mitt Romney's Twitter account surges in followers. With twenty times his daily average, folks started looking at who was requesting his tweets and found the accounts were mostly fakes, auto-generated by someone, for some reason.
SHARE Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Frackstabber: Gov. Cuomo Excludes Public From Privileged "Stakeholder" Communications Problem: Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised natural gas drillers he'd expand hydrofracking, while also keeping a promise to keep the people and NY environment safe. Cuomo's recent designation of drill zones in five NY counties has brought renewed protest to the state's environmental review process, but new revelations show fracking corporations were given a special "inside track" via secret communications with Cuomo's DEC.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, June 18, 2012
"Ignore the Poor" Guy Won't Retract #OWS Fabrication Caught lying! Wisconsin candidate for US Senate makes headlines after he shows disdain for the poor and unemployed. But a campaign ad aired in Wisconsin making an outlandish claim about #OWS turned into an embarrassing exchange when the candidate admitted his research was baseless...
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Free Speech vs. Public Interest: FCC Complaint Against WI Talk Radio Looms Large for Hannity and Limbaugh The equal time provision called the "Zapple Doctrine" is getting a fresh look after monitors in WI discovered imbalanced broadcasting at two Milwaukee stations during the Scott Walker recall election period. With air time going 120 to 1 in favor of Walker, critics believe the stations do not qualify for the "news interview" loophole that allows on-air support for one candidate without allowing relevant rebuttal time.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 3, 2012
Media Malfeasance: Corporate News Downsizes OWS, Downplays Murdoch Ruling Can you trust the corporate media anymore? Mayday reporting from NYC showed how top outlets like CNN, Reuters and Washington Post flubbed the most basic facts in reporting the massive march Tuesday. At the same time, the punditsphere remained notably quiet as a Parliamently committee ruled Rupert Murdoch "not fit" as the head of News Corp.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 23, 2012
"Corrupt" Wal-Mart Seeks 159 Stores in NYC Instead of Walmart's Mexican cover-up scandal, consider their operating plan at it's most basic, relying on extremely aggressive growth to grab a 1/5 market share wherever it casts its shadow. Walmart has been drooling over NYC for two years, but one estimate warns a net 4,000 jobs would be lost if they met their typical targets, suppressing wages while making welfare spike. Is this the future of New York City?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2012
AUDIO: Hannity Blabbed Content of "Off The Record" Conversation with George Zimmerman The media world lit up in response to the news George Zimmerman called Sean Hannity, but Hannity promised not to discuss the "off the record" conversation. This audio shows however that Hannity did divulge on his radio show today that George Zimmerman told him that the screams heard on the 911 tape were not Trayvon's but his own.
(39 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 1, 2012
Limbaugh and Hannity Turn To Twitter In Response to "Slut" Crisis [Updated] Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been advised to rustle up support on social media in light of "Slutgate". Hannity allowed some balance on his radio show, but just hung up on callers after finally allowing them to voice their opinions. Limbaugh and Hannity hope to entice diehard fans onto Twitter to counter the flood of complaints that changed the national conversation on "radio decency" for weeks.