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Sue Wilson tells important stories which move politicians to act.
The Emmy winning director of the media reform documentary "Broadcast Blues" and editor of SueWilsonReports.com, Sue recently founded the Media Action Center. Wilson was 1987's California State University Long Beach "Outstanding Graduate" in Radio/TV/Film.
In the early '90's, she won Emmys for specials she produced for Jim Lampley, Bree Walker, Sylvia Lopez and others at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, and then turned the spotlight on wasteful government spending for Sacramento Fox TV station KTXL, where her Emmy winning stories changed national, state, and local spending policies.
In 1998 , Wilson broke national TV news of pharmaceuticals appearing in drinking water, which forced the US EPA to begin testing.
Her AP, RTNDA, and PRNDI award winning radio show "Healing Healthcare" at Sacramento NPR station KXJZ in the early 2000's helped put more nurses on the job in California.
"Broadcast Blues" shows how poor U.S. media policy is destroying discourse in this country. It reminds us that We the People own the public airwaves, and we can and must Take the Media Back! See her website to obtain DVDs and for updated information on our broken system of broadcasting.
And join the actions at MediaActionCenter.net to hold broadcasters - and the Federal Communications Commission - accountable to the public interest!
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 15, 2011 Why We Occupy Clear Channel
This is a detailed analysis of the talk radio market in Sacramento, which launched Rush Limbaugh. It shows that Clear Channel stacks the deck in favor of hard right talk radio, and deconstructs Conservatives' arguments that progressive radio gets no ratings.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 3, 2012 Rush Limbaugh: Not the Only One with First Amendment Rights
Clear Channel maintains that their hosts enjoy freedom of speech. But by not allowing ANY non- right wing viewpoints on our public airwaves, they are taking away OUR First Amendment rights. That's illegal; the US Supreme Court says so.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, January 17, 2011 When Radio Lies, Our Culture Dies
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is taking a lot of heat for his comments saying he has "no doubt" Rush Limbaugh and Right Wing Hate Radio had something to do with the Tucson, Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and many others.
In this piece, Sue Wilson argues that the misinformation drumbeat on Right Wing Talk Radio creates not just hate and vitriol, but it is changing our entire culture - for the worse.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 12, 2015 Rush Limbaugh Stepped Into It This Time
The Federal Communications Commission, which oversees the public interest in broadcasting, has consistently stood by Limbaugh's First Amendment right to say whatever he wants, no matter how many people he harms or offends. Until, perhaps, now.
SHARE Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Impeachment by Radio: The elephant in the room is not the GOP
What do the impeachments of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump share in common? An army of propagandists misleading the public. Find out whose fault the fake news really is: the ones who know better but refuse to act. Then ACT yourselves. You know what to do!
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 20, 2012 Standing Up in Wisconsin and Beyond for Our Rights in Radio!
Conservative Talk Radio hosts in Milwaukee and beyond are supporting one major political party (guess which one?) on our publicly owned airwaves, and violating the First Amendment rights of the other. Lucky for Wisconsinites, that's illegal.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 1, 2011 Time to Occupy the FCC?
Once again, the FCC ignores the very public it is sworn to serve. Occupy FCC, anyone?
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, June 3, 2016 Chris Matthew is No Kingmaker - nor Queenmaker Either
Why is MSNBC's Chris Matthews, and apparently the entire corporate media apparatus, colluding to coronate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee on June 7th, even though there is no way for her to win the necessary 2383 pledged delegates for victory?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 8, 2011 President Obama, Don't Just Scold the Media, Fix It!
It is not enough for President Obama to scold the media over not reporting the facts about his birthplace. It is time for him to keep the commitments he made to the American people and repair our broken media once and for all!
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Did Our Public Airwaves "Win" it for Walker?
As owners of the air -- our public airwaves, to be precise -- there is plenty we can do to combat the corrosive effect of big money on our elections, by holding our partners in broadcasting, local TV and radio stations, accountable.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 6, 2011 The L.A. Times Whitewash of Clarence Thomas
L.A.Times writer David G. Savage wrote a "nice" piece about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. But readers don't need him to play "nice," we need all the relevant facts. It's called giving perspective.
SHARE Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Book Review: REALITY (TM) 2048 by Derek Cressman
This book is in the same genre as 1984, only is far more prescient. REALITY ™ 2048 offers an entirely realistic dystopian future that projects just past modern-day headlines to a society brainwashed by corporate/government propaganda that has traded security for freedom.
SHARE Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Talk Radio: Puppeteers of Prevarication
Throughout his entire career, Paul Ryan's prevarications have been propped up by Wisconsin talk radio. Only when he reached the national stage did the press reveal his growing Pinochio nose. It's time to stop Right Wing puppeteers from pulling the strings on our publicly owned airwaves.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 26, 2011 Fairness Doctrine Demise Gives Rise to the Public Interest
Wednesday, August 24, 2011, the FCC made it official: the Fairness Doctrine is dead and buried. But shed no tears: the FCC also made it clear that the broadcasters' obligations to the "Public Interest" are alive and well!
SHARE Monday, January 18, 2021 Supreme Court: Say No to the FCC and #SaveLocalNews!
The Supreme Court will hear a case January 19 which, if decided in favor of the FCC, will accelerate this country's mis- and disinformation crisis. In FCC v Prometheus, the FCC, under direction of Trump Chair Ajit Pai, is trying to change rules so one company could own the local newspaper, all or most of the TV stations and most of the radio stations - in the same town. One voice, one community, no opportunity for dissent.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Who's Accountable for Reckless Broadcasting?
The same radio station that killed a woman in a reckless water drinking stunt has remained unlicensed for more than eight years. Who will hold them - and the FCC - accountable?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 11, 2011 Media Reform Victory: People Win, Corporations Lose!
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals handed Media Reform groups a giant victory last Thursday when they ordered the FCC to go back to the drawing board on newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rules.
And better, the Federal Court affirmed the FCC's right under the First Amendment to regulate broadcasting to protect the public interest.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 27, 2020 Why Does the FCC Allow Sinclair Broadcasting to Violate Station Ownership Rules in Baltimore?
Sinclair Broadcasting, known for forcing its news anchors to read Right Wing propaganda on the air pretending to be real "news" is playing an elaborate shell game to hide how many TV stations across the country it REALLY owns. In a recent legal Petition to Deny Sinclair's licenses in Baltimore, Republican attorney Art Belendiuk reveals the lies - & Sinclair could/ should lose ALL it broadcast licenses nationwide because of it.
SHARE Friday, August 23, 2013 Step Up to the Microphone!
There is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get your OWN local radio station - but almost nobody knows about it. There are fewer than 70 days left to apply - so who will step up to the microphones?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 17, 2016 Brainwashing Trumps Reason
If it seems the country's political system has gone mad, it's because too many of us have been brainwashed by purposeful misinformation from the far-right media. Jen Senko's brilliant new film "The Brainwashing of My Dad" highlights what's gone wrong and why, and this piece gets into some of the factors behind right-wing brain control.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 27, 2011 Filibuster Catch 22
A trio of Democratic Senators are trying to change the rules of the Senate to limit the use of the filibuster. But those rule changes were essentially squashed by threat of - a filibuster. Key constitutional questions are at stake.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Trump and Cruz: Will Somebody Sue, Already?
Everybody hates political ads that lie to us over our own public airwaves, but only the candidates themselves can do anything about it. Trump and Cruz are making threats to each other and to the TV stations, so sue, baby, sue! Do it for We the People who can't do it for ourselves!
SHARE Friday, January 28, 2011 Could 51 Votes Trigger the Real Constitutional Option?
The US Senate Majority and Minority leaders have reached a compromise on Senate Rules changes over the filibuster and delaying tactics. But junior Senators are decrying the move as taking away their Constitutional rights.