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The media's failure for a narrative: Ukraine, ISIS (or is it ISIL?)

A couple of Saturdays ago, Feb. 14, at midnight, a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and the “Russian separatist” forces occupying the majority of east Ukraine was supposed to go into effect. 872 more words

Philosophy

Stop complaining

Back in January I decided to experiment with being more careful about complaining. I’d particularly become aware of how much stuff I read and how much stuff I said fell broadly into the category of complaints, and I was curious to pay more attention to the dynamic involved. 1,028 more words

Ponders

Live Long and Prosper

Overnight the world has changed and become something entirely different, unrecognizable to those who look away even for a moment. I awoke this morning with a text message containing a picture of a dress. 317 more words

News & Media

HILLARY CLINTON BLAMES ‘DIFFERENT MEDIA’ FOR DIVIDING COUNTRY

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HILLARY CLINTON BLAMES ‘DIFFERENT MEDIA’ FOR DIVIDING COUNTRY

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complained that “different media” are dividing the country, making it impossible for people to even have a conversation with each other. 99 more words

Government

Television Journalism - an Oxymoron?

Did you know that in the not so distant past, television networks were required by the FCC to broadcast a minimum 30 minutes of news programming per day? 366 more words

In The News

Oh Really, O’Reilly?

Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams aren’t the same person. While some may compare O’Reilly’s recent faux pas to Williams’, there is an important distinction to make—O’Reilly is not a journalist, and his show is commentary, not news. 441 more words

Brian Williams