A fact check of the 2019 measles outbreak amid a near-hysterical media environment.
We’ve entered a brave, new world in the information age. Where it can be tough to know what’s real. Now there are movements to help us sort through it all— to teach our kids media literacy, to “curate” our information and cull out “fake news.” Sounds like a good idea. After all, who doesn’t want […]
Now more than ever, it’s a good time to revisit my TedX talk on Astroturf and Media Manipulation. Check it out! Click the image below, or if the image doesn’t show, just click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU
The following is an excerpt from investigative journalist Lara Logan’s op-ed in the New York Post Journalists are not activists. We may share the passion for a particular cause, but our job is to follow the facts wherever they may lead. We can’t ignore something that reflects badly on a noble cause, as an activist […]
Note: This story was updated with additional information on Dec. 30, 2017 The following is a news media analysis and commentary[hr] Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there […]
This article first posted in February of 2014 What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important […]
The following is a news analysis. It’s mostly conservatives who are corrupt. At least that’s the expressed opinion of Hillary Clinton operative David Brock. He said so in 2014 when he took over as chairman of the board at the ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Brock is also founder of the […]