G20 Coverage Comparison

Just a quick and dirty update… you can use Google to look up the relevant clips if you’d like 🙂 The other day, I heard a brief piece on NPR describing the G20 protests in Toronto. The correspondent described the protests as having turned violent due to the smashing of some corporate shop windows (Starbucks, […]

Radio

Now that everyone and their dog is hooked up to the Internet, over-the-air radio stations don’t get much ear time, especially among my demographic of young tech workers living in big cities. But I still like it for its simplicity. You hit the power button and it is on. It also isn’t as completely overtaken […]

Why I Like McClatchy

Here’s an article that is a great example of why I like McClatchy Newspapers: Both McCain, Obama exaggerating Iran’s nuclear program McClatchy was one of the few, if not the only, corporate news company to do real journalism in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

Amy Goodman, Get Better

Watching Democracy Now last night, I could tell something was up with Amy Goodman. Sure enough, she has Bell’s Palsy, a temporary paralysis of the face. Just want to give a shout out to my favorite journalist – Amy, hope you get better soon!

Recent Run-ins With TV News

The past two days I have caught a few minutes of Headline News. Once was, I think, here at the newspaper. They were talking about the Michael Vick case. Today was even worse. I was in a small cafe getting a bagel before work and the topic of discussion on Headline News was dieting soap […]

Media Corrections We’d Like to See

I’ve been catching up on my CounterPunch tonight. Check out this short article: Media Corrections We’d Like to See

Democracy Now!

The past two days has brought two great segments of Democracy Now. Yesterday, they aired a segment they did with Ralph Nader in June at a conference called “Taming the Giant Corporation”. I think I am starting to realize that Nader is my man for domestic policy and Chomsky is my man for foreign policy […]

Bad Fox News

Any shred of respect that I had for Fox News just disappeared (I don’t think it was there to begin with). Check this out: Found on Think Progress.

Two Movies in Two Days

Alyssa and I saw two movies in the past two days. On Thursday, we say Knocked Up, which despite hearing that it got good reviews, I was a little skeptical about seeing. I guess I didn’t find the whole “beautiful woman is impregnated by unattractive man, hilarity ensues” concept to hold much comedic potential. Boy, […]