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The Media

Here's a letter I wrote in April 2003 entitled "better ways to get the news". I sent it to about 3000 email addresses. The primary purpose of the letter was to alert people to the inadequacy of mainstream news sources, and to give them some alternatives. Here are some of the links I included in the letter, and others that were suggested by people who responded to the letter:

www.truthout.org
www.fair.org
www.democracynow.org
www.moveon.org
www.counterpunch.org
www.actforchange.com
www.consortiumnews.com
www.democraticunderground.com
www.informationclearinghouse.info
www.tompaine.com
www.zmag.org/weluser.htm
www.commondreams.org
www.antiwar.com
www.alternet.org
www.alertnet.org
www.workingforchange.com

Here's an article from Salon Magazine in January 2004 explaining how the media has tried to undermine the campaign of Howard Dean.

Here's an email exchange where I explain how the attitude exuded by the press influences people.

Bernard Chazelle has written a superb essay exposing the lies of the Bush administration in the Iraq war, and explains what is wrong with Bush's foreign policy. Here's the beginning:

Ah, the ease with which George W. Bush attracts superlatives! Helen Thomas calls him "the worst president ever." A kinder, gentler Jonathan Chait ranks him "among the worst presidents in US history." No such restraint from Paul Berman, who brands him "the worst president the US has ever had." Nobel Laureate George Akerlof rates his government as the "worst ever." ...

PCDN: The Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now has worked to get the radio show "Democracy Now" on the air in Pittsburgh. It's currently airing every weekday at 8am on WRCT 88.3FM (and at 9am except on Wednesdays).

Left Out is A call-in radio program featuring Robert Harper and me. It's aired every other Tuesday from 6PM to 7PM on WRCT 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh. The first installment was aired October 5, 2003. You can hear previous shows on the Left Out website.


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