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Getting serious about media reform: at a standstill now, the media reform movement's time has come.

The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.

To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.

Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.

John Stossel has a conservative stable of pundits when it come to his questionable reporting of evironmental issues.

Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

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According to Glenn Beck, SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner is a "mastermind worse than Osama bin Laden."

April 27, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

Largely thanks to one soldier who was in the thick of things on that day in 2007, the “Collateral Murder” incident is far from over.

April 20, 2011

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

After Glenn Greenwald's appearance on The Colbert Report last night, Mitchell revisits Stephen Colbert’s interview with Julian Assange last April.

April 12, 2011

A tale of journalistic cowardice.

April 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money to provide abortion care. So why does the media keep claiming the looming government shutdown is about “abortion”?

April 8, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

The first hint of what was to come came early in the year, when WikiLeaks at its Twitter feed made a public request for help in decrypting a video it described as “US bomb strikes on civilians.” For some reason, it suggested March 21 as a possible release date.

April 4, 2011