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Report Shows How Labor Unions Are Portrayed Poorly on National Network TV News

By Federico Subervi – As representatives of workers’ interests, labor organizations in the United States have had a long and complicated relationship with the corporate news media, according to academic research. For decades, several authors have contended that unions receive scarce, and overwhelmingly negative coverage by diverse general market media (Martin, 2004; Puette, 1992; Bruno,…

Supreme Court to Consider the South’s Legacy On Voting Rights

The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – How can one be fair and balanced in the face of blatant, retrograde racism? The Washington Post is just now figuring out that at the top of the steps of Alabama’s old Capitol, there’s a six-pointed bronze star marking the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in…

News Flash: Half the People in Alabama Are NOT ‘Conservative’

The Big Picture – by Glynn Wilson – Reporting that Alabama is the most conservative state in the union is sort of like saying grass is green. Everybody already knows it, so what’s the point? How is that “news?” But you know Gallup. Them public opinion pollsters just can’t stop doing what they do for…

James Hansen Receives Stephen Schneider Science Communication Award

James Hansen, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, Storms of My Grandchildren, was presented with the annual Stephen Schneider Science Communication award this month, named for the Stanford University environmental scientist who advised seven U.S. Presidents on climate change. Hansen spoke Dec. 4 about…

Republican Party Scrambles to Survive: Fox News Benches Karl Rove

Karl Rove at a book signing in Birmingham, 2010 – By Glynn Wilson – As we reported the day after the presidential election vote of Nov. 6, the lying, spinning career of political animal Karl Rove is on the way down the drain. Sources inside the crumbling Republican Party and its designated official news outlet…

Is the FCC Moving Towards Allowing More Media Consolidation?

Q&A – By Bill Moyers – The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote to relax a longstanding ban that prevents one company from owning radio and television stations and newspapers in the same city — a move that activists are calling a giant Christmas present to British tabloid publisher Rupert Murdoch. The media titan…

Karl Rove Called the Second Biggest Loser on Election Night

Bush’s Brain ‘Turd Blossom’ Suffers Meltdown on Fox News Over Ohio Vote – By Glynn Wilson – While President Barack Obama was clearly the biggest winner on election night and Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney was the biggest loser, some political pundits are now saying Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove was the second biggest loser for his…

Republican Attorney General Censors Alabama Public Television?

Memo Gets ‘Forever Wild’ Show Bumped on Eve of Vote Glynn Wilson Little River Falls near Fort Payne, Alabama by Glynn Wilson Is Alabama’s Republican Attorney General Luther Strange condoning censorship in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United vs. FEC decision? When voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote…

The American Public’s Trust of the News Media Hits Record Low

by Glynn Wilson The Americans public’s trust of the news media hit a new low this year. Sixty percent of the people say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. The record distrust of the…

Bill Moyers Interviews Craig Unger on Karl Rove

Bill Moyers interviews author Craig Unger about Rove’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering to once again affect the outcome of a presidential election. Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power, draws from my own work on Rove in the case of the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Watch and learn.

The Newsroom Season Finale: A Greater Fool

Picasso’s Don Quixote “I’m a loafer by nature, I’m too lazy to go hunting for authors who say what I already know how to say without their help.” – The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Volume 1, Prologue, pg. 8 by Glynn Wilson I have a confession to make. I realize I’m a…

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power

In a new book, author Craig Unger examines the return of Karl Rove, the man who masterminded the rise of George W. Bush from governor of Texas to a two-term presidency, who advised Bush during two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who was at the center of two of the biggest scandals of the…

Corporate Media Ignores ‘True Meaning’ of Modern Olympic Games

“I remain convinced that sport is one of the most forceful elements of peace, and I am confident in its future action.” — Pierre de Coubertin The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson Pierre de Coubertin was just 30 years old when he founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894. He then went on to establish…

Electoral College Projections Show President Obama Winning in a Landslide

by Glynn Wilson Forget all the hype and mainstream media coverage that has the presidential race in a virtual dead heat with 100 days to go. Electoral college projections from an aggregation of polling show President Barack Obama winning re-election in a landslide. The incumbent president is now leading with 332 electoral votes to Romney’s…

Don Siegelman Apologizes to Alabama in Fox News Interview

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman apologized to Alabama for his bribery conviction in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business News last night. “I would like to apologize to the people of Alabama for the embarrassment that this has caused them, and of course to my family. This…