TSA and The Junk Man: The Thanksgiving Trojan Horse

This Sunday morning, sitting reading the news at my corner coffee shop, I found myself sitting amidst the News Feeding Frenzy that is the Transportation Security Administration “controversy”:  as I struggled to find an article not focused on TSA screening procedures, two young women next to me worry aloud about being “felt up” at the […]

Unknown Bigot Given Media Megaphone

Rev. Terry Jones had his “Balloon Boy” moment when the unknown pastor from a tiny church in Florida announced he would burn the Quran on Sept. 10, generating a media feeding frenzy spinning out over 6,000 articles (as of 9/08, according to Google Tracking).  All major corporate outlets and even independent blogs, like dailycensored, have […]

US Corporate Media: Key Dialogue Missing

For anyone imbibing US corporate news media, the outcome is certain: they will be treated to a zero-calorie infotainment diet served on traditional feeding intervals at the networks, or for the insatiable junk food news consumer, round the clock cable news menus heavy on advertiser appetizers and tabloid dessert specials. This is a recipe for […]