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Dear Cody Cain: What About the Fourth Estate?

Blogging on HuffPost and Salon Cain says that Trump has rattled our foundation and begs the question of whether the: People Can Be Trusted with Democracy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-cain/trump-rattles-our-foundat_b_9368482.html?utm_hp_ref=politics What about the media? The media has trounced on Bernie Sanders from day one and given Trump two for one in terms of coverage for every dollar he’s […]

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

Press Freedom in the UK, Right Laws for the Right Reasons

The British press has a world-envied tradition of first-class investigatory journalism, of asking difficult questions, of seeing past the spin to hold the powerful to account. Let’s hope they uphold that proud tradition as they report on the battle to save the HRA in coming months.

Senator Bernie Sanders: History-Making Grassroots Support

Question of Media Black Out? Is the Democratic National Committee trying to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? That’s the charge Sanders’ team is making amid a dust-up over a breach of voter information. On Friday, the DNC suspended Sanders’ access to a critical database after finding his staffers improperly viewed front-runner Hillary Clinton’s […]

Hate-Monger Ban: Trump, Westboro Baptist, KKK, & anti-Muslim Bloggers

Trump UK ban petition passes 370,000 signatures 10 December 2015 A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering the UK has gathered more than 370,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating it. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35052505   The petition went on Parliament’s e-petition website on Tuesday. It was posted in […]

HEADLINES REVEAL A TALE AS OLD AS TIME By Robin Barnes

  Female Reporters Threatened With Violence For Reporting On Patrick Kane Allegations.       Female Journalists Abused Online, with Threats of Killing and Rape.         Twitter abuse: Women journalists get more threats.               Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work. Here’s […]

Prediction: Emily Blunt Best Actress Oscar in 2018 on Stage with Boy-Girl Twins By Robin Barnes

The song is powerful (I’m not ready to make nice/ I’m not ready to back down/ I’m still mad as hell and/I don’t have time to go round and round and round.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwT5FOPNKAQ

Role of A&E Television Network’s Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

When television networks undertake production with some mixing and matching of the skills of documentarians, investigative journalists and tabloid publishers, in an untimely film about the ongoing struggles in the lives of real people, there’s a problem. Robin D. Barnes

PUBLIC OPINION AGAINST STANLEY CUP CHAMPION PATRICK KANE By Robin Barnes

PUBLIC OPINION AGAINST STANLEY CUP CHAMPION PATRICK KANE

Looking to Charge Bill Cosby? By Robin Barnes

It’s hard to imagine, given the scope of the New York Magazine article, featuring a dramatic photo collage of his alleged victims on its cover: that US authorities are going to pass on the opportunity to indict Bill Cosby for rape. The article suggests that although they photographed and interviewed 35 women, there are still more […]