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Posted by SticksnStones | Fri Dec 9, 2016, 10:51 AM (5 replies)

NPR's On The Media: "Normalize This!" - examines how to report on a PEOTUS who regularly lies

A very interesting listen...there are journalists out there who really do get it!

DECEMBER 2, 2016
Normalize This!
We devote this hour to a question put to us pretty much daily since election day: How to cover President Trump? First, we ask the AP, Univision, NPR, USA Today, and other news outlets about how they are defining a relationship with a president-elect who flaunts traditional rules, spreads misinformation, and criticizes the press. Then we turn to language. Listeners help us highlight moments in media coverage that obscure the truth, and journalist Masha Gessen warns of the "impulse to normalize." Plus, linguist John McWhorter describes the phenomenon of partisan words, and cognitive scientist George Lakoff argues that the principles of journalism need to be redefined... because of how our brains work.


Posted by SticksnStones | Sun Dec 4, 2016, 10:54 AM (17 replies)

This cannot be said enough...

Posted by SticksnStones | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:43 PM (6 replies)

NPR's On The Media dissects the alt right and Steve Bannon

And there's a truly jaw-dropping interview with white separatist Jared Taylor.

This week's episode: Unreal


Definitely not normalizing this Trumping of America.

Very interesting take on the effect of fake news on the election.

All in all, a very interesting podcast ~

Posted by SticksnStones | Sat Nov 19, 2016, 08:03 PM (2 replies)

Any DirecTV subscribers? check out channel 347 - ElectionHQ

For the news junkie in all of us...

DirecTV splits the screen on ch 347 broadcasting four news channels at once along with a column on the left side of the screen running live data updated by Associated Press.

Just found it. I'm psyched. All that and DU opened on the iPad...I'm getting light-headed with anticipation. God, I love Election Day!

A special Mix channel pulls the news together, so you have a full view of what’s going on. And you can get additional information as you watch through an interactive experience featuring live election results for the presidential race as well as Senate and House contests and key ballot initiatives.

Tune to DIRECTV channel 347 to watch a 4-screens-in-1 Mix channel during 3 days of election coverage. On election night (Nov. 8), DIRECTV will expand its Mix channel to include 6-screens-in-1 for full coverage. (The Mix will be in HD only.)

The DIRECTV Election HQ Mix channel and Interactive Experience will be available Nov. 7-9.

The 4-channel mix (channel 347) will include:

BBC World News
FOX News Channel
The 6-channel mix (channel 347) – on Nov. 8 only - will include:

BBC World News
Comedy Central
FOX News Channel

Posted by SticksnStones | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 09:00 PM (1 replies)

37 filmmakers on why they're voting for Hillary Clinton

Some excepts:

Quentin Tarantino

The “Hateful Eight” writer-director told the AP: “When you sit there and listen to Hillary Clinton on something like Charlie Rose and hear her talking in depth about the issues to such a degree it’s like, whoah, that’s who I want for my president.”

Tom Hanks

The actor-producer recently told the BBC he thinks Clinton is “wildly, wildly qualified to be the President of the United States.”


Dax Shepard

“I have a strong mother, and an even stronger wife,” Shepard wrote in an email to IndieWire. “I’m enamored with competent, industrious women, and think the planet in general could benefit from more female input. I think Hillary is, perhaps, the most qualified person ever to run for office, and the fact that she is female is icing on the cake.”

Clay Liford

“Outside of the fact that we have a pet hedgehog named Quillary Clinton, I’m with her because she actually has experience in politics,” the “Slash” director and “Gayby” director of photography wrote to IndieWire in an email. “As an artist who works with a diverse set of collaborators, I’d be a hypocrite if I voted for a man who actively stands against everything my friends and I stand for. Equality, LGBT rights, you name it. Trump represents a monumental tide-shift when it comes to giving a vetted platform to bigoted voices. We can’t allow this. We really can’t. It’s Pandora’s Box, if Pandora was a racist homophobe who liked to grope women.”

Posted by SticksnStones | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 04:38 AM (4 replies)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg coming up on CBS Sunday Morning...

Time to switch the channel on whatever else you're watching...

Posted by SticksnStones | Sun Oct 9, 2016, 09:32 AM (0 replies)

What's your favorite pic of Hillary or her campaign? Here's mine ~

Poised, an illustrated confidence...which, to me, evokes strength. Metaphorically looking through a window of possibilities.

Anyone else care to join me in a quick round of posting something positive?

I offer one OP that doesn't include the T name anywhere...

Posted by SticksnStones | Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:16 PM (6 replies)

Trump on the upcoming debates: she's gotta treat me with respect

Recently interviewed by BillO on Fox,

Earlier in the interview, the former reality show host said he “had no idea” how he would behave toward the Democratic presidential nominee during the upcoming debate.

“You’re going to have to feel it out when you’re out there,” said Trump, who has insisted on calling Clinton “Crooked Hillary” throughout his campaign. “She’s got to treat me with respect. I’m going to treat her with respect. I’d like to start off by saying that because that would be my intention.”


Reminded me of this quote I found one day last year on the ol' internets

Posted by SticksnStones | Tue Sep 20, 2016, 08:39 AM (56 replies)
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