What do you think about Donald Trump’s statement “the homelessness phenomenon phenomenon started two years ago?”

Of course Trump is wrong about homelessness. Here he just makes up a narrative as he goes along which suits his purpose. His purpose is always to make himself look better by making others look worse in a zero-sum game of social status. This is how, in his mind at least, he constantly grows and … Continue reading What do you think about Donald Trump’s statement “the homelessness phenomenon phenomenon started two years ago?”

Presidential ‘Debates’ Aren’t Debates at All – What They Are is Game Shows

  Full Replay: Fourth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate by John Koch  edited by O Society October 19, 2019 https://youtu.be/Wi5SJKI6RpU Democratic presidential contenders gathered Tuesday evening in Ohio for the latest in a series of televised question-and-answer sessions in the lead-up to the 2020 primary season. These sessions are called debates by their sponsors and the … Continue reading Presidential ‘Debates’ Aren’t Debates at All – What They Are is Game Shows

Crickets: Climate Change Is Not Debated At All By Democrats in Their Fourth Debate

by Zoya Teirstein edited by O Society October 17, 2019 Moderators of the three previous Democratic primary debates caught a lot of flak from environmental advocates for not spending enough time on climate crisis. On Tuesday night, moderators of the fourth episode of Survivor pave the way for a new era of climate politics by featuring … Continue reading Crickets: Climate Change Is Not Debated At All By Democrats in Their Fourth Debate

Greta is Legit; However, the Powers that Be Actively Try to Use Her as Tool of their Symbolic McResistance™

Greta Thunberg is legit, sincere, and she has Asperger. However, the Powers that Be actively try to use her as tool of their symbolic McResistance™. She is not corrupt and her innocence is obvious. That said, they will do the utmost to put a soda can in her hand and get her to sing, "I'd … Continue reading Greta is Legit; However, the Powers that Be Actively Try to Use Her as Tool of their Symbolic McResistance™

The Belief Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content Strains Crediblity

by Alison Levy edited by O Society September 18, 2019 Corporate ownership of media interferes with the core societal function of the press: reporting and investigating key issues at the intersection of public need and governance. And nowhere is that more critical than when it comes to climate. Due to their corporate conflicts of interest, trusted … Continue reading The Belief Corporate Ownership Does Not Influence Media Content Strains Crediblity

Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism

by Bernie Sanders edited by O Society September 18, 2019 WALTER CRONKITE ONCE SAID “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis—and why we must take concrete action. Real journalism is … Continue reading Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism

What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission

https://youtu.be/JtTMQeIIDzE?list=PL45EBC87D6B82F77E by Jeff Cohen edited by O Society September 17, 2019 In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: “Here’s a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6.” For a brilliant comedian like Carlin – who skewered corporate power, class structure, and political/media propaganda – one of his more innocuous … Continue reading What George Carlin Taught Us About Media Propaganda by Omission