READER COMMENTS ON
"Cenk Uygur Gets it Right --- Big Time --- on the Failure of the Media"
(28 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 7:41 am PT...
DEAD ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEST THING I'VE SEEN IN YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 12/14/2006 @ 9:34 am PT...
Nothing against country music although i rarely find myself quoting song lyrics which i'm compelled to do here. Start the line dance kids because..
i like it.
i love it.
want some more of it!!!
Please to meet you Mr. Uygur.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 9:40 am PT...
YES!! YES!! YES!! I feel the OUTRAGE!! I have fantasies of millions of us flooding the editors and "news rooms" with photos of dead/injured Iraqi's (especially children) and US troops to remind the media shills of the blood on their hands. They are treasonist muderers ..and worse in my book!!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 9:48 am PT...
oops.. correction.. that's "treasonous" murderers.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 10:25 am PT...
Also, Brad? Mallard Fillmore represents the CMSM's "fetish" for "supposed balance"...right down the the F***ing cartoons!!!
Who cried for FALSE balance for decades? The GOP, rightwing fringe lunatic fruitcakes who were always, and correctly, considered fringe radicals...and now we are left with the CMSM we have now...along with Limbaugh, Hannity, and FOX News...the Washington Times, NYPost, WSJ editorial page...rightwing radical thinktanks the CMSM doesn't tell us are rightwing, such as Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, etc...the CMSM does NOT say, "And now the opinion of the rightwing think tank Heritage Foundation"...they say, "And now for some expert opinion from a 'fellow' from the prestigious Heritage Foundation."
Best book I've ever read on the subject, from a FORMER rightwing media shill, David Brock's "The Republican Noise Machine"...he also runs www.mediamatters.org .
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 12:20 pm PT...
In re #5 Big Dan:
I give Brock full kudos and total support because unlike so many Republicans who are now talking about how bad the Republicans are, HE ACTUALLY APOLOGIZED FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS and made amends by creating and supporting mediamatters.
Unlike so many other late-comers (Sandra Day O'Conner "warning" Americans about Fascism without admitting her MASSIVE role in illegally bringing Bush to power jumps to mind) who were RESPONSIBLE for a lot of what they are now trying to run away from.
Senator Smith (total Bush apologist and warmonger) of my own Oregon, now trying to be "anti-War", is another example.
Republican hypocrites, one and all.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 12:37 pm PT...
Not necessary to "storm the news rooms."
Just stop buying their newspapers and stop watching their TV or cable shows. PERIOD.
Weather? Try www.noaa.gov
News? Try rawstory.com, buzzwatch.com, truthout.org, OpEdNews.com
Election Reform News? Try HERE!
Comics? Try comics.com
Sports (I think there are places out there on the Internet that must cover that.)
Basically, the mainstream media serves no purpose but to propogate the corporate/Republcian message and pass forward their memes. THEY ARE USELESS to anybody who wants to improve the state of the world.
As soon as I can get all of DAILY SHOW and COBERT on the internet, I won't even need basic cable.
KILL YOUR TELEVISION!!!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 12/14/2006 @ 2:03 pm PT...
Of CooooooooooooooooooourSE . . . . . Cenk is Correct . . .
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 2:21 pm PT...
Thanks Charlie..I am with you on the independent sources you suggest. I would add Democracy Now and www.911blogger. I actually pass out two fliers I created...one with a list of media sources and one with a list of documentaries like Weapons of Mass Deception, 911 Press for Truth, and Hacking Democracy.
I guess I was venting my anger more than anything and expressing a desire for the media jerks to be reminded ..with images...of the fruits of their labor.
Brad Blogg is a must...I visit everyday
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 4:58 pm PT...
I agree with Diane and Charliel...I was looking at democracy now today and thinkin'. This is the news other than rich white republicans and stars. And there is plenty of news out there. If you saw Goodnight and Good Luck..you know it isn't something that just happened after 2000 with the take over. The same people have just gotten a lot greedier and more powerful. Played their hand. Now MSM isn't respected and people are looking for the news in other places. There is some good coming out of it. My concern is with elections. Besides the voting machines..there's the fake polls and the fake news. I think WE should start thinking about fair polls. It's hard for me to believe that Hillary and Obama are so popular when they are never spoken of well on any dem. blogs. Feingold is beloved and he is way down in the polls.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 12/14/2006 @ 5:37 pm PT...
It is predicted Arctic ice will be completed melted in 34 years. 34 years!!!
Where's the media concern??? Where the interviews with possible solutions posed by experts and environmental scientists..cough cough. Well it seems Barbara Boxer is replacing James Inhofe on the environmental senate subcommittee and he stands with the bushit administration claim that HUMAN CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX. What scares me? Coming off of the 6th warmest year of record and losing 8% of Actic ice (about the size of Texas), i'm telling you a Bradblog exclusive. Artic ice did not completely freeze this year. We have 2 years to come together as a world people to stop this thing. A list of big money families which control this country and this world you can put on a one page piece of paper. The Clintons, the Bushes, The Cheneys, the Rockefellers, etc.
I believe Democratic Senator Johnson will be OK and i hope for a speedy recovery. We need good people to come forward right now. Do not wait for aliens from distant planets. Do not wait for some godlike divine spirit to come down from some staircase.
2 years before the humans in control using media control, sex, Britany's lack of under garments, anything to keep America's mind off the reality of what is really going on this planet.
Change is in the air.
Every day counts.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 6:21 pm PT...
Don't forget LINK-TV and FSTV...viewer-sponsored TV news, including Democracy NOW!, the INN Report, and Liberty News. On DISH 9410 & 9415...and DISH is cheaper than cable!
Here's what the real news looks like:
The INN Report:
On Liberty News, click on the latest one, and "God and Politics: A bad mix"...
....and Democracy NOW!
Hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
Thursday, December 14th, 2006: Listen/Watch entire show.
Click here to buy today's show at our online store.
(compare today's Democracy NOW! headlines to ANY of today's CMSM headlines!!! I dare you!!!)
Headlines for December 14, 2006
- Bush Seeks $100 Billion in Iraq, Afghanistan Emergency Funding
- S.D. Sen. Tim Johnson Hospitalized in Critical Condition
- Pinochet Grandson Discharged over Coup Defense
- UN Adopts Global Treaty for the Disabled
- UN Human Rights Council to Probe Darfur Crisis
- Botswana Court Rules Bushmen Wrongfully Evicted
- Pentagon Report Detailed Detainee Mistreatment
- Ex-Enron CEO Skilling Begins Prison Sentence
Los Titulares de Hoy: Democracy Now!'s daily news summary translated into Spanish
EXCLUSIVE...Surveillance Film Shows Police, Passengers Diving For Cover as Bullets in Sean Bell Shooting Hit Train Station
In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we air for the first time surveillance footage connected to the shooting of Sean Bell. The video from the Port Authority's Jamaica Avenue Air Train station reveals that one of the bullets fired by the five cops at Sean Bell and his friends narrowly missed striking a civilian and two Port Authority patrolmen who were standing on the station's elevated platform. [includes rush transcript]
"It's a Witch Hunt, They Have No Evidence" - Father of Man Arrested in NYPD Dragnet Over Sean Bell Shooting
A major march is planned for Saturday to protest the death of Sean Bell - the man gunned down in a hail of 50 police bullets. We speak with Bishop Erskine Williams whose son was rounded up in the days after Bell shooting on a $25 summons, questioned and threatened by police. [includes rush transcript]
More Than 1,200 Arrested in Six-State Immigration Raid
At least 1,280 workers have been arrested in a series of immigration raids targeting meatpacking plants owned by the company Swift. The raids took place in Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Iowa and Minnesota It marks the largest sweep of its kind ever against a single company. We host a roundtable discussion on the issue. [includes rush transcript]
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 6:36 pm PT...
Silly, corny sitcoms from the sixties or early seventies, (before Watergate I think), get it more then the media of today, and I can prove it!
I was flipping through the channels the other day, and I came upon a "That Girl" marathon on "TV Land". I hadn't seen one for about 35 years and decided to watch.
Marlo Thomas, (Phil Donahue's wife) plays a young girl out in the big city and gets a job as a meter maid. She comes upon a big car parked in front of a fire hydrant and puts a ticket on it. A police officer comes by and says, "you can't do that, It's the mayors car". She and eventually finds out every big shot in town gets away with illegal parking.
She is outraged by this, and takes her story to the newspaper editor, (Dennis Weaver), who tells her he can't print the story, because it's too hot, but eventually gives in. His paper loses all it's advertising due to pressure from the mayor and goes out of business, but he gets a better job for being an honest publisher.
Hang your head in shame CNN, CBS, MSNBC, (except Olbermann), NBC, ect, ect, ect...
P.S. Marlo, Phil, and Dennis, (deceased environmental activist) are/were great Americans! I hope MSNBC is thinking about giving Phil his show back! Marlo can take over for Tucker Carlson, who seems to be gaining weight!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 6:40 pm PT...
The wave of the future is Independent Bloggers such as www.rawstory.com, www.blackboxvoting.org, and www.bradblog.com who are NOT beholden to corrupt bosses and greedy sociopathic corporate interests. Such Bloggers practice the kind of well-researched journalistic integrity grotesquely lacking in the shameful and cowardly American news media (or, more accurately, the Overwhelmingly Fascist American News Media). According to a journalist I know well (a former Forbes editor), people in the American news media today are ashamed of themselves and embarrassed to be a part of their profession. And they should be ashamed of themselves, since journalists in the American news media today are truly among the most vile and disgraceful whores on the face of the planet. The cowardly and corrupt Mainstream American News Media whores have blood on their hands; they aid and abet the traitors carrying out the War Against American Voters and spread the propaganda that facilitates the slaughter of thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians. Thankfully, some people possess the moral fiber and intelligence to accurately report news via blog sites such as www.rawstory.com, and www.blackboxvoting.org, and of course www.bradblog.com. While being a mainstream "journalist" is a mark of shame, the title of "Blogger" is a badge of honor.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 12/14/2006 @ 8:00 pm PT...
Whaddya mean? Brad is too beholden to a corrupt boss! Me!
:joke: :joke: :joke: :joke: :joke:
P.S. Cenk's tirade was beautiful. Made me cry.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 12:19 am PT...
Sorry to take up so much space ( I am new to blogging and not so hot on the computer)....but...
Here are examples of the flyers I hand out. I love to engage people in conversations re the media and democracy..Then offer a flyer if they seem receptive. You are welcome to make copies. I live in Orange County, Ca. and you might not agree with some of my choices so you would need to edit accordingly:
Flyer # 1
Media Sources for “Critical Thinkers”
Please be aware of how the “news” we receive is filtered by the corporate owned media. The following are some websites that will be helpful in educating you about the media and about how you can be pro-active in this area if you choose:
www.mediamatters.org www.fair.org www.commoncause.org
The following are radio sources that will provide balance to the typical opinions we hear on the AM dial:
KPFK ( 90.7 FM or 948 Cox digital) . You can listen online as well;
KPFK is entirely supported by the listener....No commercials …No government or corporate money. Go online for schedules and descriptions of shows.
Highly recommend; the following shows on KPFK
1. Democracy Now/with Amy Goodman (6:00am to 7:00am
Or 9:00am to 10:00)…Or listen online to the excellent archives!!!
2. Uprising ( 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Mon.-Fri.)
3. Connect the Dots (7:00am, Mon.)
4. World Focus (10:00an-11:00am, Sun)
5. Ian Masters (11:00 am, Sun.)
6. The Nation (7:00 am, Fri.)
7. Indy Media (3:00 pm, Mon.)
8. Lawyers Guild (7:00pm-8:00pm,Thurs)
9. AlterNet (3:00 pm, Fri.)
10. Counter spin (12:30 pm, Fri.)
Air America Radio www.airamericaradio.com 1150AM or 1360AM
167 XM Radio or listen over the net
NPR RADIO (Try 89.3 FM, 89.5 FM, or 89.7 FM)
PBS NOW, Fri. 9:00p - Bill Moyers, Wed. 9:00p - Frontline, Thu. 9:00p
(Or watch online ..including previous shows)
C-Span C-Span Book TV is excellent!
Informative Internet Websites
www.truthout.org www.commondreams.org www.buzzflash.com www.bradblog.com www.freepress.org www.rawstory.com
www.robert-fisk.com www.thememoryhole www.peacetakescourage.com
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 6:30 am PT...
Diane: Excellent! I do stuff like that, too.
Hey! Did you hear that new Wally O'Dell and the iVotronics CD "Trust Us"??? It's out just in time for Christmas!!!
The songs are:
1. Come On Ovah...We'z Havin' a Sleep Ovah!
2. HAVA good time.
3. Brad Friedman's Bringin' Me Down
4. Clint Curtis Blues (jam, with Haas on slide guitar solo)
5. You Ain't Countin' My Vote (Brad/Bev guest duet)
6. It's All Over, But The Counting (and we'll take care of the counting)
8. We're Countin' The Votes Under Lockdown
9. Lotta Moisture Goin' On 'Round Here (The OH-02 Song)
10. Shillin' & Chillin'
11. Whole Lotta Hackin' Goin' On
12. We Ain't Havin' No Democracy Any Time Soon
14. Suppressin' Da Vote In Ohio (Blackwell's Song)
15. The Exit Polls Ain't Matchin'
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 6:33 am PT...
Actually, that's Tom Feeney on slide guitar solo on song #4 "Clint Curtis Blues"...my mistake...
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 6:44 am PT...
The limited edition Christmas CD, comes with the DVD of the making of their hits "Slammer Reunion" and "No Accountability"...
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 9:02 am PT...
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 12:29 pm PT...
get ready people-cenk decided to shout it from the rooftops and the young turks-ben mank,jill pike and cenk have worked like the proverbial turkish slaves to build their internet tv program into a serious force for promotion of sensible ways to get out of the multiple quicksand pits we are all now being sucked into-and ideas for how to procede once we manage to somehow save this country.better yet-cenk certainly understands that he must remain on the air,no matter what,for the rest of his life-so cenk-take your vitamins,get your rest and exercise-and keep on screamng the truth!
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 5:32 pm PT...
Big Dan #17 --- Right on, brother. I'll order me a couple of those CD's for the holidays!
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 9:05 pm PT...
Why doesn't the media just say, "Every state in which there is a Republican governor, and a Democrat Senator, is in jeopardy of losing that Senator to an appointed Republican Senator...so the Republicans can get back control of the Senate...without an election."???
Media: We will keep running story after story...first Tim Johnson, now Lieberman...and any other state with a Republican Governor and a Democrat Senator...is the CMSM "preparing" us for a Republican Senate coupe sans an election? How many of these stories...but none about any Republican senators in any jeopardy...are they going to shove down our formerly stupid throats???
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 12/15/2006 @ 10:47 pm PT...
Big Dan # 23
As many stories as it takes, until you have your revolution and get your country back..!
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 12/15/2006 @ 11:27 pm PT...
Are you the same Big Dan from the famous "Big Dan's Tavern" with the pool table ?
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 12/16/2006 @ 3:21 pm PT...
How is Cenk's last name pronounced.....
Just curious.....no matter, his batting arm seems to be on target
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 12/16/2006 @ 7:20 pm PT...
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 12/16/2006 @ 9:24 pm PT...
It's been a while since I heard it, but I seem to recall it's pronounced jenk uweeger....