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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › Terry's comment re: why standard of practice for media wouldn't work

Terry's comment re: why standard of practice for media wouldn't work

A former member
Post #: 1
Specifically Terry, but of course to whomever...

Terry, you started to discuss why a standard of practice for media persons/organizations wouldn't work. I am interested in hearing more from you (anyone) about why that would be so.
A former member
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The War You Don`t See [Full Documentary]

A powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.

As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

John Pilger says in the film: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country...

That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.

For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home...

In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."

A former member
Post #: 555
about no funding for journalism..and then about journalism to begin with has had no effect in fixing our societal problems..

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | David Simon Part 1 of 2 | PBS

BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | David Simon Part 2 of 2 | PBS

A former member
Post #: 556

Why We Fight - http://documentariest...­

Why We Fight describes the rise and maintenance of the United States military-industrial complex and its involvement in the wars led by the United States during the last fifty years, and in particular in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

The film alleges that in every decade since World War II, the American public has been told a lie to bring it into war to fuel the military-economic machine, which in turn maintains American dominance in the world.

It includes interviews with John McCain, Chalmers Johnson, Richard Perle, William Kristol, Gore Vidal and Joseph Cirincione.

The film also incorporates the stories of a Vietnam War veteran whose son died in the September 11, 2001 attacks and then had his son's name written on a bomb dropped on Iraq;
a 23-year old New York man who enlists in the United States Army citing his financial troubles after his only family member died;
and a former Vietnamese refugee who now develops explosives for the American military.

A former member
Post #: 557

computers used to vet the verity of the information on the internet..

If wherever we encountered new information, sentence by sentence, frame by frame, we could easily know the best thinking on it.
If we had confidence that this represented the combined wisdom of the most informed people--not as anointed by editors, but as weighed over time by our peers, objectively, statistically and transparently.
If this created a powerful incentive for people to ensure that their works met a higher standard, and made it perceptibly harder to spread information that didn't meet that standard.
These goals are possible with today's technologies.
They are the objectives of

A former member
Post #: 558

how the media gets the stories Dan Rather

Body of War Discussion with Dan Rather at the Big Tent

A former member
Post #: 559

A 1946 Call To Action Pt 1

A 1946 Call To Action Pt 2

[ keeping social cohesion ]
Interlocking directorate
Interlocking directorate refers to the practice of members of a corporate board of directors serving on the boards of multiple corporations.

A person that sits on multiple boards is known as a multiple director.

A direct interlock occurs when two firms share a director or when an executive of one firm sits on the board of second firm.

An indirect interlock occurs when two corporations have directors who each also serve on the board of a third firm.

the sins of ommision
What a scientist didn't tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths

What the Times article did not explore -- nor did the study disclose -- was the relationship between the study's lead author, Montana bee researcher Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, and Bayer Crop Science.

In recent years Bromenshenk has received a significant research grant from Bayer to study bee pollination.

Indeed, before receiving the Bayer funding, Bromenshenk was lined up on the opposite side:

He had signed on to serve as an expert witness for beekeepers who brought a class-action lawsuit against Bayer in 2003. He then dropped out and received the grant.

[ Ideas on power ]
Who Rules America

  • The Class-Domination Theory of Power
  • Wealth, Income, and Power
  • An Investment Manager's View on the Top 1%
  • The Unexpected Origins of the Social Security Act of 1935
  • The Corporate Community
  • Social Cohesion
  • Pension Fund Capitalism
  • Opposition to the Power Structure

1. news stories selected by editoralist who are themselves selected by their opinions
Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Full 3HR Documentary)

four types of news obfuscation:

  • hiding from the press
  • impression management - public relations - public information - public affairs [ control the image by the limited release of information ] - but show up to the press/public
  • transparency and openess - power takes the risk of opening its book - using the same information it uses to understand itself [ release and de-control information ]
  • under-scrutinized - rarely look right at - secrecy by complexity - power eludes scrutiny and accountability by making it impossible to figure out what is happening in a large and complex system [ hiding in plain sight - collapse of the financial system ]

Jay Rosen: How the News is Made Now

how the earliest of media technology changed the way opinions and laws were made.

The advent of the telegraph as a component to gathering news as events unfold..
Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Today their is a need to first publish whistleblowing type content outside of America and then brought back to the various news mediums back in America.


due to journalist and their sources being accountable for violation of various American laws.. significant journalism to the life in America is now first published abroad.. like to wikileaks.. where then the journalists may be free from legal persecution from American laws from releasing news.

WikiLeaks: Why it Matters, Why it Doesn't?

Sin of omission
What a scientist didn't tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths
Bromenshenk defends the study and emphasized that it did not examine the impact of pesticides.

"It wasn't on the table because others are funded to do that," he says, noting that no Bayer funds were used on the new study.

Bromenshenk vociferously denies that receiving funding from Bayer (to study bee pollination of onions) had anything to do with his decision to withdraw from the plaintiff's side in the litigation against Bayer.

"We got no money from Bayer," he says. "We did no work for Bayer; Bayer was sending us warning letters by lawyers."

A former member
Post #: 560

The Media Monopoly - 5 Corporations own it

Media Reform Information Center
In 2004, Bagdikian's revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations -- Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) -- now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric's NBC is a close sixth.

Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read

Time Warner
Home Box Office (HBO)
Time Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
Cartoon Network
America Online
Castle Rock
Sports Illustrated
Marie Claire
People Magazine

Walt Disney
ABC Television Network
Disney Publishing
Disney Channel
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Miramax Films
Touchstone Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Hyperion Books

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Comedy Central
Country Music Television (CMT)
MTV Canada
Nick Magazine
Nick at Nite
Nick Jr.
Spike TV
The Movie Channel
TV Land

News Corporation
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
My Network TV
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
Sky PerfecTV
Speed Channel
STAR TV Taiwan
STAR World
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
HarperCollins Publishers
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
News Interactive
News Outdoor
Radio Veronica
Sky Italia
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands

CBS Corporation
CBS News
CBS Sports
CBS Television Network
CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
CBS Consumer Products
CBS Outdoor
CW Network (50% ownership)
Infinity Broadcasting
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network

NBC Universal
NBC News
NBC Sports
NBC Television Network
SciFi Magazine
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
USA Network
Weather Channel
Focus Features
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Pictures
Universal Studio Home Video

A former member
Post #: 561

about 'framing' stories in the media


A former member
Post #: 562

how consolidated our food production the 5 media conglomerates are consolidated..

Dangerous Ground

  • Four corporations, led by Walmart, control more than half of grocery sales. Walmart alone gets more than one quarter of every grocery dollar spent in the U.S.
  • Three companies – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – own 47 percent of the world's seeds. And they own 65 percent of the global proprietary maize market.
  • Nearly every major commodity – wheat, corn, soy – is controlled by just four corporations.
    Just four corporations control more than 80 percent of all our meat supply.
  • According to USDA statistics, America loses more than 17,000 farmers a year – one every half an hour.

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