Written 81 years ago, book applies to today’s US politics

Do you like old books? I do. I like to read and re-read them, and one I’ve been reading lately probably wouldn’t stand a chance with publishers today. Continue reading “Written 81 years ago, book applies to today’s US politics”

Best page on the Internet when it comes to investigations

Let’s face it. Our current “free” press isn’t so free. Most people working in news actively promote various government narratives in reportage. There are some spicy stories out there though, and if you want to stay on top of investigations across the country, there’s a page I will recommend. Continue reading “Best page on the Internet when it comes to investigations”

The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida

Swing states are the topic of the day for many political pundits right now, and the US certainly has no shortage of media people in front of a camera, eager to weigh in with predictions. Polls again favor one candidate, but those polls can easily come apart in Florida once the real swing vote is counted. Continue reading “The real swing vote obsessed media ignore will be big influencer in Florida”

With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle

Yellow journalism is not new in US media. It is actually part of the American reporting culture. Once perceived as a negative moment in US history, with C-SPAN’s suspension of an influential political editor, yellow journalism has come full circle. It’s been here for quite some time, but the suspension described as lasting “indefinitely” by the network is a strong indication politics and news media have become hands on actors, not just messengers, in our country’s political campaigns and elections. Continue reading “With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle”

Five sources for you to dig up truth about people who want your vote

It’s not hard to find politics on TV, the Internet, or the radio. Anywhere media exist, there’s a politics lifeline. One reason lies in the value of the lobbying industry in the USA. Another lies in the activist industry. How do you know what to believe, considering the media’s track record dating many many years in the past? News media’s record is sordid at best. Continue reading “Five sources for you to dig up truth about people who want your vote”