Posts in category "Journalism"

Hand of Media Manipulator Visible In New York Times’ Runoff Coverage

Hand of Media Manipulator Visible In  New York Times’ Runoff Coverage
What news editor would sign-off on the type of reporting coverage we’ve seen from the Times since Chicago’s mayoral runoff election began? By RA Monaco The New York Times’ coverage of Chicago’s mayoral election changed significantly when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced into a runoff bid for his second term.  The voices changed too, as... Read more »

Confronting Fears and Fables

Confronting Fears and Fables
The problem—aided and abetted by the media in all of its various forms—is our image of the country which we are all supposed to respect, admire and strive for which is at odds with our underlying social and economic reality.    By RA Monaco These days Congress has plenty in common with the Sumo ring—called... Read more »

Both Sides of the Badge

Both Sides of the Badge
Bill O’Reilly catch phrases like race hustling or race baiting, are the blatant racist code that festers in the already infected wounds of this nation. By RA Monaco Angrily marching into the New Year, the struggle for social change in 2015 will continue to emotionally wear on the nation—coast to coast.  “It’s a very exciting... Read more »
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#SonyHack: President Obama Weighs-In

#SonyHack: President Obama Weighs-In
“Imagine the enjoyment of Kim Jong-Un—North Korea’s dictator—watching the U.S. news industry wallow in the slime of Sony’s emails.” By RA Monaco “We cannot have a society in which a dictator in some place can start imposing censorship in the United States,” President Obama told the press during a year-end news conference at the White House. ... Read more »

Millions March Gaining Strength and Diversity

Millions March Gaining Strength and Diversity
By RA Monaco A rising social movement and protest culture is gaining strength and diversity as Millions March to challenge racism, growing inequality and authoritarianism across our nation—ironically called the “Land of the Free.”  Not since the late 1960’s has the government shown more concern in defending the capital and it’s authority from our own... Read more »

Our Crowded News Environment

Our Crowded News Environment
Is the news environment being confused and intentionally bombarded?  Have the monumental changes in communications technology that empowered citizen journalists also undermined our staple of opinion leaders?  By RA Monaco The body of an email pushed to my mobile phone on November 4, 2014 at 12:17 PST read, “Democrats say a crowded news environment made... Read more »
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Our Uncritical Media: A Tool for Misinformation and Stereotypes

Our Uncritical Media: A Tool for Misinformation and Stereotypes
By RA Monaco The vile purpose of the narrative fed to the media by Ferguson Police was to convey that the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown had it coming. The signal received by the Ferguson Police Department was that the media was fully primed to uncritically spread their campaign of disinformation when the comedic satire of... Read more »

Time to Fear-Proof Liberty

Time to Fear-Proof Liberty
The chaotic hysteria caused by the bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon accents our loss of liberty and the narrative of fear that we have been fed. Since 9/11 America has agreed to give up most of our enumerated rights in exchange for hyper-patriotic tough talk claiming to protect freedom.  The time has... Read more »

IE8 The American Way

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Angry Politics!  Presented in the style of the Great American Song Book   Music and lyrics by Bruce Brown Montage by Randell Monaco Produced and edited by  Thirdcloud Media
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I Don’t Care Too Much for Money

I Don’t Care Too Much for Money
I’m reminded of the Beatles lyric, “money can’t buy me love” and of all the other things we know money can’t buy—self esteem, self respect, good character, integrity and pride in our career are a few that quickly come to mind. The real shocker however, is the list of things that money can buy these... Read more »