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  • no retreat no surrender (978 posts)
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    MSM Coverage of 2016 Election All Time Low

    I’m posting this in case you didn’t see this piece when it aired back in May. It’s really very good.

    Robert McChesney: Mainstream Corporate Media Covering 2016 Election Through Eyes of Clinton Campaign

    “This has been an all-time low by mainstream corporate media,” says media scholar Robert McChesney, who joins us to discuss how the media is covering the race for the White House. “What we’ve seen is the Sanders campaign has been largely neglected … And the coverage and the framing of it has been largely through the eyes of the establishment for the Hillary Clinton campaign.” McChesney says reporters also failed simply to ask questions about what exactly happened over the weekend when Sanders supporters erupted in protest at the Nevada state Democratic convention after they said rules were abruptly changed and 64 Sanders supporters were wrongly denied delegate status. This “brought to the front just how little actual journalism goes on,” he notes, “how much of it is simply regurgitating what people in power tell them.” McChesney is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Communication and is co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization.
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    http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/19/robert_mcchesney_mainstream_corporate_media_covering

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  • IUNewsTalk (38 posts)
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    1. Our MSM is Brought and Sold Out

    This is not a surprise. The “Media” (and yes the quotes were made on purpose) are suppose to be the free beacon of information flow to the populace at large. Instead, it has become about who pays them the most for favorable coverage.

    If like Bernie Sanders, one is not willing to “pay for play”, then we have all seen in live and living color in this Election cycle – what they do.

    It is a crying shame, which is why more individuals are waking up to the fact our U.S. Mainstream Media is a stream of on-going propaganda to the highest bidder, and are turning in droves to independent media instead.

    We are on hiatus at Independent Underground Radio LIVE, until August but when we return, the point is to hammer this fact about the MSM home. Individuals must understand our MSM is no different than the ones in countries where dictators rule the day. The only difference – money or quid pro quo is the differentiator as in how much they get paid.

    • no retreat no surrender (978 posts)
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      2. Don't Forget

      to post a reminder when Independent Underground Radio returns in August.

      It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in the minds of men - Samuel Adams
      It's the height of privilege to win a primary rigged by your elite cronies, then act entitled to the votes of people you cheated - Jill Stein
       
      • IUNewsTalk (38 posts)
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        3. Will Do!

        Thank You!!  :-)