Russians say renegade TV host is “misled,” try to ship her off to Crimea

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RT issued a statement saying correspondent Abby Martin was “misled by American mainstream media.”
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3 deaths and a missing reporter – all with ties to finance and Wall Street investigations

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All of the finance firms they worked for are under investigation for serious financial fraud.

LOL live-tweets from reporters on the disaster greeting them in Sochi

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“My Sochi water doesn’t work unless I have my keycard in to turn the lights on.”
NSA Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland

Obama helped cause the NSA leaks by refusing reforms

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Snowden considered leaking NSA docs but held off, hoping Obama would reform the system. His optimism didn’t last.
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When “saying it first” becomes more important than “getting it right”

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A discussion of the perils of online journalism.

Jon Stewart is unhappy with cable news’ coverage of the DC Navy Yard shooting (video)

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I disagree. A comparison of the Trayvon Martin story to the death of Glee star Corey Monteith is illustrative.
Joel Silberman

Joel Silberman, ace progressive media trainer

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Interview with Joel Silberman, actor & singer, who has media-trained the best that our side has to offer.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos (photo by Steve Jurvetson)

Amazon’s Bezos buys Washington Post, better he than Koch

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I’m still trying to figure out where the good comes from when traditional media dies.

Programming note: Gaius & Dave Johnson on Virtually Speaking Sundays tonight

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Listen to this week’s news on an alternative to the Sunday talk shows tonight at 9pm ET.

11 seconds of brutal honestly about the Royal Baby, from the BBC (video)

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BBC: “Plenty more to come from here. Of course, none of it news… but that won’t stop us.”
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