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What We Lose When We Let Predatory Men Shape The National Conversation

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Matt Lauer’s 20-year position at NBC allowed him to frame the way stories about powerful women and Very Bad Men were told — and not told.

  • It is a disturbing thought experiment to look at the media men who have faced allegations of sexual misconduct over the past two months and consider what stories might have been told had women been in their places.
  • Related: Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

Emma Gray, HuffPost

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What started out as an information service based on public support has now become a culture of free service. The process is absolutely being abused. A budget is required. Not a huge budget, but a “reasonable” one.

We’ll press the case until we get that.

David Culver, Founder, Publisher
Evergreene Digest

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11/29/2017 | In September 2016, Matt Lauer came under fire for his treatment of then–presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the NBC Commander in Chief Forum.

The format of the forum had Clinton answering questions for 30 minutes, followed by Donald Trump doing the same. During Clinton’s turn, Lauer focused one-third of that time on seemingly prepared questions about her private email server. He asked tough follow-up questions, and interrupted her answers more than once. By the time a veteran in the audience could ask Clinton a specific question about how she would deploy troops to combat ISIS ― the type of inquiry that would allow her to show Americans her understanding of foreign policy and her concrete plans should she become Commander in Chief ― Lauer cut in before she could answer, asking that her response be delivered “as briefly as you can.”

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5570a9431300001700214f52.jpg?ops=100_100 Emma Gray is the Executive Women's Editor at HuffPost. She is also the co-host of the "Bachelor"-themed podcast, "Here To Make Friends," which was named a "must-listen" by The Daily Dot, and has appeared as an expert on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Insider and Entertainment Tonight.

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Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination, Emily Peck, Huffington Post

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  • The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time.
  • Related: Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual-Harassment Protections

FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash on private data grabs by internet and telecom giants.

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  • Part 1:  FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash
    • People from across the political spectrum are coming out of the woodwork to engage in this issue.
  • Part 2: Help Minnesota protect consumers from private data grabs by internet and telecom giants.
    • Weigh in against possible FCC action that would hinder the Legislature in this area. 
  • Related: The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1:  FCC's net neutrality repeal sparks backlash

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Harper Neidig, The Hill 

12/03/17 | The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to scrap net neutrality rules governing how internet service providers handle web traffic has unleashed a wave of intense opposition.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, announced last month that the agency would vote to undo its 2015 net neutrality rules, which prevent companies like Verizon and Comcast from blocking or slowing down websites or creating internet “fast lanes.”

Harper Neidig, Staff Writer at The Hill

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Part 2: Help Minnesota protect consumers from private data grabs by internet and telecom giants.

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Paul Thissen, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune 

December 1, 2017 | As a state representative, my job under the Constitution is to work “for the security, benefit and protection of the people … ” Right now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to make that job much harder.

The FCC wants to prohibit the Minnesota Legislature from protecting Minnesota consumers when giant internet and telecommunications companies want to take, sell and profit from their private data without consent.

Paul Thissen is a member of the Minnesota House.

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The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.
  • Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14
  • Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech
  • Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.
  • Related: Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet

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The Consolidation of Media and Finance: Why the Media Are Lying to You

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  • Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters.
  • Related: The New York Time’s Assault on Press Freedom

Sue Ann Martinson, Rise Up Times

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Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters.

Sue Ann Martinson, Editor, Rise Up Times: Media for Justice and Peace; News, information, stories, commentary, videos and perceptive views on current events, actions, and media issues and links to calendars of Twin City Peace and Justice events.

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The New York Time’s Assault on Press Freedom, Daniel Lazare, Consortium News 


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  • The New York Times, which once postured as the champion of a free press, now is seeking crackdowns on news that the public gets from the Internet under the guise of combatting “Russian propaganda.”
  • Related: Special Report | A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines, Week Ending October 28, 2017

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The FCC sabotaged its own Net Neutrality public comments process and distorted the facts.

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  • Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.
    • Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14
  • Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech
    • Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.
  • Related: Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet

 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1:  The FCC sabotaged its own public comments process.

Congress needs to stop them from voting to kill net neutrality on December 14.

Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

https://d2omw6a1nm6pnh.cloudfront.net/images/net-neutrality-now-180.png November 30, 2017 | Yesterday’s Pew Research study led to incorrect reports.

Yesterday, the Pew Research Group released a study that triggered a number of new reports about issues within the FCC’s net neutrality comment docket. The Pew study, unfortunately, contained a number of serious inaccuracies, and lacked needed context in a way that conflated legitimate grassroots advocacy and organic online outrage with malicious attempts to manipulate the FCC docket with fraud.

“The FCC sabotaged its own public comment process for the exact purpose of sowing the type of confusion that we’re seeing now,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, “They knowingly allowed malicious actors to abuse their system and submit enormous numbers of fraudulent comments using real people’s names and addresses without their permission, and they’ve refused to cooperate with investigations or transparency laws.”

Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future. She's been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post.

Fight for the Future is a digital rights group known for their role in organizing the largest online protests in history including the SOPA Blackout, the Internet Slowdown, and the July 12 Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality.

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Part 2: Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech

Pai’s distortion of the facts here can only be described as Orwellian. He’s citing free speech as his reason for gutting free speech protections.

Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/FreePress%20Presents%20Save%20the%20Internet.jpgNovember 29, 2017 | Yesterday, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gave a speech lashing out at net neutrality supporters from web companies to celebrities. The speech comes amid the backdrop of massive and growing public backlash to Pai’s proposal to gut Title II net neutrality protections, with more than half a million phone calls to Congress through BattleForTheNet.com in the last week, and hundreds of protests planned across the country on December 7. Many have noted outrage coming from conservatives, libertarians, and members of Pai’s own party. 

Fight for the Future campaign director Evan Greer issued the following statement in response to Pai’s comments.

Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future. She's been organizing hard-hitting campaigns for more than a decade and is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Huffington Post.

Fight for the Future is a digital rights group known for their role in organizing the largest online protests in history including the SOPA Blackout, the Internet Slowdown, and the July 12 Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality.

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Special Project | How the Grinch Is Stealing the Internet, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 
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