You are here

Media

Media Icon

In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty

  • While vague notions of “inequality” or “economic anxiety” were touched on occasionally, the issue of poverty and its effects remained entirely absent. No specific questions about poverty, its causes or possible federal solutions were asked by any of the moderators in any of the nine debates. If any of the candidates had a plan to ameliorate the plight of the poor, the moderators weren’t interested in hearing about it.
  • Related: Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake

Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Subscribe%20logo.jpg To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up here to receive the latest updates from all reader supported Evergreene Digest.

http://fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/PovertyDebate-1-768x390.pngHomeless man on National Mall (cc photo: Elvert Barnes); ABC‘s David Muir at December 19 Democratic debate in Manchester, N.H.

Over 45 million Americans live in poverty—but you wouldn’t think potential leaders of the country are expected to know or care anything about this, listening to the questions asked by the elite journalists who moderated the Democratic debates this primary season.

A FAIR analysis of all nine democratic debates over the past seven months shows that not one question was asked about poverty. By contrast, 30 questions were asked about ISIS or terrorism (almost half of them concentrated in the December 19 debate, which took place days after the San Bernardino shootings) and 11 questions were asked Russia. Ten questions were asked about socialism or communism, all of which were directed at Bernie Sanders.

Adam Johnson is a contributing analyst for FAIR.org.

Full story … 

Related:

Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Media%20%26%20Technology%20Banner.jpg

  • We've been getting this story wrong for ages, and Trump is the consequence.
  • Related: Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

Section(s): 

Trump Isn't the Campaign Media's First Mistake

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Media%20%26%20Technology%20Banner.jpg

  • We've been getting this story wrong for ages, and Trump is the consequence.
  • Related: Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif At a time when corporations are buying up elections - not to mention the 24-hour news cycle - help ensure that a source for truly independent journalism lives on. Support all reader supported Evergreene Digest today by using the donation button in the above right-hand corner. 

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2016/article/trump-isnt-the-campaign-medias-first-mistake-20160519/241382/medium_rect/1463683321/720x405-GettyImages-525183164.jpg FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver published a piece this week grappling with how he failed to predict the success of Donald Trump in the GOP primary. Joey Foley/WireImage/Getty

May 19, 2016 | At FiveThirtyEight this week, statistics guru Nate Silver wrote a major apologia about his 2016 predictions called "How I acted like a pundit and screwed up on Donald Trump." Its ostensible purpose was to explain a string of apparent 

Inadvertently, though, it explained a lot about what we campaign journalists in general have done wrong to pave the way for the seeming outlier of a Trump nomination.

Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com>. He’s the author of five books and a winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary.

Full story … 

Related:

Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’  Truthdig

  • “We need a media that covers power, not covers for power,” Goodman  says, noting the imbalance in election coverage among the candidates in this year’s presidential race.
  • Related: The media’s indefensible Trump cowardice: How CNN & NPR shirked their obligation to the truth

 

Ronan Farrow Pens Op-Ed Slamming Woody Allen, Media

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Sex%20%26%20Relationships%20Banner.jpg

"There is more work to do to build a culture where women like my sister are no longer treated as if they are invisible," filmmaker's estranged son writes.

Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone

http://www.evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/twitter-4-512.png Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Twitter.

 

 


http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2016/article/ronan-farrow-pens-op-ed-slamming-woody-allen-media-20160511/240225/medium_rect/1462982800/720x405-GettyImages-493142152.jpg Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of Woody Allen, has penned an op-ed slamming both his filmmaker father as well as the media. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty

May 11, 2016 | Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of Woody Allen, has penned an op-ed slamming both his filmmaker father as well as the media for not devoting as much press to the director's alleged sexual abuse as they do to his new films. Farrow's critical piece arrives on the same day that his father's new film Cafe Society opens the Cannes Film Festival.

Farrow's op-ed was published in The Hollywood Reporter, which last week featured a glowing cover story on his father and the director's new film. In that piece, the allegations of sexual abuse levied on Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow were never broached in the interview and limited to a parenthetical aside within the story itself.

Daniel Kreps, Contributor, Rolling Stone

Full story … 

Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

  • “We need a media that covers power, not covers for power,” Goodman  says, noting the imbalance in election coverage among the candidates in this year’s presidential race.
  • Related: The media’s indefensible Trump cowardice: How CNN & NPR shirked their obligation to the truth

Truthdig 

http://www.evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/twitter-4-512.png Now you can follow Evergreene Digest on Twitter.

 

 



http://www.truthdig.com/images/eartothegrounduploads/GoodmanTrumpland_360.jpgApr 27, 2016 | If you’ve been near a television, computer or newspaper over the past six months, you know it’s impossible to escape media coverage of Donald Trump. Beyond mere annoyance, this avalanche of attention has created a serious problem in media accountability.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”, argues that the 24/7 Trump coverage is ruining the election. “We need a media that covers power, not covers for power,” she says, noting the imbalance in election coverage among the candidates in this year’s presidential race.

Watch this video to hear Goodman’s full argument.

Amy Goodman is an American award-winning broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria.

Full story … 

Related:

The media’s indefensible Trump cowardice: How CNN & NPR shirked their obligation to the truth, Jack Mirkinson, Salon 

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Media%20%26%20Technology%20Banner.jpg

  • CNN's chief scoffs at the idea of calling Trump out, while NPR scolds one of its journalists for telling the truth.
  • Related: We all enabled Donald Trump: Our deeply unserious media and reality-TV culture made this horror inevitable.
  • Related: World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely Fake

Cable News Not Covering Government Corruption Protests in Washington, D.C. (Video)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Media%20%26%20Technology%20Banner.jpg

 

Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks” and one of the people arrested Monday, has a theory on why traditional media did not cover the protest.

 

Eric Ortiz, TruthDig

http://globalassets.starbucks.com/assets/20229527c1c240439ddbc81bf821d95e.jpg If you like reading this article, consider joining the crew of all reader-supported Evergreene Digest by contributing the equivalent of a cafe latte a month--using the donation button above—so we can bring you more just like it.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Democracy%20Spring%20Cable%20News%20Blackout.jpgApr 13, 2016 | The Democracy Spring movement is growing. But you wouldn’t know it by watching mainstream media.

After more than 400 people were arrested in front of Congress on Monday for protesting U.S. campaign finance laws, cable television news channels like MSNBC and Fox News dedicated fewer than 30 seconds of coverage to the dissent, The Intercept reports. CNN did not provide any daytime broadcast coverage.

On social media, where the action got over 136,000 tweets, it’s a different story.

Eric Ortiz, Managing Editor, TruthDig

Full story … 

Pages