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At The New Yorker, John Cassidy writes about The New Public Interest Journalism:

Lately, there’s been a lot of coverage of well-known journalists launching their own Web sites or going it alone with their existing ones: Glenn Greenwald, Nate Silver, Ezra Klein, and the All Things Digital crew come to mind. Now there’s an unlikely addition to the field: Bill Keller, the former executive editor and columnist of the Times. On Sunday, Keller announced he was leaving the paper to lead an online startup devoted to covering the criminal justice system.

The news about Keller came hours before Greenwald’s new site, The Intercept, went live. It launched with an exclusive and disturbing story about the N.S.A.’s role in selecting targets for drone attacks, which, it claimed, contributes to the killing of innocent civilians in places like Pakistan and Yemen. The story relied on an unnamed source who used to operate U.S. drones, and it also quoted from documents that Edward Snowden that discussed drone operations. (Greenwald and Laura Poitras, one of his colleagues at The Intercept, were two of the journalists who broke the Snowden story.)

Keller’s baby, the Marshall Project, will be strictly not for profit, in the mold of ProPublica, the investigative news site that launched in 2007, under the leadership of Paul Steiger, a former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, and has since received many journalism awards. The initial financial backing for the Marshall Project will come from Neil Barsky, a former hedge-fund manager who was also a reporter at the Wall Street Journal; it will also seek tax-deductible donations from charitable foundations and other sources. The Intercept represents the initial rollout of a larger venture funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, which will have both a charitable and a commercial aspect. The journalism operation will be organized as a nonprofit, with editorial independence, and the technology side will be a regular business. Last fall, Omidyar said he would commit two hundred and fifty million dollars to the over-all venture, First Look Media, which is looking to launch a range of “digital magazines” and other media products.

Despite their differing origins and sources of funding, however, the Marshall Project and First Look Media share one thing in common: a commitment to high-quality, independent journalism, which tackles serious subjects and, when necessary, upsets powerful interests. In an era when it’s widely believed that online journalism has no place for in-depth reporting and muckraking, these developments caution against blanket statements.

Public-interest journalism is still under threat, especially at the local level, where cutbacks in editorial budgets have decimated many newsrooms. But it’s not finished yet. The Internet, while it undercuts the traditional media model, opens up interesting new possibilities. An explosion of information from official and unofficial sources has provided more raw material for reporters and commentators, especially in specialist areas such as finance, technology, and the law. And part of what the Internet takes away in advertising revenues it gives back in lower production costs, new formats for telling stories, an expanded potential audience, and alternative sources of funding. [...]


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011House GOP meltdown over budget cuts:

Basically we're seeing two factions in the GOP these days, the ORCs and the YATs.

The first are the Opportunist Republican Cynics (ORCs), and they are still the dominant faction. They are led by John Boehner, and they are basically the same people who drove America's economy into the ground under George W. Bush. They've regained power thanks to tea partiers, Fox News, and a willingness to parrot the doomsdayer teahadist rhetoric about spending and debt, but they also understand that actually following through on what they promised would be a political disaster of epic proportion. The problem for ORCs is that they don't have anything else to offer because they last time they were allowed to drive policy decisions for the GOP, they ended up thoroughly discrediting the party.

The other faction are the Yelling Angry Teahadists (YATs). They don't control the GOP leadership, but there's enough of them that the GOP needs them to maintain its majority.

The YATs believe everything they said during the campaign about how Obama is the second coming of Karl Marx and how spending is destroying America. They really believe the only way to save America is to eliminate the deficit and they believe the deficit can be balanced by immediately cutting spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. And they believe the rest of America agrees with them. YATs are the only Republicans with any real enthusiasm, but that's mostly because their ideas haven't yet been discredited by the test of reality.


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On today's encore performance Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin noted that Republicans still haven't wrapped their heads around losing the 2012 election. Next, a little explainer on what remains of the Senate hold, and the attempt to block Hagel & Brennan. And just for fun, did the blizzard have 2016 implications? Then, GunFAIL and a nod to the New York Times & NBC news for stepping up their coverage. Armando reminded us of the 7th anniversary of Harry Whittington unconscionably putting his face in the way of Dick Cheney's shotgun. Breaking news of the shooting in Delaware broke into the discussion as well.


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  •  It's looking more and more like (9+ / 0-)

    the Illinois GOP is going to nominate greedy plutocrat Bruce Romney Rauner as their gov candidate.

    Rutherford was the only one who had a chance of defeating asshole Rauner in the R primary. Now he's toast.

    Illinois Gov. Hopeful Accused of Sexually Harassing Basically Everyone:

    Since announcing his run for governor, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been fighting rumors he's gay and sexually inappropriate with his male staffers. Those rumors worsened today after his key accuser revealed his identity and filed a detail-rich civil rights suit in federal court.

    The man who filed the suit, Ed Michalowski, served as Rutherford's "director of community affairs and marketing" and says he spent three years facing sexual harassment from his Republican boss—and so did many other coworkers. (Michalowski resigned last week amid fear of retaliation.)

    Gawker reported last week that Rutherford was facing scrutiny over his relationship with another staffer, 28-year-old assistant Joshua Lanning. The duo spent 32 days abroad together on work-related trips that no other staffers attended.

    http://gawker.com/...

    “I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:48:06 PM PST

    •  Rutherford never had a snowball's chance (1+ / 0-)
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      in Hell..

      It was going to be Rauner all along.

      The only thing that could derail Rauner's campaign would be if the allegations about Rutherford could be traced back to him.. I don't think Rauner's that stupid, though.

      Rauner has a good chance of being our next Governor, especially if Quinn does not settle with the unions suing him over the latest pension "reform".  A mid-term election without the union GOTV is a tough road..  There is nothing to bring Chicagoans out to the polls.

  •  I'm sorry to point this out, (4+ / 0-)
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    but this has got to be pointing out something.

    After 65 years, the ONLY thing I know absolutely and positively about life is that the check is SUPPOSED to be in the mail. That's it. Nothing else. PERIOD.

    by franklyn on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:49:48 PM PST

  •  Spring can come any time it wants... (10+ / 0-)

    ...and the sooner, the better!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:50:01 PM PST

  •  Not many of these heroes left :-( (15+ / 0-)

    Arthur Hubbard, Former State Senator and Navajo Code Talker, Dies at 102

    Code Talker Hubbard was born on Jan. 23, 1912 in Topawa, Ariz., located on the Tohono O'odham Nation. He later answered the call to enlist with the U.S. Marine Corps and trained hundreds of men to transmit coded messages using the Navajo language during World War II. In 1972, he became the first Native American to be elected to the Arizona State Legislature, serving as a State Senator for 12 years. Sen. Hubbard is recognized for his tremendous contributions in areas such as welfare, education, and health care which benefited many people across the Navajo Nation and the State of Arizona.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:53:13 PM PST

  •  Public Interest Journalism - (9+ / 0-)

    I grew up at a time when if not The Chicago Tribune tackling some outrageous political practice, then it was the Sun Times revealing some scathingly awful scandal. TV news departments also spoke softly but could tear apart a political; career. These days, that type of localized public journalism seems deader than a doornail.

    Tonight's news out of San Francisco TV stations  allowed us to realize that Legos (TM) can be instrumental in bringing about innovative thinking. Tomorrow's evening news could alert us to a new restaurant south of Market, or more excitement! and more product placement!, whether the iPhone is still the number one choice of young cell phone users. I can hardly wait for that news!

  •  ORCs sound scary in a Middle Earthy kinda way. (4+ / 0-)
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    Where Gandalf when you need him?

    But YATs are even scarier. Many YATs are also YECs, or Young Earth Creationists, who think Jesus was riding dinosaurs (and probably fighting ORCs ;) a mere 6,000 years ago.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:58:16 PM PST

  •  Erick Son of Erick has REALLY F'N LOST IT!!!! (7+ / 0-)

    So he puts out a fp screed tonight - Scarborough for President?
    I am NOT linking.

    Check this shit out....emphasis mine

    Additionally, I think some people might be surprised by how pro-life Joe is. He rose in prominence before his congressional campaign for defending a man in court who had killed an abortion doctor.
    Wow! Yep - that will appeal to us wimmens all right. Run Joe Run!

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:12:17 PM PST

    •  Wait, Erick son of Erickson (5+ / 0-)

      is promoting the possibility of a Joke Scarborough campaign for president?

      Seriously?!?!

      Joe "dead intern' Scarborough?

      HAHAHA! Wow, and here I though the Wingnutters were desperate when they ran McCain and Romney.

      A Joke Scarborough candidacy just reeks of desperation.

      Please proceed, Lil' Eric.

      “I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain

      by Jeff Y on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:27:25 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yep! His own commenters are bringing that up. (3+ / 0-)
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        Hell, I didn't even know of it until tonight. I lived in "Condit Country"/Modesto when that shit went down. Amazing that he could skate w/no media on that deal in FL.

        Yeah, please proceed - between the intern and defending a Dr. killer - he's a real prize. Never liked the sob and now after what I have learned tonight - FUCK YOU JOE!

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:48:05 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  Keller? Serious Journalist??? (5+ / 0-)

    Bill Keller, ain't he the guy that buried the surveillance story till Bush was reelected?
    Fuck him.

    Nuclear Reactor = Dirty Bomb

    by olo on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:21:33 PM PST

  •  Wow, and I quote: (3+ / 0-)
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    "share one thing in common: a commitment to high-quality, independent journalism, which tackles serious subjects and, when necessary, upsets powerful interests." and the fact that a hedge fund manager, the WSJ, Snowdon and eBay are involved doesn't bother anyone in the least?

    To think this all started with Pez!  I sure hope these drugs are this good!

    ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

    by Arianna Editrix on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:24:22 PM PST

  •  This is hilarious (4+ / 0-)
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    News Anchor Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne:

    Veteran KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin isn't well known in Los Angeles for being particularly good at his job. But mistaking Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne during an interview this morning is a new low, even for Rubin.

    While interviewing Jackson this morning about his new movie RoboCop, Rubin also asked him about his new Super Bowl commercial. Too bad the Kia commercial stars Fishburne and not Jackson.

    A clearly displeased Jackson then laid into Rubin:

    http://defamer.gawker.com/...

    “I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:42:31 PM PST

    •  Oh lord. (3+ / 0-)
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      Maybe he suffers from what I have, face blindness. My case isn't terrible, after I spend enough time with the person and see them more than a few times I do recognize them. But, if a long time passes without my seeing them I will find that I don't recognize people that I have known very well for a long time.

      Sometimes it makes life a real pain. I perform weddings and can literally unite a couple one day and not recognize them the next day. People think I'm rude.

      And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

      by high uintas on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:53:01 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Petroleum Coke meeting in Downriver Detroit area (4+ / 0-)

    MDEQ to host Wyandotte meeting on pet coke

    Feb. 10, 2014

    For More Information:
    Paul Schleusener,  517-284-6800 , schleusenerp@michigan.gov
    Brad Wurfel,  517-284-6713 , wurfelb@michigan.gov

    The DEQ today announced it will host a March 5 meeting in Wyandotte to discuss petroleum coke with interested residents.

    Petroleum coke is a solid byproduct generated by petroleum refineries. High in carbon, it is commonly burned as fuel in cement kilns and power plants.

    The meeting will be held at the Grand Harbor Banquet Event Center, 1 Saint John St. in Wyandotte, from 1-5 p.m. The meeting is designed to share information. DEQ air and water quality specialists will be on-hand to listen to concerns, discuss DEQ’s regulatory role, answer questions and share information gathered from a DEQ lab analysis of petroleum coke completed last year.

    A formal public hearing on the River Rouge permit application will be held later this year.

    Pet coke piles along the Detroit River near the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit last year generated controversy with area residents. The company responsible for the piles, Detroit Bulk Storage, is appealing the City of Detroit’s August decision forcing them off the site. At the same time, DBS has applied for a DEQ air permit to store and ship petroleum coke from a site on Great Lakes Street in River Rouge.

    Storage and handling of petroleum coke in bulk form can be a source of emissions of particulate matter, often referred to as “fugitive dust.” A facility handling bulk solids will typically implement and maintain a “fugitive dust control plan” to reduce fugitive dust emissions.

    The Michigan DEQ requires a facility handling bulk petroleum coke obtain a Permit to Install that would require an operator to implement and maintain acceptable fugitive dust control strategies.

    Anyone who needs accommodations for effective participation at this meeting should contact Amie Hartman at  517-284-6793  at least a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.

    For more information, visit
    http://www.deq.state.mi.us/....

  •  Bill Keller... (0+ / 0-)

    Jeeeze, I cannot stand him. Now he's going to write about prisoners.

    Here's what I expect we can look forward to: "Death Row inmates soak up entirely too much attention with their tiresome, self-absorbed musings. They are boring and maudlin. My wife agrees. They should be ignored and we should not waste resources on them. Instead, I shall be their voice and I shall collect donations for my staff and me in the name of America's prisoners."

    My hope is that his leaving the NY Times is in fact due to being finally, finally fired.

    Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

    by deben on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:55:09 PM PST

  •  Something has gotta give (2+ / 0-)
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    While the Republicans in Congress are playing to their "unsophisticated" constituents with fluff and nonsense parroted 24-7 on FOX "News" and blown through Limbaugh's swollen asshole - This country is swirling down an economic shit-hole.

    Our kids aren't learning, our prisons are full to the gills, the middle-class is being decimated and -
    We're educating PhDs in science and engineering and sending them back to their home turf in order to work for businesses supported by their governments and "American" tech companies that are building research and production facilities offshore like there's no tomorrow.

    China is eating our lunch
    . India is making serious strides. South Korea is booming. Singapore, Taiwan, Germany..

    Meanwhile we have imbeciles in Congress denying global warming and science in general - while spending two thirds of their working hours collecting money from any well-heeled lobbyist for any crooked bank or polluting industry with a fat wallet. The Kochs and their ilk buying legislators and stealing anything not nailed down. Regulators that don't regulate, and ALEC writing bills.

    Something has gotta give

    Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies, We were roaring drunk on petroleum -Kurt Vonnegut

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 10:33:02 PM PST

  •  Free Karina Hansen (3+ / 0-)

    Karina Hansen is a political prisoner in Denmark.

    Well, actually, she's a twenty-five year old woman with myalgic encephalomyelitis, who was forcibly taken from her home against her will, and has been held incommunicado in a mental hospital, and forced into treatments that she did not consent to.  

    A few details.  She was tried and found competent.   She signed guardianship to her parents.   She refused treatment.  She has been denied access to her family.  She has been denied access to her lawyer that she hired.   These are all in violation of European Union definition of patient's rights.

    One Year Later, Karina Hansen still confined in Mental Ward.

    British Doctor Wants to Rescue ME Patient Held at Danish Hospital [Video]

    Human Rights denied: Something rotten in the state of Denmark: Update 1

    Update 2: Human Rights denied: Something rotten in the state of Denmark: Karina Hansen’s story

    "Experimental Therapy forced on a severely ill ME patient"

    "She tells nurses, 'You are killing me'"

    She is so very much like my daughter.  So many of the same symptoms, but worse.   My daughter has a similar neuroimmune disorder, with a great deal of overlap, but not as severe.   So, it's easy for us to imagine ourselves in the place of this young lady and her parents.   There have been others treated in a similar fashion, like  Sophia Mirza.   Graded Exercise Therapy, which is being forced on her, could kill her.  And, besides, to force this therapy on someone who does not consent to it is basically forced labor -- torture.

    Her parents clearly love her desperately, and all they want to do is visit her, and hear for themselves what her wishes are.  Or, at least, to have someone reliable visit her and confirm that she has stated (or reliably indicated) the wish to not see them.   Or, at least make sure that her lawyer can visit her.   And, to be provided with documentation for what the legal justifications are for the manner in which her guardianship papers have been ignored, and they have been denied visitation rights, and why Karina has been denied access to her cell phone.

    Just like any parent would ask these questions.  

    Their daughter is deathly ill, and fallen into the hands of strangers, and they cannot even ensure themselves that her rights are being respected.

    The only thing that will save her now, is a big, huge, international spotlight, shining on these human rights abuses, for all the world to see.

    about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    The problem with letting doctors make a final decision in medical cases, is that there are no objectively "right" answers in complex medical cases.   There are just medical opinions, and it remains the right of a patient, or the next of kin or assigned guardian, to sort through these options and make a choice.   These choices have been taken away from Karina Hansen and her family.  Absolute power, has corrupted absolutely, and Karina is now treated like a possession, a slave.   Not a human being.

  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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    From the diary article:
    The story relied on an unnamed source who used to operate U.S. drones, and it also quoted from documents that Edward Snowden that discussed drone operations.

    Also,
    Firstlook

    The JSOC operator’s account is supported by another insider who was directly involved in the drone program. Brandon Bryant spent six years as a “stick monkey” – a drone sensor operator who controls the “eyes” of the U.S. military’s unmanned aerial vehicles. By the time he left the Air Force in 2011, Bryant’s squadron, which included a small crew of veteran drone operators, had been credited with killing 1,626 “enemies” in action.

    Bryant says he has come forward because he is tormented by the loss of civilian life he believes that he and his squadron may have caused. Today he is committed to informing the public about lethal flaws in the U.S. drone program.

  •  'Bill Keller' and 'high-quality, independent (4+ / 0-)
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    journalism' is something I'd never expect to see in the same article.

    Called Bill's office, got his secretary, who swore up and down that the Downing Street Memos were covered by their paper. After some more exchanged phone calls went on, she finally came up with a date. Checked the article: it mentioned the Downing Street Memos might have an effect on his election chances. End of story.

    I'll look at Ol' Bill with an eye like the old Kremlin Watchers used: 'so this is obviously disinfo, so the real story must be the reverse.' Until he proves differently.
     


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 10:53:00 PM PST

  •  "Public interest journalism" (1+ / 0-)
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    Apparently means "backed by billionaires".  There is a readily apparent and rather inevitable conflict of interest there.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 12:46:10 AM PST

  •  double oxymoron: internet journalism (0+ / 0-)
    The Internet, while it undercuts the traditional media model, opens up interesting new possibilities. An explosion of information from official and unofficial sources has provided more raw material for reporters and commentators, especially in specialist areas such as finance, technology, and the law.
    toward criteria for internet journalism (rather than op-eds): source credibility that exceeds n=2 or 3; ethics that exceed the  publishing mission of Twitter; a continued vigilance regarding what constitutes the public sphere in an age when a national "paper of record" embargoes stories for national security

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:11:16 AM PST

  •  Media still covering up US & UK's Iraq bloodbath (0+ / 0-)

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

    by lotlizard on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:11:20 AM PST

  •  Hamid Karzai (0+ / 0-)

    Speaking of US policy in Afghanistan, but I think it has wider applicability in almost any area of American policy, especially in our domestic economy:  "What they did was create pockets of wealth and a vast countryside of deprivation and anger.”

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:35:32 AM PST

  •  Public Interest? No. (1+ / 0-)
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    Keller's endeavor will be about amplifying the voices of private interests -- Wall St., big business, etc. -- against rising voices represented by Greenwald, et al.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 02:30:55 AM PST

  •  It would be nice to have a website that shows (0+ / 0-)

    the true bipartisanship work of both the state congresses and the U.S. Congress.  That would be the work they get done for special interests that isn't in the interest of the voters.

    This legislation is usually camouflaged or buried in gobbledegook.  Exposing the corruption to voters would help to hold politicians accountable.

    As an example, in Florida there is a major problem with polluted water discharges from Lake O.  U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has been very vocal about fixing the problem.  Then he turns around and votes against sugar price support reform.  Big Sugar is a cause of Lake O discharges.  Murphy tells the people one thing but his votes don't support it.

    It's time to make the sneakiness and corruption of politicians specific and accessible. Make it clear to politicians that they will be exposed and they will pay a price.

  •  Attn Boston & NE Kossacks, & New Day team - (1+ / 0-)
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    There's a "final" diary up now for folks to confirm whether they're attending the Feb 15th BosKos & NE Kossack meetup.

    It's here.

    And here's a pic of the food & venue (Hawk's eye view of the latter, of course):

    Thanks!
  •  NYT is the alternative media (0+ / 0-)

    Al Giordana's introduction to the "narcosphere" points out that:

    the transformation is, still, too often blocked, or co-opted, by the dominant forces of the Commercial Media and the powerful interests they serve. The Commercial Media remains dependent on a single, top-down, and decaying, model of "advertising dollars" (and the corresponding targeting of upscale consumers), investors, and corporate ownership to survive. The resulting damage to democracy is evident to most people on earth.
    It is worrisome that big money is backing some of these ventures, but there is still hope for the emergence of authentic journalism
       "journalism that doesn't pander to the interests of the advertisers [...] That doesn't go and look for more upscale readership in order to please those advertisers, but rather serves people – in a way that the people come to believe and to know that the newspaper, or whatever media it is, is part of them and serves their interests."

    He further rejects the "alternative" label, saying that large media (like the New York Times) are the actual alternatives to real journalism, for the reasons above.[1]

  •  Shouldn't that be (1+ / 0-)
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    "documents that Edward Snowden ████████ that"

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