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Creeping Authoritarianism

Creeping authoritarianism….Russia, Hungary, Poland and other authoritarian-type governments are taking control of media, the judiciary, and other institutions that threaten their autocracy. Could it happen here? Think of Gov. DeSantis of Florida trying to take over the educational system in … Continue reading

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The Great American Killing Machine

Journalist Jeremy Scahill condemns the killing of  16-year–old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, an American citizen assassinated in a C.I.A. drone strike in Yemen last year, as well as   other targeted assassinations under President Obama.  Scahill also points out  the increased prosecutions … Continue reading

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Lowest Common Denominator News

BPR Quote of the Day: “There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.” Oscar Wilde

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Gender Gap

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BPR Quote of the Day: Journalism?

“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.”                       Oscar Wilde

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“Unsuspicious” Death

The day before Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch testified before the British Parliament about their part in a widespread phone hacking scandal, Sean Hoare was found dead. It’s been eerily quiet of late when it comes to discussion … Continue reading

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Why Can’t He Fudge the Facts Like Everyone Else?

It’s fascinating to hear the vitriolic attacks against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder.  His group’s crime, apparently, is publishing leaked–yet accurate—documents for the world to see. These documents originated from agencies and organizations with long histories of lies and cover-ups, … Continue reading

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