#1044 Working to maintain the status quo (Media)

Air Date: 09-23-2016

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Today we look at some of the ways our corporate media work to ignore widespread disaffection and real issues in favor of fluff, argument and ineffectual neutrality

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Media ignores widespread disaffection with political system - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 6-3-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: Messages - Xavier Rudd

Ch. 4: Act 2: Why Don't We Hear About Real Issues On The News? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 08-17-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: My Conversation - The Uniques

Ch. 6: Act 3: Independent Media In Danger, Allegations of YouTube Censorship - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 09-02-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: I Love You Money - Lowell

Ch. 8: Act 4: Crisis Engulfs Fox News as Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment & Spying Scandal Grows - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 08-11-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Abuse of Power - Lion of Light

Ch. 10: Act 5: CNN's morally bankrupt hiring of former Trump campaign staffer - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 7-1-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: That’s All - Clare and the Reasons

Ch. 12: Act 6: The media and political parties collude to make debates profitable and worthless - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 9-10-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Ch. 14: Act 7: A Recent History of Political Lies - On The Media - Air Date 7-8-16


Ch. 15: Working with Central Americans - Justin from Mitchell, Indiana

Ch. 16: The migration story replays itself over and over again - Justin from Mitchell, Indiana

Ch. 17: How can a community hold an abuser accountable? - Megan from Baltimore

Ch. 18: We have ourselves to blame for the media - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the degree to which I hate cable news channels

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Timothy Scanlon
    commented 2016-09-24 15:14:06 -0400
    Thanks so much for this, Jay. I’ve been saying for effin’ YEARS that the commercial media don’t cover ISSUES. For example, Re: elections, they’ve become horse races. And MSNBC is no less responsible than others. What’s RELEVANT? You ain’t gonna find it on commercial media.

    For a long time I’ve posted silly pics and memes about how Faux Noose found women “qualified” to be commenators on the channel. It turns out they were ACCURATE!!!
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