Originally appeared on Radio Dispatch on July 17th, 2014.
John and Molly Knefel interview Brave New Film's Robert Greenwald on the 10th anniversary of Outfoxed. Listen to the Radio Dispatch podcast below.Read more
Interview originally appeared on The Ed Schultz Podcast.
On Tuesday, August 5th, Robert Greenwald was a guest on the Ed Schultz podcast where they discussed the possibility of Rupert Murdoch purchasing Time Warner. Listen to the full interview below.
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane will have dinner next week with a UNC professor who has the mayor’s name in her job title.
McFarlane and her husband, Ron, made a major contribution last year to UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy to create the Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professorship in Pharmacy Practice. The couple own MedPro Rx, a specialty pharmaceutical company.Read more
By T. Keung Hui for newsobserver.com
Add the National Education Association to those accusing the conservative Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) of having backed the Wake County school board's former Republican majority that won the 2009 elections.Read more
By Marcie Gainer for Disinformation
Our first weekly poll was a relative success. In light of our soon-to-be released Boredom, we asked your opinions on one of the issues raised in the film. It seems the majority of you agree with director Albert Nerenberg’s conclusion. The results are below:
Are Smart Phones Making Us More Bored?
- Yes (69%, 121 Votes)
- No (31%, 54 Votes)
Total Voters: 175
- See more at: http://disinfo.com/2014/07/weekly-poll-update-what-issue-most-important/#sthash.OZX1JmXJ.dpufRead more
By Robert Greenwald for AlterNet
A dozen years ago, as the U.S. was pulled into war in Iraq by President George W. Bush, Fox News was not just any television network. It proudly blared the White House’s lies coming with singular warmongering fervor. Remember? The terrorists had ties to Iraq. Saddam wanted the bomb. Saddam had the bomb. He could hit us in 45 minutes.Read more
By Steve1960 for DailyKos
Making the case that American capitalism oppresses the white middle class was a tough sell back when I was a wee lad. For one thing, the thirty five percent of the American workforce that belonged to a union (and most of the rest who experienced the obvious "knock on effect" of a union scale wage) would strongly disagree. Today the story is much different. Such looming threats to the US middle class as predatory lending, union busting, changes in the bankruptcy laws that favor creditors, higher regressive local taxation and the shipping of jobs overseas all pale in comparison to the one only beginning to rear its ugly head: debtors prison! In all honesty, people aren't actually sent to prison specifically for unpaid debts. But more and more are being sent for "violating a court order" to pay or for simply failure to appear in court when being sued for debt repayment. A report by popular radio show host, Thom Hartmann contained these harrowing lines;Read more
By New Hounds Ellen for Crooks and Liars
You may think that Fox’s bias has always been common knowledge but it was the 2004 documentary Outfoxed that brought it front and center and put a stake through the heart of Fox’s “fair and balanced” mantra. As one of the researchers for the film, I am so proud to have been part of that effort.Read more
Billionaires David and Charles Koch are the subjects of a new documentary by Brave New Films that will be shown on “A SANE Voice, ” Great Neck SANE/Peace Action’s monthly program on Public Access Television.Read more
By Jordan Melograna for Truthout
A hundred years ago, labor leaders fought for all the protections we know and rely on today in the workplace - safe conditions, the 8-hour workday, overtime pay and the ban on children in factories. These are rules so obvious today that is seems fantastical that people once had to march in the streets to get them. Yet, today, something even more fundamental is under attack. Workers are seeing their wages stolen by their bosses, with little recourse to do anything about it.Read more