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Why 'Baltimore Sun Critic Needs to Apologize to CNN's Van Jones

Post by Robert Greenwald originally appeared on AlterNet. 

In America, media critics are supposed to keep journalists honest and play referee on matters of import.

But what happens when, in the middle of the Ferguson tragedy, a media critic violates every rule of good reporting to launch a fact-free attack on a prominent black commentator?

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Filmmaker Blasts Critic Who Said Van Jones Was 'Unqualified' to Report in Ferguson

Original post by Mark Joyella for Mediabistro's TVNewser

The Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik, in a discussion of media coverage from Ferguson on NPR’s “On the Media”, said CNN’s Van Jones had “absolutely no credentials” to be on the street reporting on violence that followed the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren WilsonZurawik told NPR’s Bob Garfield that it was “outrageous” to have “one of the fiercest ideologues on cable television” reporting alongside anchors Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper.

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Dear Baltimore Sun: Do Your Homework

Robert Greenwald's blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post

In America, media critics are supposed to keep journalists honest and play referee on matters of import.

But what happens when, in the middle of the Ferguson tragedy, a media critic violates every rule of good reporting to launch a fact-free attack on a prominent black commentator?

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INTERVIEW: Robert Greenwald on The ED Show

On Thursday, November 10th a week before Thanksgiving Ed Schultz had Brave New Films' President and Founder Robert Greenwald on The ED Show to discuss workers who are forced to work on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday weekend. 

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Standing Up for Workers for the Holidays

Originally posted on Ed Schultz' website

On Friday, November 28th Robert Greenwald joins Ed Schultz on Ed's podcast to talk about the large amount of workers that are forced to work on Thanksgiving and the protests for a living wage at WalMart. 

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A Year After Congressional Testimony, Drone Strike Victims Still Searching for Justice

By Candice Bernd for Truthout

Drone strikes launched on October 11 of this year in Pakistan's Tirah Valley in the Khyber region and in Shawal in the North Waziristan region brought the total number of strikes in Pakistan to 400 since June 2004. The CIA's covert drone program regularly strikes parts of Yemen and Somalia as well.

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The Young Turks Discuss Our Series OverCriminalized

By Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks.

On November 13, 2014 The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discussed Brave New Films' short video series entitled OverCriminalized which explores why we are criminalizing homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse. View the video below. 

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Homeless Flap Goes International

by Dennis Wyatt for Manteca Bulletin:

Manteca’s decision to outlaw public defecation and outlawing the homeless’ ability to set up encampments wherever they wish is drawing criticism from as far away as Alberta, Canada.

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Police Chief isn’t supposed to be the Patron Saint Of Homeless

by Dennis Wyatt for the Manteca Bulletin: 

Go ahead, slam Police Chief Nick Obligacion for his efforts to address the homeless/panhandling/public drug use issues in Manteca.

But while you’re calling him names, contending he’s heartless, plus say all he wants to do is issue tickets and drive the homeless out of Manteca as if he’s a modern-day St. Patrick, stop to consider a few things.

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Post Criticizing Manteca Homeless Ban Goes Viral

by Melinda Maza for KCRA Channel 3

MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) —Manteca city leaders are receiving pressure to ease up on homeless restrictions after a post from a Facebook group went viral.

Thousands of people have already complained about the new ordinance that restricts homeless people from sleeping anywhere outdoors in Manteca.

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