Opinion

Murdoch and Watergate

The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.

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Two takes on 'royal' weddings

"Down for the count: America's fascination with royalty" and  "18 couples wed quietly, Non-royal lovers united in simple rights."

Defending public radio and TV is a working-class issue

The ultra-right leadership of the House of Representatives has decisively moved to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public radio and public television. They argue that "conservative taxpayers" should not have to "subsidize liberal media."

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Un-American: government threatens students on WikiLeaks

 We've heard about the governments of the world trying to stifle the WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, but what is more interesting is U.S. government attempt to prevent American citizens from reading the website.

“Neutrality” is bogus

MSNBC’s suspension of Keith Olbermann for contributing to the re-election campaign of Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and two other Democrats has been the occasion for much discussion about the issue of journalistic standards.

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How establishment media fans anti-immigrant flames

The anti-immigrant stridency of people like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck sometimes leads us to ignore the somewhat more subtle bigotry from more "respectable" media, like the Washington Post.

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Comcast, NBC merger: What’s it mean for young people?

Many people in my age group don't read the news because they are simply not interested.

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YouTube -- major game-changer in digital world

Remember the good old days when the entire family used to get together in front of the television and watch America's Funniest Home Videos?

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Google quits China

The Google-China conflict raises larger issues of politics in the Internet age.

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