Outside of zombie fiction, viral outbreaks are a theme rarely explored in film. "Contagion" changed that, and director Roland Emmerich ought to take a few steps back - because this is the precursor to the next generation of disaster films.
The widening Murdoch scandal reminds us of Richard Nixon's Watergate meltdown, but Murdoch's actions have been far more insidious.
"Down for the count: America's fascination with royalty" and "18 couples wed quietly, Non-royal lovers united in simple rights."
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."
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.
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.
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.
Many people in my age group don't read the news because they are simply not interested.
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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