August 9, 1999 |
Here are some resources about child-related advertising and consumer issues. * The Center for a New American Dream offers a free copy of "Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture." Call toll-free (877) 68-DREAM, or check the center's Web site at http://www.newdream.org. * The American Academy of Pediatricians offers suggestions and recommendations about children and the media at its Web site, http://www.aap.org, as part of its Media Matters campaign.
January 12, 2005 |
An announcement by a liberal activist organization about a decision to pull some advertising at Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has set off denials, countercharges and even legal threats by Staples Inc., the activists and Sinclair. Media Matters for America, an organization that represents a coalition that includes MoveOn.
April 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he expects a “vast left-wing conspiracy” in the media to attack him in an effort to boost President Obama's chances of being re-elected. “There will be an effort by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out a message and to attack me," Romney said in an interview with Breitbart.com's Larry O'Connor. "And they're going to do everything they can to divert from the issue people care about, which is a growing economy that creates more jobs and rising incomes.
December 29, 2010 |
On Dec. 9, the website Media Matters published a leaked e-mail written by Fox News' Washington managing editor, Bill Sammon. In the e-mail, Sammon instructed reporters to avoid the phrase "public option" when referencing President Obama's healthcare plan. He wanted employees to instead call it the "government option," a phrase that Republican pollster Frank Luntz instructed Fox News personality Sean Hannity to use simply because "public option" was polling too well. I wrote that the e-mail "once again illustrates just how laughable the Fox News slogan 'Fair and Balanced' really is. " Here was a high-ranking Fox News official explicitly instructing employees to avoid using the term "public option.
March 23, 2012
The end of Pacific Standard Time — the Getty's region-wide survey on the history of art in Southern California — will be celebrated with free admission at 19 local museums on March 31. Among the participating institutions will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Fisher Museum of Art and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pacific Standard Time explored the history of art in Southern California...
October 26, 2010 |
First, a confession: I listen to NPR. Sometimes, when I have to explain this fact to my right-wing brethren, I'll forgo trying to make the case that much of what NPR does is simply great radio and instead I'll note that it's more useful to listen to enemy broadcasts than more friendly fare. This is a serious point. Like never before, it's now possible to get all of your news from avowedly nonliberal or explicitly right-wing media outlets. (It's been possible to dine exclusively on liberal fare since World War II, at least)