Archive for December, 2008

I Pinged F/M December 10, 2008

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This is an esoteric post. It most likely will be abstruse and cryptic for anyone unfamiliar with my postings on the Hunter College Listserv known as Hunter-L, the f/m listserv of the Department of Film and Media Studies, the SENATE-FORUM@LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU or the CUNY UFS Discussion Forum as well as numerous inter-department emails and postings and memos and Fatwas. So, I asked the big question at December 10 department meeting. Quotation marks for effect: “Don’t you think this ongoing conflict can harm the department’s image?”


The [!@#$%&!!*] O’Reilly Factor

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

This is a lazy man’s blog post, but I’m trying to wrap up classes and get to work on some projects that have been idling on the back burner far too long, so here is a column from Media Matters bloggers: Eric Boehlert and Jamison Foster:

Despite falsehood after falsehood, O’Reilly reportedly claimed canceledRadio Factor 

According to a December 4 New York Daily News article, in confirming that he would no longer host his nationally syndicated radio show, The Radio Factor, Bill O’Reilly said, “I knew my show couldn’t be ideological. … So I was doing a show that was fact-based.” However, far from being “fact-based,” The Radio Factor, like The O’Reilly Factor, frequently featured “fact-free” claims and falsehoods by O’Reilly, as Media Matters for America’s extensive collection of Radio Factor items demonstrates: Read More Here


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I’m just getting the hang to posting my students’ stories in UWIRE. So, the plan, beginning near the end of the week, is to start re-publishing some of my students’ stories about Hunter clubs. I believe, because of Hunter’s diversity, that it might make interesting reading — across college campuses in the country. One already published is, Roosevelt Institution Begins Its Second Term, also published at UWIRE.

Follow-up: “A Victory for Student Journalism at the City University of New York”

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Activist Attorney Ronald B. McGuire follows up an earlier email to his “Community List” regarding a federal court ruling against a former President of City College found guilty of violating the First Amendment rights of a student editor.

December 1 — Youngbloods, Elders and Friends:

Today’s edition of the New York Law Journal (NYLJ) features a front page article reporting a federal judge’s decision to hold former City College President Yolanda Moses liable in a civil rights lawsuit brought by three former City College student activists who worked at the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community and Student Center at City College.

Excerpts from today’s NYLJ article on the Sigal v. Moses decision are reprinted below.