Archive for May, 2010

PBS NewsHour Finds Drilling Critic

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Peter Hart writes, “We noted last week that the PBS NewsHour’s coverage of the Gulf oil disaster one night included a one-on-one interview with a spokesperson from BP. Going through the show’s coverage since then, a remarkable fact emerged: The show had not interviewed an environmental advocate opposed to the White House plan to increase offshore oil drilling. The reticence to talk about this obvious policy angle was bizarre – though not at all limited to PBS.”

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“Defending Arizona: It’s U.S.’s Fault for Not Wrecking Lives, Damaging Economy”

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Jim Naureckas critiques a New York Times columnist criticizing critics “impugning the motives” of the new Arizona immigration law, which has been denounced as a “Nazi” or “near-fascist” law, a “police state” intervention, an imitation of “apartheid,” a “Juan Crow” regime that only a bigot could possibly support.

Uh Oh!

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From New American Media: Inside Black-Asian Violence – It’s Not About Race

Friday, May 7th, 2010

By Amanze Emenike
Via New America Media
YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary Posted: Apr 21, 2010

[NAM Editor’s Note: Recent attacks on Asian Americans by Black teenagers in San Francisco have led some to speculate that ethnic tensions in the city are on the rise. But one young black man who was taught by his peers to rob Asians and Latinos in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood says it’s not really about race. Amanze Emenike, 22, is a content producer for YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia]

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The WORD’s Ashley Carpenter, Tonight, May 7, 9 P.M. – ABC’s What Would You Do?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Ashley Carpenter. Seen here reporting at the campaign headquarters of William C. Thompson, who went down swinging in the 2009 New York City Mayoral Race.

Carpenter – AKA the WORD’s AC 360 for stories, pictures and minidocs – will be appearing in ABC’s What Would You Do? tonight, Friday, May 7 at 9 p.m. EST.

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NYPD Brutality Costs New York City Taxpayers Millions …

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

… but New Yorkers Not People of Color love the head-bangers soooo that the City’s paramilitary force can get away with – literally and figuratively – mayhem and murder. New York Civil Liberties Racial Justice Project: Hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers of Color stopped and frisked.
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Howard Monath Responding to Reports by BBC America Yesterday Evening

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Via facebook [to HM yesterday evening]
BBC America, 15 minutes ago [about 6 p.m., EST], said that the Red Shirts were mulling over an offer but were not enthusiastic about the November elections that the Prime Minister pitched to them.

Monath Replies today:
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Howard Monath in Bangkok, Talking About Bucky

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

This latest thread started with HM posting this picture and writing, "Somewhere Bucky is smiling." - Picture by Howard Monath

Who’s Bucky?
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Fly in the Ointment [A Few Minutes After the Previous Howard Monath Post]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Via facebook
2 minutes ago [12:25 EST]

Funny, it seems counter intuitive, but the closer you are to a story and the more access you have , like here with the Thai Red Shirts, the more you rely on outside sources for information ( or at least corroboration )

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Another Howard Monath Report from the Front Lines of the Crisis in Bangkok

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Picture by Howard Monath

Via facebook
“I’m going to spend wednesday talking to Reds…
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Latest Update About the Show Down in Bangkok

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Howard Monath, Former D:F/M Film Instructor, in the Heart of the Crisis
Via facebook

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Car Bomb Updates/Corrections/Clarifications: NY Times & NY Daily News

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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Car Bomb in Times Square: Which One – NY Times, NY Daily News – Will Run a Correction?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

NY Daily News said two female cops were heroes for discovering a man fumbling with something in the back of a Nissan in Times Square and stopped the car bomb from detonating. The NY Times said  “explosive materials were discovered by a mounted police officer who saw a “box with smoke pouring from it in the back of the Pathfinder” and called for backup.
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FAIR: Best of the Blog Weekly Round Up – Some

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

FAIR, the national media watch group offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship. since 1986.

Someone Has to Defend Goldman Sachs
4/26/2010 by Peter Hart
And that someone is Fareed Zakaria, in columns published in the Washington Post (“Cool the Goldman Rage”) and in the Post-owned Newsweek. Zakaria is unimpressed by the SEC’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs; he likens the firm’s mortgage securities bonds to someone placing a bet against the New York Yankees.
Click here for article.

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Update From Bangkok Insurrection: Howard Monath, the WORD, & Chantal Ughi

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

[Thai ‘Red Shirt’ protester arrested over Facebook post | Metro.co.uk www.metro.co.uk A Facebook post has led to a Thai ‘Red Shirt’ protester being arrested by police claiming that Wipas Raksakulthai insulted the kingdom’s royal family on the social networking site.
yesterday.]

Via facebook, Pictures by Howard Monath.
Hunter Word Yo, Howard, Don’t “insult” anyone.
Yesterday at 1:01pm

"Rubber bullets? I was born at night but not yesterday" - Howard Monath


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