The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

Trump and the establishment media log roll with each other. The major media built up Trump. Trump’s attacks effectively elevate a select few media celebrities.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, June 20, 2018. Standing with Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence. Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP

Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of the Boston Globe, are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump's rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night. As laid in my cell, I chuckled at the notion

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Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending ‘Free Press’

With protesters in the streets of Helsinki, U.S. and Russian presidents get cold and critical greeting in nation’s capital city.

Like every other place the U.S. president has traveled in Europe over the last week, large protests also took place in the Finnish capitol of Helsinki on Sunday—a day ahead of a highly anticipated and much-hyped meeting with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders were also greeted with a large billboard advertisement

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Why The Saudis And Their Allies Want To Shutter Al-Jazeera

Professor Philip Seib on how Al-Jazeera has been an ire for Middle Eastern rulers, who prefer to control the news that reaches their citizens.

A Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. (AP/Kamran Jebreili)

(Opinion) -- On June 5 four Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt - declared a soft war on Qatar. They had a long list of demands, ordering Qatar to weaken ties with Iran, expel Turkish military forces from the country and take other steps that would reduce Qatar's influence in the region. They also demanded

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Exploring The Top Censored Stories Of 2016 With Project Censored’s Mickey Huff

As public trust in the mainstream media plummets amid widespread censorship and propaganda, media literacy expert Mickey Huff joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to shed light on the year’s top censored stories.

Top censored 2017

MINNEAPOLIS --- Censorship, a tool often wielded by despots, is also a pastime of democratic governments and their corporate media lapdogs. Whether journalists are operating as part of a free press or as the puppets of a repressive government, the goal is the same: control public perceptions by carefully bending information to suit a particular

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Critics: Comcast And Charter Deal A Dupe

Transforming cable industry’s “three giants into two behemoths” should be no comfort to consumers or regulators, says Free Press.

Comcast, the cable and internet service giant, is attempting to smooth the road for its mega-merger acquisition of Time-Warner Cable by selling off some its services and assets to the nation's third-largest cable provider, Charter. But critics of Monday's announced deal say neither consumers nor regulators should be fooled by the scheme that

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