Ryan, Joe and Chris interview Noam Chomsky on linguistics, propaganda, terrorism, American foreign policy, and his view on modern libertarianism. We then talk about the media’s slant on the government shutdown and the future of journalism. Listen here.
SENATE BLAMES THE MEDIA FOR NSA WOES
INTERVIEW: NOAM CHOMSKY
MEDIA SLANT ON OBAMACARE/GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN
The media has decided to slant the Obamacare funding/government shutdown as the GOP holding out for their way or the highway. However, President Obama made it clear from the beginning that he would not negotiate on the shutdown or the debt ceiling. Why is the blame a one way street and why isn’t the President taking some of the blame for his obstructionist stance as well?
SHOULD EZRA KLEIN QUIT THE WASHINGTON POST?
Are journalists making a mistake by working for a large media outlet instead of building platforms of their own? Ben Domench says YES! Facebook and Twitter have changed the game and allow journalist to have the opportunity to do better on their own.
FROM THE ARTICLE: “Domench wonders how important it even is for someone with a decent brand and a solid Twitter following to be associated with a larger media outlet. What is more, he suspects some writers are leaving money on the table. “So much of [the news] is socially fed, that someone is dropping into the story pages directly, as opposed to the old ‘browsing a magazine’ that people used to have… ” And so the question is: “Can you monetize that? Can you turn that into something that you can build on?”
SEYMOUR HERSH ON “PATHETIC” AMERICAN MEDIA
Seymour Hersh – Pulitzer Prize winner – has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.
JAY CARNEY SAYS WHAT!?!?
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