- Question: Are there different media standards for Republicans and Democrats this election cycle?
- The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media's Award-Winning War Propaganda
- How the Media Conditions, Controls, and Programs Society (Video)
Eric Boehlert, Huffington Post
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10/13/2014 | Last week, in the tightly contested Senate race in Kentucky, both Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes gave newsworthy interviews in which they seemed to stumble over basic questions. But only one of the awkward missteps was treated as big news -- treated even as a campaign-ending debacle -- by some in the Beltway press: the Grimes interview.
Pundits pounced after Grimes refused, during an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board, to say whether she voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. (McConnell has spent most of his campaign trying to tie Grimes to Obama, who is unpopular in Kentucky.)
Eric Boehlert: A senior fellow at Media Matters for America, and a former senior writer for Salon, Boehlert's books include "Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush," and "Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press."
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The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media's Award-Winning War Propaganda, Medea Benjamin, Common Dreams
- The credit for selling Obama’s war on ISIS must go to the mainstream American media.
- The Media and War, June 27, 2014
How the Media Conditions, Controls, and Programs Society (Video), The Arcane Front
Through TV, the power elite have succeeded in creating a distracted, misinformed, divided, and class-driven society suffering historical amnesia and completely oblivious to true realities of their surroundings.