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Posted on Jul 7, 2014 READ MORE


Joe Scarborough Belittles Female Co-Host for Trying to Talk About Actual News

Mika Brzezinski calls out her colleague and MSNBC panel for “capitalizing on a non-story for ratings because people’s imaginations are pricked by this and that is not responsible.” This leads them to talk down, belittle and show a complete disregard for who she is and what she says.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Apple Lets the World In on Its Supply Chain

In a bid to increase transparency and overcome some dreadful PR from recent years about certain components of its global supply chain, Apple Inc. posted a lengthy “2012 Progress Report” about labor practices, working conditions and company ethics on its main website Friday.

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For Some Big Firms, CEO Pay Tops Tax Bill

Compensation for 25 of the highest-paid U.S. CEOs exceeded the amount their corporations paid in taxes in 2010, according to a study published by a Washington think tank Wednesday. (more)

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 READ MORE



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Chemical Industry Rewrites Environmental Textbooks

Evidence shows that California school officials yielded to complaints made by a trade group representing U.S. chemical companies and altered environmental textbooks to include industry-supplied messages promoting plastic bags. (more)

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Corporate Front Group Burns Americans

ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a secretive association of corporations and state legislators that has been crafting public policy to suit corporate interests since 1973. The organization is not new, but the opportunity to review ... (more)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Plight of U.S. Workers, by the Numbers

You already know Americans are overworked. But what are the hard numbers? This collection of charts from definitive sources plainly shows that the biggest industries are hiring the least, the Internet has extended the workday, employed women do more domestic work with less leisure time than men, and more.

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: ‘Death of the Liberal Class’ on Book TV

Author, journalist and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges takes his bracing argument from his latest book, “Death of the Liberal Class,” about the takeover of U.S. liberal organizations and institutions by the corporate state, to Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., in this Book TV clip.

Posted on Feb 8, 2011 READ MORE


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Do as I Say, Not as I Pay

Despite the fact that Washington has forcefully discouraged investment in Iran for the past decade, the federal government has given more than $107 billion in contract payments to companies that dealt with Iran or are doing business there.

Posted on Mar 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Wounds Heal in Red Cross Dispute

After coming to its public relations senses, medical firm Johnson & Johnson has decided it wouldn’t be wise to proceed with a lawsuit against the Red Cross charity over a trademark agreement made in 1895. The initial case was brought by the firm after the Red Cross began to sell safety kits to fundraise for its many disaster-relief campaigns.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008 READ MORE


Kucinich
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Kucinich Under Fire

Rep. Dennis Kucinich is back in Cleveland and fighting for his political survival as his longtime corporate opponents finance a Swift-boat-style media onslaught to take over his congressional seat. Here he fires back and makes his case for why Cleveland, and the country, needs his voice in Congress now more than ever.

Posted on Feb 7, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton
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Fact-Checking Clinton’s ‘35 Years of Change’

Hillary Clinton has made much of her “35 years” of “working to bring positive change to people’s lives,” but when McClatchy’s Washington bureau investigated the claim, it found that the “bulk of her career” was spent “at one of Arkansas’ most prestigious corporate law firms, where she represented big companies and served on corporate boards.”

Posted on Feb 4, 2008 READ MORE


Bush Planted Canned ‘News’ Spots on U.S. Stations

For years, we’ve been hearing about big companies increasingly taking over the American news business, as well as media execs jumping into bed with government higher-ups, but this report about the federal government and major corporations actually producing and planting prepackaged “news” stories in outlets around the country raises the Big Brother threat level to at least Orange.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007 READ MORE


Rather Bites the Hand That Stabbed Him

Some might dismiss Dan Rather’s $70 million lawsuit against CBS as an attempt to repair his legacy, but it is also a much-needed (and knowledgeable) indictment of the danger of corporate media.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007 READ MORE


Cavuto and Frank

Barney Frank Does Battle With Fox’s Cavuto

One thing we love about Rep. Barney Frank is his total unwillingness to allow an interviewer to step on his answer, misrepresent his argument and then slither away. Neil Cavuto practices the dark arts for Fox News in this particular interview, as Frank steadfastly defends his position on exorbitant CEO pay against an avalanche of nasal smugness.

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


Corporate Donations Shift Left

Companies in the insurance, pharmaceuticals and tobacco industries are boosting their share of contributions to Democrats this year, an indication that the traditionally Republican-friendly donors suspect Dems may soon end up holding the reins of power.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


Corporate Wedding
From Ad Age

Couple Signs Advertisers to Sponsor Wedding Day

A marketing-savvy couple has lined up corporate sponsors to help pay for a wedding to be held in a Brooklyn minor league ball park. (Via Salon.)

Posted on Jun 18, 2006 READ MORE


FCC TV
From the Free Press

FCC Probing Fake-News Broadcasts

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of TV stations for running “faux news broadcasts” made by government agencies and corporations. (Via Huff Po.)
Earlier: See the report that kick-started the investigation.

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


Study: Oil Company Profits, Not Crude Prices, Are Pumping Gas Prices

Corporate profiteering—not increased crude oil prices, not ethanol switch-overs—is responsible for recent gas price increases in California, according to an independent watchdog group.
Sounds like Enron all over again.

Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


Wal-Mart Tries to Clean Up Its Image

The retailing giant will try to help small local businesses via grants and in-store radio ads, among other things. The chain has also started carrying organic products and made attempts at being more transparent in its business practices.
Hey, it’s a start…

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


FCC TV
From the Free Press

Report: Corporate Propaganda Has Infiltrated TV News

An expose by the Center for Media and Democracy and Free Press caught 77 local stations passing off advertisements as legitimate news.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


Phaseout of Teflon Is Rare Win Against Chemical Companies

With manufacturers like DuPont pouring millions into campaign coffers, it is any wonder that consumer health often finishes second to corporate profits?

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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