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Bush on His Administration’s (Lack of) Accountability

Asked for clear examples of his “commitment” to accountability, President Bush first cites “Scooter” Libby as someone who has been held accountable (sure, before he got pardoned) and then flies into a tailspin over the presumptive innocence of Alberto “Al” Gonzales, dropping doozies like this along the way: “I haven’t seen Congress say he’s done anything wrong.”

Posted on Aug 9, 2007 READ MORE


Many Net Radio Stations Observe Day of Silence

Because royalties for webcasters have been dramatically increased, many Internet radio sites have proclaimed Tuesday, June 26, a day of silence.  A recent ruling held that starting July 15, Web-based broadcasters must pay triple for royalties. 

Posted on Jun 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Closing the Box on Pandora?

The Internet radio business changed suddenly on April 16, when the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board decided in favor of drastic hikes in the royalty fees that webcasters pay record labels to play their music. Pandora founder Tim Westergren (above) says this ruling could put an end to American internet radio as we know it.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Bush Wants to Gut PBS Funding

The president’s new budget would slash funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 25 percent. CPB is the major financial backer of PBS, and a cut of this size would be certain to cripple the public network’s ability to provide the high-quality television programming it is known for.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007 READ MORE


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Rove Barks at NPR

During a tense interview with NPR, Karl Rove defended his claim that the GOP will hold on to both houses of Congress and accused host Robert Siegel of bias. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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NPR on the NIE

National Public Radio interviews Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and former White House advisor Ron Christie on the significance of the declassified National Intelligence Estimate. (Listen)

Posted on Oct 1, 2006 READ MORE


On the Air

In case you missed them, here are some choice picks from the week in radio.

Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


X-Men 3: The Last Stand

X-Men to World: We Don’t Need Curing

NPR looks at how “mutantism” in the movie “X-Men 3: The Last Stand” functions as a stand-in for all kinds of real-life abnormalities: like homosexuality, dwarfism and deafness, and how some people, like the X-Men, feel that abnormalities don’t need to be “cured.”

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


Reporting in the Red Zone

The American Journalism Review chronicles the perilous conditions under which NPR reporter Deborah Amos and others like her work to get the hardest stories in Iraq—those found outside the Green Zone.

Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


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O’Connor Warns Against ‘Beginnings’ of Dictatorship

“It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings,” former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor told a Georgetown audience, according to an NPR report. (Hat tip: Huff Po)

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


America’s Best Reviewer Lauds Controversial Film

The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan says “Munich” is a movie that demands to be seen as much for its place in the world as for whether it succeeds. He calls it “... the most questioning, provocative film [Spielberg’s] ever made.”

Posted on Dec 23, 2005 READ MORE


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