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Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans. There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press.

Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans

Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship - the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded. It is ironic that in the era of 24-hour cable news networks and "reality" programming, the news-to-fluff ratio and overall veracity of information has declined precipitously. Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter.

My curiosity about this question compelled me to sit down and document the most oft-used methods by which willful ignorance has been turned into dogma by Fox News and other propagandists disguised as media. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Press Freedom Online. Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music.  Be the change you wish to see in this world. Les Bobards d'Or – à Paris le 20 mars 2012. Conspiracy Watch / Observatoire du conspirationnisme. Ness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) Your Guide to Good Journalism.

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America. 11. The Media Can Legally Lie. CMW REPORT, Spring 2003 Title: “Court Ruled That Media Can Legally Lie” Author: Liane Casten ORGANIC CONSUMER ASSOCIATION, March 7, 2004 Title: “Florida Appeals Court Orders Akre-Wilson Must Pay Trial Costs for $24.3 Billion Fox Television; Couple Warns Journalists of Danger to Free Speech, Whistle Blower Protection” Author: Al Krebs Faculty Evaluator: Liz Burch, Ph.D.

11. The Media Can Legally Lie

Student Researcher: Sara Brunner In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Error Iceberg. Reuters Photo Fraud. The Reuters Photo Scandal A Taxonomy of Fraud A comprehensive overview of the four types of photo fraud committed by Reuters, August, 2006 The recent discovery that the Reuters news agency released a digitally manipulated photograph as an authentic image of the bombing in Beirut has drawn attention to the important topic of bias in the media.

Reuters Photo Fraud

But lost in the frenzy over one particular image is an even more devastating fact: that over the last week Reuters has been caught red-handed in an astonishing variety of journalistic frauds in the photo coverage of the war in Lebanon. Internet-Manifesto. Index on Censorship. Reporters sans frontières. Media reform through education, organizing and advocacy. Center for Media and Democracy. Media Standards Trust. Columbia Journalism Review. Columbia Journalism Review.

Media Reform Information Center. L’Observatoire des médias. Observatoire des Journalistes et de l'Information Médiatique. « Le Monde diplomatique » disparaît… Classement des aides à la presse. [Observatoire français des médias] Aides à la presse : les 200 titres les plus aidés. Aides à la presse en France. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Aides à la presse en France

Le système des aides à la presse en France, inventé par Pierre Laval en 1942[1], a été progressivement mis en place pour tenter de favoriser un certain pluralisme du paysage médiatique, donnant ses chances aux nouveaux titres et un choix réel aux lecteurs. Le dispositif général des aides publiques à la presse a débuté il y a plus de 200 ans, contribuant à l'histoire de la presse écrite. La plus importante en volume comme en diversité est l’aide postale, qui remonte à la période de la Révolution française. D’autres mesures s’y sont progressivement ajoutées pour encourager la diffusion, la défense du pluralisme, et plus récemment la diversification vers la production multimédia des entreprises de presse.

Is this plagiarism? A new web extension can help answer that question. Suspicious about the origins of an article you’re reading online?

Is this plagiarism? A new web extension can help answer that question

A new browser extension and website, Churnalism U.S., claims to help detect plagiarism by comparing web content to Wikipedia and a database of press releases. Churnalism was built by the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that aims to make government more transparent and accountable, and Media Standards Trust, a U.K. -based nonprofit that advocates for transparency in news. The organizations previously created a U.K. version of Churnalism that compares web content to articles from the U.K. national press and the BBC. “Here at Sunlight, we’re increasingly interested in tracking not just the flow of money in politics, but the flow of ideas, whether in legislation or floor speeches or news articles,” Sunlight Labs director Tom Lee said in a statement. Churnalism U.S. is available as a web extension for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, or users can simply paste a URL into a website.

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