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(2015/07/17) We are being failed in so many ways (Media)

July 17, 201572 min
Edition #939
Today we take a look at a variety of ways the media fails us, from the use of fear tactics and stereotyping to their completely credulous regurgitation of government press releases and all around insider mindset that can never challenge the conventional wisdom
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:39 Ch. 2: Act 1: 7 Totally False Panics Created By The Media - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 04-11-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: The Shine - Jahzzar
00:06:16 Ch. 4: Act 2: Snowden Smear Piece Sums Up Journalism's Sad State - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-18-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Portland (Demo) - RENMINBI

00:12:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: US: NSA Surveillance Restricts Press Freedom - HumanRightsWatch (@hrw) - Air Date: 07-28-14
Ch. 7: Song 3: Dart - Stray Dogg

00:17:01 Ch. 8: Act 4: MSNBC launches NBCBLK - This week in blackness (@TWiBnation) - Air Date: 1-19-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: perro - Digi G'Alessio

00:25:49 Ch. 10: Act 5: Why Charleston Shooter Isn't Being Called A Terrorist- White Riots vs Black Protests - @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 6-16-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Cospiratore - Old Splendifolia

00:28:43 Ch. 12: Act 6: Is MSNBC Dying? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-03-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: This is based upon a true story - plusplus

00:33:51 Ch. 14: Act 7: How the Delusional Mainstream Media Dismisses Bernie Sanders - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 05-28-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: Black Eyed Susan - Podington Bear

00:43:27 Ch. 16: Act 8: The blending of content and advertising - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 12-12-14
Ch. 17: Song 8: Horfid (Live @ KEXP) - Lay Low

00:45:56 Ch. 18: Act 9: HUGE: 22 Towns Will Build Their Own Gigabit Internet Service - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-07-15
Ch. 19: Song 9: Greek Tragedy - plusplus

00:49:51 Ch. 20: Act 10: Chuck Todd Slips & Tells Lewis Black EXACTLY Why The Media Sucks - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-03-15

Voicemails
00:54:11 Ch. 21: Learning to apologize - Anthony from Indiana
00:57:51 Ch. 22: Happiness through veganism - Nick
01:04:27 Ch. 22: Overcoming the idea of living up to ideals and practicing appreciation - Vicki from Oregon
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:48 Ch. 23: Final comments on the relationship between happiness and politics
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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