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Sinclair Group Forces All Its Local TV Anchors To Denounce “Fake News,” In Support Of Trump Agenda.

From TPM: The conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group owns more television stations than any other broadcaster in the U.S.  That ownership means it can dominate and set the agenda for local news channels seen by millions of people, every day, across...

The open internet is one of the few things standing between us and Trump’s authoritarian rule

Victor Pickard, associate professor of communication at the University Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School, talked with Jacobin's Meagan Day recently about the threat to the internet posed by the Federal Communication Commission's looming decision to do...

Repub Sen. Ben Sasse Says Trump Can’t Censor News He Doesn’t Like, Truth War Explodes At Fox

Republican Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse recently confronted Donald Trump for attacking the First Amendment. Social media reviews were mixed, the worst accusing Sasse of grandstanding, the most positive begging him to say and do more. Then...

Donald Trump goes full fascist, directly threatens media that criticizes him

Donald Trump has moved from incessantly whining about media coverage that is critical of him and his administration, to directly threatening to use the power of the federal government to shut it—and the First Amendment—down. Welcome to the...

Trump returns from Vegas, gets back to attacking the free press

Donald Trump made it through his visit to Las Vegas without apparently throwing paper towels at anyone or telling shooting victims to “have a good time.” But on Thursday his mind has already turned back to his favorite subject. On Wednesday, Trump...

DOJ obtains warrants on Facebook for personal information of anti-Trump protestors

This, right here, is what Autocratic neo-Fascism looks like. A civil rights group has launched a bid to prevent White House lawyers from obtaining private data of possibly thousands of Facebook users via search warrants linked to anti-Trump...

“It really feels like a matter of time, frankly, before someone gets hurt.”

This has gone on long enough: Throughout the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump would frequently turn the attention of rallygoers to the areas containing journalists, who would then be greeted with obscenities and taunts. Journalists are...

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Three cops accused of aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin won't stand trial until 2022

Three former Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting their peer in the death of George Floyd had their...
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Veterans groups urge Biden admin to evacuate thousands of Afghans who aided U.S. military

Afghans who assisted the U.S. military are urgently calling on the Biden administration to safely evacuate them before U.S. military forces...

Reaching a pandemic milestone

NY Times: Vaccinated Americans now may go without masks in most places, the C.D.C. said. The advice from the Centers for...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

We have to guard against the victors and monied...
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