Curtain Raiser

Wes is always paying attention to the things many of us can’t see. It’s not ALL our fault though. It’s mainly the fault of our corporate media, for controlling the “news”. Brush past the fear and the fluff, and you should be able to find the real stuff! — YUR


Their Words, Our World, Colltalers

Another December, another end-of-the-year balance of the risks of news reporting around the globe. Spoiler’s alert: bringing the world to your doorstep has cost many reporters their freedom, at a price often paid with their own lives.
We’re not talking about those killed in one of the many ongoing wars. Or places where a free press is not a priority. Among the 20 deadliest countries of 2015, the Committee to Protect Journalists report names France, Brazil, and the U.S.
We’ll get back to that, but let’s first throw the spotlight on this month for two reasons: the 11th anniversary of Gary Webb’s strange death; and Donald Trump’s use of a Vladimir Putin’s endorsement to dismiss killing journalists as a serious crime.
There’s much to unpack here. To start, we’re weary of claims in defense of journalists coming from a politically right-wing TV pundit, even if…

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1 Response to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 Ken December 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Where’s today’s answer? 12-23-15. I depend on the spoiler to avoid a stroke.

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