Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Last Unchecked Power

Sorry to continue my recent media trip here, but this (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/middleeast/28jazeera.html?adxnnl=1&src=un&feedurl=http://json8.nytimes.com/pages/world/middleeast/index.jsonp&adxnnlx=1296230452-/r9lQmVeOOSO0CN7GRWhjw) freaks me out. The article discusses how this week’s popular uprisings in the Middle East are “impossible to imagine” without the shaping of a Pan-Arab narrative on Al-Jazeera.  These … Continue reading

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Even messier…

An addendum to last week’s post.  As the media was increasingly unable to attribute the Tucson massacre to “our vitriolic discourse” due to a complete dearth of evidence, news outlets nevertheless insisted upon devoting significant coverage to the topic of … Continue reading

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The Media is the Mess(age)

In the wake of Jared Loughner’s massacre, the media suddenly discovered a keen interest in rhetoric.  Looking at the use of the word “rhetoric” in the context of the many articles about the shooting suggests that the mass media doesn’t … Continue reading

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