The shadowy war on the press: How the rich silence journalists

The shadowy war on the press: How the rich silence journalists

By Damaris Colhoun WHEN GAWKER MEDIA WAS SENTENCED to pay Hulk Hogan $140 million in damages for publishing his sex tape, it was seen as a victory over snarky New York media. Now, with the revelation that the lawsuit was secretly bankrolled by Silicon Valley Billionaire Peter Thiel in retaliation for an article that outed him as gay, the case has become a symbol of something else: a shadowy war on the press that’s being waged by wealthy individuals and…

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The Democrats are Making a Suicidal Mistake

The Democrats are Making a Suicidal Mistake

The Democrats are Making a Suicidal Mistake As a report undermines her statements about the email server, and polls show Trump drawing even, the Clinton campaign is quickly becoming a disaster. by NATHAN J. ROBINSON   Somewhat predictably, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has become a sinking ship. All of the lessons that should have been learned after her 2008 run failed so badly (that voters’ trust in her diminishes with each word she speaks, that her campaigns are woefully poorly…

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Mainstream Media Ignores Sanders’ Massive California Rally

Mainstream Media Ignores Sanders’ Massive California Rally

Mainstream Media Ignores Sanders’ Massive California Rally More than 15,000 supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gathered in Sacramento’s Bonney Field stadium in California as part of an event organized by the senator’s campaign ahead of the major primary in the state next month. While the event was not covered by mainstream media, photos of the rally shared on social media websites by supporters showed a major turnout that seems as a testimony…

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

The Revolution Will Be Digitized

‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out of Shadows Anonymous whistleblower says “Panama Papers are, if nothing else, a glaring symptom of our society’s progressively diseased and decaying moral fabric.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer, Common Dreams The anonymous source behind the Panama Papers stepped out of the shadows on Friday to offer justification for what has been called the biggest leak in history. The whistleblower’s gender and name remain secret, as does their occupation….

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