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Our Fourth Estate (Media) is Propaganda

Press freedom is not embraced by our media In my last article discussing our flawed democracy, I mentioned I’d be taking a further look at what is happening in this country. I’ve written numerous articles about our media over the years and almost always refer to the media study conducted by our foremost intellectual, Noam […]

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Media Echo Chambers Double Down on RussiaGate

How Do You Like Your RussiaGate? By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – Somewhere between two parallel universes lies the truth but I’m not sure Americans want the truth. If social media tests are valid and sociological studies have credibility, we are sorting ourselves out by developing echo chambers or constant feedback loops where similar […]

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Notre Dame Journalist Says IndyStar Lacks Moral Compass

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – It’s rare we get to read an article containing muckraking against Gannett by a former employee, yet still a journalist with a reputable organization. If you want to maintain a job within your profession, it’s best if you don’t bash one of the largest publishers in the country. However, when you […]

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Middletown Manifesto – Indiana’s Connection to the Big Lie

MUNCIE, Indiana – We chose to work within the already established “Middletown” theme for Muncie Voice because our small Indiana community is a microcosm of the struggling working class, or a casualty of the post-manufacturing industry consolidation which moved overseas during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 90’s. Muncie never recovered because […]

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Glenn Greenwald: American Press is Neutered & Impotent

Glenn Greenwald Counters Criticism of His New Book on Democracy Now MUNCIE, Indiana –NEWS Next month, Muncie Voice will begin communicating to readers by hosting Indiana Talks, a 24/7/365 streaming internet radio station featuring predominantly Indiana talk radio personalities with a mix of nationally syndicated shows like Democracy Now!, The Ed Schultz Show, The Leslie […]

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The Mass Surveillance State featured in Munk Debates

MUNCIE, Indiana –(NEWS) Every year, Canada’s Munk debates feature high-level, high-profile debates on burning policy issues. This year, they debated the mass surveillance state, and the participants were Glenn Greenwald and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on the anti-surveillance side (Con) and former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on […]

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Ukraine: When Oligarchs Involve Themselves in International Politics

Ukraine Yet Another Example of Oligarchs Meddling in International Politics MUNCIE, Indiana – For those gathering news and information from television or newspaper, you’re missing out on being informed by truth seekers versus script writers. Here is a hint – we now have more power and control over our lives than ever before in history […]

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United Kingdom Uses Terrorism Laws to Shakedown Journalists

Muncie, IN – We’re reaching the point now where both corporations and governments have more rights than the individual. Senator Bernie Sanders recently said that Congress literally asks Wall Street permission to regulate it, and TPP trade agreement is a secretive trade pact our so-called “progressive” president is trying to approve for global corporations giving […]

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Culture

Why Journalism Will be Redefined in 2014

Muncie, Indiana – There has been much written about the National Security Agency (NSA) and the documents obtained by Edward Snowden as a contract employee for the federal government. A simple Google search will show many opinions about Mr. Snowden – opportunist or hero. We urge you to do a search for a different reason […]

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Western Media Complicit With Government Lies – Implications

Western Media Complicit With Government Lies – Implications Muncie, Indiana – While many Americans shrug off revelations the NSA is spying on us under the orders of our federal government, mainly by rationalizing, “They’re searching for terrorists, and since I’m not a terrorist, why should I be concerned”. Unfortunately, this stance is letting the trees […]