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Veteran Journalist Slams MSNBC

Does MSNBC = FOX News? One of the roles of Muncie Voice has been a media critic which began with our local Gannett owned newspaper, The StarPress. It quickly expanded to the IndyStar, another Gannett owned newspaper and then on to national and international news. Needless to say, there are very good reasons only 15% […]

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Applauding Syria Withdrawal

Honesty and politics rarely go together. It doesn’t have to be that way, but Americans have been enculturated into believing liars and then acting disappointed when we later found out they lied to us. This is repeated ad infinitum. Case in point, withdrawing troops from Syria. Who honestly thought we were involved militarily in Syria […]

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Culture Government

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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Veteran IC Officials Dismiss Russian Hacking

VIPS Dismisses Russian Hacking Story By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN BLOG -When I read the latest article from Consortium News by veteran IC professionals (VIPS) dismissing the Russian hacking story, I found the timing more than ironic. The reason I haven’t posted in a week is I’ve been researching the power imbalances in our country and […]

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Culture Government

2016 Presidential Election Was a Grand Production

Muncie, IN  – In the future, historians will look back on the 2016 presidential election and say, “That must have been one of the worst years to be an American.”, or “The 2016 presidential election was the beginning of the end for American democracy.” Actually, there are many people nationally already saying it for historians. […]

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Culture Government

Mike Pence is Deeply Damaged Following RFRA

More than Seven in Ten Hoosiers Think Mike Pence Fight over RFRA Damaged Indiana Economy; Pence is Tied with Democrat John Gregg in Rematch WASHINGTON PRESS RELEASE– Governor Mike Pence finds himself deeply damaged following the fight over Indiana’s “religious refusal” bill that put LGBT Hoosiers at risk for discrimination, according to a brand new […]

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Business Government

Media & FCC: Misinformation Should Come With a Label

MUNCIE, IN – We’ve demanded it on food. We had to demand that it stop during children’s shows. We had to demand it be changed in school cafeterias. We had to demand that it stop being done by Congress. In our Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer Beware – world, monied interests get to sell […]

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Business Government

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 […]

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Government

Crony Capitalism is Undermining This Nation

(photo courtesy of takomabibelot/Flickr) The question is, “Have you had enough of crony capitalism and all the usual players receiving the usual breaks?” While the Tea Party across the country chants, “No more taxes!” and force their 2010 conservative right-wing ideologues to take a stand for “American Patriotism” to eliminate the evil public unions who […]

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Culture

Maddow & Letterman – A Lingering Presence

It was a great experience for Ball State students to have Rachel Maddow and David Letterman in Muncie, Indiana on Friday, December 2nd to tape her nationally viewed MSNBC show. We heard one of the best jabs from Mr. Letterman was when he made reference to the UC Davis security guard who pepper-sprayed the Occupy […]