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Film

Hypocrisy Abounds Over Harvey Weinstein Case

BLOG – I’ll make this short and sweet, Harvey Weinstein has been a sexual predator for decades and all of Hollywood knew about it and did nothing. What about the heroic and brave New York Times who published the story? They had the goods on Weinstein since 2004 but the story was killed after Harvey […]

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Culture

Elite Media is Propaganda – #FakeNews

By: Todd Smekens BLOG What would the United States look like today if the Elite media in this country was truly independent and held our government actors and industry accountable? Would most Americans be on the same page and have similar beliefs? Why are news agencies like the Washington Post and New York Times writing […]

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Government

The New York Times Serves the Establishment

The New York Times Slimes Most Popular Politician in the U.S. Muncie, Indiana BLOG – The New York Times has been running plentiful ads on social media claiming to be the leader in “hard-hitting” journalism. I suspect the advertising campaign comes from the restructure at Fox News after the death of Roger Ailes, and the […]

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Business Government

‘Truth Be Damned’ – Our Fourth Estate is Dead

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN (BLOG) – The creation of alternative news sites like Muncie Voice was a direct result of appalling media in the United States. Our Fourth Estate, along with journalistic integrity, has vanished in this country and been replaced by corporate owned shills willing to tow the corporate line. Independent journalism couldn’t […]

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Business Culture Government

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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Culture

Bill Moyers: Can Journalism Survive in a Plutocracy?

Bill Moyers: The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy by Bill Moyers This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Photo by Robin Holland. The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the […]

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Business Government

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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Government

Iraq History: When a President & Journalists Get it Wrong

MUNCIE, Indiana – With all the news about the Sunni rebels called ISIS in Iraq, and “War Hawks” appearing on national media outlets beating the same war drums, we thought Hoosiers and Americans deserved a refresher course on the Iraq War propagandizing by former President and Vice President Bush and Cheney, respectively. However, they didn’t […]

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Culture

Three Ages of Journalism

A Closer Look: Three Golden Ages of Journalism? by Paul Steiger, ProPublica This morning, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the University of Kansas’s White School of Journalism and Mass Communications in Lawrence. Here are his remarks. I’m honored to be here in Lawrence for […]

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Government

Russia’s Vladimir Putin: “We Use PR Firms Too”

by Justin Elliott, ProPublica Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed about Syria in the New York Times. The piece was placed by the public-relations giant Ketchum, Buzzfeed reported. On Nov. 16, 2012, we explored how Ketchum placed pro-Russia op-eds in American publications by businesspeople and others without disclosing the role of the Russian government. Ketchum’s latest public filing […]