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Government

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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Culture Government

Censorship and Propaganda Rules America

Censorship by the government with their corporate partners isn’t the only problem the past several years. People don’t trust the media and for a good reason. The trust in media dropped below 20% years ago, and I expect it only to get worse as will our confidence in government – local, state and federal. Both […]

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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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Community

Racism + Ignorance = Manipulation Politics

By: Todd Smekens Politicians Manipulate Instead of Truth Telling Hate and racism aren’t separate¬†issues from politics. I’ve written about this often and yet, even today, I’m still dismissed as “too political”. That’s funny when you consider how much Indiana loves its hate and also loves electing Republican lawmakers. Are they really connected? Inextricably. The Chicago […]

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Business Government

Jack Ma: America has Wasted its Wealth

Written 1/25/17 by:¬†Todd Smekens This short and sweet message from founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, cuts through many issues facing the United States, and solves a few riddles as well. I’ve been writing on this blog for over six years – researching media, economics and politics. As many presidents have mentioned and Albert Einstein pointed […]

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Government

Gannett Upset Over Pence’s State Run News Service

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – It’s not every day we get to look upon our friends at Gannett News media to publish a piece which helps prove our point, but today was one of those days. Governor Mike Pence’s communication’s office let slip that they are starting a state-run news service, funded by taxpayers, called “JustIN”. […]

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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 […]