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Community Culture

Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS –  I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary writes for the Guardian UK, and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him long to pick up on the […]

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Government

Muncie in the International Spotlight

The Guardian’s Gary Younge Writing Middletown Series By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – For those who don’t know yet, one of the Guardian UK’s brightest journalist, Gary Younge, has been in Muncie writing a series of articles about “Middletown USA”. Gary reached out to me in the beginning of the Summer to let me know […]

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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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Government

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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Business 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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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

Glenn Greenwald; The Myth of a Free Press; and Truth

MUNCIE, INDIANA – As most of you know, we are a harsh critic of the corporate owned media in this country mainly because they’ve neglected their duties given to them by our Constitutional framework. They are actually whining about the decline of the industry when they are the ones who have brought it upon themselves […]

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Government

NSA Snooping Black Hole of Information

The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But […]

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Government

US Intelligence Community Accessing Many Records

US secretly mining data from web giants: report (via AFP) US intelligence agencies are accessing the servers of nine Internet giants as part of a secret data mining program likely to fuel fresh debate about government surveillance, it was reported Thursday. The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI had […]