While I’m also sad that the Kamloops Daily News is closing, I think Warren Kinsella is over-simplifying a few things [see below] with respect to how the media climate will be affected by the closing of this for-profit business, earning shareholder value by producing mass media content, while sometimes allowing its corporate revenue-generating employees to […]
Turning points. Here are two graphs that show a changing tide. I have already written about trust in corporate media tanking. Now we can see a turned tide in pot use. And in Canada prostitution is no longer illegal. We are either entering a time of abject moral decay, or a shift away from uptightness.
Corporate news media is not on our side. It is on the side of stoking fear, cynically eroding possibilities of a better, more robust democracy, and scaring us into obedience to corporations and government through sensational stories that undermine our happiness. But we can fix this. And it’s not hard.
It’s Monday. Have you contributed positively to a young girl’s self esteem yet today? If not, here is some inspiration and a place to get better resourced!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Hockey Night in Canada, privatization version! Yes, the CBC is now in a privatization scheme called a public-private partnership [see below] to continue its mission to dump the most culturally significant media brand in Canadian history: Hockey Night in Canada.
Once in a while, but not frequently, someone does something in the media that helps me understand that there is still integrity in journalism. At least in some places. Once upon a time, I wrote about Paris Hilton’s post-incarceration image make-over. Sure, that was 6 years ago. And I honestly hadn’t tracked her to see […]
September 12, 2013 PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is thankfully becoming less stigmatized due to increased awareness, but like most mental health issues, there stigma that prevents open discussion about mental health is profound. But I recall 2-3 decades ago it was far worse. There are a few PTSD events that have come up recently […]
I have no words, at least I thought I didn’t. It’s bad enough that men rape women, then modern culture shames women for wearing anything but a burlap sack. I do not condone rape or sexual assault, but I think the male teens often so accused are not wholly to blame. via Exhibitionist modern culture […]
Almost a year ago, and before the last US presidential election, Gallup determined that there has been a stunning decline in citizens’ trust of the media [see below]. It crossed over from mostly trust to not so much trust around 2004-2005. If you recall, the US imperialist invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and […]
Every attempt we made to start a serious debate was met with responses such as “feminism and rape are both ridiculously tiring”. via What happened when I started a feminist society at school | Education | theguardian.com. For all the sons and daughters that you know and love, read this story. Not understanding what 21st […]