Friday, December 17, 2010

Secret Documents Aren't -- How Wiki-Leaks Opens Up the Can of Worms that Journalism Has Failed US (the globe)

Time Magazine, not a bastion of smart news, or decent coverage of serious topics, but still, a "national" magazine, couldn't even get the readers' poll right -- overwhelmingly, they -- readers -- voted for Wiki-Leaks Julian Assange to be "man/person of the year." Instead, who got that title?

"Time Magazine readers chose Julian Assange as Person of the Year. Hands down. But Time's editors preferred to go with the safer choice: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The loser in this contest is Time Magazine. Hands down."

Finally, what about that FOX News and climate change? Uncle Joe and Granny Hilda know all that they need to know about Obama's birthplace, climate change and Assange's role in freeing them of their chains.

Democracy Now's Dec.16, 2010 headlines:

Fox News Ordered Reporters to Question Climate Change Data

The right-wing network Fox News is under scrutiny over newly disclosed directives to its on-air reporters. The group Media Matters has released a leaked memo showing a top Fox News editor ordered journalists to always state that climate change data has been called into question when discussing the topic. The directive originated during the U.N. Climate Change Conference talks last year in Copenhagen when a Fox News correspondent reported the U.N.’s data that the last decade was the warmest on record. Minutes later, Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon sent out a memo questioning the "veracity of climate change data" and ordering correspondents to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question." The revelation follows disclosure of another memo ordering Fox News reporters to avoid use of the term "public option" in favor of "government option" when discussing healthcare. The directive echoed advice from a Republican pollster on ways to sway public opinion against healthcare reform. The news comes on the heels of a poll from the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland showing that Fox News viewers are more misinformed on key issues than audiences of other news sources. Over 60 percent of Fox News viewers believe President Obama either was not or may not have been born in the United States.

Watch the Swedish documentary of Wiki-Leaks before it too is scrubbed from the Internet:

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