Kristina Borjesson on the state of investigative reporting

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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
27 November 2009

Kristina Borjesson relates her experiences and provides analysis of the current state of investigative and enterprise journalism in the US. She discusses the drastic decline in true investigative journalism, the role of the internet and the globalization of reporting, and the clashing of the two cultures: traditional media & independent reporters. Ms. Borjesson presents shocking real life examples illustrating behind the scene realities and pressures involved in Network TV, including HDNet and Dan Rather, and others. She talks about government and ownership pressures, and how these pressures successfully shape presented news, the two significant missing ingredients in news reporting today, and more!

Internationally acclaimed for her work, Kristina Borjesson has produced for major American and European television networks and published two groundbreaking books on the problems of the U.S. press: Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press & Feet to the Fire: the Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak out. Her awards include an Emmy and Murrow Award in TV, and the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse award for Media Criticism and two Independent Publishers Awards for her books.

Here is our guest Kristina Borjesson unplugged!

On the Supposed “Silence” of the Anti-war Movement by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
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November 27, 2009

End the Endless Wars!

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We are not silent.

We have never been silent.

Our outrage, far from silent, continues.

That the corporate/warmonger media refuse to report the full extent of our protests, phone calls, Congressional visits, letters, emails, postcards, vigils, marches, demonstrations, civil disobedience, and fasts does NOT mean these acts of resistance have not taken place; only that they have been conveniently ignored by the ruling class’s main propaganda institution.  If a protest takes place but is not reported, does that mean it didn’t happen? Continue reading

Keiser on ‘Tsunami alert’: Dubai debt crisis awakes storm?

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RussiaToday
November 27, 2009

Fresh fears over the size of Dubai’s debt have sent shock waves through international markets, with major stocks and oil prices falling sharply. Dubai World, the country’s largest conglomerate, wants to suspend payment on its sixty billion dollar debts until next May at the earliest. RT’s financial contributor Max Keiser says the World is entering the Phase Two of the global economic crisis.

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‘Yes We Can’. ‘No We Won’t!’ By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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27 November 2009

“It was amusing to read that a well-dressed Virginia couple, husband with a tux, blonde wife in a Sari managed to infiltrate the White House State Dinner, presumably an institution known for the highest of security. Red faced secret service officials muttered something about a security post that did not follow procedures. They hoaxed their way in.

“Oh, how could we be human without human errors? To add insult to injury, Joe Biden had his picture taken with the party crashers. All Smiles. Who knew?

“But a more insidious infiltration may have occurred and is still largely unaccounted for. Could there be an imposter in the oval office? In a scene out of the movie “ALIEN,” Barack Obama’s evil “Mini-Me” seems to have infiltrated the body and brain of the 44th President turning a Yes We Can candidate into the No We Won’t President.” — “Infiltrating” the Oval Office, an “Alien” Obama?, The News Dissector, 27 November, 2009

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The Iraq War ‘Inquiry’: ‘Revelations’? What revelations? By William Bowles

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By William Bowles
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27 November 2009

“We spent a long time at dinner on IRAQ. It is clear that Bush is grateful for your support and has registered that you are getting flak. I said that you would not budge in your support for regime change but you had to manage a press, a Parliament and a public opinion that was very different than anything in the States. And you would not budge either in your insistence that, if we need pursued regime change, it must be very carefully done and produce the right result. Failure was not an option.” – David Manning (Blair’s policy advisor).[1]

I read with amazement the ‘revelations’ concerning war criminal Tony Blair’s visit to Camp Crawford in March 2002 where Bush/Blair decided that ‘regime change’ was the order of the day. But there’s nothing new about these ‘revelations’, indeed I and many others reported this meeting literally years ago.

“The start date for the military campaign was now pencilled in for 10 March [2003]. This was when the bombing would begin.” — George Bush

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Ralph Nader on Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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by Cindy Sheehan
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Nov. 27, 2009

This week’s Soapbox has a super-special guest, so we are starting to air it at a super-special time.

Friday is what we consumers here in America call “Black Friday” (I don’t know why, maybe it’s because people get trampled fighting each other for cheap consumer crap), but we at the Soapbox want to brighten up that day a little, and we are airing the show on Friday at noon! Continue reading

You Get What you Vote For! by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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Nov. 27, 2009

The so-called anti-war movement currently finds itself in somewhat of a quagmire: What to do when the man you raised money for, volunteered for, and yes, even voted for, actually fulfills one of his most repulsive campaign promises?

First of all, I never understood why, or how, peace people could support someone who voted to pay for the wars while he was a Senator and was quite clear on the fact that he would increase violence in Afghanistan and perform a slow, painful and very incomplete withdrawal from Iraq. Principles that were proclaimed so loudly while Bush was president get shoved aside and buried now that a Democrat is president and how do you get your principles back from the dung-pile of selling out?

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Condition: Critical: Drawing the War by Child Soldiers

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November 27, 2009

Watch the all too common story of a child, forced to become a soldier and see the pictures he has drawn of his experiences now he is free. Then go to http://www.condition-critical.org to leave a message of support for him and all the children like him who have been forced to grow up in the most horrific way. MSF will take a selection of these messages to Congo (DRC) as a show of support and solidarity.

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Condition: Critical: Bahati’s story

Condition: Critical: Francoise’s Story + Mishoka’s story

from the archives:

Voices of the youth of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Survive, Express, Fight

Condition: Critical – Voices from the war in eastern Congo

Crisis in Congo

Keiser Report №2: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

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RussiaToday
November 26, 2009

Keiser Report is a no holds barred look at the shocking scandals behind the global financial headlines. From the collusion between Wall Street and Capitol Hill to the latest banking crime wave, from bogus government economic statistics to rigged stock markets, nothing escapes the eye of Max Keiser, a former stockbroker, inventor of the virtual specialist technology and co-founder of the Hollywood Stock Exchange. With the help of Keiser’s co-host, Stacy Herbert, and guests from around the world, Keiser Report tells you what is really going on in the global economy.

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The Time of Jacob’s Trouble by Art Katz

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Art Katz Ministries

Drawing on the prophetic scriptures, Art brings to the church a framework of understanding of what it will take for present-day Jacob to become the Israel of God.

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