Don’t worry y’all, Jared Leto is here!

Don’t worry y’all, Jared Leto is here!

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The BBC has been accused of yielding to political pressure since the last election and allowing a right-wing bias to emerge in its journalism.

The serious criticism by a distinguished media professor suggests that the BBC has compromised its impartiality by depending too heavily on sources from business, the media, law and order and politics.

Professor Justin Lewis, Dean of Research at Cardiff University and an experienced analyst of the BBC’s output, suggested that the BBC Trust had “played down” the findings, which were presented to the governing body last year.

Notice it’s called an accusation, even though it’s backed up by actual evidence and reports.

So many media lies around Mark Duggan. It’s been such a shameful time for the UK :X
Justice4Mark is the official campaign tumblr.

So many media lies around Mark Duggan. It’s been such a shameful time for the UK :X

Justice4Mark is the official campaign tumblr.

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Not sure why the fuck they showed Jobbik promo as part of the promotion, or say “they enjoy putting on a good show” to describe fascist parades. or ask them to rationalise where their racism comes from.

If this piece had been just the interviews, with the challenge to the obvious racist and fascist lies that they got from the Roma interview, fine.

but I don’t think any news outlet should take it as read that antisemitism will be interpreted as ‘bad’ when it’s put forward without challenge like it was at the start, or that they’re supposedly anti-elite critiques will be read as nonsense.

ugh.

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Archaeology, architecture, art, biographies, diaries, documentations of ethnic cleansing, media analysis, life under apartheid, BDS analysis, poetry… so many books!

Radio, TV and newspapers perpetuate problematic ideas about sex and relationships, rather than anything evidence-based.
Because of this, some sex researchers made a bingo card for the worst common messages! They’ve even made a list of explanations about why these messages, or kinds of information, are a problem, what impact they can have on people, and how media might report these things in better ways.
So many swoonz!

Radio, TV and newspapers perpetuate problematic ideas about sex and relationships, rather than anything evidence-based.

Because of this, some sex researchers made a bingo card for the worst common messages! They’ve even made a list of explanations about why these messages, or kinds of information, are a problem, what impact they can have on people, and how media might report these things in better ways.

So many swoonz!

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How would the US media report on the government shutdown if it were happening in another country?

The typical signs of state failure aren’t evident on the streets of this sleepy capital city. Beret-wearing colonels have not yet taken to the airwaves to declare martial law. Money-changers are not yet buying stacks of useless greenbacks on the street.

The current rebellion has been led by Sen. Ted Cruz, a young fundamentalist lawmaker from the restive Texas region, known in the past as a hotbed of separatist activity.

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The first installment of “If It Happened There,” a regular feature in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries.

this is amazing.

Infographic: Peace? What Peace? Israel’s ceaseless attacks on Palestinian people and property (1 Aug – 23 Sept 2013)
In the past week, two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
These attacks have made the news worldwide. You would be mistaken to assume that this reflected any proportion.
Israel is, and always has been, the main aggressor in its occupation of Palestine.

Infographic: Peace? What Peace? Israel’s ceaseless attacks on Palestinian people and property (1 Aug – 23 Sept 2013)

In the past week, two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

These attacks have made the news worldwide. You would be mistaken to assume that this reflected any proportion.

Israel is, and always has been, the main aggressor in its occupation of Palestine.

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It’s “common knowledge” in the UK (i.e. the opinion of right-wing rags) that the Beeb has a left-wing bias. But how true is it?

Mike Berry, an academic specialising in media framing, took a look at the actual data with some colleagues. Here’s what he discovered:

  • Political parties get to set the agenda for most debates e.g. immigration, the EU, religion.
  • Conservatives received a lot more air time than Labour.
  • Euroscepticism dominated any Europe discussion.
  • Business bosses get to frame debates, with input from labour (e.g. union bosses) rare.
  • City and finance sources got to decide how the financial crisis was discussed.

i.e. the BBC tends to reproduce a Conservative, Eurosceptic, pro-business version of the world, not a left-wing, anti-business agenda.