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The Revolution is Near

Joe Dan Gorman lambastes our free-spending administration and  spiraling national debt, and the abject silence of our lamestream media in this version of Intellectual Froglegs titled “The Revolultion Will Not Be Televised.”  Gorman urges us to look at the numbers. “Since 2007, since these Democrat free spenders took control of our finances, they’ve doubled our debt, they don’t have a budget and now what they’re saying is, ‘We don’t need a budget. We just need you to raise the limit on our credit  cards. And the broadcast news media–the Obama media–they parrot whatever this Marxist community organizer says.” Hear Joe Dan’s take on the entire mess, plus some other golden nuggets.

The Decline of Newspapers

How much has print declined in America? What are the most significant factors behind the sale of The Washington Post, Newsweek and The Boston Globe? What publications are people still reading in both print and digital form? The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

Conservative When Convenient

So is a little Communism a good thing? It must be, judging from the number of conservatives who watch and support the mainstream media. Joe Dan Gorman opines in this edition of Intellectual Froglegs.

Public Distrusts Journalists

A new Q poll shows journalists are less popular than Congressmen. “No surprise there,” says Jodi Miller. “These days members of Congress aren’t nearly as partisan as journalists.” She also touches on Raul Castro transferring power in Cuba and Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN in this edition of NewsBusted.

 

Liberal Tyrants

Joe Dan Gorman asks what’s worse — the liberal tyrants trying to dismantle American freedoms or the spineless conservatives refusing to stand up to the onslaught? In this edition of Intellectual Froglegs, Joe Dan also takes the mainstream media to task, challenging his viewers to name one true conservative that the press hasn’t attacked.

 

Turkish Journalists Silenced

According to the Turkish Journalists Union, at least 22 journalists have reportedly been fired and another 37 forced to quit over their coverage of the recent anti-government protests. They started in late May with a small group of environmentalists staging a protest against a proposed commercial development in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, and grew into nationwide demonstrations in which thousands expressed anti-government sentiments. The protests in Istanbul were met with tear gas and water cannons. The news comes as an Istanbul court unanimously overturned a lower court’s stay of order ruling on the planned shopping mall development, allowing the demolition of the green space to resume.

Newspaper Censorship

In May 2013, John Rosemond—America’s longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky’s psychologist licensing board believe that John’s column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the “unlicensed practice of psychology” in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky’s crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice.

Satanic Obamacare Delays

The Obama Administration has delayed imposing the employer mandates in Obamacare until after the mid-term 2014 election. The move “could be described, if Obama were a Republican, as killing millions of poor people,” says Jodi Miller. In this edition of NewsBusted, she also addresses the sundry and satanic implications of Morsi’s ouster in Egypt, football star Aaron Hernandez’s arrest on murder charges and Wendy Davis’ abortion filibuster in Texas.

 

State of the “Newsroom”

The second season of HBO’s The Newsroom premieres on Sunday, and if it’s anything like the first season, the scathing commentary on the state of journalism today will be unrelenting and painful. Reason.TV’s Tracy Oppenheimer recounts five reasons why The Newsroom is an insult to journalism.

 

Spain’s Grisly Crime Reporting

It was just the next morning after the murder of volleyball star Ingrid Visser when the local Spanish newspaper La Verdad was able to publish an extremely detailed report about the find. So just where did this information come from? “That’s a million euro question that I will never answer”, retorts crime reporter Ricardo Fernandez. The Spanish press and police have a notoriously close relationship. The lawyer of the main suspect claims that his client has already been convicted in the court of public opinion, and that a fair trial is now impossible. In Holland relatives of Visser have been horrified by the intimate revelations about the case. Yet Fernandez remains defiant: “I have to protect my interests. And my interests are to inform society.”

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