NPR’s Report on Amazon Is Essentially an Infomercial

The “reality” behind Amazon’s fast delivery time and its record-breaking $1 trillion valuation, and CEO Jeff Bezos’ record-breaking $150 billion personal fortune, isn’t just “forecasting” or smarter robotics or sexier tech, it’s what’s it’s always been: a faceless network of millions of workers—abused, neglected, overworked and underpaid—and environmental externalities the...

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Criminalizing Journalism: Manning, Media and You

Josh Stearns freepresshttp://www.freepress.net/blog/2013/08/01/criminalizing-journalism-manning-media-and-you?akid=4374.9948461.Imiafn&rd=1&t=6 On Tuesday, Bradley Manning was acquitted of “aiding the enemy” for leaking 700,000 classified government documents, including a video of an American airstrike in Baghdad that killed 12 civilians, among them two Reuters journalists. While aiding the enemy was the most serious charge he faced, Manning was still found...

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