Friday, February 26, 2010

UNITY's Journalists of Color Survey: Mainstream Media Sucks, Obama Hasn't Helped

Surprised? Fox isn't trusted by journalists and other media folks who are black, Latino, Asians, CNN listed as most trusted. NPR scores high for accurate and helpful stories re: minorities, cable news networks and blogs (individual or multi-contributor) score the lowest.

Solution: diversity of views and experiences in newsrooms, production, among editors, etc.; corporate bean counters and "entertainment" model of journalism is undercutting this.

See more here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Finally, a real Tea Party-Birther recruiting poster...

Perfect. Got the bumpkinesque quality (pitchfork)...the beautify tagline: Fear your neighbor. I love it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Austin plane bomber: Unless you're a Muslim, you're not a terrorist?

Check the tone of our all news radio station in DC, WTOP--which relies on Fox News for many feeds--regarding the bastard who flew a plane into a building in Austin, Texas. Read here.

So if his skin was darker and his name was Mustafa, it wouldn't be a "grudge" and "pressure"--it'd be terrorism? What a bunch of two faced bullshit. This guy was a lunatic and terrorist. Luckily no one was killed other than his crazy ass.
I wonder if they mention this guy or the Holocaust Museum murderer at Tea Partier rallies? Minor embarassments, certainly not terrorists...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Presidents Day: George Washington and Obama

From MSNBC's the Grio, my take on why Washington needs to get some props from black folks. Stop lionizing Abe Lincoln...oh, and that's the RZA as George.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Disney tells Marvel to play nice with Right Wing Nuts?

My Darker Mask co-editor Gary Phillips takes on the controversy of Captain American, Bucky and The Falcon versus the Tea

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snowroshima Hurts. DC 2010

Summer 2009, Feb. 2010. Yikes, Mother Nature's definitely missing her Xanax...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tea Party Racism...the 4 minute US History lesson

On the Alyona Show again on Russian TV, so here's the word on the new face of wackos and coded racism, at least from St.Petersburg to Siberia (and D.C.)...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

DC Snowmaggedon (as opposed to Snowpocalypse)

We haven't had a decent storm in the D-M-Va since 2004. Vengeance is mine, sayeth Mother Nature. And frankly, she's getting a little help as warmer seas in the Pacific are exacerbated by drought, dust, deforestation and pollutants in Asia, Australia...the seas drive waves of wet unstable air toward California...across the Rockies, dipping down toward the Gulf, sopping up even more moisture, races back up toward us, sitting fat and oblivious under a typical winter chill.

And what happens? 30 inches on top of the 6 that fell over a week ago. On top of the dirty, oily sooted, spotted patches of December's Snowpocalypse (almost dead from two days of 60 degree weather).

Government response? Well...hahaha

Enjoy the film--and this isn't even the worst of it.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Tea Partiers: Racism we've seen before...

It's Reconstruction's Klannish backlash, 150 years later.

Check it out here.