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Media Bits and Bytes - January 8, 2019

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Tech Workers Stand Up; TV Goes Global; Biz Adapts; China's History Censored; The End of Women's Mags; NBC News Confidential; German Hacker Nabbed

Since When Does Netflix Take Marching Orders From Saudi Arabia?

Dean Obeidallah The Daily Beast
Netflix has the power to reject attempts to silence those who use comedy to speak truth to power. Anything less makes the company complicit in Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's plan to stifle those who criticize him.

Media Bits and Bytes - December 11, 2018

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Why CNN Fired Hill; Tech To Labor's Rescue; The Need For a Black Press; Regulating AI; News or Nonstop Lies?; Pretzels and Politics; NPR's Restless Temps

The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science

Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz Climate Law Blog - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
When this tracker was launched, we had 96 entries, almost two attempts to silence science each week during the 14 months after President Trump was elected. Since then, the Trump administration’s attacks on science have accelerated.

7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC

Jon Queally Common Dreams
'Making America Stupid Again': Outrage Over Forbidden 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC The existence of a list of reportedly banned words—including "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based"—was described by Sen. Kamala Harris as "downright ridiculous."

Why a Children’s Book has Zionists Losing Their Minds

Steven Salaita Mondoweiss
In this moment of nuclear proliferation, police brutality, resurgent Nazism, and stunning inequality, the real enemy: is a children’s book. The offending title, P is for Palestine, was recently published by Golbarg Bashi and Golrokh Nafisi after a long crowdfunding campaign. Supporters of Israeli settlements and Zionist organizations have reacted as if it’s the Hamas charter.

Tidbits - March 30, 2017 - Reader Comments: Single Payer; Gorsuch Disaster; Israel-Segregationist, Apartheid; Religious Left, Socialists, Feminists; Censorship and Art; Teachers’ Union Guide for Immigrant Children; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Trump Failure Answer is Single Payer; Gorsuch-"Originalist" Disaster; Israel Segregationist and Apartheid; Left Growth Today - Religious Left, Socialists, Feminists; Censorship and Art - Emmett Till painting; PBS; Maine Fishermen; Job Growth and Worker Injury; Resources: Teachers’ Union Guide for Immigrant and Refugee Children; Announcements: Black Women in the Media; Chicago-April 4; 81st Annual Celebration of the Lincoln Brigade; and more...
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