Where do you get your news? At this point in time the corporations that own the media—the newspapers, the TV and radio stations—much prefer the agenda of the Republicans. Even PBS and NPR can no longer be "trusted" to be fair and balanced. They are run by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Bush has appointed most of the board of directors for the CPB and they are partisan politicians, not caretakers of the media.
What do liberals have?
if you don't have a station near you, stream it on your
computer. Follow the links to "listen live." OR stream it
through iTunes under the "Talk/Spoken Word" heading.
Countdown with Keith Olbermann
on MSNBC, Mon.-Fri. 8-9 pm
Eastern, repeating at ten pm Eastern. The best clips are
usually posted on Crooks and Liars which you can view any time or even
download onto your computer and/or video ipod.
Rachel Maddow headlines her own show on MSNBC following
Keith Olberman at 9 pm ET. She is fabulous!
And there is always the Daily Show and Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Sadly, they give us
more factual information than does the main stream news
I know that reading books is the manna from heaven for
liberals and progressives. Below you will find a few books
that I recommend.
If you are really
interested in finding out more about the books, the
authors, or just engaging in conversation with others who
are reading the same kind of material, hop over
on Sunday afternoons
at 5 (Eastern) and now with additional times as well, log
in for the Book Salon. Each book is discussed with the
author live online and all of the discussions are archived
going back to around mid-March of 2007.
In an exciting development Jane Hamsher and Markos
Moulitzas have formed Vaster Books to promote progressive
writers. The first work published by them was:
Deceit, How the Bush
Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and
out a Spy by Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel from
The Next Hurrah. For those how have
been watching this case unfold, Marcy has watched every
step and misstep of this case since day one. I can't
wait to get my copy as Irving (Scooter) Libby goes to
Some books that you might want to read about progressive
activism. These now are oldies but goodies. Updates from
the vast left wing conspiracy will be posted soon.
my favorite online progressive
50 Simple Things You Can
Do to Fight the Right
Earth Works Action
if you go to the link
above, there is a tab that will give you sample chapters.
Read them and then go buy the book. Gather your friends and
neighbors and sit down and read through it page by page.
Then make your own list of what you
Bill Scher who has the web site Liberal Oasis has lots to say about
changing the political landscape and the work that
lies ahead in his book, Wait! Don't Move to
by John Dean
Interview on Crooks and Liars: Keith Olbermann with John
Excellent post on this by
Grassroots and People Powered Politics
by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and Jerome Armstrong
How Would a Patriot
by Glenn Greenwald
How the Press Rolled over for
by Eric Boehlert
FUBAR America's Right Wing Nightmare
by Sam Seder and Stephen Sherril
more to come . . . .
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
BLOGGING AND DON"T KNOW WHERE TO START,
check out the document in "Fun Files", Blogging 101. It
gives a very basic overview of how they