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[News Media]
The Onion ran this piece and we found it too hilarious and poignant at the time. They dissect the anatomy of a filler "news" story. This is another great way to inoculate yourself against the formulaic media programming.

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Thank You Jon Stewart!

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We here at BSAlert want to wish one of the very highest-quality human beings on the planet great fortune on their continued journey. We are very saddened to see Jon depart from the Daily Show and hope he will still be a regular fixture in media and continue to bless us with his unique take on society.

Here is Jon Stewart's farewell message, one which we especially appreciate, on the importance of identifying and dealing with.... Bullshit!

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Disgruntled Fox News Employee Kills Himself Produces Epic Video

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[Lonely People]
Phillip Perea, a former employee of a Fox station in Texas shot and killed himself outside the front doors of the News Corporation building shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. In the wake of the suicide, he left a huge series of well-produced video sequences outlining his grievances with Fox News. In the epic series, one has to wonder WTF?

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Russell Brand Dissects Fox News "Debate" On Israel-Palestine

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[News Media]
Russell Brand takes a look at a typical Fox News report, or "debate" with pundits over the day's issues. In this case, guests talking about Israel's invasion of Palestine. He asks, "Who is really acting like a terrorist?

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Time Magazine Reveals The Extent Of American Media Spin Over OWS

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We've run these stories before several times, showcasing how the American media clearly has a double standard when it comes to covering relevant news stories, but no media outlet paints a more poignant image of the issues in play than Time Magazine. Once again, feast your eyes on what Americans get to see in the Dec 5th issue of Time, verses the rest of the world.


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News Media Says Norway Killer Unfairly Called Christian

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The Fox News rapid-response team distinguishes violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners of that religion -- as long as it's Christianity. The Daily Show has their own unique take well worth watching...

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TDS Shows Why CNN Is The Biggest Name In News

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[Beating Dead Horses]
As only they can, Jon Stewart checks in with the original "news network" CNN and sees how they are doing these days at reporting news....

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Wikileaks Julian Assange Interviewed Post-Arrest

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In his first interview since the trumped-up rape charges have been levied against him, Julian Assange addresses various issues, including whether he is a journalist, and the mainstream media's attempt to distance themselves from people like him.

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Clinton Responds To Claims He Didn't Try To Get Bin Laden

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Bill Clinton appeared on FOX News and in an interview with Chris Wallace, he's accused of dropping the ball and not getting Osama Bin Laden. When he tries to respond, he is routinely interrupted by the Fox News interviewer, but persists and explains himself, and puts Wallace and Fox news, on their own network, to shame...

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Julian Assange Talks About WikiLeaks

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In the wake of controversy over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being called everything from a terrorist to the last true journalist, we revisit an interview he gave earlier this year where he discusses how his organization works and why it's so important.

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Fox News Suffers 24-hour Attention Deficit Disorder

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[So-They-Say]
In the wake of a government employee's resignation over supposed racist comments appearing in the media, and the subsequent discovery of the video being doctored and apologies offered all around, one "Fair and Balanced" news network, who was responsible for the witch hunt, refuses to acknowledge their role. MSNBC's Rachael Maddow digs deeper...

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The Formula For TV News Reporting

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[Television]
Charlie Booker outlines the standard approach towards running a news story. How many times have you seen this?

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Jon Stewart v Keith Olbermann

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In an amusing and insightful twist, Jon Stewart calls out Keith Olbermann on his over-the-top use of ad hominems against right wingers... and Keith responds..

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Fox News Map Of The Middle East

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Seriously. Who is in charge over there?

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How Media Would Cover The Moon Landing Today

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[Television]
On the 40th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, Slate.com posts an amusing video showing what the mainstream news media might look like if they covered a historical event like the moon landing today...

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News Show Claims Copyright Infringement To Avoid Embarrassment

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What happens when your April Fool's day prank is taken seriously by a New York television news agency? Well, in an effort to avoid embarrassment, WPIX CW11, owned by Tribune Entertainment, apparently filed a DMCA complaint against the group, "Improv Everywhere" and claimed copyright infringement on their reporting and re-broadcasting of Improv Everywhere's April Fool's gag, that they thought was real. Once again, a news agency does absolutely no fact-checking, and when caught with their pants down tries to pretend the debacle never happened. Luckily someone other than YouTube is hosting the embarrassing video.

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How To Lose Money: Watch CNBC And Jim Cramer

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CNBC's Rick Santelli is angry that those loser homeowners are going to get bailed out. Jon Stewart has some comments on that... especially after Santelli bailed from appearing on The Daily Show.

UPDATE: Now it has turned into a conflict between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer...

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Fox News Goes Nuts During Obama's First Day In Office

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John Stewart poignantly points out that the staff at Fox News have gone off the deep end in criticizing Obama's plan for America. It would be even more hilarious if it wasn't so sad.. let's watch..

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Bush's Eight Years In Office Explained In Eight Minutes

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..as only Keith Olbermann can do..

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Anatomy Of The Not News Report

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[So-They-Say]
BBC Analyst Charlie Booker shows us how the news media turns non-news into news, and creates epic tales of nothingness while getting an entire nation to stare, slack-jawed at a picture of a closed door for six hours.

This report leaves little doubt that news reporters are the 21st century version of roaches.

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