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July 8, 2011

Amy Goodman Discusses News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal

As the News Corp. phone hacking scandal spreads to 10 Downing Street - Prime Minister David Cameron's former aide has now been arrested and Cameron has announced judicial investigations and a review of Britian's media regulations - Amy Goodman discussed the latest developments with Ryan Chittum who has been writing about it for Columbia Journalism Review. As you'd expect from any discussion on Democracy Now, it's thoughtful, intelligent and informative.

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Reported by Ellen at 8:32 PM

September 2, 2008

FOX News Overstates Number Of Violent Protesters At Republican Convention

Sean Hannity falsely announced on last night’s (9/1/08) Hannity & Colmes that “thousands of violent anti-war protesters descended on the site of the Republican National Convention earlier today assaulting police officers, breaking windows and throwing bottles at convention goers.” But moments later, even Newt Gingrich noted that the number was much lower and that the vast majority of the protesters were not violent. What was never discussed, unfortunately, was the appropriateness of the reactions of the police. Also not discussed was the wrongful arrest of journalist Amy Goodman and two of her producers who were there covering the protests. With video.

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Reported by Ellen at 1:24 AM

August 15, 2006

Fox Gives Airtime to a Radical Christian Pastor Trying to Orchestrate Armageddon but Doesn't Reveal His Agenda to its Audience

This morning (August 15, 2006) DemocracyNow aired a segment titled, Christians United for Israel: New Christian Zionism Lobby Hopes to Rival AIPAC. Amy Goodman's guest, Max Blumenthal, spoke at length about the leader of Christians United for Israel, John Hagee, who Blumenthal said has, "an Armageddon-based agenda for supporting Israel."

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Reported by Melanie at 7:25 PM

April 8, 2006

Forget Katie Couric. Imagine: "This is the CBS Evening News - With Amy Goodman!"

This from CommonDreams.org:

We haven't done the poll, but our guess is that most Americans recognize the name Katie Couric.

And they wouldn't know Amy Goodman from a hole in the wall.

NBC Today Show co-anchor Katie Couric said this morning that she is leaving the show to become the anchor for the CBS Evening News.

Amy Goodman is the anchor of the award winning one-hour television and radio news program, Democracy Now!

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Reported by Melanie at 10:29 PM 0 comments

November 9, 2005

Italian Documentary: American Soldiers from Iraq Claim We Used White Phosphorus in Fallujah

Although those of us who monitor such things on the internet are not at all surprised by this news, apparently most of the rest of America doesn't realize that we Americans have violated international law by dropping weaponized white phosphorus on the city of Fallujah. Yesterday RAINews of Italy aired a documentary exposing American use of such weapons in Fallujah. You can see the English version of the video at RAINews. I was listening to Jerry Springer this morning on Air America and, when he made note of this documentary, a man called in claiming to have been an American soldier and said he had loaded "weaponized white phosphorus" onto planes in Uzbekistan. I owe thanks to Democracy Now for posting this video, which shows some very graphic and disturbing images. You might remember Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena whose car was "accidentally" attacked by Americans on her way to the Baghdad airport. She was reporting on this story. It will be interesting to see how FOX News dances its way around this one!

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Reported by Marie Therese at 11:42 AM 0 comments