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(2014/02/17) A parody of itself (Media)

Edition #800

A parody of itself


I'm eternally grateful for how ridiculously terrible the mainstream media is. If not for their utter and nearly constant failures I'm quite sure I never would have been inspired to start this show in the first place. 


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: New Boss's Past Reflects Future Of CBS News - @greennewsreport - Air Date 1-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Failing - The Laryngospasms

Ch. 4: Act 2: CBSs 60 Minutes Loosing Creditability - @CitizenRadio - Air Date 1-8-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Truth - Amos Lee

Ch. 6: Act 3: When the Media Does It's Job, It Looks Something Like This … - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 01-03-2014

Ch. 7: Song 3: Talk to me - Stevie Nicks

Ch. 8: Act 4: There's reason to fight total monopolization - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date: 2-14-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Do the right thing - Beres Hammond

Ch. 10: Act 5: The War On Fox Is Over - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-22-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel

Ch. 12: Act 6: Brave New Films: The antidote to corporate media - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Least Credible Historian Is Expert on Glenn Beck Show - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 12-27-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Unsee - Dearly Beloved

Ch. 16: Act 8: MSNBC Interrupts Congresswoman on NSA for Report on Justin Bieber - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-27-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: What's up? - 4 Non Blondes

Ch. 18: Act 9: Which media outlets stand up to those in power? - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date: 2-14-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Hide the truth - Chronicle

Ch. 20: Act 10: The media shrugs, again - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-14-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: In my arms - Jon Foreman

Ch. 22: Act 11: Wow, Fox News Is SCREWED - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-28-14



Ch. 23: Life is scientific, personhood is a purely moral distinction - Mara from Pittsburgh

Ch. 24: Drug addicts can't boycott drugs - Jamie in Cincinnati


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 25: Final comments on the realities of the arguments needed to win political and issue campaigns


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Brave New Films from Robert Greenwald


Sources/further reading:

"Unmanned: America's Drone Wars” Trailer

”OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism” Trailer

Follow Brave New Films on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for announcements and new video shorts.

"Robert Greenwald Takes on Obama's Out-of-Control Drone Warfare in New Documentary: ‘Unmanned’” from Alternet


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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