Tag Archives: truth

Truth has No Name; Truth has No Face

The truth can be nameless and faceless through social media Truth; The first obligation of journalism. The obligation to truth has been heavily neglected and discarded through the death of editorial independence, since corporate media’s primary goal appears to be the ‘bottom line’ and political access rather than presenting truthful reporting to the public. Disinformation brings profits and maintains the status quo. Platforms that empower the public to transcend mainstream… Read More »

Defamation: Truth Not Absolute Defense

Cases where courts found defamation for truthful speech I was reading a blog by Itai Maytal that was about a defamation claim, where a blogger was ordered to pay $60,000 in damages to a plaintiff over truthful information. From my knowledge, the First Amendment protects all speech that is based upon “truth.” Maytal confirmed my assertion of  speech rights in the following statements: One of the first things I learned… Read More »

Glenn Greenwald: Can He Save Journalism?

Glenn Greenwald to bring investigative journalism to the forefront Glenn Greenwald is on fire. He now has the resources to bring social justice and investigative journalism to the frontline. Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar has submitted $250 million to journalist Glenn Greenwald, for the prospect of a news organization to help defend press freedoms. Omidyar stated in his blogpost, “I developed an interest in supporting independent journalists in a way that leverages… Read More »

Law: The Kind The Unjust Hide Behind

How the law becomes the excuse to pardon an unjust criminal justice system All too often, we hear people say “it’s ‘the law’ so we have to respect the decision.” As a matter of fact, no we don’t. Just because a decision is rendered by a judge or a jury doesn’t mean that justice was served. After all, isn’t that what our court systems are supposed to be about? Seeking… Read More »

Press Failed Us in Their Coverage of 9/11

Mainstream press failed; Two-thirds of U.S. wrong about who attacked us on 9/11 In the video below (2006), Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks (TYT), is infuriated about the mainstream press and media’s coverage in regards to who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Uygur vehemently insists that the mainstream press failed the public, since over half the U.S. believed in a lie 5 years after the 9/11 attacks:… Read More »