Saturday, February 12, 2005

Cutting Through the Media Filter

Not satisfied with paying pundits, phony "journalists" and fake news reports the Pentagon has partnered with EchoStar's Dish Network to bring you The Pentagon Channel.
EchoStar's Dish Network satellite TV service announced it is now offering the Pentagon Channel to its more than 11 million viewers. Programming will be distributed 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of Dish Network's public interest channels. This means the programming will be provided at no cost to customers.

Oh goody, let's cut through that media filter and spoon feed the propaganda straight to the masses.

In other news, to also cut through the corporate media filter Writers and Progressive Publications to Launch Alternative Press Association.

February 10, 2005 – Raw Story editors, along with several other independent progressive journalists and publications, will be launching the Open Source Press Association (OSPA) as an alternative to media agencies such as the Associated Press.

The OSPA will function on four levels: ethics in journalism, alternative press membership, networking and projects, resources, anti-smear council, and resources and distribution.

It's another small step in taking back the media, but hey you've gotta start somewhere.