ZAPPA is of course that global 1% FREEMASON STAR ---this online media group OCCUPY DEMOCRATS is a far-right wing global 1% Clinton neo-liberal media outlet pretending to be POPULIST. This video is an interview on what was then a national news program during REAGAN era. We made sure all US 99% black, white, and brown citizens AND our 99% of global citizens understood the MANUFACTURING or recreation of SECOND COMING and JESUS replaced by the inner circle of global 1% freemasons. If we read the national and international media today it simply sounds like Trump is provoking a HOLY WAR. Remember the manufactured tensions between a very global banking 1% freemason RUSSIA/PUTIN for election fraud committed by our state and local election boards staffed by those 5% freemason/Greeks. WW 3 is coming----END TIMES are coming now extending to the middle-east where almost all nations are controlled by global 1% banking pols and players---NO RELIGION happening in Israel, or in most MUSLIM nations.
REAGAN like Clinton was that global 1% OLD WORLD MERCHANT OF VENICE CATHOLIC FREEMASON and indeed he pretended to be religious. Reagan era was the beginning of that FAKE RELIGIOUS RIGHT-----corrupting our Protestant religious groups with FAKE 5% RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
This is what we call THE MASTER PLAN in all US cities--as in Baltimore ----playing out through CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA .
THEOCRATIC FASCISM-----THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST IS A GLOBAL 1% FREEMASON.
Frank Zappa's Prophetic Warning About America's Descent Into FASCIST THEOCRACY...The legendary musician called it in 1986. YOU TUBE
The US has always had captured media at the national level-----newspaper publishers as in BATMAN were always tied to business rich. What America did have was a flourishing free press media local and national that did have voices holding power and wealth accountable. This one video shows three media outlets captured and selling FAKE NEWS.
I watched TV this morning introducing a new HOLLYWOOD MOVIE called ALIEN INVASION
'From alien invasions to space battles to post-apocalyptic adventures to everything else in the realm of endless possibilities',
Reagan says the whole world would come together if there were an alien threat like THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST THE ANTI-CHRIST AS GLOBAL 1% INNER CIRCLE FREEMASONS. Remember we showed the connection of Bush HOMELAND SECURITY and SUEZ global fresh water corporation having ties to MALTA----and of course this OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASON GROUP ---Knights of Malta.
'Ronald Reagan – Royal Blue blood Knight of Malta and Honorary 33rd degree Freemason
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Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan - Royal Blue blood Knight of Malta and Honorary 33rd degree Freemason
Royal Blue blood Knight of Malta and Honorary 33rd degree Freemason, America’s 40th President Ronald Reagan often talked about how the whole world would come together if there were an external alien threat to our planet'.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Perfect crime (disambiguation).Perfect crime is a colloquial term used in law and fiction (especially crime fiction) to characterize crimes that are undetected, unattributed to an identifiable perpetrator, or otherwise unsolved or unsolvable as a kind of technical achievement on the part of the perpetrator. In certain contexts, the concept of perfect crime is limited to just undetected crimes; if an event is ever identified as a crime, some investigators say it cannot be called "perfect".
Returning to today's LITERARY STARS as we used TAYLOR SWIFT as that musical STAR ------Umberto Eco very much that global 1% freemason STAR has a new novel called ZERO.
ECO is quite the fan of crime novels and speaks often of the PERFECT CRIME as our TAYLOR SWIFT flashing her freemason signs in a video filled with extreme wealth----indicates a PERFECT CRIME has been committed. No doubt our CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA ROBBER BARON global 1% and their 5% pols and players think MOVING FORWARD few decades was a perfect crime----moving tens of trillions of sovereign wealth offshore while 350 million US citizens watch TV, play video games, or are too poor to do anything other than survive.
KNOW WHAT? THE GLOBAL 1% ARE NOT THE SHARPEST TACKS IN THE BUNCH---THAT IS WHY THEY NEED THAT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO. THERE IS NO PERFECT CRIME AS THE US CITIZENS AND INDEED GLOBAL CITIZENS HAVE KNOWN THESE FEW DECADES GLOBAL BANKING FRAUDS AND GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES WERE AMERICA'S ECONOMIC GDP.
This is why we spend so much time identifying and reminding 99% of US citizens the who, what, when, where, and why of these few decades of massive ROBBER BARON frauds----just so it would not be that PERFECT CRIME---we know how to hold that 5% pol and player accountable and bring back our US sovereign wealth.
Meiville, Umberto Eco, and the solving of fictional crimes
May 12, 2011
Sometimes the only thing to be done about life’s circus is to ponder implausible and ingenious murders. This April, flush with agonising deadlines, I spent most of my spare time with detective novels. I picked my way between discarded and dismembered bodies, chased the red herring, and mocked the witless criminal. The deaths were as various as they were gruesome, ranging from garrottes to guillotines. Long exposure, however, renders most things mundane and, by now, my memory of the Perfect Crime is more catalogue than chronicle. How many times have I seen the passionately bludgeoned blonde, the coldly poisoned patient, and the attic painted in blood?
Bodies popped up in most unexpected places, and I accompanied my devious detectives into dingy theatres and aboard dubious dinghies. I explored the seedy side of San Francisco with Sam Spade and the bowels of dastardly London with Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Dalgleish. Colin Dexter’s donnish Oxford lent itself easily to the erudite Inspector Morse’s investigations; Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn was never more comfortable as in a country manor. With Brother William, in Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose, I boldly re-entered the fiendish Finis Africae. It was a long way, thus, that I traversed to meet Inspector Borlù, of the Bész Extreme Crime Squad. Together, we spliced together the superimposed cities of Bészel. Together, we Breached.
Lord Peter Wimsey (who ought to know) observed that in crime novels virtue is ever triumphant. However wretched the wrongdoing, however unlikely its redressal, one can rest assured that the wily sleuth will unlock its machinations, blame the guilty, and avenge the innocent. They use assorted methods to achieve this: the famed Holmesian deduction, Poirot’s ‘grey cells’, Morse’s eye for lexical oddities. Wimsey himself, that ‘chattering icicle in an eyeglass’, deploys buffoonery and the brilliant Bunter. There are, of course, moral ambiguities aplenty—remember the harrowing finale in Dorothy Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon? Otherwise an impeccably genteel book, so full of good humour and romance, it ends on a sombre note, with the execution of Wimsey’s cleverly caught criminal.
There are fewer legal ambiguities in the solving of fictional crimes: the police are benevolent, if not always competent; laws are reasonably evident and neither obscure nor vague nor contradictory. Humanity is generally forthcoming with information. Illegality is known, understood, and noted. To be sure, there are the bad districts, where crime is rife upon the land. There are the border professions—prostitution, drug possession, and smuggling—illegal, not always ‘criminal’. By and large, however, crime novels are stable ecosystems, and the people within them share a consensus on what is punishable, and to what degree.
In China Miéville’s The City & The City, it is this categorisation of ‘crime’ that comes under the scanner. The novel begins conventionally enough, with a young woman found murdered on the mean streets. Rapidly, however, we find that her environs are as bizarre as her body is banal. She inhabits a city-state split down the middle by the cities of Bészel and Ul Qoma: separated by the vicissitudes of history and conjoined by those of geography. The Bész and Qomans studiously ignore one another, despite living, as they do, on top of each other.
The consequences, for the fan of the crime novel, are farcical: all that perfectly good evidence lying about with no one to notice! Millions of potential witnesses to any crime erased out of time and memory! Neighbours governed by entirely different laws and procedures! The inhabitants of Bészel take our very human tendency to ignore the unsavoury to resplendent heights, to the point where it could almost be a crime novel set in the Real World. This entire active unseeing and unhearing is policed by a liminal, horrifying entity known only as Breach, which ensures that imaginary barriers are respected.
In Borlù’s world, it is not murder but Breach that is the ultimate crime, and it lies outside his jurisdiction. He discovers that his victim—whose name is the subject of many obscure puns, so perhaps we could just call her Bait—has been murdered with the aid of such trespassing, and is determined to ‘invoke Breach’ to see her avenged. Ultimately, Borlù joins Breach, committing what only days earlier would’ve seemed to him fell heresy. The cities (to his vision, anyway) blur. Along the way, he chases what starts off a mystery and tails off into a conspiracy, neither of them particularly convincing. Indeed, plot-wise, this is Miéville’s weakest novel, with none of the grand flourishes and quirky characters that make his worlds such vital places. There are no pirates, no garudas, not even a giant cephalopod. The City & The City is a pure idea novel, with the breathtaking genius of its device overtaking all its (many) defects.
The City & The City is an uneven enterprise, though it is to Miéville’s credit as a writer that he makes the basic premise—the alter-cities—so accessible. After the first part of the book—where the fantastic topology of the cities is laid out—one drifts at ease between Bészel and Ul Qoma, almost as puzzled as Borlù whenever their boundaries are at risk. At the mention of a possible third city, Orciny, this reader was as convinced as any other citizen of the twin cities that it had to be a phantasm bred from superstition.
Yet, if superstition, custom, and language can breed one set of blind divides within a population, why not another one? Why not millions of them? Why not proclaim that each city has multitudes hidden within it, with fragile alleys connecting that which can be known from that which can’t, won’t, or shouldn’t be known? If a society can construct its own worst crime – leaching the criminal law of all justifications as a ‘natural’ or ‘moral’ law – what does that imply for our own system of values? Why is it murder that we fear most, not torture or rape or impoverishment? It is because such a death can seemingly strike at random, while most violence visits those already ‘othered’ by the law?
Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose is the urtext of the detective novel.
Image above is from Ross Angus’ photostream on Flickr.To be fair, this is not a question unique to Miéville. Great novels destabilise their genre, and crime fiction is no exception. The urtext of the detective novel, Eco’s Rose, asks the same questions The City & The City does, if with far more subtlety and depth. Rose, Eco’s first novel, is set in a medieval abbey, and contains all the great controversies of its age and locale: the distinction between blasphemy and heresy; the limits of ‘secular’ force; the mushrooming of Popes; the defiance of the Divine Order implied by human laughter and the use of human reason. It also ponders the social origins of crime, and agrees that we punish only that which we legislate in the first place. This it does in the midst of a plot so devious, conversations so learned, and circumstances so historic, to make the book an education each time one reads it.
The difference between the two books, and where Mieville unquestionably ‘wins’, is the potency of his breach (if one can be forgiven the pun) into our world. The City & The City veritably screams the question of how Bészel/Ul Qoma are so different from the bustling metros of our world. Our cities might not be shattered as unequivocally, yet they possess deeper instincts for demarcation than we admit. We all observe ‘crimes’- eve teasing, theft, exploitation, child labour- as we go about our daily life, yet we so rarely remember or report them. It is the plentiful clues and helpful witnesses of crime novels that make them such elegant whodunits; in real life, as in Miéville’s book, the more noticeable a particular crime, the less punished it is.
As we always say----99% of citizens love our STARS and entertainment-----what we do not do is keep it as entertainment---we allow fads and societal structures be dictated from global banking 1% propaganda through their STARS.
We will segue into media public policy by discussing ECO's new novel NUMERO ZERO. There are always lots of twists and turns so we focus only on points to be made this time on JOURNALISM/MEDIA. The premise of ECO's novel deals with exactly what MOVING FORWARD media consolidation and capture of all educational information in RACE TO THE TOP COMMONER CORE-----to that global 1%---no local control---no US sovereign control.
What our US economy has become during these few decades of BOOM AND BUST are manufactured, temporary, and artificial business transactions made to look like commerce when in fact they were simply moving US Treasury and individual citizens' wealth into the hands of global 1%. These corporations were not built to last------they were a front---a ponzy scheme that came and went. Indeed, that is what FACEBOOK and social media is----it is not meant to be a lasting business----it was created for surveillance until SMART CITIES surveillance is in place.
ECO does a good job in creating a mystery based on the simple act of starting a NEWSPAPER. His main character tells us he has an ORIGINAL idea for a newspaper. Rather than simply printing TALKING POINTS spoken by power and wealth as we have these few decades his paper would have journalists taking an event of the day-----giving historical context and through knowledgeable research predict what effect that current incident would have on the future. GUESS WHAT? ECO is following CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT MARYLAND! This premise is simply what used to be US STRONG FREE PRESS HOLDING POWER ACCOUNTABLE JOURNALISM ----but he sells this as a NEW IDEA.
Umberto Eco to publish new novel, Numero Zero
The Italian author’s latest novel, out in English in November, is about Mussolini, ‘media hoaxes, gossip and murder’
Italian author Umberto Eco's new work looks at 'the clash of forces that have shaped Italy' since the second world war. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian
Tue 10 Mar ‘15 11.47 EDT
Umberto Eco, the Italian author of the modern classics The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, will publish a new novel in English at the end of this year.
Already out in Italy, where it went to the top of the charts, the translation of Eco’s Numero Zero will be released by publisher Harvill Secker on 5 November. The novel links two stories: one about the shooting of Mussolini and his mistress at Lake Como in 1945, and one about a hack writer named Colonna in 1992 Milan.
Colonna agrees to ghostwrite a memoir about a journalist working at a paper that is financed by a media magnate. Eco’s publisher said: “He learns the paranoid theories of the editor, who is convinced that Mussolini’s corpse was a body double and part of a wider fascist plot. It’s the scoop the paper desperately needs. The evidence? He’s working on it.”
The most recent novel from Eco, described as a “master storyteller” by his publisher, was 2011’s The Prague Cemetery, which was set in 19th-century Europe. It was shortlisted for the Independent foreign fiction prize and sold more than 150,000 copies in English. Eco has also published an essay collection, Inventing the Enemy, and a “conversation” with Jean-Claude Carrière, This is Not the End of the Book.
In its description of the novel, Harvill Secker said Numero Zero is “fuelled by media hoaxes, mafiosi, love, gossip and murder”, and “reverberates with the clash of forces that have shaped Italy” since the second world war.
Our millennial US citizens and new immigrant 99% would not understand that US before CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA had a counter media holding national media accountable for these LIES AND PROPAGANDA it freely sells today. Third world media is of course only captured---they have never had FREE PRESS. Another US Constitutional and Federal court precedence for which to fight.
Here is global 1% NPR------PROPAGANDA telling us ECO has a fascination with LOSERS. Remember we pointed to today's literary STARS using those global banking terms ----LOSERS being 99% of citizens---WINNERS being those 5% freemason/Greek players.
The main character has a goal of creating this fictitious newspaper spending front money to build a facade of a business -----interest readers, investors, advertisers-----with no intention of taking it beyond the initial development. A new journalism business will start its first year editions in numerical fashion VOLUME 1 for example for all first year editions. ECO's character starts these first editions with a VOLUME ZERO ----because it is all a rouse.
The importance this has to today's journalism is this-------REAL left social progressives have had to FIGHT to keep discussion of REAL left social capitalism FDR last century policies from being corrupted by global 1% and their 5% pols and players who do just as ECO is doing in NUMERO ZERO---they have these few decades been creating all kinds of media outlets pretending to be left leaning when they are of course far-right wing.
TODAY, IN US ALMOST ALL OF WHAT WE SEE ARE FAKE LEFT MEDIA AND JOURNALIST OUTLETS------WE MUST REBUILD OUR 99% WE THE PEOPLE LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE JOURNALISM WITH REAL NEWS.
'Numero Zero' Reprises Umberto Eco's Fascination With 'Losers'
February 20, 20168:22 AM ET
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
Italian author Umberto Eco died yesterday at the age of 84. We recall last year's conversation between the author and Scott Simon.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
The internationally renowned Italian author Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84. His final work "Numero Zero" was published last October. We'll visit now our last conversation with him. Scott Simon spoke with Mr. Eco last fall about "Numero Zero."
(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
SCOTT SIMON, BYLINE: It's about a Roma journalist named Colonna who's recruited to run a newspaper in the Italy of 1992, a newspaper called Domani, or Tomorrow, because the day it comes out will never be. The publisher intends only to use the paper as a vehicle to concoct nonsense, fuel fantasies and contrive conspiracy theories that could be used to blackmail people of Italy's inner sanctum of power - government, military, finance, the papacy. The book is "Numero Zero," and Umberto Eco, one of the best-selling authors in the world, joins us from Milan. Thanks so much for being with us.
UMBERTO ECO: Thank you, yes.
SIMON: Colonna, your journalist, says I dreamed what all losers dream - about one day writing a book that would bring me fame and fortune.
Does being a loser make him vulnerable to saying yes to the schemes of the publisher??
ECO: All the characters of my novel are losers (laughter). Obviously, you must be a loser in order to work for a newspaper like that (laughter). I'm always fascinated by losers. Also, my "Foucault's Pendulum" - main characters were, in a way, losers.
ECO: They are more interesting than the winners.
SIMON: And why's that?
ECO: They give a more to psychology. And then, in the world, there are more losers than winners, and so (laughter) my readers can identify themselves with the characters.
SIMON: At the heart of the story is a tipster, maybe pointedly named Braggadocio. And he's peddling a story - or maybe more a suspicion that - was Benito Mussolini really killed by Italian partisans then hung upside down along his mistress in the Piazzale Loreto?
ECO: OK, listen. Every fact in my novel is true except the story of Mussolini because Braggadocio is evidently a paranoid devotee of conspiracies. And so I have invented these conspiracies, seems to me pretty evident that Mussolini was shot. But all the other facts that look as incredible are true.
SIMON: Do you want people to read your novel and wonder if they can believe what they see, hear or read in the news?
ECO: Well, somebody has suggested to use my novel in the schools of journalism to teach what journalists shouldn't do. I hope that some reader will become more suspicious and attentive when reading a newspaper.
SIMON: I was struck toward the end of your story when a character says - I'll quote now - (reading) "who was it said the truth shall set you free? You can't go around saying..." - and then he provides a lot of nonsense in there - and then he says (reading) "and people will say, 'oh, really?' It's interesting. And they'll turn around and get on with what they're doing."
To what degree do you share the sentiments of that character, that we read about terrible things and then turn away?
ECO: Oh, yes. In a way, the final moral of my novel is that in 30 years, terrible things happen that - we read about them. But we have remained practically indifferent. And that was the real tragedy, not the fact that the boom blew up or a lot of people died, but that we have remained indifferent.
You know, there is a sickness in the media world. We read on Monday something, and on Tuesday we have already forgot what we have read. That is a real tragedy. News do not affect us in the way they should.
WERTHEIMER: Now we're not - that was Umberto Eco talking to Scott Simon. That was a revisit of the interview which was done in October.
The reason ECO brought laughter from an NPR interview with FAKE media reporters -------of course one would have to be a LOSER to work for a newspaper like that. Only the main character building this FAKE newspaper and one other knows it is fake not meant to employ those hired beyond a short period. Those LOSERS hired as reporters were those tired of working inside CAPTURED FAKE NEWS systems wanting to be able to be REAL JOURNALISTS-----
We discussed under media public policy the fact HUFFINGTON POST was just such a FAKE online 'newspaper' ----same premise as ECO'S NUMERO ZERO-----where HUFFINGTON always a far-right wing 1% player pretended to be creating a left wing media outlet------having those writers and reporters working for free thinking they were building a career that would pay down the road. She then sold HUFFINGTON POST a decade later for millions having done almost nothing while those journalists worked for free getting nothing. HUFFINGTON POST was bought by a far-right wing global 1% staging more FAKE LEFT media-----as is REAL NEWS TV-------all temporary media outlets -------gathering 5% player journalists pretending to hold power accountable -----and then disappearing.
UMBERTO ECO ON NPR--
'All the characters of my novel are losers (laughter). Obviously, you must be a loser in order to work for a newspaper like that (laughter)'.
Here is ALTERNET-----this is a fake left media outlet being far-right wing Clinton neo-liberal pretending to be left acting as if the sale of HUFFINGTON POST to a right wing media corporation is a SURPRISE. The 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens really can figure out what is FAKE AND REAL by looking which persons or organizations tie themselves to these propaganda trying to fool REAL LEFT social progressives.
Absolutely nothing ALTERNET says is true------it takes real left social progressive issues ----makes a few good articles ----then promotes far-right wing global 1% FAKE NEWS as left. This hatred of ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT FAKE 5% Muslims or far-left revolutionaries -----ALL NUMERO ZERO UMBERTO ECO JOURNALISM.
Could the Possible Sale of Huffington Post to Right-Wing Company Affect Its Editorial Line?
Pro-war German media conglomerate Axel Springer is notorious for inciting violence and hatred against leftists and Muslims.
By Max Blumenthal / AlterNet
June 3, 2015, 11:58 AM GMT
This month, Newsweek quietly reported that a German media conglomerate called Axel Springer was the “most serious” contender to buy the Huffington Post in the proposed sale of the magazine’s corporate parent, AOL, to Verizon. While Newsweek detailed Springer’s sizable media holdings in Germany and beyond, from the tabloid Bild to the newspaper Die Welt, it failed to note the stringently enforced right-wing editorial line that makes Springer the German equivalent of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Among the five preambles of Springer’s corporate principles is the requirement that employees “support the vital rights of the State of Israel.” Journalists are also expected to “uphold the principles of a free social market economy” and “support the Transatlantic Alliance and maintain solidarity with the United States of America in the common values of free nations.” The webpage outlining Springer’s preambles mysteriously disappeared from the web months before the company entered the bidding for the Huffington Post. (An archived version of the page can be viewed here.)
The Huffington Post is one of America’s most widely read online news outlets. While the site’s various niche portals earn much of their traffic through clickbait headlines and celebrity news, the Huffington Post’s politics section has made its mark with slashing coverage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, Likudnik mega-donors and police brutality. Huffington Post reporters have not shied from targeting Democratic senators who promoted war on Iran or highlighting President Barack Obama’s support for a provision in TPP that would reward companies that profit from slavery. Earlier this year, Obama urged House Democrats not to read the Huffington Post, complaining that the outlet reported unfairly on the free trade agenda he has been promoting.(Full disclosure: my brother, Paul, is a staff writer for the Huffingon Post.)
Springer’s editorial line offers a stark contrast to the progressive tone of the Huffington Post. Founded in 1946 by the journalist Axel Springer, the company now holds about $3 billion in assets and oversees a collection of low-brow publications mostly associated with what liberal-minded Germans derisively refer to as “the boulevard press.” It was during the late 1960's when Springer took a turn to the populist right, with Axel Springer siccing his most popular tabloid, Bild, against the radical left-wing student movement in West Germany. The paper homed in on Rudi Dutschke, one of the movement’s most visible leaders, accusing him of conspiring to bring down West Germany through violent revolution while calling on patriotic Germans to "eliminate the trouble makers.”
On April 11, 1968, a lonely neo-Nazi mechanic and avid Bild reader named Josef Bachmann riddled Dutschke with bullets as he bicycled through Berlin. Bachmann later testified in court that he had developed his view of Dutschke exclusively through articles appearing in the Springer press and assorted jingoistic rags. As protests exploded across West Germany, with students chanting, “Springer pulled the trigger!” Axel Springer directed his editors to call for harsh police crackdowns on the demonstrators while whitewashing Bachmann as a lone madman as deranged as his victim, the “red maniac” Dutschke. (Dutschke died of injury-related complications in 1979; Springer’s deeply anguished son committed suicide months later.)
With the onset of the so-called war on terror, Springer has shifted its sights from the radical left to the Muslim menace. A Bild article warning last August of an epidemic of Ebola imported by black migrants from Africa was typical of Springer’s coverage. A month earlier, the paper ran a screed by Nicholaus Fest arguing that with their “far disproportionate criminality of young people with a Muslim background” and supposed tendency toward “anti-Semitic pogroms,” Muslims had no place in Europe. Fest’s tirade earned censure from the German Press Council, which ruled that its bigoted content “was incompatible with the reputation of the press.”
Even Springer’s most supposedly respectable paper, Die Welt, has become a repository for neoconservative editorializing and nakedly Islamophobic diatribes. Welt recently anointed the hyper-repressive Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as “the Luther of the Arab world”; it has proclaimed that “we should be thankful to drone pilots,” accused Muslims of insufficient opposition to ISIS and claimed that ISIS represents the true face of Islam. During the 2012 ceremony where anti-Muslim former Dutch lawmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali received the Axel Springer Prize, she appeared to blame liberal defenders of multiculturalism for the killing spree committed by the Norwegian extremist Anders Breivik, claiming they left Breivik with “no other choice but to use violence.”
In keeping with its stated commitment to “uphold the principles of a free social market economy,” Springer publications have aggressively campaigned for economic austerity throughout the Eurozone. In February, Springer’s Bild launched the “We say NO!” campaign against new loans to Greece with a giant front-page headline reading, “NEIN!” The tabloid then published selfies of honest-looking, hard-working Bild readers holding the paper in defiance, granting the campaign to hollow out the Greek public sector with a populist veener. Bild was widely panned for the stunt, including by the German Journalists Association, which accused the paper of “crossing the border into political campaigning.”
Though the Huffington Post would not offer a comment on its possible sale to Springer, several editors I spoke to were previously unaware of the German media congolmerate’s hard-right editorial line. The question now is whether they will publicly oppose a deal that threatens to reverse the progressive direction of one of America’s most popular online news outlets.
The main character building this newspaper made sure to recruit reporters tied to FAKE NEWS used to creating FORGERIES-------the LOSERS are of course people like CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT MARYLAND -----we would never be hired as a journalist in any media outlet today because we don't do FORGERIES as news. Fortunately we are educators and not journalists not looking to be paid.
When we allow our US public universities to be corporatized as we discuss often ---we lose what were public interest academics but as well we lost our public university JOURNALISM SCHOOLS now funded by global 1% graduating journalism degree students often tied to being 5% FREEMASON/GREEKS. All media reporters ----from national mainstream news to public media-----from captured LABOR AND JUSTICE 5% REVOLUTIONARY------all of these reporters, journalists are 5% players working for global 1%.
'In Oracle, when converting a number with a leading zero to a character, why does the leading number disappear? Is this logic Oracle specific, or specific to SQL'?
Book review: “Numero Zero’
’ by Umberto Eco - The Boston Globe
Called “Numero Zero,” it was to be a novel “about a group of characters who made forgeries” as the staff of an experimental daily newspaper.
Now, we may feel that our US public universities with journalism programs if not in right wing states as this list below indicates-----lots of right wing states having journalist degrees as University of Maryland College Park or Illinois NORTHWESTERN ----hyper global 1% neo-liberalism-----may have open admission into degree programs and actually graduate students wanting to be REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE reporters holding power accountable. Before CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA we had a diversity of media outlets-----a FREE MARKET of FREE SPEECH were a graduate of a journalism school wanting to be REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE could actually go and be hired -------
What happened these few decades is the same as our US PUBLIC SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS-----TEXAS school textbooks used to fill our southern state public K-12 while northern and western Democratic states had its school textbooks from a number of sources. TEXAS TEXTBOOKS were filled with FAKE HISTORY----as media outlets are filled with FAKE NEWS.
CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA being FAR-RIGHT WING of course took all K-12 to COMMONER CORE fake history and education -----as well as making right wing corporate journalism the only game in town.
Citizens' Oversight Maryland is simply the voice of the left social progressive media and academics that filled our public policy discussions with 99% WE THE PEOPLE left viewpoints. Our right wing used to call this LIBERAL MEDIA ----LEFT WING MEDIA----when Clinton took the Democratic Party to far-right wing REAGAN neo-liberalism there was no left voice in media or academics.
COLLEGE MAGAZINE is obviously a global 1% media outlet because all journalism schools listed are GLOBAL 1% FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL CORPORATE. There were many more journalism schools closed as arts and humanity universities were defunded and/or closed----yet another attack on our US FREE PRESS, SPEECH, AND REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE voice.
By Renee Klahr | March 12, 2012 0 Comments
Check out our latest ranking of top 10 Journalism Schools in 2014.
Journalism is no joke these days. In this competitive field it’s up to students to ensure they’re competing amongst the best. We’re talking programs that demand ten published clips a semester, classes where one simple spelling mistake will cost its offender a full letter grade and an industry that hires only the cream of the crop.
Beyond the purely academic components, the journalism programs that rank the highest are often the ones with solid connections within the industry that help their students land coveted internships and jobs. After researching admittance criteria, distinguished faculty, ranked campus media outlets, available technology and internship opportunities, we reveal the best 10 journalism schools (in alphabetical order) among those that have been recognized by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
University of Florida – College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida’s journalism school may be the newest one to join the ranks, but what it lacks in experience it makes up in size, as the second largest behind Michigan. The college’s four journalism departments hit all the big targets, but the mass appeal of this particular program lies within its ability to give its students instant hands-on training.
Tyler Jett, a senior at the university, has found great comfort in the quality of professors that University of Florida attracts. “They have experience working for publications like the Tampa Bay Times, Washington Post and Yahoo! Sports, and those teachers know that journalism isn't like most professions,” Jett said. “You don't just learn it in a classroom; you have to be working and willing to make mistakes. And when you are making mistakes, professors are there to call you out or just share their own embarrassing stories.”
While the school had provided journalism courses in the past, its new school’s modern stance has kept it ahead of the curve, which has been pivotal for this ever-changing career path. We’re talking four working newsrooms, four radio stations, two television stations, a 110-seat library, research facilities, a 250-seat auditorium, 11 satellite ground stations, and an Interactive Media Lab.
University of Georgia – Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications
The Grady College has three major programs in advertising, journalism and telecommunication that consistently rank among the top in the nation in rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. As such, the school has produced powerhouse alumni who are working in all aspects of the media and include Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winners.
The journalism school is famous for establishing the renowned Peabody Award and is home to some of the most coveted centers and institutes, which bring a level of prestige to the community. UGA also provides hundreds of media-focused positions in their list of over 600 registered student organizations, ensuring that journalism students get plenty of hands on experience. And those working for the daily newspaper, The Red and Black, can boast their 5 Pacemaker Awards.
The faculty in particular is a large drawing point. The Grady College touts a list of 54 professors, of which more than 75 percent earned terminal degrees, including a former Associated Press vice president and an NBC international news correspondent. “Being a student in Grady College has given me valuable class time with amazing professors andconnected me with seasoned journalism veterans through visiting lectures and events — but more importantly, the Grady College fosters a sense of community,” Julia Carpenter, a junior, said.
Indiana University, Bloomington – School of Journalism
Unlike other programs that focus on a specific formula for success, Indiana University School of Journalism is unique because of its less restrictive nature and ability to adapt to the desires of its students. And its flexible environment has certainly paid off as their alumni consist of more than 30 Pulitzer Prize winners and countless barons in the field.
Current students continuously earn recognition within their sphere; just this past year, the school won the Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition (often considered the "Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism") for the second year in a row.
The program resides in a hall named after one of its most famous alumni, Ernie Pyle, and just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Attracting students from across the globe, students are promised a comfortable, technologically advanced learning space in which they will be taught the vital skills necessary in today’s competitive market. “The School of Journalism at IU is an amazing place and I was really lucky I ended up here,” said Lauren Sedam, a senior who will be working for the New York Times. “Professors become mentors and friends. They have helped me become the confident writer I am today, and it's really helped me find my voice.”
University of Kansas – School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Many have long praised the University of Kansas, including the 2008 Fiske Guide to Colleges, for its strength as a teaching institution. However, the majority of this praise has been directed towards the journalism school for its remarkable capabilities and outstanding facilities as one of the country’s leading professional schools. KU is one of the few schools with a journalism program that encompasses everything from traditional print to multimedia to photojournalism. Moreover, students at the KU J-School are granted responsibilities such as maintaining on campus media including the award-winning The University Daily Kansan and KUJH TV.
Faculty members also encourage their students to join in on research projects that connect the field of media to social issues. In addition to the deep bank of contacts that the alumni and faculty provide, KU J-School also offers minors in journalism studies and even posts exciting new media opportunities that students can pursue on the school’s website as a mean to help students further explore their interest in this field.
University of Maryland, College Park – Philip Merrill College of Journalism
As a Limited Enrollment Program with merely 600 of the university’s 40,000 undergraduate students, the competitive Philip Merrill College of Journalism takes a special interest in its students. This institution boasts a powerhouse faculty that includes seven Pulitzer Prize winners and notable editors and correspondents from media outlets like NBC, ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and ESPN. Not to mention, over the last few years, the school’s independent publication The Diamondback has been recognized as one of the best college newspapers by The Princeton Review and The Society of Professional Journalists.
Journalism majors can choose from concentrations in either broadcast, news/editorial, or online and benefit from the program’s new home base, which features amenities such as a 24/7 “news bubble” and unrestricted access to its media equipment.
“They really want to see the students succeed,” Alexa Lardieri, a freshman, has said regarding the stellar faculty. “Everyone is very personable, and you're definitely not just a number, like at other larger schools.”
University of Missouri at Columbia – Missouri School of Journalism
Missouri prides itself on being the first journalism school in the country.As one of the top journalism schools in the world, it is known for its "Missouri Method", through which students learn about journalism in the classroom as well as practicing it in multimedia laboratories and real-world outlets.Its program has more than 30 interest areas that are available within each sect of the media world. Several affiliated professional organizations, including Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Pictures of the Year International, allow students to interact with working journalists.
If sub-specialties like design for magazine, producing for radio/television/multimedia, and account management weren’t enough, students can design their own course of study if they so choose. This unique program has had an excellent track record: many of its graduates have won Pulitzer Prizes, the news profession’s highest honor, Silver Anvils, the top prize for public relations professionals, and similar awards.
Mizzou’s journalism school has eight buildings dedicated to the practice and teaching of journalism with top grade equipment. Additionally, The Futures Lab and Technology Demonstration Center at the Reynolds Journalism Institute allows students to work alongside professionals to discover new ways to serve democracy through journalism.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Part of the UNC School of Journalism’s mantra is to “train the next generation of media professionals,” and therefore they have gone to great lengths in order harness the most advanced technology on the market and create an incredibly comprehensive program. This includes an entire revamp of their previous curriculum with modifications, such as a focus on new technology, which aims to help ensure success in the new-media world regardless of if their students choose to pursue journalism as a career.
In addition to thoroughly preparing their students for the future of journalism, they continue to dominate traditional media sources on campus. The student-run newspaper The Daily Tar Heel has consistently ranked highly on Princeton Review’s annual list and was awarded the National Pacemaker Award from the Associated Press in 2004-5.
UNC’s program is unique in the sense that it also offers special programs in business journalism, Latino journalism, medical and science journalism, and sports and health communications. The enrollment rate is about 800 undergraduate students and the relatively small size of the program enables faculty to nurture them on a more direct level.
Northwestern University – Medill School of Journalism
With around 55 esteemed faculty and just under 700 students, this undergraduate program caters to each individual student and provides a truly immersive program. The Medill School, unlike many others, also prides itself on its focus on liberal arts education as well as its emphasis on journalism. Additionally, journalism students can engage in over 20 media-related organizations like the school newspaper The Daily Northwestern, which is a frequent winner of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the coveted Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award.
Northwestern has always proven itself to be a top tier school and in respect to new media, it jumped on the technology bandwagon fairly early in the game. To maintain its place among the top schools, Northwestern opened up the McCormick Tribune Center in 2002, which has a professional-grade television studio and multimedia classrooms. In fact, this year the school extended its name to “Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications” to reflect its shift towards this broader focus.
Medill has produced a list of journalists and political activists that includes thirty-eight Pulitzer Prize laureates, numerous national correspondents for major networks, and many well-known reporters and columnists.
Ohio University – E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, which has been recognized by The Associated Press and U.S. News & World Report for excellence in instruction and research in the fields of journalism and mass communications,has earned its place as one of the countries top journalism programs for a reason: its six undergraduate sequencesare top notch. Students can choose to specialize in advertising, broadcast news, magazine journalism, news writing and editing, online journalism or public relations.Regardless of specialty, students can also get involved with on-campus publications like the independent newspaper The Post or WOUB News, which airs on the university’s public broadcast stations. With state-of-the-art technology and courses ready to prepare its students for the fast-paced world of new-age journalism, Ohio University is an excellent place for budding reporters to develop the skills they need to succeed.
Ryan Pfefferle is a senior studying online journalism at Ohio University and thinks one of the most beneficial aspects of E.W. Scripps is the chance for hands-on training, especially since a Scripps alumnus hired him for his first internship. "By diversifying my skill set and putting an emphasis on outreach for internships, E.W. Scripps has made me prepared to hit the real world running in the Journalism industry…" Pfefferle said.
Syracuse University – S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Not only has Syracuse’s communication school ranked highly in the past by U.S. World and News Report, but S.I. Newhouse was also recently named the #1 journalism school by the news professional magazine NewsPro. As such, admissions are highly selective for the school that offers majors in print, broadcast, advertising, public relations and television/film. The undergraduate class of fewer than 2,000 students is privy to learn from a talented faculty of over 70 professors and former journalists.As a freshman at Newhouse, Laura Cohen is particularly impressed with the technology and experiences presented to its students. “Besides the amazing computer labs, recording equipment and studios, the school brings in many inspiring guest speakers and hosts various seminars,” Cohen said. “Some of these events are held by Newhouse alumni, which proves how far we can go by attending this school.”
“There are also a ton of extracurricular activities to get involved in, from the campus newspapers and magazines to television and radio stations,” Cohen added. “This gives students real experience outside of class, where we can put our skills to use." In addition for sustaining a program that notably provides students with real-world experience, Syracuse’s journalism school is also one of the few journalism programs that has full-fledged majors in more unconventional types of reporting, such as photojournalism.
'The United States’ new press freedom ranking comes on the heels of a new and dangerous campaign against Glenn Greenwald and other journalists who have reported on the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden'.
We highlighted a New York Times and Associated Press article selling the idea that a Trump placing a Israeli capital in Jerusalem would start a massive WW 3 as FAKE NEWS. What was already global 1% captured national and international media after 2008 economic crash was so downsized that our international news journalism offices around the world disappeared and ASSOCIATED PRESS-----as REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS became more and more tied to hiring only those 5% to the 1% ALT RIGHT ALT LEFT players as journalists and reporters. The ASSOCIATED PRESS used to be ONE of many news consolidation businesses which today acts as the only news-gathering porthole for international news.
We know GLENN GREENWALD was always a 5% player even as that SNOWDEN/WIKILEAKS action unfolded----today GREENWALD is working for another global 1% billionaire on FAKE MEDIA MEDIATE.
This article is correct-----the US was the only nation in world history to install freedom of speech and press into US CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEDERAL COURT PRECEDENCE law-------it is key to the US being a FREEDOM, LIBERTY, JUSTICE, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS equal protection equal opportunity for all 99% of citizens white, black, and brown citizens----NATION.
Where we do not think a ranking from REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS is accurate------we do recognize that with all developed nation stats the US is third world today in its media and press voice and freedom----almost 100% GLOBAL 1% PROPAGANDA.
Any one tied to 5% freemason/Greek BAD IS GOOD----lying, cheating, stealing, no morals or ethics, no US Rule of Law, no GOD'S NATURAL LAW-----will see CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT MARYLAND and me as a LOSER-----we see those 5% player only able to do what they are told-----LOSERS......THAT'S FREEDOM OF PRESS FOR YOU!
U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings
February 11, 2014
According to a new report from Reporters Without Borders, there was a profound erosion of press freedom in the United States in 2013.
After a year of attacks on whistleblowers and digital journalists and revelations about mass surveillance, the United States plunged 13 spots in the group’s global press freedom rankings to number 46.
Reporters Without Borders writes that the U.S. faced “one of the most significant declines” in the world last year. Even the United Kingdom, whose sustained campaign to criminalize the Guardian’s reporters and intimidate journalists has made headlines around the world, dropped only three spots, to number 33.* The U.S. fell as many spots as Paraguay, where “the pressure on journalists to censor themselves keeps on mounting.” (It's worth reading Max Fisher's post on why it's hard to make absolute statements about the relative data collected by Reporters Without Borders.)
Citing the Justice Department’s aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers, including its secret seizure of Associated Press phone records, the authors write that “freedom of information is too often sacrificed to an overly broad and abusive interpretation of national security needs, marking a disturbing retreat from democratic practices. Investigative journalism often suffers as a result.”
The threats facing newsgathering in the U.S. are felt by both longstanding journalists like New York Times national security reporter James Risen, who may serve jail time for refusing to reveal a source, and non-traditional digital journalists like Barrett Brown.
Brown is a freelance journalist who has reported extensively on private intelligence firms and government contractors. He now faces more than 100 years in jail for linking to stolen documents as part of his reporting, even though he had no involvement in the actual theft.
The United States’ new press freedom ranking comes on the heels of a new and dangerous campaign against Glenn Greenwald and other journalists who have reported on the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
In recent weeks, high-ranking members of the intelligence community and members of Congress have called NSA journalists “accomplices” to Snowden’s leaks, and accused them of trafficking in stolen goods. And as Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation points out, these comments are only the most recent in a long line of attacks.
In 2012, after a series of high-profile journalist arrests at Occupy protests, the United States dropped 27 places in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, landing in 47th place. The following year saw some progress as the U.S. climbed back up to 33rd place, but the last year has erased those gains.
The Reporters Without Borders study makes it clear that the struggles for freedom of expression and freedom of the press are global in scope, and deeply connected across borders. “Countries that pride themselves on being democracies and respecting the rule of law have not set an example,” the authors write.
Our press freedom ranking is important not just as a measure of the democratic health of our press, but also because hostility toward the press at home can legitimize threats to journalists abroad. We have to work in our communities and in Washington to fight for policies that protect all acts of journalism.
*It’s worth noting, as many have on Twitter, that the ranking of the U.S. versus the U.K. raises some questions. The threats to journalists and the intimidation of sources in the U.S. are deeply troubling, as is the impact of mass surveillance on press freedom.
However, the U.K.’s surveillance efforts mirror those of the U.S. and the U.K. government’s response to the Guardian’s reporting on these issues has been far more aggressive.
Since publishing the first reports on Edward Snowden’s leaks, British authorities have placed the Guardian under immense pressure, forcing it to move its NSA reporting almost entirely to its U.S. headquarters. Under threat of legal action, Guardian journalists were forced to destroy computers containing the Snowden documents. Using an anti-terrorism statute, authorities detained journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner and seized his electronics at Heathrow Airport. And Parliament dragged Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger in to testify on his patriotism and love of country.
We should be concerned about press freedom in both the U.S. and the U.K. regardless of what the numbers say, and understand how intertwined anti-press freedom efforts are in both countries.