15 Things everyone Should Know If There Was A Liberal Media

1. Where the jobs went.

2. Upward wealth redistribution and/or inequality.

3. ALEC.

4. The number of people in prison.

5. The number of black people in prison.

6. U.S. health care costs are the highest in the world.

7. Glass-Steagall.

8. Gerrymandering.

9. The number of bills blocked by Republicans in Congress.

10. The Citizens’ United Supreme Court decision.

11. Nixon’s Southern Strategy.

12. Tax cuts primarily benefit the wealthy.

13. What’s happening to the bees?

14. The impact of temporary workers on our economy.

15. Media consolidation

(source article HERE, with elaboration on each of the topics)

“What to make of this

If the media were “liberal,” it would serve the public interest and shine a light on issues like the ones above.

More people would also have a better understanding of global warming, peak oil, population growth, political lobbying, government’s role in a functioning economy, how much we spend on the military, and countless other issues.

What you’re more likely to see in the media, however, are stories designed to get you to buy their paper, or watch their show, or listen to their radio station. If it bleeds, it ledes. This is why the media is concerned with scandal, celebrities, gossip, and fear.

If anything, our news consists of paid advertisements and outlets too scared of offending anyone to publish much of substance. Investigative journalism is also expensive; entertainment is cheap.

The way this corporate media behaves may not be surprising. I apologize if you feel any of this is beating you over the head.

This Buzzfeed-style list wasn’t intended to introduce this idea as new (others have done a much better job), but rather to highlight the sheer absurdity of a “liberal media” for an audience who may not see it.

One way to approach the topic is to simply ask: If we have a “liberal media,” where are the liberal stories?”

-David Akadjian

(source article HERE)

Wealth Distribution in the United States of America

A short infographic portrait of the wealth distribution in the United States divided into 3 different outlooks, the ideal, the perceived and the real distribution, showing that the reality is not always what it seems. This 6 minute documentary depicts the huge inequalities in the distribution of wealth as 1% of the population owns 40% of the total wealth of the country, as opposed to 80% of the population that owns merely 7%. This reflects, of course, the poverty and scarcity for a large percentage of the population.

Wealth Inequality in America The actual distributions of money in the US in a video infographic