Month: October 2014

Speaking of Our Problems…

Here is another good piece on “message wars” from On the Media on the current Ebola outbreak and how the current state of messaging could lead to misinformation and discrimination: http://www.onthemedia.org/story/ebola/

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The Problem with Our Coverage of Islam

There is something very wrong and unsettling about a lot of our commercial news media. And especially when it comes to recent coverage, or non-coverage that is, of “Muslims.” There is far too much generalizing, and far too much sensationalizing. This compilation from Media Matters of Reza Aslan on CNN – discussing what he sees as overblown generalizations and incorrect facts on Islam in the wake of the developments of ISIS – is a great example of the misinformation, and ultimately discrimination, that is exacerbated through our news outlets.