“MAKERS: Women Who Make America” features Amy Goodman


While the guardians of Freedom Press slink and sink, the stalwarts in Alternative Press, James Petras, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, Justin Raimondo, Alison Weir, Amy Goodman and scores of others rise above them all!

It’s a shame that high caliber Investigative journalists the likes of James Petras, John Pilger, Jonathan Cook, Justin Raimondo, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, and Alison Weir are effectively kept out of Mainstream Press. Their research and commentary on the “…degree to which Zionofascism has infected the ‘higher’ cultural and journalist circles of the United States….” is most appropriate and spot on! They refer to a cancer which has infected the body of the entire United States of America, and which is being fed and spread by organs such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, who are vulnerable to pressures of corporate advertising and business, in much the same way the same cancer is being fed and propagated by AIPAC and other K Street lobbying influences in New York.

The only cure for this fatal disease, if it is not already too late for cure, is public education,… dissemination of information, the truth, and the story of what is actually happening in the USA today.

American readership has for long believed everything they read in the Mainstream Media, which is their primary source of opinion and knowledge, like sheep being led to the trough and dipped.

Antiwar.com editor Justin Raimondo writes today, “A recent poll showed most Americans didn’t know enough about Chuck Hagel to have an opinion on his confirmation as Secretary of Defense. You’d never know that, however, with all the drama emanating from Washington on the subject. So did all that sound and fury signify nothing?”

Yes. It is the sheep-dippers, the Fox News Corporations — Rupert Murdoch and controllers of Mainstream Media, who play the tunes to which everyone dances, and if you think that the masses only listen to the MSM, which is a correct assumption, or dance to this Big Band, then you are absolutely correct. Six Corporations own  almost all mainstream media, and control what the masses see and hear. Check who owns what here and here. A clear picture emerges from just a brief look.

You cannot change what the owners of MSM publish, or what music the Bandmasters play at this dance, unless you can buy them out, which is unlikely, or offer the sheep a better press and better music, which is why we must develop alternative journals and musical groups, which will draw the public herd of ovine’s away from their normal grazing pastures, which are pretty sere and sterile anyway, for lack of water and nourishment, for the managers were reaping zio bucks and as much benefit and profit without putting anything back into the resources.

Our only chance is to build a better Alternative Media, and not let the Old Council come in!

The ever eloquent, poignant, inspiring and passionate, Amy Goodman is featured in AOL/PBS’s MAKERS.com.

The interview with Amy offers rare insights into the experiences that shaped her path as a journalist and taught her about the power of media to make the world a more just place. 

From her days as a student journalist to witnessing a massacre in East Timor, Amy shares the stories that inspired her to build Democracy Now! and train a new generation of independent journalists committed to providing “a voice for the voiceless.” 

For the whole series click here: VIDEO: PBS/AOL Feature Amy Goodman as part of Makers: Women Who Make America series.

 

Goodman on what journalism is all about, her progressive investigative journalism, and how independent news program, Democracy Now! came to life.

 

 

 

 Goodman talks about the vets she met through the Occupy Movement and the unique story they have to tell.Veterans stories of self discovery and political awareness.

 

 

 

 

 Goodman on the role media should play in America’s society, but how it’s obscured with static….

 

 

 

 

Goodman talks about the importance of following your heart and ignoring naysayers….

 

 

 

 

Goodman on how the reporters at Democracy Now! provide a “voice for the voiceless”….

 

 

 

 

Goodman talks about defending her college anthropology thesis, but first having to prove it was an anthropology study in the first place…

 

 

 

 

Goodman talks about the viral video showing her getting arrested and the point it made about how journalists should do their job.

 

 

 

 

Goodman talks about interviewing a professor for her college newspaper, his subsequent reaction, and what it taught her about the media’s reflective power.

 

 

 

 

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talk about Breaking The Sound Barrier. Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program “Democracy Now”, breaks through the corporate media’s lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects-the “experts” who, in Goodman’s words, “know so little about so much.” explain

 

 

 

 

 

Goodman talks about the viral video showing her getting arrested and the point it made about how journalists should do their job..

 

 

 

 

 

Goodman on the great risk a whistle blower takes, and how it’s the media’s duty to protect them. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodman on the backlash from the White House when she didn’t stick to the “ground rules” with President Clinton on her show.

 

 

This online resource is a companion to the PBS documentary, Makers: Women Who Make America, a history of the women’s movement, which will air tonight, Tuesday, February 26th.

We hope you will enjoy these videos — among the most highly viewed on the Democracy Now website — and share them with your friends and family.

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Debbie Menon

Founder and General Manager at My Cat Bird Seat
Debbie Menon is an independent writer based in Dubai. She is Editor-in-Chief of two websites: MyCatBirdSeat.com and VeteransNewsNow.com

Her main focus are the US-Mid-East Conflicts. Her writing has been featured in several print and online publications in the Middle East. She is committed to exposing(AIPAC) the Israel Lobby's control of American policy for the Middle East.

Control which amounts to treason by the Zionist Lobbies in America and its stooges in Congress, and that guarantees there can never be a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflicts, only catastrophe for all, in the region and the world.

Her mission is to inform and educate the public on issues of the US/Middle East conflicts that are unreported, underreported, or distorted in the Zionist ownedAmerican Media.

Her writing reflects the incredible resilience, almost superhuman steadfastness of the occupied and oppressed Palestinians, who are now facing the prospect of a final round of ethnic cleansing.

Her mission is to inform and educate internet viewers seeking unfiltered information about real events on issues of the US/Middle East conflicts that are unreported, underreported, or distorted in the American media.

The purpose is to look at the current reality from a different and critical perspective, not to simply rehash the pro-US/Israel perspective, smoke and mirrors that has been allowed to utterly and completely dominate Mainstream discourse.

PS: For those of her detractors that think she is being selective and even “one sided,” tough, that is the point of her work, to present an alternative view and interpretation of the US-Israel-Middle East conflict, that has been completely ignored in mainstream discourse and denied the US public. Oh, and she is not Muslim or Palestinian and not married to one either!Sorry to disappoint you!She is practicing Roman catholic.

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