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The Media: What’s True, What’s Not
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Norman Solomon, Joan Kenley, Peter B. Collins

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Our 24/7 media cycle is dominated by opinionated news pundits and an onslaught of celebrity or person-of-the-moment headlines. Do we create a false reality from false information? How do our reactions impact our lives – personally and collectively – from politics to war to the economy to our planet’s very survival? Not afraid to challenge media spin with their own brand of truth-telling, Peter and Norman share their wisdom on how to best navigate through all the noise.  In Part I of this two-part conversation, you’ll hear:

  • how headlines are shaped by the media, government, and corporations
  • the ways we are influenced by “dis-info-tainment”
  • what Madison Avenue dramatics are used to sell wars
  • inside stories that may challenge your opinions
  • reliable sources you can reference for accurate reporting
Featured Guests
Norman Solomon Norman Solomon has authored a dozen books – including, “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits keep Spinning Us to Death” and “Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters With America’s Warfare State.” A nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics since 1992 – he’s been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and LA Times, and is frequently published on A recipient of the esteemed George Orwell award, Solomon founded the Institute for Public Accuracy in 1998 and serves as executive director.
Dr. Bonnie Bergin Peter B. Collins is a well-known broadcaster, entrepreneur, and media consultant based in San Francisco. He is one of the owners of KRXA/540, the progressive talk station serving Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz. From 2005 to March 2009, he hosted the Peter B. Collins Show – a daily, syndicated radio commentary and call-in program. In his late teens, during the Watergate years, he was a nightly on-air personality and talk show host at Chicago’s ABC FM affiliate, and at that intense time in history – his broadcast was rated number one.
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