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Leaked video shows US forces laughing as they kill reporters, civilians

US troops violated Rules of Engagement in Reuters shooting

US should join the International Criminal Court from Toward Freedom

What’s real and what’s imagined in NYT’s product placement survey?

MLK’s death and other uncomfortable truths by Greg Guma

NPR studies NPR’s gender balance from FAIR

Sen. Durbin promises to support diversifying the airwaves

We need birth control, not geo-engineering from Grist

Sen. McCain: ‘I never considered myself a maverick’

Tea Party could cost Republicans in census

Philly to ease marijuana penalties

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Closing ceremony - Canada laughs at itself

TOP STORIES

Toyota accused of ‘withholding documents’

Al Gore finally responds: ‘We can’t wish away climate change’

Fears drive up the price of copper

Mortgage modifications and you, Part One from FDL

Sixth Annual Israel Apartheid Week hits 40 cities

WAR & PEACE

1000 US soldiers dead in Afghanistan, time to revive anti-war agenda

Kevin Zeese & David Beito on Antiwar Radio: Fundraising for peace

Report: Depressed Tony Blair ‘wanted to quit after Iraq War’

Military suicides are causing civilian casualties too

Pentagon policy allows troops to over-share from Gizmodo

STORIES AROUND THE US

Guns at Starbucks? Open Carry Movement says yes

US Rep. challenges DEA grow-op raid from Stop the Drug War

Vermonters take on nuclear power from Consortium News

Progress toward a multiracial nation from Yes Magazine

Johnny Depp: Free the West Memphis Three

SPIN THE GLOBE

Chile scrambles to find survivors, death toll passes 700

IMF seeks new global currency, more power

New report on web censorship in China

Coffee producers ‘getting hammered’ by climate change

Iran warns of more ‘repressive measures’ in March

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Haiti photo by Ansel Herz

– “Down with occupation, down with stealing NGOs, return Aristide” –

TOP STORIES

Majority of Americans think Iran has the bomb by Allison Kilkenny

Operation New Dawn by Cindy Sheehan

Should we call the IRS attack terrorism? from The Atlantic

What are we bid for American justice? by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship

FREE SPEECH & THE PRESS

Best of 2009 journalism from True Slant

The demise of academic freedom? from Free Expression Policy Project

Why the media silence on Flight 253 hearings? from Media Channel

Attack disrupts access to College Publisher web site from SPLC

NO JUSTICE FOR DISGUSTING TORTURE LAWYERS

Probe clears Yoo for torture advice despite deleted emails by Stephen C Webster

Yoo said Bush could order civilians to be ‘massacred’ by Michael Isikoff

Justice Department’s shoddy investigation exposed from Commentary Magazine

Who asked Yoo and Bybee to write the memos? from Huffington Post

RON PAUL: REAL CONSERVATIVE POLITICS

Ron Paul wins big in CPAC 2010 straw poll by Sam Stein

WATCH- Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll from Politico

WATCH- Judging CPAC by the free swag by Rachel Maddow

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photo by Stephen C Webster

Domestic terrorism strikes in Austin, Texas by Stephen C Webster

Frustrated home owner bulldozes own house after bank forecloses

Greed trophy up for grabs by Jim Hightower

Transparency groups slam lobbyists plotting ‘sufficient cover’ to buy elections

Giles admits O’Keefe & Breitbart’s ACORN pimp story was a lie from Brad Blog

Bob Barr jeered at CPAC for saying waterboarding is torture from Raw Story

Rep. Conyers plans hearings on Bush torture lawyers by Muriel Kane

White House will back public option if Senate passes it by John Byrne

More states move toward single-payer health care from After Downing Street

The race for clean energy jobs from NRDC

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

School district admits to installing covert webcam software on student laptops

Sales of ‘Daybreak’ hurt by rebranding Iraq War ‘New Dawn’ by David Swanson

Army soldier jailed for rap lyrics to face court-martial in Iraq by Dahr Jamail

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will never seek atomic bombs from Antiwar.com

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Palm oil plan a threat to rainforests

Iran blocks Gmail permanently for citizens

Berlusconi silences TV critics ahead of elections from The Independent

French accuse Blair of Soviet-style propaganda in run-up to Iraq War

Palestinian security forces ‘a prescription for civil war’ from Al Jazeera

Palm oil deal ‘a threat to the rainforest’ from The Independent

How did BBC technology chief spend $1000 on a single cab ride?

Demanding justice for disappeared boy in ‘democratic’ Argentina

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CEOs Roberts & Zucker: Nothing but the truth, huh?

MEDIA CONSOLIDATION & THE PUBLIC INTEREST

House effort urges DOJ & FCC to block Comcast acquisition of NBC-U

Netflix warns Comcast-NBC merger could hurt open Internet

Public interest groups warn Comcast takeover is anticompetitive

Comcast-NBC merger no sure thing from Stop Big Media

TOP STORIES

Will George W Bush be next to appear before UK’s Iraq Inquiry?

Dave Zirin talks Super Bowl politics from Democracy Now

Paul Krugman covers the ‘hold’ strategy employed by US Senators

Demand Media: The future of content, cheap and plentiful

GREEN ACTIVISM & LOCAL ECONOMIES

No oil company will know peace in the creeks of Nigeria

Globalization kills, return to local economies by Thom Hartmann

Incentives to going ‘off grid’ bring power to the people

4 stories that should have changed the media narrative, but didn’t

FOLLOW THE MONEY

In a message to Dems, Wall St. sends cash to GOP

Wealthy CEOs conspire to influence elections for GOP

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo takes on Bank of America fraud

ACORN smear conspirator wants tax-deductible donations to her legal fund

SARAH PALIN & THE TEA PARTY

Tea Party represents ‘innate racism’ says Meghan McCain

Speech was all boilerplate non-sequiturs & cognitive disconnections

Raw Story debunks Palin’s claims in speech by Sahil Kapur

Last Word: Palin has delusions of grandeur by Mike Lupica

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Jon Stewart: Fox saw Obama’s Q&A as ‘against the narrative’

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

Blair lied to public and misled parliament in build-up to Iraq War

NPR finds right-wing crank to spit on Zinn’s grave from FAIR

The creed of objectivity killed the news by Chris Hedges

Law would keep FCC off low-power radio from 10th Amendment Center

POLITICS POLITICS POLITICS

Supreme Court decision does not lift restrictions on nonprofits

Has the Democratic Party traded principles for power? from NOW

Dem ad slams GOP candidate as ‘architect of voter suppression’

What libertarians & the left have in common from Antiwar Radio

O BA MA

Obama doing another Q&A, with Senate Democrats Wed AM

Obama ignores another of his own pledges, increases drug war budget

Defying China, Obama to meet with Dalai Lama from AFP

Large percentage of GOP thinks president is racist, socialist, non-citizen

WORLD WIDE WEB

Short on cash, Wikileaks suspends operations from CNET

Everybody forgets readers when bashing news aggregators

Celebrity doppelganger Facebook photos could violate terms

Reuters pulls ‘backdoor’ tax hikes story from Raw Story

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British opposition to Blair

Tony Blair forced to testify on war crimes to Iraq Inquiry by David Swanson

OBAMA

Jobs plan offered to Congress: $5K tax credit for every new hire

Cuts to Fed Govt greenhouse-gas emissions ordered by CS Monitor

Obama helps in play-by-play booth for Duke vs. Georgetown game

Theory behind Obama’s appearance with GOP by Sharon Fisher

POLITICS

Poll: Americans pretty clueless about politics, world from Raw Story

Justice Dept clears torture memo author John Yoo of misconduct

Health deal was reached days before Mass. election, says Sen. Harkin

Not too late to limit or reverse impact of Citizens United v. FEC

RADIO

Prometheus says the clock is ticking on LPFM bill from Radio Ink

Internet, new media support community radio, but problems remain

FCC OKs upping digital radio power from Benton Foundation

Community radio reaches out to Haiti from Prometheus Radio

MEDIA

BitTorrent census: About 99% of files infringe copyright from Ars Technica

Supreme Court decision good for free speech & bottom line, says NAB

Gay dating site’s Super Bowl ad denied by CBS, anti-abortion ad is OK

Laura Flanders on GRIT TV: Citizens United, Iraq, Howard Zinn

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Howard Zinn, dissident historian, dead at 87

TOP STORIES

Iraq War ending, all troops coming home: Obama

Did Justice Alito ‘mouth off’ to Obama during speech?

Idaho Public Television faces loss of entire state funding

The ‘Ellie Light’ letter-to-the-editor mystery gets weirder

BACK & FORTH

RIAA offers to settle Jammie Thomas case for $25K

Settlement rejected in ‘shocking’ RIAA file sharing verdict

Internet freedoms & Internet radicals by Andrew Keen

Net neutrality key to open Internet by Josh Silver & Craig Aaron

WIRED’S ELLIOT VAN BUSKIRK

Forget the iPad, Apple needs to rebuild iTunes

DOJ approves Ticketmaster, Live Nation merger

Spotify hits 250K paid subscribers, US rollout still unknown

YouTube for rent: Today Sundance, tomorrow the world

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Supreme Court of the United Corporations

Democracy in America is a useful fiction by Chris Hedges

Local TV expects big money after Supreme Court ruling from Lost Remote

McChesney & Nichols: Why we need to subsidize journalism from The Progressive

AMARC calls on community broadcasters to rally in support of Haiti

Iraq whistleblower’s autopsy sealed for 70 years by Stephen C Webster

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Arab-Americans feel targeted, call airport profiling ‘unconstitutional’

SPECIAL ELECTION

Coakley conceded before ballots ‘counted or examined by any human being’

Pre-emptively ‘calling the race’ is not the media’s job by Bev Harris

‘5 reports’ of voting irregularities in ‘at least 3’ jurisdictions from Brad Blog

‘Sidecar’ reconciliation, the public option lives again by Jane Hamsher

HAITI RELIEF

Tell CNN to stop hyping fears of violence from Media Hacker

Blackwater before drinking water by Greg Palast

US military turning away humanitarian assistance by Cynthia McKinney

Checking our elitism at the door from Future Majority

BUSH ERA

FBI used fake threats to illegally obtain Americans’ phone records

Blair’s attorney general warned in 2002 that Iraq invasion would be illegal

CENSORED NO MORE- Exclusive preview of Mike Connell story in Maxim

Court of Appeals reviews Bush FCC’s ‘fleeting expletive’ rule from FEP Project

INDEPENDENT MEDIA

‘Cognitive infiltration’ stirs up Internet storm from Rag Blog

Can newspaper muckraking carry on in nonprofits? from NY Times

Chicago Independent Radio Project hits the web from Radio Survivor

Criminal justice blogger outlines 2010 agenda from Texas Tribune

MORE STORIES!

Why Americans stopped fighting back against oppression from Alternet

Obama calls for integration of state and federal military forces

Federal government still discouraging medical marijuana research

Head of Boating buys Editor & Publisher by Greg Mitchell

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Denver mayor Hickenlooper vs. VT Sen. Sanders

War is peace & right is center: Newspeak skews political debate by David Sirota

TOP 4

Fri. news dump: ACLU wins release of names of Bagram detainees from FDL

Rep. Schakowsky prepares legislation to ban Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Sen. Dodd may drop consumer protection agency from Wall St Journal

Scientists cautiously optimistic as Doomsday clock reset from AFP

MEDIA

Read the best of the 13,000 net neutrality comments now on the public record

How the music industry is about to change from Inside Music Media

Jan. 31 deadline approaches for Internet radio stations from Broadcast Law Blog

Clear Channel debuts Google-like contextual radio ad platform from MediaPost

ETC

Reporter Dahr Jamail on Iraq War vet jailed for writing Stop Loss hip hop song

Beijing police cancel China’s 1st ever gay pageant from AFP

NY Post claims Lou Dobbs will not run for office from Think Progress

A letter to Rush Limbaugh by Roger Ebert

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The Existential Crisis of magazines online

5 reasons to feel hopeful in 2010 from Change.org

Foreclosures still swamping federal efforts to help from McClatchy

Living on nothing but food stamps from NY Times

Backlash in UK over extension of TV product placement from Guardian

PolitiFact challenges Cheney’s latest lie

Iraq to support Blackwater lawsuit in US courts from Reuters

Ex-Blackwater employees not wanted in Iraq: Spokesman

More to publishing than meets the screen from NY Times

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Chris Matthews is scared of kung fu fighting terrorists from Raw Story

Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured

Banks roll out new check, card fees from Democratic Underground

Official Army history: Bush ‘hamstrung’ troops by Stephen C Webster

Former UK Prime Minister slams Iraq War motives

Michael Chertoff’s serious ‘full-body scanners’ conflict of interest

The new Katrina flood: Hospital liability from ProPublica

AT&T tells FCC it must ditch landline phones to improve broadband

Do charter schools encourage innovation, best practices?

Tyranny of govt & duty of confidentiality as bloggers from TechCrunch

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Former "Most-trusted man" on TV

Slideshow of mostly showbiz & sports stars who passed away in 2009

LISTEN- Press freedom on the front lines from Free Speech Radio News

Iraq to take steps to bring Blackwater’s murderers to justice

Airport security: Two alternatives to full-body scanners

Dems seek to shorten primaries, rein in superdelegates from CS Monitor

Hotel WiFi should be a right, not a luxury from TechCrunch

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TOP 4

Leaked UN report: Copenhagen cuts would lead to 3C temperature rise

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry: The establishment goes to work from Media Lens

Army specialist jailed for stop-loss hip hop song from Courage to Resist

Add 56,000 new contractors to 30,000 new troops for Afghanistan

NEWS ABOUT THE MEDIA

LPFM passes the House by Candace Clement; Hannah Sassaman reflects

Shield law, anonymity, defining journalism from FindLaw

New ratings system for radio changes the game from NY Times

AT&T tells FCC it loves the idea, not the rules of net neutrality from Wired

Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet market will be twice desktop size by 2012

FAIR to PBS: Don’t abandon hard-hitting journalism

VIEWPOINTS

Op-ed: Copenhagen & the empire’s new clothes by Amy Goodman

Op-ed: White House as helpless victim on heath care by Glenn Greenwald

Op-ed: The Courage to say no by Naomi Klein

Op-ed: Ruined Senate health bill unsupportable by Keith Olbermann

Op-ed: ‘Party of No’ blocks debate on Sanders’ real reform by John Nichols

ETC

Bush officials emailed bogus rumor blaming Gore for Bin Laden escape

Armey lashes out at Maddow after canceled National Press Club speech

Maddow strikes back at Dick Armey’s nonsensical attack

Police shoot US student’s laptop upon entry to Israel from Haaretz

Ed Schultz to Obama: ‘Your base thinks you’re nothing but a sellout’

Lawmakers push new Buy American bill

Chris Matthews trashes netroots from Think Progress

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Eco activist charged for protest stunt

Activist Tim DeChristopher charged for failing to pay oil bid from Huffington Post

Campaign cash behind the Afghanistan escalation from Inst. for Southern Studies

Morocco silences the pens of its journalists from Committee to Protect Journalists

‘Too few funds’ to rebuild Iraq, inquiry told from The Independent

75,000 copycats of US newspaper content per month from Editor & Publisher

Twitter credited for record site traffic on Seattle Times manhunt coverage

Afghan politician: Surge can only magnify crimes against Afghan people

WGXC: Change in the air of the Hudson Valley

Jesse Ventura: New show Conspiracy Theory; MSNBC paid him off in 2003

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News magazines sold

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Listen to Free Speech Radio News special on resegregation of American schools

Amy Goodman ‘violated’ by Canadian border officials

US scuttled consensus building, was hellbent on Iraq War

Blackwater lawyers accuse DOJ of misconduct

ACORN reprieve sparks GOP fury from The Raw Story

How is Newt Gingrich not a lobbyist? from Firedoglake

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OpenSecrets has integrated state & national campaign $ in a new way

Watchdogs detail 2008 campaign contributions in ways never before documented

Jeremy Scahill: Obama using Blackwater for assassinations in Pakistan

British Iraq War inquiry will be no whitewash, Chilcot promises from BBC News

What’s happened to journalists from defunct Seattle PI? from Save the News

Telcos to FCC: Give us billions, don’t make us share from Ars Technica

Volunteers log off as Wikipedia ages from Wall St Journal

Dana Perino blasts Obama one week after he nominated her to BBG

Free speech is net neutrality foreign policy says Obama tech deputy

Glenn Beck: Unheavenly host from The New Yorker

Russia is now a criminal state from BBC News

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