FTC Reinventing Journalism: Today’s Watchdogs May Be Tomorrow’s Lap Dogs


As we have come to expect, the new FTC “discussion draft” on reinventing journalism was quietly released this week, virtually lost among the big stories of flotillas and oil leaks. Some of the ideas contained include using AmeriCorps as a cheap, young journalistic alternative and grant making to university journalism students to do actual reporting. [...]

US Charitable Organizations Support Violent Flotillas


The Sweetness & Light blog has an excellent piece entitled “US Taxpayers Support The ‘Gaza Flotilla.’” They illustrate how the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is funding the flotilla by funneling donations through the socialist A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, an American 501c3 charitable tax exempt foundation. This is just another example of how too many charities [...]