Uninformed Electorate (aka Thanks, Corporate News!)

trash-can-ballot-boxRemember the Federal Law detailed in Title 5’s U.S.C. 2302 that prevents employers from discriminating against applicants & employees due to a person’s “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation.”?

Well, Newt Gingrich wanted to forget about it.

This week’s double-Smackdown goes to a man who just months ago came frighteningly close to being a serious contender for President, [cue horror film screams] AND to our corporate mainstream news media for failing, once again, to inform us about potential threats to our democracy – especially during a presidential primary – that crucial period in which the electorate must be well-informed.

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Express Yourself

We’re starting to see a media landscape in which innovation is happening everywhere, and moving from one spot to another. That is a huge transformation. The moment we’re living through, the moment our historical generation is living through, is the largest increase in expressive capability in human history.”

Clay Shirky (TED Talk: ‘How Social Media Can Make History’)

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