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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:05 PM
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Conyers Media Bias Forum BROADCAST LIVE at 1 PM on Al Franken/ AAR
Edited on Tue May-24-05 12:05 PM by Nothing Without Hope
CSPAN will record for a later broadcast, schedule TBA.

From BradBlog yesterday:
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00001412.htm
(snip)

Since both the House and Senate are in session tomorrow (NUKULAR DAY and all!) the forum, unfortunately, will not be carried live but will instead run later at a later time still to be determined.

UPDATE: Air America will be broadcasting the Forum live beginning at 1pm ET tomorrow (Tuesday). You can listen online via this link ( http://play.rbn.com/?url=airam/airam/live/live.rm&proto ... ).

(snip)


BradBlog is a good place to keep informed on this, as on many other things. Rep. Conyers has a special relationship with Brad, as he does with John at Raw Story.

Here is the press release about the Forum (from BradBlog):


FROM THE NEWSWEEK CONTROVERSY TO THE DOWNING STREET MEMO, CONYERS HOSTS FORUM: "MEDIA BIAS AND THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Rep. John Conyers, Jr. and other Members will host a forum concerning the state of the freedom of the press in this country.

There are few liberties which are more precious to our citizenry or important to our democracy than a free and independent press. Unfortunately, in the present environment, the fourth estate appears reticent to cover numerous issues of genuine public import, and has frequently retreated in the face of criticism and threats from government officials.

For example, the mainstream media has largely ignored the implications of the "Downing Street Memo," which points to a secret agreement between the Bush and Blair Administration to not only go to war, but create the conditions necessary for the war. Similarly, in the wake of the Newsweek "retraction" of the Koran story, the Administration has sought to mandate that the magazine alter its coverage of our involvement in the Middle East.

Tuesday's Forum will provide a timely opportunity to assess the nature of media bias and the extent that press freedoms are at risk in the post-9/11 world.

WHAT: Forum: "Media Bias and the Future of Freedom of the Press"

PANEL:
Al Franken, the Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, author of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

David Brock, founder of Media Matters

Randi Rhodes, the Randi Rhodes Show on Air America Radio

Joe Madison, The Black Eagle Radio Show

Justin Webb, Senior Washington Correspondent of BBC News

Eric Alterman, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

Steve Rendall, media watchdog group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

John Aravosis, America Blog

Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress


WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building


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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:08 PM
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1. but I want to see it LIVE!
listening to it on the radio just isn't the same...I propose we get a CSPAN-4 :P
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:15 PM
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8. Yeah, that sounds good to me. At least CSPAN responded to requests
- many of them from DUers - and are recording it for later broadcast. We'll have to be alert for when that happens and pass the word.
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:09 PM
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2. And the Raw Article all on the same day...
This is a hell of a day after a very troubling night.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:11 PM
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3. Man I'm psyched!
But is the media going to cover this??
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:14 PM
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6. Are you kidding? MSM cover this?
:sarcasm:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:15 PM
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11. CSPAN is recording it and will broadcast it later (schedule TBA) n/t
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:53 AM
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32. Tentative CSPAN broadcast time - 8 PM Saturday
but that could change, perhaps coming earlier - we have to watch the schedule.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:54 AM
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33. Video clip links are up at Conyers' blog site here:
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:13 PM
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4. listening....
hope the MSM covers this....and not in the
entertainment sections.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:18 PM
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14. We'll have to check closely - it's bound to be mentioned somewhere.
The interesting question, as you point out, is where? Buried on page zillionty-zillion?
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pgh_dem Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:14 PM
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5. kicked and recommended
Yeah I'd love to see it live too, but listening is pretty cool.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:14 PM
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7. starting with Al Franken....
Al's chuckling.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:16 PM
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13. he's popping his p's....
talking about a PIPA (?) study
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:15 PM
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9. Oh, this is fabulous.

"You can not preach democracy abroad if you do not respect
it at home."

Franken coming up.

:bounce:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:16 PM
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12. ooh - let's keep a list of FAVE QUOTES - that's a beauty! n/t
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:15 PM
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10. I will wait on delay tape... I am listening!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:18 PM
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15. Al Franken is on now.
But I rather see this live.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:19 PM
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16. LET'S MAKE THIS THREAD A LIVEBLOG OF THE FORUM!
Unfortunately, I have to leave for the next hour and a half. :( Does the Al Franken show rebroadcast, I wonder? I'll have to check.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:21 PM
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18. I bet this will repeat best of this weekend.
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:21 PM
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17. Franken did his Monica media joke.

There were a few media outlets who did not go all Monica
all the time. I'd like to cite them here. Sailor Monthly.
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Cell Whitman Donating Member (872 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:23 PM
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19. Here's why FOX viewers have no clue.
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/19/141...

Georgetown Law School professor David Cole describes how Bill O'Reilly deliberately cut out a recorded statement from the head of the 9/11 Commission to mislead his audience about links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:32 PM
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20. I have to leave - WILL SOMEONE PLEASE START A NEW THREAD WHEN/IF
THIS ONE GETS TOO LONG FOR THE DIALUP PEOPLE? I'm hoping this will continue to pick up liveblog comments, and that can make for a long thread.

Have fun, guys! :hi:
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:35 PM
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21. Randi is now on!!!
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:35 PM
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22. Randi's on
she sounds a bit nervous but has good stuff to say...
we'll need a transcript.
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:42 PM
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23. Randi is Rocking, Rocking, Rocking Out!!

You Go Girl!!!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 12:55 PM
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24. It's great so far
:thumbsup:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 02:47 PM
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25. kick! n/t
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:14 PM
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26. Thread with COMPLETE CONYERS OPENING STATEMENT and more:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thread title: "BRAD BLOG: Conyers at Media Bias Forum: 'Independent Press Under Assault'"
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:28 PM
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27. i missed it---help!!!
anyone know where there is a link, copy of transcript or if it will air on cspan?
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 03:58 PM
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28. Not yet, but it will be posted when we do know. More info, including
Conyers' prepared opening statement, is in this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Thread title: BRAD BLOG: Conyers at Media Bias Forum: 'Independent Press Under Assault'

Most of the info so far is from BradBlog (Home page http://www.bradblog.com ), which, in addition to being a great site, is especially good at tracking the many, many important activities of Rep. Conyers. (Does the man never sleep?)

I will continue to post updates as they become available.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 09:29 PM
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30. thank you
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 02:52 AM
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31. Tentative schedule for CSPAN broadcast, 8 PM Saturday
But that is TENTATIVE - we'll have to watch the CSPAN schedule to be sure it isn't shown earlier.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 04:00 PM
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29. Anyone who is interested in participating in forming a DU CONYERS GROUP
please post a comment about it here. Several of us have been discussing it and think it's a good idea. We would need a good mission statement and 10 donating DU members.
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