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Underreported: Censored 2010

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On this week’s Underreported, we look at 25 important stories you’ve never heard of – including articles about nuclear waste pools in North Carolina and Ecuador becoming the first country to grant human rights to nature. Mickey Huff, the co-editor of Censored 2010, tells us about this year’s best underreported stories. Find out more about Project Censored here.

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Comments [11]

Clear as Mudd from IL

Hey Calls'em As I Sees'em:
Did you not hear Mr. Huff take issue with Obama, Clinton and our last election as well as your apparently beloved Conservatives? Methinks you listen to Rush too much, sir.
The whole point of Project Censored is to report stories that are NOT reported in the Corporate Media. Mr Huff equally criticizes both sides. We can see that you are well versed in Conservative Republican Corporate news. Now stop. Please. And then buy the book maybe. Or otherwise open your mind.

Oct. 16 2009 01:03 AM
Robin from Nova Scotia

Defensive defensive defensive.

I'd listen to Democracy Now any day of the week over NPR.

The idea that actual news makes one fall asleep has led us to the condescension and foolishness on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. (breaking news has become Paris Hilton and Rush Limbaugh).

I consider that boring. And by the way, Leonard Lopate, it is not like your show doesn't drone on and on at times.

Clearly your gig is too cushy to allow you to absorb a little well-deserved criticism. Really revealing and pathetic. The last time I listen to this show.

Oct. 15 2009 04:12 PM
Pam from NY

Leonard--There is a marked difference in news judgment between you on the one hand and NPR and, even, the WNYC News Dep't. (esp., it seems, Amy Eddings) on the other, which latter DO interrupt programming and announce on the hour such "stuff" as O.J., Michael Jackson, and other celebrity and "if it bleeds, it leads" stories.

Oct. 15 2009 01:51 PM
Calls'em As I Sees'em from McLean, VA

Yes more under reported Democrat Party fraud in 2008:

There were more voting irregularities - ACORN and SEIU bringing homeless people in and registering 400,000 fraudulent voters - now being investigated in at least 14 states. Al Franken’s “win” was the most laughable of all. More “ballots” kept appearing “as needed.” It was like Chicago 1960 - when JFK won on the strength of fraud in Ill. And TX. Yes - the Dems are so pure. LOL.

Oct. 15 2009 01:48 PM
Katherine Jackson from NYC

I wondered whether the huge emphasis on Michael Jackson's death by the cable news was partly to deflect attention from the health care debate which was raging at the time. Health care policy is wonky and boring and not ratings-friendly, but more important, as ad after ad after ad will attest, CNN, MSNBC etc are sponsored bigtime by big Pharma and health insurance cos.

Oct. 15 2009 01:47 PM
Calls'em As I Sees'em from McLean, VA

I would consider Barrack's break with 30+ years of public trust and reform on campaign financing as the biggest uncovered story of 2008.

The fact that Barry promised to take public financing and then broke that trust was not much talked about by the media. In fact, the media often compared Barry's fund raising ($800 million) and spending per month to McCain's as if McCain could do more then the $84 million of public financing. Much of this money is still unaccounted for and there are strong rumors of many improprieties.

Oct. 15 2009 01:46 PM
The Shadow from SoHo (160 Varick Street)

Leonard -

Please ask your guest whether he works with "Radical Reference" librarians? (He only described his helpers with the vague terms "universities and colleges."

Is he aware of the under-the-radar work of librarians with non-corporate media?

Thanks.

Oct. 15 2009 01:42 PM
Edward from NJ

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that not covering #22,"Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team", was a matter of good news judgment not censorship.

Oct. 15 2009 01:28 PM
Evan from New York, NY

There is nothing more annoying than the misuse of the word censorship. When news organizations choose not to cover a story, for whatever reason, it's a news judgment. You may not like the reasons for the judgment, but unless it's made under order of, or threat from, the government, it's not censorship. It's akin to when people claim that, because a news organization doesn't give them a platform, it's a First Amendment violation.

Oct. 15 2009 01:22 PM
Calls'em As I Sees'em from McLean, VA

Lenny -

Speaking of censorship:

(1) what of the suppression of info concerning Barrack's radical background and associates? It took a year for Rev. Wright and Bill Ayes stories to get from niche talk radio to token mention on main stream media?

(2) what of suppression of info concerning the Apollo Alliance drafting of the health care plan? What of suppression of cut outs for unions and other favored groups under the health care plans?

(3) what of WNYC and NPR failing to have on the air numerous best selling conservative authors such as Mark Levin (1 million seller), Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, Dick Morris?

(4) There is much more suppression of news that is adverse to liberals then against conservatives?

(5) Few people know that the case(s) concerning Obama's birth is actually before the Supreme Court. That has been suppressed by NPR and the main stream media.

Oct. 15 2009 01:22 PM
Marianne Barcellona from New York

Will you please tell us the URL addresses for the censored stories discussed here? Excellent show, by the way, thank you!!

The Leonard Lopate Show responds:

You can find the Project Censored stories by clicking on the link above.

Oct. 15 2009 01:20 PM

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