Mohammed Nabbous, A Servant Leader in Libya

March 20, 2011

What does a journalist do?

Recently, I turned up the volume on the problematic regarding the corporate bias of the modern news organization-media empire. I have questioned the privilege of media agents who do not represent the public interest, health, welfare, hope and aspiration for a better country – agents that serve the interests of the corporate bottom line. They pass themselves off as the press. As journalists. And it’s really that bad. But there are also those who measure up. They stand above. They are an example to follow.

Mohammed Nabbous stands among several recent heroes of the press.

Mohammed Nabbous (Mo to many) may have been the first citizen journalist to share the terror and horror of Gaddafi’s attempt to silence Feb 17th protesters in Libya. Mo broadcast live from Benghazi from the beginning of the Libyan revolution. He captured the world’s attention with his online video, commentary and blogging. He founded Libya Alhurra TV. You can watch some of Mo’s reports here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s Obama, there’s Obama…

March 12, 2008

Notes from a Patsak:

The key to victory was not who wins a few cherry-picked states that the Clinton campaign and the Media had told us were important. The key to understanding Obama’s victory is realizing that every vote and every voter matters.

Below… play the song, mentally replacing the word, llama with Obama…

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Hillary Clinton played a polite and fearsome card game

Some say Hillary was dealt a bad hand and that Obama was counting the cards. They say Barack even saw the deck, marked the aces, and dealt Hillary that bad hand.

Don’t believe a word they say. It’s all untrue. They just can’t handle the truth. It’s that simple.
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Bad boys. Bad boys. Whatcha gonna do?

February 25, 2008

Five cent tours in Bablion:

The failure of a U.S. federal judge to stop wikileaks.org reminds us that the democratization of communication and information channels are powerful tools in the struggle for human freedom.

Information Democracy

The democratization of communication and information channels provides as much promise as threat to the way politics and business is done.

Romanian politicans beware! Shady managers and company owners too. There’s terrabytes and terrabytes of disk space waiting for leaking files and documents about you on wikileaks.org. And there’s no way to stop this juggernaut that exposes all the corruption and lies that come into its great path. Whatcha gonna do?

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Thomas Sowell, Media, Politics and Idiocracy

February 13, 2008

Five cent tour in Bablion:

Things have changed; the Press has a new role in society- Media for advertising and marketing. As Thomas Sowell notes, The Press is not doing it’s duty. The good news is that New Media has replaced the advertising Media machine for unfiltered viewpoint and opinion.

The internet is a marketplace of opinion and views where people tell it like they see it and offer their personal opinion. Blogging and social networks are an example. And that thing that was The Press has become something else, an advertising Media machine. Soon enough, I regret that we all may be assimilated and retasked to the greatest unintended integrated marketing strategy ever. Unless we can keep the high ground of New Media.

Thomas Sowell on Media and Politics

Thomas Sowell writes this week about the Media and Politics. He makes an excellent example of Geoffrey Dawson at The Times of London in the 1930s. Dawson, Sowell explains, “filtered” the news in an effort to encourage peace after so much pain from the First World War, and thereby, unintentionally, downplayed the dangers of Hitler.

Sowell reminds us that journalists have a duty to tell the public “the truth as they see it and to offer their honest opinion as to what it means.”
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Futureshock: Fascism in Romania’s future

January 12, 2007

In Bablion, we trust… no one.

Romanians would like a magnificent, majestic and heroic King who embodies the will of the nation, but without giving up their sense of freedom- a freedom that was handed to them on a blood-splashed silver platter by former intelligence bosses who wanted a bigger slice of pie than they could get under communism. While Romanians do not want another dictator that sets himself up as the new boss, they secretly yearn for a new kind of fascist leader who will bring a doctrine of action, make things happen, and renew national pride – a pride that communism took from them long ago.

The future is shocking; the future is the new facism

As an emerging market, Romania is an exciting place to be. I remain inspired by the prolific change that I have seen realized in the last seven years. In fact, Bucharest is an exciting place to be – London and Paris are tired cliches in comparison. Investment opportunities abound in agriculture, commercial and residential real estate, education, finance, hotel and resort development, online advertising, publishing, services, and more.

It is a shame that they can’t get their politics right- the inexorable corruption and capricious politics of discreditation provides an opening for a new fascism.

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The rise of a new kind fascism does not threaten business, investment and private property because the tools of capitalism provide contenders with the immense wealth and power needed for a fascist leader to emerge to the center stage as an authentic national hero. Already, the new fascism subverts the democratic dynamic of a nation (good of the people) into a corporative state where national policies are decided by captains of industry and business. This has become particularly clear regarding conflicts on legislation between the European Union and the Romanian state.
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