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Once again, we seem to be having the problem of defining what we mean when we use the terms “free speech,” “censorship” and “political correctness.” The problem is embodied by alt-right critic, Milo Yiannopoulos. My pal, Mindy Newell, alluded to it here. Since she wrote that, there have been some new wrinkles to the story.
Mr. Yiannopoulos is the latest in a long line of bitchy queens. This homophobic stereotype is one of my favorites, and has been since before I knew what homosexuality was. Paul Lynde was my first exposure. Later, I would enjoy the (now terribly dated) film The Boys in the Band, feeling really daring and bold to attend such a movie in 1970 Youngstown Ohio. By the time I actually met out-of-the-closet queer people, I was predisposed to think them all brilliant… which, I think, is a form of homophobia, but more well-intentioned than most.
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- Martha Thomases
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, And The Spirit Of I.F. Stone screens Friday February 10th through Sunday February 12th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30 all three evenings.
Independent journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald (Snowden), Jeremy Scahill (Dirty Wars), Matt Taibbi and others are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Cameras roll as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the groundbreaking journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, many journalists are finding that to aggressively investigate governments rather than act as “stenographers to power”, they need to abandon mainstream corporate news media to work at alternative, web-based sites. All Governments Lie will forever change the way you watch and read the news.
The critics love All Governments Lie: Truth, »
- Tom Stockman
2 items from 2017
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