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Culture of Truth for VS Sundays: Orthrodoxy

11:58 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Tonight on Virtually Speaking Sundays, political & social analysts digby and Marcy Wheeler consider Aaron Swartz, DOJ, WikiLeaks and PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records); Colin Powell, John Brennan and the CIA, Chuck Hagel and DoD. Jay Ackroyd moderated. They were outstanding! Follow @digby56 @emptywheel @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd  Listen here.

The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman.

Each Sunday, political satirist Culture of Truth tracks the Sunday Morning ‘News’ Shows, particularly Meet the Press. In The Bobblespeak Translations he gives us a laugh-out-loud, perceptive rundown, capturing “What They’re Really Saying When They’re Saying What They’re Saying.” Then, for Virtually Speaking Sundays, CoT crafts a short audio commentary, read aloud by one of several readers and capturing the most most ridiculous moment from Meet the Press. We run them as a bottom-of-the-hour segment during our Sunday shows and then at midnight eastern, I post them as stand-alone audio.

Based on this morning’s Bobblespeak Translation – read the whole post here – tonight’s most ridiculous moment is called “Orthodoxy.” Listen to it here.

I’m Culture of Truth,

The Sunday talk shows began on a humorous note, as George Stephanopoulos played a clip from the movie “Lincoln” showing brave statesmen voting for the 13th Amendment, and said the film quote “shows Congressman Clay Hawkins and others breaking with their party to oppose slavery, inspiration perhaps for our next guests, the new chairs of the No Labels movement, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.” unquote

After this unintentionally hilarious introduction, the two No Labels gentlemen of course refused to take a position on anything, except to assure viewers concerned about gun violence that both men quote “have been shooting since we were 5 or 6 years old,” unquote, and that Manchin will introduce a bill with conservative John McCain and liberal Joe Lieberman to put together a commission on mass violence, but that he can also quote “guarantee you there will not be an encroachment on your Second Amendment rights” unquote.

On Meet The Press, Mike Murphy said he was quote “puzzled” by the fact that President Obama’s pick to be Secretary of Defense has been called contentious, and also puzzled that there will also be a fight over Jack Lew, who he admitted is “totally qualified to be treasury secretary” unquote. Mike Murphy and Haley Barbour and Andrea Mitchell all pronounced themselves very confused and troubled as to why the President is nominating people he agrees with and not more conservative Republicans.

Colin Powell assured David Gregory that he is still a Republican, but observed quote that “There’s also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the Party,” unquote.

Gregory expressed fear that with possible spending cuts, quote “we’re on the brink of creating a hollow force.” and asked “Would a Secretary of Defense Hagel preside over the hollowing out of the Defense Department?”

Powell reminded him that people worried about defense spending cuts quote “are the same people who are saying we have got to cut spending,” unquote

Powell blamed the invasion of Iraq on the CIA, saying quote “We subsequently found out that a lot of that information was not accurate and that is very unfortunate but that’s the way it unfolded,” but then a minute later said the war quote “was the correct thing to do and it was well supported by the intelligence.” unquote

But the most troubling moment came in a a discussion of torture. Gregory asked, quote “To the extent that enhanced interrogation techniques played some role in tracking down the courier which led to bin Laden, and I choose my words carefully, do the ends justify the means?” unquote

Powell argued that the military never committed waterboarding or other acts known to be torture, and said quote “we can’t be a nation that is lawless. We cannot be a nation that simply ignores our obligations to ourselves, our obligations to our constitution, our obligations to our own moral standing in the world.” unquote

Without missing a beat, as if he did not hear a single word Powell said, Gregory responded quote: “But the ends justify the means if you get bin Laden in the end?”

David Gregory usually invites classic centrist guests who will agree with his centrist Beltway views, but even if he has a guest who disagrees with this worldview, he either doesn’t hear it, or his brain simply cannot process any deviation from orthodoxy, especially one as fundamental as the idea that the ends justify the means. And that’s the most ridiculous thing that happened this Sunday.

Virtually Speaking: Gloria Feldt, Marcy Wheeler, Susie Madrak, Avedon Carol, Lambert Strether, Culture of Truth, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

12:58 pm in Media by California Sherry

Big week coming up; talk worth listening to. But first, from our growing collection of audio commentary on Jay Ackroyd’s You-Tube page: The Z Files: Success, in which Stuart Zechman describes Rush Limbaugh’s facility for distraction and disinformation.

Schedule for Sunday, March 18 through Thursday, March 22. This week:  Gloria Feldt, Avedon Carol, Marcy Wheeler, Susie Madrak, Lambert Strether, Culture of Truth, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider science and politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: academics,  analysts, activists, media critics, scientists, technologists, historians, etc. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. Through the Second Life platform or IRC (see below). All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. And syndicated, too! Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, March 18 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Marcy Wheeler and Susie Madrak discuss developments of the week’s news cycles, drawing from their own writing and the Bobblespeak Translations. Plus CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @emptywheel @susiemadrak @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, March 20 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Avedon Carol and Lambert Strether recall CorrenteWire’s role in promoting dialogue about Modern Monetary Theory, convening a Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter-Conference, and the reaction of the left blogosphere. Follow @Avedon_Says @CorrenteWire. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, March 22| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth in a continuing conversation from the perspective of liberalism in a centrist America.| A-Z background, links, etc. here. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses, joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss the war on women heating up during the Republican presidential campaign. Follow @HartFeldt @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Dave Johnson, Natasha Chart, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Dayen, Frances Causey, Don Goldmacher, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:33 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, because we have the filmmakers on the 1st, the trailer from Heist: Who Stole the American Dream opening March 2 for a week in NYC at The Quad.

Schedule for Sunday, Feb 26 through Thursday, March 1 Dave Johnson, Natasha Chart, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Dayen, Frances Causey, Don Goldmacher,  Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd consider politics, policy and science in light of very current events, timely trends and public affairs. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio (BTR). Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.)

Sunday, Feb 26 | 1 pm eastern | 10 am pacific |Virtually Speaking Sundays |Marcy Wheeler and David Dayen discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @emptywheel @ddayen @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Feb 28 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays | Dave Johnson talks with Natasha Chart, online campaign manager at SEIU. They plan to talk about labor’s situation, driving organizing through technology and the attacks on women’s rights. Plus The Z Files. Follow@dcjohnson @NatashaChart   Listen live and later on BTR


(Note the Tuesday line-up: Spocko and Mike Stark talk about advocacy and activism on the 1st Tuesday of the month; Susie Madrak and a guest consider the impact of current events on working and middle class people on the 2nd Tuesday; Avedon Carol and Correntewire‘s Lambert Strether dissect breaking news and crazy liberalism on the 3rd Tuesday; Dave Johnson maps the forest with a guest on the 4th Tuesday; and Jay Ackroyd and a guest shed light on current insanities of the political and economic kind, on the 5th Tuesday.)

Thursday, March 1| Double Header –

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss current evens from the perspective of movement liberalism.| Plus What Digby Said. And last week’s post-show notes. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with filmmakers Frances Causey and Don Goldmacher about Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? the night before it opens at The Quad Cinema in NYC for a week long run, against the backdrop of a growing worldwide populist democratic movement. Follow @HeistDoc @FCausey @donnyg1941 @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

11:28 am in Media by California Sherry

Talk worth listening to. But first, from the top of Jay’s VS video collection: Stuart Zechman considers political campaigns, creating a culture of truth and the strategic and tactical logic of being an undecided voter.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan 29 through Thursday, Feb 2. This week: digby, Marcy Wheeler, Alan Boyle, Shawn Otto, Stirling Newberry, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd consider politics in light of very current events and public affairs. VS amplifies – mainly – progressive voices: political analysts, activists, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) Miss the Intro?

Sunday, Jan 29 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | digby and Stuart Zechman discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Featuring CoT’s the ‘Most Ridiculous Moment’ from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @digby56 @bobblespeak @Stuart_Zechman. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Jan 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Tuesdays |Marcy Wheeler and Jay take the test – live – and discuss the contents of the  recently released “How Thick is Your Bubble” quiz from AEI and Charles Murray. Take it yourself! Follow @emptywheel @JayAckroyd Listen live and later on BTR

Wednesday, Feb 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? Why might politically undeclared scientists join the GOP? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with ScienceDebate.org’s Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in AmericaVS Science is produced in cooperation with MICA. Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Feb 2| Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A to Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd discuss the present and future of liberalism in a centrist America.| Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Stirling Newberry and Jay discuss the  long term prospects of America and humanity in an unegalitarian world hoovering up resources at an unsustainable pace. Plus ‘What Digby Said.’ Follow @ssnewberry @JayAckroyd  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Dave Waldman, Avedon Carol, Jay Ackroyd

12:29 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

99%owsSchedule for Sunday, Nov 20 through Sunday Nov 27. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. (Search Virtually Speaking from the iTunes store.) I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss it the first time? Intro to Virtually Speaking here.

Sunday, Nov 20 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |McJoan is back with emptywheel.  Joan McCarter and Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @JoanMcCarter @emptywheel @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Nov 22 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman step in for Susie Madrak.  Follow @emptywheel @KagroX @Susie Madrak| Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Nov 24 | Dark for Thanksgiving. Jay has been creating videos to go with digby and Culture of Truth’s clips for VS. Enjoy.

Sunday, Nov 27 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations. Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @bobblespeak. Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler, Will Bunch, Les Leopold, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

11:44 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

#OWS_3

Schedule for Sunday, Oct 23 through Thursday Oct 27. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous FDL posts and link through to the juicy stuff.

Note: I’ll add links to this weeks podcasts as soon as the guests are confirmed. Sunday is set.

Sunday, Oct 23 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman talk about War (Libya), War (Iraq), and War (Iran). And bailouts: Marcy reports that Ben Bernanke is trying to let BoA put its derivative risk in the same place as depositers bank accounts. Bad idea for 99% of us.

Each week, two of our panelists discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  often drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate. Follow them @emptywheel @stuart_zechman Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Oct 25 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Former political operative and recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak chats with Will Bunch about his new Kindle book: October 1, 2011: The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge.” Follow @will_bunch, @SusieMadrak  Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Oct 27 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism.  | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| continue the search for deeper understanding and meaningful expressions of Movement liberalism. Follow @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler, Julian Sanchez, Ali Savino, Allison Kilkenny

12:11 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

#OWS_3

Schedule for Sunday, Oct 9 through Thursday Oct 13. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss it the first time? Read the intro to Virtually Speaking.

Sunday, Oct 9 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week with  Julian Sanchez, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate.

Julian is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and journalist covering the intersection of privacy, technology and politics (with occasional forays into pop culture and philosophy.) Currently a Research Fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, he is a contributing editor for Reason magazine and contributes to The Economist’s Democracy in America blog. Follow him @normative Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Oct 11 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak chats with organizer Ali Savino about #OccupyDC  and #OccupyWallSt Ali has been on the ground in DC for the past 10 days. Follow her @alisavino Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Oct 13 | Double Header

8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism.  | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the search for meaningful ways to express Movement liberalism as a registered Democrat, Stuart reports back from ‘Downtown (NYC) Independent Democrats’ and #OccupyWallStreet. Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.

9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks Citizen Radio’s Allison Kilkenny.  Listen live and later on BTR. Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler, Avedon Carol, Will Bunch, Mike Stark, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd

10:29 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

VS_stage@night. Stuart & Culture of Truth

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Schedule for Sunday, Sept 25 through Thursday Sept 29. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss it the first time? Read the intro to http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”../2011/08/2011/07/30/2011/07/23/2011/02/26/introducing-virtually-speaking/” target=”_blank”>Virtually Speaking.

Sunday, Sept 25 | http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”../2011/08/2011/07/30/2011/07/23/2011/07/2011/05/07/2011/04/stuartzechman/” target=”_blank”> 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”../2011/08/2011/07/30/2011/07/23/2011/07/2011/05/07/2011/04/stuartzechman/” target=”_blank”>| http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”http://sideshow.me.uk/” target=”_blank”>Avedon Carol & http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”http://www.emptywheel.net/” target=”_blank”>Marcy Wheeler, discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, often drawing from the wickedly funny http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”http://moonshinepatriot.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”>Bobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate.http://my.firedoglake.com/myfdl/wp-content/themes/myfdl_user/_inc/images/domain_blocked_default.png”http://bit.ly/n9zVtf”> Listen live and later on BTR Read the rest of this entry →

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler, Spocko, Susie Madrak, Stuart Zechman, CW Anderson, Jay Ackroyd

5:03 pm in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Schedule for Sunday July 31 through Thursday August 4. We talk with – and you comment upon and pose questions for -  some of your favorite writers. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio.  Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss the intro? Read about Virtually Speaking.

Sunday, July 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking Sundays | “Our Media Not Theirs” | Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman consider developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts of traditional media. Authentic, informative and passionate. | Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, Aug 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie |  Susie Madrak is back with Spocko, our favorite activist consumer advocate. | Listen live and later on BTR

Thursday, Aug 4 | 8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| This week in liberalism: a continuing conversation. Listen live on BTR. Listen later.

Thursday, Aug 4 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | CW Anderson – Ethnographer and Assistant Professor of Media Culture at CUNY, Anderson’s studies concern changes within local journalistic ecosystems and their bearing on questions of media policy in the digital age.  In addition to his own blog, he writes at http://www.niemanlab.org/ They’ll begin with the role of media in the debt limit narrative. Listen live and later on BTR.

Tweet along with our guests and hosts: @emptywheel @stuart_zechman @chanders @jayackroyd @SusieMadrak @spockosbrain @sherry_reson

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1. Connect to http://webchat.freenode.net/
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Show Notes: Listen better, listen smarter with some specific and general information.

Virtually Speaking Sundays| Can’t bear to watch the Sunday morning talking heads that inspire VS Sundays? Let Culture of Truth boil them down for you with the Bobblespeak Translations. Warning: swallow and put down the hot tea/coffee/cocoa before reading.

The VS Sunday panel draws from Avedon CarolChicago DykeCliff SchecterCS Kendrick,  Culture of TruthDavid DayendigbyEve Gittleson,  Joan McCarterMarcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and  Susie Madrak. From time to time, the make-up of the panel shifts. Also, every 5 weeks or so, one of our regular panelists invites a guest to join them.

Virtually Speaking: Marshall McLuhan, digby, Howie Klein, Culture of Truth, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman

10:31 am in Uncategorized by California Sherry

Sunday May 29 through Friday June 3 Archived programs available FREE from iTunes and BlogTalkRadio (BTR):

Sunday, May 29 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Virtually Speaking Sundays: Maple Syrup Edition | Oh! Canada. Journalist Kevin Wood and U of Toronto’s Brent Wood | Marshall McLuhan would be 100 this year: Is the global village getting the right message? Listen live and later on BTR

Tuesday, May 31 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | Susie Madrak | Marcy Wheeler |Investigative journalist’s Marcy and Susie dish about current events and the impact on working or wanting-to-work people. Listen live and later on BTR.

Thursday, June 2 | 8 pm eastern | 5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z | Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth | This week in liberalism…. What is a “Culture of Truth,” and why do we have a political press corps that seems to operate within a “Culture of Untruth.” Listen live on BTR. Beginning Friday, June 3 listen here.  See Show Notes below….

Thursday, June 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Digby (in for Jay) and Howie Klein discuss how to make activism ‘work.‘ | Virtually Speaking w/ Jay Ackroyd | Listen live and later on BTR.

Upcoming Shows:

June 5   Joan McCarter and Eve Gittelson
June 9   Peter Moskos In Defense of Flogging
June 11  Dr. Martin Hoffert and Alan Boyle | The case for public investment in a clean energy revolution
June 12  Susie Madrak, John Amato, Dave Neiwert
June 23 Dan Ellsberg and Glenn Greenwald | WikiLeaks, security and the preservation of democracy

Chat Live with Other Listeners:
Internet Relay Chat
(IRC) allows you to be part of the virtual studio audience (aka chat room), sharing comments and questions while listening to Virtually Speaking live on BlogTalkRadio. Logs are shared with the show hosts and guests.

How to use IRC:

1. Connect to http://webchat.freenode.net/
2. Create a log-in name
3. Enter #vspeak into the channel field.
4. NOTE: ‘Relay Rinq’ is not a person but a bridge to IRC chat.
5. Type into the text field along the bottom of the screen.
6. Begin your question with ‘QUESTION’ so it’s easy for the host (and me) to spot.

Show Notes: Listen better, listen smarter with some specific and general information.

Virtually Speaking A-Z | Stuart Zechman notes: “For at least two decades, it seems to me that the US political journalism’s culture of untruth has been the aggregate of a number of key activities in which the press either takes part or is the prime actor:

  1. maintaining secrecy/access regimes
  2. disseminating consumable narratives/creating consumable drama
  3. language making/enforcing
  4. role-playing/convention-advertising
  5. establishing centrist ideological orthodoxy as the default/”objective” view
  6. keeping itself in (big) business
  7. preserving its function as mediator between the objective world and ordinary people’s consciousness of it”

Virtually Speaking Sundays| Can’t bear to watch the Sunday morning talking heads that inspire VS Sundays? Let Culture of Truth boil them down for you with the Bobblespeak Translations. Warning: Before reading, swallow and put down the hot tea/coffee/cocoa.

Most weeks, the VS Sunday panel draws from Avedon CarolChicago DykeCliff SchecterCS Kendrick,  Culture of TruthDavid DayendigbyEve Gittleson,  Joan McCarterMarcy WheelerStuart Zechman and  Susie Madrak. From time to time, the make-up of the panel shifts. Also, every 5 weeks or so, one of our regular panelists invites a guest to join them.