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BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN
"If you are an American politician today, as well as an entourage you also have a new, modern addition. You have what's called a "digital tracker". They follow you everywhere with a high-definition video camera, and they are employed by the people who want to destroy your political career."
pol  media  surveillance  web 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Where Have All the George Washingtons Gone? - By Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy
"Lincoln gave four major speeches during his presidency; FDR gave only four fireside chats during his first year. Barack Obama gave over 500 speeches and major remarks during his first 365 days in office."
pol  media 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Decline Watch: Malnourished muppet to appear on Sesame Street | FP Passport
"A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday. Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9."
media  pol  dooooom 
october 2011 by warrenellis

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