Watch & Listen

There is a need for a political review channel covering Congressional Districts 7, 8 and 9 that is led by Nadia, Hakeem and Yvette.  Stronger together.

These three districts have about 2.1 million people.  A few hours a month could fund their campaigns with a 20 share of that audience. The combination of experience and personal styles would be interesting. Our representatives have YouTube tidbits worthy of a listen if you take a seasoned “What are they saying?” attitude. The time for some solid local reporting on the workings of Congress by our Congressional Representatives.

Watch and Listen to Achieve Confirmation Bias.

The major networks C-Span, MSNBC ABC, CBS, CNN, etc. broadcast to the nation.  Other online sources range from subscription-based, expensive and well-staffed to a bit odd, smart, hopeful and free.

Media on “politics, people and issues’ has suddenly become vital within the realm of “confirmation bias”.   Look it up, the Wiki is a good place to start. Please weigh-in on the following political outlets and make your thoughts known regarding a “none of what you read/half of what you see” approach for getting to good questions.  Also note, the bias here is to the left, and it is proving difficult to find a center/right examples.

A group of reporters are needed to see if what information on issues can be identified that affects CD9 directly. Once done it will be possible to organize and develop a community-based media observation plan focused on the NY Delegation starting with CD9.  Here is a sample.

 Viewers and supporters of The PBS News Hour will recognize Amy Walter’s commentary and analysis and in her role as the anchor on Washington Week.  The Cook Political Report includes a subscription that provides good detail on local congressional issues for $350.00 and only $1,400 for five subscribers. Something to keep in mind as the New York Delegation: Indivisible builds a base.
 A news aggregator and blog that has both localized and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Jonah Peretti, and Andrew Breitbart. Despite the last name, the information is as a progressive accumulation, reflecting the overall tenor of reporting on justice and fairness issues.  The wiki biography links is a good place to start.
 The National Journal says it equips government and business leaders with information, insight, and connections they need. Most DC-based organizations have higher followings and engagement rates on Facebook than on Twitter. However, Facebook remains more of an entertainment platform than a news platform. #DCInfoAge
 MoJo is a politically progressive American magazine that does independent and investigative reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. Clara Jeffery serves as editor. Monika Bauerlein has been CEO since 2015
A grassroots Political Action Committee (PAC) with a single mission: Get Democrats to the polls. PTOP design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting sporadic Democratic voters in the competitive congressional districts.
The Humanist Report is a retake of a weeks news.  It circulates socio-political and religious news stories with what sounds like a politically progressive commentary.
John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become The Politico‘s editor in chief and executive editor, respectively. Politico
Moyers is well-known, He is one whose life as a journalist is to make sure we understand the principles of democracy and see the erosions of liberty. This site has 1,000 archived programs.
  Brookings is one of the original “think tanks“.  Its review of issues has been tagged “liberal” by the American Enterprise Institute largely because of its positions on urban policy. The United State has become a metro-nation.  For this reason, they advocate for an urban policy agenda focused more on “metro-regions” than “States”.
There is an unending media explosion.  It will end with a number – those who will listen. This is probably good since POTUS-45 has declared it “the enemy of the people.”  It just makes choosing difficult.  Help choose.  Peace.

A next step would be to examine local independent broadcasters, that we could help aggregate national issues into a local impact presentation.

For truth in comedy:

 Put “john oliver trump” in the YouTube search engine and pour yourself and some friends a drink.   His work on police accountability (nationally) is super worthy of a watch, everything on Trump, fall down funny. His piece on “the wall” is exact. This is funny at its most truthful and serious.

Then stop and watch 13th.

“Believe none of what you read and only half of what you see. It frees you to ask good questions.” You have to listen to be heard.

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