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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Saturday, February 22, 2014

MICROTARGETING


Bill Maher ended his show Friday night taking on the internet and how it’s allowed us to avoid reading anything that just isn’t in our interests, explaining that “only seeing the stuff that confirms the opinions you already have isn’t news, it’s Fox News.”

He railed against “microtargeting” and sites like Facebook that are making it easier than ever for people to only consume the news they want to hear about. Back in the old days, people on the subway read the newspaper “and no one’s masturbating,” but now too many people are on their phones playing Angry Birds instead of reading the news.

Maher took on climate change specifically, and how people have been so misinformed on the issue because they listen to Fox, Glenn Beck, and Matt Drudge, or as Maher called them, “the cracker trifecta.” He bemoaned how no one will care that jellyfish are taking over the ocean “unless a jellyfish shows up on a beach and exposes its nipple.”

Watch the video below courtesy of HBO:


Episode 308 by BillMaher1956





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