Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bill, Moyers & Company: 17 February 2012

Kathleen Jamieson on Enemies and Saviours of Political Truth
February 17, 2012 - In this web-exclusive conversation with Bill Moyers, communications expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson shares more eye-opening political analysis, including positive outcomes of both the Republican debates and some Fox News coverage, how audience participation at a debate distorts its purpose, Super PAC attack ads that demonstrate misinformation at its worst, and what local citizens can do to fight back against deceptive campaign advertising.

Some notable quotes From Jamieson: Full Transcript>>>

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Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of and From Religion
February 16, 2012 - In this video essay, Bill Moyers addresses the question of how to honor religious liberty without it becoming the liberty to impose on others moral beliefs they don’t share. The recent debate over contraception coverage in Catholic hospitals and other faith-based institutions brought this question to the forefront, but then something surprising happened — a reasonable, practical, and equitable solution from President Obama that took the political steam out of what some saw as a holy war. Full Transcript>>>

Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of and From Religion from on Vimeo.

Decoding the Political Buzzwords of 2012
February 17, 2012 - With the Republican presidential primary debate season drawing to a close, we asked linguist Geoffrey Nunberg to decode some of the language heard on the campaign trail thus far, including words and phrases uttered in 19 debates, nearly $70 million worth of political advertising, countless stump speeches, interviews and media appearances. Lauren Feeney: What does “dog-whistle politics” mean? Have you heard any examples during this primary season? read more>>>

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