Why Is New York City Planning to Sell and Shrink Its Libraries?

Defend our libraries, don't defund them. . . . . fund 'em, don't plunder 'em

Mayor Bloomberg defunded New York libraries at a time of increasing public use, population growth and increased city wealth, shrinking our library system to create real estate deals for wealthy real estate developers at a time of cutbacks in education and escalating disparities in opportunity. It’s an unjust and shortsighted plan that will ultimately hurt New York City’s economy and competitiveness.

It should NOT be adopted by those we have now elected to pursue better policies.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mark Lamont Hill’s Ouster From CNN- We Add To The our List of Journalists Exiled From Mainstream Media Because of Their Views

From the coverage by FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
As part of our “Where Do You Get Your News” forums we created (and included in our background materials) a list of journalist exiled from mainstream media for expression of their views.  See: 
List of Journalists Fired or Self-exiled From Mainstream Media Outlets Because They Expressed or Wanted to Express Views (Like Being Critical of U.S. Wars) Unacceptable to the Outlets They Were Working For
We have now updated that list to include CNN’s firing of Marc Lamont Hill in November, 2018.  Mr. Hill, an American academic, author, activist, and television personality, a Professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was fired from his position as a commentator for CNN twenty-four hours after he expressed his opinion on the Arab–Israeli conflict before the U.N. that was too sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians.  He said that Palestinians have a right to resist their occupation by Israel through international boycotts of Israel and to defend themselves from the Israeli military.  This point of view was considered unacceptably anti-Israel (while some tried to cast his view as being antisemitic).

And the views of the others exiled from mainstream media?  We invite you to take a look.

PS: The coverage by FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, is especially insightful and detailed, plus it includes a call to action.

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