Reading Time: 1 minute Host Judith Regan, who worked for Rupert Murdoch, gets Russ’s assessment of her former boss.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The New York Times is back with its latest installment in the cover-up of the Kennedy Assassination.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Once you get past the shockers of the hacking scandal….it gets worse. Here’s the big picture on how Murdoch’s methods impact the world—Murdoch’s 12 mortal sins.
Reading Time: 1 minute This rock climbing video (yes, you read that right) may make you a bit queasy, but it’s astonishing—and inspiring
Reading Time: 2 minutes A little-known US computer hacking case involving a Murdoch subsidiary could lead in interesting directions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An appraisal of American end-times predictions—and their apocalyptic track record
Reading Time: 1 minute San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston interviews WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker on a variety of topics, including nasty talk radio, Rupert Murdoch, and Qaddafi
Reading Time: 1 minute Sometimes, we just need to chill out. And appreciate what we’ve all got in common.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Here, we republish WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s 1998 Columbia Journalism Review article on the practices of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. See how things have changed (or not) in 13 years….
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wouldn’t the fiscal crisis be a good time to question expensive, superficial “fact-finding” trips that don’t really find any useful facts? We could start with visits to foreign war zones.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Not to be too picky, but we sure wish the New York Times piece on South Sudan’s independence day could have been a little less awe-struck and a little more informative. Hint: there’s a valuable, gooey substance underneath.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop this celeb before he exaggerates again! Ashton Kutcher seems a nice enough fellow, but has a little more fact checking to do regarding the new hysteria on child sex trafficking.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A very quick take on the excesses of modern political talk, the radio shows that provide the platform, and what we must not forget
Reading Time: 3 minutes The authorities claim they’re intervening abroad for humanitarian reasons. Are we just getting hoodwinked, again and again? A look at the language of war talk.
Reading Time: 1 minute Check out the new billboard for Coca-Cola. Talk about a wholesome way to get publicity! Go green.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The stories we’re hearing that supposedly “justify” the Libyan bombing are getting even more convoluted. Even Congress can’t figure it out. And the media keep on “disinforming” us.
Reading Time: 1 minute After this documentary, you will never view energy the same again.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The desperate effort to depose Qaddafi has some new, credible supporters. John Kerry and John McCain give the curious Libyan mission-creep some added muscle. But like the administration, they don’t want to tell us the real reason this is so important.
Reading Time: 3 minutes British aging researcher David Gems says the aging process can be hugely mitigated. He also recognizes that there are ethical dilemmas in further extending life.
Reading Time: 1 minute Video Gets Deservedly Bad Rap There are nasty, ugly, racist tv ads. And then there’s this. Click on picture above to watch the video. Story on this from Salon. ——–China’s Poisoned Children The Chinese government is covering up the fact that hundreds of thousands of children living near industrial areas in China are suffering Read More