Memo the readers of the Conglomerati (Singleton/Hearst/McClatchy/Gannett/Stephens papers):
Keep a sharp eye out to see if any of the papers of these big chains publish the Project Censored story. Or if they comment on it or on any of this year’s censored picks. Or if they run any real coverage of the coming of the regional newspaper monopoly, the Guardian's pick as the biggest local censored story.
(So far, at blog presstime, my agents and I have not spotted any.)
If they don’t run the story, it would be further confirmation of the reason the Guardian is happy to run the story every year as a front page special, which is then run on the website of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) and in alternative papers throughout the country. It is confirmation of the fact that not only does the mainstream media censor or trivialize lots of major stories in favor of “junk food news,” but it even censors a major local story out of Sonoma State University that has become the longest running media censorship project in the country (30 years). Delicious: censoring the censored story.
Let the Guardian and the Bruce blog know if you spot anything.
Eurekaism is now more rampant than ever. Where it will all end knows only God and Dean Singleton.
P.S. All of this censorship only illustrates a key problem with the mainstream press. The bloggers have been blogging away on these stories throughout the year and they will continue to blog away on major stories the mainstream press (and its wire service, the Associated Press) censor or trivialize. B3, blogging away at sfbg.com
Junk food news
The runners-up