Category Archives: Portland and Metro

Skewed News: Is Your Local TV Station Really on Your Side?

If you are reading this, you probably do not depend on Fox TV affiliate KPTV as a reliable, unbiased news source. But what about Portland-based KATU?

In case you missed it, the ABC affiliate was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2013. Sinclair now owns more broadcast stations in the United States than any other company, with a total of 193 stations in more than 100 markets across the country, reaching 40 percent of U.S. households. So the company’s owners have the power to greatly influence what news and information are delivered to their audiences. Continue reading

Invitation to a Lynn Peterson Campaign Event

Chair Jim Bernard, Jackie Dingfelder, Commissioner Sonya Fischer, Mayor Mark Gamba, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Judie Hammerstad, Dwayne Johnson, Promise King, Representative Sheri Malstrom, Amber Ontiveros, Councilor Wilda Parks, Maurice Rahming, Governor Barbara Roberts, Vivian Satterfield, Commissioner Dick Schouten, Alando Simpson, and Anita Yap

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Area Republicans Go off the Rails in Light of Recent MAX Slayings

Cartoon by David Horsey @ 2014 Los Angeles Times

That Donald Trump’s campaign was based on fear, racism and sexism is a fact. This and his unlawful efforts since his inauguration have tarnished the brand of the Republican Party.

But Mr. Trump is not alone in efforts to appeal to fear. Multnomah County GOP Chair James Buchal told the Guardian (UK Newspaper) that recent street protests had prompted Portland Republicans to consider alternatives for safety, including relying on radical fringe groups. Continue reading

Ludlow Doubles Down on Keeping Clackamas Closed for New Jobs

By Craig Stephens

Smoke must be coming out of County Commission Chair John Ludlow’s ears as he realizes the fundamental contradiction with his own arguments, like a¬†computer imploding in a sci-fi movie when dealing with an internal contradiction of logic.

In an opinion piece in the Nov. 21 Oregonian, Ludlow says that Clackamas County has the highest median family income and highest percentage of high school-educated residents. And yet it lacks jobs compared to other counties, forcing workers into long commutes to get to work. Continue reading

See the Movie ‘Citizen Koch’ on the Big Screen in Portland

“Citizen Koch,” an important new independent film about the impact of big money, unlimited election spending, and corporate personhood on our political system and on our society, is showing starting this week in Portland’s Cinema 21 Theatre. The movie is an up-to-date analysis of the money behind the tea party, the fracturing of the Republican Party. Buy tickets here.

Official Theatrical Trailer from Elsewhere Films on Vimeo.

Progressive Radio Is Back in Portland

blue micIt’s been one year and 101 days since Clear Channel unceremoniously booted Carl Wolfson and the progressive talk lineup off of KPOJ.

And now, starting this morning, Carl Wolfson is back on terrestrial radio at 91.1 FM KXRY every weekday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Joining him in the lineup is Thom Hartmann, airing live from noon to 2 p.m. every weekday. Thom was the original local host on KPOJ way back in April 2005.

The new, local station will air a mix of progressive talk and music. Continue reading