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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

People say there are no more protests on campus, that there's no more politics on campus, but these guys [and young women] are all politics, all the time.

At times there would be students who didn't want to talk to me. It was because they just didn't want to risk messing up their resumes. ... they didn't want to say things that might come back to haunt them politically. At nineteen, they are already thinking about their future political career.

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

We're not just computing brains. We're also sensory and emotional creatures. When we come to media, we're along for the ride, and the quality of the ride is not just a function of its truth value, it's also a function of its emotional and sensational value.

-- Todd Gitlin, author, Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

Democracies take nurturing. They're easy to pull down. The Founders understood that. It's a very dangerous time.

-- Naomi Wolf, Author, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

On mainstream political reporting: "... the entire way the arc of the story is told ... it never ever looks into the merits of anybody's claim on either side. ... You never, ever, ever assess the merits. You describe them. You compare them to other things. And then you bring in an expert. And every single story has that same formula. ... It's up to citizen journalism and populist journalism, like we're doing online and in progressive radio, to do basic, basic, basic reporting. It's embarrassing."

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

No matter how good your policies are, if you want to win hearts and minds, you really have to start with the heart. Otherwise, people don't care much what's on your mind.

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

You don't have liberty if the leader of the country can lock you up without a trial. You don't have liberty if the leader of the country can ignore the ban in the Bill of Rights against cruel and unusual punishment. These are classic definitions of tyranny.

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