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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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Johnson crowd surfs in Salt Lake City

By William R. Toler Who says all politicians are dull? At the end of a town hall meeting in Utah, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson decided to have a little fun with the crowd…and surf them. From the Daily Paul: … Continue reading

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Johnson, Howe excluded from debates

By William R. Toler Despite the best efforts of the two major political parties and the mainstream media, third-party candidates aren’t giving up. According to Policymic.com, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson will join Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution … Continue reading

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To vote, or not to vote?

By William R. Toler Though I haven’t yet read Shakespeare’s Hamlet (one of the many books I have that are on my I’ll-get-around-to-it list), I know a bit about the title character from Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten. I know the Dane … Continue reading

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Open letter to a news director

To Matt Miller, news director of WXIX-TV: Thank you for hiring Ben Swann and allowing him to produce Reality Check. Working in television news myself, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone in the mainstream media actually cover stories that … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Week 3

By Justin A. Chick Occupy Wall Street has reached its 3rd week of protests since the original congregation of enraged Americans on September 17. What started out as an isolated protest against the discriminations and malpractices of the financial sector has … Continue reading

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Hoffa ‘hates’ on conservatives

By Chris Kling Did you hear what Jimmy Hoffa said at Obama’s de facto re-election rally that tax payers paid for? He was speaking to the union faithful, stirring up support for President Obama who would take the dais later. … Continue reading

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Media bias nothing new

By William R. Toler The media bias on Rep. Ron Paul when it comes to the presidential election is not a new development. It’s been going on since the last election. During the 2008 election I watched as Paul was … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart bashes media for snubbing top GOP contender Ron Paul

By Natalina Extraordinary Intelligence Jon Stewart took the floor (read: desk) to slam the mainstream media for completely ignoring Ron Paul in the current race for the Republican nomination. Ron Paul dominates polls, he wins approval from all sides of … Continue reading

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Usama inconsistencies

By William R. Toler The more we learn about the alleged incident with Usama bin Laden, the less we know. The official story coming from the White House and the mainstream media has more holes then bin Laden…if that was … Continue reading

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Media continues to shaft third parties

By William R. Toler One thing that irks me working in the mainstream media is the omission of thrid party candidates. My support for third parties goes all the way back to the sixth grade when I pulled for Ross … Continue reading

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King James’ royal distraction

By William R. Toler Working in the mainstream media, I’m often disillusioned at what is considered news. Last month, on the call-in radio show The Rage, I lamented that while the internet “kill-switch” bill had passed through a Senate committee … Continue reading

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Swine flu sensationalism cause for control

By William R. Toler As an adherent of alternative media and an employee of the mainstream media, I’ve heard enough about the swine flu to make anyone’s head spin. With the rapid media attention and declarations that followed the initial … Continue reading

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