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American Library Association

American Library Association (ALA) unveils a new campaign to engage librarians, journalists, news ethicists and students across the country in a news literacy education project. The campaign, “News Know-how,” is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The two-year, $750,000 project seeks to create partnerships and collaborations for a nonpartisan, critical analysis of news and information. In addition high school students, with public libraries as their “newsroom,” will learn how to distinguish facts from opinions; how to check the source and validity of news and information and how to identify propaganda and misinformation.

Active in more than 70 countries, the Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education.

More at the American Library Association

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Here is the line-up of stellar mentors for the kiddies :

There are a plethora of sports journalists in this mix. My theory on that is these are the middle of the road reporters that give this lefty line-up some moderation. Seriously, what critical thinking skills are needed to “read between the lines” on the sports pages?

But let’s get back to the real reason for this “project.” Indoctrination by insanely biased leftist mouthpieces. Like:

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar – Palin’s Figurative ‘Death Panels’ Contention ‘Now Widely Debunked’

Lori Aratani – President-elect Barack Obama is truly the man to “change the tone in Washington,” something at which outgoing President George W. Bush failed miserably.

That’s the tacit argument one could infer from Washington Post staffer Lori Aratani’s January 14 Metro section front-pager, “At Rallies, Giving ‘Please’ a Chance: Activists Weigh How to Push Message While Abandoning Adversarial Tacks.” Newsbusters

Dana Bash – “I’m sure you talk to Republicans who are worried as well, just like I am, that Ron Paul will continue on long into the spring and summer,” Bash said to husband and CNN colleague John King. Revolution PAC seized on the “just like I am” comment to say that Bash exhibited “strong” and “disturbing” bias against Paul. - Huff Po

Jane Black – Food reformers savored their first big political win last year with the passage of the child nutrition bill… Overhauling school food is an important task, one I have long supported… But food reformers need to make as strong a case for changing what kids eat outside school as what they do inside the cafeteria. Slate

DeNeen L. Brown – In Michelle Obama, Women See Their Best Selves Reflected

Andy Carvin -  Carvin was directly involved in this bit of NPR hypocrisy – Poynter.org

In 2007, the Bush administration offered NPR an interview on race relations with the president – but only if Juan Williams did the interview. NPR said no because they didn’t think the Bush administration should pick who interviews the president.

Several days ago, the Obama administration contacted Andy Carvin, NPR’s senior strategist for social media, with an offer: How about hosting a Twitter chat with a White House official after Obama’s big speech on the Middle East on Thursday? NPR said yes.

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And I’m just in the beginning of the “C”‘s. I don’t have time for this. Let’s just say this is another publicly funded indoctrination and leave it at that.

Major tip of the hat to TN

 

 

 

» 8 Comments

  1. Hannah

    February 24th, 2012

    Funny I learned this in my Accelerated english class because my teacher actually taught us rather than just give us a book to read. This is a huge problem with kids today they aren’t being taught how to think or how to read or how to form opinions they are being taught how to follow bread crumbs that lead to an opinion that has been formed for them and are assuming that it’s their own idea. It is sad to see grown adults who don’t even know the difference between fact and opinion because deductive reasoning and simple English haven’t been taught.

    The sun is hot. is a fact because it can be proven tangibly an there are no words such ass I believe or it would appear.

    But the sentence The sun is only hot when I am outside. Is an opinion because only the person stating the sentence can prove or falsify the information.

    And it is depressing that so much of our news today is nothing but opinion. Its just bread crumbs and assumed opinions being stated as facts.

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  2. Bob M.

    February 24th, 2012

    I went to college BEFORE algore invented the interwebs. The ONLY thing college kids from here on out will need to “KNOW” from a library is, where’s the alcove MOST suitable for making out in, WITHOUT getting caught! ;-)

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  3. Nunya

    February 24th, 2012

    I didn’t even have to finish the article before nodding that in this pr0gressively-communist new program, “facts” = favorable to Democrats and “opinions” = what only leftwingers are entitled to express aloud

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  4. Frosteetoes

    February 24th, 2012

    ““News Know-how,” is supported by the Open Society Foundations.”

    This is all I needed to know before I read the rest.

    Why hasn’t Soros given up the ghost yet?

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  5. Racist

    February 24th, 2012

    Open Society Foundations is the heart of the Soros Leviathon! It is from there that all of the hundreds of smaller and more specialized subversion operations extend!

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  6. taudry audry

    February 24th, 2012

    Seriously disturbing.
    To think I spent a huge amount of time in my childhood at the library.

    Now, I wouldn’t take my own children there for fear they would be indoctrinated by these Soros lackeys.

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    March 7th, 2012

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  8. Nutjob

    March 7th, 2012

    When taking journalism or mass media in school the first thing our teacher emphasized was “getting the facts”.

    Now they’re taught spin it to suit your outcome or until you can make the other person believe your ideology…………..sad pathetic and scarey that full grown adults would resort to Goebbel tactics like this for their own self interest.

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