Archive for April 9th, 2012

April 9, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: New HBO Series “The Newsroom” Trailer [Video]

From the mind of Aaron Sorkin (creator of the West Wing & writer of The Social Network) and starring Jeff Daniels, HBO is starting a new series which appears – from the trailer – to take a hard look behind-the-scenes of the current intertwined state of cable news media and political commentary in this country. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think of it.

April 9, 2012

The Daily Scoop: The Best Watchdog Journalism On Fracking

Here are a series of articles compiled by ProPublica on the issue of fracking in the US from 2004 to 2012. Well worth reading through.

Halliburton’s Interests Assisted by White House

Los Angeles Times, October 2004

Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?

ProPublica, November 2008

State Oil and Gas Regulators Are Spread Too Thin To Do Their Jobs

ProPublica, December 2009

Game Changer

This American Life, July 2011

Find the full list here….