INDIE BLAST - (by Chris Hodges) Year: 2012. While attending Harvard, Hedges lived in Roxbury, a blighted inner city neighborhood in Boston, where he worked as a seminarian and ran a small church. [91], Hedges is married to the Canadian actress Eunice Wong. In addition, he is the senior pastor at the same church. Title: Chris Hedges' disoriented concept of "political maturity" Author: World Socialist Web Site Created Date: 3/4/2023 1:01:08 AM Beginning with the obligatory disclaimer that Im no particular fan of Mr. Trump, not having voted for him (nor, thank God, for H. Clinton or Biden), I must say that I dont agree that he engaged in non-stop lying. And we expect a population of this sort to be critical of government policy? [74], On November 3, 2011, Hedges was arrested with others in New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, during which the activists staged a "people's hearing"[75] on the activities of the investment bank Goldman Sachs and blocked the entrance to their corporate headquarters. The Magazine Basic Theme by [84], On May 27, 2020, Hedges announced that he would run as a Green Party candidate in New Jersey's 12th congressional district for the 2020 elections. Of U.S., et Al. From 1983 to 1984, he covered the conflicts in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala for The Christian Science Monitor and NPR. Equally, Ashley's mom is Lysa Terkeust, a loyal Christian. We cover each other's sources when it's a good story because otherwise everyone would get hold of it. 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Could this madness possibly be traced, in this case, to an old expression that begins: Hell hath no fury? Worst still, the monster you sought to destroy might not even be dead quite yet. Godzilla), has managed to destroy whatever special faith, trust, or fidelity once held by the American people in their own government, the American MSM, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Wall Street. Currently, he hosts an interview show,. It does not matter if the war is launched on the basis of lies and fabrications, as was the case in Iraq, or because of the breaking of a series of agreements with Russia, including the promise by Washington not to extend NATO beyond the borders of a unified Germany, not to deploy thousands of NATO troops in Central and Eastern Europe, and not to meddle in the internal affairs of nations on Russia's border, as well as the refusal to implement the Minsk peace agreement. Trump should be tried for high crimes and war crimes, just like the rest. Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for 15 years forThe New York Times,where he served as the Middle East bureau chief and Balkan bureau chief for the paper. [25] He was freed after a week. Journalist Chris Hedges breaks down today's impeachment hearing proceedings. If anything, Trump was one of the most refreshingly honest persons ever to reside in the White House, who had no problem saying what was on his mind even if it went against normal conventions. Chris turns 58 years old on June 21, 2022. Chris Hodges has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2022. He was named Specialist Journalist of 2013 at the UK Press Awards Russia hammers Ukraine with fresh airstrikes on first. Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. [54] Additional accusations of plagiarism from Ketcham were countered by an independent investigation from the Type Media Center. Those who reported stories that challenged the dominant narrative were targets, not only of the U.S. government but also of the hierarchies within news organizations such as The New York Times. [78] The Obama administration appealed the decision and it was overturned in July 2013 by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Now we have a far superior alternative media, and surely anyone not entirely hopeless recognizes mainstream news is not critical news doing its job; its advertising. The disgusting behavior of the US and other Western media has intensified since the Russiagate days, and Hedges reminder that the NYT kept the lies going to please the remaining subscribers shows the quality of education and acceptance of only what is commercially pleasing of the allegedly free and democratic US readers. The papers executive editor, Abe Rosenthal, Schanberg told me, derisively referred to him as his resident commie. HeterminatedSchanbergs twice-weekly column and forced him out. When he arrived at the school in the mid-nineties, he carved out the admissions . It is the nature of the trade. "[88] He further added that the invasion was "stoked in part by NATO expansion beyond the borders of a unified Germany violating promises made to Moscow at the end of the Cold War, now looks set to become a lengthy war of attrition, one funded and backed by an increasingly bellicose United States. 4.26 avg rating 504 ratings published 2012 2 editions. The best we in the West can do is continue to support independent journalists who have not lost the ability to follow a story without prejudice and report their findings. Hequitshortly after being transferred to a dead-end job at the financial desk. In many ways, Trump is the unvarnished face of America as it is, although ironically it seems he may not be quite as blood thirsty. Prior to joining CTV Regina in 2003, Chris was . WikiLeaks has given the public more scoops than most journalists can imagine: a truth-telling that has empowered people all over the world. David North @davidnorthwsws. The media cartel give him free coverage daily, the D faction LOVE him. I do not want to romanticize the old press. Includes Address (11) Phone (8) Email (2) See Results. Kim Jong Un, who might be similar in personality to Trump but more intelligent, is NOT interested whatever in attacking other countries. [40] In the aftermath of the revelations that the Iraqi defectors were not legitimate, Hedges defended his comportment since he had done the story as a favor to Lowell Bergman, adding that "There has to be a level of trust between reporters. [39], Conservative outlets referenced the articles in justifying the invasion of Iraq. He is 57 years old as of 2021. by. I wonder how Sy Hersh gets by. Chris Hedges is a progressive journalist, prolific writer, activist, and university lecturer. expenses and financial returns to the US); and b) whatever makes him look good, powerful, and smarter than other people. Class struggle defines most of human history. David is the son of Chris Hodges, a famend pastor. [96] His wife, Eunice Wong, is a vegan activist and writer. [3] The run of On Contact ended. | Instagram/Chris Hodges Chris Hodges, founder and leader of Church of the Highlands, one of the largest churches in America, apologized Sunday for liking social media posts of Turning Point USA leader Charlie Kirk that have been criticized as racially insensitive. . campaign 2)-attack Trump from the right, portraying him as an agent of Putins.3) pre-condition the American mind for eventual war with Russia. Your remark seems so frighteningly accurate when I look into the dead eyes and face -the mask of our current war-monger-in-chief. Want to Build Class Solidarity? He ended by proclaiming the 2020 election a fraud. Dont pay attention to the deep-seated, institutionalized corruption and crimes. He might even be planning for his return to Washington, DC sequel show. 29 talking about this. Its pretty desperate and pathetic to me that folks would look to scum like Trump to save the day and believe the blah blah at face value, while conveniently ignoring the facts. Digital subscribers, it turns out, are also very thin-skinned. His primary source of income is his career as a Televangelist and an author. USA has divergent interests with many countries, but it is better to resolve them without hateful rhetoric. How do CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, How do they level with viewers and readers that the most basic rules of journalism were ignored to. There are no longer any objective points of reference on issues/events upon which we could all accept as fact/truth. They help each other out. But when mistakes occur, they must be acknowledged and publicized. Was Trump aware of these sentiments? His reporting on the atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein in the Kurdish-held parts of northern Iraq saw the Iraqi leader offer a bounty for anyone who killed Hedges, along with other western journalists and aid workers in the region. Journalist Chris Hedges says both Republican and Democratic elites are happy to discuss race . Easy, this is business: Because as the CEO of CBS, Les Moonves said: Trump may not be good for america, but hes good for profits at CBS. The lie of omission was combined with reliance on sources that peddled fictions designed to cater to Trump-haters, as well as a failure to interview those being accused of collaborating with Russia. News organizations repeatedly seized on any story, he documents, no matter how unverified, to discredit Trump and routinely ignored reports that cast doubt on the rumors they presented as fact. Russia has every right to feel threatened, betrayed, and angry. The New York Times headquarters, 620 Eighth Avenue, 2019. In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. Drawn from experience and interviews by Pulitzer-prize-winner Chris Hedges, this book looks at the hidden costs of war, what it does to individuals, families, communities and nations. This collapse is exemplified by the now pathological partisan divisions, stoked by juvenile memes promoting smug superiority. All we get is Russia annexed Crimea Putin authoritarian, NATO is defensive, unprovoked attack and even when Western crimes are admitted eg NS destruction, they are then ignored as if forgotten. Chris Hodges, 36. i feel t.rump has been working with russian oligarchs all alongEric said as muchmuch longer than and more deeply and profitably than the 2015 trashing. The systematic failure was so egregious and widespread that it casts a very troubling shadow over the press. There are plenty of proven reporters of quality available. Personal Life, Parents and Family Details : Pastor Chris Hodges was born on June 21, 1964. It was always very iffy even before that, just look at the works by Michael Parenti, Ben Bagdikian, and Chomsky and Herman. It was a brilliant stroke by the team of Americas first true Demagogue-in-Chief. But, bring it on, Donald. He was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020. Unfortunately, the media cannot recover from its transgressions. Seems to me the problem lies far beyond the complaint here in this article. Pastor Chris is 58 years old as of 2022. The U.S. media has the lowest credibility 26 percent among 46 nations. Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. To Patrick & Piotr, many of your points are well taken, given how incoherent Trumps policy often was, but one needs to look at the big picture. [48][49], In 2006, Hedges was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction.[50]. The annual prize is awarded to a journalist whose work has penetrated the established version of events and told an unpalatable truth that exposes establishment propaganda, or official drivel, as Martha Gellhorn called it. (Ajay Suresh, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons), I do not want to romanticize the old press. He was installed as Associate Pastor and Minister of Social Witness and Prison Ministry at the Second Presbyterian Church Elizabeth in Elizabeth, New Jersey. "White supremacy or any supremacy. Pastor Chris Hodges, founder of the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, and his sons David and Michael, spoke at three different campuses during the tongue-in-cheek "Hodges Takeover". Specifically in the case of trump, why did corporate media lose its damn mind? [42] The Frontline report featured statements from American officials who doubted the claims of the defectors. Hedges worked on the behalf of Lowell Bergman of Frontline, who could not travel to Beirut to interview the purported defectors. This is a terrible thing to say. ARC does not state its beliefs on its website. Contact Chris. First, a federal agency like the CIA or FBI secretly briefs Congress, Gerth, The reports that Trump was a Russian asset began with the so-called Steele dossier, financed at first by Republican opponents of Trump and later by Hillary Clintons campaign. In his 2022 book The Greatest Evil is War, Hedges writes: Preemptive war, whether in Iraq or Ukraine, is a war crime. Ray Bonner, for example, was reprimanded by the editors at The New York Times when he exposed egregious human rights violations committed by the El Salvadoran government, which the Reagan administration funded and armed. The failure to report accurately on the Trump-Russia saga for the four years of the Trump presidency is bad enough. They still have ceremonial performances to this effect inside night clubs in the South. [5] A class that Hedges taught at East Jersey State Prison in 2013 went on to collaborate in the creation of a play titled Caged. [6] Hedges founded an underground newspaper at the school that was banned by the administration and resulted in his being put on probation. I looked it up. A fast, driving indie pop rock track in the style of The Black Keys, Foster The People, Neon Trees, Phoenix, The Bravery, The Strokes and Kings Of Leon. The official Facebook page for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. Hedges returned to the United States to complete a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard in 1983. Writing on a deadline, does not cover four years. Totally true, not only of Trump coverage, but news in general. [9] He was also a member of the Greater Boston YMCA's boxing team, writing that the boxing gym was "the only place I felt safe. The commercial model of journalism has changed from when I began working as a reporter, covering conflicts in Central America in the early 1980s. Mainstream journalism, being already under the influence of postmodernist ideas of relativism, had no tool to reply to this, except to rage and rant against Trump at every turn. Puffery? Christopher Lynn Hedges was born on September 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. It was well known, however, by many at the paper, that Coker filed a number of complaints about Callimachis work and considered Callimachi to be untrustworthy. It is an important, if depressing, read. Trump had a decent idea of negotiating with North Korea and put Bolton in charge. Chris Hodges is a Video Journalist and TSN Sports Anchor with CTV Regina. In short, for Democratic elite, nothing better than Russia gate existed. He compared his decision to a vow of abstinence, adding that it is necessary "to make radical changes to save ourselves from ecological meltdown. Hedges made some freelance contributions for The Washington Post,[13] and later covered the Falklands War from Buenos Aires for National Public Radio using equipment given to him by NPR reporter William Buzenberg. Trump got his start in politics by proclaiming Obamas US citizenship a fraud. ixated on Religion, Politics, Media. Hedges called for an immediate ceasefire and "a moratorium on arms shipments to Ukraine and the withdrawal of Russian troops from the country. i think the money laundering of just the t.rump towerwould be enough to put him in jail. It is not a pretty confession, which is why it wont happen. [31] Hedges investigative piece was published in The New York Times in June 1999 detailing how Hashim Thai, leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (and later president of Kosovo), directed a campaign in which as many as half a dozen top rebel commanders were assassinated and many others were brutally purged to consolidate his power. Refresh and try again. (Ajay Suresh, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons). Dipper Pines IRL. Writing on deadline with often only a few hours before publication is an imperfect art. Bob Woodward, appearing on Fox News, called the dossier a garbage document that never should have been part of an intelligence briefing, Gerthwritesin his report. The statement proved true, although in a way Dolnick probably did not anticipate. We can add Julian Assange to the list of ex journalists: Julian Assange wins Martha Gellhorn journalism prize, WikiLeaks founder praised as brave, determined, independent by judges, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has won the 2011 Martha Gellhorn prize for journalism.. money laundering of real estate propertieswhere is the reporting on that? Sports. US Transportation Sec Buttigieg? On Contact was nominated for an Emmy in 2017, RT America's first significant award nomination, but the award was won by Steve. After being informed the following day that running for office would conflict with FCC fairness doctrine rules because he was at that time hosting the nationally broadcast RT America television show On Contact, Hedges decided not to pursue office in order to keep hosting the show. Its goal of justice through transparency is in the oldest and finest tradition of journalism, Martha Gellhorn prize judges said in their citation. Become a Consortium News member! [15][16] He was hired as the Central America Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News in 1984 and held this position until 1988. They work today in the alternative media, or they work not much at all, but we do know who they are. And yet, we seldom hear the same cries to put them on trial for high crimes and war crimes (although that is exactly what should be done). After his remarks on Fox, Woodward said he reached out to people who covered this at the paper, identifying them only generically as reporters, to explain why he was so critical. Almost every single day, even now, the Mass Media Cartel give Trump free publicity. Chris Hodges Owner New Port Richey, Florida, United States44 connections Join to connect Hodges Management Inc. University of South Florida Personal Website Report this profile Activity I am. Click a location below to find Chris more easily. Hedges consulted the U.S. Embassy in Turkey to confirm their identity, and the embassy falsely did so[40] as the real al-Ghurairy had never left Iraq. Hodges has played in nine games, an average of 2.5 minutes per game. Street art in Washington, D.C. by Craig Tinsky. Christopher Hutton 463 Followers Freelance Journalist. Those who tried to call out this shoddy reporting. by Chris Hedges March 9, 2020. Chris Hodges entered the ministry in 1984 as a youth pastor at Bethany World Prayer Center outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It cements into place a new media model, one without credibility or accountability. In one of the greatest ironies of our time, the universally hated Donald J. Trump (a.k.a. V. Obama, Pres. [82], In the 2008 United States presidential campaign, Hedges was a speech writer for candidate Ralph Nader. Fire the prominent reporters who committed the false reporting. Re-organize ownership. [59] Hedges has become a fierce critic of mass incarceration in the United States,[60] and his experience as an educator in New Jersey prisons served as inspiration for his 2021 book Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison. Volume 28, Number 61 Friday, March 3, 2023. Opinion/conjecture/emotion has replaced fact/truth/objectivity in public discourse and MSM. They LOVE him. Mainstream journalism was never good going back decades prior to the internet, apart from a few. Paperback. He joined the ministry in 1984 when he was serving as a youth pastor at Bethany World Prayer Center outside Baton Rouge. Workforce Spotlight: Chris Hodges. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during presidential election 2016. The media industry must reform, in major ways. Then Democrats or Republicans selectively leak snippets. viewhouse nutrition information, scripture for deacons meeting,