Mark Karlin @ Buzzflash - Professional sports have become an accelerating cycle of corporatized television spectacles. The media pumps up the events with sensational stories on the athletes, coaches and (in the case of US teams) team owners. This, in turn, results in increased readership of newspapers and news websites, as well as increased television viewership. As a result, ad revenue rises for the media, which in almost all cases are corporations. Read more.
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren told a room full of liberal activists on Saturday that the party needs to fully embrace polices such as higher taxes on the wealthy, wiping out student loan debt and criminal justice reform if they want to win the White House. Read more.