- Planet Erstwild - 20130208 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Our three tiers today focus on the amazing shrinking 4th estate, the amazing shrinking economy for non-1%ers, and dirty growing pains. Check out all the headlines below the fold.

1. All The News They See Fit To Print
4th Annual TV News Trust Poll (FOX News is both "Most Trusted" and "Least Trusted")
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/4th-annual-tv-news-trust-poll.html
 
An 'Informal Arrangement' to Not Report the News
http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/02/06/an-informal-arrangement-to-not-report-the-news/
 
New York Times’ drone complicity
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/07/new_york_times_drone_complicity/
 
Warren Buffett bought another newspaper this week, He owns 268 publications, and plans to buy more.
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/202460/warren-buffett-buys-greensboro-n-c-news-record/
 
Is Press Freedom Fading Away Around the World?
http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/06/is-the-free-press-making-its-last-stand
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
We're Driving Less, but Spending More on Gasoline
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-05/were-driving-less-but-spending-more-on-gasoline
 
U.S. keeps building new highways while letting old ones crumble
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/02/03/181506/us-keeps-building-new-highways.html
 
Yale Suing Former Students Shows Crisis in Loans to Poor
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/yale-suing-former-students-shows-crisis-in-loans-to-poor.html
 
Americans Say Postsecondary Degree Vital, But See Barriers
http://www.gallup.com/poll/160298/americans-say-postsecondary-degree-vital-barriers.aspx
 
Number of Americans projected to gain insurance from Affordable Care Act eroding
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/obama-s-health-insurance-expansion-eroding-cbo-projects.html
 
Important New Reasons Why You Will Never Retire Successfully
http://gawker.com/5981752/important-new-reasons-why-you-will-never-retire-successfully
 

3. Growing Problems
How Industrial Pot Growers Ravage the Land: A Google Earth Tour
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/02/google-earth-tour-marijuana-farms-environment-video
 
Roundup-resistant weeds colonized 60 million acres in the US in 2012—up 50% from the year before
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/report-spread-monsantos-superweeds-speeds-12-0
 
British Government to ignore European ban on neonicotinoid pesticides
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/government-to-ignore-european-ban-on-neonicotinoid-pesticides-8483916.html
 
3 British Moths Extinct; Most Other Species in Decline
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/02/07/3-british-moths-extinct/
 
Montecito Bees A Signal of Things to Come?
http://www.independent.com/news/2013/feb/03/montecito-bees-signal-things-come/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/02/silent_circle_s_latest_app_democratizes_encryption_governments_won_t_be.single.html
 
Paper giant pledges to end deforestation
http://www.dw.de/paper-giant-pledges-to-end-deforestation/a-16577628
 
Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Australia
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/wind_energy_now_cheaper__than_fossil_fuel_power_plants_in_australia/3762/
 
 
ODDS & ENDS:
Is the Drug War in Latin America Just an Excuse to Provide Contracts for U.S. Companies?
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/is-the-drug-war-in-latin-america-just-an-excuse-to-provide-contracts-for-us-companies-130204?news=846958
 
Kirkuk Carnage: 41 Killed, 96 Wounded across Iraq
http://original.antiwar.com/updates/2013/02/03/kirkuk-carnage-41-killed-96-wounded-across-iraq/
 
Heavier bunker-buster bomb ready for combat, general says
http://www.stripes.com/news/air-force/heavier-bunker-buster-bomb-ready-for-combat-general-says-1.206920
 
Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/us/broad-powers-seen-for-obama-in-cyberstrikes.html
 
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-research-reveals-true-cost-japanese-whaling
 
Mystery of cargo ship that killed thousands of sea birds
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/wildlife/article3678294.ece
 
Acapulco keeps outdoing itself in the area of horrifying crimes
http://gawker.com/5982273/another-unimaginably-horrible-thing-happens-in-beautiful-acapulco
 
Bill requires all Idaho kids to read ‘Atlas Shrugged’
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/05/bill-requires-all-idaho-kids-read-atlas-shrugged/
 
Doomsday Preppers: A philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/02/04/doomsday_preppers_cambridge_existential_risks
 
Andrew J. Bacevich  | Counterculture Conservatism: The right needs less Ayn Rand, more Flannery O’Connor
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/counterculture-conservatism-4001/
 
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