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09 Apr Chris Hedges – The State of Journalism | University of Western Ontario



On March thirteen, 2013, the Faculty of Info and Media Experiments Undergraduate Students’ Council (FIMSSC) at The University of Western Ontario proudly introduced Chris Hedges and his speak on the point out of journalism and his e-book “Empire of Illusion”, the 2nd party in the FIMS Undergraduate Speaker Series, sponsored in element by the FIMS Undergraduate Student Fund.

Chris Hedges is an American journalist specializing in American politics and modern society. Hedges is also recognized as the greatest-offering writer of a number of guides which includes War Is a Force That Offers Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the Nationwide Guide Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction—Empire of Illusion: The Stop of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Demise of the Liberal Class (2010) and his most modern New York Instances greatest vendor, composed with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, “Times of Destruction, Times of Revolt” (2012).

Chris Hedges is at the moment a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He spent almost two decades as a international correspondent in Central The united states, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has described from additional than fifty international locations, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, Nationwide Community Radio, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Instances, wherever he was a international correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).

In 2002, Hedges was element of the staff of reporters at The New York Instances awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s protection of worldwide terrorism. He also acquired in 2002 the Amnesty Worldwide International Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University[2] and The University of Toronto. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and authored what The New York Instances explained as “a get in touch with to arms” for the to start with concern of The Occupied Wall Street Journal, the newspaper providing voice to the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, New York City.

In this speak, Hedges explores the partnership among dominant media establishments and modern socioeconomic trends by discussing some of his ordeals as journalist for The New York Instances, as very well as some of the subjects lined in his e-book, Empire of Illusion.

Distinctive many thanks to the film crew for creating this online video possible: Tyler Benning, Cody McFarland, and Nicole Landsiedel.

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  • Guðjón E. Hreinberg
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Excellent talk, one of Hedge's best. It would be easy to misunderstand where he says "flip side of nationalism is always racism." Some people wouldn't heare the words "flip side." But on the other side of the flip side, the non-angry-side, there is deep respect between nationalistic people, respect for their diverse roots and appreciation.
    There's a diff between the flip side and the nice side.

  • Jackknifegyp
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    nyone who talks this much has a problem.  There must be some way for these eggheads to communicate their ideas, thoughts, and strategies in such a way as to avoid the "sound bite" approach and the "too many notes" approach.

    There isn't an editor in these guys heads but surely they need one.

  • Tippersnore
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Hedges points out Clinton's five decisions that have hurt many Americans (NAFTA, welfare reform, loosening media constraints (FCC), prison privatization, killing Glass-Steagall) at around 30:00. It wasn't the oral sex or the imperialism (mild by US presidents' standards).

  • Nicolaas Leach
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I'm an atheist, and I do admit those two are assholes. I just don't understand his fear of images.  

  • Tyrion Lannister
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I wonder why Chris always mentions NewsCorp's CEO Rupert Murdoch but not GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Disney's CEO Bob Iger, Viacom's CEO Philippe Dauman, Time Warner's CEO Jeffrey Bewkes or CBS's CEO Leslie Moonves in his criticism of corporate monopoly of American media.

    NewsCorp is unashamedly right wing and therefore characterized as a cult of personality driven by a maniacal ideologue with a not to subtle nod to another such character in world history. This is juxtaposed against the nameless faceless power elite of more liberal news outlets because you know, they clearly don't have a coordinated political agenda. 

  • lrattie
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I still don't trust this guy.

  • Tsnore
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Hedges means fallacious here when he says fatuous within the first ten minutes, pray continue.  

  • mad dusa
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    hedges is so deluded about atheism. first, he conflates atheism with the political beliefs of particular atheists. second, he seems to think that islam is the only religion that humanistic atheists critique. wrong. but since extreme islamic nations are so extreme in their oppression and abuse of women and sexual minorities, the discussion needs to be had, just as it needs to be had regarding catholicism, mormonism, & any religion that teaches abuse.

  • D
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    The assumption that people aren't capable of ruling their own lives is what gives the 'rulers' justification to be the lords. What is needed is for those who know the truth to lift others up rather than look down on them and rule over them.

  • Millichip100
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    You should read Lord of Flies … the vast majority of people are sheep who need a farmer to kick them from one pasture into the next. But your point is almost getting to where we need to be. Small self-sufficient communities that determine their own path in life. Alas, socialism is a dirty word these days ….

  • D
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Imagine if there were no president, just all of us leading our lives as individuals, no hierarchy, equality, everyone enjoying the earth's resources and the fruits of our collective labor? We don't need a president for that. In fact, we need to be rid of hierarchical structures, period.

  • Nicolaas Leach
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    LONG LIVE DECENT!!! LONG LIVE CHRIS HEDGES!!!

  • Michael Davidson
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Imagine if this guy was president instead of Obama!

  • don chupe
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    He says what needs to be said

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Well that makes sense. One side's freedom fighter is the other side's terrorist. Just feels like in this day and age we should know these things and not just keep up this adolescent illusion of "the bad guys vs the good guys".

  • BigMikeMcBastard
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    It's Islamic suicide bombers that people are repelled by. Dying for a religion that people view to be false and potentially malignant is what makes it heinous. Contrast that with any number of movies where the hero makes a noble sacrifice to save the lives of others or defeat the evil, fictional enemy. The end of the movie The Avengers, the superhero flick, made me think of that. The Iron Man character goes to his death to explode a nuke to kill the enemy, and it's meant to be a noble sacrifice.

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Well for what it's worth, in principle I also agree with you that we shouldn't be involved in the first place.

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I always wonder what makes suicide bombers so much more reprehensible than regular bombers in people's eyes. If a drone blows up a city block, is that better than some dude with a TNT vest?

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Thing is after doing these things for so many decades you can't just pull out and wash your hands of the whole situation. Especially the problems with Israel are a direct result of European and American foreign policy. If we pull out unilaterally it'll be a massacre one way or the other. It'd be incredibly disingenuous to pretend it wasn't at least for a large part 'our fault'.

    And that's besides the fact that business interests would never ever allow it. We make a mint off all the little wars.

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I might agree with you if we weren't sending millions of dollars in aid and weaponry to the perpetrators of these evil acts. That makes it our mess to sort out.

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    The problem is you're arguing the wrong way around. It's an outrage that you can't get by properly, but the answer to that is not to take away the meager benefits that other workers get. The answer is to make sure everyone gets that care and support.

  • megamarsvin
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I'm pretty sure they don't ignore these issues, just look at the controversy when Arizona police wanted to start profiling people based on appearance. Hardly "blithely ignoring" anything.

    But even if you were right so what? If there is a lot of racism in America does that make it alright for Israel to practice their home brewed apartheid?

    And just because more people die elsewhere, that makes 25.000 needless deaths and countless thousands put out of their homes less of an outrage?

  • Hugh Shakeshaft
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    People should tone it down about Israel. Here's the meat of it. Israel should take some time to make friends over there, maybe do some neighboring. Eventually, maybe not in my lifetime, the US will not exist as it does today and may, even for a short time, not be able to project power as it can today. This will leave Isreal to stand on its own. Whether it happens on 20 years, 50 years, or 150 years, Isreal will need to get along with its neighbors.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    That's been apparent for over 20 years.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I can agree with much of Hedges' insights into the forces behind big banks and the media, but I cannot agree with his take on government unions. Those of us in the lower half of the middle class pay higher taxes and live without healthcare to provide benefits to employees of our cities, states, and counties who have better healthcare than us, a pension (which we don't have), and even paid vacations (which we don't have). It's a pyramid scheme just like that of the big banks.

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  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    It was recorded on March 13, 2013

  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Actually, atheism is irrational as embracing such a notion flies in the face of overwhelming evidence.

  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    You are the wishful think, for you have embraced the belief that you will not be held accountable to God. You think there is no evidence for God or the hereafter but you have never really taken the time to examine it, and if come to the belief that such notions must be wrong.

  • Rhea303
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Thank you, Chris Hedges!
    (Netherlands)

  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Do you read it anyway?

  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Well, Western happens to be one of the most right of center universities in Canada, so I fail to see your point.

  • S N Smith
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I disagree. The evidence for God is overwhelming

  • Justin Gabaldon
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    I have great respect for Mr. Hedges. I'm curious to know more about his negative stance on digital media, given that his weekly column is posted (as far as I know) exclusively on the website Truthdig.com. If we are to turn off our digital communication as Mr. Hedges suggests in this speech, how are we supposed to read his weekly column?

  • Bernard Eeles
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    If you invaded my sovereign nation and killed my friends, family and countrymen I'd blow myself up too. How can you expect imposing inhumane conditions on people to yield anything but inhumane responses.

  • chris
    Posted at 00:35h, 09 April

    Dude, I'm as much for withdrawing the billion dollars subsidy handed to Israel each year. But you complained about Hedges talking about Israeli apartheid etc. Consider that it's just a huge part of his career. Are people no longer allowed to speak about their own take on things, about the things they've seen, about the dots and how they connect them? Could you stop being this weird kind of discussion cop? If you don't like Hedges, just close the tab and go elsewhere.

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