An obsession with media balance

Will Rippey is a first-year Philosophy, Politics and the Public major. He is a guest writer for the Newswire from Bowling Green, Ohio. In July of 2004, a study was released by Global Environmental Change analyzing a collection of 636 articles from various newspapers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, published between the years 1988 and 2002. The study demonstrated that newspapers gave equal amounts of coverage to climate change deniers as climate scientists. According to the article, this ratio is a result of the American media’s objective of providing balanced coverage of issues. This objective leads … Continue reading An obsession with media balance

Why I’m a Posadist (And You Should Be Too!)

By Will Ripley | Guest Writer Fellow left-of-center comrades, my message to you may appear extreme, but I encourage you to hear me out. According to the United Nations, we only have 31 years before our civilization collapses because of climate change. Once the effects of climate change set in, they will be irreversible. Entire sections of the planet will become uninhabitable, and the remaining habitable areas will overflow with climate refugees. The future of human life on this planet is grim. For this reason, I have allied myself with the 4th International Posadist, a Trotskyist International and the last … Continue reading Why I’m a Posadist (And You Should Be Too!)