Sunday, December 04, 2016

Progress against the DAPL pipeline being protested at Standing Rock

The Obama Administration has denied the permit to drill under the Missouri River to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project that members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation have been protesting actively for months.

The Young Turks (TYT) has apparently been the only national video news operation seriously covering the story. Here are two reports from them on the state of affairs there.

BREAKING: Obama Denies Final Permit For Dakota Access Pipeline TYT Politics 12/04/2016 reports, among other things, that the President-elect has $2 million in known investments in companies connected with this controversial project:

Cenk Uygur talks about the advocacy role that TYT has played in the protest in Obama Denies Permit to Drill at DAPL! Victory at Standing Rock Within Reach! The Young Turks 12/04/2016:

TYT practices advocacy journalism with a distinct pro-labor twist and other progressive positions. Advocacy journalism needs to be evaluated as critically as ostensibly neutral ones. But advocacy journalism can do both advocacy and journalism well.

A key feature of the progressive criticism of corporate/mainstream media that distinguishes it from the long-since-typical posture of Republicans and partisan Republican media outlets of being critical of the mainstream media, which they often call the "liberal press," is that progressives demand that media outlets provide quality journalism that provides accurate information and a critical perspective. The rightwing criticism just aims at making all media outlooks Republican partisan mouthpieces.

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