Center for Media and Democracy

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a non-profit investigative reporting group. Our reporting and analysis focus on exposing corporate spin and government propaganda. We publish PRWatchSourceWatch, and BanksterUSA. Our newest major investigation is available at ALECexposed.org.
 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Oklahoma AG Releases 7,564 Pages in Response to CMD Request
As a result of an Open Records Act request and lawsuit filed by the Center for Media and Democracy, on Tuesday night the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office released a batch of more than 7,500 pages of emails and other records it withheld prior to Scott Pruitt’s nomination as EPA Administrator last...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Nominee Scott Pruitt for Denying Public Access to Polluter Emails
Days before the full Senate votes on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), a national investigative watchdog group, alleges in a new lawsuit that as Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt has violated the Oklahoma Open Records Act...
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Monday, April 04, 2016
Exposed: Most CEOs Support Paid Sick Leave, Increased Minimum Wage, and More But Chamber Lobbyists Told How to "Combat" These Measures
Video footage of a closed-door webinar provided to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reveals top GOP pollsters instructing Chamber of Commerce lobbyists to ignore internal survey data showing that Chamber members across the country overwhelmingly support progressive workplace policies...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Report Reveals the Dangerous Influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Climate Policy in Virginia
Today, the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and the Center for Media and Democracy released ALEC EXPOSED: Corporate Polluters Undermining Clean Power in Virginia , a report that reveals the influence that ALEC and its political allies have exerted to stymie state climate and clean energy policies. The...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"National School Choice Week" Fueled by Major Right-Wing Funders and Corporate Lobby Groups
With 32 governors proclaiming this week "School Choice Week," and more than 16,000 scheduled events listed on the promotional website, National School Choice Week (NSCW) has become a big deal, and not by accident. Launched five years ago by the Gleason Family Foundation—which spent more than $4.3...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
CMD Denounces Corrupt John Doe Ruling From Conflicted Court
Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s limits on money in politics, opening the door to unlimited, undisclosed spending coordinated directly with candidates, and handing Scott Walker a significant political victory as he begins his run for the White House. The decisions in the...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
New Report Exposes Governors Who Helped Powerful Lobbies & Campaign Donors Boost Profits at Taxpayer Expense
A new report by the Center for Media and Democracy, “ Pay to Prey: Governors Facilitate the Predatory Outsourcing of Public Services ,” details a national trend of outsourcing experiments gone awry. “Governors across the nation seem to be reading out of the ALEC playbook, attempting to shrink...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Walmart’s Spin on Workers and Manufacturing Exposed
In response to the increasing media interest around the business practices of America's largest employer and retailer, the Center for Media and Democracy is launching a new web resource on Walmart that fact checks the company’s advertisements and statements. Using the model of AlecExposed.org ,...
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information
Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Media Advisory: New Report Exposes ALEC’s Remarkable Influence In Missouri and Kansas Capitols
Progress Missouri and the Center for Media and Democracy will host a press call at 9:30 a.m. central on Wednesday, May 1 to discuss new research highlighting the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) ongoing influence in the Kansas and Missouri State Capitols. The report, authored by Progress Missouri and the Center for Media and Democracy shows that ALEC has lavished hundreds of thousands of dollars on Kansas and Missouri politicians and those trips have resulted in dozens of bills being introduced on behalf of ALEC’s corporate members.
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