The Future of Progressive Media
Thu Dec 28, 2006 15:29

Tomorrow morning, Friday December 29, 5 to 6 AM ET, on Air America’s Mark Riley Show Brent Budowsky discusses his ideas for the future of progressive media. He mentions a number of the websites that have published his essays. If you don’t receive AAR by broadcast or by satellite, you can listen on the internet.

The Huffington Post
Brent Budowsky
Future of Democratic Leadership and the Progressive Movement.

This week through January 1 I am appearing on five one hour shows with Mark Riley, on his Air America show, which can be heard on AM and XM radio and streamed, downloaded, podcast at

For those interested there are several large overriding themes discussed in our analysis of 2006 and forecasts for 2007, especially:

1. Democrats should aspire to build a new era in American history of patriotic reform and national renewal similar to the eras of FDR and JFK. By electing a Democratic President and Democratic Congress in 2008 we can inaugurate the next New Deal and New Frontier and we should think in large, idealistic terms.

2. 2007 will see the coming together of this growing alliance between Democratic leaders, national grassroots, the progressive blogs and progressive radio which will all flourish and support each other more than pundits predict. News and communications power will be further shifted from MSM to independent news sites.

This new alliance will empower voters, lift the party, widen the debate and attract political support and investment capital. The sites mentioned include Arianna and Huffington, Caro Kay and makethemaccountable, Mark Karlin and Buzzflash, Rob Kall and OpEd News and Bob Parry and consortiumnews among others…

Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at

[Click the title of the article, above, to read more.—Caro]

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Carolyn Kay

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
– Eric Hoffer


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