military drones http://tspr.org en Nova & Drones http://tspr.org/post/nova-drones <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss complaints about a Nova special about drones that was underwritten by Lockheed Martin, which is a drone manufacturer.</p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://fair.org/take-action/activism-updates/pbs-ombud-nova-disagree-on-drone-disclosure/" target="_blank">Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting</a> (FAIR) complained the situation violated PBS’s guidelines concerning sponsorship and conflicts of interest.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:35:45 +0000 Rich Egger 28759 at http://tspr.org Nova & Drones The Moral & Political Implications of Military Drones http://tspr.org/post/moral-political-implications-military-drones <p>The term &ldquo;collateral damage&rdquo; seems insidious, somehow making less meaningful the notion of &ldquo;innocent bystanders.&rdquo; However, some say that Americans may prefer the impersonal reference, which also could be why remote-controlled planes provide a level of comfort to a nation at war.<br /><br />&nbsp;If so, it&rsquo;s time for us all to shake ourselves awake, and perhaps the recent tragedy of an Army sergeant apparently killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians is a horrific alarm to stir us to consciousness.<br /> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:45:15 +0000 Bill Knight 12197 at http://tspr.org The Moral & Political Implications of Military Drones