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    All the NYPD Spin That's Fit to Print

    Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:24
    One New York City police department announcement--two very different headlines.

    All the NYPD Spin That's Fit to Print

    Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:24
    One New York City police department announcement--two very different headlines.

    Sterling Conviction a Victory for Government's Right to Hide

    Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:46
    In a major loss for press freedom and the right of citizens to be informed about what their government is doing, CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling was convicted this week on nine felony counts related to his supposed exposure of a bungled CIA operation.

    Attack on Israeli Soldiers 'Most Serious Flare-Up in Years'–if Arab Deaths Aren't Taken Seriously

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 20:03
    The New York Times describes the death of two Israeli soldiers as "the most serious flare-up in the area in years." But it's not even the most serious flare-up in the area this month, as you learn later in the article.

    Good News! US Corporations Won't Have to Pay for Nuclear Disasters in India

    Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:46
    USA Today wants you to know that a nuclear agreement between the United States and India is good news. But what is the news?

    Good News! US Corporations Won't Have to Pay for Nuclear Disasters in India

    Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:46
    USA Today wants you to know that a nuclear agreement between the United States and India is good news. But what is the news?

    Good News! US Corporations Won't Have to Pay for Nuclear Disasters in India

    Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:46
    USA Today wants you to know that a nuclear agreement between the United States and India is good news. But what is the news?

    Good News! US Corporations Won't Have to Pay for Nuclear Disasters in India

    Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:46
    USA Today wants you to know that a nuclear agreement between the United States and India is good news. But what is the news?

    Improbable as It May Seem to WaPo, Greek Voters Doubt Austerity Is Required

    Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:04
    Warning Greece against a radical break with austerity has been a longstanding theme at the Washington Post. It's worth emphasizing, though, that the creditors who "bailed out Greece" in reality didn't bail out anyone but themselves.

    My Joe Franklin Memory

    Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:24
    Steve Rendall met New York City TV legend Joe Franklin, who died this weekend at the age of 88, under very special circumstances.

    'Poor,' 'Middle Class'–What's the Difference to the 1 Percent?

    Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:56
    A New York Times piece seems to treat the poor and middle class as almost interchangeable. Thus Mitt Romney vowing to "end the scourge of poverty" is equated with Mitch McConnell calling for a focus on "the stagnant middle class."

    Muslim-Bashing Not a No-Go Zone for Bobby Jindal

    Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:22
    As Arsalan Iftikhar suggested, Bobby Jindal does devote considerable effort to criticizing minority groups who have done less to fit the the American majority image. This strategy was on full display in Jindal's softball interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto.

    Obama as Robin Hood? Sherwood Be Nice

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:36
    So what's wrong with comparing Barack Obama to Robin Hood? Well, aside from implying that taxation is a form of "stealing"--and aside from the fact that it's a popular theme in racist caricatures of Obama--it gives the president too much credit.

    Progressive Policies Are Popular–So Why Should Democrats Be Afraid of Them?

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:22
    in his State of the Union analysis, Wolf Blitzer suggests advocating progressive economic policies could "hurt Democrats"--even though polls show widespread support for such measures, including, in many cases, from Republican voters.

    Obama's SOTU: Not Enough Blood, Sweat or Tears

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:08
    The Washington Post's Dana Milbank complains that Obama's State of the Union address didn't have enough terrorism in it. Why, it only mentioned "terrorism," "terror" or "terrorists" nine times!

    What Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Joni Ernst

    Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:07
    You really don't learn too much else about Joni Ernst, picked to rebut the State of the Union address, from media profiles, Nor do you get the impression that corporate media think you need to know much.

    What Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Joni Ernst

    Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:07
    You really don't learn too much else about Joni Ernst, picked to rebut the State of the Union address, from media profiles, Nor do you get the impression that corporate media think you need to know much.

    Maureen Dowd Sets Martin Luther King Straight on How Freedom Is Won

    Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:39
    "On matters of race," writes Maureen Dowd, "there is an even higher responsibility to be accurate." Yes--especially for white columnists lecturing African-American directors about black history.

    And Now, a Word From Our Climate Denier…

    Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:10
    If the purpose of climate coverage is to convey how open-minded the New York Times is, then this piece is a success, managing to give one-third of its quotes to a proponent of a fringe theory without giving any indication that his eccentric views are virtually absent from peer-reviewed science.

    Sad Columnist Forced to Cover Sweaters and Torture

    Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:11
    Poor Dana Milbank. Here it is just the beginning of 2015, and the Washington Post columnist is already tired of covering the 2016 presidential campaign.