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    Billionaire's Paper Hopes Well-Off Will Identify With Wealthy

    Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:39
    The last thing that the wealthy want is for the rest of the populace to unite against them politically. Luckily for them, the New York Times seems determined not to let that happen.

    The New York Times' Nuclear Uncertainty Principles

    Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:56
    When it comes to nuclear weapons, basic facts seem to be subject to political revision at the New York Times.

    USA Today Responds: 'Criticizing Violent Islamists Does Not Tarnish All Muslims'

    Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:08
    Brian Gallagher, the editor of USA Today's editorial page, writes to those who responded to his paper's February 2 cartoon (FAIR Blog, 2/3/15): Dear readers, I rarely respond to letter-writing campaigns, but I'll take a moment to respond to this one because I think that FAIR's glib analysis of the editorial cartoon published recently in USA Today is so reflexively unthoughtful that it undermines the goal we share: to fight Islamophobia. I imagine many of you are unfamiliar with what we've said on the issue, and therefore vulnerable to false suppositions, but our history on the subject is extensive and […]

    Undoing Michael Powell's Mischief at the FCC

    Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:21
    Giving the cable companies more power and control--and hence wealth--was precisely the point of Michael Powell's reclassification of broadband Internet as an "information service."

    Some Other Tall Tales Brian Williams Might Want to Apologize For

    Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:30
    Now that he's cleared up that he wasn't actually shot down in Iraq by an RPG, there are some other tall tales that NBC's Brian Williams might want to take back.

    We Could Keep Government Small if Only the Old Weren't Getting So Much Healthcare

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:56
    McClatchy wants us to be alarmed that Obama's budget plan would move the federal government's share of the economy from 20.9 percent today to 22.2 percent in 2024--a trivial redistribution of what is expected to be a much larger economic pie.

    Muslims Are Nazis, USA Today Jokes

    Tue, 02/03/2015 - 13:35
    The cartoon by Cameron Cardow of the Ottawa Citizen that USA Today selected as its daily editorial cartoon for February 2 is not terribly hard to parse: Islam is the modern equivalent of Nazism, and threatens a new Holocaust.

    'Venezuelan Bomb Plot' a Figment of FBI's–and US Media's–Imagination

    Mon, 02/02/2015 - 20:53
    Accurate headlines would not leave casual readers with the impression that Venezuela was interested in getting a nuclear bomb, or in trying to nuke New York.

    Centrist Anxiety at the New York Times

    Mon, 02/02/2015 - 20:46
    The New York Times' Thomas Edsall (1/28/15) has some bad news: Republicans and Democrats aren't getting along. "Political hostility in the United States is more and more becoming personal hostility," he reports: New findings suggest that the sources of dispute in contemporary life go far beyond ideological differences or mere polarization. They have become elemental, almost tribal, tapping into in-group loyalty and out-group enmity. Back in 1960, about 5 percent of Democrats and Republicans alike would be displeased if their child married a member of the other major party; in 2010, 33 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans […]

    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."