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Nicholas Wade was a leading New York Times science writer for three decades. He left the paper weeks after the May publication of his book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, a book many reviewers say is a full-throated defense of "scientific racism."
Israeli airstrikes in response to the murder of 3 teenagers are framed as retaliation--even though those targeted may very well have had nothing to do with the tragedy.
Coverage of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling should note that the company used to provide the kind of coverage it now deems a violation of its religious beliefs.
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel confronted Bill Kristol on ABC about his disastrous Iraq War advocacy. One has to wonder why Kristol was there in the first place.
On the show this week: The idea that the surge of US troops is what 'won' the Iraq War shouldn't be treated as if it's a fact. Plus we look at who NBC tapped for his Iraq/Iran expertise, and media tried to tell us what we need to know about a powerful Republican lawmaker. They failed.
National GOP and Tea Party groups descending on Mississippi to scrutinize black voters seems like a pretty big story--but it also provides a confirmation of the charge that the GOP has a serious problem with racism.
Far from being a "new generation," the toothpaste tube bomb has been around for almost four decades.
NBC Meet the Press taps Bill Clinton to talk Iraq. But will viewers know that Clinton was also a crucial supporter of the invasion?
Apparently the people who know best about what's happening in Ukraine are US government officials who won't let their names be printed in the newspaper.
The New York Times' David Leonhardt heralded a new study by the centrist Brookings Institution that questions whether the student loan market actually faces a "crisis on the horizon."
You're not supposed to talk about oil and Iraq--but corporate media can't stop talking about oil and Iraq.
Many corporate news accounts treat the chaos in Iraq as proof that the good intentions of a US superpower cannot overcome tribal grievances. Michael Crowley's cover story for Time, "The End of Iraq," might be the quintessential example.
NBC's David Gregory says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "well-briefed" on the US position on Iran's nuclear program. But that shouldn't be confused with being knowledgeable.
Time magazine tries to tell you three things you should know about an important and powerful politician. What they tell readers is something else.
Fox News won't mention the significant evidence that the Internet video was behind the attacks because it is so deeply invested in the story of a White House conspiracy, and it's too late to change the script.
It's 2003 all over again, as Iraq "experts" who promoted the 2003 invasion are back on TV screens offering expert analysis about what to do next. And we take a look at some of the revealing language US reporters are employing to frame Iraq as a place that keeps forcing the US to attack it. Plus, NBC's "news" division promotes its corporate cousins over at Universal. Watch:
When it comes to US foreign policy and warmaking in the Middle East, you're not supposed to talk about oil. But the network newscasts went out of their way to let you know that Iraq was making your next trip to the gas station more expensive.
Treating "the US troop surge worked" argument as a fact, as Engel is doing, is very dangerous--since it logically suggests that it is only the presence of US troops that can keep Iraq safe.
Daryl Khan of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange strayed from most media coverage around New York's "biggest gang raid ever" by writing about the people living in the housing projects at the heart of the early-morning raid.
It's revealing to see how reporters talk about the prospect of the United States military going back to war in Iraq. Indeed, many reporters made it sound like something that was being done *to* the United States: