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    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.

    The Only 'No-Go Zones' Are Found in Fox News' Fantasyland

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:06
    Steve Emerson was far from alone on Fox News in advancing a xenophobic fantasy of European urban areas lost to Western civilization.

    Conservative and 'Liberal' Islamophobia Find Common Ground

    Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:31
    There's not a lot of daylight between USA Today's conservative and so-called liberal on the issue of a war on Islam.

    For Fox News' Steve Emerson, Factchecking Seems to Be a No-Go Zone

    Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:16
    Fox News "expert" Steve Emerson retracted his claim that non-Muslims can't enter Britain's second-largest city. But he has a long history of making equally inaccurate claims.

    Some European Bloodbaths Are More Interesting Than Others

    Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:14
    Why is that Islamist violence is drop-everything fascinating to US corporate media, while a massacre by a right-wing anti-Muslim zealot doesn't seem to be worth talking about?

    How Did TV News Talk About Torture in Coverage of the Torture Report?

    Fri, 01/09/2015 - 17:54
    A new FAIR study (Media Advisory, 1/7/15) finds that torture supporters outnumbered critics of torture nearly 2-to-1 in TV news coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture. While those who authorized and carried out torture were well-represented, like George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and several CIA officials, victims of torture were entirely missing and their advocates barely heard from. But beyond who got a chance to speak, how were these discussions conducted and what was said? Human Rights Take a Back Seat to Partisan Bickering In analyzing the transcripts of these shows, the most glaring […]

    It's Critics of 'Selma' Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History

    Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:41
    Op-eds are supposed to stick to the actual facts. But the ones attacking Selma do far more to distort the reality of Martin Luther King's relationship with Lyndon Johnson than the fictional film does.

    Remembering Victims of Terror–and Forgetting Some Others

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:49
    CBS's "senior security consultant" doesn't appear to remember a massacre less than four years ago that killed 77 people, mostly teenagers.

    USA Today Makes Sure Rich Don't Get Blamed for Middle-Class Stagnation

    Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:08
    USA Today boasts that most of its "editorials are coupled with an opposing view--a unique USA Today feature." So you're getting both sides, is the implication--when in fact what you're more likely to get is perception management.

    White Man Publishes Book! USA Today Mistakes This for News

    Mon, 01/05/2015 - 18:54
    Whose story, USA Today's Michael Wolff wonders, will replace "the dominant culture tale" provided by white men? "The women's narrative? The anti-one-percent narrative?" As far as I can tell, he's completely serious.

    Summing Up White Supremacist Ties as 'Saying Nice Things About an Old Man'

    Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:19
    On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd tried to provide some historical context to the controversy over incoming GOP majority whip Steve Scalise's speaking before a white supremacist group. He failed.

    Why Won't Warren Quit Worrying and Learn to Love Wall Street?

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 17:39
    The Washington Post's David Ignatius is the latest establishment journalist to launch a salvo against Sen. Elizabeth Warren and "her jihad against Wall Street."