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    When 'Washington Is Broken' Isn't the Story

    Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:17
    The United States does not have a surgeon general because Washington works--for the gun lobby.

    Pointless 2016 Election Journalism, 2014 Edition

    Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:28
    Trying to cover the 2016 presidential election based on a poll in 2014 is a waste of time.

    'Clipboard Man' Shows Media Figures Didn't Get the Memo About Ebola Transmission

    Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:13
    The story of "Clipboard Man" created a panicky sensation on Wednesday, and shined a light on the media's failure to inform us about the danger Ebola actually poses to the average American.

    FAIR TV: ABC's Factcheck Fail, Chuck Todd's DQ, and Malala's Message

    Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:55
    ABC botches an easy ISIS factcheck, and NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Senate candidate who gave an iffy response to a trivial question. Plus Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize--but US media doesn't seem interested in her peace message.

    A Most Interesting Man: Did Maddow Really 'Tar' Rand Paul on Civil Rights?

    Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:44
    The new issue of Time magazine declares Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul the most interesting man in politics. Maybe that says something about Time, or about the state of American politics.

    And by 'Traditional Voters,' the New York Times Means White People

    Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:00
    For a piece that is crafted around the idea that white Democratic votes are really in play, it would have been helpful to point to some numbers--though it wouldn't have much helped the piece. I

    Chuck Todd Disqualifies a Senate Candidate

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:01
    NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Kentucky Democrat based on an inconsequential "gaffe" that says more about him than anyone else.

    Missing Malala's Message of Peace: Drones Fuel Terrorism

    Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:04
    The new Nobel Peace Prize winner had some choice words for another Peace Prize winner's wars. But most media aren't telling us about that message of peace.

    ISIS in Texas?! ABC Fails an Easy Factcheck

    Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:45
    ABC This Week mangles an easy fact check, after a Republican politician claims that ISIS fighters have been caught at the Texas border.

    FAIR TV: Perception vs. Reality, 60 Minutes & the FBI, NPR Takes Netanyahu's Side

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:53
    60 Minutes cheers on the FBI, NPR takes Netanyahu's side on settlements, and media blur the difference between perception and reality.

    Why 'The Economy' Isn't Good News for Democrats

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:32
    Trying to figure out why people who are struggling don't give Obama credit for the economic boom? It doesn't seem so mysterious.

    Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher and Islamophobia

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:17
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly decides to lend fellow Islamophobe Bill Maher a hand.

    Audio: Gary Webb on 'Dark Alliance,' CIA and Drugs

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:17
    A CounterSpin special broadcast about Gary Webb's reporting featured excerpts from a talk by Webb, along with an interview with Norman Solomon discussing inaccuracies and distortions in establishment media attacks on Webb.

    Another 60 Minutes Puff Piece

    Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:55
    60 Minutes' interview with FBI chief James Comey was essentially an ad for the FBI, absent any critical scrutiny or questioning.

    Privacy and Social Media: It's Complicated

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:00
    People sometimes talk about privacy like it's a single thing that people want more or less of, when it's really a number of different things that people put different values on.

    FAIR TV: Media in War Mode, Calling for Civilian Deaths and PBS Hits Harper's

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:54
    On this week's show: The ways corporate media cover war, a Fox News pundit wants to see more civilian deaths in Syria, and PBS uses its ad dollars to punish a magazine. All of that on this week's show:

    PBS Goes Easy on Paul Ryan

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:54
    Ryan wants to change his public image, and is relying on media coverage to help him do that. The NewsHour's Judy Woodruff was unsurprisingly doing her part.

    Breaking News: Ben Affleck Is a Famous Movie Star

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:17
    There's a lot going on in the world. So why did NBC Nightly News devote a four-minute segment to a movie star?

    Fox Pundit: Civilians Die–Get Over It!

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:11
    A Fox News military analyst is not afraid to talk about civilian deaths in Syria: He seems to want to see more of them.

    PBS Uses Advertising to Retaliate Against Critical Coverage

    Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:42
    PBS was set up in part because of an understanding that advertising exerts pressure on media outlets. And now it's using its own advertising to signal its disapproval of critical coverage.
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