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    FAIR TV: ABC's Gaza 'Mistake,' Dinesh D'Souza and CBS CEO Boosterism

    Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:40
    This week on FAIR TV: ABC's embarrassing mistake in its Gaza coverage, This Week touts a right-wing conspiracy film and CBS presents viewers with the story of the risk-taking billionaire CEO who is cutting thousands of jobs.

    ABC: Three Cheers for Walmart!

    Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:20
    Is ABC's reporting on Walmart journalism or PR?

    NPR and the Eagerness of White Guy Sources

    Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:23
    To the extent that Anya Kamenetz's tweet reflected "innocence," it's of a sort people of color and women can ill afford from journalists,

    When Does the 'Cycle of Violence' Start?

    Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:53
    Coverage of the violence between Israel and Palestine often reduces the conflict to a "cycle of violence" that periodically flares up (FAIR Action Alert, 6/30/06; FAIR Blog, 12/19/08). The same is true now, with corporate media embracing the narrative that Israel’s attacks against Palestine are "retaliations," implying that it is solely the fault of Palestinians for provoking and initiating the deadly attacks on Gaza (FAIR Blog, 7/2/14). But determining when such a "cycle" begins is a political act. The current conflict is usually traced back to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank (CNN, 7/7/14). […]

    Why ABC Thought Suffering Palestinians Were Israelis

    Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:44
    ABC misidentified a suffering Palestinian family as being Israeli. It shouldn't be seen as just an honest mistake.

    ABC Recommends Dinesh D'Souza

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
    Why did ABC grant airtime to a right-wing crank's latest film?

    Obama, Inequality and Wall Street Donors

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:03
    Is Obama's decision to stop talking about inequality really about a debate within the Democratic Party? Or is it about not losing Wall Street donors?

    Bolivian President Isn’t Radical Enough for Corporate Media

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:20
    Vilifying left-leaning Latin American and Caribbean leaders is nothing new from the US media--from Chile's Salvador Allende to Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez to Mauricio Funes of El Salvador. Bolivian President Evo Morales is no exception, as he caught the attention of the website Vox, a new outlet that sets out to "explain the news" with an emphasis on data analysis.

    Meet the CEO Bold Enough to Kill Thousands of Jobs

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 23:44
    CBS--which has a record of doing puff pieces about corporate CEOs--wants viewers to believe that an overpaid CEO who's bold and risky enough to try and fix a company by firing tens of thousands of employees deserves a lot of attention.

    Highly Placed Media Racists

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 20:19
    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."

    On US TV, Israel is 'Striking Back'

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:03
    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.

    The Deeply Held Religious Principle Hobby Lobby Suddenly Remembered It Had

    Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:54
    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.

    Repeal the Bill Kristol Permanent Punditry Act!

    Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:46
    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.

    FAIR TV: Iraq Surge Myths, More TV Hawks, News You Can't Use

    Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:40
    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.

    Racism in Politics Too Often Goes Unreported

    Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:33
    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.

    Toothpaste Terrorism? Been There, Done That

    Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:52
    Far from being a "new generation," the toothpaste tube bomb has been around for almost four decades.

    This Sunday, a Different Kind of Iraq War Booster: Bill Clinton

    Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:46
    NBC Meet the Press taps Bill Clinton to talk Iraq. But will viewers know that Clinton was also a crucial supporter of the invasion?

    Ukraine Tips From Nameless US Officials: Good Enough for NYT

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 17:29
    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.

    NYT on Student Loan Crisis: What Crisis Is That?

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:01
    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."

    Gas Prices 'Skyrocketing'? You'd Better Duck

    Tue, 06/24/2014 - 18:20
    You're not supposed to talk about oil and Iraq--but corporate media can't stop talking about oil and Iraq.
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