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Action Alert: Ann Coulter as CNN's Climate Change Expert

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:30
FAIR's latest Action Alert (5/28/14) urges media activists to call out CNN for basing a climate change report around one guest: right-wing climate change denier Ann Coulter.  If you write to CNN, please share a copy of your message in the comments below.

Jeb Bush Is a Wonk–Just Ask Him

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 17:40
The New York Times tries--a little too hard--to convince readers that Jeb Bush is brainier than his brother.

Crediting Obama for Bringing Troops Home–Without Noting He Sent Them Abroad

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 15:04
NPR tells listeners that Obama has cut troop levels in Afghanistan by two-thirds--but doesn't explain that he massively escalated the war.

FAIR TV: Chinese Spies, Western Wildfires and Meeting (Some of) America

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:27
The TV networks fail to note US hypocrisy in Chinese spying indictments. Climate change is missing from California fire reports. And NBC's "real people" are remarkably white and conservative.

Federal Workers Good at Paying Taxes, USA Today Expose Conceals

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:58
The front page of USA Today (5/23/14) blew the whistle on federal workers: They are tax deadbeats who owe billions in back taxes. The story also revealed that they owe less than most people. Confused?

American TV to Chinese Spies: Do as US Says, Not as US Does

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:19
US TV networks played up the FBI's economic espionage charges against China--without mentioning that the NSA does something very similar.

CNN's Climate Change Coverage: Starring Ann Coulter

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:02
As we've noted before, some of CNN's previous climate coverage has involved putting climate deniers on Crossfire. But this is actually worse.

David Brooks: Democracy Is a Drag; Put Guys Like Me in Charge

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:26
Pundit David Brooks thinks the way to fix American democracy is by having less democracy. Let elites dictate policy and have pundits cheer them on!

Weather From Another Planet: Wildfires and Climate Change

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:35
Extreme drought, extreme heat and extremely devastating wildfires in Southern California are big news for TV journalists. But don't mention climate change.

When NBC Says 'Meeting America,' It Means White, Republican America

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:28
An NBC series tries to introduce viewers to the America that isn't much covered in the news. But it's a remarkably narrow vision of the country.

Are Birmingham's Books Right for Washington, D.C.?

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 18:47
Shouldn't more people know about Books-A-Million behaving as if it were the Koch brothers' chain of bookstores?

Object to a War Criminal at Your Graduation? You Must Be a 'Bigot'

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 17:51
New York Times columnist Tim Egan rages against college students who dare to have moral objections to the speakers their administrations chose to garnish their graduations with.

FAIR TV: Snowden, Palestinian Brass Knuckles, Rubio's Climate Denial

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 17:05
This week: ABC talks about a "raging debate" over Edward Snowden. They must mean the one that's not on their show. Plus: The New York Times takes a long time to correct a story about Palestinian teen's imaginary brass knuckles, and ABC's Jonathan Karl has the wrong response to Marco Rubio's climate nonsense. Watch:

This Just In: US Ruled by the Rich

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:25
The same well-heeled elites and their representatives who dominate US politics and policy are also grossly over-represented among the owners of US corporate media.

Disappearing Brass Knuckles: An NYT Correction

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:37
A video of a tense confrontation between an Israeli soldier and Palestinian youths made it into the New York Times--along with an erroneous suggestion that one of the Palestinians threatened the soldier with brass knuckles.

Will NYT's New Editor Stand Up for Investigative Journalism?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 21:13
The New York Times announced that Jill Abramson, who has the top editorial job there of executive editor, is being replaced by current managing editor Dean Baquet. Whether Baquet will be good for investigative reporting at the Times remains to be seen.

O'Reilly: Back from Vacation, Still Hating Muslims

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 18:25
Bill O'Reilly uses the horrible Boko Haram kidnappings to launch into yet another tirade against Muslims.

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and the Courtier Press

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:40
Glenn Greenwald's new book tells the Snowden story--and takes aim at the corporate media.

The Wrong Response to Rubio's Climate Nonsense

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:26
Rising GOP star Marco Rubio doesn't believe in climate change. But watch how the reporter who asked him about it reacts.

ABC's 'Raging Debate' Over Edward Snowden

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 17:51
ABC's This Week: Edward Snowden sparked a "raging debate"--so here are two guests who don't like what he did.
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