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    Reporting the News Like Black Lives Don't Matter

    Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:36
    "Black lives matter" is the rallying cry of the burgeoning movement against police killings. The Associated Press, covering that movement, has produced a perfect example of what journalism looks like when black lives don't matter.

    FAIR TV: Fox News & Ferguson, Cop Euphemisms and Disney 'News'

    Fri, 12/05/2014 - 18:21
    On Fox News Channel, the real "bad guy" in Ferguson was the victim Michael Brown. The New York Times softens language around police violence. And a commercial for a new movie is "news"--on the movie studio's TV network.

    Chris Christie, Keystone and Canada

    Fri, 12/05/2014 - 17:56
    A story in the New York Times about the Keystone pipeline isn't really about the Keystone pipeline.

    In NYT's Retelling of Eric Garner's Death, the Officer's Arm Has a Mind of Its Own

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:59
    If only police officer Daniel Pantaleo had been able to somehow control his own arm, Eric Garner would not have died.

    An 'Entertaining' Lesson on How Cops Can 'Win the Media' After They Kill

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 20:26
    The St. Louis Police Academy held a special class for "upper-echelon law enforcement professionals" on how to "WIN WITH THE MEDIA" after an "officer-involved shooting."

    Columnist Often Called 'Racist' Doesn't Think Police Activists Should Use That Word

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:20
    Perhaps Cohen is sensitive to people being called racist because he's been called a racist by many observers--and not without good reason.

    Disney Newscast Finds Trailer for Upcoming Disney Film Especially Newsworthy

    Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:46
    Why is ABC World News Tonight so excited about the new Star Wars movie? There's at least one reason.

    For Fox News, 'Bad Guy' Michael Brown Makes Obama a 'Three-Time Loser'

    Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:10
    How Fox News covered the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

    On Israel/Palestine, NYT's Public Editor Seems Reluctant to Heed Own Advice

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:04
    One of New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan's recommendations to her paper for improving its coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is "Stop straining for symmetry." It's advice she seems reluctant to take herself.

    NYT Columnist's Faulty Attack on Elizabeth Warren's 'Rage'

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:02
    New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin has earned a reputation over the years for being friendly with the Wall Street giants he covers. If you read his bizarre rant against Senator Elizabeth Warren, it's not hard to see why.

    Two More 'Police Incidents,' Shrouded in Media Euphemism

    Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:24
    That so many black people are killed by law enforcement is a painful, difficult thing to face. Perhaps that's why media try so hard to look away.

    ABC and Darren Wilson's 'Serious Injury'

    Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:17
    Back in August ABC reported on Darren Wilson's 'serious facial injury.' What will they say now?

    CBS Finds Ferguson 'Pipe Bombs'

    Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:39
    Sensationalized stories feed the perception that protesters are prone to use violence, and that harsh crackdowns are necessary in order to keep the peace. This is true even when, as is the case in Ferguson, protests are overwhelmingly nonviolent.

    NBC's Energy Debate: Oil Exec Vs. Oil Industry Adviser

    Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:13
    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd dismisses Keystone pipeline as a symbol, then presents an energy 'debate' between two industry insiders.

    FAIR TV: Keystone Misinformation, War 'Works' and NPR's Cosby Questions

    Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:07
    The Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news--and so is a lot of the same old misinformation. Plus we'll look at how some TV journalists think about how war "works," and at what exactly NPR's Scott Simon asked comedian Bill Cosby.

    PBS to Treasury Official: 'Why Can't You Just Bomb Them?'

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:20
    It seems it's hard to talk to an elite media host for very long before they start fantasizing about blowing things up.

    No, Tar Sands Oil Isn't Inevitable

    Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:23
    Pundits say opposing Keystone is foolish because they're going to get that oil out of the ground no matter what. But is that true?

    War Works–So Why Isn't It Working?

    Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:18
    "About 800 airstrikes so far against ISIS. Why isn't this working?" What makes a seemingly innocuous question like that noteworthy is the assumption that airstrikes are supposed to "work" in the first place.

    A 'Child' Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline

    Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:00
    Did New York Times editors leave out of a headline the fact that it was a child who had been shot because they didn't want readers to get too upset about Israel doing the shooting?

    Amid Wall Street's 'Dazzling Successes,' Workers Left in 'Dark Corners'

    Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:57
    Does the fact that "CEOs are feeling pretty good about things" mean that the majority of US households--which rely on paychecks--should feel good too?