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    Joe Klein on the Itchy Grievances of Minority Groups

    Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:39
    Time columnist Joe Klein wants Democrats like Hillary Clinton to keep their distance from "minority groups who are itchy to file grievances" over things like poverty.

    FAIR TV: Bowe Bergdahl, NBC Slams Snowden, CNN Boosts Bush

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 17:01
    On the show this week: Bowe Bergdahl's release prompts waves of media panic about former Guantanamo prisoners "returning to the battlefield." Plus NBC goes heavy on Edward Snowden critics and CNN buys a George H.W. Bush documentary funded by… the Bush library. Watch:

    USA Today and Wal-Mart Poop

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 15:58
    USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."

    Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:53
    NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty--but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.

    Botching the Prisoners 'Returning to the Battlefield' Story

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:56
    In their Bowe Bergdahl coverage, some media outlets are stoking fears about freed Guantanamo prisoners 'returning to the battlefield.'

    Bruni's 'Middle' = Corporate Tax Cuts and No Minimum Wage Hike?

    Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:15
    Andrew Cuomo is a 'centrist' politician--meaning one who promotes unpopular policies on behalf of the very rich.

    'Muddying a Murky Picture': NYT's Ukraine Kremlinology

    Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:07
    The New York Times clearly has a hunch about deep Russian involvement in Ukraine. The ways it tries to confirm this hunch are curious.

    Meet the Press's Snowden Debate: Traitor or Criminal?

    Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:36
    The main debate about Snowden boiled down to one side saying he's a traitor and the other side saying he should come home and do prison time, perhaps as a lesson to children.

    FAIR TV: Obama's Forgotten 'Surge,' Rebranding Jeb Bush, Climate Expert Coulter

    Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:49
    This week: Obama's Afghan War drawdown was big news–but what do media leave out of the story of the White House's war strategy? Plus the New York Times assists in a Jeb Bush rebranding effort and CNN goes to climate change expert…Ann Coulter?   Watch:

    Brian Williams Frantically Tries to Prove He's No Glenn Greenwald

    Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:55
    Before NBC aired its Edward Snowden special, its evening newscast presented a lengthy report presenting the case against the NSA whistleblower.

    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.
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