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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.

FAIR TV: Crossfire Climate Change, CIA & Polio and ABC Loves Disney

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:49
This week on the show: CNN brings back Crossfire–but isn't it time to stop "debating" climate change? Plus a look at big media leaving the CIA out of their reporting on the resurgence of polio, while ABC News brings viewers an infomercial for parent company Disney.

The White House and the Awesome Power of Several Bloggers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:49
National Journal reporter James Oliphant has discovered that the Obama White House has a very powerful weapon it can deploy against its critics: bloggers.

Can Crossfire Have a Climate Change Debate Without Climate Change Denial?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:29
It's enough to make you wish Crossfire would take another break--or at least decide that the climate crisis demands an entirely different sort of debate.

The CIA Aided Polio's Comeback–but Media Have Forgotten the Story

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:31
There's a crucial piece of information missing in the New York Times and CBS's reports on the return of polio from near-extinction—one that these outlets know full well.

ABC News Exclusive: Our Parent Company's Awesome New Things

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:04
It doesn't appear that ABC bothered with the sort of normal journalistic disclosure during its segment on its parent company's theme park. Maybe it's simply too hard to keep track of all the Disney promotion they're doing.

Silly Environmentalists, Getting Upset Over a Little Pipeline

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:05
'Both sides' are exaggerating the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, says a Washington Post reporter. He's half-right.

FAIR TV: Iran Nuke Tall Tales, New Benghazi Nonsense, White Guys on Affirmative Action

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:45
On the show this week: CNN goes to Iran nuclear expert… Benjamin Netanyahu? Plus new nonsense on Benghazi, and Meet the Press presents a discussion on affirmative action with mostly conservative white guys–showing media's need for some affirmative action of their own.

Bill O'Reilly and Benghazi: He Gets One Thing Right

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:59
Bill O'Reilly calls out the media for dishonest Benghazi coverage. But he's the one mangling the facts.

Bill Clinton's Critics Are…Who, Exactly?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:30
Big efforts are underway to burnish Bill Clinton's economic legacy. The New York Times does its part by failing to quote critics of Clinton's record.

USA Today Blowing Smoke on Benghazi 'Smoking Gun'

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:11
USA Today's headline was "GOP Calls New Benghazi E-Mail 'Smoking Gun.'" What the memo actually proves is that "scandal" is defined as any deviation from the fantasy world jointly created by the Republican Party and its media accomplices.

Meet the White Guys: NBC Panel Tackles Affirmative Action

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:31
An NBC roundtable on affirmative action--dominated by conservative white men.

Buzzfeed Feeds Paul Ryan's Buzz

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 18:03
Paul Ryan says he wants to fight poverty, and he can convince reporters that he means it. But what about his actual record?

Netanyahu on Iran (This Time Without the Cartoon Bomb)

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 14:40
With peace talks on hold, Israeli prime minister is back on US television talking about Iran's supposed nuclear threat. Good thing for him his claims are so rarely challenged.

In Corporate Media, Democratic Populism Always a Danger

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:09
One of the most consistent rules in corporate media's political coverage: If you're talking about Democrats, you should point out that those who drift too far to the left could find themselves in trouble.

FAIR TV: NYT's Russia Walkback, Obama's 'Manhood,' Innocent Drones

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:55
The New York Times has a big exclusive on Russia--and quietly walked it back a few days later. David Brooks offers his thoughts on the Mideast and Obama's "manhood," CNN finds a guest who says innocent civilians don't die in drone strikes.

Will NBC Retract Story NYT Has Walked Back?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:11
The New York Times decided to walk back its story once there was skepticism about the photos they had been supplied. Will NBC do the same thing for its viewers?

A New Turn in the War on Whistleblowers & Journalism?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 16:26
It's hard to see how a move to criminalize routine discussions between government officials and members of the press is anything but an attempt to shut down such conversations.

Is NYT Walking Back 'Russia' Photos Scoop?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:14
The New York Times published a big front-page scoop documenting Russian special forces operating in Ukraine. And then they published a correction--of sorts.

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