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Extreme drought, extreme heat and extremely devastating wildfires in Southern California are big news for TV journalists. But don't mention climate change.
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.
Shouldn't more people know about Books-A-Million behaving as if it were the Koch brothers' chain of bookstores?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Bill O'Reilly uses the horrible Boko Haram kidnappings to launch into yet another tirade against Muslims.