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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.
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