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Has Everyone Without an Honorary Degree From Brandeis Been Censored?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:24
In a USA Today op-ed, Fox News liberal Kirsten Powers weighs in on Brandeis University's decision to rescind its offer to honor the anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali during commencement activities.

Trophies for Just Showing Up: Alfie Kohn on Childrearing Myths

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:31
A new book argues that the conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn't just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.

The Most Revealing Sunday Talk Show McCain Moment of All Time

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:01
CBS host Bob Schieffer wanted an expert on Ukraine, so he woke up John McCain.

Something You Still Won't See on MSNBC

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:00
A merger of two massive media companies--which raises some fundamental questions about one corporation holding enormous power over cable, broadband and programming--isn't generating any interest over at MSNBC.

Jon Meacham, Bush Family Publicist

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:44
Time's Jon Meacham is, once again, telling readers to think differently about the Bush family.

FAIR TV: Obamacare Numbers, Mideast Media Muddle, O'Reilly and Moses

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 17:20
Right-wing pundits spin the new Obamacare numbers. Media botch the timeline on Israel/Palestine negotiations. Bill O'Reilly finds Judeo-Christian roots on the Supreme Court walls--but misses everything else that's there.

Let's Stop Looking at the Downside of Climate Change

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:53
New York Times op-ed writers shed crocodile tears over the prospect that climate advocates they have done their level best to undermine might not be getting their message out effectively.

Meet the Press Gets Out of the Beltway–But Takes Washington Worldview Along

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:20
NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.

Sharpton and the Media's Cat-and-Mouse Game

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:22
Both the New York Post and the Daily News sensationalized, for the second day in a row, revelations that Al Sharpton was an informant for the FBI. Revelations first alluded to in 1988 by Newsday, to be specific.

No, Putin Isn't Following 'Reagan Playbook' in Ukraine–Thank God

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:08
When the Washington Post's David Ignatius writes a column headlined "Putin Steals the CIA's Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations," is that supposed to be a criticism or a compliment?

Botching the Israel/Palestine Talks Timeline

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:19
Some stories are easy to understand--or would be, if media reported the facts without so much spin. As hard as it might be to believe, the roots of the current Israel/Palestine negotiating impasse is one of those stories.

Mary Jo White, Tough on Torture Victims

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:47
Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because...she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?

O'Reilly, Moses and the Decline of America

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:40
Fox host Bill O'Reilly sees Moses at the Supreme Court as proof of America's Judeo-Christian roots. But wait till he finds out who else is depicted on the Court walls.

Kristol's Funny Obamacare Numbers

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:38
Since he left Fox News Channel in 2013, conservative pundit Bill Kristol now gets to play TV expert on a range of outlets. On April 6, he showed up on ABC's This Week to misinform viewers about healthcare.

FAIR TV: Russian Troops, Christie's 'Gaffe,' Torture Without the T Word

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:36
Russian troops are massing on the border with Ukraine, set to invade--so say corporate media, relying on unnamed intelligence sources. Plus straight-talking Chris Christie apologizes for straight talk, and the Washington Post's scoop on CIA torture can't say the word "torture."

McCutcheon and the Good Old Bipartisan Days

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:23
Veteran CBS anchor Bob Schieffer slams the influence of big money in politics. But when he says he wants more bipartisanship, what does he really mean?

The Point of Limiting Donations Isn't to Make Elections Cheaper or Less Irritating

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:25
The point of contribution limits isn't to make elections cheaper; it's to limit the ability of the very wealthy to dominate politics.

It's Torture–but Let's Not Call It That

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:16
The Washington Post gets a big scoop about a Senate investigation of CIA torture. But they won't call it torture.


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