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Today the Washington Post gloats over the Honduran election, the results of which they see as a rebuke to left-leaning former President Manuel Zelaya, who was removed from office in a 2009 coup. But the Post isn't getting the story right
CNN's Sunday show offered a very one-sided discussion of the Iran nuclear deal--and some misinformation from host Candy Crowley.
The New York Times found a place where Americans don't encounter the lack of gratitude they find in countries occupied by US troops. You may have heard of it.
What do you do when the president of another country says US forces killed civilians there? You get US and other allied officials to anonymously deny it.
Most people know that Obama did not take office in 2010. So why offer that as the starting point in an analysis of how Obama is "bring[ing] the troops home" from Afghanistan?
George Will may be the dean of conservative punditry with a reputation for sober consistency, but when it comes to intellectual honesty and principle–well, a person could get whiplash trying to follow his opportunistic and hypocritical positions over the years. On Thursday's Special Report on Fox News (1/21/13), George Will was sad that the Democrats had invoked the "nuclear option," preventing Senate minorities from using the filibuster to block presidential appointments, other than Supreme Court nominees. "It was a melancholy day for American life," said Will: It diminishes minority rights, which are always at threat in a democracy, where majorities […]
This week on FAIR TV: Obamacare is like Hurricane Katrina? No, says one pundit: It's like Obama's Iraq War. Also this week: The Washington Post does PR for Paul Ryan as a poverty fighter, and CNN responds to its unbalanced pro-nuclear documentary with…a pro-nuke panel discussion.
The Chamber of Commerce and other powerful corporate interests like oil giant BP pony up to sponsor Politico--and just so happen to get glowing coverage in the very same outlet.
But the idea that Iranians are inherently more suspicious is widespread. Time magazine's Karl Vick wrote a piece for the Time website that asserted that "Iranians are masters of what has been termed 'Oriental indirection.'"
Let's say you're best known for coming up with a federal budget blueprint that slashed tax rates for the wealthy and proposed big cuts to anti-poverty safety net programs, but now you want to be known as a guy who really cares about fighting poverty. Lucky for you, the Washington Post is here to help.
The New York Post is suggesting New York City is seeing the beginning of a scary crime wave. Turns out (surprise!) the Post is mostly full of it.
No, the website problems with the Affordable Care Act aren't like Hurricane Katrina. They're more like the Iraq War.
This week on FAIR TV: Media still hesitate to talk about climate change when covering extreme weather like the typhoon that just ravaged the Philippines. Chris Christie is "magical," says one pundit–we'll tell you what his trick is. And nuclear negotiations don't make media coverage of Iran any better.
To some people, a new law that is running into technical problems with a poorly designed website is not really the same as a massive disaster in one of America's iconic cities that killed almost 2,000 people.
Tom Friedman of the New York Times opened up his November 13 column with this: It goes without saying that the only near-term deal with Iran worth partially lifting sanctions for would be a deal that freezes all the key components of Iran's nuclear weapons development program It goes without saying that this is deeply misleading. Iran, as most people following this story are surely aware, is not known to have any such weapons program. There are suspicions, mostly coming from some US and Israeli officials, that the country's enrichment activities are intended to produce a nuclear weapon. But international […]