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    Action Alert: NYT Skips First Big Test of New Torture Policy

    Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:26
    FAIR's new Action Alert (8/18/14) calls out the New York Times for not covering a major Amnesty International report on US torture–shortly after the paper announced a new policy of calling torture by its right name. If you send a message to the Times, please leave a copy in the comments thread to this post. UPDATE: New York Times Responds on Torture (8/21/14)

    FAIR TV: Ferguson, Back to Iraq and Disputing Gaza Deaths

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:29
    Some good--and not so good--media reactions to the police killing of Michael Brown. Plus pundits wonder what took Obama so long to bomb Iraq, and two papers try to raise doubts about the death toll in Gaza.

    Has the Right Really Shifted on Police Militarization and Abuse?

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:51
    It would be wonderful if more Republicans--and, for that matter, more Democrats--were speaking out about police abuses and related issues. But treating one lawmaker's op-ed as a sign of a fundamental shift on the right seems a bit of an overreach.

    USA Today Changes Its Mind About Ferguson Police

    Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:33
    USA Today's original headline: "Police Seek Order as Ferguson Furor Builds."

    Ferguson Case Poses Test for Corporate Media

    Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:35
    The surprise has been the extent to which some media seem to be taking the outcry seriously, talking about the militarization of police--brought home by the rough treatment given to reporters--and the criminalization of black people.

    NPR Presents CIA-Backed Group as Independent Expert on Snowden's 'Harm'

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:58
    Greenwald called the NPR report "a pure and indisputable case of journalistic malpractice and deceit." It's hard to say he doesn't have a point.

    Death in Gaza: Some Counts More Controversial than Others

    Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:14
    When it comes to the death toll in Gaza, the Washington Post and New York Times both work hard to muddy up the picture.

    If Only Obama Had Bombed More, and Sooner

    Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:24
    More US bombing is a message corporate media are eager to amplify.

    NY Times and Torture: A Decade Too Late?

    Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:18
    Ten years later, the New York Times will call torture by its name. But does the paper's reasoning make any sense?

    FAIR TV: How US TV Treats Palestinian Guests, Africa Expert Michael Bloomberg, Correcting a NY Times Correction

    Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:09
    This week's show: Palestinian guests are asked to condemn Hamas. Do Israeli guests face similar treatment? Plus CBS goes to Michael Bloomberg for Africa analysis and the New York Times publishes a correction that makes a bigger mistake the article it was correcting. Watch:

    Do Palestinians Living in Israel Count?

    Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:35
    If a poll of a country's population excludes 20 percent of the people who live there, journalists should make that clear.

    And Now, Our Expert on Africa… US Billionaire Michael Bloomberg

    Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:37
    African leaders are in DC for a big summit, so CBS Face the Nation turns to noted Africa expert...Michael Bloomberg?
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