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One of New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan's recommendations to her paper for improving its coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is "Stop straining for symmetry." It's advice she seems reluctant to take herself.
New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin has earned a reputation over the years for being friendly with the Wall Street giants he covers. If you read his bizarre rant against Senator Elizabeth Warren, it's not hard to see why.
That so many black people are killed by law enforcement is a painful, difficult thing to face. Perhaps that's why media try so hard to look away.
Back in August ABC reported on Darren Wilson's 'serious facial injury.' What will they say now?
Sensationalized stories feed the perception that protesters are prone to use violence, and that harsh crackdowns are necessary in order to keep the peace. This is true even when, as is the case in Ferguson, protests are overwhelmingly nonviolent.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd dismisses Keystone pipeline as a symbol, then presents an energy 'debate' between two industry insiders.
The Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news--and so is a lot of the same old misinformation. Plus we'll look at how some TV journalists think about how war "works," and at what exactly NPR's Scott Simon asked comedian Bill Cosby.
It seems it's hard to talk to an elite media host for very long before they start fantasizing about blowing things up.
Pundits say opposing Keystone is foolish because they're going to get that oil out of the ground no matter what. But is that true?
"About 800 airstrikes so far against ISIS. Why isn't this working?" What makes a seemingly innocuous question like that noteworthy is the assumption that airstrikes are supposed to "work" in the first place.
Did New York Times editors leave out of a headline the fact that it was a child who had been shot because they didn't want readers to get too upset about Israel doing the shooting?
Does the fact that "CEOs are feeling pretty good about things" mean that the majority of US households--which rely on paychecks--should feel good too?
Today I was pleased to visit Democracy Now! to talk about FAIR's new study documenting the lack of debate over the wars in Iraq and Syria. Watch the interview here:
Bob Schieffer is right that "a lot of people" think the Democrats should move to the "center"--especially journalists and pundits, who have been saying this for at least 30 years. There's no reason to think it's especially good advice, but that doesn't seem to matter.
NPR's Scott Simon didn't ask Bill Cosby about the sexual assault allegations made against him by numerous women. There was no "rape question."
The Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news. But some of the coverage is as bad as ever--if not worse.
60 Minutes went to Liberia to cover the ebola crisis. The segment by correspondent Lara Logan was moving and dramatic; but who was missing? George W. Bush is back in the news and still peddling some tall tales about the Iraq War. Plus the Fox News Channel manages to sneak a little climate change denial into a brief mention of the latest IPCC report. Fair and balanced.
Politico says bankers are fond of Hillary Clinton, in part because of "Obama’s hot, anti-Wall Street rhetoric." What are they talking about?
Zakaria has a different standard for ignorant citizens and ignorant politicians--not to mention ignorant media pundits.
CBS presented a very moving and dramatic account of the fight against ebola in Liberia. But no Liberians spoke in the piece.