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USA Today hyping a poll that contradicts others finding public support for the Iran deal. Has public opinion shifted? Not really--you simply have to look at what the polls are asking.
A new piece by veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh argues that the Obama administration's case against Syria over a sarin gas attack last August relied on cherry-picked intelligence.
The Washington Post warns Democrats not to veer too far to the left, CBS helps Amazon.com with some drone PR, and we take a look at the media hype about the so-called "knockout game."
When a paper runs a puff piece actually headlined "When It Comes to Testimony, He's a Go-To Guy," that's way better than a full-page ad. That's the favor that USA Today extended to right-wing economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
In his obituary for Nelson Mandela, the Times' Bill Keller went into detail about Mandela's armed efforts to overthrow the apartheid state--seemingly in an effort to belittle them.
Fareed Zakaria said of Nelson Mandela, "He was greatly inspired by Gandhi, by the nonviolent struggle." If you're familiar with Mandela's life story, you know this is misleading.
It's not unheard of for journalists to express strong opinions about how the United States should conduct its wars. But sometimes reporters express their opinions by attributing them to others.
The ease at which violent criminal tendencies can be attached to youth--particularly black youth--is a dangerous habit of media.
Pundits' discussions of the Affordable Care Act rollout assumes that the law represents some kind of "activist government" intervention to disrupt the normally smooth workings of the private sector. But that is neither the intent nor the effect of the law.
The Washington Post sees "political risks" for the Democratic Party in a revived left agenda--which is hard to figure, since all of the "left" issues it identifies are all broadly popular.
The name of the CIA's station chief in Pakistan is out, and it's been out for a long time; concealing it from US readers doesn't make anyone any safer. But it does help bolster the cult of secrecy,
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.'"