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    Chuck Todd Disqualifies a Senate Candidate

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:01
    NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Kentucky Democrat based on an inconsequential "gaffe" that says more about him than anyone else.

    Missing Malala's Message of Peace: Drones Fuel Terrorism

    Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:04
    The new Nobel Peace Prize winner had some choice words for another Peace Prize winner's wars. But most media aren't telling us about that message of peace.

    ISIS in Texas?! ABC Fails an Easy Factcheck

    Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:45
    ABC This Week mangles an easy fact check, after a Republican politician claims that ISIS fighters have been caught at the Texas border.

    FAIR TV: Perception vs. Reality, 60 Minutes & the FBI, NPR Takes Netanyahu's Side

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:53
    60 Minutes cheers on the FBI, NPR takes Netanyahu's side on settlements, and media blur the difference between perception and reality.

    Why 'The Economy' Isn't Good News for Democrats

    Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:32
    Trying to figure out why people who are struggling don't give Obama credit for the economic boom? It doesn't seem so mysterious.

    Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher and Islamophobia

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:17
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly decides to lend fellow Islamophobe Bill Maher a hand.

    Audio: Gary Webb on 'Dark Alliance,' CIA and Drugs

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:17
    A CounterSpin special broadcast about Gary Webb's reporting featured excerpts from a talk by Webb, along with an interview with Norman Solomon discussing inaccuracies and distortions in establishment media attacks on Webb.

    Another 60 Minutes Puff Piece

    Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:55
    60 Minutes' interview with FBI chief James Comey was essentially an ad for the FBI, absent any critical scrutiny or questioning.

    Privacy and Social Media: It's Complicated

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:00
    People sometimes talk about privacy like it's a single thing that people want more or less of, when it's really a number of different things that people put different values on.

    FAIR TV: Media in War Mode, Calling for Civilian Deaths and PBS Hits Harper's

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:54
    On this week's show: The ways corporate media cover war, a Fox News pundit wants to see more civilian deaths in Syria, and PBS uses its ad dollars to punish a magazine. All of that on this week's show:

    PBS Goes Easy on Paul Ryan

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:54
    Ryan wants to change his public image, and is relying on media coverage to help him do that. The NewsHour's Judy Woodruff was unsurprisingly doing her part.

    Breaking News: Ben Affleck Is a Famous Movie Star

    Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:17
    There's a lot going on in the world. So why did NBC Nightly News devote a four-minute segment to a movie star?

    Fox Pundit: Civilians Die–Get Over It!

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:11
    A Fox News military analyst is not afraid to talk about civilian deaths in Syria: He seems to want to see more of them.

    PBS Uses Advertising to Retaliate Against Critical Coverage

    Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:42
    PBS was set up in part because of an understanding that advertising exerts pressure on media outlets. And now it's using its own advertising to signal its disapproval of critical coverage.

    TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War

    Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:08
    Generals, former generals and not much more: Corporate media are covering war the only way they know how.

    The Other Kind of Climate Change Denial

    Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:34
    A Washington Post columnist says that by "all logic" we should be drilling for more oil. What about the logic of climate change?

    FAIR TV: Climate Blackout, Bombing Syria & Human Rights Rhetoric

    Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:18
    The People's Climate March wasn't fit for TV news, Obama is a "reluctant warrior," and the US has a "longtime concern" for human rights in Egypt.

    Washington Post Slams Venezuela for Electing 'Former Bus Driver'

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:50
    It's no secret that the Washington Post editorial page was quite alarmed by Venezuela's shift to the left under former President Hugo Chavez. The Post–like the rest of elite US media (Extra!, 11/05)–was an unrelenting critic of Chavez's policies. Some things haven't changed. In a scathing editorial (9/20/14), the Post went after Chavez's successor Nicolas Maduro, calling him an "economically illiterate former bus driver" because he "rejected the advice of pragmatists" and will continue to pursue policies that are ruining what was "once Latin America’s richest country." During the Chavez years, the most important economic story was the rapid gains by […]

    Jeff Bezos Takes WaPo's Advice, Rips Off WaPo Workers

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:09
    Where could Jeff Bezos have gotten the idea that it was OK to take away large sums of money that you promised people for their retirement after years of service? Well, maybe he reads the paper he just bought.

    Civilization-Threatening Crises? Nope, Can't Think of Any

    Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:27
    David Brooks thinks you're just dwelling on the negative in the news--and he's written a New York Times column, headlined "Snap Out of It," to set you straight.
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