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    Obama's 'Hot Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric'?

    Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:33
    Politico says bankers are fond of Hillary Clinton, in part because of "Obama’s hot, anti-Wall Street rhetoric." What are they talking about?

    Fareed Zakaria Wants a Better Public

    Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:42
    Zakaria has a different standard for ignorant citizens and ignorant politicians--not to mention ignorant media pundits.

    CBS Covers Liberia's Ebola Crisis–Without Liberian Voices

    Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:10
    CBS presented a very moving and dramatic account of the fight against ebola in Liberia. But no Liberians spoke in the piece.

    Never Too Late to Tell Old Iraq Lies

    Tue, 11/11/2014 - 15:46
    Perhaps it is fitting that George W. Bush would say, "When you say something as president, you better mean it"--and then say something so demonstrably false.

    FAIR TV: Joni Ernst, Midterm Money and CNN's Climate Change 'Debate'

    Fri, 11/07/2014 - 18:23
    ABC World News hardly covered the midterm elections--but when they did, it looked more like an ad for a Republican candidate. Plus we look at an example of campaign coverage done right, and a curious climate change segment on CNN.

    On Iran Policy, America Is Not 'the World'

    Fri, 11/07/2014 - 17:26
    When reporters talk about what "the world" thinks about Iran, they really just mean the United States.

    Covering Climate Crisis, Fox News Style

    Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:01
    Even when it's barely covering the issue of climate change, Fox News reporters know that they're supposed to include what climate change deniers have to say.

    ABC Campaign Coverage–or GOP Campaign Commercial?

    Tue, 11/04/2014 - 17:11
    For a news story that promises to be about a conservative candidate's TV commercial, ABC sure delivered.

    CNN Host: Climate Change Is Undeniable, So Here's a Denier

    Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:53
    A CNN host explains that debating climate change is a bad thing. What came next? A debate over climate change.

    Young People Going Republican? Not So Fast

    Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:02
    A new poll out of Harvard's Institute of Politics is getting a lot of attention, probably because it appears to send a surprising message: Young voters are moving towards the GOP. But some caution is in order.

    FAIR TV: #TimeFail, Dodgy Climate Change Rhetoric and the Non-Voting Public

    Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:17
    This week: Time slams public school teachers; what did their "bad apples" cover story get wrong? Plus we look at how ABC is framing the climate change debate among Republican politicians, and we note that election season pundits shouldn't confuse the message they're hearing from a minority of the population that votes with "the public."

    USA Today: Still Not Too Late to Attack Gary Webb

    Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:00
    The chatter around Kill the Messenger, the film based on the life of investigative reporter Gary Webb, has mostly faded. But this week USA Today ran a column that mangled the basic facts of Webb's reporting.

    Media Cry Foul When Democrats Talk About Race

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:37
    The front page of the New York Times dwells on how Democrats are playing on "racial fears" in campaign advertising. But are the ads actually unfair--or do they simply talk about issues the corporate media would rather not discuss?

    Nonvoters Are People Too

    Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:50
    When pundits talk about what 'the public' thinks in an election season, remember that they're not really talking about the whole public.

    The Washington Post's Putinology

    Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:14
    The Russian president delivered a conspiratorial, factually challenged rant against the United States, according to the Washington Post. So why can't they point to any evidence?

    NYT Tried to Sell 'Pro-Growth' Candidate, but Brazilians Weren't Buying

    Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:23
    The New York Times' James Stewart made clear which side we should be rooting for in the Brazilian presidential elections: the side that lost.

    ABC's 'Middle Ground' on Climate Change: Who Knows?

    Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:31
    A more evasive kind of climate change denial isn't really a "middle ground."

    FAIR TV: Ebola & Washington 'Dysfunction,' Rand Paul's Record and Silencing Mumia

    Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:38
    On this week's episode: Pundits say now would be a great time to have a surgeon general–but that hasn't happened, thanks to "Washington dysfunction." Is that really what's happening here? Plus Time magazine promotes Rand Paul, and says his critics–like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow–are unfairly tarnishing his record. And we'll take a look at the new law in Pennsylvania that attempts to silence prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal. It's a blatant assault on the First Amendment. So where's the press? Watch:

    The Big Problem With Time's Teacher-Bashing Cover Story

    Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:26
    Time's teacher-bashing cover story buries the lead--and somehow neglected to talk to any teachers.

    Chuck Todd, Militarism and Media Diversity

    Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:18
    Chuck Todd wants to make Meet the Press more diverse--but he doesn't appear willing to try all that hard.
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