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Chuck Todd wants to make Meet the Press more diverse--but he doesn't appear willing to try all that hard.
The state of Pennsylvania wants to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal--and just past a blatantly unconstitutional new law that is an attack on press freedom. Where's the media outrage?
The Washington Post was one of the major newspapers to attack Gary Webb for his revelations about the CIA-backed Contras and the crack epidemic. It's 2014, and they're still at it.
Ryan Grim's new book sheds new light on the establishment media's 1996 effort to discredit Gary Webb's Contra crack revelations by talking to some of the key players. They sleep very well, they want you to know.
The United States does not have a surgeon general because Washington works--for the gun lobby.
Trying to cover the 2016 presidential election based on a poll in 2014 is a waste of time.
The story of "Clipboard Man" created a panicky sensation on Wednesday, and shined a light on the media's failure to inform us about the danger Ebola actually poses to the average American.
ABC botches an easy ISIS factcheck, and NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Senate candidate who gave an iffy response to a trivial question. Plus Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize--but US media doesn't seem interested in her peace message.
The new issue of Time magazine declares Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul the most interesting man in politics. Maybe that says something about Time, or about the state of American politics.
For a piece that is crafted around the idea that white Democratic votes are really in play, it would have been helpful to point to some numbers--though it wouldn't have much helped the piece. I
NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Kentucky Democrat based on an inconsequential "gaffe" that says more about him than anyone else.
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.
ABC This Week mangles an easy fact check, after a Republican politician claims that ISIS fighters have been caught at the Texas border.
60 Minutes cheers on the FBI, NPR takes Netanyahu's side on settlements, and media blur the difference between perception and reality.
Trying to figure out why people who are struggling don't give Obama credit for the economic boom? It doesn't seem so mysterious.
Fox host Bill O'Reilly decides to lend fellow Islamophobe Bill Maher a hand.
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.
60 Minutes' interview with FBI chief James Comey was essentially an ad for the FBI, absent any critical scrutiny or questioning.
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.
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: