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    FAIR TV: Bowe Bergdahl, NBC Slams Snowden, CNN Boosts Bush

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 17:01
    On the show this week: Bowe Bergdahl's release prompts waves of media panic about former Guantanamo prisoners "returning to the battlefield." Plus NBC goes heavy on Edward Snowden critics and CNN buys a George H.W. Bush documentary funded by… the Bush library. Watch:

    USA Today and Wal-Mart Poop

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 15:58
    USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."

    Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

    Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:53
    NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty--but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.

    Botching the Prisoners 'Returning to the Battlefield' Story

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:56
    In their Bowe Bergdahl coverage, some media outlets are stoking fears about freed Guantanamo prisoners 'returning to the battlefield.'

    Bruni's 'Middle' = Corporate Tax Cuts and No Minimum Wage Hike?

    Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:15
    Andrew Cuomo is a 'centrist' politician--meaning one who promotes unpopular policies on behalf of the very rich.

    'Muddying a Murky Picture': NYT's Ukraine Kremlinology

    Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:07
    The New York Times clearly has a hunch about deep Russian involvement in Ukraine. The ways it tries to confirm this hunch are curious.

    Meet the Press's Snowden Debate: Traitor or Criminal?

    Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:36
    The main debate about Snowden boiled down to one side saying he's a traitor and the other side saying he should come home and do prison time, perhaps as a lesson to children.

    FAIR TV: Obama's Forgotten 'Surge,' Rebranding Jeb Bush, Climate Expert Coulter

    Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:49
    This week: Obama's Afghan War drawdown was big news–but what do media leave out of the story of the White House's war strategy? Plus the New York Times assists in a Jeb Bush rebranding effort and CNN goes to climate change expert…Ann Coulter?   Watch:

    Brian Williams Frantically Tries to Prove He's No Glenn Greenwald

    Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:55
    Before NBC aired its Edward Snowden special, its evening newscast presented a lengthy report presenting the case against the NSA whistleblower.

    Action Alert: Ann Coulter as CNN's Climate Change Expert

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:30
    FAIR's latest Action Alert (5/28/14) urges media activists to call out CNN for basing a climate change report around one guest: right-wing climate change denier Ann Coulter.  If you write to CNN, please share a copy of your message in the comments below.
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