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Why Did the US Invade Iraq? The Answer in 2014

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:06
Reports of Al-Qaeda linked fighters taking over the Iraqi city of Fallujah have prompted a lot of media coverage about the US sacrifice there. In the process, the history of the war is being dramatically rewritten.

O'Reilly's Marijuana/Texting/Videogame Theory Destroyed by Guest

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 18:50
One of the most satisfying O'Reilly Factor episodes ever aired Monday night when, through some terrible miscalculation, someone who knew what he was talking about managed to get on the show.

It's Cold Outside, So CNN Debates Climate Change

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:02
Right from the beginning, the January 6 episode of CNN's Crossfire sounded like a bad idea. Here's the announcement that aired at the top of the show: How far below zero does it have to get to cool off the global warming debate? To make things clearer, the top of the show announcement continued: This week's historic cold brings out the skeptics. Will it put the climate change debate in the deep freeze? But while cold weather might "bring out" climate change deniers, it was CNN that decided to put one on Crossfire, creating a familiar–and false– "balance" between those […]

Fox Regular Calls for Assassinating Obama

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 15:10
Unfortunately, advocating and fantasizing about the murder of perceived enemies of the Fox worldview is a line that has been crossed all too commonly in Murdoch-owned media outlets.

As Abortion Restrictions Soar, Abortion Coverage Dwindles

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 18:32
Over the past decade, it has gotten much more difficult for women in the United States to access safe and legal abortion services. How have national media kept up with this dramatically changing landscape? Not so well.

Forgetting Fallujah

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:29
More than a decade later, US media still see Fallujah primarily as a place where US forces suffered--and died--perhaps "in vain." Then and now, the hundreds of Iraqis who died in Fallujah hardly register at all.

New York Turns to the Left? Let's Ask Our Center-Right Panel

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:47
If the question of whether or not there is a resurgent left, shouldn't there be some left? ABC gave viewers the far-right Bill Kristol and the conservative Ana Navarro, a few middle-of-the-road journalists and a moderate former Democratic governor.

Always Turning the Corner in the Afghan War

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:37
Brookings think tank hawk Michael O'Hanlon is on the Washington Post op-ed page today trying to convince readers that there are reasons to be hopeful about the Afghan War. It's a story he's been telling for a while now.

How Racist Do You Have to Be Before the New York Times Calls You a Racist?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:49
The New York Times offers readers a lengthy obituary for racist New York talk radio icon Bob Grant. But can they call a racist a racist?

Time Journalists: Report to the Business Department

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 15:19
Time, Inc newsrooms will soon be reporting to the business side of the company-- a concept which, as the New York Times notes, was "once verboten at journalistic institutions."

What Malala Told Obama About US Drones (11 Weeks Later)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 15:16
At the end of December ABC told viewers what Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said to Barack Obama about US drones back in October.

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