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Media Owned By Wealthy Are Quick To Tell You Wealth Taxes Are A Bad Idea

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 3:31 pm | FAIR

By ALAN MACLEOD The coronavirus pandemic has greatly increased wealth inequality in the United States, a key issue in the upcoming presidential election. Polls are currently looking good for the Democrats, many of whom have been murmuring about—or ... More >>

After Socialist Victory In Bolivia, Media Still Whitewash Coup

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 3:26 pm | FAIR

By Bryce Green Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party won a decisive victory in the country’s presidential elections on Sunday, with its candidate Luis Arce apparently winning by a large enough margin to avoid a runoff, likely achieving ... More >>

Karlin Itchoak On Wildlife Refuge Drilling, Steven Rosenfeld On How To Vote

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 3:06 pm | FAIR

(cc photo: Dusty Vaughn) This week on CounterSpin : No serious observers disagree that climate disruption, left unchecked, will mean disaster for human beings, among other species. Yet somehow, when it comes to actions that will either bring that ... More >>

Media Show Little Interest In Israeli Bombing Of Gaza

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 2:58 pm | FAIR

ALAN MACLEOD Israel is bombing Palestine again, although you likely wouldn’t guess that from watching TV news. For the eleventh straight night, Israeli Defense Force warplanes have been bombing the densely populated Gaza Strip. Israel’s bombs have ... More >>

Reuters (Unsurprisingly) Looks Away As Ecuador Tries To Outlaw Opposition Parties

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 2:51 pm | FAIR

JOE EMERSBERGER Reuters depiction ( 10/17/19 ) of Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno (photo: Henry Romero). Reuters routinely buries information that would badly damage the reputation of US allies in the Americas. Whether those allies are bureaucrats ... More >>

Media Misrepresent Dems' Options On Iraq War

Friday, 14 September 2007, 1:34 pm | FAIR

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Media Advisory Media Misrepresent Dems' Options On Iraq War Confusing 'can't' and 'won't' 9/13/07 More >>

CNN Host - Muslims Headed For Concentration Camps

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:23 pm | FAIR

The New York Times ( 12/4/06 ), profiling new CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck, called him "brash" and "opinionated," with an "unfiltered approach." The conservative talk-radio host-turned-cable news announcer, the paper reported, "take[s] credit ... More >>

Morning-After Pundits Take Winners to Task

Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 11:02 am | FAIR

On the day after Election Day 2006, pundits from major U.S. news outlets had, as one would expect, substantial amounts of political criticism for the party that faced major losses. What is more remarkable is the amount of criticism and caution directed ... More >>

Downing St. Memo Activists "Wing Nuts," "Paranoid"

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 3:27 pm | FAIR

After over a month of scant media attention, mainstream U.S. outlets have begun to report more seriously about the "Downing Street Memo," the minutes of a July 2002 meeting of British government officials that indicate the White House had already ... More >>

Fair.Org: Smoking Gun Memo?

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 11:51 am | FAIR

Journalists typically condemn attempts to force their colleagues to disclose anonymous sources, saying that subpoenaing reporters will discourage efforts to expose government wrongdoing. But such warnings seem like mere self-congratulation when clear evidence ... More >>

Fair.Org: The Emperor's New Hump

Monday, 7 February 2005, 2:12 pm | FAIR

In the weeks leading up to the November 2 election, the New York Times was abuzz with excitement. Besides the election itself, the paper’s reporters were hard at work on two hot investigative projects, each of which could have a major impact on ... More >>

Fair.Org: Bush's Kerry Comments Go Unchecked

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 2:15 pm | FAIR

George W. Bush's new claims about Kerry ''flip-flopping'' on the war in Afghanistan quickly moved yesterday from the campaign trail to the nightly news. More >>

Beltway Humor: Media React to Bush's Weapons Jokes

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 10:46 am | FAIR

When presidents appear appear at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner, it's traditional for them to tell a few jokes. But when George W. Bush appeared last week (3/24/04), he made a series of "jokes" about the failure to find the weapons ... More >>

Rhetoric on Kerry Voting Record Goes Unchallenged

Thursday, 11 March 2004, 11:56 am | FAIR

After John Kerry emerged as the likely Democratic nominee for president, the Republican National Committee (RNC) began criticizing his record on military spending. The campaign against Kerry's record escalated on February 22 when the RNC released a list of weapons ... More >>

Wesley Clark: The New Anti-War Candidate?

Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 12:53 am | FAIR

The possibility that former NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark might enter the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination has been the subject of furious speculation in the media. More >>

US-Chile Sign Agreement on Environment Coop.

Monday, 23 June 2003, 11:26 am | FAIR

Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Remarks at the Sgning of an Agreement Between the United States and the Republic of Chile on Environmental Cooperation Santiago, Chile June 17, 2003 More >>

Media Silent on Gen. Wesley Clark's 911 Comments

Monday, 23 June 2003, 11:22 am | FAIR

Sunday morning talk shows like ABC's This Week or Fox News Sunday often make news for days afterward. Since prominent government officials dominate the guest lists of the programs, it is not unusual for the Monday editions of major newspapers to ... More >>

Does 20/20s John Stossel Deserve a Promotion?

Monday, 26 May 2003, 12:56 am | FAIR

Starting tonight, ABC reporter John Stossel will have a new job at 20/20: co-anchor. Barbara Walters' former partner John Miller departed in January, and ABC chose Stossel to fill his role. According to a recent report in TV Guide (5/10/03), one source ... More >>

Poor Reporting on Iraq Weapons Claims

Wednesday, 26 March 2003, 3:15 pm | FAIR

A lack of skepticism toward official U.S. sources has already led prominent American journalists into embarrassing errors in their coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly in relation to claims that proof had been found that Iraq possesses ... More >>

Star Witness on Iraq Said Weapons Were Destroyed

Friday, 28 February 2003, 4:44 pm | FAIR

FAIR-L Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Media analysis, critiques and activism More >>





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