Nov
18
2008

IFC's Media Watchdogs

A new media watchdog series, the IFC Media Project, makesits debut tonight on the Independent Film Channel. Host Gideon Yago has spent time at MTV and CBS, experiences that he tells the New York Times helped turn him into a media critic:

In an interview last week, he said he had watched "news stories that were super-relevant get the kibosh because Purina had bought the first hour of the morning show and they wanted to do a profile on fat cats."…

Asked if he has become a journalistic cynic, he responded, "That, my friend, is the understatement of the year."

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.