Feb
01
2010

CNN and the $250K Middle Class

From CNN's American Morning (2/1/10), an interview by anchor Kiran Chetry with White HouseOMB director Peter Orszag: CHETRY: You also talk about letting taxes expire for families that make over $250,000. Some would argue that in some parts of the country that is middle class. ORSZAG: Well, I guess it's not the parts of the country where I've been. Households that make $250,000 or more a year make up 1.5 percent of the U.S. public.

Feb
01
2010

When Is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?

FAIR has long complained (Extra!, 7-8/95; Extra Update!, 12/98) about corporate media's avoidance of the word "terrorism" to describe the murder of doctors who perform abortions, even though it meets the standard definition: the use of violence against non-combatants to achieve a political purpose. But the term is still glaringly absent from the corporate media discussion of attacks like Scott Roeder's assassination of abortion provider George Tiller. (For an exception to the rule, see an Oregonian editorial, 1/29/10.) The choice of terms makes a crucial difference in the way the issue of violence against women's health clinics is discussed. Take […]