Apr
23
2014

Is NYT Walking Back 'Russia' Photos Scoop?

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The New York Times published a big front-page scoop documenting Russian special forces operating in Ukraine. And then they published a correction–of sorts.

Apr
23
2014

'Free Trade' Doesn't Need a Debate in the Washington Post

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The Washington Post editorializes in favor of secretive corporate-friendly trade arrangements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But news coverage can put its thumb on the scales in favor of the pro-TPP side too.

Apr
22
2014

Obama's 'Manhood Problem'–and Media's Humanity Problem

David Brooks says the Middle East thinks Obama has a "manhood" problem.

Apr
22
2014

In Yemen, Drones Don't Kill Innocents

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There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about reports about the military strikes in Yemen.

Apr
22
2014

To David Brooks, Revealing Government Crimes Is 'Repellent, Unpatriotic'

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Pundit David Brooks reacts to the Pulitzers: "I'm a little made nervous by the fact that [reporters] really did benefit by what I think of as a repellent, unpatriotic act."

Apr
18
2014

Has Everyone Without an Honorary Degree From Brandeis Been Censored?

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In a USA Today op-ed, Fox News liberal Kirsten Powers weighs in on Brandeis University's decision to rescind its offer to honor the anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali during commencement activities.

Apr
17
2014

Trophies for Just Showing Up: Alfie Kohn on Childrearing Myths

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A new book argues that the conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn't just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.

Apr
14
2014

The Most Revealing Sunday Talk Show McCain Moment of All Time

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CBS host Bob Schieffer wanted an expert on Ukraine, so he woke up John McCain.

Apr
14
2014

Something You Still Won't See on MSNBC

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A merger of two massive media companies–which raises some fundamental questions about one corporation holding enormous power over cable, broadband and programming–isn't generating any interest over at MSNBC.

Apr
14
2014

Jon Meacham, Bush Family Publicist

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Time's Jon Meacham is, once again, telling readers to think differently about the Bush family.

Apr
11
2014

FAIR TV: Obamacare Numbers, Mideast Media Muddle, O'Reilly and Moses

Right-wing pundits spin the new Obamacare numbers. Media botch the timeline on Israel/Palestine negotiations. Bill O'Reilly finds Judeo-Christian roots on the Supreme Court walls–but misses everything else that's there.

Apr
11
2014

Let's Stop Looking at the Downside of Climate Change

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New York Times op-ed writers shed crocodile tears over the prospect that climate advocates they have done their level best to undermine might not be getting their message out effectively.

Apr
10
2014

Meet the Press Gets Out of the Beltway–But Takes Washington Worldview Along

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NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.