Jul
09
2014

Obama, Inequality and Wall Street Donors

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Is Obama's decision to stop talking about inequality really about a debate within the Democratic Party? Or is it about not losing Wall Street donors?

Jul
02
2014

Meet the CEO Bold Enough to Kill Thousands of Jobs

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CBS–which has a record of doing puff pieces about corporate CEOs–wants viewers to believe that an overpaid CEO who's bold and risky enough to try and fix a company by firing tens of thousands of employees deserves a lot of attention.

Jul
02
2014

On US TV, Israel is 'Striking Back'

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Israeli airstrikes in response to the murder of 3 teenagers are framed as retaliation–even though those targeted may very well have had nothing to do with the tragedy.

Jul
01
2014

The Deeply Held Religious Principle Hobby Lobby Suddenly Remembered It Had

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Coverage of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling should note that the company used to provide the kind of coverage it now deems a violation of its religious beliefs.

Jul
01
2014

Repeal the Bill Kristol Permanent Punditry Act!

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The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel confronted Bill Kristol on ABC about his disastrous Iraq War advocacy. One has to wonder why Kristol was there in the first place.

Jun
27
2014

This Sunday, a Different Kind of Iraq War Booster: Bill Clinton

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NBC Meet the Press taps Bill Clinton to talk Iraq. But will viewers know that Clinton was also a crucial supporter of the invasion?

Jun
25
2014

Ukraine Tips From Nameless US Officials: Good Enough for NYT

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Apparently the people who know best about what's happening in Ukraine are US government officials who won't let their names be printed in the newspaper.

Jun
24
2014

Time on Iraq War: What Did We Do to Deserve This?

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Many corporate news accounts treat the chaos in Iraq as proof that the good intentions of a US superpower cannot overcome tribal grievances. Michael Crowley's cover story for Time, "The End of Iraq," might be the quintessential example.

Jun
23
2014

Netanyahu Can Disinform on Iran Just as Well as Iraq

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NBC's David Gregory says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "well-briefed" on the US position on Iran's nuclear program. But that shouldn't be confused with being knowledgeable.

Jun
23
2014

Journalism Without Information

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Time magazine tries to tell you three things you should know about an important and powerful politician. What they tell readers is something else.

Jun
20
2014

FAIR TV: War Pundits Time Warp, Framing Iraq, NBC Self-Promotion

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It's 2003 all over again, as Iraq "experts" who promoted the 2003 invasion are back on TV screens offering expert analysis about what to do next. And we take a look at some of the revealing language US reporters are employing to frame Iraq as a place that keeps forcing the US to attack it. Plus, NBC's "news" division promotes its corporate cousins over at Universal.   Watch:

Jun
20
2014

Iraq and Your Gas Tank

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When it comes to US foreign policy and warmaking in the Middle East, you're not supposed to talk about oil. But the network newscasts went out of their way to let you know that Iraq was making your next trip to the gas station more expensive.

Jun
20
2014

The Iraq Surge 'Worked' All Over Again

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Treating "the US troop surge worked" argument as a fact, as Engel is doing, is very dangerous–since it logically suggests that it is only the presence of US troops that can keep Iraq safe.