Jun
11
2014

Crossfire Clueless on Israeli Occupation

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CNN's Crossfire is ostensibly a debate between the left and the right. But the show's debate over Hillary Clinton's new book show how the format can become meaningless,

Jun
10
2014

Joe Klein on the Itchy Grievances of Minority Groups

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Time columnist Joe Klein wants Democrats like Hillary Clinton to keep their distance from "minority groups who are itchy to file grievances" over things like poverty.

Jun
06
2014

FAIR TV: Bowe Bergdahl, NBC Slams Snowden, CNN Boosts Bush

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On the show this week: Bowe Bergdahl's release prompts waves of media panic about former Guantanamo prisoners "returning to the battlefield." Plus NBC goes heavy on Edward Snowden critics and CNN buys a George H.W. Bush documentary funded by… the Bush library. Watch:

Jun
06
2014

USA Today and Wal-Mart Poop

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USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."

Jun
06
2014

Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

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NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty–but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.

Jun
05
2014

Botching the Prisoners 'Returning to the Battlefield' Story

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In their Bowe Bergdahl coverage, some media outlets are stoking fears about freed Guantanamo prisoners 'returning to the battlefield.'

Jun
03
2014

Bruni's 'Middle' = Corporate Tax Cuts and No Minimum Wage Hike?

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Andrew Cuomo is a 'centrist' politician–meaning one who promotes unpopular policies on behalf of the very rich.

Jun
03
2014

'Muddying a Murky Picture': NYT's Ukraine Kremlinology

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The New York Times clearly has a hunch about deep Russian involvement in Ukraine. The ways it tries to confirm this hunch are curious.

Jun
02
2014

Meet the Press's Snowden Debate: Traitor or Criminal?

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The main debate about Snowden boiled down to one side saying he's a traitor and the other side saying he should come home and do prison time, perhaps as a lesson to children.

May
30
2014

FAIR TV: Obama's Forgotten 'Surge,' Rebranding Jeb Bush, Climate Expert Coulter

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This week: Obama's Afghan War drawdown was big news–but what do media leave out of the story of the White House's war strategy? Plus the New York Times assists in a Jeb Bush rebranding effort and CNN goes to climate change expert…Ann Coulter?   Watch:

May
30
2014

Brian Williams Frantically Tries to Prove He's No Glenn Greenwald

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Before NBC aired its Edward Snowden special, its evening newscast presented a lengthy report presenting the case against the NSA whistleblower.

May
27
2014

Jeb Bush Is a Wonk–Just Ask Him

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The New York Times tries–a little too hard–to convince readers that Jeb Bush is brainier than his brother.

May
27
2014

Crediting Obama for Bringing Troops Home–Without Noting He Sent Them Abroad

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NPR tells listeners that Obama has cut troop levels in Afghanistan by two-thirds–but doesn't explain that he massively escalated the war.