Jul
14
2014

Note to David Gregory: The US Is Not the World

gregory-zarif

NBC's Meet the Press host makes some misleading claims about Iran–thankfully an Iranian official is there to challenge him. Unfortunately, the show then tapped Jeffrey Goldberg to offer a 'reality check' on Iran's nuclear program.

Jul
14
2014

Cokie Roberts: More People Should Fear the United States

cikie

ABC pundit Cokie Roberts thinks more countries should fear the United States.

Jul
11
2014

ABC: Three Cheers for Walmart!

Diane Sawyer

Is ABC's reporting on Walmart journalism or PR?

Jul
10
2014

Why ABC Thought Suffering Palestinians Were Israelis

abc-gaza

ABC misidentified a suffering Palestinian family as being Israeli. It shouldn't be seen as just an honest mistake.

Jul
09
2014

ABC Recommends Dinesh D'Souza

dinesh-abc

Why did ABC grant airtime to a right-wing crank's latest film?

Jul
09
2014

Obama, Inequality and Wall Street Donors

p120413ck-0033

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

CBS-whitman

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'

abc-strikingback

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

hobbylobby-e1396012499468

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!

abc-kristol-katrina

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

clinton-mtp

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

Internet videos of tanks allegedly supplied by Russia to Ukrainian rebels.

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?

time-end-of-iraq

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.