Sep
26
2014

FAIR TV: Climate Blackout, Bombing Syria & Human Rights Rhetoric

NBC's Brian Williams' "New Enemy"

The People's Climate March wasn't fit for TV news, Obama is a "reluctant warrior," and the US has a "longtime concern" for human rights in Egypt.

Sep
23
2014

Reluctant Warrior Bombs Yet Another Country

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Can a president who has launched military strikes on seven countries really be called a 'reluctant warrior?'

Sep
12
2014

FAIR TV September 14, 2014

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War drums for ISIS, Kissinger confronted, Fox's non-apology.

Aug
26
2014

The World as WaPo Would Like It to Be

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Obama's foreign policy is invariably analyzed as being either foolishly pacifistic or prudently diplomatic. The reality that the Obama administration has used military force on a large scale in many countries is not acknowledged.

Aug
15
2014

FAIR TV: Ferguson, Back to Iraq and Disputing Gaza Deaths

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Some good–and not so good–media reactions to the police killing of Michael Brown. Plus pundits wonder what took Obama so long to bomb Iraq, and two papers try to raise doubts about the death toll in Gaza.

Aug
12
2014

If Only Obama Had Bombed More, and Sooner

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More US bombing is a message corporate media are eager to amplify.

Jul
09
2014

ABC Recommends Dinesh D'Souza

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

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?

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
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.

May
09
2014

The White House and the Awesome Power of Several Bloggers

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National Journal reporter James Oliphant has discovered that the Obama White House has a very powerful weapon it can deploy against its critics: bloggers.

Apr
25
2014

FAIR TV: NYT's Russia Walkback, Obama's 'Manhood,' Innocent Drones

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The New York Times has a big exclusive on Russia–and quietly walked it back a few days later. David Brooks offers his thoughts on the Mideast and Obama's "manhood," CNN finds a guest who says innocent civilians don't die in drone strikes.

Apr
22
2014

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

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