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.

Mar
31
2014

Intelligence Sources Play an Early April Fool's Joke on NBC News

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US intelligence claims about a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border are just that–claims. On NBC Nightly News, however, anchor Brian Williams and Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski not only took these claims as gospel, they used them as the jumping off point for alarmist speculation.

Mar
21
2014

Hawks Want Obama to Be More Like Jimmy Carter

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Pundits like Charles Krauthammer have fond memories of the Afghan/Soviet war, and want Obama to be more like Jimmy Carter so that the Ukraine crisis can have a similarly happy result.

Mar
12
2014

Is Putin Delusional–or Is NYT a 'Megaphone for Propaganda'?

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Tracing back the story about Vladimir Putin being out of touch reality, one journalist sees it as a prime example of how media outlets can "become a megaphone for propaganda."

Mar
07
2014

FAIR TV: Ukraine Hysteria, US Hypocrisy, Keystone Protest

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This week: US media go into overdrive over Russia/Ukraine, painting the conflict as proof that Barack Obama isn't feared enough. Plus pundits laugh at Putin's delusion–but what about John Kerry's? And a big anti-Keystone XL rally at the White House hardly makes the news.  Watch:

Mar
03
2014

Russia, Ukraine and 'US Prestige'

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Pundits worry about US 'prestige' and the weakness of Barack Obama.

Feb
28
2014

FAIR TV: Pundits Want Social Security Cuts, Troop Cut Panic, Arizona Bill Discriminates–'Some Say'

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Pundits were mad about the news that Barack Obama was backing away from "chained CPI" Social Security cuts. An announcement about troop cuts caused some reporters to panic. And Arizona's discriminatory SB 1062 is given the "some say" media treatment.