Fareed Zakaria said of Nelson Mandela, "He was greatly inspired by Gandhi, by the nonviolent struggle." If you're familiar with Mandela's life story, you know this is misleading.
Before she was a reporter, CNN host Erin Burnett worked on Wall Street. Evidently she still sees things from that perspective. On October 21, Burnett took time on her show OutFront to criticize the Justice Department's reported $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase. The bank is apparently ready to settle over a variety of claims relating to mortgage securities and the 2008 economic collapse. To Burnett, this is the government punishing success–and making the bank pay for things it didn't even do: This is all related to mortgage-backed securities and bad mortgages. It's a hell of a lot of money, […]
Filmmaker Charles Ferguson announced that he was no longer going to make a nonfiction film for CNN about Hillary Clinton. The reasons why he's pulling out of the project are interesting–and disturbing.
This week on FAIR TV: Is Syria Iraq all over again? Plus a look at the CNN "debate" over military strikes that didn't have much debate, and the Wall Street Journal sees a big Tea Party "comeback."