Aug
07
2013

Ted Koppel and Terrorism

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Veteran journalist Ted Koppel says we shouldn't overreact to terrorism. This is the same Ted Koppel who, just a few years ago, argued that the U.S. response to any terrorist attack should be to attack Iran.

Jul
15
2013

CBS Gives Iran Nuclear Fearmongering a Voice

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been sounding alarms over Iran's nuclear program for two decades. On Sunday CBS Face the Nation gave him yet another chance to make dubious claims about the threats posed by their supposed weapons.

Jul
05
2013

David Brooks Applies His Mental Equipment to the Egypt Coup

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"Islamists…lack the mental equipment to govern," New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today (7/5/13). "Incompetence is built into the intellectual DNA of radical Islam." Now, Brooks has been known to cite eugenicist¬† Steve Sailer on "white fertility rates" (12/7/04; Extra!, 4/05).¬† But let's give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that rather than making a racist argument, he's simply appearing to be racist as a metaphor (as when he wrote recently that interracial marriage was producing a "nation of mutts"–6/27/13). So he's saying, then, that Islamists govern as if they were biologically inferior. And his evidence for […]

Jun
21
2013

Action Alert: Iran Misinformation From MSNBC, USA Today

The latest FAIR Action Alert asks readers to contact MSNBC and USA Today for corrections of misreporting in their coverage of Iran. Read the alert here and, if you send the outlets a letter, please share it in the comments section below.

Jun
14
2013

FAIR TV: Pundits Attack Snowden, Maddow's Misinformation, WaPo Op-Ed Sales Job

Pundits attack NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Rachel Maddow makes false claims about Iran and nuclear weapons. And the Washington Post's new "Sponsored Views" feature will let let corporations and organizations post "responses" to the paper's op-ed pieces–for a price.

Jun
13
2013

Rachel Maddow's Iran Misinformation

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The facts on Iran's nuclear power program should be clear by now–but as coverage by the New York Times and MSNBC demonstrates, evidently they're not.

May
28
2013

Bob Schieffer Is Tired of Booking Bad Guests on His Show

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Mainstream reporters are speaking openly about the chilling effect of the Obama White House's investigations into leaks of classified material. But this willingness to talk about how the White House operates can lead some journalists to make some rather strange arguments.

May
22
2013

What an Anonymous U.S. Official Says About Iranians in Syria

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Suggesting that the Free Syrian Army believes Iranians are in Syria–which is probably true–is not the same thing as saying "Iran has sent soldiers to Syria" to fight on Assad's behalf.

Apr
08
2013

To NYT, Nuclear Facts Become Iranian Claims

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The New York Times treats Iran's right to enrich uranium as a "claim," to be challenged by anonymous U.S. officials.

Mar
22
2013

Washington Post Prints Iraq Lies, 2013 Edition

Thanks to the Washington Post, we're still reading lies about the Iraq War ten years later.

Mar
08
2013

FAIR TV: Hugo Chavez in U.S. Media, Time's Path to Iran War, Keystone XL and the TV Left

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This week on FAIR TV: Hugo Chavez was loathed by the U.S. press–and that didn't change when they reported his death. Plus Time magazine provides a look at the "Path to War" with Iran–omitting a key fact along the way.

And the Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news. But when it came up on ABC's This Week, "left" pundit James Carville had a curious message.

Mar
08
2013

Time's Ticking Clock on War With Iran

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Nowhere does Time's Massimo Calabresi mention one rather inconvenient fact: There is no evidence that Iran is actually pursuing a nuclear weapon. Regular inspections have failed to turn up any evidence of that.

Mar
01
2013

FAIR TV: Sequester Spin, Iranian vs. U.S. Propaganda, Stop & Frisk Factcheck

Janine Jackson on FAIR TV

This week we take a look at how the Washington Post challenges some sequester spin. And CBS pokes fun at Iranian claims about Argo–but are the Iranians right that Argo is fiction? Plus George Will has some thoughts about stop-and-frisk policing.