Oct
24
2014

FAIR TV: Ebola & Washington 'Dysfunction,' Rand Paul's Record and Silencing Mumia

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On this week's episode: Pundits say now would be a great time to have a surgeon general–but that hasn't happened, thanks to "Washington dysfunction." Is that really what's happening here? Plus Time magazine promotes Rand Paul, and says his critics–like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow–are unfairly tarnishing his record. And we'll take a look at the new law in Pennsylvania that attempts to silence prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal. It's a blatant assault on the First Amendment. So where's the press? Watch:

Oct
24
2014

The Big Problem With Time's Teacher-Bashing Cover Story

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Time's teacher-bashing cover story buries the lead–and somehow neglected to talk to any teachers.

Oct
17
2014

A Most Interesting Man: Did Maddow Really 'Tar' Rand Paul on Civil Rights?

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The new issue of Time magazine declares Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul the most interesting man in politics. Maybe that says something about Time, or about the state of American politics.

Sep
19
2014

Deep US Concern for Human Rights in Egypt? Time Says So

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The idea that the United States is being forced to suspend any 'longtime concerns' about Egyptian human rights is hard to square with reality.

Aug
14
2014

Ferguson Case Poses Test for Corporate Media

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The surprise has been the extent to which some media seem to be taking the outcry seriously, talking about the militarization of police–brought home by the rough treatment given to reporters–and the criminalization of black people.

Jul
28
2014

Why Is Israel Attacking Gaza?

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Journalism about the current violence is bound to focus on the death and destruction in Gaza. But there remains ample space to ask whether the war was launched to punish Hamas for something it had nothing to do with.

Jul
21
2014

Times Are Good–for Investment Bankers, Anyway

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If you're part of the majority that's still hurting after six years of "recovery," thinking that the US is on the wrong track isn't pessimism–it's realism.

Jun
24
2014

Time on Iraq War: What Did We Do to Deserve This?

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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.

Jun
23
2014

Journalism Without Information

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Time magazine tries to tell you three things you should know about an important and powerful politician. What they tell readers is something else.

Jun
10
2014

Joe Klein on the Itchy Grievances of Minority Groups

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Time columnist Joe Klein wants Democrats like Hillary Clinton to keep their distance from "minority groups who are itchy to file grievances" over things like poverty.

Apr
22
2014

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

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

Apr
14
2014

Jon Meacham, Bush Family Publicist

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Time's Jon Meacham is, once again, telling readers to think differently about the Bush family.

Apr
08
2014

Mary Jo White, Tough on Torture Victims

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Time thinks Mary Jo White will be a good SEC chair because…she approves of torturing Guantanamo prisoners?