Oct
17
2014

FAIR TV: ABC's Factcheck Fail, Chuck Todd's DQ, and Malala's Message

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ABC botches an easy ISIS factcheck, and NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Senate candidate who gave an iffy response to a trivial question. Plus Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize–but US media doesn't seem interested in her peace message.

Oct
15
2014

Chuck Todd Disqualifies a Senate Candidate

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NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Kentucky Democrat based on an inconsequential "gaffe" that says more about him than anyone else.

Oct
03
2014

Breaking News: Ben Affleck Is a Famous Movie Star

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There's a lot going on in the world. So why did NBC Nightly News devote a four-minute segment to a movie star?

Sep
22
2014

What Chuck Todd Talks About Instead of Talking About Climate

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Not talking about the largest climate march in history left Chuck Todd with some time to fill up on NBC's Meet the Press.

Sep
04
2014

David Gregory–and Other Famous Left-Wingers

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The New York Post refers to Meet the Press's "famously left-leaning former hosts including the ousted David Gregory." A quick overview of Gregory's record doesn't turn up much evidence of leaning to the left–but plenty to the contrary.

Sep
04
2014

'Debating' War, Corporate Media Style

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Discussions of what the Obama White House should do in Iraq and Syria are dominated by hawks, military officials and former national security insiders.

Sep
03
2014

Chuck Todd's Theory of Politics

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Todd's critics are upset by the failure of journalism act as a check on government power, and to process-style political journalism that crowds out reporting on issues of actual substance.

Aug
14
2014

USA Today Changes Its Mind About Ferguson Police

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USA Today's original headline: "Police Seek Order as Ferguson Furor Builds."

Aug
05
2014

When Meet the Press Meets a Palestinian

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NBC invites a Palestinian on Meet the Press- but mostly to see if he would condemn Hamas.

Jul
18
2014

FAIR TV: Palestinian Lives, Iran Facts, ABC's Walmart Promo

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This week on the show: Media figures demonstrate their concern for Israeli lives–and their lack of concern for Palestinians. Plus NBC host David Gregory makes a claim about Iran–and an Iranian official is there to challenge him. And ABC's Walmart report: Is it journalism orĀ  infomercial?   Watch:      

Jul
17
2014

NYT Rewrites Gaza Headline: Was It Too Accurate?

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The New York Times rewrote a headline about Palestinian kids being killed on a beach to remove the fact that they were killed.

Jul
14
2014

Note to David Gregory: The US Is Not the World

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NBC's Meet the Press host makes some misleading claims about Iran–thankfully an Iranian official is there to challenge him. Unfortunately, the show then tapped Jeffrey Goldberg to offer a 'reality check' on Iran's nuclear program.

Jul
02
2014

On US TV, Israel is 'Striking Back'

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Israeli airstrikes in response to the murder of 3 teenagers are framed as retaliation–even though those targeted may very well have had nothing to do with the tragedy.