May
12
2014

ABC's 'Raging Debate' Over Edward Snowden

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ABC's This Week: Edward Snowden sparked a "raging debate"–so here are two guests who don't like what he did.

May
09
2014

FAIR TV: Crossfire Climate Change, CIA & Polio and ABC Loves Disney

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This week on the show: CNN brings back Crossfire–but isn't it time to stop "debating" climate change? Plus a look at big media leaving the CIA out of their reporting on the resurgence of polio, while ABC News brings viewers an infomercial for parent company Disney.

May
07
2014

The CIA Aided Polio's Comeback–but Media Have Forgotten the Story

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There's a crucial piece of information missing in the New York Times and CBS's reports on the return of polio from near-extinction—one that these outlets know full well.

May
06
2014

ABC News Exclusive: Our Parent Company's Awesome New Things

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It doesn't appear that ABC bothered with the sort of normal journalistic disclosure during its segment on its parent company's theme park. Maybe it's simply too hard to keep track of all the Disney promotion they're doing.

May
02
2014

FAIR TV: Iran Nuke Tall Tales, New Benghazi Nonsense, White Guys on Affirmative Action

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On the show this week: CNN goes to Iran nuclear expert… Benjamin Netanyahu? Plus new nonsense on Benghazi, and Meet the Press presents a discussion on affirmative action with mostly conservative white guys–showing media's need for some affirmative action of their own.

May
01
2014

Meet the White Guys: NBC Panel Tackles Affirmative Action

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An NBC roundtable on affirmative action–dominated by conservative white men.

Apr
29
2014

In Corporate Media, Democratic Populism Always a Danger

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One of the most consistent rules in corporate media's political coverage: If you're talking about Democrats, you should point out that those who drift too far to the left could find themselves in trouble.

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
25
2014

Will NBC Retract Story NYT Has Walked Back?

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The New York Times decided to walk back its story once there was skepticism about the photos they had been supplied. Will NBC do the same thing for its viewers?

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

The Most Revealing Sunday Talk Show McCain Moment of All Time

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CBS host Bob Schieffer wanted an expert on Ukraine, so he woke up John McCain.

Apr
10
2014

Meet the Press Gets Out of the Beltway–But Takes Washington Worldview Along

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NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.

Apr
07
2014

Kristol's Funny Obamacare Numbers

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Since he left Fox News Channel in 2013, conservative pundit Bill Kristol now gets to play TV expert on a range of outlets. On April 6, he showed up on ABC's This Week to misinform viewers about healthcare.