Jun
06
2014

USA Today and Wal-Mart Poop

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USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."

Jun
06
2014

Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

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NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty–but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.

Jun
05
2014

Botching the Prisoners 'Returning to the Battlefield' Story

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In their Bowe Bergdahl coverage, some media outlets are stoking fears about freed Guantanamo prisoners 'returning to the battlefield.'

Jun
03
2014

Bruni's 'Middle' = Corporate Tax Cuts and No Minimum Wage Hike?

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Andrew Cuomo is a 'centrist' politician–meaning one who promotes unpopular policies on behalf of the very rich.

Jun
03
2014

'Muddying a Murky Picture': NYT's Ukraine Kremlinology

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The New York Times clearly has a hunch about deep Russian involvement in Ukraine. The ways it tries to confirm this hunch are curious.

May
27
2014

Jeb Bush Is a Wonk–Just Ask Him

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The New York Times tries–a little too hard–to convince readers that Jeb Bush is brainier than his brother.

May
27
2014

Crediting Obama for Bringing Troops Home–Without Noting He Sent Them Abroad

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NPR tells listeners that Obama has cut troop levels in Afghanistan by two-thirds–but doesn't explain that he massively escalated the war.

May
23
2014

Federal Workers Good at Paying Taxes, USA Today Expose Conceals

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The front page of USA Today (5/23/14) blew the whistle on federal workers: They are tax deadbeats who owe billions in back taxes. The story also revealed that they owe less than most people.

Confused?

May
22
2014

American TV to Chinese Spies: Do as US Says, Not as US Does

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US TV networks played up the FBI's economic espionage charges against China–without mentioning that the NSA does something very similar.

May
21
2014

David Brooks: Democracy Is a Drag; Put Guys Like Me in Charge

Pundit David Brooks thinks the way to fix American democracy is by having less democracy. Let elites dictate policy and have pundits cheer them on!

May
16
2014

Object to a War Criminal at Your Graduation? You Must Be a 'Bigot'

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New York Times columnist Tim Egan rages against college students who dare to have moral objections to the speakers their administrations chose to garnish their graduations with.

May
16
2014

FAIR TV: Snowden, Palestinian Brass Knuckles, Rubio's Climate Denial

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This week: ABC talks about a "raging debate" over Edward Snowden. They must mean the one that's not on their show. Plus: The New York Times takes a long time to correct a story about Palestinian teen's imaginary brass knuckles, and ABC's Jonathan Karl has the wrong response to Marco Rubio's climate nonsense. Watch:

May
15
2014

Disappearing Brass Knuckles: An NYT Correction

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A video of a tense confrontation between an Israeli soldier and Palestinian youths made it into the New York Times–along with an erroneous suggestion that one of the Palestinians threatened the soldier with brass knuckles.