On FAIR TV this week: CBS tries to call Edward Snowden a "spy," and Bill Kristol makes his ABC comeback with a bogus defense of New York's stop-and-frisk police searches. Plus: Student loan rates are slashed, say the TV reports. But are they actually…going up? Watch it all this on this week's episode:
A new FAIR Action Alert (8/14/13) asks where Face the Nation's dissenters are on NSA surveillance. Please leave copies of your messages to CBS, or comments on the alert, in the comments thread below.
The media are using the government's warnings about a terror attack to boost NSA surveillance. Plus media get mad about Russia's decision to grant whistleblower Edward Snowden temporary asylum. But what's the U.S. record on extradition? Plus ABC covers the Anthony Weiner campaign–and can't much figure out why it's doing so. Watch it all on this week's FAIR TV:
There's been plenty of commentary about Monday's front-page New York Times story (6/14/10) announcing, "U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan." Reporter James Risen's lead: The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan War itself, according to senior American government officials. Why this story appeared now was a question on a lot of people's minds, especially considering how Risen explained its timing: American and Afghan officials agreed to discuss the mineral discoveries at a difficult […]