Jul
15
2014

CBS Host Feels for Frightened Israelis–But Not Dead Palestinians

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CBS host Bob Schieffer conveyed genuine concern for Israelis threatened by rockets fired from Gaza. But his empathy did not extend to Palestinians killed by Israel.

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
14
2014

Cokie Roberts: More People Should Fear the United States

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ABC pundit Cokie Roberts thinks more countries should fear the United States.

Jul
14
2014

All They Will Call You Will Be Detainees

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One of corporate journalism's bad habits is framing international stories on the premise that news is what happens to the US. There is no better recent example of this than the story of tens of thousands of children fleeing Central America.

Jul
11
2014

FAIR TV: ABC's Gaza 'Mistake,' Dinesh D'Souza and CBS CEO Boosterism

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This week on FAIR TV: ABC's embarrassing mistake in its Gaza coverage, This Week touts a right-wing conspiracy film and CBS presents viewers with the story of the risk-taking billionaire CEO who is cutting thousands of jobs.

Jul
11
2014

ABC: Three Cheers for Walmart!

Diane Sawyer

Is ABC's reporting on Walmart journalism or PR?

Jul
11
2014

NPR and the Eagerness of White Guy Sources

Edward Schumacher-Matos

To the extent that Anya Kamenetz's tweet reflected "innocence," it's of a sort people of color and women can ill afford from journalists,

Jul
10
2014

When Does the 'Cycle of Violence' Start?

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Coverage of the violence between Israel and Palestine often reduces the conflict to a "cycle of violence" that periodically flares up (FAIR Action Alert, 6/30/06; FAIR Blog, 12/19/08). The same is true now, with corporate media embracing the narrative that Israel’s attacks against Palestine are "retaliations," implying that it is solely the fault of Palestinians for provoking and initiating the deadly attacks on Gaza (FAIR Blog, 7/2/14). But determining when such a "cycle" begins is a political act. The current conflict is usually traced back to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers on the West Bank (CNN, 7/7/14). […]

Jul
10
2014

Why ABC Thought Suffering Palestinians Were Israelis

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ABC misidentified a suffering Palestinian family as being Israeli. It shouldn't be seen as just an honest mistake.

Jul
09
2014

ABC Recommends Dinesh D'Souza

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Why did ABC grant airtime to a right-wing crank's latest film?

Jul
09
2014

Obama, Inequality and Wall Street Donors

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Is Obama's decision to stop talking about inequality really about a debate within the Democratic Party? Or is it about not losing Wall Street donors?

Jul
09
2014

Bolivian President Isn’t Radical Enough for Corporate Media

Evo Morales

Vilifying left-leaning Latin American and Caribbean leaders is nothing new from the US media–from Chile's Salvador Allende to Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez to Mauricio Funes of El Salvador. Bolivian President Evo Morales is no exception, as he caught the attention of the website Vox, a new outlet that sets out to "explain the news" with an emphasis on data analysis.

Jul
02
2014

Meet the CEO Bold Enough to Kill Thousands of Jobs

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CBS–which has a record of doing puff pieces about corporate CEOs–wants viewers to believe that an overpaid CEO who's bold and risky enough to try and fix a company by firing tens of thousands of employees deserves a lot of attention.