Aug
13
2014

NPR Presents CIA-Backed Group as Independent Expert on Snowden's 'Harm'

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Greenwald called the NPR report "a pure and indisputable case of journalistic malpractice and deceit." It's hard to say he doesn't have a point.

Jun
02
2014

Meet the Press's Snowden Debate: Traitor or Criminal?

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The main debate about Snowden boiled down to one side saying he's a traitor and the other side saying he should come home and do prison time, perhaps as a lesson to children.

May
30
2014

Brian Williams Frantically Tries to Prove He's No Glenn Greenwald

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Before NBC aired its Edward Snowden special, its evening newscast presented a lengthy report presenting the case against the NSA whistleblower.

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
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
13
2014

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and the Courtier Press

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Glenn Greenwald's new book tells the Snowden story–and takes aim at the corporate media.

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.

Mar
19
2014

The NSA Built a 'Time Machine'–but Washington Post Won't Say Where

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The Washington Post is reporting that the NSA is able to store every phone call made in an entire nation and replay them for up to 30 days. Not only can the agency do this, but there is a country where it's actually doing this now–the Post knows where, but they won't say.

Jan
24
2014

FAIR TV: Snowden on Sunday TV, New Pundits, USA Today on Fracking's Riches

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Everyone seems to agree that Edward Snowden started an important debate over NSA surveillance. But on the Sunday chat shows, debate isn't what you're likely to see. And CNN and CBS add new contributors–but are they opening up or closing the discussion? Plus: USA Today cheers on the fracking boom in Texas.

Jan
24
2014

Snowden Is a Janitor Working for the Russians

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If lawmakers are making unfounded allegations about a whistleblower, and those allegations are being repeated across the media, one might think the real problem is with a media culture.

Jan
21
2014

It's Sunday and It's Snowden

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It's Sunday, and that means time for the network chat shows to present one-sided discussions about the NSA, Edward Snowden and mass surveillance.

Nov
01
2013

NSA Stenography at CBS

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CBS covers latest NSA revelations by telling viewers that the NSA is getting better at rebutting its critics.

Oct
30
2013

No, You Still Can't Trust What the NSA Says

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One of the most incendiary revelations from the documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggests that the NSA's mass collection of phone records isn't confined to the United States. Reports in Le Monde (10/21/13) and El Mundo¬†(10/28/13) say the NSA is involved in collecting such data in France and Spain, too–millions of phone records in a one-month period from December 2012 to January 2013. Those revelations sparked outrage across Europe. But then another storyline emerged: According to anonymous sources, those reports were wrong, the result of Snowden and/or the journalists writing the stories misunderstanding the documents. According to this […]