Mar
02
2011

The Embarrassing Corrections of the NYT's Newest Op-Ed Columnist

New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera is being promoted to the Times' op-ed page, where he'll appear twice weekly. Regular FAIR Blog readers may recall Nocera as the star of this item (7/1/10): On Saturday (6/26/10), Times business columnist Joe Nocera argued against a proposed moratorium on deepwater drilling. One of his main points was that deepwater drilling–except for, you know, that current problem in the Gulf of Mexico–is remarkably clean, and that other drilling methods were worse: Which also leads to a great irony: importing more oil via tankers will actually create more risk, not less. Between 1964 […]

Jul
15
2009

'Freed' Afhan Women Suffer 'Rape, Pillage, Plunder'

The latest segment to be made available online (7/7/09) from Robert Greenwald's Rethink Afghanistan documentary features the president of the Global Fund for Women Kavita Ramdas challenging U.S. media tropes about improved women's conditions since the U.S. invasion: "The perception of the women of Afghanistan having been severely oppressed only under the regime of the Taliban, and then having been freed by the united States' military intervention in 2001, is a false perception." The film continues: Ann Jones, author Kabul in Winter: We got reports back that indeed that had been accomplished and the women had thrown off their burqas […]