Chait has a clear double standard for cultural sensitivity and respect: He requires a young Muslim woman to be conversant in and circumspect of even antiquated stereotypes about Jews, while his own remark makes use of the much more current stereotype of the sneaky, shady Arab or Muslim who is not to be trusted. By […]
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?
What can Congress do about the FCC rulings and the mainstream corporate media.
Do the U.S. and its allies have a moral or ethical right to determine the political future of Venezuela?
It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.
“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “
Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at ‘The New York Times’, by Robert Herbst
“Not so long ago, it was fairly rare to hear this perspective. That is no longer the case.”
Militarism in the Media: On January 15, 2019, 100 participants joined our webinar featuring experts Rose Dyson and Jeff Cohen discussing the role of the media in promoting violence and warfare. Militarism is the “elephant in the room,” says FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. Former TV pundit for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox, Jeff was fired for […]
‘There’s a Disconnect Between DC and What People Actually Want’: CounterSpin interview with Tim Karr on net neutrality
Tim Karr: “We’re talking about millions and millions of dollars that have gone from the phone and cable lobby to elected representatives to lobbyists to lawyers, to try to get net neutrality off the books.”
Attempts at limiting freedom of expression continue apace, while attacks on alternative media outlets by institutions of power grow.
When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.
Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.
Imagine if they [the mainstream corporate media] talked about important things, like all the corporate corruption of Donald Trump. How that would have resonated with voters. He’s violating the Constitution.
Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.