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Democracy Dies in Obfuscation, by Dorthee Benz

“The failure to name—and, worse, to try to obscure through misleading comparisons—what is plainly a threat to US democracy is a dereliction of journalistic duty.”

Elite Media Need to Recognize Assaults on Reporters as a Pattern–and a Threat

Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON  FAIR  May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]

Peter Hart: Chelsea Manning Speaks — But Who Listened?

“According to a search of the Nexis news database, Manning’s op-ed received scant coverage. . . . In the abstract, journalists often profess a great deal of admiration for whistleblowers, and value the service such individuals provide to the news media. “ By Peter Hart  FAIR BLOG  June 18, 2014 US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning wrote a remarkable […]

Jeff Cohen on Media Missing the Costs of Militarism

“We can have raging debates in mainstream media about issues like gun control and gay marriage and minimum wage, but when the elites of both parties agree on military intervention–as they so often do–debate is nearly nonexistent.” By Steve Rendall   April 12, 2013  FAIR BLOG  (Photo: United for Justice With Peace) FAIR founder Jeff Cohen’s latest piece […]

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme- Uptake Video

Amy Goodman: Corporate Media No Longer Mainstream, But Extreme “This is no longer a mainstream media, but an extreme media beating the drums for war,” journalist Amy Goodman tells the National Conference For Media Reform meeting in Denver. Published on Apr 7, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND […]

Nova faulted for failing to disclose funder’s interest in drones

NOVA faulted for failing to disclose funder’s interest in drones By Elizabeth Jensen  Current.org, March 18, 2013 Editor’s Notes:  If you have not seen it, this PBS program is an extremely slick propaganda piece for the use of military drones, those that carry the bombs and are being used by the CIA to kill civilians […]

John Knefel> Media Bored With Occupy—and Inequality

Bored With Occupy—and Inequality Class issues fade along with protest coverage By John Knefel    Extra! May 2012    FAIR Occupy Wall Street is rightly credited with helping to shift the economic debate in America from a fixation on deficits to issues of income inequality, corporate greed and the centralization of wealth among the richest 1 percent. The movement […]

CNN Pushing Alarmist Tales of Hezbollah Sleeper Agents

CNN Pushing Alarmist Tales of Hezbollah Sleeper Agents Posted on 03/26/2012 by Peter Hart    FAIR With discussions of a military attack on Iran circulating among U.S. and Israeli political elites, CNN has added fuel to the fire with a series of alarmist reports about supposedly Iranian-linked terrorist operatives inside the United States who are ready to strike. On the March […]

Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march

Stop Blacking Out Progressive Protests Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march Reported by FAIR:  Fairness and Accuracy in Media     Fair.org A sparsely attended Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C., on March 31 in support of federal spending cuts received generous media attention. One report (Slate, 3/31/11) suggested there was “at […]