Tag Archives: NBC

A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country

No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.

Janine Jackson | Signs Look Grim for Media Picking the Side of Liberty and Dissent

…it’s only when it comes to some of the most powerful people on the planet that the rules change.

Peter Hart: Media Inflames Fears Instead of Informing Viewers

In this environment, one would hope journalism could serve to inform without inflaming the situation. By Peter Hart, http://www.fair.org  PopularResistance.org  November 25th, 2014    Every day brings news reports that tell us the city of Ferguson remains “on edge” or “tense” awaiting a grand jury decision about whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the killing […]

Peter Hart: ‘Debating’ War, Corporate Media Style

 What debate? By Peter Hart  FAIR.org  September 4, 2014 As the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has expanded control over territory in Iraq and Syria, a growing chorus of politicians and pundits are demanding the Obama administration take more forceful military action. ISIS’s gruesome beheadings of two American journalists have only increased those calls, leading some to […]

Phillip Weiss: Finally, Israel is alienating the US mainstream media

“Perhaps most important, the vast majority of Gazans cannot leave Gaza. They live under restrictions that make this narrow coastal strip, which the United Nations considers occupied by Israel, unlike anywhere else.” Philip Weiss   Mondoweiss.net   July 21, 2014  Bernard Avishai terms the Israeli attack a “war crime” in the New Yorker It’s happening: we are […]

Obama’s ‘Manhood Problem’ – and Media’s Humanity Problem

The implicit message is that Obama either doesn’t use–or threaten to use–military force often enough, and in elite political/media circles, this line of analysis, while not often so crudely expressed, is considered normal. And that’s part of the problem. By Peter Hart  April 22, 2014  FAIR.org NBC‘s Meet the Press has made it a regular habit to complain about how […]

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Comcast-Time Warner Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

…consumers surely will get fleeced if the merger goes through. America already suffers from worse Internet service, speed and affordability than other developed countries.    by Katrina vanden Heuvel Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by The Washington Post One thing is certain about Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable: It doesn’t pass the smell test. Comcast claims that […]

Peter Hart> David Gregory: Obama’s Failure to Embrace CEOs

David Gregory: Obama’s Failure to Embrace CEOs Post-election lessons are everywhere in the media, as pundits either try to explain how Mitt Romney lost or what Obama must do in his second term. Posted on 11/13/2012 by Peter Hart  FAIR My favorite example of this came on the front page of USA Today (11/8/12): If you think it’s somewhat odd that […]

David Swanson> NBC’s Celebrity Warriors: “They barely survived the first week!”

NBC’s Celebrity Warriors: “They barely survived the first week!” By David Swanson (about the author)   August 13, 2012 opednews.com Editor’s Note:  Of the many forms of Military Madness, this TV program is craziest, most blatant, and absurd in the annals of a long, long list! War is not a game. War is not fun! If you sat […]

FAIR Blog» Iran> This Is What Propaganda Looks Like

Iran: This Is What Propaganda Looks Like 02/01/2012 by Peter Hart    FAIR Alarmist corporate media coverage of the “threat” from Iran is everywhere, thanks to a Senate appearance yesterday by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. But Clapper said very little in his remarks that would justify the propagandistic coverage we’re seeing.  His main […]