Search Results for: Corey Pein

May 1 2003

The Victories That Weren’t

In the "war on terror," media slight facts for spin

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that bureaucrats and politicians exaggerate their accomplishments; news media exist, in part, to check government claims against reality. But when reporters don’t bother to look for answers beyond the press conference, they can turn an official fiction into a documented “fact.” Perhaps the most significant embellishment repeated over the past couple of years is that the U.S. government is keeping Americans safe from terrorist attack, as demonstrated by the occasional arrest of suspects in the U.S. and abroad. Each well-publicized sting is accompanied by more declarations of victory from politicos and pundits–declarations that tend to crumble […]

Nov 1 2002

Extra! November/December 2002

Articles in the print edition Department of Spin Will Homeland Security bureau bottle up news? by Corey Pein Media & Democracy Minnesota’s late senator on the crisis of information concentration by Paul Wellstone Media vs. Mumia Journalists abandon fairness to go after Abu-Jamal by Dave Lindorff