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Aug
29
2014

FAIR TV: August 29, 2014

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Aug
22
2014

Wear FAIR Everywhere You Go

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If you're like us, you don't trust the corporate media to tell it straight--or report the stories that matter. So why not spread the word? Send a bold message--and support FAIR--with our latest Don't Trust Corporate Media shirt. The shirts are union-made in the United States--just check the label--and are available in Small, Medium, Large and XL. Limited quantities available, so order yours today--these won't last long!

Jan
10
2014

FAIR TV January 10, 2014

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Sep
20
2013

FAIR TV: Food Stamp "Balance," CNN's Conflicted Leftist, Chuck Todd vs. Chuck Todd

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Sep
08
2013

FAIR NYC Event: Dollarocracy--Big Money, Big Media, Bad News

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Join FAIR to celebrate the release of the new book Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America, by John Nichols and Bob McChesney. Nichols and McChesney will be joined by two very special guests: --Amy Goodman, the award-winning host of Democracy Now! --Jeremy Scahill, independent investigative journalist, author of Dirty Wars Hear all four speak about the press, the threat to independent journalism and the state of American democracy. Also appearing: Independent journalist Sarah Jaffe  and Allison Kilkenny of Citizen Radio. Monday, September 16 Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY Doors open: […]

Jul
01
2013

FAIR STUDY: Think Tank Spectrum 2012

Range of debate narrows as the status quo holds

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Think tank researchers are often cited by news outlets to add context and analysis to a news story. They are often portrayed as objective or nonpartisan observers (Extra!, 5/98), and as Ken Silverstein recently explained in the Nation (5/21/13), that appearance can be quite valuable to corporate donors: Nowadays, many Washington think tanks effectively serve as unregistered lobbyists for corporate donors, and companies strategically contribute to them just as they hire a PR or lobby shop or make campaign donations.... “If you’re a lobbyist, whatever you say is heavily discounted,” says Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University and […]

Mar
14
2013

FAIR Studies

Long-term examinations of outlets and issues

Jump to Topic Broadcast TV Cable TV Public Media Books Environment Economy War & Militarism Voters and Elections Race, Religion and Gender Drug War Healthcare Africa Think Tank Citations Broadcast TV Right and Early Extra! (4/12) Sunday morning shows are GOP TV Right-wing Tilt on Sunday Morning Extra! (9/10) The conservative records of talking-head lawmakers Power Sources Extra! (5/02) On party, gender, race and class, TV news looks to the most powerful groups Are You on the Nightline Guestlist? Extra! (1/89) A 40-month examination --Study Aftermath: FAIR Debates MacNeil/Lehrer Extra! (6/90)   Cable TV Still Failing the 'Fair & Balanced' […]

Feb
01
2013

FAIR REPORT: 13th Annual Fear & Favor Review

Revealing the hidden influence behind the news

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It’s a fair indication of the current state of play in U.S. media that, in 2012, TV newscasts were acknowledged to be “increasingly seeded with corporate advertising masquerading as news” (Washington Post, 1/3/12)—and the regulatory response was to call, not for an end to the practice of deceiving audiences, but for broadcasters to make note of such arrangements in an online file. While we work on creating the sort of unfettered news media that democracy requires, calling out compromised reporting as we do each year in Fear & Favor is just another way to note where and why the current […]