Search Results for: FAIR

Mar
20
2015

Alfredo Lopez on Venezuelan ‘Threat,’ Jeff Biggers on Mountaintop Removal

Venezuelans protest Obama's 'threat' declaration

Is Venezuela really a threat to the security of the United States, as the White House has declared? And after years of activism, are we about to see an end to one of the most damaging aspects of the coal industry–mountaintop removal?

Mar
13
2015

Deborah Vagins on Voting Rights, Justin Elliott on Red Cross

ACLU's Deborah Vagins promoting voting rights on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

We’ll talk about the fight over voting rights and black people’s access to basics of democracy–as an ongoing story, not just a historical one–with the ACLU’s Deborah Vagins. Plus: ProPublica’s Justin Elliott on the Red Cross’s secret disaster.

Mar
06
2015

Network TV Continues Giving Climate Change Cold Shoulder

FAIR study finds Northeast cold eclipses West's record heat

NBC Nightly News: selling Boston snow

Focusing on the cold Northeast winter, network TV has almost completely ignored the West’s record-shattering winter warmth–and failed to discuss the human-caused climate disruption the connects the two phenomena.

Mar
06
2015

Murtaza Hussain on Netanyahu Speech, Carlos Miller on Photographing Police

Netanyahu at the UN

Are media asking fundamental questions about what Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu actually said in his speech to Congress? Plus: The right of citizens to record police is embraced vehemently by those concerned about police abuses.

Mar
04
2015

LAPD, Media Rush to Judge Skid Row Victim While Insisting Public ‘Not Rush to Judge’

After a police shooting on LA’s Skid Row, the LAPD and its compliant local media went into damage-control mode. Without irony, the police would insist time and time again the public not pass judgment–while they would do just that.

Mar
03
2015

WaPo Can Find Climate Denial Embarrassment Closer to Home

The Washington Post (3/1/15) is afraid that Sen. Jim Inhofe’s ridiculous claims about climate change are going to be a “national embarrassment.” It takes a much more tolerant attitude toward the climate deniers in its own employ. Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, took to the floor of the Senate to try to debunk the “hysteria on global warming” with a snowball and a photo of a snow fort. As the Post accurately notes: Global warming is a long-term and worldwide trend. The fact that it’s cold at one place on the Earth at […]

Feb
27
2015

Nazgol Ghandnoosh on Criminal Justice Racism, Stephanie Simon on Pearson

Pearson as Pacman

Eliminating racism in criminal justice is about more than what’s in a cop’s mind. Plus: How does a company like Pearson dominate the market for educational testing with little or no evidence that its products are effective?

Feb
24
2015

Robert Samuelson’s ‘Golden Age’ Mythology

Robert Samuelson says if we had kept up the rates of productivity growth we had until 1973, it would have mattered much more to middle-income families’ living standards than the rise in inequality since 1980. This is true in the sense of “if I were six feet five inches, I would be taller than I am,” but it’s not clear what we should make of the point.