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Sep 17 2015

Corporate Press Fails to Trump Bigotry

Donald Trump (photo: Robert Gauthier / LAT)

The outlandish rhetoric of Republican presidential wildcard Donald Trump has left many journalists at a loss for words—words such as bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sexism and demagoguery.

Jul 02 2015

National Plutocrat Radio

Corporate One-Percenters dominate NPR affiliates' boards

Typical public radio board members:

A new FAIR study finds that NPR’s diversity problem also extends into the board of trustees of its most popular member stations: Two out of three board members are male, and nearly three out of four are non-Latino whites. Fully three out of every four trustees of the top NPR affiliates belong to the corporate elite.

Apr 16 2015

They Have ‘Propaganda,’ US Has ‘Public Diplomacy’–and a Servile Private Sector

The Red Menace movie poster

When you have arguably the US’s most prestigious for-profit media outlet describing government propaganda as “efforts to counter propaganda,” it’s pretty clear that the nation’s demand for propaganda is going to be met–whether by the public or the private sector.

Aug 28 2014

Labor Almost Invisible on TV Talk

Sunday chat shows skip worker representatives


Have any labor leaders appeared on the Sunday chat shows this year? No, unless you count one reference to Ronald Reagan.

Nov 01 2013

The Rise of Establishment Reporting

How a crisis in journalism led to the cult of balance


To fend off a serious threat to their survival, major newspaper owners promoted a new sense of journalism, one that still dominates the news industry today.

Sep 01 2013

Primetime Racism on Fox

Hannity’s long history of boosting bigots


Hannity also acts as a sort of one-man fire brigade, rushing to extinguish accusations of anti-black racism, and defending, exonerating or rehabilitating the racists behind the words and deeds.

Aug 01 2013

SoundBites August 2013

Josh Marshall (cc photo: JD Lasica)

Defining George W. as a Non-Bush Jon Meacham in Time (7/1/13) tried to refurbish the Bush “brand name” in preparation for a possible presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: Jeb long ago internalized and then lived out his family’s guiding precepts. Bushes move to new parts of the country; they work hard; they learn from their mistakes, particularly from failed campaigns; and they never, ever give up. Of course, almost none of this applies to the most famous Bush, Jeb’s brother George W. He did move from Connecticut to Texas—when he was two years old. But he famously […]

Jul 01 2013

SoundBites July 2013


Blameless Factory Owners, Advice for Obama, Defiling Mass Media