Search Results for: Janine Jackson

Feb 5 2016

UN Group Calls for Slavery Reparations, but Few in Media Are Listening

The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations

When a UN human rights group released a report saying African-Americans face “systemic racial discrimination” and deserve “reparatory justice,” that was not so newsworthy.

Feb 2 2016

Even Praising His Political Skills, Washington Post Still Side-Eyes Sanders

Washington Post: "Why Bernie Sanders Won Over This First-Time Caucus Goer"

Even in a piece that charts Sanders’ success in galvanizing new voters, political reporter Karen Tumulty still manages to side-eye the candidate with the observation that “Republicans are not the only voters looking for qualities beyond experience and electability.”

Feb 1 2016

‘Single Payer Saves Money by Saying No to the Insurance Industry’

CounterSpin interview with Steffie Woolhandler on media attacks on single payer

Steffie Woolhandler (photo: Rick Friedman)

“We’re paying for national health insurance and we’re just not getting it…. We’re already paying more per capita than the total cost of healthcare, public and private, for any other nation on the earth.”

Jan 29 2016

In Coverage of Planned Parenthood Smear, Partisan Conflict Crowds Out Reproductive Rights

NYT: "Undercover Planned Parenthood Video"

From the New York Times, you get that the indictment of videomakers who made a deceptive video attacking Planned Parenthood might hurt Ted Cruz, What you don’t get is a sense that a woman’s control over her own child-bearing is at stake.

Jan 28 2016

‘The Most Epically, Horribly Bad Thing That Could Happen Under an Emergency Manager’

Chris Savage about the Flint, Michigan, water-poisoning

Michigan 2016: White and Colored drinking fountains

“It was basically an abridgement of democracy. It was taking away power from elected officials and handing it over to a single person who’s appointed by the governor, and that person made all of the decisions.”

Jan 23 2016

‘The Core Injustice Is Indefinite Detention’

CounterSpin interview with Omar Shakir on Obama's failure to close Guantanamo

Omar Shakir (photo: Human Rights Watch)

“At the end of the day, you have more people that have died in Guantanamo than actually have been convicted by a court. “

Jan 23 2016

Holding a ‘Go Donald!’ Media Accountable for ‘Normalizing Extremism’

Donald Trump

Reporters can’t ignore public figures, but is there daylight between covering news of a person and providing them a near-constant, legitimizing megaphone?

Jan 20 2016

‘It’s a Way to Ignore the Failures That Exist in the US’

Laura Carlsen

“People talk about the responsibility of the United States in terms of consumption. And yet, when you look at the root problems, it’s corruption in the United States, and it’s also the whole regime of prohibition.”