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Aug
30
2012

Staff Biographies

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FAIR staff are available for speaking engagements on a variety of key media issues. To contact by email: use first initial (no space) last name@fair.org Peter Hart Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpin Peter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the […]

Aug
30
2012

Recommended Reading

Note: FAIR encourages readers to support their local independent booksellers. However, if books mentioned on our site are not available in your area, we offer the ability to purchase some books online in association with the book's publisher, and Powell's Books. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women By Susan Faludi (Crown, 1991) An in-depth, well-documented analysis of the media backlash against feminism. By Invitation Only: How the Media Limit Public DebateBy David Croteau and William Hoynes (Common Courage, 1994) Incorporates Croteau and Hoynes' classic studies of Nightline, the NewsHour and PBS that document the establishment bias of "prestige" television. […]

Oct
21
1992

Counterspin No. 16: October 21, 1992

A Memo on Campaign Coverage From FAIR

UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD: That creaking you hear is the sound of the press corps bending over backwards for the Bush/Quayle ticket. One example of what seems to be a deliberately unlevel playing field was NBC’s tally of likely electoral votes for Bush and Clinton (10/19): NBC estimated that Clinton was likely to get at least 247 electoral votes, compared to Bush’s 151. This seems like bad news for Bush, until you note that the count on CBS was 311-14 in favor of Clinton. The difference is that CBS relied on the latest state-by-state polls, while NBC told Counterspin it was […]

May
01
1992

Counterspin No. 6: May 1, 1992

A Memo on Campaign Coverage from FAIR

SURVEY SAYS “HORSE RACE”: Is it possible for voters to cast an informed ballot based on the information they get from the mainstream media? To answer that question, FAIR surveyed more than 500 election articles from three national dailies--the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. The articles included every news story on the presidential campaign from Jan. 14, when the first special campaign section was begun, until Feb. 19, the day after the New Hampshire primary. The survey, conducted by FAIR research associate Janine Jackson, found that only 12 percent of campaign articles included substantive […]