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Jul 01 2014

Extra! July/August 2014

Extra! July 2014

Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Who Gets to Speak on Cable News The identity of the whitest, malest show we found may surprise you by Peter Hart Spinning Away Israel ‘Gaffes’ Damage control for Christie and Kerry’s inadvertent honesty by Alex Kane White, White Don’t Tell Me NPR’s bumbling attempts at diversity by Josmar Trujillo Study Confirms Our Wealth-Controlled Politics News suppressed by our wealth-controlled media by Steve Rendall and Janine Jackson It Will be Facebook’s Virtual World Will we just live–and work– in it? by J.F. Sargent

Jan 16 2013

FAIR TV

FAIR's weekly installment of visual media analysis

FAIR TV is recorded, edited and released online each Friday. It features FAIR’s Peter Hart, Janine Jackson and Steve Rendall discussing a recap of the week’s most disheartening journalism. FAIR plans to expand this program in the future. January 11, 2012: Chuck Hagel–hawk or dove? Pundits upset about the fiscal cliff and another fake OWS story January 4, 2013: Fiscal cliff’s effect on the rich and double-standards with cluster bombs 2013  2012

Sep 27 2012

CounterSpin, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart

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FAIR’S weekly radio show highlighting biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more

Jul 01 2008

Catherine Lutz on Iraq Military Bases

‘The images don’t show up on TV news’

Catherine Lutz--Photo Credit: Brown University

On June 5, the Independent newspaper in London reported on secret negotiations between the U.S. and Iraqi governments over a plan that would grant legal immunity to U.S. soldiers and private contractors, give the U.S. control over Iraqi airspace and allow for 50 military bases to be built in the country. Lawmakers in Iraq expressed outrage at the details of the report. Here in the United States, the story got only cursory attention from the press. CounterSpin talked to Catherine Lutz, a professor of anthropology at Brown University and the Watson Institute for International Studies, author of the book Home […]

Jul 01 2005

‘The Profit Motive’

CounterSpin Interview with Laurie Garrett

Dan Rather got the lion’s share of the attention, but another journalistic retirement has also been cause for discussion in media circles. Award-winning journalist Laurie Garrett announced recently that she won’t be returning to her post at Newsday, the Long Island daily, and she was crystal clear about the reasons why. In an exit memo that quickly made the rounds of journalism websites, Garrett wrote pointedly about the deterioration of journalism at her own paper and in media generally, in the rush to increase corporate profits. “The sad arc of greed” Garrett wrote, “has finally hit bottom.” CounterSpin: Let me […]

Feb 06 2001

Support Grows for Dissenting Pacifica Board Members

Amid a crisis that threatens the future of the Pacifica Radio Network, more than 80 prominent progressives have rallied in support of the six dissidents on the Pacifica Foundation’s board. These board members want Pacifica‘s national leadership to reverse course on its takeover of WBAI, and to “build democratic decision-making structures throughout Pacifica.” A statement supporting the dissenting board members (below) was signed by the Local Advisory Board chairs of four of Pacifica‘s five stations and by former Pacifica staffers and board members, as well as by political figures, community leaders, journalists, artists and academics. These include Dennis Brutus, Noam […]

Nov 01 1998

Inflated Fears of Full Employment

That jobs cause higher prices is a media article of faith

In an article this summer celebrating good economic news (7/31/98), the New York Times’ Sylvia Nasar paused to caution readers that even amid what she has called “the best economy since the 1960s” (8/2/98), a specter lurked: “Ever since the unemployment rate first slipped below the level that most economists regard as consistent with steady inflation, the Federal Reserve has been on the lookout for any hint that wage pressures are getting out of hand.” While those who earn their living from wages will likely puzzle over the notion that their pay might be getting out of hand, Nasar’s trope […]

Jan 04 1995

The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV

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It’s become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about “the slain civil rights leader.” The remarkable thing about this annual review of King’s life is that several years — his last years — are totally missing, as if flushed down a memory hole.