Search Results for: Janine Jackson and Peter Hart

Jan 8 2016

‘If We Don’t Look at the Larger Structural Issues, We Can’t Begin to Solve the Problem’

CounterSpin interviews with Robin Kelley, Malkia Cyril and Richard Rothstein on whether black lives matter to media

Robin Kelley

“This kind of violence and these kinds of verdicts long predate Stand Your Ground, because Stand Your Ground rules were already embedded in the system, in the culture, from the beginnings of the nation.”

Jul 1 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 1 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 […]

Mar 1 2008

Fear & Favor 2007

How power still shapes the news

U.S. journalists seeking to fulfill the profession’s traditional goal of telling the truth and “letting the chips fall where they may” have powerful forces to contend with, starting with the corporate owners who employ them, and the corporate advertisers who fuel the enterprise, both of whom have an investment in maintaining a political conversation and climate favorable to their profitability. There are also legislators who maintain the pro-corporate policy media owners rely on to thrive, local political players with axes to grind, and well-funded PR campaigns from all corners. Each year these renew and refine their efforts to shape news […]

Mar 1 2008

Truth in Advertising ‘a Business Disaster’

Most “fear and favor” shown by media outlets takes the form of slanted or incomplete news coverage. But media companies’ zeal to please the advertisers, who are, after all, their main client, goes beyond covering news to making it. In 2007, congressional debate on a big Food and Drug Administration bill touched on pharmaceutical ads, a fast-growing source of media revenue. As recommended by the National Academy of Sciences, an early draft of the bill would have given the FDA the power to impose a moratorium on consumer advertising for a drug that had serious safety concerns. That provision was […]

Jun 1 2006

Stossel’s ‘Stupid’ Schools

A beginner’s course in deceptive reporting

If there were a John Stossel School of Journalism, reporters-intraining would be taught a simple template for any story: Free markets are good. Unions are bad. When consumers get to “choose,” everyone wins; if governments try to regulate, everyone loses. No matter what the assignment, a Stossel-trained reporter would be instructed to merely plug in a few relevant factoids to back up the propositions and—perhaps more importantly—to exclude any that undermine the predetermined conclusion. As subtle as its title, Stossel’s January 13 report on public schools, “Stupid in America,” hewed completely to that template. The one-hour special served up everything […]