Search Results for: Jim Naureckas

Oct 06 2015

NYT Continues to Obscure Responsibility in US’s Bombing of Hospital


Will any high-ranking official in the United States face repercussions over the hospital slaughter? It seems unlikely, given how the New York Times and other US outlets have diffused responsibility for the atrocity.

Oct 02 2015

Media Coverage Is ‘a Sort of Advertisement to Mass Murder’


Some social scientists have long been saying that events like mass shootings are contagious, and that the contagion is spread through the media.

Oct 01 2015

Action Alert: New York Post Gets Ethel Rosenberg History Wrong

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

The New York Post reported that ” Ethel Rosenberg…was executed with her husband for treason.” That’s just wrong, and deserves a correction.

Sep 29 2015

To NYT, ‘Diplomatic’ and ‘Unilateral’ Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

US military bases in the Middle East (source: Juan Cole)

A New York Times story by Michael Gordon contains a line that sums up corporate media’s spin on the US role in the Syrian conflict.

Sep 23 2015

Meet the Press on Clinton: Focusing on Image, Distracting From Issues

Obama and the Clintons: Meet the Press graphic

The consensus on Meet the Press is that Hillary Clinton’s problem is that she’s not her husband, she lacks his “amazing campaign skills” and is “not very defined for people.” If only she could get some credit for Bill’s “economic legacy.”

But for many of the likely voters who have backed off from Clinton, her problem isn’t that she’s not enough like her husband…but rather that she’s too much like him.

Sep 18 2015

NYT Plays Up Risks to Bomber Pilots, Downplays the Civilians They Kill

US Navy pilots on an aircraft carrier (photo: Adam Ferguson/NYT)

The New York Times cites a Navy officer’s assurance that US “bombs hit their intended targets almost all of the time.”
If the reporter had quoted monitoring groups, readers would have gotten a very different picture.

Sep 16 2015

Varoufakis to Corbyn: ‘Don’t Fear the Media’

Yanis Varoufakis

Asked by Paul Mason of Britain’s Channel 4 what Jeremy Corbyn could learn from his experience as Greek Finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis had some ready advice for the incoming British Labour Party leader.

Sep 03 2015

Action Alert: NYT Gives a False Pass to US on Cluster Bomb Sales

Part of a US-made cluster bomb found in Yemen. (photo: Human Rights Watch)

The New York Times describes the United States as one of the countries that hasn’t signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions “but have abided by its provisions.” This is just wrong, as the United States continues to make and sell cluster bombs.