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Nov 25 2015

‘They’re Not Americans’: CNN Guest Justifies Massive Attacks on Civilians

Michael Scheuer on CNN

CNN guest Michael Scheuer’s proudly sociopathic views should come as no surprise.

Nov 19 2015

Death-Squad Organizer Is NYT’s Source on Ben Carson’s Lack of Foreign Policy Smarts

Duane Clarridge (photo: Mike Wintroath/AP)

In its effort to vet one of the leading GOP presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson, the New York Times didn’t properly vet its primary source in this vetting, former CIA officer Duane Clarridge—an indicted liar and overseer of Contra death squads in Central America.

Nov 11 2015

60 Minutes Stands With Secret Keepers Against Those Who Expose Them

60 Minutes screenshot: "Into Dangerous Hands"

Elite journalists all too often have a tendency to identify not with those who expose official secrets but with those who persecute those who expose them

Oct 27 2015

The Fake News Food Chain

Refugee camp

It’s a problem when presidential candidates from a major political party are getting their information about the world from a news outlet that evidently can’t tell the difference between a sub-Onion hoax site and actual news.

Oct 26 2015

ACTION ALERT: NYT Claims Clinton ‘Emerging as Unrivaled Leader’ in Democratic Race

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley at Democratic debate (image: CNN)

Hillary Clinton, the “unrivaled leader,” leads her closest rival, Bernie Sanders, by 7 percentage points in an average of recent polls in the first caucus state, Iowa. In the first primary state, New Hampshire, she trails Sanders by 2 points;

Oct 23 2015

Back to Benghazi: How Not to Have a Debate About US Foreign Policy

Romney/Obama debate

In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was Benghazi. Now, as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race, it looks like the biggest international issue is going to be–Benghazi.

Oct 14 2015

Washington Post Reduces Palestinian Victims to a Word Problem

The death of Fadi Alloun

To focus on the violence done to Israelis by Palestinians to the near exclusion of Israeli violence against Palestinians is a grotesque distortion of journalism.

Oct 09 2015

Democrats Depend on Affluent Voters? That’s Rich

Thomas Edsall (image: PBS)

While New York Times’ columnist Thomas Byrne Edsall’s claim that the Democratic base no longer tilts to the working class is false, the idea that the Democratic Party has shifted its policies to attract more money from the wealthy is all too true.