Search Results for: Martin A. Lee

Aug 28 2015

Katrina’s ‘Golden Opportunity’: 10 Years of Corporate Media Celebrating Disaster

New York Katrina illustration

Many pundits seem to feel New Orleans’ post-Katrina “miracle” was not just an incidental positive but was, all things considered, worth the 1,800 people killed and the 100,000 African-Americans permanently ejected from the city.

Jul 28 2015

‘You Can Legally Bribe a Government Official’

CounterSpin interview with Lee Fang on Washington's revolving door

Lee Fang (image: David Feldman Show)

“If a politician helps a bank or an oil company, that oil company can’t directly buy them a boat or give them a million-dollar check. But if they wait until that official retires from office…then they can accept a multi-million-dollar payday.”

Jan 26 2015

Saudi Dictator’s Death Shows NYT as Pawn of Power

Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded 'sorcerers,' was 'force of moderation'

New York Times Abdullah Obit

“This is a sad day,” remarked Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department, 1/22/15) over the death of Abdullah, the dictator of Saudi Arabia. “The United States has lost a friend,” he continued, and “the world has lost a revered leader.” The monarch–whose regime routinely flogs dissenters and beheads those guilty of “sorcery”–was, in Kerry’s words, “a man of wisdom and vision” (BBC, 1/22/15; 6/19/12). Vice President Joe Biden (White House, 1/22/15) announced that he “will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects.” President Barack Obama himself fawned over the late autocrat: “I always […]

Jan 01 2015

Media and the ‘Melting Pot’

Putting a harmonious spin on gentrification

Spike Lee, gentrification, CNN

Not only does the melting pot cliché erase the presence of people in “undiscovered” neighborhoods, but it glosses over the structural reasons why they are now “gritty” and “forgotten.”

Dec 01 2014

Having Their Hate and Defeating Dems Too

At Fox News Latino, immigrants go from target to target audience

Fox News Latino logo

Fox News Channel pander to xenophobic white conservatives with fear-mongering about Latino immigrants, while Fox News Latino brings Latinos to the Republican Party with feel-good coverage of Latino conservatives.

Nov 01 2014

Addicted to Intervention

In ISIS, media find another problem that requires US violence

John McCain, ISIS, Fox News

The journalistic mistakes made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks are being repeated today. The same press corps and commentariat that cheered the earlier aggressions have returned, largely intact.

Oct 01 2013

See–Spying Works!

Turning counter-terror tale into 'win' for NSA wiretapping


When the government proclaimed the existence of a somewhat vague but extraordinarily dangerous new terrorist threat from a branch of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, it provided an opportunity to link NSA snooping to a War on Terror “success”—and many in the corporate media were all too happy to play along.

Sep 01 2013

Primetime Racism on Fox

Hannity’s long history of boosting bigots


Hannity also acts as a sort of one-man fire brigade, rushing to extinguish accusations of anti-black racism, and defending, exonerating or rehabilitating the racists behind the words and deeds.