Search Results for: Mary Johnson

Apr 29 2015

Media’s Baltimore ‘Teen Purge’ Narrative Falling Apart

Character from The Purge: Anarchy

A flier advocating a “purge”—a term based on the 2013 dystopian film The Purge, supposedly signifying an outbreak of lawlessness—was, according to the Baltimore Sun, “widely circulated” among the students. But the evidence of this purge spreading on social media is murky at best.

Apr 28 2015

‘Why So Much Anger?': If You Don’t Know, Washington Post Won’t Tell You

Baltimore protester faces police (photo: Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)

The Washington Post calls Freddie Gray “the nation’s most prominent symbol of distrust in police.” The Post can’t call him a symbol of police violence, because as far as the paper is concerned, there’s no way to tell whether any police violence occurred at all.

Apr 14 2015

Reporting on Russia’s Troll Army, Western Media Forget West’s Much Bigger, Sophisticated Troll Army

(cc photo: Ray)

Western media keep breaking the same story of Russia’s paid Internet trolls over and over again. In all these stories, however, the rather glaring fact that the US has a long-documented history of manipulating social media is not mentioned once.

Jan 08 2015

It's Critics of 'Selma' Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History

Op-eds are supposed to stick to the actual facts. But the ones attacking Selma do far more to distort the reality of Martin Luther King’s relationship with Lyndon Johnson than the fictional film does.

Jul 01 2013

Media Millionaires

Journalism by and for the 0.01 Percent

extra-millionaires

many high-profile members of the media elite live a rather charmed life. The journalism business looks to be in a disastrous state—but the view from the top is just fine.

Aug 30 2012

2010 FAIR Sustainers

Your generous donations have topped the goal for our year-end fundraising! We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming show of support. In 2011 we’ll keep fighting corporate media misinformation…thanks to you! If your name was missed, or if you wish to be removed from the list, please contact jhollar@fair.org. FAIR Watchdog $1000+ Matt Clark Warren Habib Francis Hagan Michael Protzel FAIR Gadfly $500-999 Judith Belzer & Michael Pollan The Bungie Foundation Xan Gregg Stephen Hillyer Roger Myers Kathleen Naureckas Chris Orr Peter Sills David Suisman Peter Thompson FAIR Advocate $250-499 Joani Blank Jonathan Breslau Alan Carlson Mary Cleveland Thomas Cramp […]

Aug 30 2012

Find a Station Near You!

About | Current Shows | Program Archives | Find a Station | Podcast | Bring CounterSpin to Your Station FAIR on the air! CounterSpin, FAIR’s radio program hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall & Peter Hart, is now aired on more than 130 stations. CounterSpin features the same hard-hitting media criticism as Extra! each and every week. Please urge radio stations in your area to air the half-hour show. Stations interested in carrying CounterSpin should contact FAIR, 212-633-6700 ext. 304 [e-mail: phart (at) fair (dot) org]. Learn more about bringing CounterSpin to your station or a station near you. View […]

May 01 2011

Idahomophobia

In a conservative media market, anti-LGBT bias thrives

Homophobia poster--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Mike_fleming

Media coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has come a long way since the days when the New York Times referred to gay people as “perverts” (12/16/50) or the New York Post (10/17/90) published an op-ed claiming that “our promiscuous homosexuals appear literally hellbent on Satanism and suicide.” Though stereotyping and sensationalism remain a problem, particularly for coverage of transgender people (see Extra!, 11-12/07), hard work by activists has succeeded in gradually shifting national media coverage to largely embrace a much more fair and respectful approach to LGBT stories and people. In some local media markets, however, […]