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National media focus on 2nd Amendment over 4th Amendment
After 25 years, FAIR feels more energized than ever. Why? Our sold-out anniversary celebration in New York with Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore inspired us. Tens of thousands of readers visit our website each and every month. Activists and academics tell us they're drawing on FAIR's expertise and experience. FAIR's analysis has even made it into major media outlets like NPR and the Washington Post. We have documented and debunked media attacks on workers in Wisconsin and beyond. We challenged the media's pro-war tilt from Afghanistan to Libya. And we pushed back against the media panic [...]
Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Where things stand with the Arab Spring and drive for democracy in the region. U.S. interests have always been prioritized over human rights and democratic values; the people-powered uprisings have threatened the status quo and scrambled some of the usual media narratives. But how much? We'll hear from MIT professor about longtime activist and critic Noam Chomsky about what has changed—and what hasn't—over the past few months. Chomsky's speech was part of FAIR's 25th anniversary celebration. Also on CounterSpin today, the remarkable story of Jose Antonio Vargas has brought discussions of immigration—and how it's [...]
Excerpts from our anniversary event
On April 28, at New York City’s Symphony Space, FAIR celebrated our 25th anniversary with a remarkable line-up: political columnist Glenn Greenwald, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, MIT professor Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Michael Moore. It was a night we’ll never forget—from Greenwald’s stirring opening address to Michael Moore closing the evening by leading a sold-out audience of 700 people in singing “Happy Birthday” to the FAIR staff. The following are excerpts from the speeches given by each of our guests. Glenn Greenwald: I realized very early on that if you’re someone who wants to meaningfully understand and analyze [...]
Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: The Israeli defense minister says that major protests like those on Israel's borders May 15th require new responses; but what if anything is new about US journalists' approach to Palestinian protests and rights? Journalist Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada will join us to talk about that. Also on the show: We'll play part of Glenn Greenwald's address at FAIR's recent 25th Anniversary celebration at Symphony Space in New York City. The Salon writer shared his thoughts on the media with a standing room only crowd; he shared the stage with Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky [...]
CNN Scrapes the Bottom of the Barrel John King promised that his new CNN show, replacing the failed Lou Dobbs program, would focus on news, not opinion; he told Politico (11/12/09) that he was averse to guests “on news shows who start the conversation with a bias.” So who does CNN hire to do regular political commentary on King’s show? Right-wing blogger Erick Erickson, who described Supreme Justice David Souter upon his retirement as a “goat-fucking child molester” (FAIR Action Alert, 3/16/10). Erickson has also asserted that “the full gay rights agenda” involves child molestation, that Barack Obama won the [...]
Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: a special look at the state of the media in America. Every week on CounterSpin we talk mostly about what the media are getting wrong. But the big story inside the news industry is the collapse of the business itself. What are the implications for citizens? What can we do about it? And how concerned should we be about the failures of corporate owners that have done so little to promote good journalism in the first place? We'll talk about all that and more with our guests Robert McChesney and John Nichols, co-authors of [...]
Cites 'Flood of Emails'
NPR ombud Alicia Shepard responded to the over 1,500 activists who wrote to NPR regarding the Howard Zinn obituary that aired on "All Things Considered." Her response is below. Thanks to all of those on the list who wrote to NPR. http://www.npr.org/ombudsman/2010/02/howard_zinns_obit.html Activist Historian Howard Zinn's Obit Causes a Firestorm There's a taboo not to speak ill of the dead. Or if you are going to, then at least be nuanced and even-handed about it. And that's what hundreds said about a Jan. 28 remembrance of Howard Zinn, the activist historian who died Jan. 27. Zinn was decidedly left of [...]