In theory, factchecking is one of the most important functions of journalism. In practice, systematic efforts by corporate media to “factcheck” political statements are often worse than useless.
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A contemporary New York Times article on the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans “emphasized the adventurous nature” of putting innocent people in camps based on their ethnicity.
By accepting Ted Cruz’s characterization of McCain and Romney as moderates who lost because of their moderation, media endorse his argument that the Republican Party’s path to success takes a sharp right turn.
Police feelings mean more than the death of Eric Garner
Articles Available Only to Subscribers: SoundBites Race Lens #FTP Film Tha Police Communities of color use media to protect themselves by Josmar Trujillo CounterSpin Interview ‘The Black Voice is in Jeopardy’ Malkia Cyril on Ferguson Both Sides Now Plans to ease poverty don’t have to work–so long as they’re bipartisan by Neil deMause NYT Fails First Test of New Torture Policy Paper says it will call it what it is–when it reports on it all by Peter Hart Official Sources May be the Only Sources Risen case tests reporters’ power to reveal government wrongdoing by Lauren McCauley To […]
White, male guests dominate across CNN, Fox, MSNBC
A new FAIR study reveals that when it comes to primetime cable news debates, it’s a white man’s world. Surveying six primetime programs on CNN,Fox News and MSNBC, the study finds that 84 percent of the 1,015 guests appearing in interview or discussion segments in a five-week period were white, while 72 percent were men. The least ethnically diverse show was, surprisingly enough, on the liberal-leaning MSNBC. On the Rachel Maddow Show–which also featured the fewest number of interview guests–94 percent of the sources were white. Fox‘s O’Reilly Factor was close behind, with a 90 percent white guest list. The most frequent guests on the programs are other […]