Search Results for: Peter Hart, FAIR Blog

Jan 8 2016

‘If We Don’t Look at the Larger Structural Issues, We Can’t Begin to Solve the Problem’

CounterSpin interviews with Robin Kelley, Malkia Cyril and Richard Rothstein on whether black lives matter to media

Robin Kelley

“This kind of violence and these kinds of verdicts long predate Stand Your Ground, because Stand Your Ground rules were already embedded in the system, in the culture, from the beginnings of the nation.”

Jun 24 2015

For Media Factcheckers, It’s ‘Mostly False’ to Say Mass Violence Is More Frequent in US

Mourners outside Emanuel AME Church (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

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.

Jun 18 2015

David Brooks Declares War on ‘Democratic Tea Party’–Unarmed With Facts

GDP growth in US and Mexico since NAFTA

The New York Times pundit pulled out all the stops, using his column to yell at “Tea Party” Democrats for not supporting the fast-track authority that would facilitate passage of the TPP.

Mar 24 2015

NYT Reported Japanese Internment as 'Pioneering Chapter in US History'

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.

Mar 24 2015

Rebranding McCain and Romney as Moderates to Facilitate a Sharp Right Turn

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.

Jan 1 2015

At AP, Black Lives Don’t Matter

Police feelings mean more than the death of Eric Garner

Eric Garner, New York Times

AP didn’t feel the need to quote (or, seemingly, talk to) anyone who thought that the life of Eric Garner was more important than the feelings of New York Poilce Department officers.

May 29 2014

CNN’s Climate Expert: Ann Coulter?!

Tell CNN that climate coverage should be reality-based

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What’s worse than not covering climate change? How about a one-on-one interview with far right climate change denier Ann Coulter. CNN, you can do better than that.

May 1 2014

‘Radioactive’ Putin Is ‘Stalin’s Spawn’

With Official Enemies, too much is not enough

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Crimean region of Ukraine meant that he was either “taking a page out of the Hitler playbook” or was “Stalin’s spawn.”