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Jan 26 2016

Chicago Tribune Warns Voters Away From ‘Socialism’ Cliff

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Capitalist institutions like giant media conglomerates tend to see an aversion to socialism as normal and healthy.

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.”

Sep 17 2015

Corporate Press Fails to Trump Bigotry

Donald Trump (photo: Robert Gauthier / LAT)

The outlandish rhetoric of Republican presidential wildcard Donald Trump has left many journalists at a loss for words—words such as bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sexism and demagoguery.

Jun 1 2015

Soundbites June 2015

By FAIR
Ed Rogers, lobbyist with a Washington Post column.

Who Pays the Pundits? “Given the state of the world and the urgent problems facing us that directly affect our prospects for peace and prosperity, global warming shouldn’t even be in the top five on the list of problems our president should be worrying about,” said Republican operative Ed Rogers in his regular Washington Post column (4/20/15). What’s more important than catastrophic climate change? Oh, the Ukraine crisis. The US “retreating from global leadership.” An “anemic” domestic economy. And a couple of other things that weren’t important enough to mention, but are still more important than global warming. The Post‘s […]

Apr 16 2015

They Have ‘Propaganda,’ US Has ‘Public Diplomacy’–and a Servile Private Sector

The Red Menace movie poster

When you have arguably the US’s most prestigious for-profit media outlet describing government propaganda as “efforts to counter propaganda,” it’s pretty clear that the nation’s demand for propaganda is going to be met–whether by the public or the private sector.

Dec 1 2013

Nursing a Grudge Over Giap

Vietnamese general’s obit recalls imperial grievances

General Vo Nguyen Giap

During the 1968 presidential campaign, Richard Nixon persuaded South Vietnam through back channels to withdraw from peace negotiations just as a breakthrough was imminent. Under a Nixon presidency, “they would get a much better deal,” he secretly promised through a campaign adviser (BBC, 3/22/13). With the peace process stymied, Nixon narrowly defeated Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He then expanded the conflict throughout the region via secret, illegal carpet bombings over Laos and Cambodia, overseen by National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger. Nixon presided over four more years of war and the deaths of over 20,000 US soldiers—more than a third of […]

Aug 1 2013

The Snowden Psychiatric Smear

Discrediting whistleblowers with the ‘narcissist’ label

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Attacking Edward Snowden’s character with an amateur understanding of mental health medicine not only distracts from the the secret mass surveillance of U.S. citizens, it also further marginalizes an already highly stigmatized portion of our society.

Jul 1 2013

Sharpton’s Partisan Politics

Civil rights activist, MSNBC host and Obama cheerleader

How does it serve the black community when one of its most prominent spokespersons has "decided not to criticize the president about anything"?

While supporting the president and almost exclusively attacking the GOP and the Tea Party, Al Sharpton shields the president from accountability not only as a TV host, but as a representative of black America.