Search Results for: Seth Ackerman

Feb
04
2009

FAIR's Seth Ackerman Responds to the CBC

To: CBC President & CEO Hubert T. Lacroix Dear Mr. Lacroix I was surprised and a bit puzzled to read the remarks concerning Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (where I am now a contributing writer) in a recent report from the CBC/Radio-Canada Ombudsman. The ombudsman's report, which deals with the Middle East documentary Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land, had this to say about FAIR and the use of our research by the film: This proximity between militant groups and documentary filmmakers is disconcerting. For example, one shocking item of information featured in the documentary is that only four percent […]

Dec
10
2004

Bob Dreyfuss on intelligence reform, Seth Ackerman on Social Security

Download MP3 If you've been following the news out of Washington, you know that some sort of intelligence "reform" sailed through both houses of Congress. But what you probably don't know is what it all means. So what should we know-- and perhaps fear-- about the massive changes to intelligence practices? And why is the press ignoring the details? We'll ask veteran journalist Bob Dreyfuss. Also this week: George Bush has big plans for solving the Social Security crisis by partially privatizing the system. But is Social Security really in crisis, and who would benefit from Bush's plan? Extra! contributing […]

Jul
30
2004

Bill Berkowitz on Iraq, Seth Ackerman on the UN oil-for-food 'scandal'

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Coalition troops and Iraqis continue to die virtually every day, but the story of the Iraq occupation seems to be moving toward big media’s back burner. Is that not just helpful to the administration, but part of their strategy? CounterSpin will talk with workingforchange columnist Bill Berkowitz about White House hopes to drive the occupation ‘underground’. Also on the show: NY Times columnist William Safire has called it "the costliest financial rip off in history." The UN oil-for-food 'scandal' has been a favorite of the right-wing media for months. But is there any substance […]

Feb
01
2013

A Passion for Job Insecurity

Targeting Europe's 'burdensome' worker protections

Ségolène Royal--Photo Credit: © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons

If there’s one thing the media seem to be convinced of—or at least seem to want to convince the public of—it’s that rules that protect workers kill jobs and are therefore to blame for high European unemployment rates.

Aug
30
2012

A Special FAIR Report-- "The Most Biased Name in News: Fox News Channel Extraordinary Right-Wing Tilt

A Special FAIR Report The Most Biased Name in News: Fox News Channel's Extraordinary Right-Wing Tilt Fox News Channel wraps itself in slogans of journalistic objectivity like "Fair and balanced" and "We report, you decide," but FAIR has found a dramatic right-wing tilt in the network's news. Our report, published in the August 2001 issue of Extra!, is in three parts: The Most Biased Name in News: Fox News Channel's extraordinary right-wing tilt-- a comprehensive overview. Fox's Slanted Sources: Conservatives, Republicans far outnumber others-- a study of Special Report with Brit Hume. View the guest lists for Fox and CNN. […]

Aug
30
2012

FAIR in the News

FAIR in the News As part of our outreach work, FAIR spokespersons discuss and debate media issues on national TV and radio programs, and on local shows across the U.S. Below are a few highlights from recent coverage of FAIR's work. Zogby-O'Leary Poll: ConWebBlog, (10/27/09) We've previously detailed how WorldNetDaily author Brad O'Leary uses slanted polling by Zogby to peddle his right-wing attacks on President Obama. Well, O'Leary has outdone himself. As Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting noted, the latest Zogby-O'Leary poll includes the following question: Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good […]

Feb
04
2009

FAIR challenges CBC Ombud's Report

As the BBC continues to come under fire for refusing to carry an aid appeal for Gaza, the U.S. media watch group FAIR is challenging the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for making false and biased claims after a campaign by groups that advocate for uncritical coverage of Israel. The campaign was launched in response to CBC’s October 23, 2008 airing of the 2003 educational documentary Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land. The film cited a FAIR report on U.S. media coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict, prompting the CBC's French-language radio ombud Julie Miville-Dechêne to question the independence of FAIR’s research, referring […]

Jun
11
2007

Incendiary Weapons Are No 'Allegation'

Times corrects a minor error, ignores the big one

(NOTE: Please see the Activism Update regarding this alert.) Reviewing the London-based anti-Iraq War play Fallujah, New York Times reporter Jane Perlez wrote (5/29/07), "The denunciations of the United States are severe, particularly in the scenes that deal with the use of napalm in Fallujah, an allegation made by left-wing critics of the war but never substantiated." She followed that complaint by reporting that the play's writer and director, Jonathan Holmes, "makes no pretense of objectivity," paraphrasing him as saying that he "strove for authority more than authenticity." Unfortunately for the Times, which does make a pretense of objectivity, the […]