FAIR TV: Big Papers Withhold News, Curious ‘Confirmation’ of Israeli Gov’t Claims, 60 Minutes Plays Softball

This week on FAIR TV, we take a look at the the “informal arrangement” between several media outlets–including the New York Times and the Washington Post–to not report news about a CIA drone base.

We also talk about the curious standard for “confirming” news from Israeli government officials, and take a look at the 60 Minutes softball interview with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.


About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.