FAIR TV: NBC’s Iran Scoop, Whistleblowers vs. Mass Shooters, Bad Fact-Checking


This week on FAIR TV, NBC got a scoop: Iran’s new president says his country isn’t interested in a nuclear bomb. NBC–and other outlets–treated this as big news. But it’s not.

Plus: Time magazine finds a link between mass shooters and government whistleblowers, and NBC tries to do some Obamacare fact-checking. It doesn’t go very well.


About Janine Jackson

Program Director and Co-producer of CounterSpin
Janine Jackson is FAIR's program director and and producer/co-host of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR's magazine, Extra! and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s (Westview Press). She has appeared on ABC's Nightline and CNN Headline News, among other outlets, and has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Her articles have appeared in various publications, including In These Times and the UAW’s Solidarity, and in books including Civil Rights Since 1787 (New York University Press) and Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (New World Library). Jackson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research.