Nov
07
2014

Covering Climate Crisis, Fox News Style

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Even when it's barely covering the issue of climate change, Fox News reporters know that they're supposed to include what climate change deniers have to say.

Nov
04
2014

ABC Campaign Coverage–or GOP Campaign Commercial?

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For a news story that promises to be about a conservative candidate's TV commercial, ABC sure delivered.

Oct
31
2014

FAIR TV: #TimeFail, Dodgy Climate Change Rhetoric and the Non-Voting Public

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This week: Time slams public school teachers; what did their "bad apples" cover story get wrong? Plus we look at how ABC is framing the climate change debate among Republican politicians, and we note that election season pundits shouldn't confuse the message they're hearing from a minority of the population that votes with "the public."

Oct
27
2014

ABC's 'Middle Ground' on Climate Change: Who Knows?

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A more evasive kind of climate change denial isn't really a "middle ground."

Oct
20
2014

Pointless 2016 Election Journalism, 2014 Edition

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Trying to cover the 2016 presidential election based on a poll in 2014 is a waste of time.

Oct
17
2014

'Clipboard Man' Shows Media Figures Didn't Get the Memo About Ebola Transmission

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The story of "Clipboard Man" created a panicky sensation on Wednesday, and shined a light on the media's failure to inform us about the danger Ebola actually poses to the average American.

Oct
17
2014

FAIR TV: ABC's Factcheck Fail, Chuck Todd's DQ, and Malala's Message

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ABC botches an easy ISIS factcheck, and NBC's Chuck Todd "disqualifies" a Senate candidate who gave an iffy response to a trivial question. Plus Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize–but US media doesn't seem interested in her peace message.

Oct
14
2014

ISIS in Texas?! ABC Fails an Easy Factcheck

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ABC This Week mangles an easy fact check, after a Republican politician claims that ISIS fighters have been caught at the Texas border.

Sep
29
2014

TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War

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Generals, former generals and not much more: Corporate media are covering war the only way they know how.

Sep
23
2014

Reluctant Warrior Bombs Yet Another Country

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Can a president who has launched military strikes on seven countries really be called a 'reluctant warrior?'

Sep
19
2014

FAIR TV: ISIS & the 'Homeland,' Pro-War Pundits and 'Don't Blame Fracking'

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This week: Watch ABC drum up fears about a terror attack on the United States. Plus we'll take a look at the state of the debate over war, and how big papers spun a study of how fracking leads to water contamination into a story about how we shouldn't blame fracking. Take a look:  

Sep
15
2014

ABC: ISIS Possibly Scarier Than Al-Qaeda–Due to Social Media

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A key element in the shift in US public opinion toward attacking ISIS is the idea that the country could be attacked by the group. Where do people get this idea? TV news might be one place.

Sep
04
2014

'Debating' War, Corporate Media Style

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Discussions of what the Obama White House should do in Iraq and Syria are dominated by hawks, military officials and former national security insiders.