The media failure to call a coup a coup, following the Obama administration’s realpolitik decision to not label it as such, robbed the public of crucial analysis and let the administration slide.
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Why the media definition of Egypt's 'ouster' matters
Working overtime to keep female gamers invisible
Media misuse of Martin Luther King
The White House continues to push for military attacks against Syria, dismissing negotiations and inspections, and many corporate media outlets have cheered the prospect. But some independent journalists have been busy scrutinizing the administration's case for war, and, frankly, it seems to be falling apart. We'll talk with independent reporter and historian Gareth Porter.
Also on the program: The frontrunner for new chair of the Federal Reserve is Larry Summers. If that sounds like putting an arsonist in charge of the Fire Department, you aren’t alone, but to read some press accounts, Summers not only wasn’t responsible for the financial crisis, he was the one who fixed it. We’ll hear from Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about that.
Powerful interests are often pundits’ real bosses
Hannity’s long history of boosting bigots
Right-wing media predict violence after Zimmerman verdict
Some media figures applaud the criminalization of investigative reporting
U.S. soldier Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's 35-year sentence represents the harshest punishment issued to date for providing media with evidence of government wrongdoing (Forbes, 8/21/13). She is the first whistleblower to be convicted under the Espionage Act, ratifying the new reality that those who give the press information that the government wants to keep secret will henceforth be treated as spies. Manning's sentence is only the latest example of the criminalization of investigative journalism that has greatly intensified in the Obama era (Extra!, 9/11). While whistleblowers have been the chief targets of the harsh crackdown on media challenges to official […]