Search Results for: Jim Naureckas, FAIR Blog

Dec 22 2015

For Democrats, Debate Night Means Being Quizzed From the Right by Corporate Media

John Muir and Martha Raddatz

Although primary debates are ostensibly intended to help members of each major party select their nominee, the questions asked by the debate moderators from ABC consistently posed questions from the right.

Dec 12 2015

Credulous Reporting of Deceptive Propaganda Made Planned Parenthood Attack Inevitable

David Daleiden (image: Fox News)

it’s no surprise that the Planned Parenthood videos used the same bag of tricks that James O’Keefe had employed to such success: deceptive editing, false framing, misrepresented visuals. And it’s also not a surprise that corporate media—concerned about seeming “clueless” but even more worried about appearing “partisan”—gave plentiful newshole to their claims,

Nov 30 2015

In New York Times, Blue Eyes ‘Wince and Cloud’ at the Terror of a ‘Gentle Loner’

Robert Dear

Many were taken aback to read the New York Times‘ summary of what its team of reporters gleaned from interviewing neighbors of the man arrested for murdering three people at a Colorado Springs women’s health clinic: Acquaintances described Robert L. Dear Jr., who was arrested in a fatal rampage at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado, as a gentle loner who occasionally unleashed violent acts toward neighbors and women he knew. It’s hard to say what was more incongruous: the description of someone who had reportedly admitted carrying out a deadly act of terror as a “gentle loner” or the […]

Nov 25 2015

‘They’re Not Americans’: CNN Guest Justifies Massive Attacks on Civilians

Michael Scheuer on CNN

CNN guest Michael Scheuer’s proudly sociopathic views should come as no surprise.

Nov 19 2015

Death-Squad Organizer Is NYT’s Source on Ben Carson’s Lack of Foreign Policy Smarts

Duane Clarridge (photo: Mike Wintroath/AP)

In its effort to vet one of the leading GOP presidential candidates, Dr. Ben Carson, the New York Times didn’t properly vet its primary source in this vetting, former CIA officer Duane Clarridge—an indicted liar and overseer of Contra death squads in Central America.

Nov 11 2015

60 Minutes Stands With Secret Keepers Against Those Who Expose Them

60 Minutes screenshot: "Into Dangerous Hands"

Elite journalists all too often have a tendency to identify not with those who expose official secrets but with those who persecute those who expose them

Oct 27 2015

The Fake News Food Chain

Refugee camp

It’s a problem when presidential candidates from a major political party are getting their information about the world from a news outlet that evidently can’t tell the difference between a sub-Onion hoax site and actual news.

Oct 26 2015

ACTION ALERT: NYT Claims Clinton ‘Emerging as Unrivaled Leader’ in Democratic Race

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley at Democratic debate (image: CNN)

Hillary Clinton, the “unrivaled leader,” leads her closest rival, Bernie Sanders, by 7 percentage points in an average of recent polls in the first caucus state, Iowa. In the first primary state, New Hampshire, she trails Sanders by 2 points;