Jan 29 2016

In Coverage of Planned Parenthood Smear, Partisan Conflict Crowds Out Reproductive Rights

NYT: "Undercover Planned Parenthood Video"

From the New York Times, you get that the indictment of videomakers who made a deceptive video attacking Planned Parenthood might hurt Ted Cruz, What you don’t get is a sense that a woman’s control over her own child-bearing is at stake.

Jan 29 2016

Steffie Woolhandler on Media Attacks on Single-Payer Healthcare

Single Payer Now! (cc photo: Michael Fleshman)

We should care what media are saying about single payer—as a lesson in policing possibilities, even apart from what it means for the presidential race.

Jan 28 2016

Washington Post’s Wild Swings at Sanders

Bernie Sanders in the Washington Post (image: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

It’s not surprising that the Washington Post (owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos) would be unhappy with a presidential candidate running on a platform of taking back the country from the millionaires and billionaires.

Jan 28 2016

‘The Most Epically, Horribly Bad Thing That Could Happen Under an Emergency Manager’

Chris Savage about the Flint, Michigan, water-poisoning

Michigan 2016: White and Colored drinking fountains

“It was basically an abridgement of democracy. It was taking away power from elected officials and handing it over to a single person who’s appointed by the governor, and that person made all of the decisions.”

Jan 28 2016

Solomon: Naureckas Offers ‘Strong Critique’ of ‘Escalating Media Assault’ on Sanders

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In a column published by numerous outlets, FAIR associate Norman Solomon offered FAIR’s Jim Naureckas as a rebuttal to the “escalating media assault” on Bernie Sanders.

Jan 26 2016

Chicago Tribune Warns Voters Away From ‘Socialism’ Cliff

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Capitalist institutions like giant media conglomerates tend to see an aversion to socialism as normal and healthy.

Jan 23 2016

‘The Core Injustice Is Indefinite Detention’

CounterSpin interview with Omar Shakir on Obama's failure to close Guantanamo

Omar Shakir (photo: Human Rights Watch)

“At the end of the day, you have more people that have died in Guantanamo than actually have been convicted by a court. “

Jan 23 2016

Holding a ‘Go Donald!’ Media Accountable for ‘Normalizing Extremism’

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Reporters can’t ignore public figures, but is there daylight between covering news of a person and providing them a near-constant, legitimizing megaphone?