Jan 31 2016

CNN’s Double-Dealing in Des Moines

Chris Cuomo confronts Bernie Sanders at CNN town hall (Image: Young Turks)

The kind of question CNN’s Christopher Cuomo asked Bernie Sanders at CNN’s Iowa town meeting were quite different from the kind Cuomo asked Hillary Clinton.

Jan 30 2016

Media Attacking Single-Payer Are Getting Paid Under Current Health System

Bernie Sanders as depicted by Vox

Many of the outlets pushing back on single payer are owned by large media corporations with sizable investments in private healthcare and its current neoliberal iteration, the Affordable Care Act. They have not just a political and ideological incentive to maintain private healthcare, but a tremendous financial one as well.

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

sanders_media

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

Scan 42 Crop

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