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Nov 12 2015

When Thomas Friedman Ridicules Campaign Economics, the Joke’s on Him

Bernie Sanders,Hillary Clinton debate

While there is much to ridicule in promises being put forward by the presidential candidates, the items to which Thomas Friedman devoted his column don’t fit the bill.

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

Nov 11 2015

‘Google This’ Is Good Advice From Netanyahu, Since NYT Won’t Check His Claims for You


The New York Times’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis relayed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims without question–even when Netanyahu himself urged listeners to check up on his assertions:

Nov 10 2015

Bezos’ Stake in Uber Goes Under the Radar at Washington Post

Map in Uber offices

The Washington Post’s sole owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is a major shareholder in Uber. While the Post occasionally mentions this glaring conflict when covering Uber, a large majority of its Uber-related articles make no mention of the boss’s stake.

Nov 06 2015

‘The Occupation Doesn’t Stop’

CounterSpin interview with Yousef Munayyer on violence in Israel/Palestine

Yousef Munayyer (image: RT)

“What’s missing is what happens in between and always, and that is the status quo of military occupation, which is itself a system of violence.”

Nov 06 2015

Ari Berman on Voting Rights, Joanne Doroshow on Forced Arbitration

Voting rights march (cc photo: Michael Fleshman)

CounterSpin discusses the first presidential race in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Plus: Just what do you sign away in those fine print contracts now necessary for everything from buying a cellphone to getting a job?

Nov 05 2015

‘Reliance on Police Cannot Be Consistent With What We Want to Happen in Public Schools’

CounterSpin interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw about Spring Valley High police assault


“The moment this becomes a law enforcement issue, that becomes the moment where the student’s future is placed at risk. And that means our institutions are underserving students.”

Nov 05 2015

Washington Post’s (Very) Rough Guide to Denmark

Miss Denmark in Tokyo (photo: Toru Yamanaka/AFP)

The Washington Post decided to correct the positive image of Denmark that Sen. Bernie Sanders and others have been giving it in recent months. But some of the assertions in its piece are either misleading or inaccurate.