Search Results for: Martin A. Lee

Dec
01
2014

Having Their Hate and Defeating Dems Too

At Fox News Latino, immigrants go from target to target audience

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Fox News Channel pander to xenophobic white conservatives with fear-mongering about Latino immigrants, while Fox News Latino brings Latinos to the Republican Party with feel-good coverage of Latino conservatives.

Nov
01
2014

Addicted to Intervention

In ISIS, media find another problem that requires US violence

John McCain, ISIS, Fox News

The journalistic mistakes made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks are being repeated today. The same press corps and commentariat that cheered the earlier aggressions have returned, largely intact.

Oct
01
2013

See--Spying Works!

Turning counter-terror tale into 'win' for NSA wiretapping

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When the government proclaimed the existence of a somewhat vague but extraordinarily dangerous new terrorist threat from a branch of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, it provided an opportunity to link NSA snooping to a War on Terror “success”—and many in the corporate media were all too happy to play along.

Sep
01
2013

Primetime Racism on Fox

Hannity’s long history of boosting bigots

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Hannity also acts as a sort of one-man fire brigade, rushing to extinguish accusations of anti-black racism, and defending, exonerating or rehabilitating the racists behind the words and deeds.

Aug
01
2013

A Media Microscope on Islam-Linked Violence

Selective reporting misrepresents Muslims as prone to killing

Adapted from juancole.com

Is Islam, as Kristof, Maher and O’Reilly suggest, really particularly violent? It’s a curious argument to make from the vantage point of the United States, which has in recent years launched wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and lesser military strikes in at least a half-a-dozen other nations—violence that has cost at least hundreds of thousands of lives over the past decade.

Jul
01
2013

Who Pays for Think Tanks?

Corporate and foundation money often comes with an agenda

Pete Peterson

Think tanks are important institutions that provide information and analysis to both policy-makers and the public. But when they court donations, it can become unclear whether that analysis is tainted by donor agendas.

Mar
01
2013

Seizing the Airwaves

Radio by and for the people

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Today, after years of activism, a new law on low-power FM (LPFM) radio is paving the way for the greatest expansion of FM radio in decades. This is a huge victory for media justice.

Feb
01
2013

FAIR REPORT: 13th Annual Fear & Favor Review

Revealing the hidden influence behind the news

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It’s a fair indication of the current state of play in U.S. media that, in 2012, TV newscasts were acknowledged to be “increasingly seeded with corporate advertising masquerading as news” (Washington Post, 1/3/12)—and the regulatory response was to call, not for an end to the practice of deceiving audiences, but for broadcasters to make note of such arrangements in an online file. While we work on creating the sort of unfettered news media that democracy requires, calling out compromised reporting as we do each year in Fear & Favor is just another way to note where and why the current […]