Mar
24
2015

New York Times: Nuclear Establishment Tool

The model of a journalist being co-opted by the nuclear establishment involves New York Times reporter William L. Laurence, who described nuclear power as “making the dream of the Earth as a Promised Land come true.”

Mar
24
2015

Rebranding McCain and Romney as Moderates to Facilitate a Sharp Right Turn

By accepting Ted Cruz’s characterization of McCain and Romney as moderates who lost because of their moderation, media endorse his argument that the Republican Party’s path to success takes a sharp right turn.

Mar
20
2015

Danny Schechter, 'News Dissector' and Creator, Dies at 72

Danny Schechter, groundbreaking media critic and legendary producer for both corporate and alternative media, died on March 19 at the age of 72.

Mar
20
2015

Alfredo Lopez on Venezuelan ‘Threat,’ Jeff Biggers on Mountaintop Removal

Venezuelans protest Obama's 'threat' declaration

Is Venezuela really a threat to the security of the United States, as the White House has declared? And after years of activism, are we about to see an end to one of the most damaging aspects of the coal industry–mountaintop removal?

Mar
18
2015

Forgiving Al-Qaeda in Pursuit of a New Enemy

There are signs of a shift in the Western foreign policy establishment toward seeing groups like Al-Qaeda not as the main targets of US military operations but as potential allies against the governments Washington has identified as more important enemies.

Mar
17
2015

Clear Channel Tells FCC Covert Commercials Would Be 'User-Friendly, Satisfying'

Broadcasters have filed a petition with the FCC asking that they be excused from the requirement that they tell their listeners when they play a song because a record company paid them to do so.

Mar
16
2015

Mind-Reading NYT Columnist Should Stick to His Day Job

Most of us recognize that politicians don’t always reveal their true thoughts. We know what they say their priorities are, but only a mind-reader would try to tell us what they really think.

Mar
16
2015

USA Today Headline Makes a Leap to Pin the Rap on 'Protester'

Eight paragraphs into USA Today’s story, we learn that–contrary to the headline, “Ferguson Protester Held in Shooting”–the suspect in an assault on two cops may not have been a protester after all.