Mar
25
2015

The Case Against Raising Interest Rates Is Simple, Despite WaPo's Efforts to Confuse It

The question here is pretty simple, in spite of Robert Samuelson’s efforts to sow confusion. There is very little plausible benefit from raising interest rates and slowing the economy at a point where the economy is far below its potential by almost any measure.

Mar
24
2015

NYT Reported Japanese Internment as 'Pioneering Chapter in US History'

A contemporary New York Times article on the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans “emphasized the adventurous nature” of putting innocent people in camps based on their ethnicity.

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.