After more than a decade of criticism, the New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet announced (8/7/14) that when the paper reports on US torture, it will call it "torture" (FAIR Blog, 8/8/14). But what if the paper decides that well-documented evidence of US torture is not fit to print? On August 11, Amnesty International released a lengthy report about abuses in Afghanistan committed by US forces and others, including Afghan security. The report includes serious allegations about US Special Forces torturing Afghan civilians. The Amnesty report has received some attention in US outlets, including the LA Times (8/11/14), Washington […]
Ignoring Amnesty report on US torture program
'Situation Room' guestlist missing skeptics of Iraq invasion
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A big controversy that isn't news--but look what is...
The TV networks don't think the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is newsworthy. But look at what they do think is worth covering....
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Networks Skip Controversial Trade Deal
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has drawn heavy criticism. Over 500 labor, environmental and farm groups oppose granting the White House "fast track" authority to speed the pact through Congress. The deal, still being negotiated in secret, has spawned protests around the world.
But there's one thing that TPP hasn't generated: news. Let's try to change that.