Feb
19
2013

Media and the Keystone March

Little coverage of large climate action

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Tens of thousands of climate activists marched in Washington D.C.on February 17. Did the corporate media notice them?

Feb
04
2013

PBS Ombud, Nova Disagree on Drone Disclosure

Lockheed funding a 'problem for PBS'

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PBS ombud Michael Getler agrees with FAIR that the recent Nova special on drones that was underwritten by Lockheed Martin--a major military contractor and drone manufacturer--violates PBS funding guidelines.

Jan
28
2013

PBS Drone Coverage Brought to You by Drone Makers

Lockheed's Nova sponsorship violates underwriting rules

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The PBS Nova broadcast "Rise of the Drones" was sponsored by drone manufacturer Lockheed Martin--a clear violation of PBS's underwriting guidelines.

Jan
23
2013

Obama to the Left?

Media avoid reality behind inaugural rhetoric

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The media message about the Obama inauguration ceremony was that he was announcing a clear shift to the left. But coverage failed to provide much background on the president's actual policies, which would have challenged that impression.

Jan
11
2013

Taking Aim at the Elderly

'Fiscal cliff' deal spared the aged, pundits complain

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Wealthy pundits didn't like the outcome of the "fiscal cliff" tax deal-- mostly because it didn't do more to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Dec
28
2012

The P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2012

Recalling some of the stinkiest media moments of the year

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It's that time of year: When FAIR presents the P.U.-litzers, the "awards" for some of the stinkiest media moments of the year. Smearing Occupy Wall Street? Praising Paul Ryan's wonkery? Phony factchecking? It's all here. So, without further ado...

Dec
13
2012

Robin Hood Isn't News

Wall Street Transaction Tax Missing from 'Cliff' Coverage

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We're told that the "fiscal cliff" requires spending cuts and more revenue. But there's a simple way to get more tax dollars-- a small "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions. So why won't the press talk about it?

Dec
04
2012

Turning Their Back on Bradley Manning

Whistleblower speaks--but press doesn't listen

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Bradley Manning is accused of leaking incredibly vital information that made headlines around the world. But the developments at his trial last week were evidently not newsworthy.