Jan 31 2016

CNN’s Double-Dealing in Des Moines

Chris Cuomo confronts Bernie Sanders at CNN town hall (Image: Young Turks)

The kind of question CNN’s Christopher Cuomo asked Bernie Sanders at CNN’s Iowa town meeting were quite different from the kind Cuomo asked Hillary Clinton.

Dec 16 2015

Common Dreams Quotes Jim Naureckas: ‘It’s All About Who We Should Bomb’

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“Framing the problem of political violence as a struggle of ‘us’ against ‘ them,’ of creating a demonized other by stoking fear, is a tried and true strategy for building an audience.”

Dec 16 2015

CNN’s Debate on ‘Terror’ Omitted the Kind That Kills the Most Americans

Donald Trump and Rand Paul: CNN

None of CNN’s moderators, nor any of the nine candidates, mentioned the very real threat posed by white political violence.

Dec 14 2015

What Gets Asked at Debates–and Who Gets Asked It?

A FAIR study of presidential primary debate questions

Debate moderators. First row: Bret Baier (Fox), Megyn Kelly (Fox), Chris Wallace (Fox); second row: Anderson Cooper (CNN), Jake Tapper (CNN), John Dickerson (CBS)

Establishment media figures who have moderated the debates have thus far focused the discussion on a narrow range of topics, a FAIR analysis of debate questions finds.

Nov 25 2015

‘They’re Not Americans’: CNN Guest Justifies Massive Attacks on Civilians

Michael Scheuer on CNN

CNN guest Michael Scheuer’s proudly sociopathic views should come as no surprise.

Oct 9 2015

ACTION ALERT: Why Do Conservatives Get to Question Candidates–but Not Progressives?

Hugh Hewitt (cc photo: Bill Rice)

One of three panelists CNN selected for the Republican debate last month was conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. But at the upcoming Democratic debate, CNN is not planning to include a single progressive advocate among its panel of four questioners.

Jul 21 2015

Mental Illness Doesn’t Explain Mass Violence–but Neither Does ‘Islamic Extremism’

Anderson Cooper asks Gary Tuchman about Chattanooga violence

It’s true, as CNN’s Anderson Cooper says, that most depressed people, and people with mental illness in general, will never hurt anyone. But it’s just as true that religious beliefs–“extremist” or otherwise–don’t “lead most people to kill other people.”

Jul 9 2015

Got to Be Thwarting Something: FBI Claims It Stopped Unspecified Mayhem, Possibly on July 4

NYPD at Coney Island (photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

The holiday weekend came and went, with the FBI “terror warning” hyped by the media foreshadowing nothing more than for two false alarms and a handful of canceled Fourth of July plans. So it was curious, to say the least, when on Thursday the FBI asserted that “a number” of “ISIS-inspired” terror plots had been “thwarted.”