Aug 13 2013

Defining Drone Deaths in Yemen

Media present dubious official claims as fact


Media present dubious official claims as factThe United States has reportedly carried out nine drone attacks in the last few weeks in Yemen, generating headlines about the targeting and killing of suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the impoverished country. But how can media know for sure who is being killed? The uptick in attacks is apparently related to the alleged terrorist chatter that prompted the U.S. government to close down embassies and diplomatic offices. To hear the media tell it, the U.S. is striking at terrorist fighters. “An American drone delivers a deadly message to Al-Qaeda,” announced the CBS Evening News […]

Mar 01 2013

SoundBites March 2013

Extra! March 2013

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Extra! March 2013If It Weren’t for Those Meddling Iranians “This demonstrates the ever pernicious Iranian meddling in other countries in the region.” —unnamed U.S. official complaining to Reuters (1/28/13) about Iran allegedly sending arms to Yemen, where the U.S. is conducting a secret drone war   Extreme Weather, Unexplained NBC Nightly News (1/13/13) asked a serious question, then offered an unserious answer. Anchor Lester Holt remarked: “Strange winter: Why it is so cold where it should be warm, and so warm where it should be cold. What is going on with all this extreme weather?” Correspondent Kristen Dahlgren turned to […]

Feb 04 2013

PBS Ombud, Nova Disagree on Drone Disclosure

Lockheed funding a 'problem for PBS'


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


The PBS Nova broadcast “Rise of the Drones” was sponsored by drone manufacturer Lockheed Martin–a clear violation of PBS’s underwriting guidelines.