Feb 4 2016

Washington Post’s Food Columnist Goes to Bat for Monsanto–Again

Washington Post depicts an organic soup bar (Photo: Brennan Linsley/AP)

Washington Post food columnist Tamar Haspel offered an investigation (“the surprising truth”) about the food movement—without speaking to anyone in the food movement—concluding that there isn’t much of a food movement after all.

Feb 2 2016

Even Praising His Political Skills, Washington Post Still Side-Eyes Sanders

Washington Post: "Why Bernie Sanders Won Over This First-Time Caucus Goer"

Even in a piece that charts Sanders’ success in galvanizing new voters, political reporter Karen Tumulty still manages to side-eye the candidate with the observation that “Republicans are not the only voters looking for qualities beyond experience and electability.”

Jan 30 2016

Media Attacking Single-Payer Are Getting Paid Under Current Health System

Bernie Sanders as depicted by Vox

Many of the outlets pushing back on single payer are owned by large media corporations with sizable investments in private healthcare and its current neoliberal iteration, the Affordable Care Act. They have not just a political and ideological incentive to maintain private healthcare, but a tremendous financial one as well.

Jan 28 2016

Washington Post’s Wild Swings at Sanders

Bernie Sanders in the Washington Post (image: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

It’s not surprising that the Washington Post (owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos) would be unhappy with a presidential candidate running on a platform of taking back the country from the millionaires and billionaires.

Jan 6 2016

Trump Amazes WaPo Columnist by Drawing 60% Fewer People Than Sanders

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The Washington Post hypes the “MASSIVE” turnout for Trump a month before the primary, though it’s not even half the size of the crowd Bernie Sanders attracted in the same general area three months ago.

Jan 5 2016

Convincing the Young to Blame the Old, Not the Rich

Princeton students protest the honoring of Woodrow Wilson (photo Julio Cortez/AP)

Rather than talking about how the rich raise the cost of our healthcare, the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell wants us to be upset at seniors.

Dec 29 2015

WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count

Victims of police shootings represented on the Washington Post website.

The Washington Post’s tally of fatal police shootings in 2015 is a journalistic accomplishment. But it’s hard to escape the feeling that the Post framed its report to minimize its remarkable findings.

Dec 21 2015

WaPo Gets Iran Missile Story Exactly Backwards

Iranian missile test (photo: Iranian Defense Ministry)

The point of Tehran’s current missile tests is to develop weapons that are militarily effective with conventional payloads.