FAIR distributes timely, focused reports via email, critiquing a particular instance of media inaccuracy or bias, and encourages members to communicate directly to journalists to demand more responsible reporting.
“Feeding frenzy” was a term that kept coming up whenever media critics dissected the collective behavior of the television press during the never-ending year of Monica news. You saw the pictures: camera crews surrounding grand-jury witnesses, hurling questions, often blocking their way to get a closer shot. Many witnesses needed escorts to get through what often looked like a pack of wild animals, shouting, shoving or even pawing the people they were there to cover. With the Republicans breathlessly in pursuit of Bill Clinton’s political scalp, TV coverage often functioned like an echo chamber, resounding with self- righteousness, moralizing and […]