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Election 2016

Media Roll Out Welcome Mat for ‘Humanitarian’ War in Syria

Hillary Clinton has stepped up her promotion of the idea that a no-fly zone in Syria could “save lives” and “hasten the end of the conflict” that has devastated that country since 2011. It has now been revealed, of course, that Clinton hasn’t always expressed the same optimism about the no-fly zone in private.

Snopes Quotes FAIR on O’Keefe’s Dubiousness

Factchecking website Snopes cited FAIR’s work, among others, in warning readers not to take at face value videos by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas alleging Democratic election skullduggery.

Ari Berman on Rigging Elections, Dean Baker on the Debt Bogeyman

Donald Trump is now claiming that if he doesn’t win, the thing must be rigged. It’s concerning that his supporters may believe that, but also concerning that others might imagine that the fact that Trump mentions the idea of voting improprieties must mean there is no such thing.

‘Nothing to See Here’ Is Pundit Takeaway on DNC Leaks

The response to Clinton campaign leaks from some journalists has been to analyse, dissect and find the most newsworthy bits. For others, the reaction has been to dismiss and downplay, turning the often cynical meatgrinder of American politics into a snooze barely worthy of discussion.

Blaming Millennials for Their Elders’ Trump Attraction

There’s an attempt by some pundits to blame Millennials for the rise of Trump, bending logic and basic social science in the process. These attempts come in different forms, but one recent gambit is to point the finger for Trumpism on the falling standards of civic education, a thesis that either implicitly or explicitly indicts younger voters

What Got Left Out–and Right-Spun–at VP Debate

The vice presidential debate provided a stark picture of just how distorted corporate media’s priorities are compared to issues of actual consequence in people’s lives. Issues such as abortion, poverty, LGBTQ rights and climate change were never asked about.

Soundbites October 2016 

Spreading Rumors of Spreading Rumors of Electoral Fraud… ‘What Is Aleppo?’ Turns Out to Be a Tough Question… To NYT, British Public Is Mostly ‘Fringe’… Buying Bylines—by the Thousands Each Year… Now With 50 Percent Less Journalistic Skepticism

Post-Debate, NYT Scores Points on Trade–Not So Much on Accuracy

When the issue is trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Times throws out its usual journalistic standards to push its pro–trade deal agenda. Therefore it is not surprising to see a story in the news section that was essentially a misleading advertisement for these trade deals.

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