US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.01.2020 00:45:43

Publisher: FAIR

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18 Sep 2019

The incredible belief that corporate ownership does not influence media content

As a journalist who has worked both inside and outside of establishment media, I see influence as embedded in a corporate media culture rather than in isolated cases of CEO dictates. It happens in little ways, such as how an interviewer frames a question, and in big ways, like the decision to exclude a topic, a person or a group of people from the airwaves.
As a journalist who has worked both inside and outside of establishment media, I see influence as embedded in a...

Publisher: Salon

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5 Mar 2019

Donald Trump’s CPAC speech was completely unhinged. Why didn’t media cover it that way?

On Saturday, Donald Trump was scheduled to give a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). What the audience got, however, can hardly be described as a speech. Instead, Trump unleashed a two-hour-plus rant that sounded at times, more like the delusional ramblings of someone hopped up on drugs or suffering a mental breakdown than anything resembling a normal political speech.
On Saturday, Donald Trump was scheduled to give a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)....
6 Jan 2018

My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

My case was part of a broader crackdown on reporters and whistleblowers that had begun during the presidency of George W. Bush and continued far more aggressively under the Obama administration, which had already  prosecuted more leak cases than all previous administrations combined.  Obama officials seemed determined to use criminal leak investigations to  limit reporting on national security.
My case was part of a broader crackdown on reporters and whistleblowers that had...
16 Dec 2017

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks – CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News – excluded those most impacted by the decision and avoided difficult questions  about Israeli rights abuses, Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists say.
Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald...
1 Sep 2017

The NY Times’s Newest Op-Ed Hire, Bari Weiss, Embodies its Worst Failings – and its Lack of Viewpoint Diversity

Controversy erupted on April 14 over the New York Times’ hiring  of neoconservative climate-skeptic and anti-Arab polemicist Bret Stephens as the paper’s newest Op-Ed page columnist, hired away from the Wall Street Journal’s right-wing op-ed page. But just two days after it unveiled him, the paper’s op-ed page, with much less fanfare, announced that it had also hired a carbon copy of Stephens named Bari Weiss, also from the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, to “write and commission the kinds of quick-off-the-news pieces” that will “amplify the section’s already important voice in the national conversation.”
Controversy erupted on April 14 over the New York Times’ hiring  of neoconservative climate-skeptic and...

Publisher: ThinkProgress

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18 Apr 2017

New York Times defends hiring extreme climate denier: ‘millions agree with him’

Amidst  backlash and subscription cancellations for hiring extreme climate  science denier, Bret Stephens, the New York Times offered a stunning defense: There are “millions of people who agree with him.” With that ‘logic’, the Times could hire as a columnist former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke — or a flat earther or someone who thinks vaccines pose a health hazard. After all, millions agree with them.
Amidst  backlash and subscription cancellations for hiring extreme climate  science denier, Bret Stephens, the...
30 Dec 2016

The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False

See how the Guardian reporter picked excerpts from an interview with Julian Assange and misrepresented Assange's positions in order to appeal to the bias of Clinton supporters. Main Stream Media practicing fake news journalism!
See how the Guardian reporter picked excerpts from an interview with Julian Assange and misrepresented Assange's...
27 Nov 2016

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian  propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg – headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” – cites a report by a new, anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot,” which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”
The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens...

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