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How the NY Times' Use of False Equivalencies Badly Distorts the Presidential Campaign
Posted on: Jun 6, 2016, Source: The Nation
The media’s need to cover “both sides” of every story makes no sense when one side has little regard for the truth.
Why Roger Ailes Wins Big When Media Lets GOP Candidates Get Away With Lying
Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: The Nation
Carly Fiorina just lied about Planned Parenthood, yet was declared the winner of the second GOP debate.
Bill de Blasio: The Progressive Movement Is Alive and Well in NYC
Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: The Nation
The former activist and New York public advocate looks back at his first year as mayor.
Neocons' Shocking Iraq Revisionism: How They Are Utterly Divorced from Reality
Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: BillMoyers.com
Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and the band are still delusionally beating the war drums. They just don't get it.
Only the Koch Brothers Could Make Rupert Murdoch Look Like Journalism’s Savior
Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: The Nation
Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of major newspapers are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?
At the Chronicle of Higher Ed, A Tale of Journalistic Malfeasance
Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: Center for American Progress
Eric Alterman explains how a blog post calling for the dissolution of black studies reflects the incompetence of conservative journalists.
The Virus of GOP Ignorance: Why Don't Media Protect Us From the Lies Spewed in the Republican Primary?
Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: The Nation
Reporters representing reliable media outlets are supposed to defend the discourse from the virus of this ignorance.
The Problem of Media Idiocy: Why Do MSM Media Stars Pretend to Be Stupid?
Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: The Nation
People in the upper reaches of the US media think that to do their jobs they must behave like idiots in order to be “fair” to the Republicans' idiotic ideas.
Why Are Politicians Running from Economic Reality into Tea Party Fantasy Land?
Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source: The Nation
Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he's jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon.
Barack Obama's Trials and Battles with the DC Political Establishment
Posted on: Feb 4, 2011, Source: Nation Books
In this excerpt from his new book, Alterman covers the systemic obstacles that have stalled Obama's presidential performance.
The Conservative Movement Is Poised to Come to Power, Just as It Runs off the Rails
Posted on: Oct 11, 2010, Source: The Nation
We need a self-confident press to demand accountability from demagogues who prey on the ignorance of the uninformed.
Blusterbomb: New Book on Rush Limbaugh a Puff Piece Rife With Lies
Posted on: May 28, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress
In his new book, <i>Army of One</i>, Zev Chafets falls for Rush Limbaugh and propagates lies about liberals.
Bill Moyers, Giant of Television, Retires
Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source: The Nation
He's been lauded as the Murrow of his generation. With his April 30 retirement from PBS, TV journalism will lose a unique and relentless explorer of American politics and culture.
Bush Adviser to Host ABC News Show: Further Evidence of TV's Rightward Tilt
Posted on: Mar 4, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress
Matthew Dowd, President Bush's former political adviser, is guest-hosting ABC's Sunday-morning show. As politicos invade TV journalism, the news tilts ever rightward.
Zinn-ophobia at NPR
Posted on: Feb 11, 2010, Source: The Nation
When William F. Buckley died, the conservative got kid-glove treatment by NPR. When the progressive Howard Zinn passed, a right-wing crank was brought in to bash him.
James O'Keefe, the Landrieu 'Sting' and the Truth About Conservative 'Journalism'
Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress
As the he antics of O'Keefe and company demonstrate, the right has failed to train many genuine journalists. So why do mainstream journalists swallow their line?
Where Did the Worst of Bush's Cronies Go? To Work for Corporate Media
Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast
In a post-Bush world Karl Rove and friends have just as deadly a job, only these days you'll find them posing for the media as pundits.
Abe Foxman: A One-Man Defamation League
Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: The Nation
For the likes of Foxman, any action Israel takes is de facto defensive and solely in the interests of peace, no matter how warlike.
Blind Punditry in Denver: Media Love Affair with BBQ McCain Continues
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: The Nation
We've seen many more examples of the media's transgressions in separating the man from the narrative.
ABC's Mickey Mouse Media
Posted on: May 1, 2008, Source: The Nation
A serious debate focused about torture, wiretapping, food prices, world hunger... oh, wait. That's the kind of fairy tale they don't do at Disney.
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