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How the Mainstream Media's Coverage of Mandela Attempted to Rewrite History

The United States was on the wrong side of the apartheid fight for far too long — no matter what today's media may try to suggest.

Editor's note:Each week, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) takes on the media's biggest blunders. This week on FAIR TV, they take a look at how the media misremembered Nelson Mandela. They also take on a dubious USA Today poll on the White House's nuclear pact with Iran.

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Janine Jackson is the program director of FAIR, and the co-host and co-producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin—a weekly program of media criticism airing on more than 150 stations around the country.

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