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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

An Obituary For The Truth

Greg J. Stone | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Greg J. Stone

The Truth has died after a long illness.

An Al-Jazeera Journalist, His Wedding, And His Words

Ahmed Charai | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

I believe in a future in which Muslim spiritual leaders and Islamist activists no longer view their faith or their fellow Muslims in these terms -- and where those Westerners who believe in fairness, equality and justice for all open their hearts to all the peoples of the region, not just a privileged few.

NYT: Taxing Wealthy and Cutting Pentagon Make Sanders 'Unelectable'

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Media
Robert Naiman

This is a striking example of how big media like the New York Times can try to enforce their own limits on debate by asserting without evidence that certain ideas and therefore the people who espouse them are not mainstream.

Michael Calderone

TV News Shows Largely Ignored Anti-War Voices In Run-Up To Syria Strikes: Study | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– In the weeks leading up to the United States beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, few opposition voices could be...

Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

The most renowned media critics are usually superficial and craven. That's because -- as one of the greatest in the 20th century, George Seldes, put it -- 'the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.'

CNN Host Under Fire For White House Ties

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media

CNN's Stephanie Cutter is now the target of a campaign by left-wing media watchdog FAIR for her continued ties to the White House. Last week, Cutte...

Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

Media Coverage Of Poverty Almost Non-Existent, New Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Media

A new study released Thursday found that, though more and more people are falling into poverty, the issue has barely registered in some of the top med...

Politicians and Flip-Flopping

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

It's easy for opinionated people to call something a flip-flop when it is not really that at all--when it is an honest, deep-felt and carefully thought-out change of mind.

Spanked by an Insider

Warren Adler | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

I have been a consistent reader of the print edition of the New York Times since I was 13 years old. That is why I am gratified to see the Times ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, in his swan song column finally state the obvious.

Sunday Show Guests Skew Conservative: Study

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

The Sunday talk shows are tilted in favor of conservative guests, a new study by the left-wing media watchdog FAIR asserts. Sunday morning shows ar...

Reporters Can Do Better: New Report on Media Coverage of Sandusky

Larry Cohen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Larry Cohen

Sandusky's arrest last November triggered a wave of news coverage. But what is the media coverage saying, and how might it affect the public conversation as Sandusky's trial moves forward?

On Iran IAEA Reporting Complaints, NYT Public Editor Rules For The Plaintiffs

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Robert Naiman

Responding to complaints over a New York Times story, Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane has written that the complaints were just, and that the New York Times should correct the story. As of this writing there is still no correction.

What Effect Will More Corporate Ads and Interrupted Programming Really Have on PBS?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

At PBS's recent annual gathering it was announced that the number and frequency of promotions for corporate sponsors would increase during a few noted programs as an experiment.

PBS Responds To Diversity Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The PBS ombud and representatives of the public television programs studied in FAIR's new report, "Taking the Public Out of Public TV," have responded...

FAIR: PBS News Guests Overwhelmingly White, Male | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A multi-part FAIR exposé of PBS's most prominent news and public affairs programs demonstrates that public television is failing to live up to its mi...

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

Feeding The Misinformation Stream On Health Reform

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What you can do is soften your opposition to the Act if just to deprive the pollsters of an opportunity to falsify your viewpoints with a lie of omission.

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

Southern California Muslims Battle Islamophobia in a Post 9/11 World

Brooke-Sidney Gavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brooke-Sidney Gavins

Terrorism. Terrorists. Since the planes flew into the World Trade towers on September 11, 2001, these words have become almost synonymous with Islam and being a Muslim.

Quality Reporting Is Key When Writing About The Housing Market

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pauline Millard

Sensational pieces cause consumers to have unrealistic expectations when they look for a new home, which in the long run will only hurt our economy.

The Media Must Report - NOT Debate - Whether Barack or Hillary is Winning

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven G. Brant

The mainstream media shows its stupidity by treating Hillary's attempt to redefine the reality of the election results like it's a real story.