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|Archived Since:||April 26, 2008|
"Standing by" is not what the United States did during the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66; rather, it actively supported the massacres, which were applauded at the time by the New York Times.
Every time the media mindlessly report Iran has a “nuclear weapons program” rather than a “nuclear program” (or, better, a “nuclear energy” or “nuclear power program”), they further advance the myth that Iran’s intentions or “ambitions” are to build a nuclear bomb, which is something we have no evidence it is doing or plans to do
Opinionated talk radio, which was always dominated by right-wing personalities, was born in 1960, and flourished in local markets under the Fairness Doctrine, which wasn’t jettisoned until 1987. By taking callers with contrasting views, talk radio was actually seen as comporting with the Fairness Doctrine.
A new report makes clear that not only were progressive groups scrutinized by the IRS, they were in fact targeted more than conservative groups.
The argument that "everyone" owns a piece of Puerto Rican debt is gaining steam in the mainstream news media. It's corporate media's attempt to spread the pain that the wealthy would feel from debt forgiveness.
American Made depicts Central America as a Cold War battleground, with no mention of the fact that hundreds of thousands of civilians were being murdered by US-backed governments. But bringing up that part of the history would definitely put a feel-bad spin on what was meant to be an entertaining romp with a lovable rogue.
I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person […]
CNBC quoted a seemingly neutral analyst on the Puerto Rican debt crisis without noting the source’s enormous stake in the controversy.
I found two graphics on the gun crisis particularly interesting: one because it brought hope, and the other because it blew that hope away.
The vaunted Washington Post factchecking team is once again applying its microscope to Sen. Bernie Sanders. The awkward thing is that the fact in question involves the Post's owner, Jeff Bezos, the world's second-wealthiest person.
After mass violence, corporate media seem more than willing to spread the specter of ISIS responsibility without any objective basis.
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens apparently knows literally nothing about the economy, and is so ignorant he doesn't even know how little he knows.
Since economics won't sell the TPP, the alternative is to make it a geopolitical pact, with the main target being China. The main problem with seeing the TPP as a pact designed as a weapon against China, though, is that it doesn't seem to have been designed that way.
In striving to present all sides and simply lay out the facts for the viewer, Ken Burns nonetheless pulls his punches when it comes to assigning blame and culpability for the disastrous war.
The reasons for North Korea's militarization and the historical context for its conflict with the United States are seldom honestly discussed in US corporate media.
The attack on the press that kicked off the Trump administration—the arrest and subsequent threatening of two journalists with 70 years in prison—has been met with total silence from most corporate media outlets.
Where did all the concern over deficits go? After two years of the media lamenting, worrying and feigning outrage over the cost of Bernie Sanders’ two big-budget items—free college and single-payer healthcare—the same outlets are uniformly silent, days after the largest military budget increase in history.
The New York Times gave an enormous platform to a hawkish think tank that is funded by the US government and by top weapons corporations, letting it absurdly claim, without any pushback, that the gargantuan US military—by far the largest in the world—has been "underfunded."
A search of NY1's coverage shows hundreds of segments this year, thousands over the past few years, that encourage viewers to send tips to the Police Foundation's Crime Stoppers hotline.
Unable to continue ignoring the single-payer policy, corporate media have, with predictable uniformity, undermined it as utopian nonsense.