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NYT’s ‘Trump Effect’ Mainly the Effect of Higher Oil Prices

If we think that Trump is responsible for the rise in world oil prices, then he can reasonably be given credit for the uptick in investment that has occurred during his administration; otherwise, there is not much for him to boast about.

NYT Trumpwashes 70 Years of US Crimes

The New York Times has some 100 percent uncut pro-US ideology to push under the guise of criticizing Trump, and no amount of basic historical facts will get in its way.

‘Whataboutism’ Runs Amok as Jake Tapper Rattles Off Trump Talking Points

Why arbitrarily audit a handful of the 164 countries that didn’t support the US, rather than characterize their broader makeup?

Journalists Who Relayed GOP’s Deficit Moaning Owe Us Apologies

Now that the Republicans’ brazen tax bill that the CBO predicts will add $1.4 trillion to the deficit has passed, yet again exposing “deficit concerns” by congressional Republicans as an empty marketing ploy, will those in the media who pushed the Deficit Doom narrative during the early Obama years admit they were wrong? Suddenly deficits—something […]

The Two Main Ways Corporate Media Will Whitewash McCain’s Legacy

The Washington Post's proto-obituary sets the standard for all other flattering, ahistorical profiles of the senator that will invariably come down the pipe.

Judge Tells Jury: Informing Public May Be Criminal Conspiracy

If, as a journalist, you inform people about illegal activities, you may be found guilty of committing those activities—unless, in a reversal of the usual burden of proof in criminal cases, you provide evidence that you were reporting "for a purpose inconsistent with participation."

Net Neutrality Repeal Is Only Part of Trump’s Surrender to Corporate Media

Repealing net neutrality has drawn a huge amount of public visibility—and rightly so—but that decision is just the latest in a string of ominous, industry-friendly giveaways by the Trump administration’s FCC.

NYT Prints Government-Funded Propaganda About Government-Funded Propaganda

Should the New York Times have disclosed that the author of a piece about government propaganda runs a group overwhelmingly funded by the US government?

Russia or Corporate Tax Cuts: Which Would Comcast Rather MSNBC Cover?

At the beginning of December, liberal TV hosts Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow—the anchors of MSNBC‘s primetime schedule—were confronted with ever-escalating breaking news. In the span of a week, from December 1 through December 7, President Donald Trump shrank two national monuments, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saw his travel ban upheld by […]

WaPo Nostalgic for Good Old Days of Trump Campaign Tax Lies

Republicans are putting in place a tax plan similar to what they campaigned on. If the fact that it mostly helps the rich is a surprise to anyone, it is due to the poor quality of reporting during the campaign.

After Trump’s Jerusalem Move, Media Worry About ‘Violence’–Not Violation of International Law

By leading with warnings of a “Middle East on edge,” the media double down on dangerous stereotypes, marginalize legitimate frustration and resistance, and obfuscate history in favor of the ever-convenient, shoulder-shrugging, “they’ll just never get along” narrative.

The Reagan ‘Boom’ Echoed Glory Days of Ford/Carter

The "boom" following Reagan's tax cuts was similar to the growth during the Ford/Carter years--which are not generally remembered as a time of great prosperity.

Normalizing Ethnic Supremacy in Israel/Palestine

It's wrong in the ethical sense for the New York Times to implicitly accept as normal politics a refusal to allow democracy to undermine ethnic supremacy.

Media Downplay Class Warfare as ‘GOP Victory’

The GOP bill, passed by the Senate in the early hours of December 2 and described by major media outlets as a "tax cut," is in reality an explicit handout to large companies and the ultra-rich that will actually increase taxes on working-class Americans.

Headlines Ignore the Abuse Reports That Make Moore Endorsement Newsworthy

What makes Trump's endorsement news—what justifies the entire reporting of the story—is that Trump is backing someone accused by multiple people, backed by years of circumstantial evidence, of sexual assault and child sexual abuse.

WaPo’s One-Sided Cheerleading for Coup and Intervention in Venezuela

A review of 15 opinion pieces featured in the Washington Post shows voices even remotely sympathetic to the government of President Nicolás Maduro are omitted entirely.

Don’t Say ‘Lowering Taxes’ When You Mean ‘Lowering Taxes for the Rich’

"Lowering taxes is, at heart, what makes a Republican a Republican," the New York Times told us. The problem with this assertion is that the Republican plans actually raise taxes for close to half of middle-income families.

Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism

Both the leadership of the Democratic Party and the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party seem obsessed with challenging Trumpism by calling for a return to a mythical political “center” and by elevating “elitism” as an antidote to “populism.” This while the political “center” under Trump means scapegoating our nation’s problems to Muslims, Mexicans and […]

Backlash Against Russian ‘Fake News’ Is Shutting Down Debate for Real

The actions being taken by tech giants to battle fake news are currently having devastating effects on alternative media and freedom of speech, while leaving the worst hate speech and junk news spinning across the internet by right-wing trolls.

Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya

A crucial detail has been downplayed or even ignored in many corporate media reports: the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in bringing slavery to the North African nation.

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