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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.

Asset Flipping: The Ethics of Reuse in Video Games

The lawsuit against video game commentator Jim Sterling drew a lot of attention, but, outside of Steam, little is still understood about asset flipping. The post Asset Flipping: The Ethics of Reuse in Video Games appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

Unable to continue ignoring the single-payer policy, corporate media have, with predictable uniformity, undermined it as utopian nonsense.

Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump

For all the outrage over Sean Spicer's appearance at the Emmys, and for all the distaste over Spicer's relatively quick public rehabilitation, the fact is that it's par for the course in how the corporate media—both in news and entertainment—treat those in power when they leave Washington.

Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster

As consensus emerges not just around the science of climate change, but also its amplifying effects on extreme weather events, Murdoch’s media empire—and the Republican Party that its talking points inform—will remain the last holdo...

H3H3 Wins Summary Judgment

Ethan and Hila Klein, better known as H3H3, have won summary judgment in their case against Matt Hoss. Though an important victory, it's not quite over yet. The post H3H3 Wins Summary Judgment appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media’s Shallow Coverage

A common refrain in popular news media is that net neutrality is just too boring and esoteric for ordinary people to be interested in. “Oh my god that is the most boring thing I’ve ever seen,” John Oliver (HBO, 6/1/14) once exclaimed after showing his audience a short clip from a government hearing on the […]

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

A new Vox video is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump's vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country.

Jack Shaheen, Vital Critic of Denigrating Images

A longtime FAIR friend, Jack Shaheen died on Monday. A humanist to the core, he warned about the creation of "the character whom we hate and we detest."

Stigma Over Solutions

While there is never a good time to gut Medicaid and throw 22 million off their health insurance, it is especially worrying that it may happen in the middle of a tragic opiate epidemic that is being covered by the media in all the wrong ways.

Eager for World War III on MSNBC

The US hasn't done "a very good job pushing Russia out of the way," said MSNBC's Jeremy Bash, implying it would be a good idea to target a country that only months ago was reported by Newsweek to have a bomb that could flatten Texas...

Threats to Campus Speech Don’t Alarm Media When They Come From the Right

Threats to "free speech" are treated differently in the media when you're on the left—and particularly so for campus speech.

The David Clarke Plagiarism Scandal

Yet another figure close to President Trump faces allegations of plagiarism. However, the David Clarke plagiarism scandal is a bit different... The post The David Clarke Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

13 Resets in 13 Months

The White House’s latest self-inflicted scandal represents another damning rebuttal to a recurring, fictional narrative that has been propagated by the press for well over a year—that Trump is just one new policy or staff shake-up away from being a normal president.

Is Hannity, the Last of the Longtime Fox Stars, Looking for the Door?

With former CEO Roger Ailes and star anchor Bill O'Reilly gone, attention at Fox News Channel is shifting to Sean Hannity—the last of the channel's big stars who have been with the network from the Clinton years to Trump.

Study: Sean Spicer’s Handpicked Press Corps - 45 percent of reporters he's called on come from the right

A new FAIR study finds that 45 percent of the reporters Spicer called on were from conservative outlets. Fifteen percent of questions came from journalists working under the Fox brand.

Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets

Former British Conservative MP Louise Mensch has become something of a celebrity of late in anti-Trump media. In the past two weeks, Mensch has appeared on MSNBC (3/11/17), the New York Times op-ed page (3/17/17) and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher (3/24/17) despite the fact that she routinely traffics in the most bizarre and unfounded conspiracy theories.

Right-Wing Foundation, Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative on North Korea ‘Threat’

A key feature of reports on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is the Hypothetical Scary Nuke Map that shows an entirely hypothetical, not-yet-proven-to-have-been-built intercontinental ballistic missile hitting the US mainland.

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