For CNN, Michael Smerconish Helps Police Create Propaganda Against Ferguson Protesters

By: Monday November 24, 2014 11:54 am

Attorney and radio and television host Michael Smerconish spent a full hour on November 22 on the forthcoming grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, that was expected. He committed his show to not only holding protesters accountable but also to giving a Ferguson police officer air time to spread fear by claiming that all police [...]

The Problem with CNN Hosts Talking About Islam Promoting Violence & Claiming “We’re Just Asking Questions”

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:10 pm

For well over a month now, CNN has pushed a conversation about whether there is something inherently violent about Islam or whether the religion promotes violence. Conversation has been presented by anchors, particularly Don Lemon, as just hosts asking questions for the sake of some innocent and potentially educational discussion. The problem is CNN is [...]

Questions about the Yazidis on that Iraq Mountain

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 6:18 am

Terrible situation at this makeshift camp for #Yazidis 8000 here sharing 200 tents and 5 toilets #Iraq #skybreaking — Sherine Tadros (@SherineT) August 13, 2014 No one wants to see anyone suffer, Yazidi or otherwise. What we do want is to know the truth about what is going on in Iraq even as Obama [...]

US Media Outlets Cite Israeli Military Propaganda, Cast Doubt on Whether Israel Bombed UN-Run School

By: Friday July 25, 2014 1:39 pm

After shelling a Gaza school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where Palestinian refugees were being sheltered, Israel immediately sought to blame Hamas for an attack that resulted in 16 people being killed and at least 200 people being wounded. The Israeli military forces immediately claimed that “rockets launched by Hamas [...]

CNN Host Engages in Gatekeeping, Dismisses Key Aspect of Liz Wahl’s Resignation in Interview With Her

By: Monday March 24, 2014 10:07 am

“Consider the source,” former RT news anchor Liz Wahl said when appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. Host Brian Stelter said, at the end of the interview, “The three words I am taking away from you were ‘consider the source.’” But that is exactly what Stelter didn’t do during the segment with Wahl. What [...]

What the US Media’s Celebration of Protesting RT Anchors Conveniently Ignores

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 11:32 am

In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding. Abby Martin, anchor of “Breaking the Set,” a show with an editorial [...]

Snowden Leaks Old Journalism Textbook, Media Shocked

By: Friday November 22, 2013 9:42 am

In yet another dramatic revelation flowing out of whistleblower Edward Snowden, a journalism textbook from 1983 has been sent to several large media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times and the trailer park where Fox News is thought to originate. “To say we’re shocked is an insult to electricity,” said a spokesperson from [...]

Jeffrey Toobin Preaches on Sanctity of Government Secrets Despite Once Stealing Classified Documents

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:00 pm

(update below) On Anderson Cooper’s CNN program, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda appeared to discuss how Miranda had been detained for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport by UK authorities on Sunday. The interview was an “exclusive” and, after it aired, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and the Government Accountability Project’s Jesselyn [...]

Snowden as ‘Accused’ or ‘Alleged American Spy’ & Whether His Fears of Returning to US Are Justified

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 11:21 am

Charles B. Pierce of Esquire has been regularly updating on the effect of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on United States government surveillance programs. A recent update highlights NBC News’ Lester Holt describing Snowden as an “alleged American spy.” Pierce wrote, “That’s an order of magnitude beyond anything that has been said about Snowden [...]

Former NSC Spokesman: ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover ‘Could Make Kids Feel Like Terrorism Is Cool’

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 9:35 am

(update below) Most news organizations spent yesterday giving significant attention to the latest cover of an issue of the Rolling Stone featuring a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man on trial for his involvement in the Boston bombing. The controversy did not merit the kind of attention it received, although the decision by CVS, Walgreens, [...]

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