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Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?

“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE


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The Corporate Media Needs to Play Hardball in the First Debate

Will the press ever learn? By the time the media figures out that its addiction to “BREAKING NEWS” is a standing invitation to be punked, the guy who’s gaming the press may be sitting in the Oval Office.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media

A new Gallup Poll shows the steepest decline since 1972 in public confidence in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald to Paul Krugman: ‘The Last Thing Required to ... Defend Hillary Clinton Is Bravery’

At first glance, this may look like another case of media infighting in which journalists jostle for prominence, not to mention headlines and clicks. But a closer look at Greenwald’s text suggests higher stakes are in play.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE



In Defending His Support of Trump, Sean Hannity Says He ‘Never Claimed to Be a Journalist’

Although the Republican presidential candidate continuously accuses the media of being biased, one of his top political advisers is none other than the Fox News Channel talk show host, who often uses his airtime to support Trump.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE



The Media Have ‘Dropped Any Pretense of Objectivity’ in Covering Donald Trump

Trump is constantly depicted as nothing but pure evil in thought and deed, while the considerable ethical complications of his leading Democratic opponent are rationalized—when they are not simply ignored.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE


Live at Truthdig: Has the Media Been Biased in Its Coverage of Donald Trump?

Do you think the mainstream media is being fair in its coverage of Donald Trump? Or has it abandoned objectivity? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the Truthdig team discussed on Friday.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Mainstream Media Didn’t Hold Back in Headlines About Clinton and Sanders

Following Hillary Clinton’s wins in most of Tuesday night’s presidential primaries, many mainstream news outlets were quick to denounce Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Media Slammed for Preemptively Crowning Hillary Clinton

“Shame on you AP! Superdelegates don’t vote until the convention,” tweeted documentary filmmaker Josh Fox. “Story of [Clinton nomination] is false and aims to suppress voters.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE



Mainstream Media Bias Is Nothing New, but What Can Be Done About It?

In this week’s Facebook Live, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses mainstream media bias in the 2016 presidential coverage.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE


Amy Goodman on How the Media Is Ruining the 2016 Election by Focusing on ‘Trump-Land’

The “Democracy Now!” host explains why pundits are getting coverage “so wrong” and outlines what needs to change.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Mar 31, 2016 ENLARGE



Corporate-Dominated Media Highlight Western Victims, Ignore Western Violence, Glenn Greenwald Says

It’s “unjustifiable” and “propagandistic” that coverage of horrifying terror attacks is accorded to Western victims of violence “but almost never to the non-Western victims of the West’s own violence,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE



WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours

The Washington Post’s March 6 onslaught advances the narrative that the Vermont senator is a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or speaking to women, according to the progressive media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Perhaps the paper is going through the “7 Stages of Establishment Backlash.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Won the Focus Groups and Online Polls. So Why Do the Media Say Clinton Won the Debate?

The public and the establishment news media appear to want completely different things out of a presidential candidate.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE


Joe Scarborough Belittles Female Co-Host for Trying to Talk About Actual News

Mika Brzezinski calls out her colleague and MSNBC panel for “capitalizing on a non-story for ratings because people’s imaginations are pricked by this and that is not responsible.” This leads them to talk down, belittle and show a complete disregard for who she is and what she says.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart Ridicules Iran Sanctions and Interviews Robert Gates

Jon Stewart takes us through the new sanctions against Iran that many in our dysfunctional Congress are considering. He also interviews former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his new book “Duty.”

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Media Matters

The Keystone XL Media Bias

Media Matters turned its bias detectors on the corporate media’s coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil way that the Obama administration put on hold last week. The analysis found that in all mediums, pipeline supporters got more talk time than their opponents, and counted the ways reporters parroted industry’s talking points.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: Is MSNBC the New Fox News?

As the current president and president-elect prepare for a major baton-passing on Jan. 20, cable TV is undergoing its own changing of the guard. How will Fox News handle the transition? Is MSNBC taking its place?

Posted on Dec 2, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


New McCain Gaffes on Iraq

Sen. John McCain didn’t just get his cause-and-effect order wrong on the so-called surge strategy in Iraq, he also claimed in a CBS interview that the increased troop deployment and associated change in tactics protected a key Sunni sheik who helped lead the “Anbar Awakening.” Problem? Said sheik was actually assassinated during the surge. Meanwhile, CBS is under fire for editing out these gaffes in its on-air presentation of the interview.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008 READ MORE


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Philly Debate Maligned by Pro-Obama Media?

Why were so many journalists so aggravated by the latest presidential debate? According to Politico scribes John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei, it wasn’t about George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson’s less substantive questions—instead, the problem was that “this time there were more hard questions for Obama than for Clinton.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 READ MORE


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