US News Falsely Reports That North Korea Threatened to Nuke US

6 July 2020 — FAIR

Cartoon offered by US News of North Korea launching a nuclear attack on the US

In order to eliminate the nuclear threats from the US, the DPRK government has made all possible efforts, either through dialogue or in resort to the international law, but all ended in a vain effort…. The only option left was to counter nuke with nuke.

Does this statement made by the North Korean government sound like a threat to launch a nuclear strike on the US?

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CHD Responds to Accusation of Spreading “Misinformation” on Facebook

2 July 2020 — Children’s Health Defense

Children’s Health Defense has been accused of spreading vaccine “misinformation”, but it’s the government and major media who are deceiving the public.

By Jeremy R. Hammond and the Children’s Health Defense Team

In November 2019, the Washington Post and other major news media accused Children’s Health Defense (CHD) of using Facebook advertisements to spread “misinformation” about vaccines. The basis for these accusations, which have since continued, is a study published in the prestigious medical journal Vaccine that named CHD as a top buyer of vaccine-related Facebook ads. What the media failed to inform the public, however, is that the government-funded authors of this study failed to identify even a single example of a Facebook ad from CHD that contained any misinformation.

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What Journalism Needs Is Not More Diversity, but Less White Supremacy

20 June 2020 — FAIR

JANINE JACKSON

AP: https://apnews.com/91b71329e6e76ea39c069034bfe590ea Click to copy RELATED TOPICS Race and ethnicity Pittsburgh Media General News Entertainment Death of George Floyd Business News media U.S. News Headline-making missteps put focus on newsroom diversity

If you saw Amazon putting out a statement on the company’s “missteps” on the path to “diversity,” you would recognize that for the institution-protecting gesture that it was (AP, 6/10/20).

As police violence against Black people and those who would rise in their defense forces a national engagement—of a sort—with the reality of white supremacy in our institutions, the widening recognition that the batons and tear gas are just one part of it, that there is more than one way to choke the life out of a people, meant that it was just a matter of time before news media would need to acknowledge the call coming from inside the house.

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US: Media Are Slowly Starting to Be Serious About Police Violence

9 June 2020 — FAIR

Homeless man Charf Lloyd being attacked by LAPD, in a photo taken and posted to Facebook by Kirk Tsonos

LAPD officers attack homeless man Charf Lloyd with projectiles, in a photo taken and posted to Facebook by Kirk Tsonos.

As the George Floyd protests against police violence erupted around the nation, a massive amount of evidence of police brutality was widely captured through social media. Unfortunately,  very little of it made it to mainstream outlets until much later.

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Emily Maitlis is no media hero. She simply forgot what she and the BBC are there to do

29 May 2020 — Jonathan Cook

The wrong conclusions are being drawn about Emily Maitlis’s comments on Dominic Cummings on the BBC flagship Newsnight show this week. Her remarks are not evidence of her courage, or that journalists are being gagged, or that the BBC is suddenly capitulating to the government.

Media Smeared Ahmaud Arbery After His Lynching

28 May 2020 — FAIR

JOSHUA CHO

While it took two and a half months for the authorities to finally make arrests in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, corporate media were much quicker to follow the time-honored practice of besmirching victims of racist violence (FAIR.org3/22/17).

First they kill your body. Then they kill your reputation. When white supremacy is the foundation of the US’s mediapoliticallegal and corporate system, victims of racist violence are often killed twice in this way.

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Did Conservative HQ demand Emily Maitlis be publicly reprimanded?

28 May 2020 — True Publica

TruePublica Editor: Most of the mainstream media are reporting that Emily Maitlis was replaced as host of Wednesday night’s episode of Newsnight by another member of the programme’s team after BBC bosses reprimanded her over a monologue in which she attacked the government’s handling of Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip to Durham.

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Foreign Policy Sees ‘Repression’ in Vietnam’s Fight Against Coronavirus

15 May 2020 — FAIR

JANINE JACKSON

Foreign Policy: Vietnam's Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression

Foreign Policy (5/12/20) illustrates a story on “repression” in Vietnam with a photo of a “propaganda poster” encouraging people to wear masks.

A recent piece in Foreign Policy (5/12/20) is headed with a photograph of a placard that features an image of a nurse demonstrating the importance of wearing a face mask as both personal and interpersonal protection against the coronavirus. But reader beware: It’s not public education, it’s a “propaganda poster”—because it’s not from New Jersey, but was “seen on a wall in Hanoi.”

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INTERVIEW: Debunking the COVID-19 Narrative with Prof. Dolores Cahill

13 May, 2020 — 

Are public health officials and the mainstream media really telling the public scientific accurate and correct information about the Coronavirus and treatment for COVID-19? Was there any scientific or medical basis for governments to impose a lockdown? Are the government-media complex irresponsibly spreading misinformation about COVID-19? Is this misinformation harming the public and causing needless suffering and additional deaths? Apparently, yes.
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