Corporate Media’s Leaked Chinese Documents Confirm China Didn’t Hide Covid-19

20 January 2021 — FAIR

CNN Wuhan Files

CNN (11/30/20) examined “China’s mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19,” despite the fact that China brought its pandemic under control within two months, whereas CNN is based in a country that at the time was seeing its own outbreak surge to unprecedented heights.

Several reports on China’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic came out late last year, based on what US outlets like CNN, the New York Times and ProPublicaclaimed to be leaked Chinese documents. Although these reports implied that China was responsible for how bad the pandemic has been because of its downplaying of numbers and censoring of critical information, these narratives are themselves misleading in several ways.

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After Socialist Victory in Bolivia, Media Still Whitewash Coup

23 October 2020 — FAIR

Washington Post depiction of pro-Evo Morales mural in BoliviaBolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party won a decisive victory in the country’s presidential elections on Sunday, with its candidate Luis Arce apparently winning by a large enough margin to avoid a runoff, likely achieving an absolute majority. The leading opposing candidate, neoliberal Carlos Mesa, and the right-wing unelected President Jeanine Áñez congratulated Arce on his victory. Continue reading

The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life. Why is the paper so silent?

22 September 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump’s administration that his exposure of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan amounts to “espionage”.

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A Ukrainian/CIA Plot To Incite Belarus Against Russia Unraveled – The NYT Story Thereof Is Hiding The Failure

21 September 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Just yesterday we flogged the false and misleading reports in the New York Times about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine. Today a different New York Times report by Ivan Nechepurenko, who is also with its bureau in Moscow, proves to be of similar shoddy quality:
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NYT First Reinforces, Then Silently Debunks Its False Claims About Russia’s Covid-19 Vaccine

20 September 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Western reporters to not like to correct their own false reporting. They rather reinforce it as much as possible. Only when overwhelmed by the facts will they silently admit that they were wrong in the first place. Here is a prime example of how that’s done.

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Justice Department Drops Case Against ‘Russian Influence Campaign’ While New Fake Claims Arise

19 March 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The Justice Department dropped its case against a Russian company which was alleged of influencing the 2016 elections. But as one false claim about Russian influence campaigns is now thoroughly debunked new nonsensical claims about alleged Russian influence campaigns arise.

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The New York Times’ Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia & Elections

17 March 2020 — Consortium News

A series of stories loudly proclaim the Russian election meddling narrative but offer no real facts supporting the most sensational claims, writes Gareth Porter.

By Gareth Porter
Special to Consortium News

For the past three years the new narrative of Russian interference in U.S. elections has bound corporate news media more tightly than ever to the interests of the national security state. And no outlet has pushed that narrative more aggressively – and with more violence to the relevant facts — than The New York Times.

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To Defeat Coronavirus, Media Need to Look at Real-World Examples, Not Play ‘Simulitis’

17 March 2020 — FAIR

Every news outlet ought to have a chart like this one, from the Financial Times, featured prominently on their home page—because there is no more important question in the coronavirus crisis right now than how to get off the path led by Italy and onto the track of countries like Singapore.

Financial Times: Most Western Countries Are on the Same Coronavirus TrajectoryThis Financial Times chart (3/16/20) indicates where countries are headed if they continue on their present pandemic path.

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Yellow-caking an epidemic: New York Times spreads the virus of hatred, again

5 March 2020 — MROnline

NYT coronavirus

The Chinese “fight for mankind” against Coronavirus

In the end, the plague touched us all…it was not confined…, breeding in a compost of greed and uselessness and murder.. and delivering death…[serving] as furnished rooms for ideology.

—Peter Hamill, Liner notes to Blood on the Tracks

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Covid 19, first detected late last year in the hub city of Wuhan, China, is a rapidly-spreading viral disease, often characterized by a cluster of acute respiratory symptoms. To date, over 85,000 people have been infected, and nearly 3,000—and counting—have died.

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Ending Palestinian Statehood as ‘Path’ to Palestinian Statehood

31 January 2020 — FAIR

by Joshua Cho

Kushner Map

Detail of Trump’s “conceptual map” for Israel/Palestine.

Media coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict over the years has typically portrayed Palestinians as obstinate and imperious negotiating partners who insist on unreasonable preconditions before reaching an agreement (e.g., US News, 6/20/12; Wall Street Journal, 4/28/13; Jerusalem Post, 7/18/17). When Israel’s preconditions are reported, the precondition that the peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians should be mediated by the US is often omitted.

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