FAIR TV: Terror Alerts and the NSA, Snowden's Asylum, Covering Weiner By Peter Hart

10 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

The media are using the government’s warnings about a terror attack to boost NSA surveillance. Plus media get mad about Russia’s decision to grant whistleblower Edward Snowden temporary asylum. But what’s the U.S. record on extradition? Plus ABC covers the Anthony Weiner campaign–and can’t much figure out why they’re doing so. Watch it all on this week’s FAIR TV:  Continue reading

FAIR TV: Misreporting WikiLeaks, NYT Defines the "Center," MSNBC's Walmart "Debate" By Peter Hart

3 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

This week: The corporate media finally paid attention to the Bradley Manning trial–but NBC botched some of the history. Plus the New York Times tries to show how Democrats are moving ‘away from the center.’ But how do they define the center anyway? And we look at an MSNBC debate over Walmart and a living wage that could have used more debate.

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The Rolling Stone Cover and the 'New Ideological Threat' By Emily Masters

26 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

Rolling Stone "Bomber" Cover

The Controversial Rolling Stone “Bomber” Cover

The cover of Rolling Stone (8/13), featuring a self-portrait of Dzhokhar Tsaernav taken weeks before the Boston bombing, has fueled a strong backlash. Discussing the cover, Fox News‘ Lisa Daftari (7/18/13) said:

In the aftermath of 9/11, if you look back over a decade ago, this country had an awakening, an understanding, that we have a new ideological threat that is on our soil. People became aware. But we’ve since gone very far from that, almost gone too far from that. We are almost becoming overcompensating, for fear of being Islamophobic. Political correctness is leading us to put a terrorist on the cover of a national magazine like this.

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History Commons New 9/11 Timeline Entries

17 Jul, 2013 — History Commons

WTC Evacuation Orders, 9/11-Style Movies, and More

A large number of entries have been added to the Complete 9/11 Timeline at History Commons, most of which provide new details about the events of the day of September 11, 2001. Other entries are being posted in the US Civil Liberties project on campaign finance, voting laws, and the 2006 US Attorney purge

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FAIR TV: Snowden & Hayden, Pro-Equality 'Bias,' Climate Coverage By Peter Hart

6 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

Bob Schieffer (photo: CSIS)

Bob Schieffer

On FAIR TV this week: CBS covers the Edward Snowden and the NSA scandal by asking Bush-era NSA chief Michael Hayden for help. And NPR wonders if media coverage of marriage equality is too tilted in favor of… equality? Plus network TV doesn’t cover Obama’s climate speech–but the fake newscast at Comedy Central does.

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 28-29 June 2013

29 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

29 June 2013

‘Bradley Manning leaked classified info cables to WikiLeaks’

Hindu Business Line

US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning disclosed potentially damaging classified information in at least 117 of the more than 250,000 US State Department cables he has acknowledged sending to WikiLeaks, according to evidence prosecutors presented at his …

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/bradley-manning-leaked-classified-info-cables-to-wikileaks/article4859916.ece

 

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