Media

Wed
26
Apr

Behind the Mystery Group Hitting Breitbart Where It Hurts

By Karen Hao
Mother Jones
April 24, 2017

Sun
04
Dec

Timberg’s Tale: Washington Post Reporter Spreads Blacklist of Independent Journalist Sites

by Pam Martens - Russ Martens
December 2, 2016
CounterPunch
 

Tue
29
Nov

The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting

By Matt Taibbi
www.rollingstone.com

Last week, a technology reporter for the Washington Post named Craig Timberg ran an incredible story. It has no analog that I can think of in modern times. Headlined "Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say," the piece promotes the work of a shadowy group that smears some 200 alternative news outlets as either knowing or unwitting agents of a foreign power, including popular sites like Truthdig and Naked Capitalism.

The thrust of Timberg's astonishingly lazy report is that a Russian intelligence operation of some kind was behind the publication of a "hurricane" of false news reports during the election season, in particular stories harmful to Hillary Clinton. The piece referenced those 200 websites as "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda."

Mon
17
Oct

How the Washington Post and Other Media Stopped the Sanders Campaign

by Thomas Frank
Harper's Magazine
November 2016

All politicians love to complain about the press. They complain for good reasons and bad. They cry over frivolous slights and legitimate inquiries alike. They moan about bias. They talk to friendlies only. They manipulate reporters and squirm their way out of questions. And this all makes perfect sense, because politicians and the press are, or used to be, natural enemies.

Sat
14
Nov

The Corporate Media is Never Your Friend

by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Report

"White media don't understand the importance of respecting black spaces."

If only for a brief moment, Black protesters and their allies at the University of Missouri let it be known that the corporate media is as much a foe of racial and economic justice as any other rich man’s institution, and should be treated as such.

Thu
09
Apr

Noam Chomsky on the New York Times' Media Bias

By Noam Chomsky
teleSUR
7 April 2015

The media reflects, uncritically, the approved doctrine: that the U.S. owns the world, and it does so by right.

A front-page article is devoted to a flawed story about a campus rape in the journal Rolling Stone, exposed in the leading academic journal of media critique. So severe is this departure from journalistic integrity that it is also the subject of the lead story in the business section, with a full inside page devoted to the continuation of the two reports. The shocked reports refer to several past crimes of the press: a few cases of fabrication, quickly exposed, and cases of plagiarism (“too numerous to list”). The specific crime of Rolling Stone is “lack of skepticism,” which is “in many ways the most insidious” of the three categories.

It is refreshing to see the commitment of the Times to the integrity of journalism.

Wed
18
Feb

'Electronic Intifada' Reporter Rattles the PC Police

Rania Khalek

By Mark Hand
OpEdNews
2/8/2015

If you're hoping to enjoy a long, successful career as a reporter in the U.S. mainstream media, don't follow the lead of journalist Rania Khalek. For starters, Khalek doesn't shy away from providing candid coverage of sacrosanct topics like Israel and the U.S. military.

Her refusal to kowtow to the politically correct view on Israel does not play well in U.S. newsrooms. Corporate media owners want reporters who they trust will cover foreign policy issues from a pro-government angle. Since Israel receives unanimous and unconditional support from Washington -- no matter the scale of the nation's brutality against Palestinians -- there is little doubt which side the U.S. press will support in its reporting on Israel and Palestine.

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