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May 7, 2021 at 10:48 PM

Trans Youth... Israel/Palestine Apartheid... Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics....

Trans Youth... Israel/Palestine Apartheid... Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: May 7, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the word…
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May 7, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Ahmad Abuznaid on Israel/Palestine Apartheid, James Love on Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics

All posts View article on FAIR's website Ahmad Abuznaid on Israel/Palestine Apartheid, James Love on Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS New York Times (4/27/21)   This week on CounterSpin: "Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid."…
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May 6, 2021 at 7:35 PM

In Media Framing, Trans Kids Are Problems to Be Solved—Not People With Rights

All posts View article on FAIR's website In Media Framing, Trans Kids Are Problems to Be Solved—Not People With Rights Julie Hollar   As states continue to pass laws that dehumanize and endanger transgender kids, the country's most influential newspapers have not met the challeng…
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May 6, 2021 at 3:40 PM

'Hedge Fund Managers Bleed Companies of Their Capabilities'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Hedge Fund Managers Bleed Companies of Their Capabilities' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed the Institute for New Economic Thinking's  Lynn Parramore about hedge funds vs. the Green New Deal for the April 30, 2021, episode of C…
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May 5, 2021 at 10:00 PM

'We Need to Mobilize People Who Don't Want to Pay Tucker Carlson's Salary'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'We Need to Mobilize People Who Don't Want to Pay Tucker Carlson's Salary' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Free Press's Tim Karr about defunding Fox News racism for the April 30, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly …
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May 1, 2021 at 10:33 PM

'Aggression' vs. 'Defense'... Silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal... Paying for Fox Racism....

'Aggression' vs. 'Defense'... Silencing Mumia Abu-Jamal... Paying for Fox Racism.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: May 1, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the wo…
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May 1, 2021 at 2:12 PM

If Mumia Abu-Jamal's Case Is a 'Non-Issue,' Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence Him?

All posts View article on FAIR's website If Mumia Abu-Jamal's Case Is a 'Non-Issue,' Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence Him? Janine Jackson   WHYY (4/24/21) Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY (4/24/21) was one of the few outlets to report on an April 24 rally seek…
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April 30, 2021 at 10:27 PM

It’s Aggression When 'They' Do It, but Defense When 'We' Do Worse

All posts View article on FAIR's website It’s Aggression When 'They' Do It, but Defense When 'We' Do Worse Alan MacLeod   Aggression, in international politics, is commonly defined as the use of armed force against another sovereign state, not justified by self-defense or interna…
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April 30, 2021 at 3:26 PM

Tim Karr on Paying for Fox News Racism, Lynn Parramore on Hedge Funds vs. Green New Deal

All posts View article on FAIR's website Tim Karr on Paying for Fox News Racism, Lynn Parramore on Hedge Funds vs. Green New Deal CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS   Fox News' Tucker Carlson This week on CounterSpin: Fox News is a flagship of right-wing disinformation, racism and h…
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April 29, 2021 at 6:45 PM

'Laws Targeted at Trans Youth Are Stigmatizing, Are Harmful'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Laws Targeted at Trans Youth Are Stigmatizing, Are Harmful' Janine Jackson     Janine Jackson interviewed the Williams Institute's Christy Mallory about anti–trans youth bills for the April 23, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a ligh…
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April 29, 2021 at 3:34 PM

Clearing Up Corporate Media Claims: Donate to FAIR Today!

Clearing Up Corporate Media Claims: Donate to FAIR Today! View this email in your browser   Clearing Up Corporate Media Claims: Donate to FAIR Today!   Dear FAIR Friends & Supporters,  First,…
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April 28, 2021 at 9:43 PM

'It's Important Americans Don't Take for Granted They Can Exercise Their First Amendment Rights'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'It's Important Americans Don't Take for Granted They Can Exercise Their First Amendment Rights' Janine Jackson Janine Jackson interviewed the International Center for Not-for-Profit-Law's Elly Page about anti-protest legislation for the A…
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April 23, 2021 at 10:51 PM

Vaccine Math... Unasked Climate Questions... Iranian 'Proxies'....

Vaccine Math... Unasked Climate Questions... Iranian 'Proxies'.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: April 23, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the word by forwardin…
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April 23, 2021 at 8:57 PM

'Some of Our Most Profitable Companies Are Not Contributing to Our Basic Needs'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Some of Our Most Profitable Companies Are Not Contributing to Our Basic Needs' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy's Amy Hanauer about corporate tax avoidance for the April 16, 2021, episo…
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April 23, 2021 at 7:43 PM

'The System for Building Wealth Is Designed for White Wealth'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The System for Building Wealth Is Designed for White Wealth' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University's Dorothy A. Brown about racist tax policy for the April 16, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited …
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April 23, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Elly Page on Anti-Protest Bills, Christy Mallory on Targeting Trans Youth

All posts View article on FAIR's website Elly Page on Anti-Protest Bills, Christy Mallory on Targeting Trans Youth CounterSpin Subscribe: RSS   This week on CounterSpin: It's not hard to see—indeed, it's hard not to see—how the initial Minneapolis police department account of Ge…
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April 22, 2021 at 7:11 PM

Sunday Shows Hit Snooze on Climate Alarm

All posts View article on FAIR's website Sunday Shows Hit Snooze on Climate Alarm Julie Hollar   In a year dominated by coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, one might expect other topics to fall lower on the media's priority list. But the climate crisis has not lessened in inten…
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April 22, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Help Us Keep Going Strong: Donate to FAIR!

Help Us Keep Going Strong: Donate to FAIR! View this email in your browser   Help Us Keep Going Strong: Donate to FAIR!       Dear FAIR Friends & Supporters,  Despite the hardships and uncert…
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April 21, 2021 at 10:40 PM

Media's Top Meaning for 'Proxy' Is 'Iranian Ally'

All posts View article on FAIR's website Media's Top Meaning for 'Proxy' Is 'Iranian Ally' Gregory Shupak   Foreign Policy (1/10/20) depicts "Iran's proxy threat" as "the real problem." “Proxy,” defined as someone who works on someone else's behalf, is a term of delegitimation …
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April 21, 2021 at 7:38 PM

Math Is Hard—but Vital for Understanding Vaccine Risks

All posts View article on FAIR's website Math Is Hard—but Vital for Understanding Vaccine Risks Neil deMause   Readers of CNN’s website (4/15/21) saw an alarming headline: “So Far, 5,800 Fully Vaccinated People Have Caught Covid Anyway in US, CDC Says.” Nearly 6,000 so-called “br…
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April 18, 2021 at 10:55 PM

'Divisive'.... Tax Unfairness... NYT Tax Story Squelched....

'Divisive'.... Tax Unfairness... NYT Tax Story Squelched.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: April 18, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this…
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April 17, 2021 at 8:59 PM

'Divisive': How Corporate Media Dismiss Ideas Unpopular With Elites

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Divisive': How Corporate Media Dismiss Ideas Unpopular With Elites Alan MacLeod   "The idea of Medicare for All is immensely contentious," says the New York Times (3/18/19). New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (Twitter, 12/29/20) desc…
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April 16, 2021 at 10:17 PM

'Hale's Crime Is Not Leaking Information, but Exposing Government Lies About the Drone Program'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Hale's Crime Is Not Leaking Information, but Exposing Government Lies About the Drone Program' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Defending Rights & Dissent's Chip Gibbons about drone whistleblower Daniel Hale for the April 9…
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April 16, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Dorothy A. Brown and Amy Hanauer on Tax Unfairness

All posts View article on FAIR's website Dorothy A. Brown and Amy Hanauer on Tax Unfairness CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin210416.mp3   (cc photo: John Morgan) This week on CounterSpin: Taxes, the c…
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April 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Dorothy A. Brown and Amy Hanauer on Tax Unfairness

All posts View article on FAIR's website Dorothy A. Brown and Amy Hanauer on Tax Unfairness CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin210416.mp3   (cc photo: John Morgan) This week on CounterSpin: Taxes, the c…
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April 15, 2021 at 6:53 PM

New York State Hands Billions Back to Wealthy Investors—and NYT Doesn't See a Story

All posts View article on FAIR's website New York State Hands Billions Back to Wealthy Investors—and NYT Doesn't See a Story Ari Paul   Assemb. Phil Steck (Times-Union, 5/20/19) describes a tax on Wall Street transactions as "a fair way to make sure the economy works for everyon…
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April 14, 2021 at 8:10 PM

The Truth is a Moral Imperative: Keep Supporting FAIR!

The Truth is a Moral Imperative: Keep Supporting FAIR! View this email in your browser   Corporate Both-Sidesing Threatens Democracy: Help Fight It by Supporting FAIR           Dear FAIR Friends, …
FAIR · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 10:56 PM

Tropes of 'Humanitarian' Intervention.... Suppressing Democracy... Promoting Anti-Asian Racism....

Tropes of 'Humanitarian' Intervention.... Suppressing Democracy... Promoting Anti-Asian Racism.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: April 9, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help …
FAIR · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 10:38 PM

Support the Tropes

All posts View article on FAIR's website Support the Tropes Alan MacLeod   In an earlier piece (FAIR.org, 3/3/21), we explored some country case study examples of how the press helps to manufacture consent for regime change and other US actions abroad among left-leaning audiences…
FAIR · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 6:56 PM

'We Really Can't Take Anything These Companies Say at Face Value'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'We Really Can't Take Anything These Companies Say at Face Value' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Jane Chung about Big Tech lobbying for the April 2, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited trans…
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April 9, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Chip Gibbons on Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

All posts View article on FAIR's website Chip Gibbons on Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale CounterSpin Subscribe: RSS   Daniel Hale This week on CounterSpin: The idea that you don't "shoot the messenger" dates back, evidently, to Sophocles. It echoes today as a man named Daniel …
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April 8, 2021 at 10:39 PM

Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China

All posts View article on FAIR's website Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China Joshua Cho   Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing th…
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April 8, 2021 at 6:39 PM

'It's in the Interest of Everyone in the US to Vaccinate the World as Quickly as Possible'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'It's in the Interest of Everyone in the US to Vaccinate the World as Quickly as Possible' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Peter Maybarduk about global vaccination for the April 2, 2021, episode of CounterSpin.…
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April 8, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Media Manage to Both-Sides Georgia GOP's Suppressing Democracy

All posts View article on FAIR's website Media Manage to Both-Sides Georgia GOP's Suppressing Democracy Julie Hollar   Georgia's new voting law—one of the first in a crowded field of breathtakingly brazen state voting bills the GOP is pushing across the country—has made national …
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April 7, 2021 at 8:37 PM

The Truth is a Moral Imperative: Keep Supporting FAIR!

The Truth is a Moral Imperative: Keep Supporting FAIR! View this email in your browser   The Truth Is a Moral Imperative: Keep Supporting FAIR!         Dear FAIR friends,  Last month, our country …
FAIR · [email protected]
April 2, 2021 at 10:36 PM

NYT's Made-Up China Quote... Nicaragua & Covid... Global Vaccination....

NYT's Made-Up China Quote... Nicaragua & Covid... Global Vaccination.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: April 2, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the word by …
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April 2, 2021 at 9:08 PM

With Nicaragua, Scary Covid Projections Are More Newsworthy Than Hopeful Results

All posts View article on FAIR's website With Nicaragua, Scary Covid Projections Are More Newsworthy Than Hopeful Results John Perry   One year ago, as both the Trump administration in the US and the Johnson government in the UK responded fitfully to the growing pandemic, the int…
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April 2, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Peter Maybarduk on Global Vaccination, Jane Chung on Big Tech Lobbying

All posts View article on FAIR's website Peter Maybarduk on Global Vaccination, Jane Chung on Big Tech Lobbying CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS (image: NIAID) This week on CounterSpin: Between two and a half and three million people have died from Covid-19. That's just what is re…
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March 31, 2021 at 7:22 PM

'Someone Was Out There Deliberately Manufacturing Evidence'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Someone Was Out There Deliberately Manufacturing Evidence' Janine Jackson   The March 26, 2021, episode of CounterSpin included an archival interview that Steve Rendall conducted with journalist Robert Dreyfuss about Iraq War intelligence…
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March 31, 2021 at 5:45 PM

'Where There Are More Guns, There Are More Gun Deaths'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Where There Are More Guns, There Are More Gun Deaths' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Guns Down America's Igor Volsky about ending gun violence for the March 26, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcrip…
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March 30, 2021 at 9:14 PM

Need a Quote From an Official Enemy Denouncing Democracy? Do Like the New York Times and Make It Up

All posts View article on FAIR's website Need a Quote From an Official Enemy Denouncing Democracy? Do Like the New York Times and Make It Up Jim Naureckas   The New York Times (3/29/21) produces a new installment in its ongoing project of demonizing China (FAIR.org, 1/29/21): "A…
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March 26, 2021 at 10:23 PM

Border 'Political Crisis'... Ending Gun Violence... Justice in Bolivia....

Border 'Political Crisis'... Ending Gun Violence... Justice in Bolivia.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: March 26, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us spread the word by f…
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March 26, 2021 at 9:47 PM

The Judicial Right Is Coming After Freedom of the Press

All posts View article on FAIR's website The Judicial Right Is Coming After Freedom of the Press Ari Paul   Then–President Donald Trump’s call to widen libel laws to make it easier to sue media outlets for defamation was, at the time, seen as one of his many political theatrical …
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March 26, 2021 at 5:41 PM

Atlanta Murders Reporting Relied on Law Enforcement Narratives

All posts View article on FAIR's website Atlanta Murders Reporting Relied on Law Enforcement Narratives Diana Lu   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's print front page (3/17/21) emphasized the sexualized descriptor "massage parlors." Gunman Rob Aaron Long opened fire in three As…
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March 26, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Igor Volsky on Ending Gun Violence, Robert Dreyfuss on Iraq War

All posts View article on FAIR's website Igor Volsky on Ending Gun Violence, Robert Dreyfuss on Iraq War CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin210326Guestname.mp3 Washington Post (9/9/19)   This week on Co…
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March 25, 2021 at 9:33 PM

For Sunday Shows, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency

All posts View article on FAIR's website For Sunday Shows, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency Julie Hollar   Increasing numbers of migrants are attempting to cross the US/Mexico border, and unaccompanied children and teenagers are exceeding the capacities of…
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March 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM

'City Officials Improved the Climate-Readiness of the Code; Industry Groups Pushed Back'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'City Officials Improved the Climate-Readiness of the Code; Industry Groups Pushed Back' Janine Jackson     Janine Jackson interviewed HuffPost's Alexander Kaufman about future-proofing building codes for the March 19, 2021, episode of Cou…
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March 24, 2021 at 7:56 PM

'The Digital Divide Is a Choice, and It Can Be Ended'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The Digital Divide Is a Choice, and It Can Be Ended' Janine Jackson     Janine Jackson interviewed EFF's Ernesto Falcon about Internet for All for the March 19, 2021, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. https://me…
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March 23, 2021 at 7:45 PM

To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup

All posts View article on FAIR's website To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup Joe Emersberger   The Guardian (3/17/21) pretends not to understand the difference between overthrowing a government and arresting someone for overthrowing a…
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March 19, 2021 at 11:21 PM

Austerity Addiction... Anti-China Rage... Fear of Brazilian Democracy... Internet for All....

Austerity Addiction... Anti-China Rage... Fear of Brazilian Democracy... Internet for All.... View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: March 19, 2021 Here are the stories FAIR has been working on this week. Please help us s…