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February 3, 2023 at 9:17 PM

Oil Lobby Prompts Right-Wing Media to Save Whales—From Wind Power

All posts View article on FAIR's website Oil Lobby Prompts Right-Wing Media to Save Whales—From Wind Power Olivia Riggio   Republicans and right-wing commentators suddenly want to save the whales—and much of the news media is buying it. As a humpback whale was found on the shore …
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February 3, 2023 at 4:41 PM

Shelby Green and Selah Goodson Bell on Utility Shutoffs & Profiteering

All posts View article on FAIR's website Shelby Green and Selah Goodson Bell on Utility Shutoffs & Profiteering CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin230203.mp3   Bailout Watch et al. (1/30/23) This we…
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February 2, 2023 at 10:19 PM

You Don't Stop Police Killings by Calling them 'Fatal Encounters'

All posts View article on FAIR's website You Don't Stop Police Killings by Calling them 'Fatal Encounters' Julie Hollar   It’s hard to find words after yet another brutal police killing of a Black person, this time of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee, captured in ho…
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February 1, 2023 at 3:48 PM

Independent Media Need You to Get the Word Out on Social Media

All posts View article on FAIR's website Independent Media Need You to Get the Word Out on Social Media Luca GoldMansour   “Liking” a post on social media might not seem like a high-impact action. But nonprofit media groups actually depend a great deal on their readers' online en…
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January 31, 2023 at 10:08 PM

Goldilocks Wants to Eat the Poor

All posts View article on FAIR's website Goldilocks Wants to Eat the Poor Conor Smyth   The 19th century English fable Goldilocks tells the story of a young girl who breaks into the home of three bears and eats their porridge. Luckily, they have three different bowls ready for co…
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January 30, 2023 at 10:05 PM

'We Can Pay for What We Decide to Pay For'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'We Can Pay for What We Decide to Pay For' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Mother Jones' Michael Mechanic about defunding the IRS for the January 27, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. https://me…
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January 27, 2023 at 9:32 PM

To US Papers, Iranian Weapons Far More Newsworthy Than Those Made in USA

All posts View article on FAIR's website To US Papers, Iranian Weapons Far More Newsworthy Than Those Made in USA Gregory Shupak   One official enemy's arms sales to another official enemy are frequently highlighted in headlines (New York Times, 9/25/22). Russia’s use of Irania…
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January 27, 2023 at 4:40 PM

Michael Mechanic on Underfunding the IRS

All posts View article on FAIR's website Michael Mechanic on Underfunding the IRS CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin230127Mechanic.mp3   This week on CounterSpin: If repeated messaging about how we "can'…
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January 26, 2023 at 8:45 PM

As Unions Gain 273,000 Members, Media Opt for Gloomy Headlines

All posts View article on FAIR's website As Unions Gain 273,000 Members, Media Opt for Gloomy Headlines Bryce Greene   The Washington Post (1/19/23), owned by anti-labor billionaire Jeff Bezos, put a downbeat spin on unionization numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics last wee…
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January 26, 2023 at 12:41 AM

If You Won't Sacrifice Workers to Fight Inflation, You're Off the Op-Ed Page

All posts View article on FAIR's website If You Won't Sacrifice Workers to Fight Inflation, You're Off the Op-Ed Page Conor Smyth   Inflation surged in the spring of 2021, hit a 40-year-high rate of 9.1% in June 2022, and was still running at a historically high 6.5% at year’s en…
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January 24, 2023 at 5:02 PM

'The Cry Is "Lumumba Lives"—His Ideas, His Principles'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The Cry Is "Lumumba Lives"—His Ideas, His Principles' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Friends of the Congo's Maurice Carney about the assassination of Patrice Lumumba for the January 20, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a…
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January 23, 2023 at 9:58 PM

Renomination of Gigi Sohn Gives Public Another Chance to Be Heard

All posts View article on FAIR's website Renomination of Gigi Sohn Gives Public Another Chance to Be Heard Julie Hollar   Ars Technica (10/26/22) called Gigi Sohn "the tiebreaking vote needed to reverse Trump-era deregulation of the broadband industry [and] restore net neutralit…
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January 21, 2023 at 11:33 PM

'We Live in a New World Where Accountability Barely Exists'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'We Live in a New World Where Accountability Barely Exists' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed the Lever's David Sirota about accountability journalism for the January 13, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited tra…
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January 21, 2023 at 1:23 AM

Undercounting Covid... Israel's Far-Right Turn... Patrice Lumumba

Undercounting Covid... Israel's Far-Right Turn... Patrice Lumumba Here are the stories FAIR has been working on for the past week. View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: January 20, 2023 Here are the stories FAIR has be…
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January 20, 2023 at 10:21 PM

WaPo Feeds Denial With False Claims About Overcounting Covid Deaths

All posts View article on FAIR's website WaPo Feeds Denial With False Claims About Overcounting Covid Deaths Ari Paul   The Washington Post (1/13/23) is feeding denialist fantasies about Covid. That's a problem. Dr. Leana Wen, a well-known medical commentator for the Washington…
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January 20, 2023 at 5:16 PM

Maurice Carney on Patrice Lumumba

All posts View article on FAIR's website Maurice Carney on Patrice Lumumba CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin230120.mp3   Patrice Lumumba, 1960 (photo: Harry Pot) This week on CounterSpin: US media eli…
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January 19, 2023 at 10:14 PM

Israel’s Hard-Right Turn Fails to Raise Alarm in US Media

All posts View article on FAIR's website Israel’s Hard-Right Turn Fails to Raise Alarm in US Media Ari Paul   Tens of thousands marched to denounce the new Israeli government for perpetrating a "coup d'etat" (Jerusalem Post, 1/7/23). There is a political crisis in Israel—partic…
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January 18, 2023 at 5:58 PM

Thanks to YOU, we met our goal! 🎉

Thanks to YOU, we met our goal! 🎉 View this email in your browser   Thanks to YOU, we met our goal! 🎉   Dear FAIR Community,  Believe it or not, 2022’s year-end fundraiser totals are still trickli…
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January 17, 2023 at 10:38 PM

New York Press: Hey, People, Leave That Judge Alone

All posts View article on FAIR's website New York Press: Hey, People, Leave That Judge Alone Ari Paul   New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's nominee to the state's top court is in trouble (amNY, 1/6/23)—but corporate media are doing everything they can to save him. New York Gov. Kathy …
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January 14, 2023 at 8:40 PM

NYT Moves to 'Stack the Deck of Justice' Against Its Subscribers

All posts View article on FAIR's website NYT Moves to 'Stack the Deck of Justice' Against Its Subscribers Janine Jackson   The New York Times (10/31/15) used to think taking away "the only tool citizens have to fight illegal or deceitful business practices" was a bad thing. "Ar…
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January 13, 2023 at 11:44 PM

Guaido Gone... New Yorker & Covid... NYT & Privacy

Guaido Gone... New Yorker & Covid... NYT & Privacy Here are the stories FAIR has been working on for the past week. View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: January 13, 2023 Here are the stories FAIR has been work…
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January 13, 2023 at 10:50 PM

NYT Worries Big Brother Is Not Watching You

All posts View article on FAIR's website NYT Worries Big Brother Is Not Watching You Dorothee Benz   A New York Times op-ed (12/28/22) takes aim at the "fashionable notion" that "a technology free of corporate and government control is in the best interest of society." A recent…
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January 13, 2023 at 5:12 PM

David Sirota on Accountability Journalism

All posts View article on FAIR's website David Sirota on Accountability Journalism CounterSpin Subscribe: RSS   Lever (1/8/23) This week on CounterSpin: US reporters used to talk, even brag, about telling the truth and letting the chips fall where they may, and more acutely, a…
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January 12, 2023 at 10:48 PM

In Biden Documents Story, Stenography and Scandal Take Center Stage

All posts View article on FAIR's website In Biden Documents Story, Stenography and Scandal Take Center Stage Julie Hollar   News coverage of the revelation that President Joe Biden found and returned classified documents left over from his time as vice president offers a textbook…
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January 12, 2023 at 5:10 PM

'It Takes People Working Together to Bridge Understandings and Undo Misunderstandings'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'It Takes People Working Together to Bridge Understandings and Undo Misunderstandings' Janine Jackson   https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin221230.mp3   Janine Jackson: Welcome to the best of Co…
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January 11, 2023 at 10:53 PM

Guaidó Is Gone, but Media Dishonesty Is Here to Stay

All posts View article on FAIR's website Guaidó Is Gone, but Media Dishonesty Is Here to Stay Ricardo Vaz   The latest iteration of Washington’s regime-change efforts against the democratically elected Venezuelan government came to an end. On December 30, an opposition-controlled…
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January 11, 2023 at 5:10 PM

'The [Airline] Industry Pretty Much Has Veto Power Over Any Consumer Regulation'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The [Airline] Industry Pretty Much Has Veto Power Over Any Consumer Regulation' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed FlyersRights' Paul Hudson about the airline meltdown for the January 6, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a li…
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January 11, 2023 at 4:49 PM

'The [Airline] Industry Pretty Much Has Veto Power Over Any Consumer Regulation'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The [Airline] Industry Pretty Much Has Veto Power Over Any Consumer Regulation' Janine Jackson     Janine Jackson interviewed FlyersRights' Paul Hudson about the airline meltdown for the January 6, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a …
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January 10, 2023 at 11:21 PM

New Yorker Takes Aim at People Who Still Think Covid Is a Problem

All posts View article on FAIR's website New Yorker Takes Aim at People Who Still Think Covid Is a Problem Ari Paul There is an episode of the Fox animated series Family Guy where the family dog, Brian, is welcomed as a possible new contributor at the New Yorker. After he is show…
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January 10, 2023 at 8:17 PM

'With This Delay of Vacating Title 42, the Death Toll Will Only Rise'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'With This Delay of Vacating Title 42, the Death Toll Will Only Rise' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies' Melissa Crow about asylum policy for the January 6, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. …
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January 6, 2023 at 11:33 PM

Twitter & Propaganda... Fox Transphobia... Best of CounterSpin

Twitter & Propaganda... Fox Transphobia... Best of CounterSpin Here are the stories FAIR has been working on for the past week. View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: January 6, 2023 Here are the stories FAIR has be…
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January 6, 2023 at 11:18 PM

Under Musk, Twitter Continues to Promote US Propaganda Networks

All posts View article on FAIR's website Under Musk, Twitter Continues to Promote US Propaganda Networks Bryce Greene   Twitter’s “state-affiliated media” policy has an unwritten exemption for US government-funded and -controlled news media accounts. Twitter even boosts these acc…
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January 6, 2023 at 8:03 PM

The Right Turns Anti-LGBTQ Hate Up to 11

All posts View article on FAIR's website The Right Turns Anti-LGBTQ Hate Up to 11 Ari Paul Libs of TikTok, "one of the preeminent homophobic and transphobic spaces on Twitter" (Slate, 4/27/22),  has been permanently kicked off of TikTok.   Last summer, while waiting for coffee …
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January 6, 2023 at 4:56 PM

Paul Hudson on Airline Meltdown, Melissa Crow on Asylum Policy

All posts View article on FAIR's website Paul Hudson on Airline Meltdown, Melissa Crow on Asylum Policy CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS   (NBC News, 12/29/22) This week on CounterSpin: Media criticism is, at its heart, consumer advocacy. There's an unarticulated underpinning to e…
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January 4, 2023 at 9:12 PM

'There Is More Than One Solution Needed to the Problem of an Insurrection'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'There Is More Than One Solution Needed to the Problem of an Insurrection' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed Public Citizen's Lisa Gilbert about the January 6 report for the December 23, 2022, episode of CounterSpin. This is a li…
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December 30, 2022 at 10:29 PM

FINAL PUSH: Make 2023 our best year yet! 🎉

FINAL PUSH: Make 2023 our best year yet! 🎉 View this email in your browser   FINAL PUSH: Make 2023 our best year yet!🎉   Dear FAIR Friend,  We’re in the final push! With just one day to meet our f…
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December 30, 2022 at 3:02 PM

Best of CounterSpin 2022

All posts View article on FAIR's website Best of CounterSpin 2022 CounterSpin https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpinBestOf2022.mp3 All year long CounterSpin brings you a look, as we say, behind the headlines of the mainstream news. We ho…
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December 27, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Your support today is more important than ever.

Your support today is more important than ever. View this email in your browser   Your support today is more important than ever.   Dear FAIR Family,  We’re five days from our deadline to raise $7…
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December 24, 2022 at 12:46 AM

Prescribing Pain for Inflation... January 6 Report... False Balance

Prescribing Pain for Inflation... January 6 Report... False Balance Here are the stories FAIR has been working on for the past week. View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: December 23, 2022 Here are the stories FAIR has…
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December 24, 2022 at 12:43 AM

'Every Issue Is a Disability Issue'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'Every Issue Is a Disability Issue' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative's Rebecca Vallas about the economics of disability for the December 16, 2022, episode of CounterSpin. This is a l…
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December 24, 2022 at 12:14 AM

The Podcast Conglomerate the Media Won’t Name

All posts View article on FAIR's website The Podcast Conglomerate the Media Won’t Name Forest Hunt   News consumers hear about the titans of podcasting regularly these days: Spotify, iHeartMedia, Amazon Music. But there is one name that’s curiously absent: Liberty Media. The comp…
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December 23, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Lisa Gilbert on the January 6 Report

All posts View article on FAIR's website Lisa Gilbert on the January 6 Report CounterSpin   Subscribe: RSS   Image from January 6 Report (photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images) This week on CounterSpin: The House committee on the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol heard more t…
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December 22, 2022 at 11:44 PM

Can False Balance Kill You? It Sure Can

All posts View article on FAIR's website Can False Balance Kill You? It Sure Can Jim Naureckas   The failure to point out that an ideology is deadly represents another kind of lethal politics (Washington Post, 12/16/22). The Washington Post (12/16/22) had a recent headline: "Ca…
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December 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Make 2023 our most ambitious year yet!

Make 2023 our most ambitious year yet! View this email in your browser   Make 2023 our most ambitious year yet!   Dear FAIR Friend,  We’re six weeks into our 2022 year end fundraising drive, and …
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December 21, 2022 at 10:14 PM

'The Oil Companies Are the Reason We Don't Have Climate Policy'

All posts View article on FAIR's website 'The Oil Companies Are the Reason We Don't Have Climate Policy' Janine Jackson   Janine Jackson interviewed the Center for Climate Integrity's Richard Wiles about the lies of the fossil fuel industry for the December 16, 2022, episode of C…
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December 20, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Small but Mighty: Support FAIR’s Work

Small but Mighty: Support FAIR’s Work View this email in your browser   Small but Mighty: Support FAIR’s Work   Dear FAIR Friend,  This year, we’ve set a goal to raise $70,000 by January 1. Our ye…
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December 19, 2022 at 11:15 PM

Media Prescribe More 'Pain' for Workers as Inflation's Only Cure

All posts View article on FAIR's website Media Prescribe More 'Pain' for Workers as Inflation's Only Cure Luca GoldMansour   Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell is profit’s prophet and the corporate media are his cultish devotees, joining hands to sacrifice working people. In thi…
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December 16, 2022 at 11:13 PM

NYT's Anti-Trans Columnist... A Favor for Musk... Fossil Fuel Lies

NYT's Anti-Trans Columnist... A Favor for Musk... Fossil Fuel Lies Here are the stories FAIR has been working on for the past week. View this email in your browser Weekly Alert: December 16, 2022 Here are the stories FAIR has …
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December 16, 2022 at 10:32 PM

Pamela Paul's Gender Agenda

All posts View article on FAIR's website Pamela Paul's Gender Agenda Julie Hollar   The New York Times for many years had a transgender contributing opinion writer, Jennifer Finney Boylan. Part of a less exclusive club than that of columnists, who appear more frequently, Boylan n…
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December 16, 2022 at 5:09 PM

Richard Wiles on Fossil Fuel Lies, Rebecca Vallas on Disability Economics

All posts View article on FAIR's website Richard Wiles on Fossil Fuel Lies, Rebecca Vallas on Disability Economics CounterSpin Subscribe: RSS https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin221216.mp3   AP (12/10/22) This week on CounterSpin: W…