Janine Jackson

Janine Jackson

Janine Jackson is FAIR's program director and and producer/co-host of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR's magazine, Extra! and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s (Westview Press).

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:15pm
Spinning Bannon as ‘Provocateur’ Who ‘Relishes Combativeness’
There’s a difference between bad news and bad reporting. We’re seeing a lot of both these days, as each Trump Cabinet choice hurls us deeper into dystopia. For example: How do you describe a man who propagates white supremacy, misogyny and antisemitism? If you’re the New York Times , you call him a...
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
At DAPL, Confiscating Cameras as Evidence of Journalism
While elite media wait for the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline to go away so they can return to presenting their own chin-stroking as what it means to take climate change seriously , independent media continue to fill the void with actual coverage. One place you can go to find reporting is...
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Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 9:30am
US Media Don’t Need to Look Abroad to Find an Abortion Crisis
US media saw a story in the work boycott and street protests by some 6 million women in Poland that led to a reversal of government plans to put through a complete ban on abortion, including in cases of rape or danger to a woman’s life. Stories in major outlets pointed out that Poland’s laws are...
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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
Cable News Conversation Is Far Removed From Reality of Abortion
A majority of Americans support women’s right to abortion, a fact that’s been true for about two decades now. Support for that right actually increased after attacks on Planned Parenthood last year. And development experts have for decades, maybe centuries, identified women’s right to control...
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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am
The People Are the Story–and Corporate Media Are Missing It
At FAIR, we always say the primary measure of media in an election is not how fair they are to this or that candidate, but how fair they are to the people—all of the people who are affected by the outcome of this particular process, such as it is, and need to see how it functions in relation to...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:15am
Pundits Will Pay No Price for Being Arrogantly Wrong About Trump
The Washington Post ‘s Dana Milbank ( 10/2/15 ) said he would eat the page on which his column was printed if Donald Trump gained the Republican nomination. “The entire commentariat is going to feel a little silly when Marco Rubio wins every Republican primary,” tweeted the New York Times ‘ Ross...
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:45am
Talking to Nike’s Knight About ‘Entrepreneurial Edge,’ Worker Abuses Are Beyond the Pale
USA Today ( 4/26/16 ) featured what the paper promoted as a “rare interview” with Nike founder Phil Knight. He offers his opinion that “international trade agreements benefit both nations, always”—the paper doesn’t correct him when he overstates US GDP growth since NAFTA by more than 300 percent—...
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Looking Back on Deepwater With Journalism as Usual
April 20 marked the 6-year anniversary of the biggest oil spill in US history, the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which new research says was even bigger than previously understood, at least in terms of the amount of coastline that was oiled. That’s noted in a piece on...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Trump’s Bad Ideas Aren’t Un-American After All
Readers of The Boston Globe were recently treated to an unusual spectacle — a parody front page and insert filled with mock stories of how a Donald Trump presidency might play out. “Deportations to Begin… Riots Continue,” read one headline, riffing on the candidate’s call to staff up immigration...
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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
Protests Against Money in Politics Hold Little Interest for Beltway’s ‘Political Junkies’
More than 400 people were arrested in a non-violent sit-in on Capitol Hill April 11, many having marched 150 miles from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The protest, called Democracy Spring , is about ending the influence of big money in politics and ensuring free, fair elections through things...
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