Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson is a New York-based  journalist, a contributing analyst for FAIR.org, and co-host of the Citations Needed podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @adamjohnsonnyc

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Action Alert: It's Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen
As FAIR has noted before ( 1/8/18, 3/20/18 ), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue. On July 2, a year had passed since the cable network’s last segment mentioning US participation...
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Saturday, June 09, 2018
Media Treat Trump Administration's Partisan Fear-Mongering as Objective 'Government' Report
On Tuesday, dozens of media outlets broke what at first seemed to be a major story about “the government” announcing that Social Security and Medicare will be broke in less than 20 years: Medicare Will Become Insolvent in 2026, US Government Says ( AP , 6/5/18 ) Medicare’s Trust Fund Will Be...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
WaPo Editors: We Have to Help Destroy Yemen to Save It
Over the past year, the Washington Post editorial board has routinely ignored the US’s involvement in the siege of Yemen—a bombing and starvation campaign that has killed over 15,000 civilians and left roughly a million with cholera. As FAIR noted last November ( 11/20/17 ), the Washington Post ran...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Media Ignore Government Influence on Facebook’s Plan to Fight Government Influence
Facebook announced Thursday it was partnering with DC think tank the Atlantic Council to “monitor for misinformation and foreign interference.” The details of the plan are vague, but Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab wrote in a non-bylined Medium post ( 5/17/18 ) that the goal was to...
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"It’s difficult to imagine any of the seemingly knowledgeable and healthy adults at the Times editorial board actually thinking the US has been “neutral” in its dealings with Israel and Palestine." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
NYT Edit Board Are Last Humans on Earth Who Believe US Neutral in Israel/Palestine Conflict
The fact that the United States favors Israel in its decades-long “conflict” with the Palestinians is not a subjective or abstract question; it’s a well-established empirical fact. The US gives over $3 billion a year in military aid to Israel (more than the US spends on aid for the last seven...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
CNN’s Iran Fearmongering Would Make More Sense Coming Directly From Pentagon
Why doesn’t CNN Defense Department reporter Barbara Starr just leave CNN and instead work directly for the Trump DoD? On Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), Starr ( 5/8/18 ) rushed to publish an...
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"Recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public."(Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) Views
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
What Do US Pundits Know About North Korea That 88% of South Koreans Don’t?
According to a recent poll , 88 percent of the South Korean public viewed the recent peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a success. In addition, 65 percent of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un on his pledge to denuclearize, and Moon Jae-in’s...
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"Editors and producers frequently assure media consumers there’s a “church and state divide” in the newsroom separating reporting from the commercial side of the business." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
MSNBC’S Creepy Comcast Commercial Is Sinclair Lite
After the justified uproar over pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast Group forcing its scores of affiliates to humiliate themselves by reading an on-air script condemning “misleading” news, one would think other media outlets would be a little more careful not to mimic such behavior. Nonetheless, MSNBC —...
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"How Changa or Puryear discussing racism and war furthers an effort to “create chaos” is never made clear, unless stating facts about the world that are unflattering to US centers of power is now per se destructive." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, April 20, 2018
Public Radio’s McCarthyite Smear of Black Activists Shows Danger of Russia Panic
For over a year, outlets from FAIR ( 8/24/16 ) to TruthDig ( 1/7/17 ) to The Nation ( 8/7/17 ) to The Intercept ( 2/12/18 ) have been warning about the pitfalls of nonstop Russia Is Everywhere and Out to Get Us coverage. The Russians are “stoking discord” and “sowing unrest” and infiltrating online...
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"Seven of the top 10 newspapers by circulation—USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and Washington Post—supported the airstrikes." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Out of 26 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Zero Opposed
A survey by FAIR of the top 100 papers in the US by circulation found not a single editorial board opposed to Trump’s April 13 airstrikes on Syria. Twenty supported the strikes, while six were ambiguous as to whether or not the bombing was advisable. The remaining 74 issued no opinion about Trump’s...
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