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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Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Lucky 1 Percent Get Trump's Speech, CNBC's Devotion—and Nearly All Global Growth
“The World Economic Forum is lucky to have [Donald Trump] addressing them,” says CNBC host Becky Quick. Quick told industry journal TVNewser ( 1/22/18 ) that Trump’s appearance in Davos, Switzerland, will make it “the perfect venue for us to get to the heart of what is powering the engine behind...
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The tragedy of American gun violence emerged from the banality of the American gun business, Views
Sunday, October 08, 2017
We Need Thoughtful Coverage of Gun Violence, Not Slow Pans Over Arsenals
I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all...
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Newly-pardoned, former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a court’s order that he stop unconstitutionally profiling Latinx people. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Before Trump Pardoned Him, Arpaio Was Promoted by Media
There’s a great deal to be said about Donald Trump’s pardon for criminal racist Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a court’s order that he stop unconstitutionally profiling Latinx people. As ColorLines ‘...
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
Every Person You See on Air, Someone Chose to Put Them There
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is best known to some for her harassment claims against her former boss, Roger Ailes . But NBC hired her to host a primetime news program, presumably based on her journalistic record at Fox —which included questioning whether education, marriage and employment are...
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Five Years Later, US Admits Lies About Deadly Honduran Shooting
A Justice and State Department review reveals that top Drug Enforcement Administration officials lied repeatedly to Justice and to Congress about deadly shootings in Honduras in May 2012—including an incident off the Mosquito Coast in which a boat was fired on, killing four passengers, among them a...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Elite Media Need to Recognize Assaults on Reporters as a Pattern–and a Threat
It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers withdrew their endorsements of Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte—who won a special election in the state on Thursday—after he grabbed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by the neck for trying to ask him a question, slammed him to the floor...
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Chelsea Manning Is Free–but Whistleblowers Still Face Prison
Human Rights Watch is glad that Chelsea Manning is free. A statement from the group’s General Counsel’s office notes that Manning’s “absurdly disproportionate” 35-year sentence for passing classified documents to Wikileaks in 2010, commuted by Barack Obama on his last day in office, was prosecuted...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Big Media Need to Fight for the Right to Protest
West Virginia state police arrested Dan Heyman, a veteran reporter with Public News Service , for repeatedly asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price whether being a target of domestic violence would be considered a “pre-existing condition,” allowing health insurance to be denied, under...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
In Women’s Strike, Media Miss a Moment to Look in Mirror
March 8 was International Women’s Day, this year marked by a Women’s Strike—a coordinated day of action, not limited to work stoppage, that organizers said was intended to highlight how women’s work, contributions, and humanity continue to be undervalued. With an avowed misogynist in the White...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Scrutiny for Supreme Court Pick Fails to Focus on Rights of Disabled
Since Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court, media have coalesced around a few themes: One is about whether any Trump appointment should be blocked as payback to Republicans, as expressed in a New York Times headline ( 2/13/17 ): “Democrats’ Quandary on Gorsuch:...
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