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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Gannett building Views
Saturday, August 24, 2019
GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet
USA Today ran a piece ( 8/20/19 ) on the Amazon fires in which “anthropogenic climate change” were almost literally the last three words. Media watchers are wondering if that’s more likely to reflect the outlet’s priorities now that its owner, Gannett —the largest newspaper publisher in the country...
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 Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice. (Photo: Getty) Views
Friday, August 23, 2019
When Reporting on Global Crises Like the Amazon Fires, the Media Needs to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them
More and more media are reporting on fires tearing through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. There has been a marked increase in fires in Brazil concurrent with an increase in illegal—and climate-disrupting—deforestation, concurrent with President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to open the Amazon to...
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Militia members and supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a march to protest against economic measures imposed by the US government and support the CLAP (Local Committee for Supply and Production) box -which contains basic family basket products at a low cost- in Caracas, Venezuela on June 8, 2019. Views
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Big Media Get Big Things Wrong on Venezuela
Big media have got some big things wrong on Venezuela. Who can forget CNN's May 5 claim that "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaidó over him for president"? As Dave Lindorff noted for FAIR.org, six reporters...
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The UN report calls on policymakers to take immediate concrete action to protect nature—sustainable agricultural practices, equitable water management, renewable energy sources and more. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers) Views
Friday, May 31, 2019
A Million Extinctions Eclipsed By One Royal Grandbaby
As many as 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to the scientists and researchers behind a new UN report . The assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and...
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National Security Advisor John Bolton Views
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Corporate Media Setting Up Iran as New 'Threat' That Must Be Confronted
The Washington Post editorial’s headline had the U.S. “drifting” toward war with Iran—another example, as analyst Nima Shirazi quipped, of the “world’s superpower somehow having no agency over its own imperialism.”
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 A judge ordered her incarcerated until she agrees to testify or until the jury is done, which might be 18 months. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, April 01, 2019
Chelsea Manning Again Takes Fall for Defending Public’s Right to Know
Chelsea Manning was a US Army soldier who released to WikiLeaks Iraq and Afghan war logs, with information on torture and civilian killings, including an airstrike that killed two Reuters correspondents; and diplomatic cables revealing, among other things, a secret deal between the US and Yemen in...
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Colleagues Defend Tucker Carlson’s ‘Ideas'—That Iraqis Are ‘Monkeys,’ Child Rape Is ‘Commitment to Love’
A tweet ( 3/12/19 ) from New York Times columnist Bret Stephens approvingly quoted—calling it “astute as usual”—a statement from the National Review' s David French ( 3/11/19 ): “Our nation cannot maintain its culture of free speech if we continue to reward those who seek to destroy careers rather...
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Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart Views
Saturday, June 23, 2018
WaPo Can’t Believe White Supremacist Senate Candidate Really Means It
A few things about Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart: He described as “one of my personal heroes” Wisconsin congressional candidate and self-described “pro-White Christian” Paul Nehlen, who suggests deporting all Muslims, and whose overt and various hatreds have led Breitbart to...
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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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