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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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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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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