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Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen is an activist and author. Cohen was an associate professor of journalism and the director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, founder of the media watch group FAIR, and former board member of Progressive Democrats of America. In 2002, he was a producer and pundit at MSNBC (overseen by NBC News). He is the author of "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media" - and a co-founder of the online action group, www.RootsAction.org. His website is jeffcohen.org.

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Corporate Media Myths About the Chaos on Capitol Hill

Tough scrutiny of corporate influence over Congress members is almost as absent in mainstream media as scrutiny of military spending.

Jeff Cohen ·


Why Lindsey Graham Is Trying to Rescue Rahm Emanuel

Either Joe Biden and Democratic senators actually stand for the principle that "Black Lives Matter" or they stand for Rahm Emanuel. They can't stand for both.

Jeff Cohen ·


To Avert Failure, Biden Should Listen to the "Radicals"—Not Corporate Media

At this crucial juncture, if Biden won't even heed Schumer's urgent advice to give the country an FDR-like push forward—and instead listens to the "go-slow/go-small" warnings of giant corporations and their media—the GOP will win big in 2022.

Jeff Cohen ·


35 Years Later, Looking Back at the Founding of FAIR

One of FAIR's main goals was to take what had been a marginalized progressive media critique and push that critique into the faces of mainstream journalists.

Jeff Cohen ·


From MSNBC to NPR, Corporate "Liberal" Media Propaganda Tells the World: America Is First

Let's do today what Martin Luther King Jr. wisely urged us to do in the past: look at ourselves in the mirror.

Jeff Cohen ·


It Is Not Time for Progressives to Be Giving Joe Biden an 'A' Grade

If we're going to get maximum reforms in this crucial period, President Biden needs focused pressure—not the highest rating.

Jeff Cohen ·


Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin

Although it's acknowledged that Black people and other people of color are consistently at the bottom of the caste system, there's no examination of the powerful interests that put them there.

Jeff Cohen ·


The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King's Final Year

Mainstream media today pretend that King's anti-militarism pronouncements were never uttered, but that was not the case in 1967. Condemnation was swift, emphatic and widespread.

Jeff Cohen ·

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