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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. 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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Progressive Champions Needed to Destroy Republican Prospects in Midterms

If the GOP wins control of Congress, political realities will surely get much worse, moving the United States closer to fascism. This must not happen.

Jeff Cohen ·


Let's Acknowledge Why the Midterms Look So Bleak for Democrats: Joe Biden

A change of direction is needed quickly from Democrats.

Jeff Cohen ·


Looks Like Another 'Bad Blue' Corporate Democrat Just Bit the Dust

Progressives who rely on small donors and support from grassroots activists are on the march.

Jeff Cohen ·


What the CPC's Failure to Endorse Nina Turner Tells Us

The choice of Shontel Brown over Turner in Ohio should be understood as a bellwether event that shows progressives cannot depend on the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Jeff Cohen ·


So This Is What It Looks Like When the Corporate Media Opposes a War

Major American media outlets oppose military aggression... unless the United States is doing it.

Jeff Cohen ·


Found in Translation: New York Times Says Democrats Shouldn't Challenge Oligarchy

The powerful newspaper's editorial board makes clear it likes to editorialize about social justice, but certainly doesn't want any structural changes or substantial new government policies that could bring it much closer.

Norman Solomon ·


The Big Lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate Testimony

Under oath, the disgraced former mayor of Chicago portrayed the 13-month suppression of the video showing the police murder of Laquan McDonald as needed to safeguard the investigation's "integrity." All it safeguarded was Emanuel's reelection.

Jeff Cohen ·


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 ·

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