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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.

Articles by this author

 

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 ·


Rahm Emanuel Is in the Running for a Top Ambassador Post. The Prospect Is Appalling.

The saga of Emanuel's three decades in politics is an epic tale of methodical contempt for progressive values. 

Jeff Cohen ·


President-Elect Biden: Time for YOU to Follow the Climate Science

Big corporate media outlets are great at policing progressive Democrats who "go too far." They're not so watchful over Democratic presidents who cling to a go-slow, corporate-friendly "middle ground." 

Jeff Cohen ·


Four Years Ago, We Warned That Trump Could Win. Now, We’re Warning Again.

Trump really could win again—and progressives must do everything in our power to stop that from happening.

Norman Solomon ·

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