Joshua Cho

Joshua Cho

Joshua Cho is a journalist, recent graduate of Boston College, and former intern at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

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It’s no surprise that the Journal’s editorial board published an obtuse “open letter” mocking “patriotic billionaires” who support a wealth tax, implying that they’re hypocrites for not voluntarily “writing checks” to the government instead of “waiting for legislation." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Papers Owned By Oligarchs Unsurprisingly Oppose a Wealth Tax
When wealth-tax advocates like senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are two of the top three contenders for winning the 2020 Democratic primaries, you can bet that the US ruling class is terrified by the possibility of being slightly less rich ( FAIR.org , 4/16/19 ). Notably, US oligarch...
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Photo: Daily Beast photo illustration (11/13/19) of Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro and Daniel Ortega. Views
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Media Wonder: Why Can’t Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia?
Western corporate media outlets have often cried foul when foreign elections don’t go the way the US empire wants them to, and find roundabout ways to label the violent attempts by vocal right-wing minorities to use military forces to overthrow leftist governments as “protests” rather than coups (...
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Sunday, November 24, 2019
After Al-Baghdadi's Death, Media Failed to Ask Where 'War on Terror' Is Going
The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October, during a raid by US special forces in Syria’s Idlib province, would have been an opportune time for US media to reflect on the 18-year-long “War on Terror,” and US policy more broadly in the Middle East. But the circumscribed coverage of al-...
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Almost half of US families are unable to afford the basics like rent and food, and 40% can’t afford an unexpected $400 expense, with almost 80% of US workers living paycheck to paycheck. (Photo: AP/Craig Ruttle) Views
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Last month, CNBC ( 10/7/19 ) reassured us that fears of a potential recession are “overblown,” because the “hard data” shows that the “US economy remains strong.” If you’ve been keeping track of corporate media coverage of the US economy over the past several years, you might have noticed a...
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While California’s wildfires are a part of the area’s natural state, the size and intensity of the seasonal blazes have increased for decades under worsening climate change. (Photo: LA Times/Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Media Failed to Connect Climate Crisis and Utility Blackouts
FAIR has documented a variety of persistent systemic failures in corporate media coverage of climate change over the years. When corporate media aren’t busy denying the existence of a climate emergency, providing false “balance” by amplifying the perspectives of fringe climate deniers , or...
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon's Massive Carbon Bootprint
In 2010, Project Censored found that the "U.S. military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported."
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Header from the Kushner "peace plan." Views
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
In Media Newspeak, a 'Peace Plan' for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes
Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September—marred by blatant racism posturing as the “democratic process,” with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for...
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Not only do corporate media credulously assume that the US has always been interested in peace, conveniently forgetting that the US rejected offers from the Taliban to hand Osama bin Laden over and surrender soon after the invasion. (Photo: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Mark Fayloga) Views
Thursday, September 12, 2019
On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About ‘Premature’ End to Afghan War
On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the illegal US occupation of Afghanistan continues as the longest overseas war in American history. Although President Donald Trump recently declared that peace negotiations over the withdrawal of US troops with the Taliban are “dead,” reportedly...
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Monday, September 09, 2019
Biden Invokes Dead Family Members Against Medicare for All and Corporate Media Plays Along
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last month released a new Iowa TV ad called “ Personal ,” which recounts the former vice president’s personal tragedy of losing his wife and daughter to a car crash, and the subsequent loss of his son Beau Biden from brain cancer. Biden presented his...
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US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) speaks as, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (D-MN)(L), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (2R), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump earlier in the day, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on July 15, 2019. - President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they're not happy in the United States "they can leave." (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP Views
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats
The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they’re not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats—a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates who reject campaign funding from the ultra-rich and corporations. But when the establishment...
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