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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"Headlines typically draw in readers or viewers by including the most relevant and interesting information," writes Cho. "When only 40% of the US public read past the headlines, that means a good majority of readers have their worldviews shaped by the short bits of stories editors choose to highlight." (Collage: FAIR) Views
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
23 Corporate Media Headlines Obscure Biden's Social Security Lies
Here’s something many Americans would be very interested to know: Is a leading candidate in the Democratic primary a liar? And since a strong majority of Americans have consistently opposed cuts to Social Security, the country’s most successful anti-poverty program , Democratic voters in particular...
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While pushing this colonial narrative, the Post actually tried to make the absurd case that some of the US’s strategic failures stemmed from being too generous to Afghans. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, December 26, 2019
WaPo’s Afghan Papers Propagate Colonial Narrative of Noble Intentions Gone Awry
In an earlier article (FAIR.org, 12/18/19 ) regarding the Washington Post’s Afghanistan Papers ( 12/9/19 ), I discussed how the Post’s exposé also exposed the Post as one of the primary vehicles US officials use to spread their lies, and why it’s impossible for corporate media outlets like the Post...
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Such outlets, after all, don’t care as much about winning elections as they do about blocking the threat of a progressive political movement. (Photo: FAIR) Views
Friday, December 13, 2019
For Corporate Media, Voters Are Obstacle to Buttigieg’s Centrist Rise
After polling averages showed him as a frontrunner in the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic nomination contests, journalists predicted South Bend, Indiana, mayor, presidential candidate and “ media darling ” Pete Buttigieg would be in the hot seat at last month’s MSNBC/Washington Post debate in...
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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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