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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Corporate media’s propagandistic coverage is most apparent when they consistently refuse to hold the US government accountable to its own standards for what constitutes “state sponsors of terrorism.” (Photo: New York Times Screenshot) Views
Thursday, February 13, 2020
No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism? US Media Name Iran, but Overlook a Candidate Closer to Home
After the illegal assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani , FAIR ( 1/9/20 ) noted that the corporate media offered no moral objections to murdering another country’s high-ranking state official. The media consensus was that Soleimani was a despicable “terrorist” responsible for the deaths of...
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President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. Views
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Ending Palestinian Statehood as ‘Path’ to Palestinian Statehood
Media coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict over the years has typically portrayed Palestinians as obstinate and imperious negotiating partners who insist on unreasonable preconditions before reaching an agreement (e.g., U.S. News , 6/20/12 ; Wall Street Journal , 4/28/13 ; Jerusalem Post , 7/...
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Corporate media has boosted centrist presidential candidates taking the most money from the healthcare industry. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don’t Come With Warning Labels
Ever since The Intercept ( 11/20/18 ) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system’s profits, corporate media have been...
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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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