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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Taliban members gathered under a tree in March in Alingar District of Laghman Province, Afghanistan. Views
Saturday, June 13, 2020
NYT Erases US Occupation's Role in Prolonging Taliban Insurgency
The New York Times ' senior correspondent in Afghanistan, Mujib Mashal , somehow managed to write a 3,700+ word article "How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage" ( 5/26/20 ) that purported to explain how the Taliban managed to "outlast a superpower through nearly 19 years of...
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Photo from Telesur (via People’s Dispatch, 5/6/20) of captured mercenaries in Venezuela. Views
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Corporate Media Don’t Think Americans Paid to Invade Venezuela Count as Mercenaries
When an attempted invasion of Venezuela launched from the shores of Colombia was foiled on May 3, after armed commandos were intercepted at Venezuela’s coastline of La Guira, it seemed undeniable that the heavily armed men, possessing satellite phones and uniforms with the US flag emblazoned on...
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New York Times depiction (1/25/20) of a wet market in Shenzhen, which is 680 miles from Wuhan. (Photo: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times) Views
Friday, May 08, 2020
Why It’s Wrong (and Racist) to Blame Covid-19 on Chinese 'Wet Markets'
The stigmatization of Asian people and their culture as “inferior” or “exotic” isn’t a new phenomenon. What is considered acceptable or “strange” meat is often the result of arbitrary cultural norms , and Chinese food has often suffered from hypocritical cultural appropriation once it became...
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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin speaks while President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, May 03, 2020
Corporate Looting as ‘Rescue Plan,’ Robber Barons as ‘Saviors’
For a perfect illustration of how corporate media function as ruling class propaganda, watch how they spin a titanic upward redistribution of wealth as a “rescue plan” for the US economy, and paint a robber baron like US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as a “savior” of the American public. In...
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Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speak during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Corporate Media Deny Their Own Existence, Despite Driving Biden’s Primary Victory
If someone were to tell you that major and influential business sectors like the fossil fuel and health insurance industries simply don’t exist , or imply that major corporations like ExxonMobil and Cigna don’t try to manipulate public opinion and advance a political agenda in order to protect and...
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The US’s employer-based healthcare system is exceptionally vulnerable and incapable of addressing a pandemic, because enforcing the economic shutdown required by quarantine causes massive spikes in unemployment, which then lead to further drops in healthcare coverage, and further compound the problem in a vicious circle. (Photo: Joe Newman via Public Citizen/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Pandemic Doesn’t Stop Corporate Media From Crusading Against Universal Healthcare
There’s nothing like a global pandemic to demonstrate that a universal single-payer healthcare system like Medicare for All is not an idealistic fantasy, but an immediate, urgent necessity. When over 16 million Americans have already filed for unemployment benefits within the last three weeks, it’s...
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Saturday, April 04, 2020
Corporate Media Ignore International Cooperation as Shortcut to Coronavirus Vaccine
When Dr. Jonas Salk was asked in a legendary interview about who owned the patent on the effective polio vaccine he and his team had developed, he acknowledged that their achievement belonged to “the people,” and likened efforts to profit off their innovation to be as unethical as trying to patent...
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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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