Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson is a writer based in New York City.

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If the media actually want to oppose Trump, perhaps they could stop propping up narratives that provide cover for Trump supporters who commit violence. (Photo: Ben Garrison) Views
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Hate Plays Into Hands of Right-Wing Media
Media coverage of tragedies like shootings and bombings is frequently politicized, particularly when jihadism is a factor in perpetrators’ motives. In its coverage of the recent outbreak of conspiracy-fueled far-right wing terrorism, however, many media outlets have rushed to depoliticize such acts...
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The more papers are owned by billionaires like Bezos, the more potentially pervasive the billionaires’ influence.(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, October 12, 2018
WaPo Picks a Side in Maryland Race—the Side That’s Offering Billions to Amazon
Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate to be Maryland’s governor, is hoping to pull off a big upset in the November midterm elections against Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan. If he wins, Jealous will be the state’s first African-American governor, and just the third elected African-American...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh
Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was subject to a wringer of testy Senate confirmation hearings last week. The current DC Circuit Court judge has come under fire from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee for his stances against the landmark pro-abortion decision Roe v. Wade , affirmative...
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"Even if today’s socialist wing of the Democratic Party hasn’t won every underdog primary race against better-funded centrist opponents, it is apparent that progressives are winning the battle of ideas within the party." (Photo: FAIR) Views
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Media Continues Writing Premature Obituaries for the Democratic Left
The insurgent left wing of the Democratic Party, sometimes self-identified as democratic socialists and exemplified by rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and associated with groups like Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution , the Justice Democrats and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), took...
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works
“Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont–Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic Party candidates for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. The plan would provide...
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"El Salvador provides perhaps the most striking case of how US responsibility is obscured in the current immigration debate, based on the notoriety of Mara Salvatrucha, a predominantly Salvadoran street gang better known as MS-13." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, July 23, 2018
Key Fact Obscured in Immigration Coverage: MS-13 Was Made in USA
In a piece for the Atlantic ( 6/20/18 ), former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum countered statements by MSNBC ’s Chris Hayes, in which Hayes described a harrowing first-person account of a mother forcibly separated from her child at the US/Mexico border as reading like “the literature of a...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
The Economist’s Premature Obituary for the Sanders Movement
Earlier this month, the US politics opinion column of the Economist ( 6/7/18 ), pseudonymously written by “Lexington,” was accompanied by a cartoon depicting Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind.–Vermont) with a comically oversized hook nose. Perhaps cartoonist KAL was unaware of the connotations of the hook...
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"Yet it might be near the end of the line for Pruitt; White House aides have decried his scandals as embarrassing and called for his firing." (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 25, 2018
Focus on Pruitt’s Scandals Obscures Environmental Degradation Under Trump
Scott Pruitt sure is busy these days. The climate change-denying head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been renting out a DC condo on the cheap from an energy lobbyist ; installing a $43,000 soundproof booth for his telephone calls; passing out improper pay raises to aides; jet-setting...
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"US antitrust laws and enforcement themselves are often insufficient in tackling the issues central to consolidation in technology and media." (Photo: Getty) Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Who Will Take on the 21st Century Tech and Media Monopolies?
Facebook is under fire for ( among other things ) its involvement with Cambridge Analytica, a British data analytics firm funded by hedge fund billionaire and major Republican party donor Robert Mercer and formerly led by President Trump’s ex–campaign manager and strategist Steve Bannon. Cambridge...
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Monday, February 19, 2018
Media Embrace New 'Reform' Group as Bulwark Against Guaranteed Healthcare
In recent years, there has been rapid growth in support for Medicare for All, a single-payer healthcare system that would guarantee the universal medical coverage that the Affordable Care Act failed to achieve with its passage in 2010. Sixty-four percent of Democrats support single-payer healthcare...
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