Peter Hart

Peter Hart is the Communications Director at the National Coalition Against Censorship. Previously at the media watchdog group FAIR, Hart is also the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. (Seven Stories Press, 2003).

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Missing Malala's Message of Peace: Drones Fuel Terrorism
On October 10, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai–who received worldwide attention after being attacked by the Taliban for her advocacy for girls' education–was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi. Yousafzai's work on educational equity is well-known. But...
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Why 'The Economy' Isn't Good News for Democrats
The Washington Post is having some trouble figuring out why more Americans aren't enthusiastic about the state of the economy, and why they're not giving Barack Obama and Democratic politicians more credit for turning things around. But it's not so hard to figure out. I caught the first glimpse of...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Gas Drilling: The Media’s New Climate Denial Showcase
What planet does Big Media think it’s living on? Over 300,000 people filled the streets of New York City in September as part of the worldwide People’s Climate March, a stirring call for action on global warming. But if you watched TV news that day, you may not have known it happened at all. The...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War
Want to know what corporate media look like when they're reporting for duty? On the most recent CBS 's Face the Nation ( 9/28/14 ), host Bob Schieffer previewed the guests who would be appearing on the show: We will get the latest on the mission and what it entails from Deputy National Security...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reluctant Warrior Bombs Yet Another Country
If there's one thing elite media seem to know for sure, it's that Barack Obama doesn't like war. One phrase in particular seems to stand out: It was a remarkable moment for a reluctant warrior. –Jonathan Karl ( ABC Nightline , 9/10/14) He's a very reluctant warrior, didn't want to do this. But you...
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Deep US Concern for Human Rights in Egypt? Time Says So
In a piece about Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to build a coalition to support the attack the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, Time magazine's Michael Crowley ( 9/18/14 ) made a curious assertion about the US government's position on Egypt: When Kerry appeared with Egypt's...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The PBS Left: 'Airstrikes Are Wonderful'
Every week, the PBS NewsHour gives viewers its version of a left/right debate segment. On the right is well-known conservative pundit David Brooks . On the left is Mark Shields, who is not especially well-known outside of the NewsHour , and certainly has no meaningful connection to leftish politics...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fracking Away the Climate Crisis
Yesterday the front page of the New York Times told us about an industrial comeback in the America's heartland. Sounds like good news, right? "Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt" reads the headline, over a story about a factory in Youngstown, Ohio, that is alive…thanks to fracking: The...
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
New NPR Boss: 'We're Going to Be Talking About Brands That Matter a Little Bit More'
The new CEO of NPR , Jarl Mohn , comes mostly from the world of commercial media. He made his name at VH1 and MTV , and then went on run the E! channel ( Current , 6/24/14 ). That's not his only experience; he's been involved with public radio too, as a board member at Southern California station...
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Does the American Public Want More War?
If you've been tuning in to TV news lately, there's been a lot of chatter about what sort of military action the United States should take against the Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. While the public isn't eager for any new wars, the front page of USA Today was trying to change that...
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