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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Monday, December 02, 2013
Washington Post: The Problem With Populism
The Washington Post ( 12/1/13 ) has a piece about what it considers a leftward push inside the Democratic party. This is not the kind of thing that gets a lot of attention in corporate media; when it does, there's a tendency to portray it as a potential problem.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
How Many Unnamed Officials Does It Take to Deny Civilian Deaths?
What do you do when the president of another country says US forces killed civilians there? You get US and other allied officials to anonymously deny it.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
iPads, Flying Pets and Other Things More Newsworthy Than Deadly Drone Strikes
People who watch the evening newscasts regularly often note that the shows follow the lead of the New York Times in selecting news stories. If a story is on the front page of the Newspaper of Record, it's probably going to wind up on the newscasts.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Drones, the Media and Malala's Message
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai's visit to the United States was widely covered in the media, including interviews with ABC 's Diane Sawyer ( 10/11/13 ) , CNN's Christiane Aman
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Friday, September 20, 2013
NBC's News on Iran and Nukes Is Old News
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
John Kerry's Very Precise Death Toll: Where Does It Come From?
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Heading to War with Syria and the US Media
Horrific scenes of dead and injured civilians in Syria have been a part of the conflict there over the past several years, but the reports of a chemical attack of some sort last week in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have led U.S. policymakers and the Obama White House to threaten to attack in a matter of days.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
When the State Attacks Journalism
On August 15 Progressive magazine editor Matt Rothschild was arrested at the Wisconsin state capitol building in Wisconsin for the act of reporting on the arrest of a protestor.
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Friday, August 09, 2013
Was George W. Bush Aiding Al Qaeda?
A New York Times story ( 8/9/13 ) about the sentencing phase of the trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning caught my eye with this headline: "Witness in Manning Case Says Leaks Could Help Al Qaeda."
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Amazon, WilkiLeaks, the Washington Post and the CIA
So what does Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' decision to buy the Washington Post mean?
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