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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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Bradley Manning Is Not a Royal Baby
"With a Royal Baby Due, News Outlets Are on High Alert" reported the New York Times ( 7/14/13 ) in a piece detailing the extensive planning that TV networks have done in order to cover the any-day-now arrival of the child of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Washington Post's WikiLeaks/Snowden/Greenwald Conspiracy Theory
To Washington Post columnist Walter Pincus ( 7/9/13) , something about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden just doesn't smell right.
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Obama's 'War on Coal' Isn't Real–But It's Really in the Newspaper
It'd be nice if newspapers covered policy fights as if reality mattered. But corporate media generally prefers to cover politics as a form of public relations–which involves the creation of a reality that you think will help your side win.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Snowden Is Helping Terrorists (But Don't Quote Me on That)
It looks like we might be on to a new phase in the Edward Snowden saga : anonymous government officials going to compliant media outlets to complain that his revelations have made it easier for terrorists to evade capture.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Did Obama's Speech Really 'Narrow' the War?
If you followed the coverage of President Barack Obama's May 23 speech at the National Defense University, you would think something big happened to the "war on terror." Specifically, its scope was narrowed, perhaps considerably, as the war as it is currently being waged winds down.
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Syria and the "Red Line" Nonsense
Late last week came news that the some U.S. intelligence believes, with low to moderate confidence, that chemical weapons–possibly sarin–was used in Syria. There were, as Jim Naureckas pointed out , reports that overstated the certainty of the findings.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
The Sick Madness of Tom Friedman's Culture
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman doesn't understand how on earth the Boston bombers could rationalize their act of violence–and believes that some aspects of Muslim culture must answer for it.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Al-Qaeda Pressure Cookers?
The news that the Boston Marathon bombs used conventional pressure cookers led to a flurry of coverage suggesting that this was perhaps a link to Al-Qaeda inspired jihadists. At the Daily Beast ( 4/16/13 ), Eli Lake wrote a piece with this headline:
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Friday, April 12, 2013
North Korea Has Deliverable Nuclear Warhead! Or Maybe Not!
The panicky style of reporting on North Korea doesn't seem to be changing much, if you glance at the front pages of the big papers this morning.
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Thursday, April 04, 2013
North Korea 'Rattles Sabres'; Meanwhile, U.S. Pretends to Drop Nuclear Bombs on Them
It's not easy to figure out what's going on with North Korea. We hear that new leader Kim Jong-Un is making threats to attack the United States, South Korea or both–and that's leading to some rather alarming, and alarmist, coverage.
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