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, February 21, 2013
Middle-of-the-Road Obama and Presidential Distortion
Here’s a thought: Maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama isn’t a socialist. I know, if you’ve tuned into even a little bit of right-wing talk radio, or watched some Fox News shows over the past four years, this might come as a surprise.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Are Iranian Magnets the New Aluminum Tubes?
In the run up to the Iraq War, the New York Times ( 9/8/02 ) famously reported on an Iraqi scheme to procure special aluminum tubes that could only have one purpose: Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Where Are They Now? The Reporters Who Got Iraq So Wrong
Ten years ago yesterday, Colin Powell made the Bush administration's case for going to war against Iraq. Much of what he said about Iraq's threats to the United States was false.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Iranian Meddling in Yemen, Says Unnamed Official From Meddling Country
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Thursday, January 03, 2013
Some Cluster Bombs More Newsworthy Than Others
Most people would probably agree that cluster bombs are hideous weapons–deadly, indiscriminate, and likely to kill or injure civilians.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What If Children Mattered No Matter Where They Lived–and Died?
We do not live in a world that treats all life equally. Not even close. Human beings inevitably feel certain tragedies more deeply, based on proximity to the victims, national identity, the circumstances of death and so on.
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Saturday, December 08, 2012
This Time, Trust Anonymous WMD Claims–They've Got 'Specific Intelligence'
The message could hardly be clearer: According to U.S. intelligence, Syrian government could very well be preparing to use chemical weapons to put down the long and bloody rebellion against ruler Bashar al-Assad. That was the signal from the TV networks and other major media. Should anyone believe they're right?
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Friday, December 07, 2012
Corporate Media Gives Up on Factchecking
In October, the inevitable was announced: Struggling Newsweek magazine would be finished as a print publication as of the end of the year. But the last mass newsweekly left, Time , also made an announcement of sorts: It was out of the factchecking business.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Fiscal Hoax
The biggest story in Washington is about something that doesn't really exist: the so-called ”fiscal cliff.” This manufactured panic is all about politicians and corporate interests getting things they want — things that don't have much to do with the ”crisis” anyway. But instead of challenging this spin, big media outlets are playing along.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
When a Tax on the Rich Is Actually a Tax on the Rich
Meet the Press hosted what David Gregory dubbed a "special economic roundtable" on December 2 that included " CNBC 's dynamic duo,"
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