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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Saturday, December 01, 2012
GOP's Small Business Tax Talking Point
Of all the arguments Republicans offer to maintain Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, one stands out: The tax increase would be a blow to small business owners. This is misleading–but you can't count on media to get this right.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Corporate Media Lose Their Favorite 'Warrior Scholar'
There's no doubt that the sex scandal that prompted CIA director David Petraeus's sudden resignation late last week is a big story. New details–verified or not–seem to arrive almost by the hour.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Time Magazine: Obama's Lies Are Worse Because They're More Accurate
In Time magazine's new cover story ("Blue Truth, Red Truth," 10/3/12 ), Michael Scherer attempts to sort out the puzzle of campaign season factchecking.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Quantifying 'Muslim Rage'
Sometimes very little can tell you a lot. Here's Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News , updating viewers on protests that are linked to that famous anti-Islamic video: Overseas tonight, new and deadly retribution from that amateur Internet film that's enraged much of the Muslim world.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
After NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women, Pundits Still Wonder: Why Do They Hate Us?
The protests and violence in Egypt, Libya and Yemen have caused a notable uptick in media discussions about, as Newsweek 's cover puts it, "Muslim Rage."
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Are Chicago Teachers Really Rooting for Student Failure?
You can get away with almost anything if you're attacking teachers' unions in the corporate media.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Presidential Campaign as Olympics: Chuck Todd's Tired Routine
Coverage of national political campaigns is generally pretty bad–a parade of polls, horesrace analysis and fundraising tallies, with pundits doing their best at pretending they're campaign stra tegists.
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Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Threat (Again) of Left-Wing Latin American Democracy
You can count on U.S. corporate media to express alarm about the threat posed by left-wing governments in Latin America. Sometimes it's military hype (think Soviet MiGs in Nicaragua ), but more typically it takes the form of a generalized concern about certain governments' commitment to democratic ideals.
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Thursday, July 05, 2012
Getting Iran Sanctions Wrong
Much of the media analysis of Iran at the moment dwells on the punitive economic sanctions targeting Iran's economy. An additional round of more restrictive sanctions took effect at the beginning of this month, drawing renewed attention from the press. The clear message from that media coverage is this: If Iran were to come clean about its nuclear program, they could get relief from the sanctions that are starting to wreak serious havoc on the country's economy. That is one of the primary assumptions in the coverage of the Iran crisis. But is it correct?
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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Corporate Media Untells the ALEC Story
Independent media outlets have basically owned the ALEC story over the past few years. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a corporate-sponsored "bill mill" that works with state legislatures to pass the kinds of laws corporations want.
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