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, June 06, 2012
NYT: Drone Strikes 'Combat Militancy' by Increasing Militants
In today's New York Times article ( 6/6/12 ) about the apparent drone killing of Al-Qaeda "deputy leader" Abu Yahya al-Libi , Declan Walsh and
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Sunday, June 03, 2012
MSNBC: No Time for Obama's Kill List?
The New York Times ' lengthy report ( 5/29/12 ) on Barack Obama's drone "kill list" should provoke serious questions: Is such a program legal? How does it square with Obama's criticism of the Bush administration's "war on terror" policies?
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Only Beltway White Guy Pundits Too Hot for the Sunday Shows?
Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann are well-known in the Beltway. They work at big-time think tanks (Brookings and American Enterprise Institute), appear on television chat shows, and write books and op-eds that powerful people pay attention to. Lately, though, it seems they've become dangerous men.
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Monday, April 30, 2012
What No One Said About NCLB Profiteering (Except the People Who Were Saying It)
New York Times columnist Gail Collins had a good critique of standardized testing and the No Child Left Behind law ( 4/28/12 ), weighing in on the "Pineapplegate" controversy about a bizarre question that appeared on a New York English exam. She writes:
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Media Blackout: Progressive Budget vs. Paul Ryan (Again)
Last year Republican Rep.
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Why Is It Hard to Believe President Obama Would Want a Journalist in Prison?
Jeremy Scahill's piece at the Nation website ("Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?," 3/13/12 ) about imprisoned Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye is riveting and deeply reported.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Israel in the NYT Corrections Box
Anyone who doubts how the extent of pressure on media outlets when it comes to covering Israel should pick up the New York Times . In yesterday's Times ( 3/8/12 ), we saw this correction:
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Thursday, March 01, 2012
Upping the Ante in Iran Propaganda
Claims that Iran has a nuclear weapons program are allegations, not facts (Extra!, 1/12)—but are treated as established background material in the corporate media: “The president, as you know, has been trying to force Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program,” explains CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley (2/6/12). The Washington Post editorializes (1/11/12) that Iran’s “drive for nuclear weapons continues.”
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Saturday, February 04, 2012
Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars
The conventional understanding you get from the media is that Israel is worried that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a serious threat to the country's existence.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Hedge Funds, So-Called Centrists, and The 1% Candidate
Think big money and Wall Street have too much influence over national politics? Not to worry: A third-party presidential candidate bankrolled by hedge funds will fix all of that.
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