Steve Rendall

Steve Rendall is FAIR's senior analyst. He is co-host of CounterSpin, FAIR's national radio show. His work has received awards from Project Censored, and has won the praise of noted journalists such as Les Payne, Molly Ivins and Garry Wills. He is co-author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error (The New Press, 1995, New York City).

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Monday, February 15, 2016
‘Preserving the Balance’ by Maintaining a Conservative Supreme Court
On CNN‘s State of the Union today ( 2/14/16 ), Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward laid out the “potential minefield” posed by a liberal Supreme Court appointment to “everyone, including Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House.” Because Scalia was a conservative, said Woodward, the...
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Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller shot and killed two Metro Police officers at a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas and killed another person at a nearby Wal-Mart on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Why not call them terrorists? (Images: Public domain) Views
Saturday, June 14, 2014
When Is Terrorism Not Terrorism?
When a husband and wife allegedly murdered two police officers and a bystander in Las Vegas, the story received a lot of coverage. But it was coverage that mostly failed to call the crimes "terrorism," despite the alleged killers leaving behind a note that said, "The revolution is beginning," and a...
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Friday, April 05, 2013
Keeping the Government's Secrets
“The government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government.... The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people.” —‑U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, New York Times Co. v. United States ( 6/30/71 )
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Friday, September 07, 2012
Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor
All this talk today about poverty got us wondering just how many people in America live below the poverty line,” anchor Scott Pelley announced on the CBS Evening News (2/1/12).
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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Politicians in Tampa, Charlotte Massaged by Media—Literally
When it comes to journalists socializing and otherwise cozying up to the powerful, there's not a lot new under the sun. More than 20 years ago, then-FAIR associates Martin Lee and Norman Solomon wrote about it in their book Unreliable Sources:
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Friday, May 06, 2011
Right-Wing Political Violence: More Terror, Less Coverage
On the morning of January 17 in Spokane, Washington, city workers found a backpack with a bomb that was set to go off along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010
The Media's Construction of the 'Ground Zero Mosque'
How did a local story about a proposal to build an Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan turn into a national controversy about whether a "Ground Zero Mosque" would be a slap in the face to 9/11 victims?
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Islamofascism Awareness Week: Anti-Muslim Smearcasting On Campus
"Islamofascism Awareness Week" is back on college campuses across the nation this week.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2000
Can A Man Who Has A Problem With People Of Color Be A Color Commentator On 'Monday Night Football'?
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh may be returning to television. He recently auditioned for a job as color commentator on ABC-TV's "Monday Night Football." The tryout followed weeks of self-promotion by the self-styled "truth detector" to the millions who listen daily to his syndicated radio show on about 600 stations.
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