Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
NYT Responds on Iran Alarmism
New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane has responded to concerns raised in a FAIR action alert last week ( 1/6/12 ), agreeing that the paper wrongly suggested that the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon.
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Friday, January 06, 2012
NYT Misleads Readers on Iran Crisis
In two articles yesterday (1/5/12), the New York Times misled readers about the state of Iran's nuclear program. On the front page, the Times ' Steven Erlanger reported this :
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
2011 P.U.-litzers: Journalism That Doesn't Pass the Smell Test
It's that time of year again--when FAIR goes through the year's archives to collect a sampling of the worst moments of corporate media spin and malfeasance. The competition was, as always, fierce. And in special recognition of the media's befuddled approach to the Occupy Wall Street movement, next week will see the release of a second round of OWS-related P.U.-litzers. -- Wacky Conspiracy Award : CBS 's Steve Kroft
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
CBS Revises Iraq Death Toll
After a FAIR Action Alert ( 12/2/11 ), the CBS Evening News has changed its count of civilian deaths--citing a new figure that is roughly twice their original count. On December 1 the CBS Evening News reported:
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Iran, Nukes and the Failure of Skepticism
Much of the corporate media coverage of a new UN report on Iran strongly asserts that Iran is close to building nuclear weapons. But the International Atomic Energy Agency report does not actually arrive at that conclusion, and many critics contend that the speculations that are in the report are misguided.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
NewsHour and the One Percent
With protesters around the country speaking out against income inequality, public television's flagship newscast made time on October 26 for the pro-inequality side to be heard, featuring a guest who invoked a phony Abraham Lincoln quote to make his case.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
NPR vs. Free Speech: Opera Show Dropped by NPR to Punish Host's Political Activism
On Friday NPR decided it would no longer distribute an opera program because of the political activism of the program's host--who does not work for NPR . Together we can send a message to NPR about this appalling decision.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Have Corporate Media Warmed to Occupy Wall Street?
Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests started out exactly as one might expect. There was little coverage at first ( FAIR Action Alert , 9/23/11 ), and as it expanded, much of it consisted of snide dismissals of demonstrators' ignorance, hygiene and so on.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
What if the Tea Party Occupied Wall Street?
In an action called Occupy Wall Street, thousands of activists took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on September 17.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
CNN Responds to Activists on Tea Party Alliance
CNN has responded to criticism from FAIR activists of its debate partnership with the Tea Party Express, rejecting the idea that there was anything questionable about its cooperation with the far-right racist organization.
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