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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Friday, June 03, 2011
Open Up the Budget Debate to the People; Media Boost Ryan Plan, Ignore People's Budget
Thanks to the corporate media, you probably know all about Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Lehrer Steps Down: Will NewsHour Do More to Fulfill PBS Mission?
PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer announced on Thursday that he would step down as anchor of the nightly newscast early next month. Will the change lead to improvements at the program?
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Stop Blacking Out Progressive Protests
A sparsely attended Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C., on March 31 in support of federal spending cuts received generous media attention. One report ( Slate , 3/31/11) suggested there was "at least one reporter for every three or four activists," and a Republican politician joked that there might be more journalists than activists at the event.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Public TV's Libya Limits
If public television's mission is to bring diverse viewpoints to the airwaves, the discussions about the war in Libya on the PBS NewsHour haven't lived up to that standard. Over the past two weeks, the NewsHour has featured an array of current and former military and government officials in its discussion segments--leaving little room for antiwar voices, U.S. foreign policy critics and legal experts. -On March 18, the NewsHour interviewed the Obama administration's UN Ambassador Susan Rice.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
ABC's 'Made in America' Hypocrisy
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer kicked off its "Made in America" series on February 28 , encouraging consumers to buy U.S.-made products in order to spur job growth. But why focus on consumers and not major corporations like ABC parent Disney , who are the ones who actually choose to manufacture products overseas?
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Why Does USA Today Hate Public Workers?
On today's front page ( 3/1/11 ), USA Today alleges that public workers in Wisconsin earn more than private sector employees--a finding at odds with much of the research on public/private compensation.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Newsweek Defends Drones: Plays Down Civilian Deaths, Legal Questions
Newsweek 's February 21 assessment of the CIA's drone assassination program in Pakistan is a largely uncritical defense of the White House policy, with little space for critics who argue the killings are illegal, counterproductive and exact a heavy toll on innocent civilians.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We Support Wikileaks
As journalists, activists, artists, scholars and citizens, we condemn the array of threats and attacks on the journalist organization WikiLeaks. After the website's decision, in collaboration with several international media organizations, to publish hundreds of classified State Department diplomatic cables, many pundits, commentators and prominent U.S. politicians have called for harsh actions to be taken to shut down WikiLeaks' operations.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Action Alert: NYT's Iran Missile Fizzle
A November 29 New York Times article alleging that Iran possesses powerful missiles with "the capacity to strike at capitals in Western Europe" appears to rest on incredibly shaky evidence--amounting to a German newspaper article that did not fully corroborate the U.S. claims the Times was touting.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Charlie Rose Opens Up the Deficit Debate
Tonight's broadcast of the Charlie Rose Show will feature a discussion of the budget deficit with progressive economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
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