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, November 16, 2010
Charlie Rose's Deficit Non-Debate
A report from the co-chairs of the White House deficit commission has generated significant criticism. But on public television mainstay Charlie Rose , viewers are hearing only from supporters of the center-right plan to cut spending and lower taxes for the wealthy.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
Tell PBS: Bring Back Now! 'Need to Know' Fails to Live up to PBS mission
It's official: Need to Know has failed to pursue the kind of hard-hitting reporting, full of diverse perspectives, that was regularly supplied by the shows it replaced, Now and the Bill Moyers Journal .
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Major FAIR Exposé of PBS: Taking the 'Public' Out of Public TV
A multi-part FAIR exposé of PBS's most prominent news and public affairs programs demonstrates that public television is failing to live up to its mission to provide an alternative to commercial television, to give voice to those "who would otherwise go unheard" and help viewers to "see America whole, in all its diversity," in the words of public TV's founding document.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
ABC's Broken Tax 'Factcheck'
One of the core debates about federal tax policy concerns the expiring Bush tax cuts. A September 8 "factcheck" segment on ABC World News did more to propagate myths than to set the record straight.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tell NBC: Debate the Afghanistan War
T housands have signed on to FAIR's petition --add your voice today and keep the pressure on NBC to have a real war debate!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tell NBC: Sunday Morning Needs a Real War Debate
The war in Afghanistan has re-emerged as a major news story, thanks to the controversies surrounding the removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the WikiLeaks release of classified documents. But on NBC 's Meet the Press , the opportunity to engage in a robust debate about the war has taken a back seat to promoting the views of the military and supporters of Obama's Afghanistan policies.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Situation Room Scaremongering: CNN's Social Security crisis
The August 5 reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees declared Social Security's long-term financial outlook mostly unchanged from the previous year, and the projections for Medicare were greatly improved from previous forecasts. But on CNN 's Situation Room , this news amounted to a crisis in Social Security and a threat to the country.
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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Does the NY Times Factcheck Op-Eds?
On August 2, the New York Times published an op-ed arguing that Arabs do not care much about Palestinians--and that this is a good thing, especially for Palestinians. But the argument relied on a "poll" of the Arab world that does not exist.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
PBS Ombud Agrees With FAIR on Shultz Tribute
In response to hundreds of letters from FAIR activists, PBS ombud Michael Getler ( 7/16/10 ) agreed with FAIR's criticism (Action Alert, 7/12/10 ) of the 3-hour PBS documentary Turmoil and Triumph , a tribute to former Reagan-era Secretary of State George Shultz funded in part by institutions and individuals with
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Friday, June 04, 2010
Where Is O'Reilly's Anti-Immigration Retraction?
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly cited one reason to support Arizona's harsh new anti-immigrant law: the state's exploding crime rate.
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