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, March 06, 2009
Study: Media Blackout on Single-Payer Healthcare
A timely new study documents a significant gap in recent media coverage of healthcare reform.
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 05, 2009
What the Dow Isn't: Stocks Misused as 'Scorecard' of White House Policy
To hear some in the corporate media tell it, you judge a president by how the Dow Jones Industrial Average is performing--and, thus, Barack Obama is not doing a very good job. As NBC's Meet the Press host David Gregory said (3/1/09):
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Newswire article
Monday, March 02, 2009
More Hot Air from George Will
Syndicated Washington Post columnist George Will and the Post's ombud Andrew Alexander are still failing to address the majority of the inaccuracies in Will's February 15 column on climate change.
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Newswire article
Monday, February 02, 2009
FAIR Study: Human Rights Coverage Serving Washington's Needs
A new FAIR study finds that leading newspapers have been putting political considerations ahead of humanitarian concerns in their editorials on human rights in Latin America.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Terrorism on the New York Times Op-Ed Page
New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman endorsed terrorism in a January 14 column defending Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. To answer his own question about Israel's plan--"What is the goal?"--Friedman referred back to the 2006 attacks on Lebanon, which killed about 1,000 Lebanese civilians. To Friedman, this was the "education" of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah:
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
International Law Seldom Newsworthy in Gaza War
U.S. corporate media coverage of the Israeli military attacks that have reportedly killed over 900--many of them civilians--since December 27 has overwhelmingly failed to mention that indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets are illegal under international humanitarian law.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
The Blame Game in Gaza
The Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip that began in late December have reportedly killed over 500 Palestinians, many of them civilians and children. As is often the case, U.S. corporate media's presentation of the events leading up to this dramatic escalation in violence have laid the blame for the violence mostly with Hamas, whose rocket attacks on Israel are often cited as the cause for the current Israeli attacks.
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