Coverage of Iran Protests Misleadingly Illustrated With Photos of MEK Demos

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by Adam Johnson When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those actually on the streets expressing their grievances. Since the outbreak of protests across Iran… Continue Reading  

Trump Administration Plays Media Like Fiddle on Iran/HBO Hacking Story

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by Adam Johnson It’s rare to see evidence of an administration plot to manipulate the media unfolding in real time, but such is the case this week—and thus far, corporate media have taken the bait hook, line, and sinker.

Stop Using “Woman in Chador Walks by Anti-US Mural” Stock Photo for Every Article About Iran

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by Adam Johnson The general mindlessness in choosing a stock photo is what makes them so pernicious. Editors reach for an image that captures the overall theme of the article while drawing the eye of distracted media consumers—typically as an… Continue Reading  

Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does?

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by Adam Johnson When it comes to Iran, do basic facts matter? Evidently not, since dozens and dozens of journalists keep casually reporting that Iran has a “nuclear weapons program” when it does not—a problem FAIR has reported on over… Continue Reading  

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

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by Adam Johnson The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh… Continue Reading