Slapping Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting Palestinian Child

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by Gregory Shupak Israeli soldiers shot 14-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Tamimi point-blank in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet on December 14, 2017, in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the occupied West Bank. The boy had to undergo six hours of surgery and was… Continue Reading  

Why is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time to Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?

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by Ben Armbruster National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of… Continue Reading  

Iranian Missiles and Fake News 

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by Eldar Mamedov Apparently even seemingly respectable media outlets occasionally peddle fake news at service of a particular political agenda, with the aim of creating a massive echo chamber that would make it appear to be “real news.” Such was… Continue Reading  

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