Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives

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by Justin Anderson Climate change took a backseat to other issues in this year’s midterm elections, and humanity may end up paying the price. The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed, many climate deniers in the Republican party won… Continue Reading  

Out of 26 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Zero Opposed

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by Adam Johnson A survey by FAIR of the top 100 papers in the US by circulation found not a single editorial board opposed to Trump’s April 13 airstrikes on Syria. Twenty supported the strikes, while six were ambiguous as… Continue Reading  

Media Boosts Obvious Saudi Front Group as Neutral ‘Think Tank’

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by Adam Johnson The Arabia Foundation appeared in spring 2016, seemingly out of nowhere, as a Saudi-focused think tank with “ties to Riyadh,” but vaguely independent of the regime. Or at least independent enough so that media wouldn’t represent it… Continue Reading  

Painting Attack on Syria as Israeli “Retaliation”

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by Gregory Shupak Israel claimed that it intercepted an Iranian drone in Israeli airspace on Saturday, February 10; Iran denied that it had a drone there. Israel then bombed a Syrian airbase, saying it was the command-and-control center from which… Continue Reading  

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