Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Featured image: Depiction of Juan Guaidó in The Atlantic (5/1/19). (photo: Fernando Llano/AP) by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 20, 2019  – Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical[…]

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The Fake News Nazi – Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal

By Editor, Published on Media Lens, March 6, 2019 One of us had a discussion with an elderly relative: ‘He can’t be allowed to become Prime Minister.’ ‘Why not?’ ‘It’s so awful…’ ‘What is?’ ‘The way he hates the Jews.’ The last comment was spoken with real anguish, the result of continuous exposure to just two main news sources: the[…]

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Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice

Image: Screenshot, grabbed 12/5/18 from News Hollywood video on Youtube, posted 11/27/18 by Alan MacLeod, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, December 3, 2018 In what has been described as potentially the biggest story of the year, the Guardian’s Luke Harding (11/27/18) reported last week that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, held a series of secret talks with[…]

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Gaza Is Not a Country, and so Israel Is Not Protecting Its Borders

Gaza Strip – May 15 – Israeli Soldiers are shooting civilians in their legs. But they have killed many. Others are in critical condition. Hospitals are swamped with over 3,000 patients. Gaza Strip – May 15, Reuters by Aida Winfred, originally published on Mondoweiss A BBC report published July 20, 2018 accepts the framing of killing of Palestinian civilians as a “defense[…]

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US War Crimes in Syria Exposed

by Niles Neimuth, originally published on the World Socialist Website The United States committed war crimes of staggering proportions last year during its four-month-long siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa, demolishing up to 80 percent of the city with an unrelenting blitzkrieg of bombs and artillery shells that killed hundreds of civilians. The devastation left behind by the US[…]

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Deirdre Griswold Defends Korea Against Tucker Carlson (Updated With Analysis)

U.S. Anti-War Leader Deirdre Griswold Defends Korea Against Right-Wing Racist Tucker Carlson The opening of relations between North and South Korea at this year’s Olympics provides have provided a hopeful contrast to Vice President Pence’s cold snub towards North Korean officials at the opening ceremonies for the event and raised the issue of ‘Who are the Koreans after all?‘ Deirdre[…]

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NYT Failed to Note Op-Ed Authors’ Funder Has $2 Billion Motive for Attacking Argentina

by Eli Clifton, originally posted on LobeLog, 12/13/17 Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, two executives at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times (12/11/17) to celebrate last week’s announcement that Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, would face treason charges for her alleged role in covering up Iran’s alleged[…]

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