Media Literacy/Bias

Controversy over 9/11 film hits press

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Editor and Publisher provides a synopsis of the revisionist film

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Disney does 9/11: history as infotainment

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Get ready for the re-writing of history, folks.

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Follow the leader: Media figures go along with administration labeling of "war with Islamic fascists"

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Several members of the media have complied with the Bush administration's efforts to rebrand the "global war on terror" by adopting the administration's newest catchphrase: Islamic fascism.

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Right-wing media cheerfully adopt Bush's upside-down "fascism" frame

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Murdoch, Asper and other reactionary media outlets are making increased use of "Islamofascism" language even as Bush policies creep further into secrecy and autocracy

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Rupert Murdoch: Killing News

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These days, Murdoch’s war-mongering is compulsive, and his disregard for human wreckage is both calculated and global.

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News Council will audit Spokesman Review coverage of development controversy

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An independent review will consider allegations that Spokesman-Review coverage of a Spokane development project was slanted because the newspaper is owned by the same people who own River Park Square.

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What's the object of objectivity?

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When reporters view "objectivity" as simply presenting "both sides" of a political argument, they can lose sight of more important values, and of the truth.

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On Katrina’s anniversary, compare corporate v. indy media coverage

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It’s been a year since Katrina. What have we learned about the priorities of independent versus corporate media?

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Everything is always good for the Republicans

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Why do mainstream media voices so often buy into conservative and GOP spin?

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New 'Survivor' series reveals and reinscribes American racism

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Social experts blast new 'Survivor:' castaways divided by race

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey