Media Literacy/Bias

The Mythical end to the politics of fear

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All you’ve got to do is read the news pages of the New York Times to see systematic agenda-building for an airborne assault on Iran. Right now, in front of our eyes, the propaganda blitz is rivaling the kind of war groundwork laid by the same newspaper four years ago, replete with endless coverage of the U.S. government’s supposed “diplomatic” efforts.

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Look who's fair and balanced

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Al-Jazeera and other Arab news outlets may be less likely to use inflammatory, biased labels than some prominent American counterparts.

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New York Times' eavesdropping story wasn't the only one squashed for Bush during 2004 campaign

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The eavesdropping story was just one of several legitimate news stories during the closing weeks of the 2004 campaign that were ignored by mainstream press outlets; stories that would have clearly hurt the Bush campaign.

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Burying the Iraqi insurgency

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The BBC, Insurgent Attacks And The New York Times

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An Opportunity Lost at the Seattle P-I?

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer misses opportunity to demonstrate transparency; instead, it insists Washington News Council is "out to get" the paper

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Study: Internet doesn't replace local TV news

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A majority of web news viewers still rely on local TV news, study finds

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FCC scrutinizes "fake news" on local TV

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FCC launches inquiry into video news releases at 77 TV stations.

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FCC to probe fake news

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PR Watch study provokes FCC to probe 'fake news' at U.S. TV stations

Source:
www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2006/08/16/fake-news-probe.html

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