Media Bits and Bytes - Truth Busters
- When NPR Is More Dangerous Than Fox News
- How Chuck Todd Distorts Reality
- The Times’s Secret Sources
- Someone Accused Trump of Rape. The Media Shrugged
- News Anchors Sue Charter Communications for Sexism
- Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?
- Supreme Court Threat to Social Media Free Speech
By Robert Wright
June 24, 2019
Throughout America’s mainstream media, there's a consistent failure to exercise “cognitive empathy”—to see the world from Iran’s point of view and so, for example, understand that Iranian moves that America considers offensive and provocative Iran may consider defensive. Failing to do this elementary exercise can lead the United States to exaggerate the threat Iran poses, which in turn can lead to war.
By Nancy LeTourneau
June 20, 2019
It is true that right-wing media outlets like Fox News are dangerous as propaganda arms of the Trump presidency. But mainstream journalists who distort reality by prioritizing balance over truth are also complicit.
NYT's Sydney Ember hides corporate ties of Sanders critics she highlights.
Why the relative quiet around E Jean Carroll’s allegation? Is it sexism? Outrage fatigue? Journalistic cowardice? All of the above?
By Alexia Fernández Campbellart
June 20, 2019
“It is not surprising that a company without female leadership acquiesces to a workplace where discrimination thrives and fails to take appropriate measures to ensure that these issues are taken seriously and appropriately addressed when raised.”
Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.
By Rebecca Worby
June 17, 2019
The court ruled that First Amendment protections don't apply to a corporation that operates a public access channel in New York.