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‘They Have a Systematic Campaign to Ethnically Cleanse the Entire Rohingya Population’
October 19th, 2017, 12:43 PM
"They know exactly what they're doing; they want to ensure that the ethnic cleansing of the entire Rohingya population is complete before anybody finds out."
No, US Didn’t ‘Stand By’ Indonesian Genocide—It Actively Participated
October 18th, 2017, 12:43 PM
"Standing by" is not what the United States did during the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66; rather, it actively supported the massacres, which were applauded at the time by the New York Times.
Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does?
October 17th, 2017, 12:43 PM
Every time the media mindlessly report Iran has a “nuclear weapons program” rather than a “nuclear program” (or, better, a “nuclear energy” or “nuclear power program”), they further advance the myth that Iran’s intentions or “ambitions” are to build a nuclear bomb, which is something we have no evidence it is doing or plans to do
Getting the Fairness Doctrine Wrong–Again
October 13th, 2017, 12:43 PM
Opinionated talk radio, which was always dominated by right-wing personalities, was born in 1960, and flourished in local markets under the Fairness Doctrine, which wasn’t jettisoned until 1987. By taking callers with contrasting views, talk radio was actually seen as comporting with the Fairness Doctrine.
Azeem Ibrahim on Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing
October 13th, 2017, 12:43 PM
A human rights nightmare continues to unfold in Myanmar, as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee what a new UN report calls "coordinated and systemic" attacks by security forces.
Corporate Media Have Few Apologies for Getting IRS Scandal Backwards
October 12th, 2017, 12:43 PM
A new report makes clear that not only were progressive groups scrutinized by the IRS, they were in fact targeted more than conservative groups.
‘Republicans Have a Starting-Line Advantage of 10 Percent’
October 11th, 2017, 12:43 PM
"They’re going to decide the rules that will either make our national politics fairer and more balanced, or continue being as extreme as they have been through the next decade."
Maria’s ‘Other’ Victims: Puerto Rican Bondholders
October 11th, 2017, 12:43 PM
The argument that "everyone" owns a piece of Puerto Rican debt is gaining steam in the mainstream news media. It's corporate media's attempt to spread the pain that the wealthy would feel from debt forgiveness.
’80 Percent of the Benefit Is Going to the Richest 1 Percent’
October 10th, 2017, 12:43 PM
"They're talking about increasing the growth rate 5 percentage points—they’re just pulling numbers out of the air. There’s literally nothing to support that."
American Made: A Largely True Story With Some Not-So-Fun Lies
October 10th, 2017, 12:43 PM
American Made depicts Central America as a Cold War battleground, with no mention of the fact that hundreds of thousands of civilians were being murdered by US-backed governments. But bringing up that part of the history would definitely put a feel-bad spin on what was meant to be an entertaining romp with a lovable rogue.