Media

How far-right media manipulated a father — and a nation

Jen Senko discusses her book and film, ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad,’ and how to help people escape from conspiracist media

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Unsuccessful attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson are a sign of political smears to come

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Propaganda websites helped merge far-right conspiracy theories about imaginary child abuse into a narrative that served the GOP elite


We’ll never know how many people are dead because of Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda

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Fearful of far-right competitors, the Fox honcho decided to redouble the toxic lies about Covid-19


Denver shooter’s ties to well-known Republican commentators underline misogyny’s key role in violence

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Initially ‘proud’ of Capitol attack, some far-right media figures switched to blaming leftists to align with leaders

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Media elites have missed the damage caused by free trade, and how millions felt betrayed by Democrats

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Journalist Farah Stockman discusses her new book on the meaning of work, and how educated elites have ignored the problems of others


Chris Christie’s book flop exposed the absurdity of establishment media’s search for ‘reasonable Republicans’

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GOP elites occasionally critical of Trump are celebrated in the centrist press, but they actually have no real constituency


Embracing uncertainty may be a better way to cure conspiracist thinking

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If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, labels can make the truth that much harder to find


Newspapers’ lawsuit against Facebook and Google shows courts may be best for reining in tech abuses

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An online ad marketplace stripped of surveillance can thrive, but it will not happen without government intervention


Tucker Carlson inadvertently attacks his own fan in desperate bid to shift blame for Capitol attack

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With no real evidence to support his lies about January 6, the Fox News host is resorting to smearing his own fans


The GOP embrace of violence is too important for mainstream media outlets to ignore

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Corporate media journalists aren’t serving the public’s right to know unless they report the story of how far-right Republicans are trying to develop a paramilitary wing


New report examines how fossil fuel industry uses elite PR firms to spread climate misinformation

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‘A major part of the effort to obstruct climate action involves enhancing the positive public reputation for the fossil fuel companies’


Term limits for newspaper columnists would go a long way

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American politics has changed a lot in the past 20 years, unfortunately, the New York Times columnists have not


Fox News, right-wing group attack ‘Sesame Street’ for daring to include Asian Americans

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In latest effort to keep their voters angry, GOP elites are raging against the pioneering children’s program


How the ‘Steele Dossier’ confused the public and ended up helping Donald Trump

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Journalist and author Barry Meier discusses how private spy agencies manipulate the media and intimidate whistleblowers for wealthy clients


As media fall for right-wing ‘woke’ hysteria, racial justice advocates are getting pushed to the fringe

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American workers are seeking a better deal from employers — by staying out of the job market

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Republican governors cut millions of people off their unemployment rolls, but many are staying away from jobs that underpaid


Alex Jones keeps losing defamation lawsuits, but the underlying issues behind them remain unresolved

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The question of whether private figures who become temporarily famous should face stricter defamation claim standards has yet to be resolved in court


The disinformation economy isn’t invincible, meet two women working to end it

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Nandini Jammi and Claire Atkin of Check My Ads want to make publishing lies unprofitable, while also helping advertisers protect their brands


Virginia’s lesson for Democrats: The mainstream media will not push back against GOP disinformation

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Democrats need to realize that the establishment media has no real interest in opposing institutional lying


Right-wing pundits are glorifying accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse

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Extremist and establishment Republican commentators are doing more than just defend the accused murderer, they are lionizing him


 

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