Journalism

The Demonization of Vlad Putin – James Petras OpEd

Putin And The Press: The Demonology School Of Journalism – OpEd By James Petras — (October 17, 2015) The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized…

Viewers & Pundits Differ Dramatically on Who Won First Democratic Presidential Debate

From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: Pundits Thought Clinton Beat Sanders–but Did Viewers? Who won the Democratic debate? Depends on whether you ask pundits or people. (image: CNN)   by Gunar Olsen, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting   A New York Times article (10/14/15) by Alan Rappeport about who won last night’s Democratic presidential debate…

A Journalism Lesson for Engaged Citizens

Glenn Greenwald published a short post at The Intercept on July 26 that’s well worth reading in its entirety, but it was his concluding comments I found especially noteworthy: Journalistic objectivity is a sham, a horribly misleading and self-flattering conceit. Don’t simply trust claims made in authoritative media tones — even if, perhaps especially if,…