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For Fairness, Accuracy and Balance In News Reporting

Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:03:02 +0000


WaPo Breaks Push for Transparency to Criticize Potential EPA Move to Make Research Public

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:01:48 +0000

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has introduced a rule that would dramatically improve the transparency of the research the agency relies on to implement regulations. But since that transparency poses a threat, the mainstream media is unhappy. At issue primarily is what is known as the Six Cities Study – 30-year-old research, which has never been […](image)

Washington Post, LA Times Mock Closeness of Macron and Trump

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:54:19 +0000

After the first day of French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington, mainstream media mocked the apparent closeness of Macron and President Trump. On the second day, realizing Trump might benefit from perceived closeness to Macron, the media switched courses to point out the “limits of their touchy-feely friendship.” “During French President Emmanuel Macron’s state […](image)

NYT Omits Major Details in Report on Taxpayer-Funded Workforce

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:48:05 +0000

In its reporting on public sector workers, The New York Times left out important details about the taxpayer-funded workforce, including the fact that public pensions and other long-term compensation liabilities create a public fiscal crisis that threatens to crowd out other vital public needs (Illinois and New Jersey are particularly dire situations). The reporting also […](image)

British Toddler Alfie Evans’ Case Spreads to American Mainstream Media

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:45:27 +0000

Alfie Evans, a British toddler who suffers from a severe neurological disorder, has been off life support since Monday. Alfie’s parents are seeking additional treatment and care in Italy, where Pope Francis and the Vatican had offered refuge from the British National Health Service (NHS). The NHS and Alder Hey’s hospital medical staff said that […](image)

Outrage Over Trump Official on Comments Taken Out of Context

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:36:44 +0000

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been at odds with government bureaucrats and the mainstream media. Mulvaney is often blamed for scaling back much of Dodd-Frank provisions and allegedly leaving American consumers exposed to manipulation by Big Banks, per criticism from […](image)

GQ Lists The Bible in ’21 Books You Don’t Have to Read’

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:45:29 +0000

In its article “21 Books You Don’t Have To Read” the editors of GQ magazine listed The Bible at No. 12, describing it as “repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned.” The GQ editors preach that “The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but […](image)

MSNBC Anchor’s Anti-Gay Rants Exposed

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:44:16 +0000

On Tuesday, PFLAG National – a venerable gay rights organization – revoked the Straight for Equality in Media Award that MSNBC personality Joy Reid was to receive at PFLAG’s 45th-anniversary celebration. In December, entries in The Reid Report – the blog she ran at the time – were discovered in which she attacks Charlie Crist, […](image)

White House Correspondents Say Trump Makes Them Work Harder

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:42:23 +0000

It’s not as fun or easy to take pot shots at a conservative president when that president fights back, according to Variety. In Ted Johnson’s piece, headlined, “Inside the Intense, Combative World of Covering the Trump White House,” White House reporters admitted they work harder to ensure their stories are accurate, that the Trump administration is […](image)

NBC News Predicts GOP Voter Rebellion in Red States over Tariffs

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:52:47 +0000

The Trump administration proposed tariffs in March on imported Chinese goods, which led to counter-tariffs from China, a major trade partner with the U.S. Headlines on the exchange criticized the policy, calling it a “trade war,” despite the media’s bent on government-run and government-subsidized economic policies. NBC News published an article about Nebraskan farmers and […](image)

Acosta: Trump’s Media Attacks Will Lead to a Journalist Getting Hurt

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:49:15 +0000

Jim Acosta, the CNN White House correspondent locked in a war of words with the White House, expressed his fear this week that Trump’s attacks on the media will result in a journalist getting hurt. Acosta made his remarks in an interview with Variety that included fellow White House correspondents April Ryan from American Urban Radio […](image)