Ignoring Polling, Wash. Post Redefines ‘Center’ As Excluding Public Plan

News Analysis Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– The Washington Post described an “emerging” bipartisan health care reform bill that would “abandon the government insurance option that President Obama is seeking” as a “move toward” the “center,” but in fact, several recent polls show that a majority of Americans support a public plan option.[Read More…]

The New Yorker Raises a Toast to Birther Nut Michael Savage

Commentary by Eric Boehlert If you’ve been under the impression that right-wing radio host Michael Savage, who claims Barack Obama was born in Kenya, was schooled at a radical Islamic madrassa, and is now "raping America," was a hate merchant who operated on the edges of common decency, and represented[Read More…]

CNN Running Scared: Network Refuses to Air Media Matters’ Ad

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– Media Matters for America responded to the news that CNN has refused to air a Media Matters ad calling on the network to credibly address Lou Dobbs’ continued promotion of birther conspiracy theories. A CNN spokesperson reportedly told the Politico, "CNN retains the right to object to any[Read More…]

‘CNN’s Dobbs Problem’ Ad Set to Hit CNN Airwaves: Media Matters Announces Ad Campaign Calling for Accountability From ‘The Most Trusted Name in News’

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– Media Matters for America today announced the launch of a television ad campaign calling for CNN to credibly address its Lou Dobbs problem. The ad, set to air this week on Dobbs’ CNN program as well as on Fox News and MSNBC, demonstrates how CNN has repeatedly allowed[Read More…]

Birthers and their Misinformed History of Kenya

Commentary To be fair, I am neither a “birther” or a “deather.” Birthers are struggling like anything to prove that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. “Deathers,” a relatively new term, are those who are trying to convince seniors that the health care plan before Congress will[Read More…]

Meet Jon Klein, Lou Dobbs’ Apologist-In-Chief

News Analysis By Brian Frederick If it wasn’t already dead, media accountability died this week. While last week was about Lou Dobbs’ ridiculous refusal to relent on his promotion of conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth certificate, this week was about CNN President Jon Klein’s ridiculous refusal to salvage his[Read More…]

Should Schools Ban Teachers in Religious Garb?

Commentary Inside the First Amendment  By Charles C. Haynes  First Amendment Center senior scholar Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski breathed new life into an old debate when he signed a law on July 16 protecting religious freedom for all workers — except for teachers in public schools. Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Seventh-day[Read More…]

Dahr Jamail

Iraq as ‘Actor and Stakeholder’

News Analysis By Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Perspective “If the Iraqi forces require further training and further support, we shall examine this then at that time, based on the needs of Iraq,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikirecently informed President Barak Obama in Washington. While[Read More…]