"A new Public Citizen analysis shows that over the past five years—as rising global temperatures repeatedly set records—national television news networks and the 50 most widely circulated newspapers in the United States increased their coverage of right-wing think tanks denying the climate emergency...
The study focuses on coverage of the Heartland Institute and the four other think tanks associated with the conference—the American Enterprise Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Heritage Foundation...
The analysis shows that across all 50 newspapers, the right-wing think tanks were cited or published a total of 528 times on the climate crisis. Only 17 percent of those mentions included an acknowledgement of the think tank's ties to the dirty energy sector, and 60 percent 'presented arguments or comments by think tank representatives as legitimate views.' "
-->If you care to look at one such omission, check out the NYT recent article entitled "Record Heat Melts Europe, and Relief is Scarce." This front page story is all about the European need for air conditioning. Climate change gets three sentences.
"MSNBC’s Anti-Sanders Bias Makes It Forget How to Do Math. When MSNBC legal analyst Mimi Rocah (7/21/19) said that Bernie Sanders 'made [her] skin crawl,' though she 'can’t even identify for you what exactly it is,' she was just expressing more overtly the anti-Sanders bias that pervades the network.
MSNBC made a handy graphic for a poll on July 7 that showed 2020 match-ups against Trump among Democratic voters. The list was in descending order of candidates’ polling numbers—except for Bernie Sanders, whose name is placed under Warren’s and Harris’s, though he polls higher than both of them.
Lest you think this was an isolated incident, MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki placed Sanders’ name below Warren’s on July 15, when he was 'reporting' on a poll put out by the Washington Post and NBC (MSNBC’s parent company.) Once again, the order of the names is descending by poll numbers—except for Bernie Sanders’, which is, once again, placed below where it should be."
-->This extensive article gives so many examples of this bias that few newspapers or TV news programs are left unscathed. The nation's media is so in bed with the corporate state that any reporting on Bernie can't really be trusted.
The Peace Report:
"Neutrality is an easy concept to understand: don’t invade other countries and don’t take sides in other people’s wars. Yet, Irish Neutrality has for decades aided the U.S. military in transporting troops and weapons to and from combat zones throughout the world.
This violation of Irish Neutrality [makes] Ireland complicit in any war crime the U.S. commits. Recently, two U.S. veterans attempted to stop an aircraft at Shannon Airport and as a result were thrown in jail for two weeks and had their passports seized as they await an unknown trial date. This incident occurred over four months ago in March 2019 and they have yet to return home to the United States. This incident highlights the larger issues of Irish capitalism, US, British, and EU imperialism which exposes the semi-colonial state of Ireland."
-->Most countries that hold US citizens against their will are at least reported in the mainstream media. Can you imagine if this happened in Iran or Venezuela? But Ireland is playing ball with the US empire, and our compliant media plays along by refusing to carry this story. Free veterans Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers!