Peter Hart

Peter Hart is the activism director at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting). He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra, and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly" (Seven Stories Press, 2003).

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:15am
The PBS Left: 'Airstrikes Are Wonderful'
Every week, the PBS NewsHour gives viewers its version of a left/right debate segment. On the right is well-known conservative pundit David Brooks . On the left is Mark Shields, who is not especially well-known outside of the NewsHour , and certainly has no meaningful connection to leftish politics...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 4:30pm
Fracking Away the Climate Crisis
Yesterday the front page of the New York Times told us about an industrial comeback in the America's heartland. Sounds like good news, right? "Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt" reads the headline, over a story about a factory in Youngstown, Ohio, that is alive…thanks to fracking: The...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
New NPR Boss: 'We're Going to Be Talking About Brands That Matter a Little Bit More'
The new CEO of NPR , Jarl Mohn , comes mostly from the world of commercial media. He made his name at VH1 and MTV , and then went on run the E! channel ( Current , 6/24/14 ). That's not his only experience; he's been involved with public radio too, as a board member at Southern California station...
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:15pm
Does the American Public Want More War?
If you've been tuning in to TV news lately, there's been a lot of chatter about what sort of military action the United States should take against the Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. While the public isn't eager for any new wars, the front page of USA Today was trying to change that...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:45am
Michael Brown, According to the New York Times
A New York Times piece ( 8/24/14 ) about Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot dead in Ferguson this month by police officer Darren Wilson, has been the subject of harsh criticism because of its declaration that Brown was "no angel." In the version that ran in today's print edition, the Times '...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
How the New York Times Twists Gaza
Though it has faded somewhat from the headlines, Israel's war on Gaza is still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week. And how was this reported in the New York Times ? As Hamas breaking a cease-fire agreement. Jodi Rudoren's dispatch ( 8/21/14 ) begins with a rather...
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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:15am
And Now, Our Expert on Africa… US Billionaire Michael Bloomberg
This week the White House has gathered dozens of heads of state from across Africa for a summit in Washington, DC. It has the potential to raise some interesting issues about economic development, major corporations and debates over human rights and the US-led war on terrorism. But the Sunday chat...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
When Meet The Press Meets a Palestinian
It's fair to say that US media don't do enough to feature Palestinian voices in discussions of Palestinian issues. NBC 's Meet the Press managed to interview a Palestinian on August 3 –but host David Gregory saw this mostly as a chance to determine how much his guest dislikes Hamas. David Gregory...
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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids
Recent controversies over coverage of Gaza suggest that reporters can get into trouble over appearing too sympathetic to Palestinians ( NBC 's Ayman Mohyeldin ) or too critical of some Israelis ( CNN 's Diana Magna y). But some opinions are perfectly acceptable. On his July 27 show, CBS Face the...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 4:30pm
Who Gets to Speak on Cable News?
A survey of major cable news discussion programs shows a stunning lack of diversity among the guests. FAIR surveyed five weeks of broadcasts of the interview/discussion segments on several leading one-hour cable shows: CNN 's Anderson Cooper 360 ° and OutFront With Erin Burnett , All In With Chris...
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