As Talks Fail Media Mounts a Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Cross-posted from There Will Be War. The recently wrapped up Moscow talks between the P5+1 (the five U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, the second round after those held Baghdad in late May, have failed to...
The Great White Mancave

The Great White Mancave

For years, researchers have parsed the nation’s top op-ed sections and deemed them to be too male and too white. With this problem so openly acknowledged, you’d think that there’d be some improvement. Well, you’d be wrong. The media reform...
Overthrow Wall Street

Overthrow Wall Street

“Change the system,” Marchers shout; What they mean is, “Throw it out.” One reason the media can’t quite grasp what the Occupy movement wants is that it’s not really anxious to find out. Since it’s awkward to report on...

News Flash: Americans Aren’t Anti-Worker

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker decided to use a battle over his state’s budget deficit to go after public-sector workers, a lot of folks in the mainstream media thought this was a smart move. People are tired of “overpaid” government workers and...

The Media Flunks WikiLeaks 101

The truth is dear, We must profess; Just don’t seek it, In the press. Maybe we were fortunate that the U.S. press chose to print any WikiLeaks disclosures at all. Given the media’s generally supportive stance of unilateral American foreign policy, it could...

Renovating The New York Times Op-Ed Section

The New York Times recently named Trish Hall its next op-ed editor. She’s going to call the shots regarding who gets a guest spot in the nation’s premiere opinion pages, which typically feature brilliantly written, sharply argued, and perfectly edited...

Deficit Fascinates Media–Its Causes, Not So Much

For all the tea party’s complaints about the so-called liberal media, one of the movement’s central rallying cries–the looming threat posed by the country’s deficit–is one that always gets a warm media reception. In fact, turn on your TV...

Hidden From Headlines: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010

“The late New York University media scholar Neil Postman once said about America, ‘We are the best entertained least informed society in the world.’ That was twenty-five years ago and after two-plus decades of more deregulation and the growth of...

McClellan Right: Press Too Deferential

When Bush’s former press secretary admits that the administration used a “political propaganda campaign” to sell its case for war and calls the mainstream media “deferential, complicit enablers” – as Scott McClellan does in What...

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Vietnam, Abu Ghraib & My Lai

This is a transcript from a video interview with Phyllis Bennis, conducted by The Real News Network during the Winter Soldier hearings, which took place in Washington, DC on March 16, 2008. Please note that TRNN transcripts are typed from a recording of the program;...

The Quagmire in Iraq

Editor’s note: Since 2004, IPS has been tracking the costs of the Iraq War in human and financial costs to the United States, Iraq, and the rest of the world. This latest fact sheet is designed to help bring a full understanding of the devastation of the war....

Adolescent Tantrum

We are supposed to believe that adult supervision has returned to the White House. Our adolescent president – who for the last six years has been throwing tantrums, frightening the neighbors, and breaking the windows of houses on the other side of town –...