Are we making a mistake with coverage of Fox News?

October 19, 2014
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It’s more than a year since we placed the network on our Shameful list.  Yet we have since pointed out some specific inaccuracies in its reporting and commentary. So are we wasting our time and yours by continuing to publish these accounts?  Or stories about anyone on our Shameful list.

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Misinformation continues from conservative author

October 19, 2014
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Ann Coulter is a frequent guest on Fox News. She is known for outrageous statements.  As we’ve reported before,  too many are false. Add one more from an appearance on Fox News this morning.

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Electronics chain misleads customers

October 18, 2014
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Deception is an unfortunate part of business. Of course most companies conduct their operations honestly. But those who don’t breed mistrust. A new example arrived in email inboxes the last couple of days.  For a legitimate company like Best Buy to partake in false promotional messages is unfortunate.

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CNN slips in Ebola coverage

October 18, 2014
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The media, in general,  have been trying hard not to be labeled as overly alarmist about the threat that Ebola potentially poses in this country.  They’ve gotten mixed reviews as to how well they’ve done. On CNN today,  one story began with an inappropriate sentence. It could easily be classified as poor journalism.  The anchor […]

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The disrespected disease: Depression

October 17, 2014
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Those with depression have, for too long, suffered in silence. Light has only recently begun to shine into the dark places where victims of this horrible disease hide. Depression stayed under the radar because there was little publicity about it and the symptoms did not correlate with any widely known illness. 

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Recognizing the lack of respect in political commentary

August 7, 2014
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Americans seem to be slowly beginning to speak out about the disrespect shown by some political commentators.  We believe that if there is no effort to set and enforce basic standards of dignified discourse, the publIc and the media have to step forward to call for change. The letter that follows that appeared in a […]

A plea for civility from a university campus

August 7, 2014
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We have repeatedly argued that serious efforts to bring civility and peace to the world would have to involve young people. The following opinion piece appeared recently in The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of PennsylvanIa. It reflects an awareness of the negativity that too often permeates public discourse. Here’s the commentary: […]

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CNN interviews Coulter: Why?

August 5, 2014
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The conservative commentator and author spoke about immigration and Sen. Rand Paul’s denial that he once advocated cutting off foreign aid to Israel, as well as every other country,which he actually did propose. 

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The horror of the Israel-Hamas war

August 5, 2014
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The conflict between Israel and Hamas has produced thousands of civilian deaths and untold destruction, not to mention the military casualties. It has also produced arguments that simply have no basis in reality. The saddest example of that played out on CNN Monday when Wolf Blitzer interviewed the chief spokesman for Hamas, Osama Hamdan.

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Rand Paul denying reality

August 4, 2014
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The junior senator from Kentucky said today that he never proposed cutting aid to Israel.  But he did. In fact,  he wanted to cut off all foreign aid. In 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would have eliminated all foreign assistance,  including financial grants to the Jewish state. That would have meant a $500 billion […]

Posted in: BUDGET, Israel, PAUL

Wanted: Fugitive Congress and fugitive criminals

August 3, 2014
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It’s not exactly the same thing but there are, no doubt, people who think the behavior of our U.S. Congress approaches being criminal. Right now,  you could say the crime is dereliction of duty.

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Trump becomes a self-proclaimed infectious disease expert

August 2, 2014
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Businessman Donald Trump has embarrassed himself on a number of occasions,  as we’ve documented (search Trump on our Home page). But this week, he entered a new realm.

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