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The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display

    The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display

Menifee, CA (IAK) — Reuters reported Wednesday on the latest “alleged car-ramming incident” in which a Palestinian was killed at an Israeli military checkpoint. The news story – from the outlet that reaches “more than one billion people every day” – was brief, yet included statements from both an Israeli police spokesperson and a relative of the Palestinian…

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The Execution of Julian Assange

    The Execution of Julian Assange

I do not respect anyone who has not been to prison.” Julian Assange once said to Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights activist who serves as legal counsel for WikiLeaks. “What he meant,” Avila says, “was that being in prison means that you have made so much trouble for the system that the only way…

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The Media’s Loudest #MeToo Champions Are Ignoring Biden Sexual Assault Accuser Tara Reade

    The Media’s Loudest #MeToo Champions Are Ignoring Biden Sexual Assault Accuser Tara Reade

Have you heard about the Joe Biden allegations? If you’re relying on corporate media for your information, the answer is “probably not.” As of April 8, there has been exactly zero coverage of the sexual assault allegations on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ABC or CBS News. Likewise, The New York Times and USA Today and have…

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The Corporate Media Celebrates After Handing Joe Biden Another Win

    The Corporate Media Celebrates After Handing Joe Biden Another Win

Joe Biden is once again celebrating after a big night on “Mini Tuesday.” The former vice-president won the popular vote in at least four of the six states on offer yesterday, putting him ahead of his last credible challenger, Bernie Sanders. At a rally in Philadelphia, he framed the contest as over, addressing the Vermont…

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A Biased Newsguard Honors MintPress with “Red” Rating: Here’s Our Point by Point Response

  A Biased Newsguard Honors MintPress with “Red” Rating: Here’s Our Point by Point Response

In January, MintPress was contacted by Jeannie Kamin, a contributor to the news rating site and browser plug-in “Newsguard.” As I, MintPress Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh, wrote at the time, Kamin had sent “a list of eight loaded questions that were crafted to put me on the defensive and undermine MintPress’ credibility from the get-go. Not…

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New Study Finds 50-Year History of Anti-Palestine Bias in Mainstream News Reporting

  New Study Finds 50-Year History of Anti-Palestine Bias in Mainstream News Reporting

A recent media study based on an analysis of 50 years of data found that major U.S. newspapers have provided consistently skewed, pro-Israel reporting on Israel-Palestine. The study, conducted by 416Labs, a Toronto-based consulting and research firm, is the largest of its kind. Using computer analysis, researchers evaluated the headlines of five influential U.S. newspapers: the Chicago Tribune, Los…

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Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

  Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that…

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