Newsletter: February 1, 2013
FAIR wants to thank all of its listserv members for following our work and supporting our efforts to promote a more democratic media–we couldn’t do it without you. And thanks for helping us get the word out–via email, Twitter (@fairmediawatch) and Facebook, or just by talking to friends and family.
Here are some of the media issues we talked about on our blog this week:
Zakaria on Arab Spring: With Democracy, Less Is More
Fareed Zakaria argues that Arab Spring pro-democracy movements would be better off with less democracy.
FAIR TV: The Beltway Bubble, Syria Stenography, Iran's "Meddling"
David Gregory and Joe Scarborough report from inside the Beltway bubble, Martha Raddatz misunderstands her government sources and U.S. officials (anonymously) complain about Iranian meddling.
Iran's 'Nuclear Weapons Program,' Again
Once again, the PBS NewsHour turns allegations about an Iranian weapons program into a fact.
PBS and the Poor Pentagon
Is the Pentagon really facing a "budget crisis"?
Raddatz Misreports Raddatz on Syrian Weapons
Martha Raddatz reports that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told her that Syria has loaded chemical weapons at the ready. But that's not what he said.
Iranian Meddling in Yemen, Says Unnamed Official From Meddling Country
A U.S. official is granted anonymity to call out another country's alleged "meddling."
David Gregory: Obama Should Trick Republicans by Being More Like Them
The Meet the Press has advice for Obama: Cut spending like a Republican.
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