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Thursday, den 18. April 2013

A Media Matters analysis of news coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline since the 2012 election shows that the media continue to largely ignore the risk of an oil spill, while promoting the economic benefits of the project. Meanwhile, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal have dismissed Keystone XL’s climate impacts, instead serving as a platform for the pipeline’s champions. TV Media Hyped Economic Benefits, Ignored Spill Risks TV Outlets Mentioned Jobs Benefits Twice As Often As Spill Risks.

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

Fox News host Sean Hannity applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his attack on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, claiming that Cruz’ questioning during the Hagel’s hearing demonstrated that he had made anti-American and anti-Semitic comments. But Cruz’ claim that Hagel had accused Israel of a “sickening slaughter” was based on distorted quotes from heavily cropped sound clips.

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

Media figures have smeared President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, former Sen.

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Saturday, den 27. October 2012

Washington Post colu mnist Charles Krauthammer defended two of Mitt Romney’s attacks against Obama from the third presidential debate, even though the claims have repeatedly been debunked by the Post’s own fact-checker.

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Sunday, den 21. October 2012

Fox News today promoted a campaign ad from pro-Republican super PAC American Crossroads that deceptively edited footage from Obama administration officials to claim that they have purposely misled the public about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. The ad opens with the recent presidential debate exchange on Libya between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, in which Romney falsely claimed that Obama waited 14 days before labeling the attack on the U.S

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Tuesday, den 9. October 2012

Conservative media today lauded Mitt Romney for a speech on foreign policy that has been widely panned by experts as big on ideology but short on specifics. In one critique, Council on Foreign Relations senior vice president James Lindsay stated that the speech offered “absolutely nothing,” adding that if “Romney has a foreign policy strategy, he still has not told us what it is.” Lindsay added: “The governor is very fond of saying hope is not a strategy, but that cuts both ways.

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Wednesday, den 3. October 2012

A hearing on Thursday will decide whether a set of controversial advertisements that refer to Muslims as “savages” will be posted in Washington, D.C.’s subway system.

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Tuesday, den 2. October 2012

Since the most recent outbreak of violence in the Middle East began, Fox News has turned to “strategic analyst” Ralph Peters, who has used those appearances to add to his history of making inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-Obama claims. Peters has appeared on Fox News at least nine times since September 11, when U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the current outbreak of violence.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

This morning, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer pushed the myth that “Obama’s entire Middle East policy” consists of “apology and accommodation.” This claim, however, has been repeatedly debunked by Washington Post own fact-checker, Glenn Kessler.   Kessler has noted that the speeches conservatives cite to push the myth that Obama regularly apologizes for the United States do not contain apologies and have often been “selectively trimmed for political purposes”: The claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the facts, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context. Obama often was trying to draw a rhetorical distinction between his policies and that of President Bush, a common practice when the presidency changes parties

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

Welcome to the age of post-truth journalism. Glenn Kessler, the resident fact checker at The Washington Post, took Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney to task last month for continuing to accuse President Obama of going on an “apology tour,” writing with clear exasperation : “Despite earning Four Pinocchios for months, Romney keeps saying this.”  Kessler’s lament neatly sums up the problem of post-truth politics, a problem that has plagued the political press throughout the campaign, as pants-on-fire falsehoods accusing Obama of ending welfare work requirements, and four Pinnochio fabrications about Medicare funding were repeated on a loop en route to a Republican National convention built on the “you didn’t build that” lie and focusing on Paul Ryan’s fact-free convention speech. Put simply by Boston Phoenix political journalist David Bernstein: More important for media professionals: What do you do when people employed by your own media outlet practice post-truth journalism

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Tuesday, den 25. September 2012

Our guest blogger is Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program Manager at Refugees International . A resident of drought-stricken Mauritania (Photo: Pablo Tosco/AFP/Getty Images) Poverty and malnutrition are chronic in the countries of the Sahel , a region in northern Africa stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and the surrounding area is hardly a paragon of political stability. This year, however, a confluence of man-made and natural disasters has sent the region into a tailspin

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Tuesday, den 25. September 2012

Fox News personalities have called for the United States to cut off foreign aid to several countries in the wake of protests and attacks on U.S. consulates abroad. However, top military officials and Republicans say cutting foreign aid is “foolish” and bad for national security.

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Monday, den 24. September 2012

As the last of the “surge” troops leave Afghanistan , Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for Mitt Romney to back an extended presence in Afghanistan.

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Friday, den 21. September 2012

Mitt Romney told a group of rabbis and other Jewish leaders on a telephone call on Thursday that an Iranian nuclear weapons capability would be his threshold in which he would launch a military strike on the Islamic Republic, Foreign Policy reports : “With regards to the red line, I would image Prime Minister Netanyahu is referring to a red line over which if Iran crossed it would take military action. And for me, it is unacceptable or Iran to have the capability of building a nuclear weapon, which they could use in the Middle East or elsewhere,” Romney said. “ So for me, the red line is nuclear capability

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Wednesday, den 19. September 2012

NC-7 GOP nominee David Rouzer A Republican congressional nominee laid the blame for turmoil in the Middle East on “girly men” in the White House. North Carolina State Sen. David Rouzer (R), the GOP nominee in the state’s 7th congressional district, levied the charge during a speech at a Tea Party Express rally in Wilmington on Sunday

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Tuesday, den 18. September 2012

Conservative media figures who have been longtime supporters of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are accusing the Obama administration of pursuing a policy of disengagement in the Middle East, pointing to the end of the war in Iraq and the troop drawdown in Afghanistan. But unmentioned in their criticism is when they think it would have been an appropriate time to withdraw from both countries, if at all.

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Friday, den 14. September 2012

Fox’s Neil Cavuto and his guest used Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya to push for more domestic drilling and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Friday, den 14. September 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) jokingly compared the teachers strike in Chicago to the unrest in the Middle East during a speech at the Values Voters summit Friday morning. “You know, we had a lot of bad news this week,” DeMint began.

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Friday, den 7. September 2012

American history is littered with examples of military intervention and political meddling in the affairs of foreign countries. There was the US-backed overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader in 1953; the 1954 coup in Guatemala engineered by the Central Intelligence Agency; US funding of brutal “dirty wars” against leftists throughout Latin America in the 1970s; and much more

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Thursday, den 6. September 2012

During the early years of the Bush administration, the United States detained and tortured several alleged members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which the U.S. listed as a terrorist organization, according to a report by Human Rights Watch researcher Laura Pitter. Pitter surveyed several documents discovered in Libyan intelligence offices after the fall of Muammer Qaddafi and interviewed fourteen Libyans who claimed to have been detained by Americans during that time

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Thursday, den 6. September 2012

By Kevin Alexander Gray, September 5, 2012 The Obama campaign the First Lady and the woman who introduced her to put a soft face on militarism and empire. read more

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Thursday, den 6. September 2012

A minor revision of the Democratic Party’s platform statement on Jerusalem has led to one of the biggest faux-controversies to emerge during the Charlotte convention. The 2012 platform does not refer to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, while the 2008 document did, prompting an attack from Mitt Romney : It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital …Four years of President Obama’s repeated attempts to create distance between the United States and our cherished ally have led the Democratic Party to remove from their platform an unequivocal acknowledgment of a simple reality.

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Tuesday, den 4. September 2012

Pentagon spokesman George Little Defense Department spokesman George Little told reporters today at the Pentagon that the Navy SEAL who authored the book documenting the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information. The book, titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden,” has received criticism from government officials and current and former servicemembers because the author, writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, did not submit the manuscript for pre-clearance.

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Friday, den 31. August 2012

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen

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Friday, den 31. August 2012

David Koch, one half of the pair of billionaire brothers who have pumped millions into the Republican infrastructure , admitted today that even he thinks that the Republican Party has strayed too far too the right: Koch said he thinks the U.S. military should withdraw from the Middle East and said the government should consider defense spending cuts, as well as possible tax increases to get its fiscal house in order – a stance anathema to many in the Republican Party

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Tuesday, den 28. August 2012

Meir Dagan Meir Dagan, the formidable former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, in a new interview with the New Yorker, continued his campaign to warn against a hasty rush to war with Iran over its nuclear program: “An Israeli bombing would lead to a regional war and solve the internal problems of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It would galvanize Iranian society behind the leadership and create unity around the nuclear issue . And it would justify Iran in rebuilding its nuclear project and saying, ‘Look, see, we were attacked by the Zionist enemy and we clearly need to have it.’ A bombing would be considered an act of war and there would be an unpredictable counterattack against us.” I have no doubt that the Iranians are moving on their nuclear program, but I don’t share the point of view that they are speeding there,” he said

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Sunday, den 12. August 2012

  The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism Catherine Wessinger, ed. Oxford University Press, 2011 Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience* Richard Landes Oxford University Press, 2011 Suppose  Europe’s debt crisis  leads to a fracturing of the eurozone and the ripple effect leads to a global depression worse than the one we’re slowly climbing out of

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Monday, den 6. August 2012

I’ve spent very little time in London during the last fifteen years or so. Yes, we’ve grown apart. I’ve passed through a couple of times or more, on my way to or from the airport, but I’ve been out-and-about elsewhere in the world, and I’ve become accustomed to warmer climes

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Monday, den 6. August 2012

Syrian rebels take position in the northern city of Aleppo on August 3, 2012. Three prominent US senators called for direct US military aid to Syrian rebels, including use of US air power to protect rebel-controlled areas in the country.Three prominent US senators called late Sunday for direct US military aid to Syrian rebels, including use of US air power to protect rebel-controlled areas in the country.

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Monday, den 6. August 2012

Climate Progress has compiled a list of people who have been tapped, or will likely be tapped, by Romney for his energy team.

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Sunday, den 5. August 2012

His Excellency Dr.

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Sunday, den 5. August 2012

Imagine no religion—and, therefore, no war .

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Sunday, den 5. August 2012

by Taki Theodoracopulos Thucydides carefully structured his Peloponnesian War history as a cautionary tale about the moral decay that accompanies abuses of imperial power.

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Friday, den 3. August 2012

A big, global climate treaty isn’t going to happen, but Obama could push forward lots of smaller deals to promote clean energy, efficiency, and other good stuff.

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Friday, den 3. August 2012

The individual in charge of Teaching Tolerance is William Ayers , the former Weather Underground terrorist and university professor. In a glowing profile that appeared in Teaching Tolerance magazine, SPLC research fellow …

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Tuesday, den 31. July 2012

By Ramin Jahanbegloo and R.N. Khatami, July 31, 2012 Already, the drumbeats of war are beginning to silence reformist voices

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Tuesday, den 31. July 2012

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Monday, den 16. July 2012

Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) leads the GOP fight against DOD cuts (Photo: John Shinkle/POLITICO) A poll conducted by the Center for Public integrity, the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) and the Stimson Center released back in May found that Americans support cutting military spending but a new analysis of the poll’s results shows that overwhelming majorities in both Republican (74 percent) and Democratic (80 percent) congressional districts support drastically reducing military spending. The survey also found poll respondents living in districts that receive higher amounts of defense budget dollars “were no less willing” than respondents in districts that get the least amount of federal military spending to reduce the Pentagon’s share of the budget

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Thursday, den 21. June 2012

According to the latest poll from the Pew Global Attitudes Project , Syria’s Middle East neighbors think Bashar al-Assad should vacate his office after a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters but they’re not sure about what pressure to put on Syria to get there. Here’s a chart from Pew showing that, of the five countries polled, only Tunisians favor an Arab military intervention and no country’s respondents favored a Western military solution to the conflict: (HT: Abu Hatem )

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Thursday, den 10. May 2012

Earlier this year, Fox News Seriously . You know who else sees the drop in gas prices as a bad thing? Republican strategists who were hoping to reap the political benefits of high gas prices at the polls this year. 

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