Can Corporate Media Be Any Worse…

 

…than they are during an election?


Dear FAIR supporters,

Elections are a challenging time for corporate media. And as FAIR points out in numerous posts and CounterSpin interviews recently—they fail to meet this challenge.

  • Who, Us? Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trump’s Refugee ‘Invasion’ Panic
  • Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Hate Plays Into Hands of Right-Wing Media
  • Not So Black & White: NYT Touts Rural Voters, Buries Racism in Mississippi Election Analysis
  • ‘Moderation’ and the Midterms

TV networks raked in hundreds of millions of dollars from campaign advertising—ones often filled with false or incendiary claims that overwhelm any feeble “factchecks” broadcasters offer in response.

Blatant deceptions uttered by candidates on the campaign trail go unchallenged—as if checking the truth of politicians weren’t central to the definition of journalism. Pundits chattered and blathered endlessly about the horserace, the tweets and the insults—and didn’t seem to understand the media’s critical importance for an informed citizenry.

FAIR doesn’t have corporate sponsors. We aren’t bankrolled by wealthy partisan donors to promote or defend their interests. Our most important appeal of the year depends on you—and that’s the way we like it. Help us raise the money we need to make 2019 better than 2018.

We can chip away at the power of Big Media, expose the myths and propaganda that bolster the status quo, and spread our message to new listeners, readers and viewers—but only with your support.

Every day, someone makes a decision to become more engaged, outraged and dedicated to the fight for the free, truthful information that democracy needs. Your support makes sure that FAIR is around to help guide their way.

From all of us at FAIR,

Jim, Deborah & Janine

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission from FAIR.