Zooey Greif Interviews Peter Hart

Zooey Greif, March 15, 2012

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Peter Hart, activism director at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, discusses how pro-Israel media watchdogs like CAMERA control the narrative by making the NY Times print seemingly minor retractions (although the Foreign Agents Registration Act marks the difference between an “Israel lobbying group” and a “pro-Israel lobbying group”); why the media won’t stick their necks out on an issue that Democrats and Republicans agree on; Hart’s media advisory “After Afghan Massacre, War Gets Victim Status” about the media’s overriding concern for the war’s public relations setback, not for the dead Afghans; and why anyone interested in real journalism on Afghanistan should read Michael Hastings.

MP3 here. (20:04)

Peter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR’s magazine Extra, and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR’s syndicated radio show CounterSpin.

He is the author of “The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly” (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed.

3 Responses to “Peter Hart”

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  3. BBC too.

    I was listening to its NewsHour program. In this particular episode, BBC mentioned 3 international problems. I don't remember what 2/3 were, but one was Somali famine. Nowhere in the story did they mention that if the U.S. hadn't been waging war on Somalia for decades, there would be no famine.

    One was prolly Iran, with no mention of U.S. doing premature withdrawal from every negotiation, and the third might have been demonstrations in Yemen with no mention of U.S. supporting the dictatorship.

    IOW, whatever the 3 examples were, the U.S. was at the heart of the matter & BBC did not mention the U.S. once. Clearly Cameron has given BBC its marching orders. Although I'm sure it started much before Cameron.

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