Articles by Adam Johnson Sep 20, 2021

Why Jake Tapper Never Asks How We Pay for War
Adam Johnson

Jake Tappers’ career is inextricably linked to America’s so-called longest running war. grilling liberals, leftists and progressives for over 20 years about “how they will pay for” broad social welfare programs. The Afghanistan War was itself a huge expense. Are you also, quote, ​”with Bernie” on Me . . .

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‘Renouncing Violence’ Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
Adam Johnson

Roughly a third of those said to not “renounce” violence were either Afghan or Iraqi insurgency groups fighting American military occupation. The New York Times was selected as the focus of the study due to its position as the US’s most influential newspaper. “Why Won’t Mandela Renounce Violence?” a . . .

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In NPR’s Press Release for Its Sponsor Amazon, Workers Simply Disappear
Adam Johnson

The only people NPR spoke to were Brad Porter, the head of robotics for Amazon operations; Jenny Freshwater, director of software development; and Amazon VP Cem Sibay. Now it’s a race for a one-hour delivery with Amazon Prime Now. Few companies can afford that, and few rely quite so much on AI [as A . . .

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Koreans Missing From Commentary on Korean Summit
Adam Johnson

In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. Three major US papers—the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal—had only one Korean-authored op-ed out of 41 opinion pieces on t . . .

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Right-Wing Foundation, Scary Nuke Maps Drive Narrative on North Korea ‘Threat’
Adam Johnson

Tensions between the United States and North Korea are making their way back into the news after a series of missile tests and presidential Twitter threats. Why, in your estimation is North Korea so focused on the United States of America? Was there a poll of experts on North Korea’s intent? Accordi . . .

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Shotgun Pointed at Black Children Trivialized as ‘Confederate Flag Incident’
Adam Johnson

How a story is teed up to the reader is an essential element in how our media shape our understanding of the news. As Douglas County, Georgia, District Attorney Brian Fortner said in a statement:Many people tried to make the case about simply flying the Confederate battle flag. Members of the group . . .

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NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’
Adam Johnson

The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Not to mention the US’s sprawling, unprecedented incarceration system, or its unmatched institutional racism–all human . . .

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How Corporate Media Paved the Way for Trump’s Muslim Ban
Adam Johnson

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations justifiably led to much outcry from activists, politicians and foreign leaders. Surveys have found support for Trump’s Muslim ban ranging from 42 to 47 percent. Trump’s order exploits an irrational fear t . . .

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30 Washington Post Articles on Gorsuch’s Nomination—Not a Single One Opposed
Adam Johnson

A review of The Washington Post’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch over the past two days reveals overwhelmingly positive coverage of the right-wing jurist. Would Neil Gorsuch Change That? (2/2/17)* Ignore the Attacks on Neil Gorsuch. He’s an Intellectual Giant—and a Goo . . .

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Vox’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest, Explained
Adam Johnson

One of Vox’s major investors—second only to Comcast—is General Atlantic. The New York–based private equity firm invested $46.5 million in Vox Media in December 2014, roughly six months after the flagship website launched. General Atlantic also invests in several technology and media companie . . .

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