media-criticism

COMMENTARY

Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman

BY: - July 12, 2021

“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.

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Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman

BY: - June 21, 2021

The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.

COMMENTARY

A civic duty for today’s news consumer: Identifying misleading and false news stories | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2020

Remember to be a smart news consumer: Check your sources; critically evaluate stories, and look for accuracy errors.

COMMENTARY

The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2020

I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it. 

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Trump and Fox News: Deadly lies in a feedback loop | Dick Polman

BY: - March 30, 2020

Before focusing on today’s timely topic – Trump and Fox News, deadly together – I want to tell you a little story about the time Fox broke the fake news that President Obama wanted to tax Christmas trees. In November 2011, I received a string of emails raging at Obama for (supposedly) imposing a tax […]