Category Archives: Media

As Uber’s Troubles Grow, Post Fails to Disclose Owner’s Ties to Ride-Hailing Giant

Editor Marty Baron says he doesn’t know whether Bezos is still an investor. A review of Washington Post articles on Uber from this year—during which damning revelations about the company came in waves—shows that the paper is informing readers infrequently, and … Continue reading

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A Must-Read in Trying Times: Chomsky’s ‘Requiem for the American Dream’

Hopefully we’ll make it out the other side of Trump’s presidency, but it’s by no means a sure thing. The risks are hard to overstate. While many books attempt to explain how we got to this political moment (some successfully), … Continue reading

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Push for War Highlights Need for Independent Media

If the corporations that own the media profit from war, we’re unlikely to see peace. That’s what Lewis Hill foresaw. It’s what led him to create the independent, listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio. Almost 70 years later, the corporate media is still … Continue reading

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How The Media Paved the Way for Trump’s Attack on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for the recent and gruesome chemical attack in his country. That may be what a thorough investigation concludes. Until then, asking the tough questions seems wise, even as cruise missiles have already fallen … Continue reading

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Post Buries Scandals of Rhee and Henderson

When it comes to covering education the Washington Post is nothing if not consistent. For nearly a decade, as Michelle Rhee and then her close friend Kaya Henderson headed up D.C. Public Schools, the Post was their cheerleader. And now, … Continue reading

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Trump Won. CNN Won Bigger.

Donald Trump has been elected president, but the big winner this election was the media. It’s hard to see how Trump’s victory could’ve happened without the unprecedented free media he received – nearly $3 billion through April, according to one … Continue reading

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Last Minute Election Interference Isn’t New in D.C. – But This Time the Post Isn’t Celebrating

Imagine, on the eve of a contested election, a top law enforcement official accuses a candidate of potentially serious misconduct. But instead of putting the charges before a judge or jury, the top official levels them in the court of … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: The IMPACT on Teachers

This is the third of a three–part series on Kaya Henderson.[Part 1, Part 2] Kaya Henderson stepped down Friday as head of D.C. Public Schools, after serving longer than all but one of her predecessors. Prior to her six years as … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: The Achievement Gap

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Kaya Henderson’s leadership of DCPS. [Part 1] After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson steps down Friday, claiming she’s turned around a troubled school system. “DCPS has … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

This is the first in a three-part series on Kaya Henderson’s time atop DCPS. After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson is calling it quits Friday. According to the Washington Post, her biggest booster, Henderson is … Continue reading

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