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  • December 20, 2001

    You Mean, We Won Something?

    With developments in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and Pacifica's re-emergence, the left has a couple of victories under its belt; the Enron scandal develops further.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • December 20, 2001

    Food Fight

    Organic farming critic Dennis Avery is supported by generous contributions from several chemical companies, all of whom profit from the sale of products prohibited in organic production.

    Mark Dowie

  • December 20, 2001

    AIDS: Another World War

    The war on terror is threatening to overshadow a far more deadly threat—the AIDS epidemic.

    Salih Booker

  • December 20, 2001

    A Teflon Correspondent

    John Stossel has high Q-ratings, so he doesn't have to worry about the rules.

    Mark Dowie

  • December 20, 2001

    Big Media, Bad News

    Media consolidation is creeping in slowly while the public’s attention is elsewhere—is it too late to fight back?

    The Editors


  • December 20, 2001

    The Wages of Synergy

    Synergy—it's all well and good. But media consolidation's dark side often raises its head.

    Janine Jaquet

  • December 20, 2001

    Press Watch

    For three months now, I've been closely following the coverage of September 11 and its aftermath; how well have the media done?

    Michael Massing

  • December 20, 2001

    Stossel’s Heroes

    John Stossel has a conservative stable of pundits when it come to his questionable reporting of evironmental issues.

    Mark Dowie

  • December 20, 2001

    The Right in the Classroom

    Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.

    Marianne Manilov

  • December 20, 2001

    Unfriendly Skies

    The FAA, which had long ignored airlines' requests for help with unruly passengers, is now relying on those same airlines' apparent racial profiling when deciding who gets to fly.

    Bruce Shapiro