Adam Shapiro

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  • Fox Uses Hostess And Wal-Mart Disputes To Revive Its Campaign Against Unions

    ››› ››› HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY

    Fox attacked unions over the liquidation of Hostess Brands after negotiations with its bakers union failed, but Fox ignored the fact that the company faced myriad financial problems. Similarly, Fox attacked Wal-Mart employees for striking, but failed to acknowledge the workers' concerns. Fox has run a long-standing campaign against unions.

  • The Right-Wing Media's "Real Unemployment Rate" Deflection

    ››› ››› TERRY KREPEL, THOMAS BISHOP & ALBERT KLEINE

    Despite hopeful signs of economic progress, the right-wing media have attempted to downplay positive economic news by using alternative measures to argue that the "real unemployment rate" is much higher than has been reported. In fact, these alternative measures are not appropriate substitutes for the official unemployment rate.

  • Fox News invents a rule exempting SEC from FOIA compliance

    ››› ››› SOLANGE UWIMANA

    Fox hosts are falsely claiming that a provision in the financial reform legislation gives a "complete pass" to the Securities and Exchange Commission from complying with the Freedom of Information Act. In fact, the provision reportedly only protects proprietary information gathered from regulated firms during the course of examinations or investigations, which mirrors exemptions that exist for bank regulators.