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October 25, 2008

FAIR's New Blug

Whether bluggers know it or not, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting is the grandfather of most of the progressive bluggosphere. FAIR, which was founded in 1986, was the first place to do progressive media criticism in a sustained, systematic way. Their influence has been enormous—so much so that it's often hard to see, like a movie that changed movies afterwards so much that when you finally see the original, you can't tell what the big deal was.

So it's great that FAIR now has a blug of its own. I urge you to visit early and often.

ATTACKED BY A MONSTER OF THEIR OWN CREATION: In related news, John Caruso has examined FAIR's coverage of Ralph Nader's presidential campaign in 2000, 2004, and 2008. Let's see how you guys like rational, relentlessly fact-based critique NOW!!!

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at October 25, 2008 03:41 PM

Cool. I've linked FAIR for years, but this looks like a nice addition to their site. I first became acquainted with them years back through their book They Way Things Aren't, which fact-checked Rush Limbaugh - they had to stop around 100 lies or else they would've exploded. It was a great format, quoting what Limbaugh said and when and where he did so, and then in a column beside that, they debunked Limbaugh and listed their source. Now of course, they can link most things.

Posted by: Batocchio at October 27, 2008 05:07 PM