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Articles by Jeff Cohen
Socialists for Biden and The Power of Corporate Media
Jeff Cohen · While behind in the race for delegates, Bernie Sanders’ policy agenda—from Medicare for All to big tax increases on the wealthy—is remarkably popular with Democratic primary voters. It’s doubtful that Sunday night’s CNN debate shifted...
Bernie Sanders Faces a Media Rigged Against Him
Jeff Cohen · CNN and CBS do it. NPR and PBS do it. They all do it. It’s a “gentleman’s” agreement between elite media and their establishment guests—a courtesy major news outlets bestow upon former officials who get to pontificate and editorialize...
7 Pointed Questions for Corporate Media About Their Anti-Progressive Biases
Jeff Cohen · Over the last year, corporate outlets have continuously portrayed progressive reforms as scarily left-wing despite poll after poll showing they are broadly popular.
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
Jeff Cohen and Salim Kujitawala · It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about this annual review of...
Should Progressives Unify With the Democratic Party Establishment? Hell No!
Jeff Cohen · In countless ways over the last 35 years, our society has become less economically equal and more dominated by corporate power. Less just and more jailed. Vast urban and rural areas decline as government subsidizes economic elites...
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon · It's become a TV ritual: Every year in mid-January, around the time of Martin Luther King's birthday, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about this annual review of...
Snowden Coverage: If US Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
Jeff Cohen · The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets—especially TV news—that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion have come to...
The Elephant in the Room: Militarism
Jeff Cohen · I spent years as a political pundit on mainstream TV – at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. I was outnumbered, outshouted, red-baited and finally terminated. Inside mainstream media, I saw that major issues were not only dodged, but sometimes...