Whether bloggers know it or not, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting is the grandfather of most of the progressive blogosphere. FAIR, which was founded in 1986, was the first place to do progressive media criticism in a sustained, systematic way. Their influence has been enormousâ€”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 blog of its own. I urge you to visit early and often.
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 those guys like rational, relentlessly fact-based critique NOW!!!