FAIR on Islamophobic “smearcasting”

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)–an excellent media watchdog outfit whose work I’ve followed and tried to support for close to a decade now–has come out with a valuable series of case studies on Islamophobia in the media. Check them out.


Making Islamophobia Mainstream
How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry

A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group.