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Bug #40005 open:under discussion
Fooling with Facts

In an April 6 blog post, Media Matters for America takes aim at apparent holes in a Motley Fool article posted on the USA Today website, noting:  "The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government subsidies -- despite the fact... Read more

Bug #38569 closed:unresolved

The media watchdog organization known as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) cites an August 23 USA Today editorial making what the advocacy group says are “unsubstantiated assertions about Iran having a nuclear weapons program to advocate the bombing of Syria.” The USA Today... Read more

Bug #38549 closed:corrected
Not Anymore

This past August 20, USA Today published an Associated Press story calling Donna Arnett, the president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Arnett, who was the first stroke survivor to serve as president of the AHA, actually held that office for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012... Read more

Bug #30160 closed:withdrawn
This DID NOT HAPPEN in Acapulco

This "tag line" would make one believe that these killings happened in Acapulco. They did not. Miles and miles and miles away. The U.S. press only wants to portray Acapulco as a bad place to visit. Not very fair.   See a map:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyuca_de_Catal%C3%A1n Read more

Bug #30111 closed:corrected
Blog post omits USA Today's publication of bogus GE story

When reporting on the Associated Press's bogus GE tax refund story, the blogger failed to include that USA Today ran the story on its site and then pulled it down after realizing it was a hoax. By that point the story had already been picked up and repeated widely via USA Today. USA Today also... Read more