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Bug #39930 open:under discussion
Old News Is Not News

On March 28 The Japan Times published a Bloomberg View article by Ramesh Ponnurru entitled, "Starbucks urges baristas to talk about race," adding to the chorus of criticism directed at Starbucks "Race Together" campaign. The problem is Starbucks quit its Race Together initiative a full six days... Read more

Bug #39861 closed:corrected
What's the Story?

A story published in The Japan Times and attributed to the AFP-Jiji  news service contains wording that is similar to an earlier Guardian article by staff reporter Ashifa Kassam bearing the exact same headline. What's the story there? Read more

Bug #39854 closed:corrected
Japan Times Low Balls Dolphin Catch

A January 19, 2014 wire report (Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt) appearing in the Japan Times states that during the Japanese village of Taiji’s annual dolphin hunt, “fishermen and divers in the village have caught at least 25 dolphins in a process to select captives... Read more

Bug #39800 open:under discussion
Paper Corrects but Nobody Is the Wiser

Paper Corrects but Nobody Is the Wiser  I was glad to see that the Japan Times recently fixed what amounted to a minor error* in one of its stories. I only wish it had noted the correction at the bottom of the article like it's done in the past (as with the April 6, 2013 wire story, "Whale... Read more

Bug #38619 closed:unresolved
Kendrick Johnson racist "Murder" - Valdosta, GA.

ONe-sided. Quoted questionable sources. Parents of murder victim claim racism, CNN quotes family, famous civil rights attorney as saying local sheriff lied, Ga. Bureau Investigation lied. CNN didn't explore qualifictions of person who did second autopsy. Former 4-term president (white) of local... Read more

Bug #38569 closed:unresolved
Imprecise

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 #38567 closed:unresolved
A Whiff of Evidence

In her August 27, 2013 report on NPR’s All Things Considered, correspondent Mara Liasson describes impending US military action in Syria as a “proxy war” with Iran, who she says “is developing its own weapons of mass destruction.”  While you could interpret a... Read more

Bug #38546 closed:corrected
Not Raw Just Half-Baked

This past June 14 Raw Story carried an article from the Guardian entitled, “Eyeball-licking: the fetish that is making Japanese teenagers sick.” The title kind of sums up the whole article. It’s a now familiar fable that has somehow crept across the pages of newspapers, magazines,... Read more

Bug #38536 closed:unresolved
Much A-Buzz About Nothing

BuzzFeed: (re: Japanese Teens Are Licking Each Other's Eyeballs for Fun...) You do know that this whole Japanese eye licking craze isn't for real, right?   [Psst: If you want a real eye-opener, take a look at "Lick This!" by Mark Schreiber and read how the tale of a fake fad... Read more

Bug #38533 closed:unresolved
Eye for Accuracy

“Japanese primary school students involved in eyeball licking,” screamed the headline on a July 11 National Student (NS) article. The story goes on to tell the tale of a bizarre new craze that school kids across Japan are just mad about, licking each other’s eyeballs. It’s a... Read more