02-23-17 Introduction to Ray Hanania's podcast
Ray Hanania describes his podcasts and websites where you can read all his column including at the ArabNews.com, Middle East Monitor, theArabDailyNews.com and on his personal website TheDailyHookah.com.
And Hanania explains some thoughts on why he launched BiasedReporting.com to document and confront bias and racism in the mainstream American news media:
Thanks for listening to my podcasts. I really appreciate it.
I’m not a journalist or a reporter but I do write Opinion Column Commentaries, like the one you just heard. I write about American politics and issues for a group of newspapers in Chicago, the Southwest Newspaper Group.
I also write about Middle East politics and issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at ArabNews.com, and for the American Arab online news and opinion website, TheArabDailyNews.com.
I archive all my columns on my personal website at www.TheDailyHookah.com where you can also find info on my books, my biography, and contact me. I love to hear what you think, even if we don’t agree. I hope you will share your opinions.
Recently, I also launched a new website called BiasedReporting.com which documents instances of bias and bigotry by the mainstream American News Media. I believe today’s American mainstream news media is corrupt. Over the years, it has been the driving force fueling the racism and hatred against minorities, including Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, Arabs and especially Palestinians. Oh sure, some reporters do a great job but the system is corrupt and broken. The news media is the biggest political organization in America, and it excludes and attacks those who challenge their political biases and sacred cows.
Instead of being objective and fair reporters, many hide behind the concept of a free press and press freedoms to twist news to reflect their partisan and subjective views and opinions and favorites. They give you opinion under the fake guise of being objective, when they are not.
If they like you, they are fair. If they don’t like you, you have no chance. Biased reporters can be vicious and they are the biggest hypocrites. If you criticize them, they whine, cry foul and respond with even more venom and bias.
I want to change that.
America needs an objective and fair news media that reports the facts, not opinions. And when they do express opinions, they must claim them openly and honestly and be accountable for those views. That’s what I do.
I hope you check it out and support my efforts online, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Thank you again for your time and your support.