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Happy Birthday Professor Chomsky!

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Happy 90th birthday to Noam Chomsky, perhaps the single greatest inspiration for the founding of FAIR. This path-breaking activist, writer and academic has taught millions of people how to think critically about the propaganda function of the news media.

In this piece by Noam that we ran in our magazine Extra! in 2007, he laid out one of the fundamental tenets of his criticism: “The principle of universality…is the foundation of any moral code that can be taken seriously. It’s the principle that we apply to ourselves the same standards that we apply to others, if not more stringent ones.”