In the Washington Post, Cagan was "a professional dove in the day of the hawk." The Post managed to mention that the conservative magazine Insight called her "a Marxist agitator" with "roots in old Soviet . . . agitprop," but only to assure us that Cagan is big enough to ignore this sort of thing (she "shakes off such criticism as the wages of organizing" ).
In 2002, the Times based its estimate of civilian deaths in Afghanistan on numbers provided by Global Exchange, "an American organization." It would have been more honest to say that Global Exchange is an antiglobalization, antiwar group. Many liberal groups often go unlabeled in the media, as if they were somehow unbiased and uncommitted. Among them are the Sentencing Project, the Justice Policy Institute, and September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Right-wing groups that sometimes evade labeling are rarer, but they include the Landmark Legal Foundation and the American Council on Science and Health. More accuracy in labeling, please.