Smearcasting documents the public writings and appearances of Islamophobic activists and pundits who intentionally and regularly spread fear, bigotry and misinformation in the media. Offering a fresh look at Islamophobia and its perpetrators in today’s media, it also provides four snapshots, or case studies, describing how Islamophobes manipulate media in order to paint Muslims with a broad, hateful brush. PLEASE NOTE: The printed report and the text on these web pages was written in 2008. An Update page is now included.

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Since the Smearcasting report was issued, several other reports detailing Islamopobia have been published:

Manufacturing the Muslim Menace:
Private Firms, Public Servants, & the Threat to Rights and Security

by Thomas Cincotta, Political Research Associates

Fear, Inc.:
The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

by Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang , Scott Keyes, Faiz Shakir
Center for American Progress