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  • New York Times Reprimands Reporter for Repeating 'Unfounded' Melania Trump Rumor

    02/13/2017 2:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 13, 2017 | Eric L. Hinton
    The comment was revealed by model/actress Emily Ratajkowski The New York Times reprimanded a reporter Monday following an allegation the reporter publicly referred to unfounded rumors about first lady Melania Trump. The allegations were made public by model/actress Emily Ratajkowski, who said the unnamed reporter repeated unsubstantiated claims about Trump's past in her vicinity at an event Sunday night. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Ratajkowski added the "gender specific attacks" were "disgusting" and "sexist." In a statement released to NBC, a Times spokesperson did not identify the reporter, but confirmed an incident occurred. "At a party last night, a Times reporter who does not...
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo: 'I see being called fake news as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists'

    02/09/2017 2:47:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Hear & Now ^ | February 9, 2017 | Gena Wolfson
    Attacks on the press for being 'fake news' have become a staple of President Trump‘s rhetoric, with CNN - hosts/reporters included - often being called out by name. "The only thing that's bothersome about it, is that I see being called 'fake news' as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity.That's what fake news is to a journalist.," CNN's Chris Cuomo told Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) Thursday. "It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you're going...
  • Communism has infiltrated into journalism, the press. It seeks through covert manipulation to...

    01/27/2017 9:54:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    American Minute ^ | January 26, 2017 | American Minute with Bill Federer
    "Communism...has infiltrated...into journalism, the press...It seeks through covert manipulation...to pervert the truth, impair respect for moral values."-General Douglas MacArthur "Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions"-General Douglas MacArthur, Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1952. Douglas MacArthur was born JANUARY 26, 1880. He commanded in France during World War I. He was superintendent of West Point, 1919-20. In 1930, at age 50, Douglas MacArthur became the youngest Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. A four-star general, he retired in 1939, but returned in 1941 to defend...
  • Who is the founding father of fake news? (It isn't Dan Rather)

    01/27/2017 6:54:17 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 58 replies
    There's a lot of talk about "fake news" these days, but lost in the 'here we are' is the 'how did we get here'. Some websites have proclaimed Dan Rather the founder of fake news, others have crowned Brian Williams as such. Understanding fake news is impossible without a full-scale structural analysis of "objective journalism" itself, because "objective journalism" was designed to facilitate fake news. The name to know is Walter Lippmann. Walter Lippmann is generally regarded as the father of modern journalism, and as most of us know, modern journalism is what it is today because of the concept...
  • An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

    01/18/2017 6:33:47 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 105 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kyle Pope
    DEAR MR. PRESIDENT ELECT: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps. It will come as no surprise to you that we see the relationship as strained. Reports over the last few days that your press secretary is considering pulling news media offices out of the White House are the latest in a pattern of behavior that has persisted throughout the campaign: You’ve banned news organizations from covering you. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and...
  • NY Magazine: Trump 'Owns the Press' at First Press Conference

    01/11/2017 11:06:30 PM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2017
    Gabriel Sherman writes in New York Magazine that President-elect Donald Trump's got the upper hand against the media on Wednesday by turning his first post-election press conference "into a debate over journalistic practices." But observed as spectacle, Trump came away with a resounding victory. That's because Trump won even before he stepped before the microphone, by making the media the story. Last night, BuzzFeed published a salacious 35-page oppo-research dossier on Trump that alleged Russia possessed sexual and financial dirt on Trump that could be used to blackmail him. BuzzFeed justified reporting the unverified oppo-research document - which had been...
  • Trump's long-awaited news conference quickly turns combative

    01/11/2017 2:17:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    NEW YORK (AP) — A shouting match with a reporter. A long unexplained prop. An unexpected interlude from a lawyer.Donald Trump's raucous first news conference as president-elect bore little resemblance to the usually staid and choreographed sessions with the occupant of the Oval Office. It was a 58-minute display of how some of the old rules of journalism will be tested in the Trump era.
  • How does big government breed lazy, pro-big government journalism?

    01/01/2017 7:24:27 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    I tell you, Lippmann's book Public Opinion is the gift that keeps on giving. This little narrative from his book is incredible, it explains so much in regard to the symbiosis that exists between progressive journalists and their masters at city hall. On page 338, Lippmann describes an important aspect of how journalists "collect news": Newspapers do not try to keep an eye on all mankind. They have watchers stationed at certain places, like Police Headquarters, the Coroner's Office, the County Clerk's Office, City Hall, the White House, the Senate, House of Representatives, and so forth. They watch, or rather...
  • Rachel Maddow Pessimistic for Media, Says It May 'Crumble' Under Trump

    12/27/2016 9:24:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 123 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/26/16 | Melissa Mullins
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made the rounds on a few shows last week where she expressed her worry that a Trump administration will have a serious and negative impact on the profession of “journalism” -- it may "crumble" -- and it “just got different” under the incoming administration. Last week Maddow was on NBC's Late Night with host Seth Meyers, who asked her if liberals had any reasons to be optimistic about the new administration. Maddow hesitated before responding: “I have bright red shoes, which is very festive. … I have a family I love and nice dogs.” She did express...
  • Is "Shrill" Descriptive or Misogynistic?

    12/21/2016 8:14:54 AM PST · by dccomix · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2016 | Christie Blatchford
    As I sought to capture the grating, aggressive tone of Teng's voice and manner of delivery, I should have simply said, she may be acquitted of first-degree murder but she's clearly guilty of fishwifery.
  • Telemundo Solves Riddle Of Latino Trump Voters Through Actual Journalism

    12/20/2016 5:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    The question hangs heavy over our domestic Spanish-language news media: "Why did Hispanics vote for Donald Trump?" As the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States continues to approach, our two leading networks took widely divergent approaches to this question. Univision has chosen to treat the question as if it were an unsolvable enigma- not unlike a 17-sided Rubik's Cube delivered straight from the bowels of hell. Anchors and hosts alike have been utterly confounded as to the reasons why a vast number of Latinos would reject the network's messaging (not to mention the network itself). Anchor Jorge Ramos simply wrote...
  • Trump's Direct Communication to Public Irks Major Media [semi-satire]

    11/29/2016 9:22:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Since winning the election, president-elect Donald Trump has broadcast a couple of brief messages directly to the general public over the Internet on his Facebook page. These communications have been denounced by some media talking heads. Katy Tur of MSNBC called this "a disturbing end-run around the critical filter provided by professional journalists. It allows Trump to put his own 'spin' on the message and transmit it to voters before it has been vetted by those of us whose job it is to act as intermediaries." That Trump would seek a more direct path to communicate with Americans was probably...
  • When did you stop watching TV news? Tell us your story.

    11/25/2016 7:16:14 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 116 replies
    Vanity | 11/25/16 | Red Fox
    It was thirteen years ago this holiday. George W. Bush made a surprise trip to Iraq to encourage American troops who were fighting the War against Islamic Terrorism in Iraq. As the president was photographed serving Thanksgiving turkey to soldiers in the battlefield, subversive journalists in the U.S. reported the visit as a political stunt. One day later H i l l a r y C l i n t o n showed up in Iraq and was praised by the same media as heroic. That was it for me. I turned the TV off and began my lifetime boycott...
  • The Freedom of Information Act is Not Working: Why a Complete Rewrite is Long Overdue

    11/16/2016 5:50:38 PM PST · by Dan Baker · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/16/2016 | Charles N. Davis
    How our government is supposed to work is well-documented in the Constitution and in countless laws, judicial rulings, and civil traditions handed down to us since the United States was founded. Now while theory is fine, a more critical need of citizens is to know how our government actually works in the real world. To discover that, officials, reporters, and citizens simply must have free access to documents, media, and internal records of their government. This transparency or openness is key to running any free republic that’s truly accountable and responsive to the citizens who rule that republic. The...
  • Tonight the mainstream media has been destroyed for all time.

    11/08/2016 9:07:31 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Shameless vaniity
    The most concerted propaganda campaign in world history is tonight a failure and a laughingstock for all to behold.Not ever before was the American "mainstream" press ever hellbent on defeating a political candidate. Not even Reagan suffered the abject bias we have seen for the past year and more.There can be no doubt whatsoever: American journalists have been revealed to have no sense of ethics or impartiality whatsoever. They bet it all on Hilllary. And they lost. Lost whatever semblance of a soul they still had.For decades and decades we have dreamed of seeing the press get theirs. Of seeing...
  • Who was the first liberal journalist?

    11/05/2016 6:05:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 38 replies
    In the wake of Rolling Stone and its activist being found guilty of manufacturing a fraudulent rape hoax story, I wanted to start back at the beginning. Who was the first liberal journalist? Everything has a beginning. Where can you find that very first yellow brick in the road? Well, the first thing is making sure that we get the question right, otherwise we will produce garbage answers. In computer science, that falls into the category of "Garbage in, garbage out". So, "Who was the first liberal journalist in the age of objective journalism?".(meaning, when they started hiding their biases)...
  • Journalism 101: Orwell Revisited

    11/02/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 1, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Pity the poor journalism student: He, or she, has to keep up with so many ways to spin a story that it would make George Orwell dizzy. "During Republican administrations they prided themselves on being 'adversarial' toward government, or at least toward the presidency," the author Joe Sobran noted before he passed away. "They were actually much less adversarial toward Congress, which was more liberal than the presidency in those days." "Now things are different. The media have become much less critical of the presidency and much more critical of Congress. The reason is obvious: they see the presidency as...
  • The Left is ushering in “new rules of journalism” because of Donald Trump

    11/01/2016 3:21:32 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-1-16 | Jazz shaw
    If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the election coverage in the nation’s largest newspapers and on cable TV, you have likely found yourself a bit exasperated at how events from the campaign trail have been covered. Much of that comes from editorial bias in story selection, but more than a little is caused by the obvious bias inherent in the “explanations” of the stories which do make it into print or on the air. But it seems that the journalists aren’t too happy either. Some of them feel constrained by the musty, dusty old rules of engagement...
  • Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method to Avoid Paying Taxes (Slimes hit piece)

    10/31/2016 7:39:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | By DAVID BARSTOW, MIKE McINTIRE, PATRICIA COHEN, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER
    Donald J. Trump proudly acknowledges he did not pay a dime in federal income taxes for years on end. He insists he merely exploited tax loopholes legally available to any billionaire — loopholes he says Hillary Clinton failed to close during her years in the United States Senate. “Why didn’t she ever try to change those laws so I couldn’t use them?” Mr. Trump asked during a campaign rally last month. But newly obtained documents show that in the early 1990s, as he scrambled to stave off financial ruin, Mr. Trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable...
  • Center for Public Integrity: 96% of journalists’ political donations go to Clinton

    10/17/2016 12:22:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Robert Laurie
    Bias? What bias? Yesterday, I had to laugh when I saw the following Tweet from Chris Cillizza. He writes “The Fix” over at the Washington Post. I wasn’t alone. Immediately he was inundated with evidence of the media’s left-wing leanings and, in particular, its coziness with the Clinton machine. At this point, it isn’t really something anyone should have to explain. Their blatant bias has been visible for decades.
  • The Press Buries Hillary Clinton’s Sins

    10/17/2016 1:12:44 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women. But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of.
  • #RIPJournalism: Trust falls, Gallup 32%, Pew 18%, Facebook 12%, press group 6%

    10/14/2016 3:13:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/14/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that the mainstream media can't be trusted is bolstered by at least four polls showing that as few as 6 percent have full confidence in what the press is writing and showing on TV. Pew, Gallup, Facebook, Rasmussen, and the American Press Institute have all recorded new lows in media trust, dismal results that bolster Trump's charges that TV and the press are throwing "outright lies" at him, most recently charges if groping women.
  • Reporters: It's Time To Burn Donald Trump [Barf-o-matic]

    10/11/2016 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 55 replies
    The Concourse, deadspin.com ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Ashley Feinberg
    Despite what anyone may want to believe, the chances of Donald Trump moving into the White House in January are not trivial. He is still a candidate; he still has ardent supporters; and he still could be our next president. This means that, now more than ever, journalists with relevant information have a responsibility to stop wringing their hands and burn Donald Trump. Currently, at least one potential cache of nightmarish Trump material is hiding in plain sight: Mark Burnett's video archives at The Apprentice. There are significant barriers to any of it becoming public. But there is another potential...
  • The most feared journalist in America today is....

    09/25/2016 2:32:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    September 25, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    Trust in the media in the United States is at an all-time low. Only 32% of Americans have trust in the media. With all of that going on, who do you think is the most feared journalist today that you can think of? http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx
  • The Marxist Mess That is the US MEDIA

    09/17/2016 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 11 replies
    VANITY | 9/17/2016 | Dick Bachert
    Recent polls disclose that the US media has attained a new status: Americans' trust in these lying sacks of excrement has fallen to a low level even a radical conservative such as this citizen believed impossible. Which brings me to TV news generally, MSNBC in particular and Mika Brezinski specifically. MSNBC is a veritable plethora of pro-left agitprop (propaganda aimed at causing agitation) while presenting a cornucopia of anti-Constitutional, anti-faith, anti-conservative vitriol. But back to Ms. Brezinski. With Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachael Maddow and others from which to choose, why Brezinski? Because this old radical conservative still has a memory and...
  • Melania Trump files $150M suit over escort service report

    09/02/2016 6:18:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY POST ^ | September1,2016 | Bob Fredricks
    Melania Trump has filed a blockbuster $150 million lawsuit against the The Daily Mail and a US-based blog claiming they defamed her when they reported that she worked for an escort service, multiple reports said Thursday. And the British newspaper blinked just hours later, retracting its story and apologizing to the wife of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Charles Harder, Melania Trump’s lawyer, hammered the news outlets. “These defendants made several statements about Mrs. Trump that are 100 percent false and tremendously damaging to her personal and professional reputation,” he said in a statement. The suit was filed against the paper...
  • Huffington Post TERMINATED Me For Questioning Hillary's Health [video]

    08/29/2016 4:22:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 126 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2016 | David Seaman
    Video of former Huffington Post contributor David Seaman, who was suddenly terminated and deleted entirely from HuffPo without warning, notice, or explanation. His crime? Posting a couple of articles which described the questions which have been raised about Hillary's health.
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 7:26:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 154 replies
    NYP ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations. The shameful display of naked partisanship by the elite media is unlike anything seen in modern America. The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC...
  • Tucker Carlson: the Sad State of Modern Journalism

    08/10/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Criticizing the state of modern journalism, Tucker Carlson told AIM that journalists' obsequious behavior, blatant bias and monolithic worldview have compromised the integrity of the nation's fourth estate. Carlson, a member of the Fox News team and a veteran journalist who co-founded the Daily Caller, asserts that many journalists bask in the presence of "the powerful" and are "…afraid to challenge anybody in power." "That's kind of exactly the opposite of what you want. I mean the whole reason that journalists have a special kind of place in American society is because they're entrusted with this job to kind of...
  • Fox Faces Its Uncertain Future: The Minor Murdochs Take Command

    08/06/2016 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 6, 2016 | Steven K. Bannon
    [snip] Sky News in Britain, which is also operated by the Murdochs, doesn’t have the edge of Fox News in the United States. If there is a change, Shepard says it will be a sign that “the Murdoch sons want to put their stamp on the company by importing practices from Sky News in Britain.” [...] What’s their definition of “Fox without the edge”? For some hints, we can take a close look at some recent MSM journalism. Writing in The Washington Post on July 20, reporters Ana Swanson and Steven Mufson tell us that not only is James Murdoch a progressive green, but...
  • DNC Wikileaks Email Hack Confirms CNN is in Bed With The Democratic Party

    07/29/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Check out this exchange:From:ManriquezP@dnc.orgTo: MirandaL@dnc.org, PsustenbachM@dnc.org, WalkerE@dnc.orgDate: 2016-04-28 16:46Subject: Re: Pablo!Window closing on this.Need to know asap if we want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us.Sent from my iPhone On Apr 28, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Manriquez, Pablo > wrote:Lmk and I’ll call Jason. Might wanna loop Freundlich &/or Dillon here to see if there’s any newsworthy oppo Luis can dropSent from my iPhone******Begin forwarded message:From: “Seher, Jason” >Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:01:18 PM EDTTo: “ManriquezP@dnc.org” >Subject: Pablo!Thanks for facilitating Luis coming on today, and bearing with us through a meelee of GOP nonsense and cancellations and...
  • Man holds gun to girlfriend's head while breastfeeding, deputies say

    07/23/2016 8:57:57 AM PDT · by cyn · 58 replies
    wokv.com/news ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kristen Dressel, ANJ
    A 29-year-old man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head while she breastfed their 2-week-old baby, deputies said. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responded at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to a home. Deputies said the 22-year-old victim was breastfeeding her infant when Kevin Smith came into the bedroom, upset because she was feeding the infant breast milk from another woman.Smith tried to take the infant away from the victim, who wouldn't give the baby to him, deputies said. Smith held the victim down on the bed and held a gun to her head and against her...
  • AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootings [Lie still on web]

    07/05/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffett ^ | 6/13/16 | Bob Norman - Investigative Reporter ("investigative" ha ha ha)
    What do the mass shootings at Pulse Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino and Aurora have in common? The shooters all chose an AR-15 assault rifle....
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Gaffe of the Century! NYT Says St. Paul Ordered Christians to ‘Execute’ Homosexuals

    06/20/2016 4:12:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    With remarkable insouciance, NYT writers Jeremy W. Peters and Lizette Alvarez blithely make reference to “a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays,” meaning Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans 1:18-32.As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul never permits that Christians should commit any violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.The Times report, titled “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands,” follows on the fatal shooting of...
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...
  • Covered by the media morphs into stalked by the media

    05/23/2016 8:34:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Reporting the news in 2016 has not only come a long way, it’s gone down a long way--all the way down to the bottom of the cess pool My first dreaded errand as a rookie reporter back in my long ago days as a print journalist was to fetch a photograph from the relatives of of a high school youngster who had been found face down in a creek one month before his never-to-be graduation day. This was one of the editor-imposed duties for new reporters working the weekend shift. Special: [ALERT] Your Public Data Is Posted Online For All...
  • Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP: study

    05/05/2016 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Luciana Lopez
    Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. The research adds to concerns about the Republican White House nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Removing them would cause...
  • Need to fake a hate crime? Call the nearest journalist

    05/04/2016 8:44:12 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 6 replies
    4/26/2016 ^ | Alec Rooney
    An arson fire breaks out at a Houston mosque on Christmas 2015. A Fresno, Calif. Islamic Center is vandalized extensively in 2014, also on Christmas, in what local police initially call a “hate crime.” A 20-year-old Middle Eastern woman is slashed across the face and called a “'f***ing terrorist” near Wall Street in New York City just last month. In Dearborn, Mich. in 2014, several Qurans are burned in front of a mosque. In Arlington, Texas, a Muslim student says she was followed, harassed, and eventually threatened with a gun by men in a large pickup truck sporting Texas flags....
  • Why uncertainty about climate change is not our friend

    04/07/2016 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | by Chris Mooney
    For a long time, there's been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds. Clouds are central to the climate because their white surfaces reflect sunlight back to space, keeping the planet cooler than it would be otherwise. But if you change the ratio of water to ice, you also change the strength of the feedback. And based on recent satellite observations, Tan and her colleagues - from Yale and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - argue that water has a higher prevalence in these clouds...
  • This 9-Year-Old Journalist Just Schooled Her Critics

    04/06/2016 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year-old from Selinsgrove, PA, is the writer, editor, and publisher of the Orange Street News, a paper covering events in her hometown of just over 5,000. Recently, Lysiak got a tip from a credible source that there had been a murder in town, and like any journalist, she went to the scene, interviewed neighbors, and wrote a piece. She wound up breaking the story hours before other area newspapers reported the crime.News Alert!- SUSPECTED MURDER!!! Needless to say, some people were a little upset that a third grader was covering violent crime, and suggested that she...
  • Reporters fire back after ‘most transparent’ president’s lecture on journalism

    03/30/2016 5:27:10 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 21 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | March 29, 2016 | Sam Rolley
    President Barack Obama on Monday lashed out at U.S. reporters for failing to “dig deeper and to demand more” from the current crop of presidential candidates. Members of the press quickly bit back at the leader of the “most transparent” administration in U.S. history.[snip] The president challenged reporters to ask tougher questions of candidates rather than “feed the beast” with gossip and soft news. “A job well done is about more than just handing someone a microphone. It’s to probe and to question and to dig deeper and to demand more,” Obama said.
  • Obama calls on journalists to hold candidates accountable

    03/28/2016 6:12:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 9:02 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is again bemoaning the political environment surrounding this year’s presidential elections and is calling on journalists to hold candidates and themselves to a higher standard. […] Obama says he understands there are pressures “to feed the beast” with softer stories, but that leads to consumers failing to understand the world as well as they should, which has consequences for the country. …
  • A Murder in the Park (Showtime Documentary)

    03/21/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    self | 3/21/2016 | LS
    Showtime has been showing a 2014 documentary called "A Murder in the Park," directed by Christopher S. Rech and Brandon Kimber about a 1982 double murder by Anthony Porter that was taken up as a cause celebre by Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess and his students. The film begins with great celebration by the prof and his team who, less than a day before Porter was scheduled to be executed, provide evidence that gets him off---and not just off, but the case is celebrated as an example of the injustice of the death penalty. Soon, Illinois completely abolishes the...
  • Trump vs. Cruz, pick your poison! This why the GOP's screwed

    03/09/2016 5:33:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | March 9, 2016 | by Paul Campos
    It's now obvious that the only alternative to Trump is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. To appreciate how extraordinary and disturbing this situation really is, we must take a historical trip back to a simpler, more innocent time, aka last year. Back then, Nate Silver's justly respected website FiveThirtyEight.com was practically certain of two things: The two candidates in the very crowded Republican presidential field who had no shot at the nomination were Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. They had no real chance, the site argued, because Trump and Cruz were each in their own way far too radical candidates...
  • Clinton's Stylish Fund-Raising

    02/27/2016 8:07:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    International New York Times ^ | February 25, 2016 | By VANESSA FRIEDMAN
    Fashion Week is not normally the first event that comes to mind when one thinks of the perfect time to hold a political fund-raiser. But perhaps that is because one is not Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Conde Nast and editor of American Vogue, publicly declared Hillary Clinton supporter (she wore a customized Hillary "Made for History" T-shirt to Marc Jacobs's show during New York Fashion Week) and former high-profile fund-raiser for the Obama campaign. Indeed, in the free evening between London and Milan fashion weeks, Ms. Wintour helped organize a pair of Clinton fund-raisers in the British capital,...
  • University of Missouri curators vote to fire Melissa Click

    02/25/2016 12:17:35 PM PST · by abb · 47 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | February 25, 2016 | Rudi Keller
    Assistant Professor Melissa Click, captured on video calling for “some muscle” to remove reporters from a campus protest site, was fired Wednesday by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, Chairwoman Pam Henrickson said in a prepared statement. The board voted 4-2 in favor of termination during a closed session in Kansas City, with Henrickson and curator John Phillips opposing the move, UM System spokesman John Fougere wrote in an email Thursday. Curators David Steelman, Donald Cupps, Maurice Graham and Phil Snowden voted in favor of firing Click. Click did not respond to a message seeking comment Thursday. The board...