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  • Ann Compton on Obama: He Launches 'Profanity-Laced' Tirades Against Press

    12/08/2014 10:09:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2014 | 12:42 PM EST | By Scott Whitlock
    According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama has launched into "profanity-laced" tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading "the most opaque" administration of "any I have covered." The journalist, who retired in August after a 40-year career, revealed to C-SPAN's Brian Lamb: "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off the record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals." She explained, "And I...
  • Lara Logan of CBS. news quarantined after Ebola report

    11/10/2014 12:02:50 PM PST · by wtd · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/2014 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lara Logan of CBS News is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for three weeks as a precaution after visiting an American-run hospital treating Ebola patients in Liberia for a “60 Minutes” report that aired Sunday. CBS said Monday that Logan’s 21-day self-quarantine will end this Friday. Neither Logan nor the four other CBS employees in South Africa have shown any sign that they are infected with the deadly Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/10/lara-logan-cbs-quarantined-after-ebola-report/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz3IhKCZ2XV Follow us: @washtimes on NEW YORK (AP) — Lara Logan of CBS News is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for three...
  • AP photojournalist dies in car crash in Cuba

    11/05/2014 12:47:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 4, 2014 3:56 PM EST
    An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, Franklin Reyes Marrero, has died in a car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana. Reyes, 39, was driving from the port of Mariel on Monday after working on a story about the Cuban economy. He apparently hit a patch of gravel and lost control of his car, which crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle, police and medical officials said. They said he died at the scene. […] Reyes is the fourth AP journalist killed on assignment this year. …
  • U.S. Journalist With Ebola Being Evacuated Freelancer Being Evacuated From Liberia to Nebraska

    10/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/03/14 | Drew Hinshaw, Lukas I. Alpert and Jennifer Levitz
    MONROVIA, Liberia—Ashoka Mukpo, an American freelance journalist diagnosed with Ebola, and the NBC News team he worked with here will be flown to the U.S., as the epidemic sweeping West Africa continues to have international repercussions. Mr. Mukpo is scheduled to be picked up Sunday night in Liberia and will be transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, his father, Mitchell Levy, said Friday
  • ISIS video featuring captured UK journalist seeks to dispel Western media's manipulated truths

    09/18/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 18 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 09/18/14 | Lisa Daftari
    In a new ISIS video released this morning, abducted British journalist John Cantlie, criticizes the West for its portrayal of the jihadi group and the danger of heading toward “the abyss of another war with the Islamic State.” In a three-minute 20 second clip posted on YouTube called “Lend Me Your Ears,” Cantlie, 43, who formerly worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Telegraph, is sitting in a dark room in an undisclosed location, where he says he seeks to dispel ‘manipulated truths’ conjured by the Western media regarding the Islamic State. Cantlie, who...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms

    09/14/2014 2:00:47 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2014 | MSN News
    The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since declared it is at war with the radicals. The United States has a policy of never paying ransoms, contending that doing so would endanger Americans all over the world. Late Friday, a spokesman for Sotloff's family said the murdered journalist's parents were told by a White House counterterrorism official last...
  • Murdered US Journalist Was Actually Israeli

    09/03/2014 3:35:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 9/3/2014, 12:37 PM | Shimon Cohen
    American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group, took great risks to keep his Jewish faith in captivity, a former fellow-captive of the murdered journalist told Yediot Aharonoth. However, it turns out that Sotloff was in fact Israeli. A media gag order on the issue was released on Wednesday, allowing publication of the fact that Sotloff made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2005 by himself, and studied at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Sotloff reportedly made sure to fast in secret during Yom Kippur and even prayed in the direction of Jerusalem, as is...
  • New Isis Video Purports to Show Beheading of Another US Journalist

    09/02/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 27 replies
    CBS DC ^ | September 2, 2014 | CBS
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and days after Sotloff’s mother pleaded for his life. Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the Sotloff family, said that the family had seen...
  • Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

    08/22/2014 5:56:53 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/21/14 | Francis X Rocca
    Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the pope phoned relatives of the late James Foley on Aug. 21 to console them for their loss and assure them of his prayers. The call to the Foley family in Rochester, New Hampshire, came in the afternoon New Hampshire time. Father Lombardi released no additional details. According to The Associated Press, U.S. officials confirmed a graphic video released Aug. 19 that showed Islamic State fighters beheading Foley, a 1996 graduate of Marquette University who had...
  • "I Said I'll End the War in Iraq... and I Ended It!"

    08/19/2014 10:01:19 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    The 'Islamic State' is also holding a second American journalist, who's fate 'depends on US actions in Iraq'. Obama is just doing super in destroying US morale top-to-bottom (who couldn't see this coming?), and now I guess we get another negotiation where Obama empties Gitmo for one hack who probably shouldn't have even been there in the first place. Appalling forced statement by freshly beheaded  U.S. journalist James Foley -here-
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • AP journalist among dead in Gaza explosion as ceasefire set to expire

    08/13/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | Noah Rothman
    An unexploded munition detonated in Gaza on Wednesday during an attempt to neutralize that device. Six were killed in that explosion, including one of GazaÂ’s top explosives decommissioning expert and an Associated Press photographer. Simone Camilli, 35, died Wednesday when Gaza police engineers were neutralizing unexploded ordnance in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya left over from fighting between Israel and Islamic militants.Camilli and a translator working with the AP, Ali Shehda Abu Afash, were accompanying the ordnance team on assignment when the explosion occurred. The police said four other people were seriously injured, including AP photographer Hatem Moussa.Camilli,...
  • Hamas ‘Experts’ Kill Foreign Journalist while Neutralizing Tank Shell

    08/13/2014 6:46:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 13th, 2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Hamas' so-called sappers managed to kill themselves and a foreign journalist Wednesday. Hamas terrorists accidentally killed at least four and maybe five of their own members and an Italian photo journalist Wednesday when they tried dismantling what apparently was an IDF artillery shell that did not explode. The Italian civilian was reportedly working for several news agencies, including Associated Press, according to the Greek news service ANSA. Several others, including a Gaza journalist and medics, were wounded in the blast around 11 a.m. in Beit Lahiya, located in northern Gaza. The incident occurred in a civilian neighborhood, one of...
  • Hamas Detonates IDF Dud, Kills Italian AP Reporter

    08/13/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-13-14 | Ari Yashar
    Hamas sources in Gaza report that a dud IDF missile exploded on Wednesday, killing five including an Italian journalist, after Hamas terrorists clumsily tried to dismantle the missile. Hamas emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra stated that in addition to the five dead, there are several more who are seriously wounded. "A number of explosives experts were killed while dismantling a missile in Beit Lahiya. Among them was a foreign journalist," Hamas Interior Ministry spokesperson Iyad al-Buzam told AFP. The Italian government shortly thereafter named the dead journalist as Simone Camilli, a cameraman for Associated Press. AP confirmed the 35-year-old Italian...
  • 'Spycatcher' Harry Chapman Pincher dies aged 100

    08/06/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th August 2014 | BBC News
    'The veteran investigative journalist, Harry Chapman Pincher, known for unearthing military secrets, has died aged 100. For more than 30 years, Pincher was the defence and science correspondent for the Daily Express - then Britain's biggest-selling daily. He went on to publish several books alleging that MI5 had been penetrated at the highest levels by the Soviets. Pincher celebrated his 100th birthday last March. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Pincher's son, Michael, said his father had died "of old age" and had faced death with "no regrets, no fear and no expectation". The post described Pincher as "a journalist,...
  • British Journalist for Russian TV Missing in East Ukraine

    07/23/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7-23-2014 | AFP
    A Russian television channel said on Wednesday it had lost contact with a British journalist reporting from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. RT said on its website it had been unable to reach Graham Phillips since the early hours of Wednesday after he went to cover intense fighting around Donetsk airport. The channel said it received a text message from Phillips saying "All is fine" at around 2:00am, after which contact was lost. RT's editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, posted a link to the story on her Twitter account, saying "our stringer Graham Phillips has gone missing in Ukraine." RT said it had warned...
  • Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News

    07/09/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | July 8, 2014 | By John Eggerton
    Over three dozen journalist organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists, have asked the President to drop the "excessive controls" on public information by federal agencies, branding it "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies." There has been an ongoing tension between broadcast, print and online journalists and the Obama administration, with complaints that the Administration has limited access to events, while providing its own "coverage" through official channels. n a letter to President Obama, the groups complained about policies that require journalists to go through public...
  • Bad Week For Obama, Boehner? A Noted Journalist looks at Politics Today

    07/07/2014 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Dan Thomasson, an Op-Ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune news service, a former Vice-President of Scripps Howard Newspapers, a former columnist at the Washington Times, and a general decorated veteran of print journalism published a long column which was syndicated in many major daily papers. The column, entitled, Shortage of Functioning Brain Cells in Washington, is posed as a veteran newsman’s unvarnished look at the sorry political scene in the nation’s capital today. Mr. Thomasson laments the fact that the “bad week’” experienced by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner is, in his opinion, “…symbolic of the broken Beltway.” Most...
  • Reporter who survived Somalia kidnapping connects with former attacker on Facebook

    07/01/2014 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7-1-2014 | MEG WAGNER
    Islamic fundamentalists abducted the freelance reporter in August 2008, and she was released 460 days later. Just months after surviving the ordeal, she established a non-profit to provide education to girls in Somalia. "The fact that they know about the work I'm doing now," she said. "That I have chosen compassion, that they could see that they didn't break me — that's the best justice I could have." A Hollywood production company announced last week that it bought the rights to Lindhout's bestselling memoir, "A House in the Sky."
  • Separatists are demoralized. They can be finished off

    05/19/2014 8:02:47 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 33 replies
    Inforesist ^ | 5/9/2014 | Catherine Shapoval
    Interview of Sergiy Shapoval, who spent three weeks in captivity of Donetsk separatists. A journalist of Lutsk’s newspaper “Volin Post” Sergiy Shapoval spent more than three weeks in captivity of Donetsk separatists. He was captured on the 26th of April after he tried to subscribe as a volunteer in Donbas people’s militia. Shapoval was going to join separatists to write a report about people who support the protest. According to Sergiy, there is a real spy-phobia among separatists: they interrogate all volunteers fearing that members of the “Right Sector” will join them. After they found Sergiy’s journalist ID, he was...
  • Ukrainian Journalist Yuri Lelyavsky Freed (Slovyansk-RiaNovosti Journo)

    05/13/2014 9:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 5-13-2014 | The Interpreter
    Censor.net reports that Yuri Lelyavsky, a journalist who was abducted by separatists in Slavyansk on April 25, has been freed. They report that Lelyavsky gave a press conference in his home town of Lviv on Monday. They report (translated by The Interpreter): According to him, militants abducted him on April 25, a few hours after his arrival in the town, and detained him for 15 days, reports Censor.NET with reference to Podrobnosti. "All that time I was in the basement of the SBU building. They kept me in a common room for the first few ours, but they then moved...
  • UKRAINE Simon Ostrovsky: ‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’

    04/25/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    VICE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2014 6:00 am | Simon Ostrovsky
    On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for three nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine. My release was as unexplained as my capture. On Monday night I was pulled out of a car at a checkpoint, then blindfolded, beaten, and tied up with tape. After spending hours alone on the floor of a damp cell with my hands tied behind my back and a hat pulled over my eyes, I was led into a room where I was accused of working for the CIA, FBI, and Right Sector, the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist...
  • Western Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

    04/04/2014 3:47:54 AM PDT · by firebrand · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/4/14 | AP
    A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car. . . . yelled Allahu Akbar
  • Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92

    03/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas, a last link to Hollywood's studio age who retired in 2010, died of age-related illnesses at his longtime Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn...
  • ‘Fatal Vision’ author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71

    03/10/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03-10-2014 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in “The Selling of the President 1968” and tracked his personal journey from sympathizer to scourge of convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald in the blockbuster “Fatal Vision,” died Monday at age 71.
  • LIBERAL ICON URGES OBAMA IMPEACHMENT

    01/20/2014 7:00:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    WND.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON — Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history. Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama. And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment. Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way. The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that...
  • Disable journalist from Peshawar need financial help for his normal life

    01/19/2014 2:26:05 AM PST · by musarratullah · 8 replies
    own | 19 january 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar , 19 January 2014 , Two months back I was assigned duty to cover the protest in Peshawar city; during coverage I saw a person whose walks totally different was also busy in coverage of the protest. The strange walk catches my interest on him and I asked him about his work and profession. The person, namely Mansoor Shah replied me that he is a working journalist and working since 1997 with local newspaper, but now because feet problem he facing problem. I was interested to show the story of that journalist, but because of work load I didn’t...
  • Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013

    12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to document combat in their home cities, broadcasters who worked with media outlets affiliated with either the government or the opposition, and a handful of correspondents for the foreign press, including an Al-Jazeera reporter, Mohamed al-Mesalma, who was shot by a sniper. Six journalists died in Egypt. Half of those reporters were killed...
  • Taliban threatened the local media of Pakistan

    12/21/2013 7:47:13 PM PST · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    iwb | 22 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Mir Ali, Ansar Ul Mujahedeen threatened the local media of Pakistan for avoiding them and didn’t publish or on air the news of the tribal area of North Waziristan. The spokesman of the Ansar Ul Mujahedeen Abu Baser threatens the local newspapers and journalist, in his recent call to journalist through telephone he said that local media of Pakistan only publish or on Air the news of security forces, which are not fairs. According to Abu Baseer local media of Pakistan only publish or On air the news of ISPR , in which they killed the local innocent tribal’s and...
  • White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say

    11/22/2013 11:23:15 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 39 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | November 21, 2013 | By Anita Kumar
    <p>WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government.</p> <p>The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.</p>
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-25-2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 11:38:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 25 2013 | daily caller
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Lawmakers Replace Language in Bill That Would Have Defined a Journalist

    10/15/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Last month, the House reported a bill out of committee that attempted to define who is a journalist. An uproar followed quickly. "After the committee hearing I realized that I had been going about it in the wrong way," said Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, D-Huntington Woods. "I started to realize that we were dealing with a very profound issue that would have serious ramifications. So I went back to the drawing board." The problematic portion of House Bill 4770 was amended this week and no longer defines who is a journalist. The substitute language was adopted Tuesday, and the bill...
  • Islamic Terror in Kenya? Not According to the BBC

    09/23/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/21/2013 | Zombie
    While a horrified world watches the images coming out of Kenya in the aftermath of the massacre at a Nairobi mall perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists, another less bloody but just as morally reprehensible atrocity unfolded online: the sickeningly biased coverage of the attack produced by some mainstream media outlets determined to provide cover for the jihadists. The BBC’s lead story this afternoon was almost a study in journalistic malfeasance: an archetypal example of how left-leaning Western journalists will violate their own consciences — and the basic principles of reporting — in their relentless quest to hide the truth. Such bias...
  • House Committee Votes To Define 'Journalists' and Delay Access to Certain Public Records

    09/19/2013 6:51:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    CapCon ^ | 9/15/2013 | Jack Spencer
    The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved House Bill 4770, which among other things, attempts to define what a journalist is to restrict access to motor vehicle accident reports for a period of 30 days after the accident. The measure is part of three-bill package aimed at impeding so-called “ambulance chasing” law firms. Within the package, the legislation is apparently an attempt to deny "ambulance chasers” quick access to accident reports. However, in that effort the bill sets out to define what does and doesn’t qualify as a “news publication.” “Government cannot license who speaks,” said attorney and MLive columnist...
  • Matt Drudge calls Dianne Feinstein a 'fascist' for narrowing the definition of a journalist

    09/13/2013 5:21:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/13/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Matt Drudge called Sen. Dianne Feinstein a fascist after the California Democrat suggested that only "professional" journalists deserved protection under a new media shield law."I can't support it if everyone who has a blog has a special privilege … or if Edward Snowden were to sit down and write this stuff, he would have a privilege. I'm not going to go there," Feinstein said during Thursday's hearing.Drudge reacted to Feinstein's comments on Twitter after stories of the media shield law were highlighted on his Drudge Report website."Comments from Sen. Feinstein yesterday on who's a reporter were disgusting," he wrote, adding...
  • Senate Panel OKs Measure Defining a Journalist

    09/12/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/13 | ap
    The vote was 13-5 for a compromise defining a "covered journalist" as an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that disseminates news or information. The individual would have been employed for one year within the last 20 or three months within the last five years. It would apply to student journalists or someone with a considerable amount of freelance work in the last five years. A federal judge also would have the discretion to declare an individual a "covered journalist," who would be granted the privileges of the law.
  • Broadcaster David Frost, famed for Nixon apology, dies

    09/01/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 1, 2013 3:28pm BST | Costas Pitas
    (Reuters) - British broadcaster David Frost, a master of the television interview, famed for coaxing an apology for Watergate from Richard Nixon, has died suddenly, his family said on Sunday. Aged 74, he had a heart attack late on Saturday aboard a luxury cruise liner where he had a speaking engagement. His sudden death brought tributes from international celebrities and political leaders, many of whom called him a good friend as well as an acute interrogator. "David Frost died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was giving a speech," his family said in a...
  • Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposé

    08/29/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Before his death in a fiery car crash, Michael Hastings was preparing to publish a major investigative piece tied to the undercover agent who is suspected of sanitizing President Obama’s passport records prior to the 2008 presidential election. The mystery has only deepened since the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office ruled that drugs in his system at the time of the June 18 crash, including amphetamines and marijuana, likely did not contribute to the crash. Hastings, 33 years old at the time of his death, wrote for Gentleman’s Quarterly, Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, reporting on national security issues....
  • Report: Michael Hastings Feared His Mercedes Was Tampered With, Asked to Borrow Neighbor’s Car....

    08/23/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 22 | Jason Howerton
    Award-winning journalist Michael Hastings told his neighbor that he was afraid to drive his Mercedes because he believed it had been tampered with, according to a LA Weekly report.
  • Mirror journalist, Sun director to be charged over UK corruption

    08/20/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    A former journalist at the Daily Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper are to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.
  • Politkovskaya Murder Trial Defendant Shot in Moscow

    08/15/2013 8:05:04 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | August 15, 2013 | Staff
    A defendant in the ongoing murder trial of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and wounded in the center of Moscow on Wednesday evening, his lawyer said. Dzhabrail Makhmudov, who is currently on trial accused of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of Politkovskaya, was taken to a hospital and operated on, his lawyer Murad Musayev wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “The bullet hit Dzhabrail Makhmudov in the left thigh and passed through [his leg] just millimeters from his femoral artery. The doctors say Dzhabrail was ‘unbelievably lucky:’ Just a fraction of a difference in the bullet’s trajectory could...
  • LONGTIME NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOHN PALMER DIES

    08/04/2013 3:29:47 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 3 10:01 PM EDT | By JESSICA GRESKO and FRAZIER MOORE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday after a brief illness at a Washington hospital.
  • Obama: Longtime journalist Helen Thomas a 'true pioneer'

    07/21/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/13 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama on Saturday said he and first lady Michelle Obama were saddened by the death of longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas, calling her a “true pioneer” who opened doors and broke down barriers for generations of women. Thomas died on Saturday after a long illness. She was 92. Thomas covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Obama and long held the informal title of "Dean of the White House Press Corps." In a statement, Obama said Thomas “never failed to keep presidents – myself included – on their toes. What made Helen the ‘Dean of the White...
  • Who’s a Journalist? A Question With Many Facets and One Sure Answer(Barf Alert Courtesy of the NYT)

    07/21/2013 5:32:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2013 | Margaret Sullivan
    Who’s a Journalist? A Question With Many Facets and One Sure Answer Behind almost every correction in The Times, there is a story. In the case of the correction about Alexa O’Brien, the story is a particularly interesting one. The correction, which was in Wednesday’s paper, read: An article on Tuesday about the role of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in the case of Edward J. Snowden, the former computer contractor who leaked details of National Security Agency surveillance, referred incompletely to Alexa O’Brien, who has closely followed the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of providing military and...
  • Helen Thomas dead at 92

    07/20/2013 10:03:07 AM PDT · by jonascord · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/13 10:20 AM EDT | PATRICK GAVIN
    Helen Thomas, a longtime White House journalist whose career covering ten presidents once earned the nickname the “Dean of the White House Press Corps,” died Saturday at 92, the Associated Press confirmed.
  • Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    07/20/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 228 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/2013
    Helen Thomas, whose career covering the White House dated back to the Kennedy administration, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club announced in an email to members on Saturday. Thomas was the the first woman to join the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's historic press group. Present at the press briefings of ten consecutive presidential administrations, Thomas's career in journalism ended in 2010 after controversial remarks she made about Israeli Jews were caught on camera. "Former...
  • CBS2/KCAL9 Reporter, Photographer Attacked During Crenshaw Protests

    07/16/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 64 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | July 16, 2013 10:16 AM | CBS
    LEIMERT PARK (CBSLA.com) — A CBS2/KCAL9 photographer and reporter were assaulted Monday night while covering a George Zimmerman protest in Crenshaw. Reporter Dave Bryan was conducting an interview around 10 p.m. when the suspect tackled him and his photographer, the station confirmed. “All of the sudden, this guy came up from behind, he had a hood, and he knocked David on the head and he pushed the camera guy down. The camera guy went down, the camera went down, David went down,” witness Joseph Deguerre, said. “I was in shock.” The suspect then fled the scene and the crew was...
  • Hollywood's Refusal To Stand Up To Alec Baldwin Is Shameful

    06/30/2013 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 30, 2013 | Patrick Strudwick
    Can you hear it? The stampede of Hollywood actors scrambling to condemn Alec Baldwin? The cacophony of icy tweets and acidic statements snarled by publicists like demented pantomime horses? That din of Tinseltown turning inwards when, in a rare fit of righteousness, of actually believing in something real and heartfelt and important, it stands up, en masse, to one of its own?
  • The Journolist Is Archive Is Wonk Crack

    06/21/2013 4:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 21, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    The archive of Journolist has been released to Gawker by the hacker Guccifer, and it presents a terrible dilemma for anyone connected to the Washington reporter scene from 2007ish to 2009, when it was revealed that some people made fun of Sarah Palin on the secret reporter listserv. As Gawker's Hamilton Nolan explains, it forced some reporters to publicly apologize, stirred up conservative outrage, and Dave Weigel left The Washington Post in the aftermath, only to be hired by Slate. The listserv caused problems for a few people who were on it. But now that the whole thing is public,...