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  • 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,...
  • Michael Hastings Dead At 33

    06/19/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    L A Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | joseph serna
    Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which said he died in a Los Angeles car accident. But the Los Angeles County coroner's office had yet to determine Wednesday whether a body recovered from a fiery car crash was that of Hastings. The body was “unrecognizable” and badly charred, police told the Los Angeles Times. The body is identified only as "John Doe 117.”
  • Journalist Michael Hastings Died in a Car Accident(ended Gen. McChrystal's career)

    06/18/2013 6:52:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | June 18, 2013 | Shayna Rose Arnold
    Journalist Michael Hastings died in car accident in Los Angeles today. Details of the accident have not been released. He was 33. Best known for his 2010 profile of General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone—it effectively ended the military career of the man who had led the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan—Hastings won the 2010 Polk award for magazine reporting and wrote a book about his experience reporting on the war, The Operators: The wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. A second book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, details Hastings’ time as a war correspondent...
  • Carney slaps down Fox journalist over Benghazi

    06/05/2013 1:00:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/13 | Maggie Lit
    President Obama appointed Susan Rice as Chief National Security Adviser on Wednesday, attracting renewed scrutiny to the administration’s handling of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Fox News’ Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry brought up the scandal and General Petraeus’ conclusions that the assessments of the Intelligence Committee on the issue changed so much and were no longer worth anything. Press Sectary Jay Carney tried to slap down the comment. “In every iteration of this, Ambassador Rice made clear as I did that, these...
  • Washington Post Column: Journalists trawling for leaks should be willing to share the risks

    06/02/2013 8:52:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/02/2013 | Sarah Chayes
    “Are you kidding me?” I was always stunned to hear reporters ask me — as they did half a dozen times when I worked at the Pentagon — to show them some classified document or other. They’d just pop the question blithely, unfazed, without an apparent thought for the implications. My incredulous retort would usually reap an only half-sheepish answer: “Well, I had to ask.” Countless national security officials have had some version of this conversation – including the State Department security adviser that Fox News correspondent James Rosen allegedly plumbed for information on North Korea. Rosen wrote in an...
  • High Hopes for Peace Smashed – Tel Aviv Journalist Returns From Dialogue with Arabs

    05/05/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Baruch's Breeze ^ | 5/5/13 | Baruch
    Lital Shemesh is a 29-year-old successful, female, Israeli journalist who recently participated in a seminar with other young Israelis and Arabs in hopes of igniting optimism for peace. She returned from the seminar disappointed and disillusioned. She is a rising star in the Israeli media who openly expresses her political aspirations in the Knesset. She worked as Editor-in-Chief for the Yedioth Youth Magazines, reported for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Hot CableTV News channel, and is CEO and Founder of a web-based girls magazine “Pinkish – Everything that Girls Love.” In her first video blog in English two years...
  • REPORT: NBC REPORTER RICHARD ENGEL MISSING IN SYRIA (Found, #140)

    12/17/2012 10:56:28 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | John Nolte
    NBC is unable to reach its Middle East bureau chief Richard Engel, who was also reporting from inside Syria.
  • Syrian rebels set to execute Ukrainian journalist

    12/13/2012 3:45:26 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 13 Dec 2012 | anon
    NGOs are urging Syrian rebels to release a Ukrainian journalist, Anhar Kochneva, who is set to be executed Thursday. Meanwhile the group behind the kidnapping warned it would now target all Russians, Ukrainians and Iranians on Syrian soil. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute and Reporters Without Borders issued a joint statement expressing deep concern about Kochneva’s life and urging the leadership of the Free Syrian Army and of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to ensure that the journalist is safe and set free. The groups also called on the French, British and US governments,...
  • Journalism's darkest hour

    10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab
    In case anyone just arrived from Mars, the mainstream media wants Mitt Romney to fail in his quest for the White House. Surprised? They will do whatever possible as “legitimate journalists” to collaborate with the Obama re-election campaign — shamefully so.(Snip)The mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. Every student journalism can recognize that. It’s too late for most already involved “professionally.” Most of them have already violated most of the ethical rules and sold their souls to Obama long ago. As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.
  • My Opinion as to why journalists are REALLY going all-out left this election cycle

    08/23/2012 3:29:25 PM PDT · by austinaero · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 08/03/12 | Douglas Mackinnon
    Douglas McKinnon teases us with "That said, in off-the-record conversations with my left-leaning journalistic friends, not one believes Obama is going to win re-election. Not one. While most believe Mitt Romney to be a weak candidate, they are still convinced that he will comfortably defeat Obama on Nov. 6. These liberal and jaded journalists privately admit that Obama has been exposed for what he is: an overhyped, self-invented candidate with no real-world experience who has been frozen into inaction by the enormity of the office he holds."
  • Tatler in Israel: ‘Palestinians are Afraid of Mitt’ According to Prominent Israeli Journalist

    07/09/2012 10:27:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/9/12 | Sammy Levine
    My tour of Israel continues with the Young Jewish Conservatives. Today we had the opportunity to meet with Gil Hoffman — the Chief Political Correspondent of the Jerusalem Post. He told us that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Israel in a few days is because the “Palestinians are afraid of Mitt” and understand that he has a good chance of winning the election. The Palestinians are worried that a potential President Romney, who is scheduled to visit Israel soon, as well, will be much harder on them, and therefore believe that now is the time to draw...
  • Robert Reno, brother of former U.S. Attorney General, dies (in lieu of flowers give to Obama)

    07/07/2012 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 7, 2012 | ELINOR J. BRECHER
    Robert Maurius Reno, one of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s two younger brothers, died Saturday morning, according to their sister, Maggy Hurchalla, of Stuart. The Miami native was born Dec. 11, 1939, at Jackson Memorial Hospital and succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he’d been living for about four years. He was 74 and, said Hurchalla “a proud liberal Democrat.’’ Reno became a journalist, like his parents, the late Henry and Jane Reno, and spent most of his career at Newsday, the New York daily, starting as a reporter in 1968. As a...
  • Brotherhood Representative Won’t Speak to Israeli Journalist

    06/26/2012 2:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/26/12 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    News channel France 24 hosted a panel Monday night to discuss Egypt’s first civilian president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi. One of the guests on the panel, via satellite from Cairo, was Nader Amram, a member of the Freedom & Justice Party’s foreign relations committee. (The Freedom & Justice Party (FJP) is the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party.) When Amram learned that an Israeli journalist was also included on the panel, he protested that he had not been informed beforehand that he would have to appear with an Israeli. He then launched into a mini-diatribe about how Israel is the real...
  • ADL: Court Decision to Fine Journalist 'Turns World Upside Down'

    05/15/2012 8:49:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 5/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reacted with "anger, shock and disbelief" at a decision by a Rome judge to fine an Italian journalist who had the courage to speak out against an anti-Semitic cartoon. In a ruling last week, Judge Emanuela Attura ordered journalist Peppino Caldarola to pay a fine of 25,000 euros for slandering extreme-leftist writer Vauro Senesi, whose caricature of Italian Jewish politician Fiamma Nirenstein was published in 2008 in the communist newspaper Il Manifesto and has been widely condemned as anti-Semitic. The cartoon, titled "Fiamma Frankenstein," depicted the Italian Jewish candidate for parliament as monster-like, with a hook-nose,...
  • O'KEEFE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION: YOUNG MAN OFFERED (AG) HOLDER'S BALLOT

    04/09/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2012
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem. He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.In a new video (below) provided to Breitbart.com, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates why Holder should stop attacking voter ID laws--by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s primary ballot. Literally. The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year--April 3, 2012--and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly...
  • Citizen Journalist Victory: Roseanne Apologizes For Zimmerman Tweet

    03/30/2012 10:19:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/30/12 | John Nolte
    Last night things got so shrill on Roseanne Barr's Twitter timeline that we're pretty sure this tweet from Roseanne to our own Dana Loesch broke some windows:
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.