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  • Obama Administration 'Most Hostile' to Journalists in US Hhistory

    12/03/2013 12:05:10 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 12/02/2012 | Not Listed
    A longtime Washington reporter and White House correspondent has accused the current administration of being “the most hostile” to journalists in the history of the USA. “Well, let's use the ‘P’ word here,” Franken told MNBC Live host TJ Holmes. “This is propaganda when it comes from the White House: government covering the government. “ “It’s not what you’re supposed to do in the United States of America,” added Franken,
  • New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Links Boston Explosion to GOP, Others Pile On

    04/15/2013 6:11:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Never let a tragedy go to waste. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Monday quickly used the explosions in Boston for political gain, linking the Republican Party to the horrific act. At 4:10pm, Kristof tweeted, "explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment." [SECOND UPDATE: More journalists are politicizing the tragedy. See below.]
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...
  • Mass Media Myopia

    05/17/2010 7:42:28 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 119+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Mass Media Myopia Malcolm A. Kline, May 17, 2010 The mass media, and those who train them, cannot figure out why their industry is in decline. “Drury University, a nationally accredited institution of higher learning, has added an online class to its Social Media Certificate program for graduate credit,” PR Newswire reported on May 13, 2010. “Deltina Hay, author of A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization, will facilitate the webinar program, teaching students how to use social media and Web 2.0 technologies.” “Drury University offers both on-campus classes and the online webinar class as a means...
  • Borger: Republicans Twittering away credibility

    04/14/2009 7:22:55 PM PDT · by Is2C · 19 replies · 985+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/14/09 | Gloria Borger
    When presidents are new, first impressions really count: Your demeanor (shirtsleeves, not jackets, in the Oval Office), your stature (move over, Mr. Sarkozy). Since President Obama's presidential bid was a very long affair-and since his predecessor left with a 28 percent approval rating-he came into office with an advantage. Americans surely liked him better than the previous guy. the underdog who beat the once-presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. And, by the way, he also gave great speeches. But new presidents are always tested, as Joe Biden famously predicted. And Obama has had more than his share-an economic crisis that threatened to...
  • NATHAN:First media bias...now government censorship?

    11/27/2008 8:35:11 PM PST · by masonking21 · 10 replies · 771+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2008 | Alan Nathan
    "What chance do arguments have to rise and fall on their merits if they're framed by a seemingly party-owned press? And once that party comes to power, won't its lackey journalists constitute a type of state-owned press? In other words (after Inauguration Day), how can the blushing news media keep from sharing President-elect Barack Obama's political bed - given they have already serviced his electoral needs?"
  • Over 100 Staffers Leave Newsweek

    03/30/2008 4:45:37 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    RADAR ^ | 3 30 2008 | Charles Kaiser
    The staff of Newsweek will shrink dramatically, after 111 staffers on its news and business sides accepted a buyout last week. Among those leaving are some of the magazine's best-known, most-admired and longest-service critics, including David Gates, David Ansen and Cathleen McGuigan. Harold Shain, a former president of the magazine who moved over to sister publication Budget Travel at the beginning of this year, is also departing. 146 staffers were offered the chance to leave the magazine, with as much as two years of their current salary as a departing bonus, depending on their age and length of service. The...
  • Slouching Toward Denver: The Democratic death march

    03/24/2008 12:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,476+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 Issue | Noam Scheiber
    When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, in fact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair. Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season dragged on, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all the voting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as a...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Columbia J-School Cheaters Deserve an "A" for Attitude

    12/01/2006 1:10:19 PM PST · by daveinboca · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | December 1, 2006 | daveinboca
    The preposterous joke of a university whose reputation has sunk as low as the fortunes of its spectacularly inept football team, Columbia U., has a journalism school which is run by Nicholas Lemann, whose reputation as a journalist used to be peerless. The Peter Principle of Yore has caught up with Lemann, and with the craven coward Lee Bollinger who is the President of this woebegone institution, Lemann is way over his competence level and, it appears, way under his former moral stature. Bollinger of course is an "expert" on free speech, but is keeping mum about the spectacular threats...
  • In a World of Cacophony, Experience for Sharing (old musical monoculture ...more obsolete than ever)

    11/02/2006 3:54:37 PM PST · by weegee · 8 replies · 273+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: November 2, 2006 | By KELEFA SANNEH
    The rock critic Robert Christgau gave an interview last month to the Web site popmatters.com. Mr. Christgau, who was recently dismissed from The Village Voice after 37 years, talked a little bit about recent history. But he also talked about an old obsession of his: the decline of truly popular music. “When I grew up, there was a monoculture,” he said. “Everybody listened to the same music on the radio. I miss monoculture. I think it’s good for people to have a shared experience.” This week especially, the old musical monoculture seems more obsolete than ever. The annual CMJ Music...
  • The ABC is so ideologically depraved that it is beyond salvation [Australia]

    06/19/2006 6:50:21 PM PDT · by Brian Allen · 13 replies · 1,108+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday June 19 2006 | Gerard Jackson
    Right-wingers are prematurely gloating because Keith Windschuttle has now joined fellow conservatives Janet Albrechtsen, John Gallagher Stephen Skala and Ron Brunton on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s board. Naturally supporters of the ABC (Australian Bolshevik Corporation) and its ideologically homogeneous crew of phony journalists are outraged that the Government is making a serious attempt to hold these vicious lefties accountable to the taxpayers — you know, the ones who actually pay their salaries. However, these anti-Australian America-hating lefties can rest in peace. The only permanent solution to the political corruption that is permanently and deeply ingrained in the ABC is to...
  • Distinguished panel explores 'martyrdom' (Ivy professors blame allure of Al Qaida on MSM)

    03/20/2006 5:39:28 PM PST · by gobucks · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Harvard Gazette ^ | Mar 16, 2006 | Ruth Walker
    If suicide terrorism is to be held in check, what's needed is an engaging, exciting "counterperformance" - whatever that might be - that can be offered in place of the "theater of violence" exemplified by the al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That was one of the conclusions to be drawn from a panel discussion titled "Martyrdom in the Age of Terror" held March 9 under the auspices of the Harvard Center for the Humanities. The dialogue was intended to put suicide terrorism - redefined for purposes of discussion as "martyrdom operations" - into the larger cultural and theological context...
  • The new Russia-bahers (December 30, 2005)

    02/14/2006 2:40:00 AM PST · by vertolet · 45 replies · 689+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2005 | Edward Lozansky
    During the Cold War, the most vicious anti-American propaganda was carried out by the Soviet newspaper Pravda, founded by none other than Vladimir (Nikolai) Lenin. The language used by Soviet journalists and commentators was so rude and hysterical that even people sympathetic to the Communist cause were turned off. We used to call it Soviet language rather than Russian. One should admit that American and European media were more civilized and usually used pretty mild language when criticizing the Soviet Union. As someone who at that time was trying to plant hard-line anti-Soviet rhetoric into Western newspapers, I have first...
  • Impact of Mass Media on the Church, According to Marshall McLuhan

    09/20/2005 7:00:24 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 6 replies · 294+ views
    Zenit ^ | Sept 20, 2005 | Interview With Father Dariusz Gronowski
    ROME, SEPT. 20, 2005 (ZENIT.org).- A Polish priest, Father Dariusz Gronowski, has written a doctoral thesis on communications theorist Marshall McLuhan, showing the influence that mass media has had on the Church. Father Gronowski is a professor at the School of Institutional Social Communication in the University of the Holy Cross in Rome. In this interview with ZENIT he delves into the faith of McLuhan (1911-1980), an aspect that is frequently overlooked about the Edmonton, Alberta, native who first coined the expression "global village." The priest's dissertation has been published under the title: "L'impatto dei Media sulla Chiesa secondo Marshall...
  • The Crucifixion Will Be Televised

    04/20/2005 6:29:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 757+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | JIM PINKERTON
    Am I the only who thinks it's miraculous that we could all watch the workings of one of the world's oldest religions, live on worldwide TV? Seeing Pope Benedict XVI's appearance before the throng at St. Peter's Square, I thought about the continuity of the Roman Catholic Church, reaching back almost 2000 years -- and how the new Pope's debut was, in effect, an open-air mass, a religious rite available to any and all global villagers. Of course, those electronic villagers could cheer, or jeer, the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger according to their wont. For his part, when the just-elected...
  • MSM Bias - Counterstrike

    10/08/2004 6:10:08 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 34 replies · 1,340+ views
    10-0804 | Covenantor
    This latest public revelation by the MSM coup plotters as revealed by Drudge requires a massive response. Pondering that response lead me to consider how most quickly and effectively this might be achieved. Advertiser boycotts require relatively massive efforts as well as avoiding products that one might need to use in any case. Such boycotts are at heart intended to move advertising dollars away from the coup-plotters pocket books. Here's an idea that might have some merit. Rather than reaching out to the advertisers reach out to the Nielsen Media ratings system. They are the ones that report the number...
  • Reflections On the Controversy Over "The Passion"

    02/23/2004 10:26:22 AM PST · by Wallace T. · 26 replies · 715+ views
    self | February 23, 2004 | Wallace T. Cosgraves
    There are several aspects to Mel Gibson and The Passion of the Christ that are worth noting. It is clear that Anne Catherine Emmerich, a German Catholic nun, had a vivid imagination relative to the death of Jesus Christ. A mystic, she wrote an account of the death of the Savior that drew upon what she believed to be supernatural visions. Some of her statements were reflective of folk theology that reflected a disproportionate blame for the Crucifixion on the Jews. One has only to look at the passion plays in the German-speaking nations of Europe to observe the folk...
  • CANNIBAL KILLER HAD VIOLENT PORN IMAGES

    01/15/2004 1:00:19 PM PST · by Simi Valley Tom · 18 replies · 1,232+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE® ^ | January 13, 2004 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On trial in Kassel, Germany, Armin Meiwes has confessed to killing a man and eating his flesh, according to the Birmingham Post on Jan. 6. Investigators testified that hundreds of pornographic images were found on his home computer; the content ranged from homosexual sex to depictions of torture and sexual violence. This evidence, coupled with psychological examinations, has prompted prosecutors to label the crimes "sexually motivated," which serves as a frightening warning about the dangers of pornography and media violence. Countless scientific studies have shown disturbing links between watching pornography and media violence with sexual violence and criminal violence in...
  • "Without A Trace" Slams Homeschooling

    10/23/2003 7:42:59 PM PDT · by whipitgood · 45 replies · 281+ views
    CBS "Without A Trace" | Self
    CBS took a shot at the millions of US homeschoolers and their families tonight on "Without A Trace". While discussing the lifestyle of the victim, the comment was made that "...and the mother home schools her. There's nothing normal about THAT"! Perhaps someone at CBS should check out the statistics on homeschooling in the US. Not only is homeschooling very common, but it is becoming more so with each passing year. Rather than using home schooling to try to emphasize the abnormalness of a young girl's life, they should consider the outstanding academic achievement common among homeschoolers. AMAZING how the...
  • Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Sleazy R-Rated Movies for Your Kids

    05/26/2003 3:46:02 AM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 31 replies · 761+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE(R) ^ | May 23, 2003 | Tom Snyder
    Despite the clear success of family-friendly, and even Christian, movies, such as MONSTERS, INC., MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, ICE AGE, THE ROOKIE, and SPIDER-MAN, Hollywood is rolling out a number of major R-rated movies this summer, including THE MATRIX RELOADED, TERMINATOR 3 and AMERICAN PIE 3. The recent astronomical box office for MATRIX RELOADED proves that the core audience of teenage boys was not stopped by the movie’s R-rating and the strict admission policies at many theaters. One teenage MATRIX fan, quoted by the Los Angeles Times on May 19, 2003, said she and her peers have to see...
  • Hollywood Paints Ugly Picture of America

    02/08/2003 9:05:09 AM PST · by Simi Valley Tom · 19 replies · 495+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE(R) ^ | February, 2003 | Anonymous
    A study of 1,259 teenagers from 12 countries by two Boston University communication professors found that the more access the teens had to Hollywood movies, television programs and pop music, the higher their negative attitudes toward Americans tended to be. Most of the teenagers in the study considered Americans to be violent, prone to criminal activity and sexually immoral, but only 12 percent had actually visited the U.S. “These results suggest that pop culture, rather than foreign policy, is the true culprit of anti-Americanism,” said Boston U. Professor Melvin DeFleur, who authored the study with Professor Margaret DeFleur. “Our popular...