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  • Washington Post Sells Headquarters for $159M

    11/28/2013 7:59:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | AP
    <p>The longtime headquarters building of The Washington Post is being sold to a real estate development company for $159 million.</p> <p>Graham Holdings Co. is the former parent of The Washington Post newspaper. The company announced a deal Wednesday to sell the downtown Washington building to Carr Properties. The sale is expected to close at the end of March 2014.</p>
  • Armstrong Confirms “Hundreds” Of Layoffs At Patch (AOL local "news" service)

    08/10/2013 5:18:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 8-9-13 | Darrell Etherington
    We reported yesterday that AOL’s hyper-local news service would lose hundreds of employees today, and now we have confirmation from a well-placed Patcher privy to the call that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong did indeed confirm to employees that hundreds would be laid off, with notifications of who will be let go coming throughout the coming week. (Disclosure: AOL owns TechCrunch). In a call Armstrong held with the Patch team today, he explained that “AOL is going to be running the show” at the restructured Patch along with new CEO Bud Rosenthal. Rosenthal replaces outgoing CEO Steve Kalin, who was reported...
  • Did ABC News Deceptively Edit Zimmerman Juror’s Controversial Interview?

    07/26/2013 3:57:58 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ABC News is being accused of deceptively editing, or at least misrepresenting (intentionally or not), some of the comments made by Juror B29, the lone “nonwhite” juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Further, the media as a whole are being accused of manipulating some of her statements. These allegations come not from a conservative news source, but rather from Slate.com. The key phrase latched onto by most media outlets, due to its sensational nature, was “George Zimmerman got away with murder” — words that were, in fact, said by Juror B29. But the full unedited video of the comment,...
  • The New York Times' latest cutbacks: Proof its digital strategy is failing?

    12/03/2012 2:23:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/3/2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    he New York Times on Monday announced that it would offer buyout packages to 30 newsroom employees, and that layoffs would ensue if the 30 spots were not voluntarily filled. Citing a difficult "economic environment" that has led in recent years to a 60 percent staff reduction on the paper's business side, Executive Editor Jill Abramson said, "There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced." While the loss of 30 jobs pales in comparison to the ousting of roughly 100 newsroom staffers in 2008, it is the latest evidence that...
  • Washington Post’s Chief Falters Anew (Media Deathwatch)

    11/18/2012 9:30:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | DAVID CARR
    At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the editorial staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to an announcement on the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew — that Marcus Brauchli would be leaving after four years as executive editor. After Mr. Brauchli spoke, Katharine Weymouth, the newspaper’s publisher, told employees that he would be replaced by Marty Baron, the editor of The Boston Globe. As the meeting was concluding, Valerie Strauss, a longtime reporter, asked Ms. Weymouth why she was making the change. Ms. Weymouth, perhaps because of employment agreements that limited what...
  • Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    11/08/2012 11:50:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees. The cutback represents 5 percent of The Journal's workforce. The reductions come about two months after 11 employees accepted a voluntary separation offer. "Given a persistent softness in advertising revenue and the resultant impact on our earnings, it is necessary that we reduce our cost structure," said Howard G. Sutton, publisher, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "It is always...
  • The Rise of "Multi Stream" Media

    10/24/2010 7:00:43 AM PDT · by MaggieCarta · 19 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 10/24/2010 | Tom Gantert
    (snip)....There will never be a mainstream news media anymore," said Ken Braun, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential and part of the five-person media panel. "It is becoming what I call a multi-stream media. That's the future we are headed to."... (snip)
  • 6TH AVENUE BLOODBATH (MEDIA BLOOBLATH?): NBC, CNN CHIEFS OUT

    09/24/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT · by kcvl · 142 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept 24, 2010 | Matt D.
  • Not a Real News Network Anyway, MSNBC Announces Name and Format Change: Welcome to MPTV (Satire?)

    07/30/2010 10:40:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies · 2+ views
    bigjournalism.com ^ | July 30, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    As you probably know, the new TV season begins in the middle of September. That’s when all the TV networks spruce themselves up and reveal the new programming lineups for the next twelve months. MSNBC has planned a major overall to its lineup. Faced with years of disaster-level ratings, MSNBC has announced it will change its name to MPTV, Microsoft Progressive Television (the Microsoft name was kept because, well you don’t want to upset Microsoft). Along with the name change is a more family friendly TV lineup.
  • More Conservatives Accuse the White House of Being Mean (barf)

    10/26/2009 5:45:39 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 8 replies · 377+ views
    Clearly the war with Fox News has given the Obama team a thirst for red (politically) blood. They've now been accused of a campaign of "invectives" and "name-calling" against the global warming-denying US Chamber of Commerce. On Fox News Sunday - because why not? - the chief lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Josten, said Rahm Emmanuel had stolen his lunch and given him a wedgie. Actually he said that differences over healthcare and economic policy had led to a mini-war.
  • (Indianapolis) Star Workers Swallow 10 Percent Pay Cut In New Contract

    08/26/2009 9:17:38 AM PDT · by Abathar · 13 replies · 426+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | August 26, 2009 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The union representing newsroom and other employees at The Indianapolis Star has ratified a two-year contract that includes a 10 percent pay cut. The Newspaper Guild Local 34070 said its members voted 56-45 on Tuesday in favor of the contract, which runs through August 2011 and suspends all merit pay increases. The contract covers 170 editorial and building services employees. Company officials have said the pay cut is necessary because of the recession. Guild members in June voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer from the Gannett Co.-owned Star that called for 12 percent pay cuts. The Star...
  • Gannett Co. Second Quarter Results (Revenues plummet - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/15/2009 5:37:15 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 15, 2009 | Staff
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI - News) reported today that 2009 second quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.30 compared to a net loss per share of $10.03 for the second quarter of 2008. Results for both quarters included several special items noted below. Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2009, excluding those items, were $0.46. Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2008 on a comparable basis were $1.04. snip Weakness in the economies of the U.S. and UK resulted in continued downward pressure on revenues. Total reported operating revenues for the company were...
  • VID: Reporter Dragged Away Kicking And Screaming From Air Force One

    05/28/2009 12:59:19 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 48 replies · 2,282+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/28/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    A credentialed reporter from a small Georgia newspaper was dragged, kicking and screaming from Air Force One this afternoon. The woman, identified as Brenda Lee, said she wanted to give President Obama a letter before he departed from Los Angeles.
  • Threat to shut Boston Globe shows no paper is safe

    04/04/2009 8:21:24 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 22 replies · 655+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 4,2009 | VERENA DOBNIK
    When it bought the Boston Globe for a record $1.1 billion in 1993, the New York Times Co. added one of the nation's most acclaimed and profitable newspapers to its empire. But analysts say the 137-year-old Globe has been a money-loser in recent years, and the Times, now $1.1 billion in debt, is threatening to shut down Boston's pre-eminent paper unless it gets $20 million in union concessions. Faced with the global recession and declining revenues, the newspaper business is reeling — one major paper has already folded this year and several others are seeking bankruptcy protection. But the threat...
  • Times Co. threatens to shut(Boston) Globe; seeks $20m in cuts from unions

    04/03/2009 9:45:06 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 23 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 4, 2009 | Robert Gavin and Robert Weisman
    The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions swiftly agree to $20 million in concessions, union leaders said yesterday.Executives from the Times Co. and Globe made the demands Thursday morning in an approximately 90-minute meeting with leaders of the newspaper's 13 unions, union officials said. The possible concessions include pay cuts, the end of pension contributions by the company, and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees now enjoyed by some veteran employees, said Daniel Totten, president of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Globe's biggest union, which represents more than 700 editorial, advertising,...
  • Buh-Bye to the P. I.: Couldn't happen to a more liberal paper. Check that. It can and it will.

    03/16/2009 9:47:35 PM PDT · by Birch T. Barlow · 27 replies · 816+ views
    American Digest ^ | March 16, 2009 | GERARD VAN DER LEUN
    Ah, the ironies of web-only news. My email alert for local news informs me of the death of the dead-tree Post-Intelligencer with this headline: The 146-year-old Seattle Post-Ingelligencer [sic] will print its last edition Tuesday and will go Web only. This reduces the number of frothingly liberal daily and weekly newspapers in Seattle to... three -- Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, The [Odious] Stranger. So there won't exactly be a shortage of liberal spew anytime soon in this town. Addressing the death of the P. I, the editor promised the vampire editon: "Tonight we'll be putting the paper to bed for...
  • TIMES' FLYING APART (NYT selling its private jet)

    03/12/2009 8:13:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 890+ views
    NY Post ^ | 03/12/09 | HOLLY M. SANDERS
    TIMES' FLYING APART PUBLISHER TO SELL JET By HOLLY M. SANDERS Last updated: 3:43 am March 12, 2009 Posted: 3:05 am March 12, 2009 The New York Times' high-flying days are over. Yesterday, the struggling publisher disclosed that it had put its 12-year-old corporate jet on the market. With newspaper ad revenue in a nosedive, the company is being forced to sell its private plane and other assets to raise cash.
  • Group calls for community effort to save Seattle P-I

    02/05/2009 3:34:34 AM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 14 replies · 530+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 2/04/2009 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — A group devoted to keeping two daily newspapers in Seattle is pushing a community effort to buy the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from Hearst Corp. It might be the best hope for keeping the P-I alive, the Committee for a Two-Newspaper Town said Wednesday, adding that it would welcome the involvement of political, business, labor and community leaders. “The goal is to ensure that the P-I, which has been publishing local news daily since 1863, is not lost forever,” the group said in a news release. Hearst announced Jan. 9 that it was putting the P-I up for sale, and...
  • Media Deathwatch: NYT Caves and Runs First Ad Ever on Front Page

    01/06/2009 6:12:15 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 7 replies · 525+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | January 6, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    In a shocking display of capitalist greed, that quaint little, soon-to-be-bankrupt newspaper in Manhattan broke with tradition and ran an advertisement on the front page of yesterday's paper. Women fainted, dogs barked, and babies cried, as it became clear that, along with the liberal propaganda, readers of the Times would have to gaze upon a crass commercial pitch from CBS. More . . .
  • Rocky Mountain News for sale (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    12/04/2008 12:50:12 PM PST · by Sopater · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 4, 2008
    The Rocky Mountain News, Colorado’s oldest newspaper, has been put up for sale by its parent company. Citing worsening financial conditions and an expected loss at the paper of roughly $15 million this year, the E.W. Scripps Co. said it would seek a possible buyer in the next 30 days. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne, who took the helm of the company in July, made the announcement to the newsroom this morning. He told the editoral staff the decision “would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.”
  • Say No to Newspaper Bailouts

    12/03/2008 5:04:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 580+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    It was supposed to be a joke. As an endless parade of corporate beggars marches to Washington in search of handouts for their beleaguered industries, some of us in the news business snarked that journalists would be next in line. I launched a Newspaper Bailout Countdown Clock on my blog after The New York Times Company's bonds plunged into junk territory in October. A few weeks later, columnist Jon Fine published a tongue-in-cheek memo in BusinessWeek outlining a federal newspaper rescue proposal. The jibes were meant to be facetious critiques of for-profit enterprises demanding massive taxpayer expenditures under the guise...
  • Prepare For 30% Lower DVD Movie Sales (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/20/2008 6:45:05 AM PST · by abb · 166 replies · 2,091+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | November 20, 2008 | Nikki Finke
    Insiders are telling me that end-of-year stats regarding DVD sales of 2008's major movie titles are looking like a disaster areas. The guesstimates are that even blockbuster titles like Iron Man and Hancock will be down 30%. Interesting that studios which earlier claimed their film biz was near-recession proof are now blaming the economy rather than new digital media delivery options.
  • NYTimes profits slide; S & P downgrades credit rating

    10/23/2008 4:48:51 PM PDT · by bamahead · 50 replies · 863+ views
    AFP ^ | October 23, 2008
    The New York Times Co. reported a steep drop in third-quarter profits on Thursday, the latest gloomy earnings report in an industry battered by online competition and falling print advertising revenue. The New York Times Co. said net profit fell by 51.4 percent in the third quarter to 6.5 million dollars, or five cents per share, from 13.4 million dollars, or nine cents per share, in the same period a year ago. The company, which owns About.com, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune and 16 other daily newspapers besides the flagship The New York Times, said overall advertising revenue fell...
  • Possible bid for the O.C. Register reported [Orange Co, CA]

    09/15/2008 8:46:51 PM PDT · by TheDon · 7 replies · 370+ views
    The Orange Country Register ^ | September 15th, 2008 | Mary Ann Milbourn
    Two prominent Orange County businessmen have expressed interest in buying The Orange County Register, the longtime, family-owned flagship newspaper of Freedom Communications Inc. Newport Beach billionaire businessman George Argyros and Lawrence M. Higby, chief executive officer of Apria Healthcare Group Inc. who also is a former chairman of the Los Angeles Times Orange County edition, have had what was described as preliminary talks about making a bid for the Register. Scott Flanders, Freedom’s chief executive officer ... noted that with the financial difficulties facing the company, he is having discussions with a lot of people. ... A possible bid for...
  • UPDATE: Gannett Confirms Cut in 1,000 Jobs

    08/14/2008 9:18:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 174+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | August 14, 2008 | E&P Staff
    Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the country, is preparing to trim 3% of its workforce -- or 1,000 employees -- through cuts and attrition. Gannett Vice President of Corporate Communications Tara Connell confirmed the reductions to E&P Thursday afternoon, adding that decisions on staff cuts would be made at each property based on financial targets and performances. The McLean, Va.-based company publishes more than 80 dailies, including USA Today, and 900 non-dailies. Gannett corporate is expected to review and approve the decisions. The Gannett Blog, run by former Gannett editor and reporter Jim Hopkins from Ibiza, Spain reported Wednesday...
  • Leading Man (News Corp President shakes things up)

    05/23/2008 5:25:23 AM PDT · by bert · 18 replies · 264+ views
    Forbes ^ | 05/19/08 | Dana Pomerantz
    Hollywood is once again on the brink of war. This time the big movie studios and TV networks are skirmishing with their actors, whose union contracts expire next month. Unless both sides can agree on how to split future Internet revenues, the industry faces the terrifying prospect of its second prolonged talent strike of the year. Peter Chernin vows it won’t happen. Snip….. As that strike dragged into February, Chernin took action. One morning he and Disney Chief Robert Iger showed up at the negotiations at L.A.’s secluded Luxe Hotel bearing a crucial concession: The studios would give writers a...
  • New York Times Ad Decline Spurs S&P Warning

    03/01/2008 12:25:52 AM PST · by cowtowney · 11 replies · 103+ views
    Forbes ^ | 2/29/08 | Louis Hau
    The New York Times Co.'s continued struggles with declining advertising revenue prompted Standard & Poor's to caution Friday that it is inching closer to cutting the company's debt ratings. S&P said it placed all of the Times' ratings, including its key long-term corporate credit rating, on CreditWatch with negative implications. In plain English, that means the rating agency is leaning heavily toward a downgrade unless current financial trends at the company improve. S&P currently assigns the Times a long-term corporate credit rating of BBB. A one-notch downgrade would bring the rating down to BBB-. But in a research note Friday,...
  • Moody's cuts Belo debt to junk, may cut again (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2007 5:59:54 PM PDT · by Milhous · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 17 2007
    NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday cut its ratings on Belo Corp (BLC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) into junk territory, and said it may cut them again, citing the newspaper publisher's limited ability to improve free cash flow in a challenging environment for newspapers. Belo's use of a bank facility with a material adverse change (MAC) clause to pay out a maturing bond issue is also consistent with a junk-rated company, Moody's said in a statement. Moody's cut Belo's senior unsecured debt one notch to "Ba1," one level below investment grade, from "Baa3." "The long-term ratings...
  • Exclusive: Imus Says CBS got what it bargained for.(Imus to sue for $120 Milliom)

    05/04/2007 3:40:42 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 79 replies · 2,235+ views
    ABC News ^ | 05-03-07 | ELLEN DAVIS & CHRIS FRANCESCANI
    Radio host Don Imus is going to sue CBS for $120 million, according to a draft copy of the complaint obtained by ABC News' Law & Justice Unit. The suit is expected to be filed next week. A draft copy of Imus's lawsuit says that the network expected him to be controversial and irreverent under the terms of his contract. And he claims Imus's show was on a five second delay that allowed the network to censor him if they wanted. The draft points out that Imus wasn't fired for two weeks after the remarks were made. Meanwhile, four former...
  • Circulation at the Top 20 Newspapers

    04/30/2007 10:34:41 AM PDT · by Babu · 62 replies · 1,530+ views
    Average paid weekday circulation of the nation's 20 largest newspapers for the six-month period ending in March, as reported Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The percentage changes are from the comparable year-ago period. 1. USA Today, 2,278,022, up 0.2 percent 2. The Wall Street Journal, 2,062,312, up 0.6 percent 3. The New York Times, 1,120,420, down 1.9 percent 4. Los Angeles Times, 815,723, down 4.2 percent 5. New York Post, 724,748, up 7.6 percent 6. New York Daily News, 718,174, up 1.4 percent 7. The Washington Post, 699,130, down 3.5 percent 8. Chicago Tribune, 566,827, down 2.1 percent...
  • U.S. media jobs slashed 88 percent ...( job cuts SURGED in 2006)

    01/26/2007 6:55:25 AM PST · by IrishMike · 67 replies · 3,535+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 25 -2007
    U.S. media job cuts surged 88 percent in 2006 from the previous year, a downsizing trend expected to continue this year, a survey said Thursday. The media industry slashed 17,809 jobs last year, a nearly two-fold increase from the 9,453 cuts in 2005, outplacement consultancy Challenger Gray & Christmas said. The figure was the industry's largest annual job-cut total since 43,420 media job cuts accompanied the collapse of the technology bubble in 2001, the survey said. "A sea change in the way people get and read news, not to mention the way they search for jobs, used cars and consumer...
  • Gerald Boyd, former managing editor of The New York Time, dies

    11/23/2006 6:49:37 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 11 replies · 679+ views
    KLTV ^ | November 23, 2006
    A former managing editor of The New York Times who was forced to resign amid the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal has died. Gerald Boyd was 56. His wife says Boyd was diagnosed with lung cancer in February and has been sick for most of the year. Boyd and executive editor Howell Raines were brought down by the scandal caused by the journalist they had groomed, and by criticism of their management style. Boyd resigned in 2003. Boyd was the first black journalist to work the many jobs he'd held at The Times, including metropolitan editor and managing editor. And at...
  • Judge bars N.Y. Times in libel defense

    11/18/2006 1:41:07 PM PST · by ARealMothersSonForever · 41 replies · 1,814+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2006 | N/A
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge has ruled The New York Times may not rely on information from a columnist's confidential sources in its defense against a libel lawsuit filed over the newspaper's coverage of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Former Army scientist Steven Hatfill, once identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in the anthrax mailings that killed five people in late 2001, is suing the Times for libel for a series of articles written by columnist Nicholas Kristof. U.S. Magistrate Judge Liam O'Grady issued the ruling Friday as a sanction against the newspaper for refusing to disclose the...
  • Media Death Watch = Republican Win

    11/02/2006 9:03:39 AM PST · by albie · 35 replies · 1,353+ views
    albie
    "Media Death Watch" has always been my favorite title thread on Freerepublic. I love to see a left wing newspaper/anchorman(babe)/TV special go down in flames. It proves the point that the MSM or DBM is of no concern to most of us. We (Republicans) live busy lives, making a living, raising our families, hunting, fishing, enjoying the fruits of our labor. Our news is from Rush, Hannity, Drudge, Newsmax, Townhall, Freerepublic. The title of this thread is my starting point of optimism in the elections. The outrage felt by millions over the Kerry remark, biased media, slanted polling and thousands...
  • Layoffs called 'unavoidable' at Inquirer, Daily News (Philadelphia)

    10/20/2006 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Ravi · 8 replies · 355+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/20/06 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    Some layoffs are "unavoidable" at Philadelphia Newspapers LLC, which owns The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, publisher Brian P. Tierney told employees in a memo today. Tierney blamed a "permanent" decline in national newspaper advertising that has forced cutbacks at other newspapers and media companies. The size of the layoffs will depend on the outcome of union contract negotiations, Tierney wrote. Contracts covering 2,000 workers expire Oct. 31.
  • CRONKITE TO CROWN COURIC QUEEN OF CBS NEWS

    08/27/2006 1:31:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 142 replies · 2,643+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/27/06 | Drudge
    Walter Cronkite will introduce Katic Couric on the new CBS EVENING NEWS next week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Cronkite is just one of many superstars, and broadcast legends, that will help the former TODAY host splash onto the nightly news scene. "It's going to be a who's who of Americana," a top CBS source said on Sunday. Cronkite will do the introduction of Couric on opening night only, the source said. CBS brass dismiss the suggestion that adding Cronkite is an attention-grabbing stunt. "This is a bold statement of continuity and 'trust,' a commitment to the quality of the...
  • Brian Williams, NBC anchor Makes Stunning Commnent Comparing Navy Seals and Army Ranger to terrorist

    08/10/2006 4:23:12 PM PDT · by Westpole · 419 replies · 11,948+ views
    Freerepublic | August 10, 2006 | Westpole
    ON Hardball NBC anchor Brian Williams was asked by Chris Matthews if it was suprising that British muslims that had been exposed to western values, and where even British citizens would still hate us so much they would be willing to give up their lives to kill us. What was Brian Williams pontification? He said "we have guys on our side like that too. They are called Army Rangers and Navy Seals." What kind of mind would make that comparison. The question was what kind of hatered would overcome even a westernized muslin to want to die just to kill...
  • PITBULL JOURNALIST GOES SOFT ON IRANIAN MADMAN (Drudge)

    08/10/2006 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 86 replies · 2,082+ views
    Drudge ^ | August 10, 2006 | Drudge
    PITBULL JOURNALIST GOES SOFT ON IRANIAN MADMAN: 88-year-old CBS journalist says Iranian president a 'reasonable' man on Sean Hannity's ABC radio program... Points out Ahmadinejad not anti-Jewish... just anti-Zionist state. Says many Jews in Iranian Parliament, in great positions in Iranian life... Believes Ahmadinejad sincere in his hope for peaceful coexistence between Iran and West... Troubled by comparisons of leader to Hitler... Marvels at Ahmadinejad's civil engineering degree, 'intellect', 'savvy'... Asks viewers not to bring 'prejudices' to Sunday night '60 MINUTES' broadcast... Proclaims 'discussion' was sincere and not for propaganda purposes... Developing...
  • Networks in free fall

    07/23/2006 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 91 replies · 2,768+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 23, 2006 | Editorial
    The Project for Excellence in Journalism is out with its annual report, "The State of the News Media 2006," and its findings are pretty grim for TV news. Viewership for the nightly news programs on ABC, CBS and NBC dipped to 27 million in 2005, a 1.8 million (6 percent) year-to-year drop that was "an acceleration of the pace of decline in recent years," the group found. The combined audience has shrunk by 48 percent since the advent of cable news programming in 1980 even while the U.S. population grew by nearly a third. Last week's Nielsen ratings offered further...
  • New York Times chops 250 jobs (Stock at 7yr low)

    07/19/2006 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Moose Dung · 80 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Gazette (Canada.com) ^ | 07/19/2006 | Staff Report
    The New York Times plans to cut 250 jobs and shrink the size of its pages in 2008, making them 3.8 centimetres narrower, the newspaper reported in yesterday's edition. The newspaper's plans include closing a printing plant in Edison, N.J.The moves were estimated to save the company $42 million per year. The reduction in the size of its pages would mean a loss of 11 per cent of the space devoted to news, but the newspaper plans to add pages to make up for about half of that loss.