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  • US reporter held by Venezuelan authorities

    11/09/2013 7:12:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    A Miami Herald journalist was being held for a second night by Venezuelan authorities after he was detained by security forces while reporting on the country's economic crisis.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-30-13 (DUmmie FUnnies Go Video)

    10/30/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 30, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, we are now entering a new era for the DUmmie FUnnies. In addition to the regular DUFUs, I will also be posting stream of consciousness observations based on whatever is in the newspaper. The first of these you can see in this VIDEO. I don't really plan the topics, they just sort of come to me as I analyze the newspaper. In this edition, I analyze the decline of the Miami Herald, the sad fate of a friend of mine named Tom who made a bad business decision, the testimony yesterday of Marilyn Tavenner of CMS, and the...
  • Mall maul nothing much, authorities report

    06/30/2013 5:00:28 AM PDT · by Anila · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 06/29/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    The black mob violence at Fort Lauderdale over the Memorial Day weekend was nothing much, said the chief of police, local media and business boosters. And the chief knows that because very few people were arrested, he said. But if nothing happened in Fort Lauderdale, then even less happened a few miles away earlier this week at the Lauderhill Mall where a mob of 200 to 300 black people were fighting, destroying property, rampaging past the stores, taunting police and creating chaos. The Miami Herald picked up the beat: “A small fight,” said the local paper of record. Which could...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • 'Thugs' attack Islamists outside Egypt's D.M.

    05/02/2012 4:42:47 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    'Thugs' attack Islamists outside Egypt's Defense Ministry, killing 11 By NANCY A. YOUSSEF AND AMINA ISMAIL McClatchy Newspapers CAIRO -- In the deadliest outbreak of violence in weeks, at least 11 protesters were killed and at least 150 wounded early Wednesday outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo in clashes with civilian attackers, putting Egypt's presidential election and already-fragile democratic transition in further turmoil. Several Islamist presidential candidates announced Wednesday that they were suspending their campaigns - some for 48 hours and some indefinitely - in response to the violence and the military-run government's apparent unwillingness to stop it. Officials also...
  • New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination plot beforehand

    03/18/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 18, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    A new book by an ex-CIA spook claims that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro knew about Lee Harvey Oswald's plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy and did nothing to stop it. Author Brian Latell was the agency's former national intelligence officer for Latin America and is now a senior research associate in Cuban American studies at the University of Miami. In the upcoming volume, "Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine," Latell writes that on Nov. 22 1963, Castro ordered his intelligence officers in Havana to drop their normal responsibilities and pay close attention to communications coming out of...
  • Miami Herald Daily Circulation Falls Below Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Circulation!!!

    05/06/2011 7:25:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Self | May 6, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Holy Mackerel! This might come as a big shock mainly to people who live in South Florida but the Miami Herald Circulation has now dropped BELOW that of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Here are the facts from a couple of reports:MIAMI HERALDThe Miami Herald has a average weekday combined circulation of 173,555, with Sunday circulation of 217,163. El Nuevo Herald has a combined circulation of 57,743 daily and 72,504 daily. ABC changed its reporting rules, replacing “total paid circulation” with “total average circulation,” which consists of a publication’s paid and verified print and digital circulation. Due to the change, ABC...
  • Take action to end hunger now

    11/29/2010 7:55:59 AM PST · by relictele · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 24 Nov 2010 | Leonard Pitts
    An average of 17.7 percent of all Americans were at times unable to feed themselves in the 12 months prior to September of this year. That's according to an analysis of data from the Gallup-Healthways Index, conducted and newly released by the Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC), an advocacy group. You may be wondering: In what universe does a 17.7 percent hunger rate qualify as good news? In this one, actually. That figure, after all, represents a slight drop from the average 18.5 percent rate recorded at the end of 2009. But even the smaller figure is hardly reassuring,...
  • Failed Miami Herald Editor Rewarded With McClatchy Promotion

    10/31/2010 6:50:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 31, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Call it the Peter Principle 2.0. Instead of just promoting someone to the level of his incompetence, McClatchy Newspapers has actually promoted failed Miami Herald executive editor, Anders Gyllenhaal, beyond his level of his incompetence. Is your humble correspondent being a bit too harsh in his assessment of Anders Gyllenhaal's capabilities? Allow me to enter into the record the judgement in September of the people who actually worked for him at the Herald: Last week, several Miami Herald editors and reporters wrote a letter to the paper's management asking it to stop focusing on delivering quick news and return to...
  • Miami Herald cuts 49 positions, announces new furloughs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/16/2010 9:29:12 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | September 16, 2010 | Jim Romenesko
    From: Landsberg, David - Miami Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:34 AM To: .MIA All Herald Users Subject: Announcement Sept. 16, 2010 To all Herald employees: Today we are announcing a plan to eliminate 49 staff positions across MHMC. The jobs will come from a combination of involuntary layoffs and reductions in certain work groups where employees will have the opportunity to voluntarily elect a severance package. In an effort to minimize the number of layoffs, we will achieve additional savings in several ways: through operational efficiencies and the elimination of open positions, and in a second furlough that will...
  • Many Democrats more anti-Rubio than pro-anyone

    09/06/2010 1:15:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/3/2010 | Beth Reinhard
    Remember the saying ``Anyone But Bush'' among Democrats in 2004 who feared a second term by George W. Bush? Florida Democrats are slinging a variation on the slogan for 2010: ``Anyone But Rubio.'' To liberal voters, Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio is a right-winging, tea-partying, oil-drilling, stimulus-hating, Obamacare-shunning, taxes-on-the-rich-cutting nightmare. And these Democrats are determined to stop him from winning on Nov. 2 by any means necessary, even if that means bailing on their own party's nominee, Kendrick Meek. A vote for Meek is a vote for Rubio, the thinking goes, because Meek can't win. He's a lackluster Miami congressman...
  • Miami Herald Staffers Give Tips on How to Commit Adultery

    12/16/2009 2:55:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 824+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 16, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    I'm not sure which is funnier about this Miami Herald story; that Adultery 101 was published in that newspaper or the fact that it was actually written by Herald staffers. It is so bizarre of a story that it should be marked down as a sign of desperation to attract readers in the midst of a calamitous circulation plunge. So let us now join the Miami Herald staffers as they present their readers with "helpful tips" on how to commit adultery with a celeb shoutout to Tiger Woods: So you're left scratching your head, wondering how a guy like Tiger...
  • (Miami) Herald to Online Users: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/15/2009 3:14:32 PM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 436+ views
    NBC6 Miami ^ | December 15, 2009 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Paper taking donations for Web content This holiday season, you have several options of where to donate your money: Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, soup kitchens. But have you considered the Miami Herald? It's not quite a charity case yet, but the paper of record in the Magic City is accepting handouts if you have any spare change. Starting today, users of the Herald's Web edition can make donations to the paper on each story. A link at the bottom of each story directs users to "Support ongoing news coverage on Miamiherald.com." Through the link, you can pay any amount...
  • Miami Herald Cuts 24 Jobs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/02/2009 12:38:57 PM PST · by abb · 12 replies · 646+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach New Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Lisa Rab
    The Miami Herald is cutting 24 jobs throughout the company and reducing the hours of workers involved in printing and delivering the paper, publisher David Landsberg announced in an email this morning. Seven people will lose their jobs in the Herald newsroom: an assigning editor, two copy editors, two designers, a photo editor, and a part-time librarian. El Nuevo Herald will lose one-and-a-half editing positions, according to Herald executive editor Anders Gyllenhaal. The affected employed were notified this morning, Gyllenhaal wrote in a email to the staff. For a newsroom of 200 staffers, and a media company with about 900...
  • Former Commissioner Art Teele Shoots Himself At Herald Building

    07/27/2005 4:17:29 PM PDT · by OSHA · 36 replies · 1,745+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | DRUDGE REPORT
    MIAMI -- Suspended Miami Commissioner Art Teele shot himself in the Miami Herald building late this afternoon. Former Commissioner Arthur Teele Teele survived the shooting, and was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. Teele has one gun shot wound to the head and he had lost a great deal of blood, according to witnesses. According to witnesses, just after 6 p.m., Teele held a gun to his head, and spoke calmly with a security guard. Then when police arrived, he pulled the trigger.
  • Do the right thing; give columnist back his job

    08/04/2005 9:14:35 PM PDT · by manny613 · 1 replies · 308+ views
    http://jewishworldreview.com/ ^ | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    I hope this column is outdated by the time you read it. Ordinarily, it is the bane of a columnist's existence, the fear that his words will become obsolete between the time of his writing and your reading. But in this case, that would be the happiest possible outcome, because it would mean Jim DeFede had his job back. That he lost it in the first place is a travesty.
  • Is the "left-wing" media burying stories?

    07/27/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | Monday, July 27 2009 | Jack Furnari
    <p>I searched the local newspapers this morning looking for any mention of the complaint filed by U.S. Naval Commander Jeffrey Gordon against the Miami Herald’s military reporter, Carol Rosenberg, “for abusive and degrading comments of an explicitly sexual nature made against me and others while at Guantanamo and Andrews Air Force Base.”</p>
  • Is Miami Herald Hiding True Circulation Plunge?

    04/28/2009 6:01:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 426+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    There seems to be an interesting rule of thumb lately in the newspaper business. Whenever a publisher delivers a pep talk about how well they are doing or about their future plans for improvement, it always signals bad news in the near future. And the more fervent the pep talk, the steeper the circulation plunge. This certainly has proved true with the Miami Herald. Here is a video from late March of the Herald publisher, David Landberg, boldly promising better things in the future for that ailing newspaper: We've all been dealing with a pretty steady diet of difficult financial...
  • 2 new columnists bring balance to Herald's lineup (added 2 conservative columnists)

    03/29/2009 6:44:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 964+ views
    The Miami Herald finally has added not one, but two, conservative columnists, and in the second month of the change I judge it a resounding success. This doesn't mean that I agree with Jackie Bueno Sousa and Glenn Garvin, but that they have brought interesting, lively points of view that represent the sensibilities of large parts of South Florida's readership -- and challenge the rest. ''A true conservative is not afraid of the reaction to the truth,'' wrote reader Jaime Basagoitia in welcoming them. But no opinion would be appropriate without an opposing one. Reader Scott J. Siegel wrote, in...
  • Miami Herald Using Communist Cuban News Agency as Article Source

    03/27/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 254+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 27, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Want to know what is going on in Cuba? Well, the Miami Herald is feeding its readers propaganda printouts from the Communist government's Cuban News Agency (ACN) and passing it off as legitimate news. What also makes this practice especially insidious is that the pages on which these stories appear makes it seem as if they are Associated Press stories (AP). Note the prominent capitalized "AP" in the URL of the Herald's most recent ACN story: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/cuba/AP/story/969447.html. And despite that "AP" this is not an AP story. It is strictly a copy and paste story from ACN or, more accurately,...
  • McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt Performs a 'Baghdad Bob'

    12/09/2008 5:15:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies · 674+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember Baghdad Bob? He was the Iraqi press spokesmen who caused much amusement in the West because of his unrealistically upbeat pronouncements when Iraq was invaded by the United States and its allies in 2003. Among Baghdad Bob's funnier announcements was his declaration that no Americans were in Baghdad at the same moment when American troops were patrolling the streets of that city just a few hundred yards from where he was holding that press conference. Well, the newspaper industry has its own Baghdad Bob in the form of McClatchy CEO, Gary Pruitt, who in early 2007 gave his own...
  • McClatchy puts Miami Herald up for sale (More bad "news" for the MSM)

    12/07/2008 9:15:01 PM PST · by prismsinc · 13 replies · 860+ views
    HrealdTribune.com ^ | 12-07-08 | RICHARD PEREZ-PENA
    The McClatchy Co., burdened by debt and a steep slide in newspaper advertising, wants to sell one of its most prized properties, The Miami Herald, according to people briefed on the company's plans. McClatchy, the nation's third-largest newspaper chain, has approached potential buyers for The Herald, said these people. But they said they knew of no serious offers for the paper, reflecting the evaporation of major investors' interest in buying newspapers. The company refused to discuss the matter. Elaine Lintecum, the treasurer, said, "We do not comment on market rumors."
  • Dallas paper endorses McCain; Miami picks Obama

    10/18/2008 9:57:50 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 23 replies · 675+ views
    My Way News ^ | Oct 18. 2008 | AP
    The Dallas Morning News endorsed McCain on Oct. 18
  • Break Out Santeria Rooster: Miami Herald Cuts Another 119 Jobs

    09/17/2008 5:43:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 199+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 17, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it is time for the remaining Miami Herald employees to break out the Santeria rooster once again. Just three months after announcing job cutbacks in June, the Miami Herald has just announced that it is axing another 119 employees (emphasis mine): Three months after announcing plans to trim 250 jobs, the Miami Herald Media Co. said Tuesday it is cutting another 119 positions, or about 10 percent of the remaining workforce.Eighty full- and part-time employees will leave the company, while other, vacant jobs will be eliminated, Miami Herald President and Publisher David Landsberg said.
  • Miami Herald To Cut 119 More Jobs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/16/2008 3:42:18 PM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 273+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach New Times ^ | September 16, 2008 | Bob Norman
    Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg announced in an email to employees this afternoon that the newspaper is cutting 119 jobs in what amounts to the third round of buyouts, according to two newsroom sources. The cuts are being made across the McClatchy Company, which in total is slashing 1150 positions across the chain. Landsberg's explanation to employees, issued today at about 4:30 p.m., was dictated to the Pulp by one reporter. "Today we are announcing plans to reduce our worforce by 119 full-time equivalents, or about 10 percent of all employees," Landsberg wrote. "About 80 full-time and part-time employees will...
  • South Florida Newspapers Terminate Competition

    08/31/2008 3:57:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 134+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 31, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you are wondering why the stories in your local newspapers are starting to look so similar to other newspapers, it might be because they are following the new business model of South Florida newspapers: eliminating competition. All the major South Florida newspapers, Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (now called SunSentinel), and Palm Beach Post have had big staff cutbacks recently. So who is left to cover the news? The skeleton crews still working at the newspapers don't have the capability so they came up with a solution: pool their resources and share their stories. A story in Friday's Sun-Sentinel,...
  • 'Undecided' Miami Herald Columnist Slams McCain, Praises Obama

    08/20/2008 9:03:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies · 44+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Can anybody out there figure out whom "undecided" Miami Herald columnist Myriam Marquez will ultimately vote for in the November election? Gee. It is really tough to figure it out but perhaps we can investigate a few elusive clues starting with the title of her column, "McCain must move past old Bush mantra." Hmm... Not enough information there. Perhaps we can discover Marquez's preference by analyzing her column which discusses the appearences of both candidates at the VFW convention in Orlando. First the money quote from Ms Marquez: Still on the fence, like so many other undecided Americans, I'm hoping to see McCain...
  • Miami Herald Reacts to Cuban Spy Charges Against Contributor

    08/10/2008 7:37:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 159+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Miami Herald has reacted to charges that one of its opinion page contributors was a Cuban espionage agent with an article that is both low in substance and high in anger. The background to this story, about how the media is using "expert" analysis from professors identified by the U.S. government as Cuban spies, was reported last Tuesday in NewsBusters by Lynn Davidson. This is Davidson's description of that Herald opinion page contributor: Marifeli Perez-Stable is a Florida International University sociology professor, a Council on Foreign Relations member and a media darling who sees Cuba in a “different light.” She contributes to the Miami...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-16-08 (Santeria Replica Rooster Backlash At The Miami Herald)

    06/16/2008 6:32:57 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 104+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 16, 2008 | John Dorschner, Herald Angels, and PJ-Comix
    Take a look at this VIDEO of a Santeria replica rooster at the Miami Herald. The Miami Herald employees turned to a replica rooster sanctioned by a Santeria priest in the hope that they would be spared large job cutbacks. You can read details about this over at NEWSBUSTERS. Bottom line is that the replica rooster did not work as you can see from this Miami Herald ARTICLE titled, "Miami Herald to reduce its staff by 250," that was posted earlier today by John Dorschner. See, here's the deal. If you are going to invoke Santeria, you're just going...
  • Miami Herald Employees Turn to Santeria 'Rooster' for Help

    06/16/2008 7:29:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 163+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Miami Herald employees, worried about retaining their jobs due to severe cutbacks in the newspaper industry, have now looked to a Santeria 'rooster' (photo) for help. The rooster is actually a life sized replica with a note attached that says: Brought in by a Santeria priest (the real deal from Hialeah) to help save our jobs. Leave an offering. The rooster and the offerings were placed on a fifth floor counter last Thursday facing an elevator bank in the Herald building in Miami. Among the offerings placed on the counter by the end of that work day were coins, cigars,...
  • Miami Herald Columnist Attempts to Find 'Cool Republicans'

    08/15/2007 5:57:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies · 1,014+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    It often seems to be the attitude of the MSM to marginalize Republicans as some sort of square alien creatures who are not really hip like the rest of us...meaning Democrats. Such was the assumption of Miami Herald columnist, Beth Reinhard, when she began My search for cool among Republicans. Her search was inspired by a Sunglass Hut billboard in South Forida that suggests that even Republicans could look hip with the right shades: The good-looking hipster with the slicked back, slightly mussed hair looks out from his dark shades.''He's a Republican,'' reads the billboard spotted around South Florida in recent weeks. ``But...
  • Retired Marine Is Top Gun At Sub Shop (Subway Owner Hails Best Customer's Actions Alert)

    06/30/2007 3:34:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 97 replies · 3,511+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/29/2007 | Erika Beras And Jennifer Lebovich
    The night started like many for John Lovell, a 71-year-old ex-Marine and helicopter pilot who served two presidents. Late dinner alone at a Plantation Subway shop -- veggie sub, soda, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday night, though, Lovell's meal was interrupted by an armed robbery. Two gunmen stormed into the sandwich shop at about 11 p.m., robbed the cashier and tried to shove Lovell -- the lone customer -- into the bathroom. Two bullets later, one gunman was dead, another was wounded and Lovell was being hailed as a hero. ''There's no such thing as an ex-Marine, and he typifies this,'' said...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-14-07 ("Want storm info? Fire gasbag Limbaugh, WIOD told")

    06/14/2007 4:12:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies · 1,169+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 14, 2007 | Hoolies and PJ-Comix
    Great going, Miami Herald. There's a really "unbiased" article title for you, Want storm info? Fire gasbag Limbaugh, WIOD told. This is why I am using the "unbiased" Newsweek cover photo above of a sinister looking Rush Limbaugh with smoke curling up (photoshopped?) over his face asking, "Is Rush Limbaugh Good For America?" And in case the there were any completely CLUELESS readers out there, Newsweek conveniently tells you what they think the answer should be with this addition to the title: "Talk radio is only the beginning. Electronic populism threatens to short-circuit representative democracy." Well, I have a...
  • Mexico Edition Of 'Miami Herald' Folding Friday (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/31/2007 3:42:53 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 459+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 31, 2007 | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO The Mexico edition of The Miami Herald, Mexico City's only English-language daily, is folding on June 1, the paper announced. "Unfortunately due to economic considerations the paper will close until further notice," the paper said in a note to readers. There was no further information on the shuttering. The paper was launched four years ago in a partnership with the big Mexico City daily El Universal. It was not clear who made the decision to pull the plug on the Herald. A McClatchy Co. spokesperson said he had no information on that. Officials involved with the newspaper at the...
  • Gunman enters Miami Herald newspaper offices

    11/24/2006 11:23:24 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 40 replies · 1,043+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-24-06 | Staff
    MIAMI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A man possibly carrying a machine gun entered the headquarters of the Miami Herald newspaper on Friday, forcing some workers to evacuate the bayfront building in downtown Miami, police and newspaper officials said. The man, who was wearing camouflage, was identified by Herald employees as Jose Varela, a cartoonist who had worked for the Herald's Spanish-language sister publication, El Nuevo Herald. "We believe he's armed with what the security guard is describing as a machine gun," Miami Police spokesman Delrish Moss told CNN. No one was was being held hostage and no shots had been...
  • Man Claiming to Have Gun Invades Offices of Miami Newspapers, SWAT Team on Scene (Miami Herald)

    11/24/2006 10:05:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 39 replies · 1,529+ views
    MIAMI — An man claiming to be armed entered The Miami Herald building on Friday, causing the evacuation of employees from the newspaper's offices on the sixth floor. Herald employees identified the man as El Nuevo Herald cartoonist Jose Varela, according to newspaper. Some news reports say the man is armed with a shotgun. Police were on the scene and set up a perimeter around the downtown Miami building that houses The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language publication El Nuevo Herald. It was not immediately known if there were injuries or hostages in the building. It was not immediately known...
  • LAT tops in circ drop (LA Times falling rapidly...)

    10/30/2006 12:03:33 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 35 replies · 939+ views
    laobserved.com ^ | 10/30/06 | kevin roderick
    LAT tops in circ drop Among big-city newspapers, only the Miami Herald (8.8%) lost a bigger percentage of its daily readers than the Los Angeles Times (8%) in today's new numbers. The Times, of course, led in raw numbers of readers lost with a daily circulation now of 775,766. Remember that it's only since Tribune took over that the daily count fell below a million, and the last pre-Tribune CEO, Mark Willes, even talked boldly (some might say insanely) about going for two million. Instead, daily circulation is now far below the national big boys: Wall Street Journal, USA Today...
  • The Miami Herald's Meltdown Over Cuba

    10/12/2006 9:35:03 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 9 replies · 897+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/12/2006 | Paul Crespo
    The Miami Herald's Meltdown Over Cuba by Paul Crespo Posted Oct 12, 2006 While the Miami Herald's recent front-page attempt to smear 10 decent Miami journalists (including me) who worked on U.S.-government TV Marti broadcasts to Cuba, blew up in its face, the paper's scandal has unmasked more serious concerns. Clearly visible now are the Herald’s arrogance, latent anti-Cuban American bias, and lack of professionalism. When the original Herald story broke September 8, many asked, "With Fidel Castro dying, and his brother Raul struggling to succeed him, why is the Herald doing this now?" That question was even more pressing...
  • Miami Herald's Message of Apology for Pro-Castro Staff & Response

    10/09/2006 9:23:26 PM PDT · by CHACHI · 8 replies · 1,936+ views
    Yahoo Group For Freedom-Justice ^ | October 9, 2006 | Chachi Novellas
    ----- Original Message ----- From: Peter Tira - McClatchy Corporate To: CHACHI Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 12:36 PM Subject: RE: There are pro-Castro folk inside The Herald As the new owners of The Miami Herald, we want to join in the apologies that have been extended for mistakes and missteps there, and to ask you to give us the time and opportunity to show what our ownership will mean. The McClatchy Company is proud of almost 150 years of newspaper history and its long record of respectful community journalism. We want to assure you that we intend to bring...
  • Miami Herald Publisher Resigns

    10/03/2006 7:44:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 703+ views
    AP ^ | 10/3/6 | DRIAN SAINZ
    The Miami Herald's publisher resigned Tuesday, saying "ambiguously communicated" personnel policies resulted in the firings of three journalists at its Spanish-language paper who were paid to appear on U.S.-government broadcasts aimed at promoting democracy in Cuba. Jesus Diaz Jr., the papers' publisher since July 2005, had dismissed two El Nuevo Herald reporters and a freelance contributor who had been paid by Radio Marti and TV Marti. Diaz said the company offered to rehire the three and that six others who took payments would not be disciplined. Diaz also resigned as president of the Miami Herald Media Co. "I realize and...
  • Papers Knew of Foley E-Mail but Did Not Publish Stories

    10/02/2006 9:57:22 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 35 replies · 1,829+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/3/06 | ANNE E. KORNBLUT and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    At least two news organizations were tipped off to e-mail messages sent by Representative Mark Foley long before the story of his sexually explicit remarks to teenage pages broke last week and forced him to resign. --Snip-- Brian Ross of ABC News said he learned about the e-mail messages in August but was too busy with Hurricane Katrina and the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to pursue them immediately. None of the organizations seemed to anticipate how big the story would become. ---Snip--- Then, in June, the reports resurfaced on Capitol Hill, where a neighborhood resident struck up a...
  • Miami Herald: An era closes, new one begins (Freeper to the Rescue?)

    06/27/2006 8:04:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies · 368+ views
    OUR OPINION: AN OCCASION TO REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY The Miami Herald enters a new era today. The McClatchy Co. will assume ownership and corporate stewardship of this newspaper and its century-old tradition of quality journalism and dedication to the prosperity and well-being of the communities it serves. The sale of this newspaper is an occasion to reaffirm our commitment to those principles and to welcome a corporate parent with its own history of success and devotion to those same ideas. Second largest chain James McClatchy, the progenitor of McClatchy Co., was an Irish immigrant who would well have...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Unfair Firing for 'Miami Herald' Columnist Who Taped Interview? [RE Teele suicide in Miami]

    07/29/2005 11:42:02 AM PDT · by summer · 88 replies · 1,237+ views
    EditorandPublisher.com ^ | July 28, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK The firing of a Miami Herald columnist for secretly taping a phone conversation with a county commissioner minutes before the public official's suicide in the newspaper's lobby has raised questions about whether his actions constitute a fireable offense. Although Florida law prohibits the taping of anyone's phone conversation without their consent, legal experts differ over how that might apply to a reporter. Herald staffers, meanwhile, have expressed concern that the columnist, Jim DeFede, might have been fired too quickly by editors who were responding under duress from the suicide. Strictly interpreted, the law seems to indicate that DeFede...
  • (Miami) Herald columnist Jim DeFede fired over taped phone call

    07/28/2005 6:44:27 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 28 replies · 2,668+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, Jul. 28, 2005 | JAY WEAVER
    Metro columnist Jim DeFede said he taped a phone conversation with Art Teele hours before the politician shot himself. Executives said they fired DeFede because taping is illegal without consent. The Herald fired columnist Jim DeFede Wednesday because he tape-recorded a phone conversation with Arthur E. Teele Jr. without his knowledge. Teele had killed himself in The Herald's lobby earlier in the day without ever knowing that the columnist recorded their conversation. Both Publisher Jesús Díaz Jr. and Executive Editor Tom Fiedler said they fired the popular Metro writer because it is illegal for anyone to tape a conversation with...
  • Babalu Blog - Below the fold

    02/01/2005 4:20:27 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 158+ views
    Babalu Blog ^ | Jan. 31, 2005 | Val Prieto
    Here's an interesting dichotomy: There's a story about me and Babalu Blog on the front page of today's Miami Herald. I was interviewed a few weeks ago, a photographer came by the house and shot the pictures. I wasnt sure why anyone would want to run a story on me or my blogging. I mean, I just sit here in front of the computer and write about things and issues that are important to me. I write about family and politics and pig cooking. But, obviously and as most of you that come here regularly know, I write mostly about...
  • Calling a Spade a Spade: US NEWS MEDIA WAKES UP

    12/18/2004 8:06:03 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 219+ views
    The Sixth Republic ^ | Dec. 18, 2004 | Alexandra Beech
    While the Venezuelan government takes moves to silence the local media and opposition protests, US newspapers have quietly published editorials describing the Venezuelan government as a dictatorship. The usually reticent and liberal Los Angeles Times reports that the dictatorship has “gradually been stripping Venezuelans of their basic rights and freedoms,” and that “Chavez is systematically clamping down on democratic freedoms.” The facts, according to the Los Angeles Times, are undeniable:
  • NYP: BERNIE'S STUNNER -- Kerik shows great timing with $6 million Taser stock sale

    12/06/2004 5:11:50 AM PST · by OESY · 26 replies · 1,847+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER BYRON
    [F]ormer New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik has been selected by President Bush to... [head] Homeland Security.... Certainly it was a moment to remember for Kerik, an up-from-the-streets type of fellow who began life as the son of a New Jersey prostitute, maneuvered his way into becoming a limo driver and bodyguard for the Mayor, and has now wound up ready to take on the role of a lifetime as a kind of cabinet-level Bo Dietel for the whole of America. ...[A] timely recent sale of stock in a company called Taser International, Inc., where he has been serving...
  • WSJSinclair and Double Standards:

    10/13/2004 5:26:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 794+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Terry McAuliffe called the program "an illegal in-kind contribution" to the Bush campaign and said the Democratic National Committee is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. Over at the FCC, Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps interrupted his Columbus Day holiday to dub the broadcast "an abuse of the public trust." More ominously, Kerry adviser Chad Clanton told Fox News yesterday that "I think they (Sinclair) are going to regret doing this, and they better hope we don't win." ...It wasn't the intention of the Founders to give elected officials veto power over press reports.... The excuse for such broadcast...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...