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  • Obama cartoon called 'racist' for reference to watermelon flavored toothpaste

    10/01/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 01, 2014
    The Boston Herald received a wave of criticism Wednesday morning after publishing an editorial cartoon about President Obama that many have deemed as racist.
  • In Venezuela First They Came For The Toilet Paper; Then They Came For The News Paper...

    09/11/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    AP article copied onto Zero Hedge ^ | 9-11-2014 | Associated Press posted by Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden09/11/2014 Bidet sales across Venezuela are set to soar as just months after running out of toilet paper, AP reports that Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down due to falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials. In addition, at least nine Venezuelan regional newspapers have stopped circulation because of the shortages. Of course, this is likely great news for President Maduro who can now manage his people's minds direct from his Twitter feed... welcome to socialist utopia. As AP reports, Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint and a difficult economic...
  • Keith Olbermann trashing NY Daily News for Robin Williams front page reveals that he’s a hypocrite

    08/14/2014 5:29:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Bob Raissman
    Keith Olbermann is mad as hell at the Daily News for its Wednesday front page featuring the gaunt face of the late Robin Williams, which included the headline “HANGED” and subheads detailing the police report. The current sports Gasbag, and former political gadfly, said as much during a Wednesday rant on his late night ESPN2 show. Boiling his melodramatic soliloquy down to a few words, the front page was too graphic for him. It offended his sensibilities. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-keith-olbermann-trashing-ny-daily-news-robin-williams-front-page-reveals-hypocrite-article-1.1904100#ixzz3APqs0STa
  • NEWSPAPER REVERSAL: 'WE WERE WRONG' -- OBAMA WORSE THAN BUSH

    06/27/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 27,2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    "The Billings Gazette," a Montana newspaper that endorsed President Obama over John McCain in 2008 (but went with Romney in 2012) admitted Friday that they were wrong -- Obama is in fact worse than his predecessor, George W. Bush. Apparently, the potential collapse of Iraq (and the disastrous worldwide consequences sure to follow) was the last straw. "[W]e were wrong," the editorial page notes,"We said things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in...
  • Block Communications to lay off hundreds at newspapers in Pittsburgh, Toledo

    06/04/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 3, 2014 | John D. Oravecz
    Block Communications Inc. said it will lay off 136 people at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and 131 at the Blade of Toledo, a decision that will help cut costs at the two money-losing dailies where the company has been wrangling with unions for more than a year over concessions. [snip] Negotiations with the unions over a new contract have been ongoing for a year, with Block asking for wage and benefit concessions after years of losses. In March, members of the Newspaper Guild “celebrated” their 3,000th day without a raise with a pie party in the newsroom. Block told employees in...
  • TwinCities.com comment section moves to Disqus

    05/07/2014 4:55:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-7-14 | Pioneer Press
    TwinCities.com has switched its commenting system from Facebook to Disqus. You've probably seen this system - pronounced "discuss" - on dozens or hundreds of other sites. You might even already be one of Disqus's 1 billion users. There are many benefits in making the switch, including: •It does not require Facebook. You can log in with your Facebook account if you like, but you can also log in with Twitter, Google, or just an email address and password. •You can vote comments up or down; report offensive comments; and choose how to view comments -- only the best ones or...
  • Online newspaper Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News for $34 million

    04/16/2014 6:47:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ap ^ | April 8, 2014 | MARK THIESSEN
    Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The sale is expected to close in May. ... Billionaire Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 31 small- and medium-sized daily newspapers. It has bought most of those newspapers since 2011 at bargain prices. Including weekly papers and other publications, Berkshire owns 70 newspapers.
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Head Of China's Railway Company Commits Suicide: First Graft Probe Casualty?

    01/06/2014 8:55:33 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge - SCMP ^ | 01/06/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Bai Zhongren, the president of state-run China Railway Group - the state-owned engineering giant behind many of the country's largest railway projects - committed suicide over the weekend. As SCMP reports, Bai is among several senior railway officials and executives who have committed suicide since corruption scandals implicating the senior railway officials began to come to light three years ago. ... Xinhua quotes a colleague as saying that part of the cause of Bai's depression might be the heavy debts that his company has run up.
  • Digital First Media bringing online subscription model to Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call

    11/19/2013 12:12:45 PM PST · by catnipman · 3 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/19/2013 | staff
    Digital First Media, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, is adopting an all-access subscription model for its newspapers, including the Daily Camera in Boulder, the Longmont Times-Call and the Loveland Reporter-Herald. ...
  • Cruz’s Hometown Newspaper Regrets Endorsement

    10/16/2013 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 85 replies
    ABC News Radio ^ | 10-16-13
    (HOUSTON) -- Sen. Ted Cruz’ hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, wishes it could take back its endorsement. The Chronicle’s editorial board, which endorsed Cruz, R-Texas, in his 2012 race, now says it misses his predecessor, former Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. “When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation -- that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator,” the Chronicle said. “Obviously, he has not done so." “Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part...
  • 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.
  • Washington Post Diversifies... Into Boilers

    07/19/2013 5:26:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    The Wallstreet Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | WILLIAM LAUNDER
    MEDIA & MARKETING Updated July 18, 2013, 7:35 p.m. ET Washington Post Diversifies... Into Boilers Publishing Company Buys Industrial Unit from United Technologies By WILLIAM LAUNDER It's not uncommon for an industrial company to seek some glitz by buying into media and entertainment. Washington Post Co. WPO -0.11% may be the only media company going in the other direction—adding soot and grease. The company on Thursday said it is buying a maker of parts for industrial furnaces from United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.48%
  • Newspaper Censorship in America: Is this Celebrated Advice Columnist a Criminal? [video only]

    07/18/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-16-2013 | InstituteForJustice
    In May 2013, John Rosemond — America's longest running newspaper columnist—received an astonishing order from the Kentucky attorney general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper. Kentucky's crackdown is part of a national surge in the abuse of occupational licensing laws to censor advice. On July 17, 2013, John joined the Institute for Justice to fight back...
  • Newspaper Editor Sues Readers for Defaming Her Character

    07/17/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7-17-2013 | Randy Hall
    Here's something you don't see every day: a newspaper editor suing six readers for $25,000 in damages including “humiliation, mortification and embarrassment,” “sleeplessness and anxiety” and “mental anguish.” The lawsuit was filed last year by Lori Kilchermann, general manager and editor of the Ionia Sentinel-Standard in Michigan, for running a photograph taken two years earlier during a GOP fund-raising event at a barn in Ionia County, along with a story about a methamphetamine bust in the same structure on Feb. 10, 2012. The picture on the Sentinel-Standard website showed Republican candidates Rick Snyder and Brian Calley, along with Kristy Cuttle,...
  • The Oregonian (newspaper) announces plans to cut daily delivery, slash jobs

    06/20/2013 3:18:04 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    KATU.com ^ | 06/20/2013 | KATU Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore - The Oregonian announced on Thursday that it will cut down home delivery and put more emphasis on its digital product, slashing some jobs in the process. Home delivery will be cut to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, plus a trimmed down Saturday edition. The three regular editions will be beefed up versions of the current product, while the Saturday edition will heavily emphasize sports, along with some news and classified advertising.
  • Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone

    05/01/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5/1/13 | David Horsey
    The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team. Petitions would be signed, protests would be organized and politicians would rise up to condemn the sale. It would be nice if there were a similar outcry at the prospect of the Koch brothers buying the Los Angeles Times. After all, as exciting as it may be for a city to have a major league sports team, a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.
  • Why the Koch Brothers’ Move Into Newspapers is Good for America

    04/22/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Interest ^ | 04/22/2013
    In an age of declining revenue and readership for newspapers it is interesting that a battle is shaping up between the left- and right-leaning zillionaires for control of the Tribune Media group of eight newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Orlando Sentinel, and others. The New York Times quotes the usual media enthusiasts crying in horror about the profanation of the Holy Temple of Journalism by filthy barbarian hands—”It’s a frightening scenario when a free press is actually a bought and paid-for press,” the director of one watchdog group said—but for more than 200 years American...
  • Cleveland Newspaper to be Delivered 3 Days a Week

    04/04/2013 4:15:30 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 4/04/2013 | AP
    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland announced Thursday that it is cutting back home delivery of the newspaper to three days a week. The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily, will be delivered on Sunday and two other still unspecified days of the week beginning in late summer, publisher Terry Egger said in a news release. The newspaper will still be printed every day and be available for purchase at thousands of outlets in northeast Ohio.
  • Iowa newspaper accused of endangering kids with school security map

    03/28/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-28-2013 | FoxNews.com
    Iowa's biggest newspaper is under fire after publishing a map that showed which public school districts have police or security -- and which ones don't. Critics said the Des Moines Register, which quickly pulled the interactive map off of its website, was making it easy for a deranged killer to know where to launch a Sandy Hook-style attack. "What they did yesterday was provide a shopping list for every nut job in Iowa," WHO radio host Simon Conway, who said his phone lines "blew up" as soon as he began discussing the map with his audience, told Fox News Channel....
  • N.C. sheriffs wage fight over gun records (newspaper editor quits)

    03/04/2013 3:50:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/03/13 | Bruce Henderson, Cameron Steele
    As North Carolina legislators move to close public access to firearm permits, some sheriffs are already refusing to hand over the records. Following a public showdown with the sheriff in Cherokee County, a local newspaper editor quit last week after his records request – which was denied – made him the target of death threats. The county has the state’s highest rate of concealed-handgun permits. In Gaston County, Sheriff Alan Cloninger responded Friday to a newspaper’s request for gun-permit records by withholding names and addresses of permit holders.
  • Herald Tribune to Be Renamed The International New York Times

    02/25/2013 3:52:45 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Eric Pfanner
    The New York Times Company said on Monday that it was planning to rename The International Herald Tribune, its 125-year-old newspaper based in Paris, and would also unveil a new Web site for international audiences. Starting this fall, under the plan, the paper will be rechristened The International New York Times, reflecting the company’s intention to focus on its core New York Times newspaper and to build its international presence. ”This recognizes our global reach and is an exciting and logical move,” said Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times. Mark Thompson, president and chief executive of...
  • Lives of non-gun owners, women and law enforcement endangered by gun map

    01/05/2013 9:56:25 AM PST · by SmileRight · 19 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/05/2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Evidence is mounting that the map of pistol permit owners, published by New York-based Journal News, could be causing unintended consequences as law abiding citizens are being put in danger, according to a NewsBusters report. At least two media reports have surfaced with specific references to people who are most vulnerable as a result of the map. Fox News reports that reformed criminals have said the map can help thieves in two ways. “Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them,” the report says. Also...
  • Newspaper hires ARMED guards to patrol its headquarters - days after listing names of nearby gun

    01/02/2013 7:48:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The New York newspaper that sparked controversy after publishing the names and addresses of nearby gun permit owners is now taking up arms in an apparent response to threats. The Journal News has reportedly hired a team of armed guards to patrol the paper's headquarters in West Nyack. The paper caused a stir on December 23 when it listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City in an interactive map on its website. The Rockland County Times reported on Tuesday that Journal News editor Caryn A. McBride hired gun-toting security...
  • New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar

    12/29/2012 9:43:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 159 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/29/12 | Noreen O'Donnell
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals. Further names and addresses will be added as they become available to a map originally published on December 24 in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, the newspaper said. The original map listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City. Along with an article entitled "The gun owner next door: What you...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...
  • Is Now the Time For You to Cancel Your Cable and Stop Newspaper Delivery?

    11/07/2012 11:25:30 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 86 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I’d like to give a nudge today to everyone out there to do something that I did back in 2009 and have never regretted since: cancel your cable TV service and stop your newspaper delivery. If enough people did this, it would decimate the Democrats’ most powerful propaganda tools: the Comcast-owned networks of NBC and MSNBC, CNN, and the other dinosaur media outlets that comprise the Left’s Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, for short) that serves Barack Obama with cultish devotion. Since you can’t just cancel MSNBC and NBC or CNN, you’ll need to cancel your cable TV service altogether. This...
  • Editorial: Give Romney a chance; Obama had his (OR newspaper endorsement!)

    10/31/2012 7:49:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    <p> ^ | 10/31/2012 | Statesman Journal
    Due to posting restrictions, see article at link. Here is a historically liberal Oregon newspaper in Salem, Oregon endorsing Romney. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20121031/OPINION/310310078/Editorial-Give-Romney-chance-Obama-had-his?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p
  • San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

    10/29/2012 8:34:32 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 12 replies
    AP / Yahoo Finance ^ | Oct 21, 2012 | Elliot Spagat
    San Diego hotelier consolidates hold as city's new media baron, promotes conservative causes SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The new media barons of America's eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative causes — and they are making their points in a brash, bare-knuckle style. Douglas Manchester and his partner John Lynch gave their 143-year-old newspaper a new slogan — "The World's Greatest Country & America's Finest City" — ran a front-page editorial that declared their plan to reshape the city's downtown waterfront their highest priority, and forecast doom...
  • UK: Guardian 'seriously discussing' end to print edition

    10/17/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2012 | Katherine Rushton,
    The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for several years. Senior figures at Guardian News & Media are seriously discussing the move to an entirely online operation, it has been claimed, leaving Mr Rusbridger increasingly isolated. The longstanding Guardian chief wants to develop the Guardian’s digital-only US operation before pulling the plug on the print edition, in the hope that it will provide a useful blueprint for the online business in Britain. However, trustees of the Scott...
  • Martin: Times-Picayune gets competition. Will it also happen in Alabama?

    10/07/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 12 replies
    The Montgomery Independent ^ | 10/02/2012 | Bob Martin
    Starting this week, as the New Orleans Times-Picayune ceases to be a daily newspaper, The Advocate, a daily paper in Baton Rouge, will begin offering home delivery of a New Orleans edition. The new Times-Picayune publication schedule is taking place at the same time in Alabama as the state's three largest daily papers, The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and The Press-Register in Mobile, take the same thrice-weekly schedule path ... The publication changes will make Birmingham and New Orleans the largest U.S. cities without a daily newspaper. ... ... The New Orleans and Alabama papers are owned by Advance...
  • Washington DC newspaper has sticker over O's face in this AM's edition.

    09/04/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT · by MDspinboyredux · 9 replies
    Self
    Any DCFreepers notice that this AM's edition of the Express had a picture of O with a massive Microsoft Office coupon sticker directly over his face. Every copy! I could expect one or two, but EVERY one. Kinda hard to see that as a coincidence.
  • Big changes at the Times-Picayune leave New Orleanians reeling

    08/26/2012 3:01:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 18 replies
    The Maroon (Loyola University) ^ | Friday, August 24, 2012 | MARY JAMESON and LAUREN IRWIN
    New Orleans is now the largest city in the U.S. to not have a daily newspaper and is also one of the first cities to hurl itself into the digital age. However, the shift to a primarily digital medium threatens an integral component of journalism: the daily journalist.
  • VANITY: For Those of You Who Use Coupons. . .

    08/06/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    For those of you who use coupons but despise the liberal fish wrappers that carry them, what's a frugal person to do?
  • Americans' Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low

    07/11/2012 8:45:35 PM PDT · by Wills_Dad · 18 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | July 10, 2012 | by Lymari Morales
    Americans' confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993.
  • Man accused of luring woman into car by saying he had a newspaper

    06/01/2012 3:59:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 1, 2012 | Dennis Sullivan
    Bond was set at $40,000 for a 32-year-old Joliet man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after luring her into his vehicle with the promise of a newspaper. Razel O. Gates of the 1100 block of Ridgewood Avenue is scheduled to return to court June 22 on a charge of one count of aggravated battery, one count of criminal sexual abuse and one count of unlawful restraint.
  • Texas reporter alleges firing over stripper work

    05/11/2012 4:58:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 11, 2012
    A stripper who became a newspaper reporter has filed a complaint against the Houston Chronicle, alleging the paper fired her for the exposes she did at her old job.
  • Chicago Sun-Times auction (Dinosaur Media death Watch)

    03/13/2012 12:37:07 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/13/2012 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Due to a continuing sales decline the Chicago Sun-Times is auctioning off printing presses and other equipment used to publish its rag of a paper. Link is above.
  • Portland’s Biggest LGBT Paper Folds

    12/27/2011 7:46:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 26 replies
    Mediabistro ^ | 12/26/11 | Rachel Kaufman
    ‘Just Out,’ the 28-year-old newsmagazine serving Portland’s LGBTQ community, is done for, according to a short announcement posted on the site. “Effective December 26, 2011, Just Out newsmagazine, serving Portland’s LGBTQ community since 1983, is no longer in business. Three years of recession have taken their toll. Please direct all inquiries to Marty Davis at marty@justout.com. Thank you for your many years of readership and support,” the statement read in its entirety. The paper had seven staffers on its masthead. According to the Washington Blade, “the demise of the most notable LGBT newspaper in the region is a significant development...
  • Huntsman gets New Hampshire newspaper endorsements

    12/18/2011 11:44:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Ros Krasny - Reuters
    (Reuters) - Republican Jon Huntsman, who has based his 2012 campaign for the White House almost exclusively on a strong showing in New Hampshire, has been rewarded with endorsements from two newspapers in the state with an early primary election. The Keene Sentinel and the Valley News both praised the former U.S. ambassador to China in editorials on Sunday. The endorsements were another snub to Mitt Romney, a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who has dominated most opinion polls in New Hampshire this year but whose lead has recently narrowed in the race for the Republican nomination to run for...
  • Satirical Magazine Is Firebombed in Paris [Muslims]

    11/02/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/2/2011 | DAVID JOLLY
    PARIS — The office of a French satirical magazine here was badly damaged by a firebomb early on Wednesday, the publisher said, after it published a spoof issue “guest edited” by the Prophet Muhammad to salute the victory of an Islamist party in Tunisian elections. The publication also said hackers had disrupted its Web site. The magazine, Charlie Hebdo, had announced a special issue for publication Wednesday, renamed “Charia Hebdo,” a play on the word in French for Shariah law. The magazine’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, told Europe 1 radio that the police had called just before 5 a.m. to report...
  • Woman scavenging through Athens rubbish bins is a Greek heiress called ONASSIS

    10/21/2011 5:42:37 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:22 AM on 21st October 2011 | By Allan Hall
    She looks like any old bag lady scavenging for cast-offs in the rubbish as the world looks the other way. But this is no ordinary woman - she is Olga Onassis, 90, a woman linked by marriage to one of the richest dynasties in the world. She has now fallen, like her country, on desperate times. She is a regular at a church soup kitchen in the Greek capital Athens and roots around in the overflowing garbage containers of the city for clothes.
  • Palm Beach Post endorsement not that important

    09/19/2011 6:46:41 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 6 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 9-19-2011 | John R. Smith
    Many political candidates covet the endorsement of the Palm Beach Post. Others believe it's really not that helpful. Just how valuable is the “blessing” of Post editors? Is their endorsement necessary for victory at the polls? Apparently not. BIZPAC has done some studies and surveys over the years about the power and importance of political endorsements by the Post...
  • Tucson Newspaper Political Cartoonist Fantasized About Obama Sending SEALs to Assassinate Tea

    08/01/2011 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/11 | Ken Shepherd
    Today Tucson congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) cast her first vote since she was critically injured in a January shooting. You'll recall that in the weeks that followed, the media bemoaned the incivility -- supposedly predominantly conservative in nature -- of the political debate which had allegedly created a climate of hate. But there appears to to be no firestorm over how, just last week, Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons fantasized about President Obama sending a SEAL team to assassinate Tea Party-friendly House Republicans.
  • Simply outrageous (Milwaukee Paper censors readers comments due to race)

    07/07/2011 11:07:04 AM PDT · by milwguy · 33 replies
    jsonline ^ | July 6, 2011 | js
    The looting of a BP service station and subsequent attacks at nearby Reservoir Park Sunday was a troublesome event that soured the normally buoyant Fourth of July weekend and raised a number of questions. Among them: Why didn't Milwaukee police connect the dots faster? And where were the parents of these young people? Surveillance video taken from the BP service station shows clear pictures of dozens of youths stealing snacks, sodas and other merchandise. Some of them may have participated later in the beatings and robberies at the park. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that several parents have contacted...
  • Is Strauss-Khan sex assault case about to collapse?

    06/30/2011 9:27:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:02 AM on 1st July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The sexual assault case against ex IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Khan is close to collapse, it was tonight revealed. The New York hotel maid who accused Strauss-Khan of raping her in his $3,000-a-night suite, lied to investigators, law enforcement sources told the New York Times. Despite a wealth of forensic evidence against the 62-year-old, prosecutors have dismissed a lot of what the maid said about the alleged encounter, according to the newspaper.
  • Gannett Plans More Layoffs

    06/23/2011 8:15:19 AM PDT · by Cracker Jack · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/22/2011 | Russell Adams
    Citing the slower-than-expected pace of the economy recovery, Gannett Co. said it plans to lay off about 700 employees as part of a broader round of cost cuts in its U.S. newspaper division. The job reductions represent about 2% of the company's work force and will affect Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division, which consists of about 80 daily papers. Gannett, the largest U.S. publisher by circulation, also owns USA Today, which isn't part of that unit............ Gannett, which also owns TV stations, has had several rounds of layoffs and other cuts, including furloughs, in recent years to get costs in...
  • Gannett laying off 700 more workers amid ad slump

    06/21/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2011
    The nation's largest newspaper publisher is laying off another 700 employees to cope with an unrelenting advertising slump. Gannett, the owner of USA Today and more than 80 other daily U.S. newspapers, hoped to complete the cuts Tuesday. The layoffs are occurring at most Gannett newspapers but not at USA Today. The payroll reductions represent 2 percent of Gannett's 32,600 employees. The division targeted in the cutbacks employs 22,400 people at newspapers that include The Indianapolis Star and The Arizona Republic.
  • Heart of the Matter - The State of the Media

    06/09/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Wpin · 5 replies
    The Prairie Advocate ^ | June 01, 2011 | Thomas Kocal
    Most people rely on information provided by daily newspapers and television networks to be aware of current events and how those events might affect their lives. Unfortunately, many media sources have become so “politically correct” and fearful of losing advertising that they no longer serve the public, but their dwindling bottom lines. Many have heard that the Federal Reserve gave some media such as MSNBC “bail-out” money, thereby compromising their reporting. Their credibility is down the tubes. Other television is compromised with huge sums of advertising from mostly big pharma and other large multi-national companies like BP. Will they report...
  • Apple Backs Down On 'Jobs Tax' For Newspapers

    06/09/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 1 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 6/9/2011 | Ed Carson
    Apple has quietly backed down on its "Jobs tax" rules that forced newspapers, magazines and other content providers selling iPhone and iPad subscriptions to also sell them via iTunes, with Apple getting a 30% cut. They couldn't offer subscriptions at a better price elsewhere. Now they can: