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  • 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.
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Reid Chief of Staff Was a Comcast VP

    04/05/2014 7:37:23 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2014
    Democratic members of Congress and the Obama administration have extensive ties to Comcast and Time-Warner, the two cable giants currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a $45 billion merger. One that has gone mostly overlooked: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcast’s former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reid’s office in 2011 under ethically questionable circumstances,
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • Nate Silver Rips Thomas Friedman: Not Much 'Original Thinking'

    03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | John Nolte
    Five-Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver mocked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as a "hedgehog" who "only knows one thing." When asked to describe what a hedgehog is, Silver pointed to Friedman specifically and the op-ed columnists at the Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal: ... They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can...
  • Media Silence Explained?: Soros Fingerprints On FCC Newsroom Probe

    02/22/2014 7:34:50 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | John Nolte
    The real mystery behind the FCC's now abandoned "study" to police American newsrooms is why the mainstream media refused to raise holy hell over it. While Obama's lapdogs refused to bark, it was conservative media who fought for newsroom independence and got the FCC to finally back down. Other than the media's natural obedience to Obama, the fact that the fingerprints of left-wing billionaire George Soros have been found on the FCC study might also help to explain the media's silence. ... The media's hands-off policy with Soros is nothing new ... The mainstream media not only shares Soros' hard-left...
  • Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings

    02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.
  • FCC investigating editorial choices and bias in broadcasters — and newspapers

    02/11/2014 12:44:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Everyone talks about the weather,” Mark Twain (apocryphally) observed, “but nobody does anything about it.” To some extent, the same is true about editorial bias. People have complained about bias in news coverage for decades, but only recently have the barriers to market entry been so low as to allow critics to build their own platforms to do anything about it. That frustration with editorial bias led in large part to the explosion of the blogosphere, which forced news outlets to deal substantively with the criticisms they created with their editorial biases.That is the free-market approach. Should there be a...
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:
  • Who Killed the Great American Editorial?

    01/25/2014 7:06:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Wasn't there a time when the country had great newspapers with great editorials that regularly thundered and whispered, sighed and screamed, were outraged or outraged others? Where did they all go? Newspapers had character in those days of yore, whether good or bad. The reader could depend on it. And the editorials were a window into their soul. Those editorials might be loved or loathed, admired or despised, but they were read. Like the newspapers themselves. No day could start properly without at least a glance at the editorial page. Sensational or thoughtful, brief or discursive, each editorial might have...
  • Michigan: Iranian Sanaz Nezami Savagely Beaten By Islamic Husband – Family Watches Death Online

    01/06/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Sanaz Nezami was a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She was 27-years-old and newly married to Nima Nassiri, an Islamic man from Los Angeles. This tragic story broke on January 1st. The AP whitewashed the story. USA Today’s story read “Woman’s Tragic Death Leads Nurses To Bond With Her Family Overseas.” The title is correct, but the truth about what happened to the brilliant young woman, who could speak three languages, is much darker. She died at the hands of her Islamic husband, in what was most obviously an honor killing. Why does the...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Shovels His Own Walk & Throws Snow in the Street… Which Is Illegal (Video)

    01/06/2014 7:32:59 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It was only his fourth day on the job and already he’s breaking the law. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was filmed shoveling his sidewalk this week. The media loved it. He was shoveling his walk and throwing the snow in the street. He also was breaking the law. It is illegal to throw your snow in the street in New York City.
  • Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy The New York Times

    01/03/2014 9:04:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The New York Times Company says it’s not for sale, but a high-profile Chinese businessman and philanthropist eager to buy what he views as the world’s most influential newspaper plans to fly to New York City this week to push ahead with his bid. Chen Guangbiao on Wednesday told the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party-affiliated paper, that he has a meeting scheduled Friday with a city firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, followed by dinner on Sunday with “a middle-level leader” from the Times.
  • Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy New York Times

    12/31/2013 8:58:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism / Reuters ^ | December 31, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao said on Tuesday he is set to begin negotiations to buy the New York Times. “If I acquire the Times, the paper will only report the truth and must verify all information,” Chen told Reuters. Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. has said the paper is not for sale, and industry insiders doubt the Ochs-Sulzberger family would sell Chen the paper. But Chen told Reuters he believes the company is worth $1 billion and that money can change minds. “There is nothing that can’t be bought for the right price,” Chen told Reuters. Chen says he...
  • Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out of Description of Arapahoe School Shooter

    12/14/2013 12:53:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    More media tricks… After thinking things over, the Denver Post decided to delete the fact that Arapahoe School shooter Kark Pierson was a committed socialist from their news report. This is from the original article: The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.” And, here is the updated article, sans “socialist.” Pierson’s...
  • How can newspapers be saved? First, fire the journalists.

    12/07/2013 7:50:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 27 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Newspapers are losing circulation and advertising revenue. Many old-time publications are going out of business. There’s no question that selling newspapers has gotten more difficult because of the Internet. Fifty years ago people settled down for an hour every day with their newspapers. That pattern is disappearing. Equally, there is no question that newspapers have made their situation worse. They insist on being politically correct, liberal, progressive, or whatever you want to say. What they don’t insist on doing is telling the facts and letting readers think for themselves. Perish that thought The problem across America is that the so-called...
  • Tribune Co. announces restructuring; will cut nearly 700 jobs (in their newspaper division)

    11/20/2013 10:41:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Walter Hamilton
    Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year. [Snip] The cutbacks indicate that the newspaper division is bracing for another drop in advertising in 2014, analysts said. Print ad revenue fell nearly $200 million in the last two years and an additional $62 million in the first nine months of this year.
  • MEDIA SCANDAL: CBS News Quietly Edits Shaun Boyd Story Exposing Fractivist National Ties (Colorado)

    11/19/2013 7:22:36 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 18, 2013
    On Election Day this year, CBS4′s Shaun Boyd had a story detailing the true intentions of the national environmentalist groups pushing fracking bans in four northern Colorado towns. The article contained an admission from local fractivists that national groups seeking a total ban on fracking in Colorado were driving their campaign. But the fractivists were successful in getting their admissions and national connections stricken from the story by lobbying higher ups at CBS. Sources say Shaun Boyd is none too pleased with the edits. The current version of the story lacks a quote from Water Defense, a national environmental group...
  • NEWSPAPERS DIRECTED: COVER UP BLACK VIOLENCE

    11/05/2013 8:22:30 AM PST · by Anila · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 11/3/13 | Colin Flaherty
    When a mom and daughter were kidnapped, forced to withdraw money from an ATM, raped, then shot last week, the Indianapolis Star played it by the book: Do not mention the suspects are black. The “book” in this case is written by the Society of Professional Journalists, headquartered just three miles from the scene of the crime. In last month’s issue of the SPJ magazine, the oldest and largest organization of journalists in America reminded its members how they should report racial violence. Don’t. The SPJ story was just repeating what dozens of chapters around the country tell its members...
  • Unrepentant Terrorist Ayers' Book Bombs, Despite MSNBC Support

    11/01/2013 1:07:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 31 Oct 2013
    Unrepentant domestic terrorist and President Obama’s “friend from the neighborhood” Bill Ayers has received a warm welcome for his new book, Public Enemy, on MSNBC... hosts fawned over him. ... From October 6 through October 20, Ayers sold a grand total of 467 copies of his book. By contrast, Mark Levin’s Ameritopia sold 56,756 copies in its debut week in 2012.
  • NEW: State media, Jerry Brown ignore CA’s worst-in-nation poverty rate

    10/20/2013 10:36:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | October 20, 2013 | Chris Reed
    If you were a resident in the state with the nation’s highest poverty rate, wouldn’t you think you’d be aware of that fact? That a higher percentage of your family, friends, neighbors and others in your community struggled to make ends meet than the same folks in any of the other 49 states? Of course. But here in California, where the incompetence of the media can scarcely be exaggerated, almost nobody is aware that the Golden State is no. 1 in economic misery. This malpractice is nothing new. ... on poverty, why isn’t the fact that California is worse off...
  • Homosexualization of the newsroom; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah

    10/11/2013 1:16:04 PM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 7 replies
    View From The Bunker podcast ^ | 10/10/2013 | Derek Gilbert
    Homosexualization of the newsroom ; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah When asked how things are different now in the news business, Farah said his last year in the newspaper business was around 1992 but went on to say: “In the late 80’s and early 90’s something happened, I write about it in my book ‘Stop The Presses’, I literally saw the homosexualization of the newsroom. Prior to the mid 1980’s…I mean there were gays in the news room…but I saw them take over the news room and basically use kind of very heavy handed, you know, what...
  • Memo to an Applicant

    09/23/2013 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Job Applicant, It was wholly a pleasure to be asked to look over your writing samples and offer my appraisal of your prospects as a writer of opinion. I am much complimented. And hasten to send you a few notes for future reference: --Offer the reader original, even provocative, thought. Don't settle for the conventional clichés employed by your side of the political spectrum, whatever it may be. Be ideologically unreliable. It's more interesting. For both you and the reader. Think your subject through, don't just react the way you're expected to. Or appeal to the lowest common...
  • Arab press pans President Obama on Syria

    09/08/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | HADAS GOLD
    If .. Barack Obama isn’t happy with his press coverage in the United States, he ought to take a look at how he’s being portrayed in the Arab media. As Obama steps up his push for congressional authorization for a strike on Syria, the president is coming under withering criticism by opinion leaders throughout the Middle East, according to a review by POLITICO and experts of Arabic- and English-language media in the region. The increasingly unfavorable coverage Obama’s receiving in the Arab world - even come from the press in countries that support U.S. intervention in Syria - is doing...
  • CBS Doesn’t Mention Jackson Jr. is a Democrat in Story About His Sentencing

    08/14/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 14, 2013
    CBS’ This Morning omitted the fact that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is a Democrat during a story Wednesday about the disgraced politician’s sentencing for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to spending nearly $750,000 in campaign funds on items like mink coats and a Rolex. His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced on a related charge of failing to report about $600,000 in taxable income.
  • Newspaper bane: Nobody reads the stories (I know it is CNBC, but he makes some good points)

    08/10/2013 6:39:57 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 27 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Allen Wastler
    The newspaper business stinks Take a look at the product People don't read, they skim, Readers trust peers, not institutions Does anyone really "read" a newspaper anymore? Did they ever? (snip) According to Gallup, 55 percent of Americans get their news from TV, 21 percent from the Internet, and 6 percent from radio. Print? 9 percent. But no one is really talking about the product. Once you take the movie times (Fandango) and the classified ads (Craigslist) out of the paper, you're pretty much left with news stories. (OK, and the comics.) (snip) And those news stories haven't changed much....
  • Tampa Bay Times Criticizes Removal of Illegal Voters from Florida Voter Rolls

    08/08/2013 5:54:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    MT ^ | August 08, 2013 | James Taylor
    The Tampa Bay Times this week resumed its attacks on Florida state officials for enforcing existing law by removing non-citizens and convicted felons from Florida voting rolls. On August 3, the Times published an article, “Renewed ‘scrub’ of Florida voter list has elections officials on edge.” The article quoted local election officials who object to doing the work required to maintain the integrity of local voter rolls. Revealing a lack of objectivity, the article did not quote any elected officials who support efforts to ensure that illegal votes do not cancel out the votes of legal voters. Adding additional bias...
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Our View: Another “Unbiased Journalist” Joins Hick Public Relations Team ( Colorado )

    08/02/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Fortunately (and unfortunately), Democrat elected officials in Colorado aren’t even trying to hide their incestuous relationship with the –ahem – “unbiased” media anymore. In an un-surprising twist of staffing fate, Governor John Hickenlooper announced this week that yet another “unbiased” member of the Denver journalism cabal is joining his staff – and for a basement bargain annual salary of just $130,000. That’s right. Mr. Maximillian Potter will join Hickenlooper’s staff as a Senior Media Advisor after parting ways with 5280: Denver’s Magazine last month. Presumably, Potter got a chance to know Hickenlooper when researching a glowing profile piece he did...
  • Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Shove It' Obama Headline

    08/01/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2013 | John Nolte
    Drew Johnson, the editorial page editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was fired after 14 months on the job for publishing an editorial with a headline that read: "Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President." The editorial ran Tuesday, the same day Obama visited Chattanooga. The powers-that-be posted a notice Thursday explaining the firing: The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper. It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspaper’s decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the...
  • Associated Press Refuses to Comment on Demand for Concealed Weapon Permit Lists

    07/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Media Trackers Montana ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ron Catlett
    The Associated Press (AP) is refusing to comment on why it requested that the Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) give it a list of the names and personal information of every concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder in the state... Montana’s Republican Attorney General Tim Fox had denied requests by the AP and a Boston media outfit called MuckRock News for all information pertaining to the state’s CWP holders. Fox cited concerns that the width and breadth of the requests violated CWP holders’ “reasonable expectation of privacy” guaranteed by the Montana Constitution... AP reporter Matt Gouras formally requested the information on...
  • Now That Barack Obama Lectured Us on Trayvon Martin Will He Talk About Marley Lion?

    07/20/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012. He was 17. His life and death has been ignored by the national media. Marley was white. His killers were black. Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood. There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him. Unfortunately, some deaths are more important than others. ... Marley is a victim of black gang violence. Violent crime against white Americans was up 18% last year.
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people

    06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Willmette Week ^ | 6/22/13 | AARON MESH
    Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff. Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn, environmental reporter Scott Learn, and Multnomah County reporter Dana Tims. Many staffers have begun posting their own layoff announcements on the web. Sports reporter John Hunt wrote this morning on Twitter that he is flying home after being laid off with a phone call in Omaha, Neb., where he was covering the Oregon State Beavers baseball team in the College...
  • NY Times Honors Muslim Who Believes Apostates from Islam Should Be Killed...In America

    06/19/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On September 10, 2010, the day before our enormous freedom rally at Ground Zero protesting the Ground Zero victory mega-mosque, the New York Times profiled a Muslim named Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam, who had no place to pray. The whole story was a subtle advertisement for the Ground Zero mega-mosque. But as it turns out, Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam is not quite the "moderate" that the leftist NYT dhimmis assumed he was, but calls openly for the murder of apostates from Islam -- here in the U.S. Here again we see The NY Times legitimizing and norming the most extreme voices. They...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Newspapers Continues to Erode

    06/17/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/17/2013 | Elizabeth Mendes
    Americans' confidence in newspapers fell slightly to 23% this year, from 25% in 2012 and 28% in 2011. The percentage of Americans saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers has been generally trending downward since 1979, when it reached a high of 51%. Newspapers rank near the bottom on a list of 16 societal institutions Gallup measured in a June 1-4 survey. Television news is tied with newspapers on the list, with 23% of Americans also expressing confidence in it. That is up slightly from the all-time low of 21% found last year....
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: “He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
  • Kochs Confirm Interest In Acquiring Tribune Company (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/08/2013 4:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 6, 2013 | John Nolte
    Well, this news should launch a thousand more goofy Beverly Hills Occupy protests: WICHITA, Kan.—Billionaire Charles Koch confirmed that his company, Koch Industries Inc., is looking into the possibility of acquiring newspapers, but insisted he is looking for a profitable business, rather than a forum to advance his politics. "There is a need for focus on real news, not news with an agenda or news that is really editorializing," Mr. Koch said in an interview. Mr. Koch added in a follow-up statement to The Wall Street Journal that the editorial page of any newspaper his company acquired "would be a...
  • Ouch! Huffington Post Slams Chris Hayes as 'Dead Raccoon' on MSNBC

    06/03/2013 7:43:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | June 03, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC’s ratings are so bad that even The Huffington Post is slamming its decline. On their media page, Olivia Nuzzi wrote an article titled “MSNBC: ‘All In’ or ‘All Over’?” “MSNBC has hit a ratings low in primetime not seen since the days that the network still carried a show hosted by raspy-voiced Fox News refugee Rita Cosby,” Nuzzi wrote. Especially disappointing were the 8pm ratings of "pleasant but exceedingly dry" Chris Hayes after they put Ed Schultz out to pasture on the weekends: Chris Hayes' new 8 PM lynchpin show has lost a third of the audience Ed Schultz...
  • ABC’s ‘This Week’ Moving Out of the Newseum, Al Jazeera America Moving In

    05/21/2013 9:54:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    TV Newser ^ | May 21, 2013 | Merrill Knox
    The studio space at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. is changing hands, Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton reports. Next month, ABC’s “This Week” will vacate the space and return to the network’s Washington bureau, and Al Jazeera America will move in. ... Al Jazeera America, which B&C reports will have both office space and editing facilities in the Newseum, is preparing for its launch later this year. The network recently hired Adam May, a local reporter from Baltimore, as a D.C.-based national correspondent.
  • News Anchor Who Complained of IRS Harassment 'Off the Air'

    05/17/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2013 | John Nolte
    Larry Connors, the KMOV anchor who asked Barack Obama some tough questions about his family's vacation habits and claimed earlier this week that he might have been harassed by the IRS as a result, has been taken off the air.
  • CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'

    05/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies
    CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again' "Our house is on fire." Daniel Halper May 11, 2013 12:09 PM CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again." "Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of nowthisnews.com. "These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. "Let me take the first arrow:...
  • Washington Post 1Q Net Tumbles 84% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/03/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matthew Rocco
    Washington Post Co. (WPO) reported Friday an 84% drop in first-quarter profit amid one-time charges and a loss from discontinued operations. Decreases in print advertising and circulation at its namesake paper have weighed on the newspaper and education company’s earnings in recent years. Washington Post announced in March that it will begin charging readers for access to its paper’s website, after raising circulation prices in January. The company’s profit tumbled to $5.2 million, or 64 cents a share, from $31.5 million, or $4.07 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue remained level at $959.1 million and operating expenses were also...
  • 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.
  • Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper

    04/30/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-2013 | Allahpundit
    Call their bluff. Wherever you stand politically, we can all agree on that, right? If you’re a liberal, you want to see the fair, balanced, impartial LA Times newsroom rise as one and walk out in protest of having to work for libertarian oligarKKKs. If you’re a conservative, you want them gone for different reasons, partly as a smoking gun of bias and partly because it’ll clear the decks to hire more neutral reporters. And if they don’t walk out, that’s okay — their cheap bravado will have been exposed in all its cheapness. Call their bluff. Break the left’s...
  • How the L.A. Times can stop the Koch Brothers

    04/26/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2013 | Steve Pearlstein
    The Koch brothers have become the nation’s leading cheerleaders for free markets where consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and investors are free to pursue their own selfish interests without interference from government or unions or anyone else for that matter. Now comes word that the billionaire brothers want to buy up Los Angeles Times, one of the nation’s last remaining quality newspapers, or its parent, the Tribune Co., which has only recently emerged from bankruptcy reorganization following the disastrous takeover by real estate mogul Sam Zell. All this has come to a head because the bottom-fishing hedge funds that grabbed control of...
  • What would the Koch brothers do to the Los Angeles Times?

    04/24/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Harold Meyerson
    On May 21, Los Angeles voters will go to the polls to select a new mayor. Who will govern Los Angeles, however, is only the second-most important local question in the city today. The most important, by far, is who will buy the Los Angeles Times. The Times is one of the eight daily newspapers now owned by the creditors who took control of the Tribune Co. after real estate wheeler-dealer Sam Zell drove it into bankruptcy. Others include the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and the Hartford Courant. The Tribune board members whom the creditors selected...
  • The Koch brothers’ media investment: They are rumored to want the Tribune chain.

    04/02/2013 1:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Columbia Journalism Review ^ | April 2, 2013 | Sasha Chavkin
    Tribune Company’s moves to sell its newspapers—a string that includes the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune—has reportedly sparked the interest of a number of heavyweight financiers. These include familiar media moguls like Warren Buffett and Rupert Murdoch. But heads turned when another pair of possible bidders emerged early in March: the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. The Koch brothers, of course, are best known for funding conservative causes and conservative politicians. Unlike Buffett, who has purchased 63 newspapers in the last 15 months, and Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns The Wall Street Journal and the New York...
  • Activists Warn Rumored Sale To Turn LA Times Into ‘Another Fox News’

    04/01/2013 3:36:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 1, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Protesters were set to gather Monday in downtown Los Angeles to urge the owners of the Los Angeles Times not to sell the newspaper to “political propagandists”. Members of the self-described “progressive” Courage Campaign along with MoveOn.org and Daily Kos launched an online petition demanding the Tribune Company, publishers of the L.A. Times, to reconsider a rumored sale to billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch. Protesters were expected to deliver some 100,000 Californian signatures calling on Tribune Company President Peter Liguori “to refuse to sell the paper to political propagandists” to the company’s headquarters near City...