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  • CNN Hires Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter

    01/29/2017 2:32:48 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/17 | Bill mcmorris
    CNN has assigned the daughter of one of President Obama’s top advisers to cover the Department of Justice. The network announced in a press release that Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura would be one of four reporters to cover the Justice Department in 2017. The New York Post broke the news that Jarrett had been hired in September, though a formal announcement about her beat did not come until Thursday. Jarrett has long wanted to work in television news, though being an objective reporter was not her original goal. She told Vanity Fair in a 2009 “Bright Young Things” profile that...
  • WaPo: It's beyond debate that Donald Trump is unfit to be president

    09/26/2016 6:58:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | WaPoo Editorial Board
    DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher. The presidency and, by extension, the country's future - maybe the world's - could hinge on what they say and how they say it. Or so we have been told - in breathless pre-event speculation about everything from whether the moderator, NBC's Lester Holt, will intervene to correct a candidate who strays from the truth, to whether one candidate or the other will be able to goad his or her opponent into a campaign-altering gaffe...
  • Special Report with Bret Baier Tops Several Evening Newscasts [Networks LOSING to FOX!]

    12/04/2014 5:23:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 12/2/14 | Damon Marx
    According to Nielsen, FOX News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier surpassed ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir in five key markets across the country in household viewers including Baltimore, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Providence and St. Louis. As a cable news program, this is quite an impressive feat for Special Report, as its rival World News Tonight is a broadcast program. With more than a double-digit advantage over Muir, Special Report easily beats World News Tonight. Baier also outperforms the broadcast program CBS’ Evening News with Scott Pelley in both Atlanta and Austin in household viewers. In cable news,...
  • Fox News columnist rips Pope Francis, loses Catholic News Service gig

    12/07/2013 7:43:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 170 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | December 6, 2013 | David Gibson
    Fox News columnist rips Pope Francis, loses Catholic News Service gig Adam Shaw, an editor for the Fox News website, has been taking a lot of heat, even from some conservatives, for a rip-roaring assessment of the pope’s recent apostolic exhortation. His column is titled: “Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama – God help us,” which gives you a sense of where Shaw was coming from. But if Shaw’s Fox job is safe — hey, when Rush Limbaugh is blasting the pontiff anyone else looks tame — his other gig, as a film and video game reviewer for Catholic...
  • CNN Boss Talks Programming, ‘Objective’ Nature of Network

    07/23/2013 1:15:02 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | 7-23-2013 | Brian Steinberg
    CNN topper Jeff Zucker’s plans for the network might be summed up by the following: Everything needs to change, but much of it is going to remain the same. In a brief but wide-ranging interview at a summit held by Fortune magazine Tuesday, the CNN Worldwide president indicated that the cable-news network would put much of its near-term focus on both mobile assets as well as its primetime television lineup. At the same time, the executive said he was mindful of the revenue generated by CNN’s TV operations and suggested the network would strive for objectivity in its news presentation,...
  • The New York Times Won’t Report The News

    09/12/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies ^ | Sept. 11, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The New York Times (and liberal media generally) have two ways of dealing with news they don’t like. Stories can be ingeniously “spun” so their significance is dimmed. The main facts might be mentioned; but the emphasis is expertly shifted and important details are placed toward the end. Opposing testimony is featured throughout. The “spun” story, a murmur of its prior self, is then buried on a back page. A more radical, more Orwellian technique is to pretend that the story never happened. News is thus “disappeared.” Savor the irony. A vast organization--allegedly set up to find news--ends up functioning...
  • The Media Are Objective. And This ABC Reporter’s Tweet May Leave You Needing a Shower.

    09/06/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 6 Sep 12 | Jeff Emanuel
    Remember the media’s rush to immediately call out “lies” after last week’s Republican National Convention speeches? Compare the scrutiny (and repetition of Obama campaign tweets and emails) given last week with this tweet from ABC News’s Senior Washington Editor, posted during former president Bill Clinton’s DNC address: this speech was a living, breathing organism. the crowd, the hall, the speech, one. #DNC2012 — Rick Klein (@rickklein) September 6, 2012 Is there any question why the absurd claim of media “objectivity” is being treated more and more like the badly-delivered joke it is by the American public? Read More >> Over...
  • Speaking of hyperventilating

    06/24/2010 9:45:49 PM PDT · by JLS · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 June 2010 | Mark Steyn
    In his scathing attacks on Fox News, Don Newman sounds a bit bombastic himself Fox News? Oh, c’mon, everyone knows it’s a “minaret for America First prejudice” and “hyperventilated extremism” “screeching to the converted” with “the none-too-bright persona of the schoolyard bully.” So says Christopher Dornan, director of something called the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs at Carleton University, writing in the Toronto Star. Naturally, the news that Quebecor is planning a Fox of the North has horrified non-screechy fellows like professor Dornan. According to CBC eminence Don Newman, it’s “the absolute last thing this country needs.” No hyperventilating...
  • We ( journalists ) talk about policy because it's what we care about and cover

    03/14/2010 5:21:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Morning Edition ^ | March 8th | Cokie Roberts (great pull quote)
    ROBERTS: Well, the Iraq war certainly played into it and people were very fed up with the Republican leadership. But the fact is that, you know, we here analyzing these elections tend to talk a lot about policy because it's what we care about and cover, but there is this tendency of both parties to overreach when they get all of the power - the - get both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. That was part of the reason, that sense that the Democrats were overreaching, in 1994, that they lost the House of Representatives then, after decades. But it was...
  • The Real Way to Save the Planet (AGW, Popper and falsifiability )

    02/03/2010 5:35:06 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies · 422+ views ^ | February 3 2010 | Paul Johnson
    When I was an undergraduate the philosopher I studied most carefully was Karl Popper, especially his writings on the evaluation of evidence and criteria to distinguish a genuine scientific theory from a false one. He made two key points. First, a theory must include the falsifiability principle. It must be susceptible to empirical tests and, if it fails to meet them, be scrapped. He gave as an example of a genuine theory Einstein's General Relativity of 1915. Einstein insisted that it must survive three practical tests, and if it failed any one of them be dropped as untrue. In fact...
  • Charlie Gibson Says He's Leaving Because Objectivity's Passe -- But He Loved Puffing Ted Kennedy?

    12/14/2009 10:40:58 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | 12-14-09 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz presented quite a paradox in a Charlie Gibson profile Monday. The retiring ABC World News anchor said that "it’s time to move on" since objectivity is "less of a marketable commodity." But Kurtz also underlined how Gibson dared to keep airing live coverage of Ted Kennedy’s funeral until they were able to broadcast the reading of Ted Kennedy’s letter to Pope Benedict. These passages came late in the article: Gibson worries whether broadcast networks will be able to support sizable editorial staffs in an era of declining audiences, when cable news channels are louder...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • Jake Tapper: an ABC News Real Reporter

    11/01/2009 4:01:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,352+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | October 31, 2009 | Lee Cary
    ABC News fields at least one real reporter. He’s White House correspondent Jake Tapper. Most AT readers, like many Americans, are thoroughly convinced that the legacy media reports with a bias toward Obama and the policies of his administration. So, when a notable exception surfaces, it’s only right that he or she be acknowledged. Jake Tapper has a front row seat at the White House (WH) briefings. He shows all the signs of being a for-real reporter. Here’s visual evidence of that. Remember the cell phone irruption episode back on May 19th during one of Robert Gibbs’ press conferences before...
  • Time: Cronkite, the 'Patron Saint of Objectivity' -- Well, Actually, Thankfully, No

    07/18/2009 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 906+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Time: Cronkite, the 'Patron Saint of Objectivity' -- Well, Actually, Thankfully, No By Tim Graham (Bio | Archive) July 18, 2009 - 09:02 ET     Most Americans who were born before 1970 remember Walter Cronkite as a towering figure of TV news. I remember being riveted to the set during his final newscast in 1981. But one grand claim about Cronkite should not stand: that he was "TV’s patron saint of objectivity," as Time TV writer Jim Poniewozik wrote in a tribute. Even Poniewozik can’t stick with that claim. He went on to honor Cronkite for trusting his...
  • Post shoots self in ethical foot (Marketing ploy backfires on Post)

    07/03/2009 8:12:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 676+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    A marketing scheme backfired on The Washington Post on Thursday, forcing the newspaper into uncharacteristic mea culpa mode. A headline in The Post itself tells all: "The Post's 'Salon' Plan: A Public Relations Disaster." In an age of excruciating transparency, revelations that the newspaper planned to pair up political insiders, business leaders, Obama administration officials and Post reporters for cozy, off-the-record "salons" at the home of publisher Katharine Weymouth generated immediate, corrosive buzz -- and lots of reaction. A color publicity flier obtained by Politico revealed that The Post would charge up to $250,000 for these "collegial" encounters, billed as...
  • Who Needs Newspapers

    10/31/2008 10:27:47 PM PDT · by JoeA · 12 replies · 379+ views
    Hubpages ^ | 10/31/08 | jalfieri
    I love to read.I'll read anywhere: on the sofa, in a grocery checkout line, while I'm eating, in bed, when I wake up, in the backyard. And I'll read almost anything: novels, biographies, history, philosophy, religion; hardcover, softcover, magazines, comic books, flyers, cereal boxes, and matchbook covers. If it's printed, I'm happy to read it. But there's one thing that I'm about to give up reading, an important part of my life. It hurts me to say this, but I think I'm done with newspapers. I say this reluctantly, because it's long been part of my daily routine to enjoy...
  • The Myth of Objectivity

    03/10/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Mar 10, 2008 | Evan Thomas
    She tried to make a joke of it. At the debate in Cleveland last week, Hillary Clinton brought up a "Saturday Night Live" skit about journalists fawning over Barack Obama at a mock debate. "Maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow," said Clinton. Humor is often a substitute for anger, and if Clinton wasn't all that funny, maybe it is because she is sore at the press for seeming to go easier on her opponent. She has a point, but the truth about the media and the campaign cannot be caricatured simply as the deification...
  • New York Times worries about Wall Street Journal's objectivity

    08/02/2007 6:35:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies · 1,746+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2007
    Notes About Competition All of us who care about journalism will be watching for any sign that news coverage at The Wall Street Journal is being slanted to curry political or economic favor.
  • Citizenship in a Republic

    09/19/2006 6:42:46 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 10 replies · 402+ views
    Theodore Roosevelt Association ^ | April 23, 1910 | Theodore Roosevelt
    "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement,...
  • Rush Is Right About Liberal Arrogance

    09/15/2006 1:46:00 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 32 replies · 1,225+ views
    vanity ^ | 9/15/06 | conservatism_IS_compassion
    This is my suggestion to Rush Limbaugh on critiqueing the arrogance of liberalism: Your 9/14/06 rant about liberal "arrogance" was of course dead on . . BUT. Why can they be SO VERY arrogant? How can they get away with it? The DriveBy Media is "their willing accomplices," of course..But WHY? Remember, Friedman pointed out a year or so ago that the media don't follow liberals but rather, LIBERALS FOLLOW THE MEDIA. Specifically, "objective" journalism - the DriveBy Media.. The DriveBy Media constitute an entity because although they are many organs - CBS, ABS, NBS, NYTimes BS, etc - it...