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  • CNN reporter removed from Israel-Gaza after branding Israelis 'scum' (shorten title)

    07/18/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Mailonline ^ | Mailonline
    CNN's International correspondent Diana Magnay has been removed from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she branded a group of Israelis 'scum' on Thursday. Magnay had taken to Twitter to express her fury after a group of whooping Israelis watching missile strikes 'threatened to destroy' her team's car if the British reporter used negative language. Almost as soon as she posted the controversial comment, she deleted it - but not before it was retweeted more than 200 times. CNN said it has now assigned her to Moscow.
  • CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama ‘Feel as Though He’s Above the Law?’

    06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/2/14 | Evan McMurry
    After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama “feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, he’s above the law.” “Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers...
  • Obama Berates Reporter at Science Fair

    05/27/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/2/7/14 | Staff
    President Obama berated Real Clear Politics reporter Alexis Simendinger after she asked him about reports of the U.S. sending trainers to help the rebels in Syria. Moments after the president finished speaking with individual students and taking pictures with the press at the White House’s science fair exhibit, Simendinger asked him a question regarding these reports. “I’m sorry, we’re doing a science fair- c’mon, c’mon,” Obama responded before rushing out of the room and avoiding comment on the breaking news.
  • Lib Reporter Is Caught By GOP Candidate Writing Down Blah, Blah, Blah… During Forum (Video)

    05/02/2014 6:43:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Republican senate candidate Mark Callahan, an IT-consultant-turned-political-candidate called out liberal reporter Nigel Jaquiss from the Willamette Week scribbling down “blah, blah, blah” while fellow Republican Jo Rae Perkins was giving an answer during a candidate forum. The reporters proceeded to kick Callahan out of the room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OSi8M5YD0Mediaite reported: Staffers of the alt-weekly newspaper Willamette Week recently met with Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidates seeking an endorsement and things got quite dramatic after one reporter was caught scribbling “blah blah blah” on his notepad while a candidate spoke. Jim Romenesko flagged down the dramatic clip, which shows candidate Mark Callahan chastising...
  • Tense Video: Reporter Writes ‘Blah Blah Blah’, Asks Mocking Climate Change Question — GOP Candidate

    05/02/2014 1:39:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon was thrown out of a meeting with the alternative weekly newspaper Williamette Week after he confronted a reporter for writing “blah blah blah” on his notepad while another GOP candidate was talking.
  • Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been freed

    04/24/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    poynter.org ^ | 24.04.2014 12:57 pm | Kristen Hare
    This tweet came from BBC Moscow’s acting bureau chief: Kevin Bishop @bishopk Urgent: hostage @SimonOstrovsky free and safe with me in car en route to Donetsk @RadioCanada J-François Bélanger Simon Ostrovsky is free - BBC has spoken to him direct. He is on his way to Donetsk. “VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health,” VICE said in a statement to Poynter. “We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Out of respect for Simon and his family’s privacy, we have...
  • UKRAINE: Putin’s Men in Ukraine Seize U.S. Journalist

    04/23/2014 6:11:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been DETAINED by a PRO-RUSSIAN FACTION as part of a campaign to intimidate journalists. SLOVYANSK, Ukraine—Russian-backed insurgents in this eastern Ukraine town, a flashpoint in the tug of war between Moscow and Kiev, seized American journalist Simon Ostrovsky on Tuesday, claiming that under the “laws of war” they had the right. “He was not reporting in a correct way,” said Stella Khoraeva, a former journalist and spokeswoman for the separatist leader Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the pro-Russian militant leader in Slovyansk, a rust belt industrial town on a tributary of the Donets River an hour’s drive from...
  • Western Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

    04/04/2014 3:47:54 AM PDT · by firebrand · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/4/14 | AP
    A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car. . . . yelled Allahu Akbar
  • Joel Brinkley, a Times Washington and Mideast Reporter, Dies at 61

    03/14/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | William Yardley
    Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, where he displayed range, rigor and lucid writing as a White House correspondent, as Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 61. The cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, resulting in respiratory failure from pneumonia, said his wife, Sabra Chartrand. Mr. Brinkley was a son of David Brinkley, the widely respected television news anchor, and he established his own journalism reputation early in his career. In 1980, while working at The Louisville Courier-Journal, he won a Pulitzer...
  • Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92

    03/14/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2014 | John Rogers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died Friday. He was 92. Thomas, a last link to Hollywood's studio age who retired in 2010, died of age-related illnesses at his longtime Encino, Calif., home, his daughter Janet Thomas said. A room filled with his interview subjects would have made for the most glittering of ceremonies: Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn...
  • BBC Reporter Reminds Obama About Constitution: ‘The Audacity of Hope Became the Reality of Limits’

    01/29/2014 9:52:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    gopthedailydose ^ | 1/29/14 | Bubba Atkinson
    “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” – Obama, State of the Union 2014 That’s a polite way to say he doesn’t have the leadership skills to unite Congress to get anything done, so he’s going to use a loose interpretation of the Constitution to attempt to get his way and he’ll mask that statement with a rational sounding emotional appeal to American families.
  • Navy Mistakenly Sends Memo to NBC Reporter of Plans to Derail Him

    01/08/2014 12:58:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/8/2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The United States Navy, trying to sidetrack an investigation into the September Navy Yard shooting by an NBC reporter, mistakenly sent him a copy of a memo delineating how the Navy would deter his requests for information using the Freedom of Information Act. Scott MacFarlane, a reporter for NBC 4 in Washington, D.C., received a copy of the memo and tweeted a screenshot of part of it showing the name of Robin Patterson, the Navy's FOIA Public Liaison. MacFarlane's information requests were mentioned in the memo. The Navy FOIA office confirmed that MacFarlane had, in fact, made the FOIA requests mentioned in...
  • "Disappointed" US: State Dept Spokesperson Tells Chinese Reporter to Go Get a Dictionary (trunc)

    01/01/2014 1:33:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger quoting US State Dept
    Full Title: (OT) Abe's Yasukuni Shrine Visit and the "Disappointed" US: State Dept Spokesperson Tells Chinese Reporter to Go Get a Dictionary and learn the difference between "disappointment", "regret" and "concern". The Chinese reporter's question is quite legitimate, as the words used in diplomatic statements are (or should be) strictly defined and used to convey specific meanings. The US State Department, following the example of the US Embassy in Tokyo, chose the word "disappointed" in their statement regarding Japan's PM Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine on December 26, 2013. But Ms. Harf, deputy spokesperson of the US State Department, told...
  • New York Times Had Reporter 'Talking to the Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre

    12/31/2013 8:11:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 12-31-2013 | Tony Lee
    The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper's Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.
  • 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.
  • Politico reporter defends non-golfing President Obama from Twitter ‘trolls’

    10/07/2013 7:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/7/13 | staff
    Jennifer Epstein ✔ @jeneps hey people/trolls of Twitter: Obama did not leave the White House to play golf this weekend. he spent both days at home. Loyal Twitchy readers likely escaped a rebuke from Politico reporter Jennifer Epstein tonight, who made it clear that President Obama did not golf this weekend despite having an empty schedule. A tweet promoting her Politico article, “Government shutdown, cancelled trip leaves Obama schedule empty,” had plenty thinking the president took the opportunity to hit the links. As Twitchy reported yesterday, the president did not go golfing despite summer-like conditions in and around Washington, nor...
  • Reid clarifies exchange with reporter after conservatives pounce on remark (Video)

    10/02/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought to clarify comments he made in a testy exchange with a reporter on Wednesday, after conservatives pounced on what they portrayed as a serious government shutdown gaffe.
  • AP Reporter Pokes Fun At Kerry

    08/28/2013 6:35:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/13 | staff
    Associated Press reporter Matt Lee poked a little fun at Secretary Kerry's apparent infinite "focus" on major current events of the day during the State Department press briefing on Tuesday. Lee pointed out that, according to the State Department, Secretary Kerry is apparently "fully focused" on the tense situation in Egypt, the hostile Syrian regime, and Israel-Palestine peace talks. "How about the Arctic?" "Whales?" "Botswana?" State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf assured Lee that Secretary Kerry had broad interests "and is able to focus on a number of things at the same time." "He is an extraordinary man," Lee remarked. "You...
  • Sky News Cameraman Killed In Egypt

    08/14/2013 6:28:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8-14-13 | Sky News
    Sky News cameraman Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning. Mick had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem. He was part of our team covering the violence in Cairo. The rest of the team are unhurt.
  • Republican report concludes Holder misled Congress on reporter targeting

    07/31/2013 3:10:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    fox ^ | 7/31/13 | fox
    House Republicans, in a lengthy report on the Justice Department's leak investigations, formally accused Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress with "deceptive" testimony that he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. The 70-page report was released late Wednesday by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. To coincide with the release, lawmakers also wrote a letter to President Obama calling for a "change in leadership" at the Justice Department. "The deceptive and misleading testimony of Attorney General Holder is unfortunately just the most recent example in a long list of scandals that have plagued the Department," House...
  • Reporter who said Romney’s happy with ‘black people drowning’ named producer of ‘Crossfire’

    07/29/2013 10:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    In an announcement on his Twitter account, CNN political director Mark Preston announced former Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian would be named the supervising producer for the reincarnation of CNN’s “Crossfire.”
  • Carney to Reporter: 'Read the Federal Register, I Know That'd Be a Lot to Ask'

    07/10/2013 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    White House spokesman Jay Carney told a Fox News reporter to "read the Federal Register" in response to whether the president had the authority to change parts of the Obamacare law: "The ability to postpone the deadline is clear," said Carney. "I invite you to read the Federal Register," he said. "I know that'd be a lot to ask." "You'll have to ask me?" the reporter said. "Yes," said Carney, smirking. "Exactly."
  • Famed Non-Automotive Journalist Michael Hastings Turns A C250 Into A “Bomb”

    06/19/2013 4:04:13 PM PDT · by jjotto · 76 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Baruth
    The writing-about-writing crowd is abuzz with discussion about the rather unusual death of Buzzfeed/RollingStone/Gawker writer Michael Hastings. Mr. Hastings, whose name is never mentioned in the press without the immediate mention that he was “the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal”, died in a single-car accident in Los Angeles yesterday morning. This in and of itself is not unusual, but the circumstances of the crash and its aftermath won’t do anything to quiet the conspiracy theorists who are already claiming that the military-industrial complex found a way to cap the guy. The definitive video...
  • Michael Hastings Dead At 33

    06/19/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 38 replies
    L A Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | joseph serna
    Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings. The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which said he died in a Los Angeles car accident. But the Los Angeles County coroner's office had yet to determine Wednesday whether a body recovered from a fiery car crash was that of Hastings. The body was “unrecognizable” and badly charred, police told the Los Angeles Times. The body is identified only as "John Doe 117.”
  • Reporter Apologizes For Originally Identifying London Stabber As Having ‘Muslim Appearance’

    05/27/2013 6:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    BBC News political editor Nick Robinson apologized last week for originally identifying the London stabbing as having a “Muslim appearance” based on quotes given to him by law enforcement. Appearing on the News at Six the day of the Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him the perpetrator was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” The report apparently generated controversy, especially within the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, who felt the comment represented an unfair “racist generalization.” Several days later, Robinson took to the BBC website...
  • Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says

    05/23/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/23/13 | Michael Isikoff
    Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
  • Justice Department affidavit labels Fox News journalist as possible ‘co-conspirator’

    05/20/2013 1:46:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-20-2013 | FoxNews.com
    A Fox News correspondent was accused in a Justice Department affidavit of being a possible criminal "co-conspirator" for his alleged role in publishing sensitive security information -- in a leak case that takes the highly unusual step of claiming a journalist broke the law. According to court documents, the Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about Fox News' James Rosen's conversations and visits to the State Department. This included a search warrant for his personal emails. The effort follows that by the department to secretly obtain two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a...
  • Reporter Presses Carney: How Can You Be Sure No One in WH Was Involved in IRS Scandal?

    05/14/2013 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/14/13 | Fox
    In a fiery exchange during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, one reporter pointedly asked Press Secretary Jay Carney how he could be “categorically certain” that no one from the White House was involved in the IRS targeting conservative groups.Carney stumbled when asked whether he was basing his claims on assumptions. “I can tell you that … I am not aware of anyone here knowing about it.”
  • Local NBC Reporter Hilariously Denies Soviet Flags Present At May Day Rally: ‘What Do They

    05/02/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/2/13 | Noah Rothman
    While covering a May Day rally in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday, NBC New York reporter Ida Siegal was cornered and asked if her network planned to show the communist imagery the protesters were displaying. Hilarity ensued when Siegal immediately became defensive, denying she had seen any communist imagery and asking of the “Hammer-and-Sickle” flags: “What do they represent?” “You guys are with channel 4 news,” the videographer noted while addressing Siegal and her production team. “Are you guys going to show any of the people with Hammer and Sickle flags?” “I haven’t seen any of those flags,” Siegal replied...
  • Fox News Reporter Faces Judge Over Refusal to Reveal Sources — Will the First Amendment Win Out?

    04/01/2013 6:53:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    The Blaze/AP ^ | Apr. 1, 2013 4:44pm | Jason Howerton
    UPDATE (AP) — A hearing on whether a reporter should be ordered to testify about how she obtained confidential information in the Colorado theater shooting case is being continued until next week. New York-based Fox News reporter Jana Winter cited anonymous law enforcement officials in reporting that suspect James Holmes had sent a psychiatrist a notebook of drawings that foreshadowed the July 20 attack. Prosecutors and Holmes’ lawyers argued about the issue in court Monday, but the defense wants to again question a detective about whether he might have told someone else about the notebook, who may have then talked...
  • Fox News reporter ordered to return to court over refusal to reveal sources in Colo. shooting case

    04/01/2013 6:41:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Legitimate Government ^ | Last updated: 04/01/2013 20:33:44 | legitgov
    Fox News reporter ordered to return to court over refusal to reveal sources in Colo. shooting case 01 Apr 2013 The FoxNews.com reporter who broke the exclusive story about a notebook that Colorado shooter James Holmes sent to his psychiatrist, then refused to reveal her sources under threat of jail, was ordered to return to the Aurora courtroom April 10, in a case experts say has chilling ramifications for the First Amendment. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour intends to question a detective for a second time about who leaked the notebook, and then could still put veteran reporter Jana...
  • Jay Carney Snaps at NPR Reporter Over Budget Question

    03/11/2013 9:27:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/11/13 | Jason Howerton
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press briefing on Monday snapped at NPR reporter Mara Liasson for asking whether entitlement reforms would be part of President Barack Obama’s official budget. “Mara, the way you phrase that question makes me think that you’re still working on a typewriter or something. It’s available online. The proposal is there,” a frustrated Carney replied. Liasson then reminded Carney that she was asking specifically if it would be in Obama’s budget. Carney refused to answer the question and said he would not “predict the budget.” “I would wait for the budget to come...
  • Obama Asks Reporter For Suggestion On How To Solve His Problems (video)

    03/01/2013 12:24:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/1/13 | goprapidresponse
    Pres. Barack Obama asks reporters for help solving the countries problems during his news conference on the Sequester (March 1, 2013).
  • McCain to reporter: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.’ (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    At a morning press conference that set the standard for today's testy responses, Sen. John McCain was calling for a select committee to investigate failures in the Benghazi attack when he was asked by a reporter whether he thought Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair and resignation might have been a bigger national security threat than the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.His response, with great respect, of course:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Well, I say with great respect, that’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. Okay? There’s four dead Americans. Four dead Americans. Not a socialite. I’m answering...
  • Diane Sawyer Encourages Reporter To Stay In City That Might Explode

    11/03/2012 9:11:17 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-30-2012 | Diane Sawyer
    At six minutes and 30 seconds…
  • France 24 TV: Cairo reporter 'savagely attacked'

    10/20/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    AP ^ | October 20, 2012 | JAMEY KEATEN
    PARIS (AP) — A correspondent for France 24 TV was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said Saturday. It was the latest case of violence against women at the epicenter of Egypt's restive protests. The news channel said in a statement that Sonia Dridi was attacked around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a live broadcast on a protest at the square and was later rescued by a colleague and other witnesses. France 24 did not give further details about the attack, but it said its employees were safe and sound, though "extremely shocked,"...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Paul Ryan to reporter: Don’t stuff words into my mouth (Watch Video)

    10/09/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just remember: there's no such thing as media bias. Reporter Terry Camp got a rebuke from Paul Ryan at the end of this interview for the ABC affiliate in Detroit, when Camp asked a "weird" question of Ryan at the end of a string of queries on gun violence. After Ryan talked about the need for communities and groups within them to create moral structures and education and for government to push pro-growth policies to create jobs and opportunities in the inner cities, Camp tried tossing in a gotcha question --- and got rebuked by Ryan as the interview ended:...
  • DWS: ‘I Will Definitely Not’ Apologize to Reporter Klein

    09/05/2012 6:36:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/5/12 | Adam Kredo
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening that she will not be apologizing to Washington Examiner reporter Philip Klein after she falsely accused him of “deliberately misquoting” her. “No, I definitely will not” offer Klein an apology, Wasserman Schultz said with a slight laugh as she was exiting an event meant to honor Center For American Progress founder John Podesta. Asked if she had a message for Klein, Wasserman Schultz bristled. “I don’t,” she said. Klein caught Wasserman Schultz in a lie yesterday after she falsely claimed that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren had chastised...
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Reporter Crushes Jay Carney Over Obama Tax Trick

    07/10/2012 10:01:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/12 | staff
    Yesterday’s WH Press briefing… NORAH O’DONNELL: On that very point that it’s been the president’s position all along, in Dec. 2010, when he advocated an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts including those for the wealthiest Americans, he argued that raising taxes would be a “blow to our economy.” So what’s different now from then? CARNEY: The president’s position has always been that we should permanently extend the tax cuts for middle-class Americans and that we should no longer extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. At the time, from the question, there was a package of...
  • Hilarious moment cat jumped on TV news reporter during live broadcast

    07/07/2012 10:01:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-7-12 | Christine Snow
    A cat spooked a television reporter when it jumped on the woman's back as she did a live shot in front of a camera for a local newscast. Nicole DiDonato, a morning reporter for Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, did a live report on Thursday about the day's happenings following the Fourth of July when a gray cat sneaked up from behind and jumped on the journalist's shoulder. Ms DiDonato continued to finish her report before she broke out into laughter as the cat remained on her left shoulder the entire time. Video at source. Cat episode starts at...
  • Ousted Politico reporter technically still employed with company while seeking new job

    07/05/2012 10:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/5/12 | Alex Pappas
    Politico says White House correspondent Joe Williams is on his way out the door. But the reporter who found himself ousted from his job — after making a penis joke about the Romneys, accusing his own publication of “blatant racism” and saying the Republican nominee for president is much more comfortable around “white folks” — isn’t technically gone yet. In fact, Williams — who pleaded guilty in May to assaulting his ex-wife — is still employed with the company and is still using his company email.
  • Suspended reporter tweeted: Racism ‘secret sauce in the Politico sh*tburger’

    06/25/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/12 | David Martosko
    Joe Williams, the White House correspondent whom Politico suspended last week after he made racially insensitive remarks about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, tweeted about his employer on the evening of March 30 that “what’s most irritating is the overlay of blatant racism. that’s the secret sauce in the Politico sh**burger.” The Daily Caller has obtained an archive covering several months of Williams’ Twitter activity. In a tweet nine minutes before that comment, Williams wrote that “we’re supposed to be about justice and the truth, but we’re mostly about posturing, arcane rules and CYA [Cover Your Ass]. annoying.”
  • Mexico: Crime Reporter Is Killed

    06/17/2012 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2012
    Assailants kidnapped and killed a reporter who covered crime news in Veracruz State, officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on journalists in a relentless drug war across the country. The reporter, Víctor Báez, who worked for the Mexican daily newspaper Milenio, was abducted as he was leaving his office in the town of Xalapa late Wednesday. The police found his body on Thursday morning in the city center, said Gina Domínguez, a spokeswoman for the Veracruz State government. Several journalists have left Veracruz State in recent months, fearing for their lives, but Mr. Báez had insisted...
  • 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.
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • CBS reporter to Carney: President ‘made a mistake and you can’t admit it’

    04/05/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/12 | staff
    CBS News reporter Bill Plante challenged White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s statement Monday that for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act would be an “extraordinary, unprecedented step,” during a Thursday press briefing. BILL PLANTE: What he said on Monday was an obvious misspoken moment because he talked about the court not being in a position to overturn an of Congress— JAY CARNEY: Bill— PLANTE: You’re standing up there twisting yourself in knots, because he made a mistake and you can’t admit it. CARNEY: No, no, Bill, I am acknowledging that—you’re sharing in the...
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Berkeley Police Visit Reporter Over OWS Story

    03/16/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Warner Todd Huston
    If police chiefs send armed officers to a journalist's door because he didn't like what was written abut him, would you feel just a tad uncomfortable as an American at the audacity? This is no academic discussion because it really happened. Not in what liberals may claim is the dangerous, intolerant south but instead in the heart of liberal land itself, Berkeley, California. Worse, one of the reasons this whole situation arose is because police were too distracted by an Occupy Berkeley protest to respond to an incident that ended up in the murder of a 67-year-old resident. But first,...