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  • Journalism and Objectivity

    11/16/2009 7:49:48 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 91 replies · 729+ views
    Vanity | 11/16/2009 | Vanity
    "What they do is their business," Dobbs said yesterday. "I tried to accommodate them as best I could, but I've said for many years now that neutrality is not part of my being." [CNN boss Jonathan] Klein long believed Dobbs was at odds with CNN's desire to position itself as an opinion-free, middle-of-the-road alternative to its cable news rivals -- conservative Fox News and liberal MSNBC. Dobbs got $8M to quit Ny Post ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN A man once, upon learning that I'm conservative, said "You probably think that journalism isn't objective." I was...
  • Call-In Show ::: Hey cr(AP) Fact Check This / Unspun with AnnaZ / 11/20/09-3pmE or Podcast

    11/20/2009 10:10:21 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 22 replies · 525+ views
    Where to begin, where to begin... 11 fact checkers for Sarah Palin's book... and Al Gore still runs around free from any truth-testing. Topix ::: GoreBull warming : Scandal, Thy Name Is Palin : California Screaming ...and your calls! Live at 3pmE/2pmTX/NoonPCall-in number: 1-347-327-9710 Missed it live? Listen here, or download for free from iTunes.
  • The AP's Palin panic

    11/20/2009 2:06:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 53 replies · 2,788+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2009 | Editorial
    Sarah Palin -- the Associated Press wants folks to believe -- is so pat ently unqualified as a political leader that no one, absolutely no one, could possibly take her seriously. Except, it seems, the Associated Press. Indeed, the latest example -- in which the AP sent 11 (count 'em: 11) reporters to "fact-check" Palin's new book, "Going Rogue" -- suggests that the agency is pathologically obsessed with the former Alaska governor and '08 GOP veep candidate. Gee, what on earth are they afraid of? AP didn't send 11 reporters to fact-check President Obama's two books (it didn't bother to...
  • AFP: 'Dozens' of layoffs at Associated Press: Guild

    11/17/2009 4:06:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US news agency the Associated Press (AP) laid off dozens of employees on Tuesday as part of a plan to reduce its global payroll by 10 percent this year, a union statement said. The News Media Guild, which covers some 1,300 AP editorial and technology unit staffers in the United States, said it did not have an exact number of layoffs because management had not yet formally notified it of the move. The Guild said it had been informed by members of more than 38 layoffs affecting Guild-covered managers, reporters, editors, photographers, and editorial assistants. It...
  • AP Layoffs Coming Down Today? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/17/2009 10:01:14 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies · 1,095+ views
    Gawker ^ | November 17, 2009 | Hamilton Nolan
    Last month we heard that the AP might need to make hundreds of layoffs before the end of the year. Some of those layoffs, we hear, could be coming today. A tipster tells us that the word amongst AP union members is that today could be the day for "70 or 80" layoffs. The rumors say that the layoffs will be spread across the company nationally. Although—ominously—we hear that New York staffers have been summoned to an "important meeting" this afternoon. We'll update if we learn more. In the meantime, if you have more details, email us. UPDATE: Another reporter...
  • The Most Dishonorable News Organization: The Associated Press (E-Mails Included)

    11/16/2009 6:48:56 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 6 replies · 781+ views
    The AP
    I included many of The Associated Press E-mails. (1st name initial, last name @ Please e-mail them, not to change their minds, to give them hell for spreading lies, endangering America & failing to do their jobs. They need to know, because they do not, that the majority of the public finds them disgusting and very evil.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...
  • Palin's way of talkin' dissected, you betcha

    11/15/2009 12:56:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 3,711+ views
    Google News / The Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2009 | Scott Bauer
    When Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage there was a lot of talk about her distinctive way of talkin', you betcha. Heck, she moved to Alaska when she was too young to speak and grew up in the small town of Wasilla, but doggone it, why did she talk like someone from the movie "Fargo"? Three University of Wisconsin-Madison linguists tackled the conundrum in a research article to be published in the Journal of English Linguistics next month. The answer lies in something that happened in the 1930s. During the presidential campaign, almost every aspect of Palin's life,...
  • Sarah Palin: Really? Still Making Things Up?

    11/15/2009 3:14:51 AM PST · by SolidWood · 60 replies · 3,051+ views
    Sarah Palin of Facebook ^ | November 15, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it! I'm most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you,"Thanks for loving America." I'll give you a scoop here and tell you what's on the book's Dedication Page – it's dedicated to you – Patriots – who love the U.S.A. as much as I do. Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released. They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign...
  • Unemployment Rate Jumps to 10.2%; AP Reports 'Economy Is Rebounding'

    11/06/2009 7:22:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 1,018+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The October unemployment rate has just been released and it has jumped to double digits at 10.2%, the worst rate since 1983. Any higher unemployment rate would make this the worst recession since the Great Depression. So how is the Associated Press reporting the growing unemployment numbers? "The economy is rebounding." I kid you not. This AP report by Christopher S. Rugaber was published earlier this morning before the official unemployment rate was released. Notice how AP tries to cushion the blow by speculating that it would probably just rise to 9.9% for October: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy is...
  • Tribune Co. newspapers to go a week without AP

    11/03/2009 12:20:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 949+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/3/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers owned by the Tribune Co. plan to cut back on use of the Associated Press (AP) next week to test whether they can do without content from the US news agency. The Chicago Tribune said the plan to "utilize as little content from the Associated Press as practical" was aimed at determining whether the Tribune Co., which declared bankruptcy in December, can sever ties with the AP. The Chicago-based Tribune Co. has been looking for ways to cut costs and in October 2008 it gave the AP the...
  • Tribune Co. newspapers won't use AP next week

    11/03/2009 7:20:01 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 17 replies · 748+ views
    Breitbart ^ | November 3, 2009 | ap
    Tribune Co., owner of The Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and several other news outlets, will not use most Associated Press content next week to test whether the financially struggling company can do without it, according to a story on the Chicago Tribune's Web site. Tribune said it will use some AP material such as sports statistics and stories it considers vital. The Chicago-based company said it is trying to determine whether severing ties with the news cooperative next fall is a viable option. The company's television stations and newspapers' online editions will not participate in the experiment. Tribune...
  • White House Blasts AP for Story Alleging Gov't Overstated Stimulus Jobs 'by Thousands'

    10/29/2009 2:46:56 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 32 replies · 1,716+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2009 | N/A
    Administration slams what it calls a "misleading" Associated Press story alleging the government significantly overstated the number of jobs created or saved under Obama's $787B stimulus program The Obama administration on Thursday slammed a report from The Associated Press alleging the government had overstated by thousands the number of jobs it has created or saved with federal contracts under President Obama's $787 billion recovery program. The White House seized on an initial report from a government oversight board weeks ago that claimed federal contracts awarded to businesses under the recovery plan already had helped pay for more than 30,000 jobs....
  • Yahoo AP Invents Silent Majority, Rallies for Obamacare

    10/08/2009 5:21:56 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 9 replies · 852+ views
    AP Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 7, 7:05 pm ET | Beth Fouhy, AP, Associated Press
    This is an AP story so I will chop up an excerpted quote. Note that the organizers of this so-called grass-roots phenomenon are handing out copies of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Fired up? ... Obama's grass-roots supporters ... drowned out.... communities ... Obama organizers ... "silent majority," ... a government run plan to compete with private insurers.... opponents of ... health care revamp ... controlled the image war ... rowdy town halls ... Obama supporters ... mobilizing.... erroneous "death panel" accusations.... Organizer Geoff Berman.... Howard Dean.... tea party protests largely organized by FreedomWorks.... Spokesman Adam Brandon said all staffers...
  • Pastor shoots intruder at Detroit church

    10/01/2009 12:10:25 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 25 replies · 1,409+ views
    WNCT ^ | 29 Sep | Not given
    Pastor Lawrence Adams knows how to handle a gun after spending 25 years as a Detroit police officer, many at the department’s training academy. That experience helped Sunday evening when the retired lieutenant was confronted by a burglar at his Detroit church. When the intruder began swinging an object at him, Pastor Adams pulled a handgun and shot the man in the abdomen. Police say the pastor was not injured and is licensed to carry the handgun.
  • Ga. suspect in Ala. deputy death had long record

    09/29/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 528+ views
    The Columbus Ledger Enquirer ^ | 9/28/09 | unknown
    Ga. suspect in Ala. deputy death had long record COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Georgia man had been booked into a jail 16 times in the past 11 years and was on parole from a 2007 felony drug conviction when charged with capital murder in the death of an Alabama deputy last week, the Ledger-Enquirer reported. The Columbus newspaper reported Sunday that Gregory Lance Henderson, 31, had been ordered to serve three years in prison in 2007 but was out on parole after about 15 months when arrested in the death Thursday of Lee County Deputy James Anderson, 39. The Columbus...
  • Sweden launches manhunt after helicopter heist-(great read)

    09/23/2009 4:49:37 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 912+ views
    g ^ | 9/23/09 | g
    With cinematic flourish, the masked robbers dropped from a helicopter onto the roof of a Swedish cash depot before dawn, broke into the building through a glass pyramid, set off explosions to get to the millions inside and escaped by hoisting themselves and their haul back up on rope lines.
  • Palin takes on AP (Dying Marine Photo)

    09/07/2009 12:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 5,117+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2009 | Don Surber
    I feel guilty because originally I supported the decision by the Associated Press to release the photo of the young Marine that was taken as he lay dying. I lost readers over that and I do not blame them. Sarah Palin weighed in on Facebook. "Many of us join Secretary Gates in condemning the Associated Press for its heartless and selfish decision to turn its back on the wishes of a grieving family in order to exploit the tragic death of a true American hero. Lance Corporal Joshua ‘Bernie’ Bernard was a selfless young American who sacrificed everything for our...
  • Huffington Post exploits AP’s dying soldier photo

    09/04/2009 4:52:34 PM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 1,735+ views ^ | September 4, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Huffington Post exploits AP’s dying soldier photo By Michelle Malkin  •  September 4, 2009 05:06 PM What’s more shameless than the Associated Press defying the wishes of a dying soldier’s family and splashing his bloody body all over the wires?Why, the Huffington Post reprinting a massively large version of the image on its front page with an accompanying blog commentary praising the AP photographer’s work as “tasteful” — along with thousands of comments praising the decision and calling for even more bloody US troop photos to be published.***And no, I’m not done with the AP yet. Blogger Ztower points out that...
  • Jews protest Catholic document on evangelization

    08/22/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 1,648+ views
    AP ^ | 08/22/2009
    Major American Jewish groups say their relationship with Roman Catholic leaders is at risk because of a recent statement by U.S. bishops' on salvation and evangelizing. Jewish leaders say that they interpret the bishops' new document as a plan to evangelize Jews during interfaith dialogue. Jews say they can't participate in a dialogue under those conditions. The bishops had issued the declaration in June. They said that the church doesn't evangelize Jews but will invite them to the faith when it's appropriate. The Jewish protest was made Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, and rabbis
  • Assoc. Press Downplays Townhall Anger

    08/19/2009 9:33:32 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 1 replies · 363+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an August 17 piece on former DNC Chair Howard Dean's appearance on a morning news show, the Associated Press did its best to downplay the high passions and anger showed by thousands of average citizens at townhall meetings across the country. Dean was heard insisting that Obama not back down from including the "public option" in any healthcare bill, saying that such a feature is "indispensable" to its success at reforming our healthcare system. After the opening paragraphs, the AP characterized the possible removal of the public option by emphasizing Republicans and downplaying the outrage seen by citizens themselves....