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  • Did Google News tamper with AP headline about Sarah Palin book tour?

    11/18/2009 9:17:37 PM PST · by Zeppo · 40 replies · 2,480+ views
    Google News ^ | November 18, 2009 | Associated Press
    Sorry if this is considered to be a "duplicate post", but this is outrageous enough to have its own thread. The AP article at is titled "Thousands cheer Palin in Mich. for book tour".Essentially the same AP article is hosted at google news with the headline "Hundreds cheer Palin in Mich. for book tour".Screen shots to preserve it in case it gets mysteriously "corrected":
  • Audi buys out Inauguration Day news coverage, touches the third rail of politics

    01/18/2009 6:26:29 PM PST · by Zeppo · 17 replies · 954+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | John Matras
    In what some might consider an “audacious” move, Audi of America has bought the inauguration of the next president of the United States. And that’s not hyperbole.In a move that is likely to offend many, Audi has purchased exclusive sponsorship of the streaming broadcasts on four major news websites,,, and Audi notes that this is “the first time a sponsor has brought’s live stream of the presidential inauguration speech to viewers commercial free and the first time will have an exclusive sponsor of the speech online.”. . .According to Johan de Nysschen, president of...
  • New Courier editor takes the reigns

    07/26/2008 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Zeppo · 12 replies · 175+ views
    The Easton Courier ^ | July 25, 2008 | Julie Weisberg
    New Courier editor takes the reignsWritten by Julie Weisberg Friday, July 25, 2008 Easton’s only local paper has a new editor. Julie Weisberg has taken The Courier’s editorial reigns after the paper’s previous editor, Maggie Caldwell, left her position to take time off from work to travel. Weisberg, who assumed her new post last Thursday, said she is not only excited about the opportunity to cover Easton, but also about her first chance to sit in the editor’s chair. “I have already had an opportunity to speak and meet with many members of the community over the last several days,...
  • Dan Rather: Journalism has 'lost its guts'

    03/12/2007 8:47:26 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 41 replies · 1,745+ views
    CNET ^ | 3/12/2007 | Daniel Terdiman
    AUSTIN, TEXAS--To longtime CBS broadcaster Dan Rather, American journalism in recent years "has in some ways lost its guts." During his hour-long keynote address at South by Southwest Interactive, Rather opined at length on the state his profession, in which too many journalists have become lapdogs to power, rather than watchdogs, he said. "I do not exclude myself from this criticism...By and large, so many journalists--there are notable exceptions--have adopted the go-along-to-get-along (attitude)," he said. So, because of this "access game," journalism has degenerated into a "very perilous state," he said in response to a question from his on-stage interviewer,...
  • Valerie Plame To Attend White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/19/2006 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 35 replies · 4,110+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | April 19, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Will Valerie Plame be the talk of this year's White House Correspondents Dinner? E&P has confirmed that she is slated to attend this year's gala, along with her husband Joseph Wilson and several other notable non-journalist guests, such as Alex Trebek and Ben Rothlisberger, according to organizers. As in the past, attendees at the annual black-tie affair, to be held on April 29 this year, often look for a controversial visitor who might spark extended gossip around the open bar. When outsiders such as Donna Rice, Michael Moore, Fawn Hall or Ozzie Osborne were escorted to the gathering,...
  • Lawyer Knew Rove Was a Source, Reporter Says

    12/11/2005 5:27:56 PM PST · by Zeppo · 43 replies · 2,678+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 11, 2005 | David Johnston
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 - A lawyer for Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, learned in the first half of 2004 that Mr. Rove had probably been a source for the magazine's July 2003 article that mentioned the C.I.A. officer who has come to be at the heart of the C.I.A. leak case, a Time reporter wrote today. The Time reporter, Viveca Novak, wrote in a first-person article published on the magazine's Web site that she met with Robert D. Luskin, a lawyer for Mr. Rove, on three occasions in early 2004. She said it was probably during one of...
  • Judith Miller's Farewell

    11/09/2005 9:13:35 PM PST · by Zeppo · 31 replies · 1,278+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2005 | Judith Miller
    On July 6 I chose to go to jail to defend my right as a journalist to protect a confidential source, the same right that enables lawyers to grant confidentiality to their clients, clergy to their parishioners, and physicians and psychotherapists to their patients. Though 49 states have extended this privilege to journalists ... there is no comparable federal law. I chose to go to jail not only to honor my pledge of confidentiality, but also to dramatize the need for such a federal law. After 85 days, more than twice as long as any other American journalist has ever...
  • Times and Reporter Reach Agreement on Her Departure (Judith Miller)

    11/09/2005 1:08:00 PM PST · by Zeppo · 24 replies · 1,231+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2005 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    The New York Times and Judith Miller, a veteran reporter for the paper, reached an agreement today that ends her 28-year career at the newspaper and caps more than two weeks of negotiations. Ms. Miller went to jail this summer rather than reveal a confidential source in the C.I.A. leak case. But her release from jail 85 days later and persistent questions about her actions roiled long-simmering concerns about her in the newsroom. "We are grateful to Judy for her significant personal sacrifice to defend an important journalistic principle," said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times. "I...
  • Clinton aides battle Freeh over '60 minutes' book

    10/08/2005 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 231 replies · 12,814+ views ^ | Oct 8, 2005 | Drudge
    Under strong pressure from former President Bill Clinton's advisers, CBS's ''60 Minutes'' has agreed to read a statement denying an explosive charge being made on Sunday nght's program by former FBI director Louis Freeh, the WASHINGTON POST reports. In the statement, Samuel ``Sandy'' Berger, Clinton's national security adviser, challenges Freeh's assertion that Clinton failed to press Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to cooperate with an investigation of the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in that country, and used the occasion to ask for a contribution to his presidential library. The Saudis made such a donation last year _ six years after...
  • 'Boiling Point': Who's to Blame for Global Warming? (major barf alert)

    08/15/2004 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Zeppo · 49 replies · 1,404+ views
    New York Times Sunday Book Review ^ | August 15, 2004 | Al Gore
    The blend of passionate advocacy and lucid analysis that Ross Gelbspan brings to this, ... is extremely readable because the author's voice is so authentic. ...p> But as he put together the evidence of the global climate crisis ... he found himself pulled inexorably to do more than simply write about it. ... For a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the top of his game, this is a career detour requiring courage I greatly admire. ... In the course of this transformation, Gelbspan has become a different kind of reporter, one who recalls the great reforming journalists of the first decade...
  • Judge Orders Lip Biter to Counseling

    07/20/2004 7:08:39 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2004 | Associated Press
    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- A 28-year-old woman has been ordered to undergo a four-month counseling program in prison for biting off a one-inch chunk of her boyfriend's lip. Yvonne Martin told 6th District Judge Peter McDermott that she has a problem with alcohol and anger management, but wants to be a good mother to her 6-year-old son. The judge suspended a 10-year prison term and retained jurisdiction until Martin completes the counseling program at the women's prison in Pocatello. McDermott will decide after that whether to place her on probation or require her to serve the original prison term. Martin...
  • Saudi police surround house in capital

    06/16/2004 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Zeppo · 61 replies · 549+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2004 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi security forces and police surrounded a house in the capital Wednesday, Saudi security officials said, and intermittent gunfire was heard. Police surrounded the entire district of Al-Badeaa, in southwestern Riyadh, and officers at a checkpoint about a half-mile away diverted traffic to other routes. Gunfire could be heard late into the night and more security forces were seen arriving. The operation came as Saudi Arabia has stepped up the search for the kidnappers of Paul Johnson, an American who was taken hostage Saturday. Witnesses who had been diverted from the area by police speculated...
  • Howard Dean Abandons His Bid for the White House

    02/18/2004 4:40:37 PM PST · by Zeppo · 28 replies · 338+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 18, 2004 | KIRK SEMPLE and JODI WILGOREN
    Howard Dean said today that he was abandoning his bid for the White House but would remain a presence on the political landscape to challenge the Republicans and continue to foster the grass-roots Democratic political activity that his campaign inspired. "I am no longer actively pursuing the presidency," Dr. Dean said in a televised speech from Burlington, Vt., where he had returned after finishing a distant third in the Wisconsin Democratic primary on Tuesday. "We will, however, continue to build a new organization using our enormous grass-roots network to continue the effort to transform the Democratic Party and to change...
  • U.N. Criticizes Way Food Aid Is Distributed in Iraq (Barf Alert)

    03/30/2003 7:51:54 AM PST · by Zeppo · 10 replies · 161+ views
    New York Times Online/Reuters ^ | March 30, 2003 | Reuters
    Filed at 8:12 a.m. ET AMMAN (Reuters) - U.N. and other relief agencies on Sunday criticized the way food was being distributed under U.S. and British forces' supervision in southern Iraq in which strong Iraqis grabbed food at the expense of the weak. Over the past few days, hundreds of Iraqis have been shown on television scrambling near Basra for boxes of food aid, sent from Kuwait, while troops tried to control them. ``We want to see aid delivered to the most needy in a way that has human dignity and we don't think that only the strongest should get...