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  • European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims

    11/18/2016 2:40:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 18/11/16 | Yves Mamou
    According the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) -- part of the Council of Europe -- the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said: some traditional media, particularly tabloids... are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled "Rescue boats? I'd use gunships to stop migrants", in which the columnist likened migrants to "cockroaches"... The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such as...
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • Obama grants interview to China state-run media

    11/11/2014 12:55:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama plans to discuss differences with Chinese President Xi Jinping directly and candidly, he said in a written interview with Chinas state-run Xinhua news agency. Obama regularly conducts such written interviews with prominent news organizations in the countries where he travels, but the decision to talk to an organ of the Chinese government could raise eyebrows amid continuing concerns over Beijings human rights record. At a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday, Obama said he continued to have concerns about Chinas actions. There are certain things that the United States believes. We believe in freedom...
  • FCC backs off newsroom survey plan

    02/21/2014 1:49:14 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive. FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics that some of the study's proposed questions for reporters and news directors "overstepped the bounds of what is required."
  • Republicans, Stop It Now!

    02/21/2014 7:41:06 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | Originalbuckeye
    Republican legislators, stop this Fed takeover of the newsrooms in it's tracks! They already control around 95% of Big Media. We are hedging toward 100% Pravda reporting! STOP BEING WIMPS!!
  • Is Obama trying to kill a free press?

    02/21/2014 7:38:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Jay Sekulow/
    The FCC is launching a new study, taking upon itself the task of deciding what news the public needs to hear, versus the news the public wants to hear. The agency will conduct a General Population Survey that will measure community members actual and perceived critical information needs. Got that? What you think (perceive) you need to know is different from what the government says you need to know. Next, the FCC will send monitors to newsrooms across the country who will ask questions regarding the philosophy of the newsroom, inquire about possible conflicts between reporters and their bosses, and...
  • FCC Agency study could stifle freedom of the press, says FCC official

    02/20/2014 7:30:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | FoxNews
    An Obama administration plan that would get researchers into newsrooms across the country is sparking concern among congressional Republicans and conservative groups. The purpose of the proposed Federal Communications Commission study is to identify and understand the critical information needs of the American public, with special emphasis on vulnerable-disadvantaged populations, according to the agency. However, one agency commissioner, Ajit Pai, said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece Wednesday that the May 2013 proposal would allow researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. He also said he feared the study might...
  • Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action

    10/25/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Departments Federal Air Marshal Service. Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homelands Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6. The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at the Times...
  • Most aggressive since Nixon: Report details Obamas assault on free press

    10/11/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    A brutal report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) blasted the Obama administration, calling the White Houses efforts to control information the harshest since the Nixon administration. The report is something of a first for CPJ, which typically focuses on oppressed journalists in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Written by Leonard Downie Jr., the former editor of The Washington Post, the report contradicts the Obama administrations insistence that it is the most transparent administration in history. The administrations war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive Ive seen since the Nixon administration, he...
  • FREEPER Bill Spadea, anchor of new FOX "Chasing NJ" show, under attack by democrat to pull license.

    07/09/2013 7:35:13 AM PDT · by mick · 6 replies
    The Record ^ | July 8, 2013 | HERB JACKSON
    Citing what he called more than a decade of declining commitment to New Jersey, a congressman who is running for U.S. Senate called Monday for the states only commercial television station to have its license revoked because it abruptly canceled its nightly newscast last week. Now WWOR has pulled the plug on the only newscast the station had left, Rep. Frank Pallone said in a letter Monday to Mignon Clyburn, the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. This action deserves immediate enforcement by your agency. Pallone, a Monmouth County Democrat, is vying in a special primary for the nomination...
  • Abusing Due Process

    03/11/2013 6:19:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Totalitarianism is brewing in the heartland. An Indiana inmate is now serving two years for voicing his online opinions against a judge who took away his child-custody rights during a divorce case. I know the custody case pretty well having written about it in 2009. But I'm convinced that the free speech case that is brewing in its aftermath heaps an even greater injustice upon an existing one. And I'm convinced it is showing the darker side of a dangerous man who needs to be stopped. Dan Brewington is justifiably angry because James Humphrey took his kids away from...
  • Freedom of the Press-Control

    02/10/2013 7:35:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that he was a teleologist. A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has an essential purpose that makes it the kind of thing that it is. This is what most people held up until the advent of modern science. An astute student then attempted to tie Aristotles analysis into the current debate over the Second Amendment. He observed that those who favor ever more oppressive restrictions on the Second Amendmentthe proponents of gun controlsound very much like teleologists when it comes to guns....
  • Clinton troubled by Turkey journalist arrests

    07/16/2011 9:03:55 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    -excerpt- "I do not think it is necessary or in Turkey's interests to be cracking down," Clinton said, adding that Turkey's institutions could withstand the scrutiny and debate that a free press brings. "It seems to me inconsistent with all the other advances Turkey has made."
  • Iran, Cuba force out the most journalists: survey

    06/21/2011 10:42:57 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | June 21, 2011
    Iran and Cuba together have forced more journalists into exile over the past year than all other countries combined, a survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. "Nearly 70 journalists were forced into exile over the past 12 months, with more than half coming from Iran and Cuba, two of the world's most repressive nations," the report said. "Iran, which has waged a massive, two-year-long crackdown on the independent press, and Cuba, which freed journalists from prison only to force them to leave their homeland, each sent 18 journalists into exile," it said. The survey said most --...
  • Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?

    09/28/2010 11:05:59 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 30 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 28, 2010 | David Zurawik
    Last year at this time, President Obama and his top White House advisers were about to launch a disastrous campaign against Fox News. I say disastrous because the acting communications director, Anita Dunn, who sounded the call to arms on Howard Kurtz's "Reliable Sources" show would resign within weeks, and the president and his innermost circle after going on every major non-Fox news show to attack the highest-rated cable news channel as "not really being a news channel," were in full retreat.
  • White House rips Forbes article

    09/16/2010 11:13:52 AM PDT · by DFG · 100 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/16/10 | Howard Kurtz
    Dinesh D'Souza has drawn a torrent of criticism with a Forbes cover story that accuses President Obama of adopting "the cause of anti-colonialism" from his Kenyan father. But while most detractors focus on the author--and Newt Gingrich, who embraced the critique--the White House is aiming its ammunition at the business magazine. "It's a stunning thing, to see a publication you would see in a dentist's office, so lacking in truth and fact," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says in an interview. "I think it represents a new low."
  • Mark Steyn: Obama's lazy tribute to Daniel Pearl

    05/21/2010 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,776+ views
    oc register ^ | 5/21/10 | Mark Steyn
    Barack Obama's remarkable powers of oratory are well known: In support of Chicago's Olympic bid, he flew into Copenhagen to give a heartwarming speech about himself, and they gave the games to Rio. He flew into Boston to support Martha Coakley's bid for the U.S. Senate, and Massachusetts voters gave Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican. In the first year of his presidency, he gave a gazillion speeches on health care "reform" and drove support for his proposals to basement level, leaving Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to ram it down the throats of the American people through sheer parliamentary...
  • Gunmen pepper Mexico TV station, but no one hurt

    05/18/2010 9:32:10 AM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 398+ views
    AP ^ | May 17, 2010 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, AP
    MEXICO CITY Attackers fired more than 100 bullets and threw at least three grenades at a television station in Mexico's western state of Nayarit before dawn Monday, causing damage but no injuries, a company spokesman said. Enrique Berumen, a spokesman for Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa, said the raid on its XHKG channel in Nayarit was the eighth attack on one of the company's facilities in recent years. Investigators found 102 spent cartridges from high-powered rifles as well as pieces of an exploded grenade and two grenades that didn't go off. In January 2009, a Televisa station in the northern...
  • MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act'

    05/16/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 99 replies · 4,432+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5-16-10 | Breaking on Drudge
    MONDAY: President will sign 'Freedom of Press Act' in Oval Office. The signing will be pooled press... Developing...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...