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  • As Massachusetts Goes, So Could Go Nation

    01/21/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-10 | Joan Vennochi
    A CHARISMATIC Democrat emerges out of nowhere to become chief executive. Democrats rule the House and Senate. They push an unpopular agenda. This is the Massachusetts story behind the stunning story of Scott Brown’s victory, and it is a microcosm of Washington. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick won election by promising hope, change and a different kind of politics. Barack Obama ran on the same promise. Now, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are pushing an agenda that infuriates voters. Martha Coakley ran a poor campaign for US Senate. The tepid prosecutor lost her case to a slick politician....
  • Swept off our feet (Scott Brown)

    01/20/2010 9:38:10 AM PST · by La Lydia · 33 replies · 1,786+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 20, 2010 | Brian McGrory
    I’m going to need some Advil and a cold compress, please. I’m the Massachusetts Electorate, and I have what is bar none the absolute worst hangover of my entire voting life...Think, Electorate, think. What did I do? This much I’m starting to remember. Martha and I walked into the party and everything seemed to be going fine. She wasn’t talking much, but she never really does, and she wasn’t exactly pushing me to bare my soul, either... And now I’m vaguely recalling that stranger across the room, the one in the barn jacket who kept smiling at me and seemed...
  • Shocker: Boston Globe misrepresents Brown statement on Tea Parties

    01/14/2010 10:57:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 1,085+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12:55 pm on January 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Give Greg Sargent credit over at the Plum Line blog for a good catch here.  Read the following exchange, for which Sargent will have audio shortly, and see what it means to you: QUESTION: “Scott, what do you think about the Tea Party movement and what they are trying to do?”SCOTT BROWN: “I am not quite sure what you are talking about, what are they trying to do?”QUESTION: “The anti-smaller government, sort of anti-establishment organization that is trying to take over the country.”SCOTT BROWN: “Taking over the country. I think that is a little bit of an exaggeration.”QUESTION: “Well, they...
  • Former NYT Managing Editor Bites Paper From the Grave

    01/14/2010 6:48:26 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 1 replies · 372+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 14, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Former New York Times managing editor Gerald Boyd who died three years ago from cancer takes a swipe at his former employer on the Jayson Blair scandal in a new book that is set to be released on Feb. 1. From The New York Observer In two weeks, a memoir by Gerald Boyd, the former managing editor of The New York Times who was forced out of the paper along with executive editor Howell Raines in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, will be published by the small, Chicago-based publisher Lawrence Hill Books. Boyd died three years ago from...
  • Globe endorsement: Martha Coakley for Senate (SHOCKER!!!)

    01/13/2010 3:07:47 PM PST · by maggief · 11 replies · 916+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 13, 2010
    People in Massachusetts are understandably frustrated. Next week's special election comes in the midst of a too-long Senate debate on health care, showcasing much of what is offensive about the rules of the Senate. The fact that a final bill hasn't even emerged has left many people ready to toss away the whole thing. Stir in the anxiety that comes with a still-faltering economy, and voters are angry.
  • Jayson Blair: Offering His Views On Making Up News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/06/2009 4:56:16 AM PST · by abb · 26 replies · 828+ views
    NPR ^ | November 6, 2009 | David Folkenflik
    The historic campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has offered instruction in journalism for well over a century — but probably never quite like this. On Friday, the twice-yearly Washington and Lee Journalism Ethics Institute will hear from its latest keynote speaker: Jayson Blair, the former New York Times reporter who triggered the greatest scandal in the newspaper's history. "Getting Jayson Blair obviously was a departure," says Edward Wasserman, the Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee. Indeed. The keynote address is typically reserved for people like Lowell Bergman or Toni Locy, journalists who withstood...
  • Former NY Times Reporter Jayson Blair to Address W&L Journalism Ethics Institute

    10/27/2009 11:31:22 AM PDT · by abb · 39 replies · 1,887+ views
    Rockbridge Weekly ^ | October | Staff
    Jayson Blair, who was at the center of a major journalism scandal as a New York Times reporter in 2003, will be the featured speaker at Washington and Lee University’s 48th Journalism Ethics Institute on Friday, Nov. 6. The title of Blair’s talk is “Lessons Learned.” The public is invited to the presentation at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. Blair resigned from the Times after an investigation found that he had plagiarized and fabricated major portions of stories that he had written during four years with the Times. Some of the stories that he covered in this manner...
  • Ex (NYT) reporter Jayson Blair now working as life coach (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/20/2009 4:36:18 AM PDT · by abb · 50 replies · 2,918+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Matthew Barakat
    Jayson Blair knows his new profession — life coach — smacks some people in the face like a bad punchline. "People say, 'Wait a minute. You're a life coach?' That makes no sense,'" says Blair, the ex-journalist best known for foisting plagiarism and fabrications into the pages of The New York Times. "Then they think about my life experiences and what I've been through and they say 'Wait a minute. It does make sense.'" Blair, 33, resigned from the Times in 2003, leaving a journalistic scandal in his wake. The resulting furor led the paper's top two newsroom executives to...
  • NY Times publishes fake letter from Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë criticising Kennedy

    12/22/2008 5:27:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 437+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/22/2008
    The New York Times was forced to apologise on Monday after it published a fake letter, purportedly from the mayor of Paris, criticising Caroline Kennedy's bid for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat as "not very democratic". "What title has Ms Kennedy to pretend to Hillary Clinton's seat?" the letter in Monday's edition of the newspaper said. "We French can only see a dynastic move of the vanishing Kennedy clan in the very country of the Bill of Rights. It is both surprising and appalling." In an note from the editor posted Monday on its website, the newspaper said the letter signed...
  • Plagiarist reporter back in business

    12/10/2006 7:51:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 514+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2006 | Jessica Heslam
    After a humiliating plagiarism scandal that rocked the New York Times [NYT], Jayson Blair is quietly resurrecting his journalism career by writing about the very subject he says brought him down: Bipolar disorder. Blair, 30, has been lending his expertise to 3-year-old bp (bipolar) magazine. He wrote a first-person piece about bipolar disorder and the role it played in his downfall that bp magazine ran last year.
  • Rick Kaplan Resigns (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/07/2006 1:56:16 PM PDT · by abb · 104 replies · 1,958+ views
    TVNewser ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    Wednesday, Jun 07 Rick Kaplan Resigns: "He Has Led MSNBC Through A Period Of Impressive Growth" "I want to thank Rick for his service to MSNBC," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a message to MSNBC employees at 4pm. "Over the last two and a half years, Rick has been a tireless champion for the network and all the hard work you do each and every day. He has led MSNBC through a period of impressive growth especially in primetime. You, the staff at MSNBC, are enormously dedicated and have built a rock-solid foundation for our future growth. MSNBC...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...

    04/27/2006 3:11:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 74 replies · 1,605+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 27, 2006 | JANET WHITMAN
    Facing shareholder dissent and getting flak for bloated executive pay deals, The New York Times is frantically searching for crisis p.r. experts as the company gears up for a public battle over the future of the newspaper giant. Chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. and other top management have been criticized for putting off the concerns of Morgan Stanley portfolio manager Hassan Elmasry and for a share price that's plummeted 50 percent since 2002. Soon after Morgan's attack last week on The Times, the publisher's spokeswoman, Catherine Mathis, was phoning Knight Ridder spokesman Polk Laffoon seeking advice, sources familiar with the...
  • Ex-New York Times Editor Writes On Getting Fired In Memoir (Howell Raines, Man of Class)

    04/13/2006 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 32 replies · 869+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2006
    Ex-New York Times Editor Writes On Getting Fired In Memoir POSTED: 7:21 pm EDT April 13, 2006 UPDATED: 7:49 pm EDT April 13, 2006 NEW YORK -- Howell Raines, the former executive editor of The New York Times, warns at the beginning of his new memoir that the book is about sport fishing and the "unpredictability of luck," not the episode that led to his firing: the Jayson Blair scandal. Blair was the young Times reporter revealed in 2003 to have fabricated or plagiarized parts of several articles. Raines lost his job over the incident, in part because the paper...
  • PINCH GRILLED BY TIMES STAFFERS (gets chilly reception at annual state-of-the-Times address)

    03/08/2006 3:24:42 AM PST · by Liz · 58 replies · 1,625+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 8, 2006 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. apparently was given quite a chilly reception in his annual state-of-the-Times address..... Newspaper Guild members have already had to give up their raises for the year to rescue their embattled healthcare coverage, and 500 employees are losing their jobs. Floyd Norris, a business columnist, was said.... to be particularly intense in grilling Sulzberger on why (Pinch) would not give back his hefty million-dollar bonus this year to save jobs. "He kept ducking [the question]," ......"It was lame, lame, lame."
  • Hard Times (at the Old Gray Hag)

    01/04/2006 5:35:40 PM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,265+ views ^ | 1/4/06 | staff
    Media: The New York Times is under fire from the left and right over the handling of its wiretapping story. But that's just the latest in a pattern of embarrassing mistakes and misdeeds by the "paper of record." It's been all the blues that's fit to print for The New York Times reporters, editors and brass lately. The memory of the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal was just fading when veteran Washington reporter Judith Miller was jailed for 85 days for protecting a source — then promptly shown the door amid suggestions of receiving more than leaks from her contacts. It...
  • Beware the host of babbling bloggers

    12/31/2005 6:38:42 AM PST · by Loyal Buckeye · 91 replies · 1,498+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 29, 2005 | Kathleen Parker
    Of all the stories leading America’s annual greatest-hits list, the one that subsumes the rest is the evolution of information in the Age of Blogging. Not since the birth of the printing press have our lives been so dramatically affected by the way we create and consume information. What is wonderful and miraculous about the Internet needs little elaboration. We all marvel at the ease with which we can access information, whether reading government documents previously available only to a few, or tracking down old friends and new enemies. It is this latter – our new enemies – that interests...
  • Life is Never Easy, Even When You're Doing Well

    11/04/2005 11:21:50 AM PST · by Cicero · 8 replies · 527+ views
    The Trump Blog ^ | 10/28/05 | Donald Trump
    Life is Never Easy, Even When You're Doing Well Posted: 10/28/2005 9:37:00 AM by Donald J. TrumpChairman, Trump University I talked about this earlier in the week on my daily radio show, but I have more to say. Someone just wrote a book about me. It's the biggest pile of garbage I've ever seen, written by a highly questionable and, some people say, disgraced reporter named Tim O'Brien. I looked up O'Brien on the Internet and found stories comparing him to Jayson Blair. Blair was The New York Times' infamous reporter, who was fired in shame after he was found...
  • TIMES UP FOR FREE COLUMNS ON PAPER'S WEB SITE (NY Times Charging $49.95/year, Drudge to yank links)

    09/14/2005 5:16:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies · 1,887+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/14/05 | KEITH J. KELLY
    The New York Times, which had been operating an all-free Web site,, will begin charging a fee for access to its major columnists under a new program called Times Select. Starting Sept. 19, the New York Times will charge $49.95 a year for online users to access 22 columnists including Tom Friedman, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, Nicholas Kristof and Frank Rich. -snip- Cybergossip Matt Drudge is threatening to boot the Times columnists. "I will yank the Times scribes if I can't find other outlets that are planning to carry them," threatened Drudge. "The Internet is...
  • Should Conservatives Give The New York Times a Break?

    08/06/2005 2:11:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 125 replies · 2,359+ views ^ | 8/6/05 | Mark Tapscott
    Thanks to a virtual blackout by his fellow editors elsewhere in the media, odds are good that you haven’t heard or read that Executive Editor Bill Keller of The New York Times recently capitulated in the debate over bias in America’s newspaper of record. Keller’s capitulation came in a lengthy memo he distributed in the Times’ newsroom in May as a response to an updating of a massive report by a committee appointed in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal to recommend measures to restore the gray lady’s credibility. In a section of the memo headed “The News/Opinion Divide,”...