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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,”...
  • New York Times Running Out?

    07/17/2005 4:10:35 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 1 replies · 261+ views
    BizzyBlog ^ | July 17, 2005 | Tom Blumer
    New York Times Running Out?_____________________ NOTE: Most, and perhaps all, NY Times links require registration._____________________ Nadagate seems to have played out, and barring a shock I don't anticipate, has resulted in a big fat nothing. What is Nadagate? It's the name given by a clever writer to the non-scandal about which I refuse to blog in detail. Its main players, whose full names I refuse to type, have the initials KR, JW, VP, JM, and MC. For the blessed among you who have somehow managed not to hear of it, today's Manchester Union Leader's seven-paragraph editorial has all you'll ever...
  • Columnist invents 43 people? (Sacramento Bee can't locate many profiled by Diana Griego Erwin)

    06/27/2005 7:01:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,585+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/27/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A longtime columnist of the Sacramento Bee who resigned amid controversy last month may have invented the existence of 43 people she wrote about over several years, an internal investigation found. The paper announced yesterday it had completed a probe into Diana Griego Erwin's writing, stating: "We have been unable to verify the existence of 43 people she named in her columns. This doesn't prove these people don't exist, but despite extensive research we have been unable to find them." Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez wrote that recent tightening in editorial standards at the paper led to questions about the...
  • Second Amendment Foundation calls for Main Stream Media "Waiting Periods"

    05/17/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT · by Captal de Buch · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | May 16, 2005 | Second Amendment Foundation
    SAF CALLS FOR ‘WAITING PERIODS’ ON PRESS FOLLOWING FATAL NEWSWEEK DEBACLE For Immediate Release: 5/16/2005 BELLEVUE, WA – More than 115 dead or injured, and now a lame “apology” from Newsweek; maybe it is time for the press to accept waiting periods before exercising its First Amendment rights in the same way the press has backed waiting periods on law-abiding Americans before exercising their Second Amendment rights. That’s the observation from the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) now that Newsweek has acknowledged its report about the desecration of the Koran by soldiers at Guantanamo Bay was bogus. “I wonder if Newsweek,...
  • 'Shattered Wing'? Jayson Blair Returns With Bipolar Magazine Column

    04/30/2005 2:57:48 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 24 replies · 541+ views
    Folio Magazine ^ | April 28, 2005 | Dylan Stableford
    Jayson Blair, the disgraced New York Times reporter implicated in a plagiarism scandal the paper called a “low point" in its 152-year history, has turned up with a first-person column in the spring issue of bp, a magazine chronicling bipolar disorder. In it, Blair gives his account of being diagnosed as bipolar—a recovery that includes medication and speaking engagements—as well as his take on the May 11, 2003 “7,000-word above-the-fold, front page story (accompanied by a 6,400-word litany of corrections).” Blair writes: “As a team of Times reporters and researchers dug into my background pulling together loose threads for (the...
  • Report: Trust in journalism has hit all-time low

    03/17/2005 6:21:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 18 replies · 790+ views
    Michigan Daily ^ | March 17, 2005 | Breeanna Hare and C.C. Song
    Report: Trust in journalism has hit all-time low By Breeanna Hare and C.C. Song, Daily Staff Reporters March 17, 2005 Trust in journalism has hit new lows, according to the second annual State of the Media Report. Published by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, the report showed that in the past 17 years, the public has come to see the press as self-serving and discreditable. The number of those who thought the press was highly professional fell from 72 percent to 49 percent, while the number of those who thought the press covered-up its mistakes rose from 13 percent...
  • If this battle is lost, the wounded could include you(Press whine)

    02/21/2005 11:45:31 AM PST · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 02/20/05 | Manning Pynn
    If this battle is lost, the wounded could include you Manning Pynn February 20, 2005 Wounds inflicted by the war on journalism have been neither physical nor fatal, but the injuries have extended far beyond newspapers and television news programs. Recent assaults have included the following: The federal government fed fake news segments, promoting administration programs, to television stations -- some of which naively aired the tapes. The federal government paid columnists and commentators to promote its programs as though the endorsements resulted from their own evaluations. A federal appeals court ruled that, on penalty of going to jail, two...
  • Newspaper Sacks Reporter Over Fake Yahoo Baby (made up story)

    01/24/2005 4:37:14 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 348+ views
    reuters ^ | 1-24-05
    Newspaper Sacks Reporter Over Fake Yahoo Baby Mon Jan 24, 9:58 AM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters BUCHAREST, Romania (Reuters) - A Romanian tabloid said on Monday it had fired a reporter for making up a story about a couple who named their son Yahoo as a sign of gratitude for meeting over the Internet. Bucharest daily Libertatea published a story this month saying two Romanians had named their baby for the popular Web site and printed a picture of his birth certificate. The news was published internationally, including by Reuters. "It was the reporter's child's birth certificate, which he...
  • CBS Rathergate Producer Mary Mapes Wins

    01/14/2005 7:33:29 PM PST · by mrustow · 62 replies · 1,800+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 15 January 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer from 60 Minutes who gave us Rathergate, has won the first journalism award given in memory of two of the worst rogues in the history of the profession, Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair. Duranty and Blair were both reporters for the New York Times, America’s most corrupt newspaper. To borrow from NBA commissioner David Stern, on his decision to suspend Ron Artest and the other Indiana Pacers thugs in the recent “basketbrawl,” the vote “was unanimous, 1-0.” As previously detailed, Mapes was guilty of no less than three major journalistic offenses -- her “Shot...
  • The Newspaper of Wreckage

    01/08/2005 11:16:01 AM PST · by pickrell · 50 replies · 3,236+ views
    08-January-2005 | Ron Pickrell
    The New York Times, once ironically known as the "Newspaper of Record", has a problem. But they aren't lonesome. The same problem threatens CBS news, and the rest of the "mainstream" media. Though Dan Rather will soon be freed from his many duties in the news manufacturing division, and thus be able to enlist the aid of O.J. Simpson in finding the real perpetrator/hoaxer, there remains to the liberal media that nagging problem. And that is "the record". In the past, engineered crises and hard hitting ambushes, once they had accomplished their intended purposes, could be safely laid to rest,...
  • When It Raines (The riches to rags story of Jayson Blair.)

    01/06/2005 10:46:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 769+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/7/2005 | Jeremy Lott
    Hard News: The Scandals at the New York Times and Their Meaning for American Mediaby Seth Mnookin (Random House, 352 pages, $25.95) JAYSON BLAIR GREW UP IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia, in a much more upscale neighborhood than this Fairfax-based reviewer can afford. His father was a bigshot at the Smithsonian and his mother a local schoolteacher. The family was heavily involved in a local church. Jayson started a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school, even though he was not himself a jock. In eighth grade, he changed the spelling of his name to Jayson to stand...
  • THE BLAIR SWITCH PROJECT (journo fraud lives in basement, finds "salvation")

    11/14/2004 4:39:51 AM PST · by Liz · 38 replies · 2,151+ views
    NY POST ^ | 11/14/04 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Jayson Blair, the diminutive ex-journalist who shook up the mighty New York Times when his serial plagiarism was revealed last year, has all but evaporated from public view. Now seeing a psychiatrist and a psychologist and working out of a basement office in his parents' home in Centreville, Va., he says he has found God and thinks he has a calling other than journalism — although he's not sure what it is yet. The one thing that hasn't changed is his compulsive reading habit. And on his bedside table these days is Seth Mnookin's chronicle of the Times debacle, "Hard...
  • Forgeries: CBS and the New York Times

    09/17/2004 6:42:28 AM PDT · by Davis · 14 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Trentino
    Those Dan Rather memos—purportedly from Lt. Col. Jerry Killian's personal file, yes, them—they're not forgeries. They are copies of forgeries. Their provenance is unknown, so far. There is speculation in the Kerry camp that Karl Rove, tutored, no doubt, by Mossad and the neocons, planted these forgeries, but we will leave this implicit admission for another Conning Tower. It no longer matters whether Mr. Rather expressly concedes the memos are forgeries. That the memos were phony was proved last week when, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs produced an identical copy of the 18 August 1973 item, identical pixel for...
  • Old Media and New Media..Like it or not, they're partners (FREEREPUBLIC IN THE NEWS)

    09/15/2004 2:22:15 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 55 replies · 2,436+ views
    REASON ^ | September 15, 2004 | Jesse Walker
    For a couple days this week, one of the most reviled men in the blogosphere was Jonathan Klein, formerly an executive at CBS News. Speaking on Friday about the scandal at 60 Minutes, which last week based part of a story on documents that were probably forged, he stuck up for the show he used to oversee by sneering at its online critics: "You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of check and balances [at 60 Minutes] and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing." Since then, dozens of those pajama-clad bloggers have...
  • George Jr sent out of Texas by father as a 'drunken liability'(Barf Alert)

    09/03/2004 9:47:56 PM PDT · by alydar · 41 replies · 1,410+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/3/04 | Gary Younge
    This is so reprehensible I had to do some research about this 'newspaper' Although he didn't write this rubbish I discovered a rather familiar name on their payroll. If you've ever wondered what ever happened to Howell Raines you now know the answer.To think the New York Times made somebody that associates with rubbish like this their Executive Editor makes my skin crawl.
  • Email from Cooter - Howlin'

    06/08/2004 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Davis · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Trentino's Magazine ^ | June 8, 2004 | Trentino
    E-mail to Candidate John F. Kerry #7 From James (Cooter) Thompson Re: Howlin' Dear Senator Kerry: The guys down to Daryl's Bait Shop have been urging me to write to you real quick to straighten you out on various matters pertaining to your campaign. I am happy to oblige. We are concerned that you been getting advice from so-called friends who ain't really friendly to you and have hidden reasons to pretend friendliness, you know, patting you on the back so they know where to stick the knife. We made it clear in our first e-mail to you a few...
  • The Rise and Decline of Joe Wilson

    05/10/2004 3:35:32 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/17/2004 | Matthew Continetti
    New York ON A THURSDAY they had the book party. It was a simple affair: just family, friends, coworkers, and journalists. They came to Ambassador Joseph Wilson's house, nestled in the ritzy Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington, to celebrate the release of his first book, The Politics of Truth. One thing Joe Wilson keeps track of is his "Notoriety Quotient," or the amount of attention he receives from the media. And that Thursday it seemed to be on the rise. For the past week The Politics of Truth was mentioned in the same breath as Ron Suskind's The Price of...
  • Pinch Sulzberger Blames His Readers for Jayson Blair Scandal at New York Times

    04/28/2004 2:32:24 AM PDT · by GeronL · 39 replies · 263+ views
    Massachussetts News ^ | April 27, 2004 | staff
    Pinch Sulzberger, owner of the New York Times, last week blamed the readers of the Times for the Jayson Blair scandal which rocked his newspaper last year and brought it þu and him þu to their knees. Sulzberger made the charge against his readers while he was on a panel at the American Society of Newspaper Editors according to Editor and Publisher magazine, which reported the story this way: ¡°Sulzberger [said] the worst thing to come out of the Blair scandal was ¡­ readers who knew about the incorrect reporting did not complain¡­¡± But Pinch, the readers may not have...
  • Newspaper Daze, Part 6

    04/27/2004 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Davis · 186+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | April 27, 2004 | Trentino
    Howell Raines, Executive Editor of the New York Times for 20 months until he was drowned in the wake of the Jayson Blair affair last June, has just published a long (21,000 words) account of his tenure there. It appears in the May issue of the print edition of Atlantic magazine. My Times is its name. It is Raines's torch song to his employer of twenty-five years: he loves her even though she done him wrong and tossed him out on his keister. It is Raines's thesis that it was his determination to shake up the Times, make it fit...
  • AN open letter to my colleagues in the news business. The silence is getting loud.

    04/24/2004 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 177+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 04/23/04 | Leonard Pitts
    AN open letter to my colleagues in the news business. The silence is getting loud. It's been nearly four months since the scandal broke. Four months since Jack Kelley, star foreign correspondent for USA Today, was found to have lied his way through his professional life for the last 13 years. He lied about where he had been, what he had seen, whom he had talked to, what they had said. He lied so much I'm only half convinced "Jack Kelley' is his real name. Yet you, my colleagues, have not asked the most important question: What does this mean...
  • Jayson Blair Publisher Sues Daily News

    03/27/2004 5:07:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 251+ views
    (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The publisher of a book by disgraced journalist Jayson Blair has sued the New York Daily News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for breaking an embargo on publication of excerpts from Blair's book detailing his rise and fall at The New York Times. The lawsuits filed by New Millenium Entertainment this week alleged multiple violations including copyright infringement, breach of contract and violation of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The suits also named Daily News reporter Paul Colford and Journal-Constitution book reviewer Teresa Weaver. They claimed that the advance publication of excerpts from "Burning Down My...

    03/25/2004 2:45:37 PM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 325+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 25, 2004 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>Former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines has unleashed a blistering criticism of the paper where he worked for 25 years and of the onetime friend who ultimately fired him, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "I felt on the day I became executive editor and on the day I drove away from West Forty-Third Street for the last time that the Times badly needs to raise the level of its journalism, and to do so quickly in order to survive and make the full transition to the digital age," Raines writes in the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly - his first public comments since the days following his ouster last year.</p>
  • Few buyers for books by disgraced journalists Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass

    03/18/2004 1:11:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 259+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-18-04 | HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, two young journalists notorious for fabricating stories, have something else in common: Both have written highly publicized books that few people are buying.</p> <p>Blair, a former New York Times reporter, received a six-figure advance for "Burning Down My Master's House." Published March 6, the book had an announced first printing of 250,000 and plenty of media coverage, including author interviews with Katie Couric on NBC and Larry King on CNN.</p>
  • Jayson Blair Comes to Harlem (“Tell Jayson I want to kick his ass”)

    03/16/2004 12:15:44 PM PST · by dead · 18 replies · 291+ views
    Village Voice ^ | March 17 - 23, 2004 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Plagiarizing, Fabricating, Way, Way Fallen Black Dude Seeks Salvation on 125th Harlem, U.S.A., March 12—Jayson Blair has come to Harlem on this Friday evening for one reason: He thinks we can keep them away. The disgraced and highly former New York Times reporter spent the past week hawking his falling-down memoir—sparring with Katie Couric, jousting with Larry King, crying the blues to Chris Matthews. But for his first public book signing—and his only one in New York—he's come to Hue-Man Bookstore, the self-proclaimed nation's largest black literature vendor, to avoid "a circus." A media circus, that is. Who knows what...

    03/07/2004 8:40:57 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 239+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 7, 2004
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN MAR 7, 2004 22:10:18 ET XXXXX NY TIMES SET TO SLAM JAYSON BLAIR 'TELL ALL' The NEW YORK TIMES is set to trash disgraced former reporter Jayson Blair's alleged tell-all account behind the journalism scandal that rocked the Old Gray Lady and forced the resignations of Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd in the Summer of '03. "Should you believe anything written by a serial liar?" Jack Shafer, on loan from, begins his dissection of 'Burning Down My Master's House' -- a review that is set for publication next week...
  • (Tavis Smiley) Calls (Jayson) Blair an embarrassment (refuses to interview him)

    03/07/2004 6:02:41 AM PST · by mhking · 15 replies · 302+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3.5.04 | Paul Colford
    Tavis Smiley, the black radio and TV interviewer, said he'd never have Jayson Blair on his shows because the writer is "an embarrassment to any African-American journalist in this country." Smiley corrected Blair's book publicist, who had said the broadcaster was among those set to speak with Blair on TV after his memoir, "Burning Down My Masters' House," comes out tomorrow. "I wouldn't give even 60 seconds for Blair to attempt to justify how he did what he did," added Smiley, who broadcasts on PBS and National Public Radio. Blair was forced to resign from The New York Times when...
  • Couric Blames NBC for Interview With Jayson Blair

    03/05/2004 7:57:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 204+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/5/04 | Limbacher
    NBC's chit-chat hostess Katie Couric is scrambling to distance herself from her controversial interview with disgraced New York Times fabricator Jayson Blair. "Well, you know, I wasn't all that involved in getting this interview. I wasn't," she insisted last night to CNN's Larry King. However, as Poynteronline's Romenesko column notes today, NBC promos touted her "Katie Couric exclusive" with Blair. What about those who denounce her promotion of the notorious fiction writer? "I think that - I mean, I understand their perspective," she stammered. "I also think there's something to be learned from people who do the wrong things as...
  • NBC's Katie Couric Defends Interview With Disgraced Journalist Jayson Blair

    03/05/2004 8:35:20 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 9 replies · 1,047+ views
    TV Spy- AP ^ | 2-5-2004 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Even though she finds his actions "repugnant," NBC's Katie Couric defended giving prime-time exposure to former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, the serial fabricator who brought down the paper's top editors. Couric landed the first television interview with Blair, who has written a memoir, for "Dateline NBC" on Friday. Blair will also be on the "Today" show Monday. "I can understand that this is a highly emotional issue, particularly for people at The New York Times," Couric told The Associated Press. "I can understand why they would be upset about that. On the other hand,...
  • NBC's Couric Defends Interview With Blair

    03/03/2004 4:15:52 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 229+ views
    AP ^ | 3-3-04 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK - Even though she finds his actions "repugnant," NBC's Katie Couric defended giving prime-time exposure to former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, the serial fabricator who brought down the paper's top editors. Couric landed the first television interview with Blair, who has written a memoir, for "Dateline NBC" on Friday. Blair will also be on the "Today" show Monday. "I can understand that this is a highly emotional issue, particularly for people at The New York Times," Couric told The Associated Press. "I can understand why they would be upset about that. On the other hand, our...
  • Blair's Publisher Claims 'Times' Infringed Copyright (may sue NYT)

    03/02/2004 7:11:43 PM PST · by mhking · 5 replies · 207+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 3.2.04 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK A dispute over what constitutes a newspaper embargo and copyright infringement has arisen between the publisher of disgraced former reporter Jayson Blair's forthcoming book and The New York Times, leading the publisher to seek receipts for a purported purchase of the book by a Times staffer. New Millennium Press of Beverly Hills, Calif., contends that the Times, in an article published last Friday, broke an embargo when it ran several quotes from the book. New Millennium President Michael Viner said he sent the paper an advance copy of the book, titled "Burning Down My Masters' House" last...
  • 'Imaginary Blame' in Blair book, Paper Says

    03/02/2004 7:41:38 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 3 replies · 169+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3-2-2004 | Peter Johnson
    Jayson Blair's book about his tumultuous tenure at The New York Times hits bookstores this week, but his former bosses already are criticizing it. Burning Down My Master's House (New Millennium) "does not merit much attention," said a memo to staffers last week by executive editor Bill Keller and managing editors Jill Abramson and Bill Geddes. "The author is an admitted fabricator. (Chapter One begins, 'I lied and I lied - and then I lied some more.') The book pretends to be a mea culpa, but ends up spewing imaginary blame in all directions. We don't intend to respond to...