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  • Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists' access to White House

    11/14/2018 10:14:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Brian Stelter and David Shortell, CNN
    The Justice Department responded to CNN's lawsuit over the revocation of Jim Acosta's press pass on Wednesday, saying in a court filing that the White House rejects the idea that it can't pick and choose which journalists can be given a permanent pass to cover it. "The President and White House possess the same broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists (and other members of the public) that they possess to select which journalists receive interviews, or which journalists they acknowledge at press conferences," lawyers say in the filing. Both CNN and Acosta are plaintiffs. The...
  • Establishment Media Blackout: Journalist Targeted for Being White Tragically Dies

    10/22/2018 6:26:33 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 37 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 10/21/18 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    A shocking racial hate crime has killed a man who lived his life trying to help others, but the details in the case mean there will be no riots, and you probably won’t hear his name mentioned on the national news. A 55-year-old journalist and volunteer first responder was attacked from behind before being dragged into a parking lot in New Jersey. Then, his assailant stole the man’s car and used it to drive over the victim’s head, leaving him gravely injured. The assault occurred in May, but the victim remained on life support until his death on Thursday. To...
  • Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch [snip]

    10/13/2018 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | PHOEBE SOUTHWORTH
    Full Title: Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud' Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed. He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah. Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report. His assailants tried to hack into...
  • Bulgarian journalist who reported on EU corruption, found raped and murdered

    10/08/2018 8:42:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/08/2018 | Bradford Betz
    A reporter from TVN told AFP, “We are in shock. In no way, under any form, never have we received any threats – aimed at her or the television.” But that assertion was contradicted by Asen Yordanov, the owner of the investigative website, bivol.bg, who told AFP that he had received information that his reporters were in danger of being assaulted. He said Marinova was linked to bivol.bg’s investigations because its reporters had appeared on her show. “Viktoria’s death, the brutal manner in which she was killed, is an execution,” Yordanov said. “It was meant to serve as an example,...
  • Journalist Paralyzed, Gravely Ill in Turkish Prison

    09/05/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 5, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Medeni Duran wrote that his imprisoned brother Metin "cannot walk, speak, or eat and does not recognize anyone anymore. He can only breathe." Mistreatment and even torture of journalists and media employees, along with arbitrary arrests, are getting alarmingly commonplace in Turkey. At least 183 journalists and media workers in Turkey in are being held, either in pretrial detention or serving a prison sentence, according to the Platform for Independent Journalism. Dissident journalists and writers in Turkey increasingly face government threats and arbitrary arrests for their work and opinions, but for Metin Duran, the punishments have been even more...
  • Now CNN’s Jim Acosta Wants Journalists To Protest In Front Of The White House

    08/03/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Brunt Force the Truth ^ | 08/03/18 | Mike LaChance
    CNN’s Jim Acosta is still having a temper tantrum about being told his network sucks by Trump supporters in Florida this week. CNN spends 24 hours a day attacking Trump and his supporters but Jim can’t handle it when anyone pushes back. Now he’s saying he thinks journalists should hold a protest in front of the White House. The Washington Free Beacon reports:Acosta: Journalists Should Chant ‘We’re Not the Enemy of the People’ in Front of the White HouseCNN correspondent Jim Acosta went on a lengthy rant against White House attacks on the media on Thursday, suggesting he and his...
  • In Which I Express A Heartfelt Apology To Rolling Stone Journalist Amanda Robb

    07/05/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Socialmatter.net ^ | 7-2-2018 | PAX DICKINSON
    A fortnight ago I was contacted by a Ms. Amanda Robb, who identified herself as a journalist. Having had a personal history of difficulty with unsavory wretches of that sort, and being a well-known proponent of a harsh criminal punishment for their un-American collectivist scribblings, I of course immediately recommended that Ms. Robb engage in a vigorous act of self-procreation.Ms. Robb, however, would not be deterred. She (I did not ask her pronoun, regrettably, so I must assume) was earnestly seeking my comment regarding traditionalist superhero comic books and the manners and methods of aggregating funds for the production of...
  • Veteran Turkish journalist Lale Kemal: I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence

    06/08/2018 1:37:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 7, 2018 | SCF
    Veteran journalist Lale Kemal, a columnist for the Zaman newspaper, at one time Turkey’s most highly circulated newspaper before the Turkish government’s unlawful takeover and closure of it in 2016, said at her last court hearing on Thursday, “I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence.”Kemal was arrested with former Zaman columnists Ali Bulaç, Ahmet Turan Alkan, Nuriye Akman, Mustafa Ünal and Şahin Alpay on July 30, 2017 after a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and released pending trial under judicial probation after months of pretrial detention. The journalist presented her last defence before...
  • FDD report: Turkey’s jailing of Western nationals is ‘hostage diplomacy’

    06/03/2018 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 1, 2018 | SCF
    A Washington think tank has warned that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is holding a number of Western nationals in jail to use them as “bargaining chips” against their countries in what they called “hostage diplomacy.”A 36-page report released on June 1 and titled “Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy – Western Nationals in Turkish Prisons” by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) said more than 30 Western nationals have been jailed in Turkey since a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016.At least nine of them remained in prison as of June 1, 2018, noted the report, co-authored by FDD fellows Eric...
  • Israel says slain journalist was a Hamas spy. The U.S. had just approved a grant for his company.

    04/10/2018 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Hazem Balousha
    Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli troops on the Israel­-Gaza border was a Hamas operative, although the media production company he founded had recently been vetted for a U.S. government grant. Yaser Murtaja, the co-founder of Ain Media, was shot as he filmed protests at the border fence Friday. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Murtaja, who used drones to film in the course of his work, was giving drone footage of Israeli positions to Hamas, was the equivalent of a captain in the group’s military wing and had been on...
  • Here’s how we can make Turkey’s president pay a price for his crackdown on journalists

    04/06/2018 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 10:41 AM | Michael Rubin
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruler for 15 years, has established himself as Turkey’s most consequential leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic’s founder. But while Ataturk’s legacy was to orient Turkey toward the West and lay a foundation upon which successors could cultivate democracy, religious tolerance and a reasonably free press, Erdogan seeks the opposite: He has placed Turkey firmly in the Islamic bloc and increasingly prefers Russia over NATO. He fans the flames of religious incitement not only against Jews and Christians, but also against Muslims who reject his more conservative views.It is time for the United States and...
  • Turkey says local court to evaluate ruling on jailed journalists

    01/12/2018 8:22:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2018 / 5:31 AM | Tuvan Gumrukcu, Daren Butler
    ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Friday the case of two journalists held for more than a year over alleged ties to a failed coup would be decided by a local court, after the Constitutional Court ruled they be freed, a turnaround likely to deepen concerns for press freedom. snip Earlier on Friday Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the top court had overstepped its limit. “When ruling on individual applications, the Constitutional Court... cannot act like a super appeals court and cannot make rulings like such courts,” Bozdag wrote on Twitter.
  • Elizabeth Vargas Leaving ABC News

    12/22/2017 12:48:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Ad Week ^ | December 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News. Vargas, who has spent the last 21 years at ABC, will depart in the spring, at the conclusion of the 40th season of 20/20. Vargas has co-hosted the prime time newsmagazine for the last 14 years.
  • James Rosen Out at Fox News

    12/22/2017 11:56:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Decembwe 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    James Rosen, a stalwart of Fox News Channel’s Washington D.C. bureau, is leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. “James Rosen is exiting the company at the end of the year,” a Fox News spokesperson confirms, without providing further detail. Rosen, 49, has been with Fox News since 1999, 3 years after the channel launched. As the network’s Chief Washington Correspondent, he often reported for Special Report, but was seen throughout FNC’s programming day, most recently just yesterday.
  • The Radio Reporter Who Lost His Voice But Still Covers Congress

    12/15/2017 8:07:29 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/2017 | Ben Strauss
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen had a plane to catch. The House of Representatives had already called last votes on Thursday afternoon, and the Republican Congresswoman from Miami was hustling to get home when an attendant in the Speaker’s Lobby stopped her. Jamie Dupree had asked for an interview. For him, Ros-Lehtinen could wait. “Jamie Dupree!” she called into the crowded hall. “Jamie Dupree!” Dupree, a 54-year-old radio reporter for the Cox Media Group, materialized out of the crowd of reporters and politicians and the two found a quiet corner of the bustling room underneath a glass chandelier. Dupree extended his microphone and...
  • Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

    12/12/2017 8:49:26 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2017 | Nomaan Merchan
    The U.S. government historically rejects most asylum claims. Over a five-year period ending in September 2016, the U.S. received about 267,000 asylum claims and granted 46,000. It has granted asylum in recent years to a number of Mexican journalists. But Eduardo Beckett, Gutierrez's lawyer, accused the U.S. of turning a blind eye to corruption and violence in Mexico, and blamed the Trump administration for changing how it deals with asylum seekers. "There is no more humanity," Beckett said. "The new tactic is, we'll pressure you, we'll keep you detained, in hopes you'll give up."... After receiving what his advocates called...
  • Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

    12/05/2017 12:47:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2017 | by Roger Cohen
    It’s the contempt that’s so contemptible: President Trump’s contempt for the Constitution to which he swore an oath, for the F.B.I. that’s allegedly in “Tatters” (sic), for the majority of Americans (including his base) who will be worse off from a fat tax cut for the richest, for the shared wonder inspired by our public lands, for America’s allies, for the science that explains why it’s getting warmer, for due process, for truth, for informed debate, for the press, for the values anchored by liberty that the United States has attempted to represent to the world. That’s a lot of...
  • MSNBC Host Sorry For Saying Assault On Rand Paul One Of Her 'Favorite Stories'

    11/27/2017 9:21:33 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-27-2017 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt seemed happy that Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul suffered six broken ribs and a buildup of excess fluid in his lungs when he was attacked earlier this month, before quickly apologizing for her on-air statement. “New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs – this might be one of my favorite stories,” the liberal reporter said last week. The MSNBC host quickly seemed to realize she was condoning violence and started to downplay her comments but appeared to lose her train of thought midsentence, saying, “Although, of course, we don’t…...
  • U.S. Congress urged to require Chinese journalists to register as agents

    11/14/2017 10:54:38 PM PST · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 15, 2017 | David Brunnstrom
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report to the U.S. Congress released on Wednesday accused Chinese state media entities of involvement in spying and propaganda and said their staff in the United States should be required to register as foreign agents. The annual report of the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission said that while China had tightened restrictions on domestic and foreign media, Chinese state media had rapidly expanded overseas. The commission, created by Congress in 2000 to monitor national security implications of U.S.-China trade relations, said China’s state media expansion was part of a broader effort to exert greater...
  • Turkish gov’t issues detention warrants for 112, detains 39 people over JWF links

    11/01/2017 8:40:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 01 Nov 2017 | none stated
    Turkish government, under the rule of autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued detention warrants for 112 people over the links to the Journalists and Writers’ Foundation (JWF), which is defunct in Turkey, on Wednesday as part of its massive post-coup witch hunt campaign targeting alleged members of the Gülen movement.İstanbul-Anadolu Chief Prosecutor’s Office has ordered warrants against those who are executives of the JWF or who have relations with the foundation. The anti-terror police teams have started İstanbul-based operations to detain the JWF’s civil society activists and intellectuals in 17 provinces including İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Manisa provinces on Wednesday.It was...