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  • Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists

    11/19/2014 5:31:57 PM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 11/17/14 | Ben Smith
    A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. ~snip~ Michael was particularly focused on one journalist, Sarah Lacy, the editor of the Silicon Valley website PandoDaily, a sometimes combative voice inside the industry. Lacy recently accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny.” She wrote that she was deleting her Uber app after BuzzFeed News reported that Uber appeared to be working with a...
  • Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists

    11/18/2014 4:09:49 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 9 replies
    Buzz Feed, via Druge ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | Ben Smith
    Senior vice president Emil Michael floated making critics’ personal lives fair game. Michael apologized Monday for the remarks. Sounds like standard procedure from the Obama regime. Anyone see Obama's Ebola Czar? Could his work have tamped down the negative Ebola press?
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan

    10/23/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON — Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government, antiregulation philosophy, but also suggests internal divisions that could hinder a united front against President Obama — much as happened in the 1990s, when a Republican-led Congress confronted President Bill Clinton. The proposals would mainly benefit energy industries, reduce taxes and regulations for businesses generally, and continue the attack on the Affordable Care Act. It is a mix that leaves many economists, including several conservatives, underwhelmed. “But,” added Mr. Slaughter, who served on President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, “it just...
  • Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

    10/16/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:  Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • The Journalists’ Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of what’s reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many “journalists” display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling. If they can’t get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we don’t trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, I’ve taken pride...
  • When Journalists Commit Domestic Violence

    09/23/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT · by buffyt · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Lo and behold, it seems that the media itself has a domestic violence problem. Ten cases discovered at first Google. Which is twice as many, to be specific, as the five cases that have had the media in such a frenzy over domestic violence in the National Football League. Where are these ten cases to be found? Two cases at ESPN, with the rest spread out over affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and, yes, the New York Times. And there are others for television stations not affiliated with the major networks. With all this massive focus on what the Wall...
  • New Isis Video Purports to Show Beheading of Another US Journalist

    09/02/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 27 replies
    CBS DC ^ | September 2, 2014 | CBS
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and days after Sotloff’s mother pleaded for his life. Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the Sotloff family, said that the family had seen...
  • China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values'

    08/30/2014 7:59:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media. The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. "Let us hold high the banner of socialist core values," the report said, using the party's term for orthodox beliefs. Xi has espoused old school Maoism as he seeks to court powerful elements in the party. Like...
  • Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

    08/28/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told the Des Moines Register “all bets are off” for passing a continuing resolution if President Obama decides to take executive action on immigration. “If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,” King said. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes...
  • Ferguson the Latest Instance of Shackled American Journalism

    08/18/2014 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Burger
    Police in Ferguson, MO arrested two journalists for covering the protests over their fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager eight times, including in the back. Officers shoved Wesley Lowery, of the Washington Post, into a soda machine for taping them, before he was cuffed in plastic binds. An officer rammed Ryan Grim’s head against glass. The reporter for the Huffington Post wasn’t packing up his reporting gear quickly enough. Both journalists’ respective papers released statements condemning the Ferguson police, but the decline of free press reaches further than one town in Missouri. Unfortunately state suppression of the press is hardly...
  • Greenfield: How to Write About Israel

    08/17/2014 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 How to Write About Israel Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Writing about Israel is a booming field. No news agency, be it ever so humble, can avoid embedding a few correspondents and a dog's tail of stringers into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to sit in cafes clicking away on their laptops, meeting up with leftist NGO's and the oppressed Muslim of the week. At a time when international desks are being cut to the bone, this is the one bone that the newshounds won't give up. Wars can be covered from thousands...
  • Hamas Admits Harassing, Deporting Journalists Who Filmed Rockets

    08/15/2014 10:51:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/15/2014, 4:14 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a remarkably candid interview on Lebanese TV, the head of foreign relations at Hamas’s Information Ministry in Gaza explained how harassment, interrogations and deportations were used to ensure that journalists reporting from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge stuck to Hamas’s official line and did not report “the Israeli narrative”. […] Foreign journalists have regularly complained of being harassed by Hamas authorities in Gaza, directly leading to biased coverage in favor of Islamist terrorists and against Israel. …
  • Real cowboys don’t summer on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/13/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Margaret Carlson
    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It’s not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you’re an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too long and you'll be asked who’s minding the store. Take President Barack Obama. How dare he go away while he’s dropping bombs in Iraq, even though he can order them to be dropped from wherever he happens to be? He’s taking the...
  • Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’

    08/13/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 13, 2014
    While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuillier, in a statement earlier this week, blasted the administration for what he called "excessive message management and preventing journalists from getting information on behalf of citizens." SPJ is among the groups that's been leading the charge on the issue. Last month, more than three dozen groups, including SPJ, wrote to the White House about what...
  • Inside “Gamechanger Salon,” The Left’s Action Network

    08/06/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT · by kcvl · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 4, 2014 | Nathan Schacht and briansikma
    An extensive membership list and a calendar of events offer insight into a leftwing network first revealed by Media Trackers last week. Gamechanger Salon is a members-only Google group run by Billy Wimsatt for forward thinking and top-level political activists on the Left. Members of the group include senior level political hands at NARAL, the SEIU, the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood, among dozens of other groups. Media Trackers first uncovered the network in records obtained through an open records request filed with a University of Wisconsin professor. The membership list released today is far more detailed than the list released...
  • 1,000-member secretive progressive journalist group uncovered

    08/06/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. top secretFounded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.
  • 7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today

    08/01/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Not Attributed ...
    As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. It was clear the president was in the mood for a summer scolding. Here are seven ways the president basically called Republicans bums today: 1. 'They're Not Even Trying' 2. So Sue Me? 3. Diplomatic Delay 4. ‘A Little More Extreme' 5. They Can't Even Agree With Themselves 6. ‘Congress Is Failing' 7. Problem Solving? Not So Much
  • June Jobs Report Shows US Recovery Is Accelerating

    07/03/2014 1:30:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer
    A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health. "This has now become a textbook jobs expansion," said Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at the consultancy CohnReznick. "It is both broad and accelerating." Several other signs point to the economy's brightening health. Auto sales rose at the fastest pace in eight years in June. Factory orders picked up last month. And home sales strengthened this spring after having sputtered in the middle of last year when higher mortgage rates and rising prices hurt affordability.
  • Supreme Court: Yes, (some) corporations can pray--and you'll all pay

    06/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the decision, alludes no fewer than 24 times to the "principal dissent," which Ginsburg wrote for the four-member minority. Plainly, he felt Ginsburg's powerful intellect breathing down his neck as he tried to find a path to upholding the Hobby Lobby parties' attack on women's rights without expanding corporate "personhood" too much....
  • Cameraman for Russia's top broadcaster killed in E. Ukraine

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 6-29-2014 | RT
    A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti. “The cameraman was injured in the stomach and died of the wounds,” Klavdia Kulbatskaya said. SNIP--- The cameraman Anatoly Klyan, along with a few other journalists, boarded a bus full of women – mostly mothers – who were traveling to a military base in Donetsk to demand that their sons be dismissed from the unit and allowed to go home, Kulbatskaya added. When...
  • John Kerry snubbed by Egypt's heavy jail sentences for al-Jazeera journalists

    06/23/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/223/2014 | Simon Tisdall
    Egypt's military-dominated government has delivered a humiliating, public slap in the face to John Kerry, the US secretary of state, by sentencing three al-Jazeera journalists to long prison terms only hours after Kerry personally expressed his deep concern about the case in high-level meetings in Cairo. The snub represents a disastrous beginning to Kerry's already fraught Middle East tour, which took him to Baghdad on Monday for crisis talks about the Islamist extremist uprising. The verdict, by a court responsive to government wishes, will also be seen as a deliberate, crude signal to President Barack Obama, who criticised Egypt's deteriorating...
  • Egyptian correspondent sentenced to five years in prison for inciting strife (Christian convert)

    06/23/2014 10:30:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | 23/06/2014 - 12:37 | (Al Masry Al Youm)
    Minya Misdemeanor Court sentenced an Egyptian correspondent who works for a US TV channel to five years and ordered him pay LE500 bail over charges of inciting sedition by broadcasting false news. […] Senior sources disclosed that the defendant was called Mohamed al-Sayyed Hegazy before converting to Christianity. …
  • Egypt 'declaring journalism a crime' by jailing Al-Jazeera correspondents

    06/23/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 23 2014 | Harriet Sherwood
    Journalists and media organisations have warned that the jailing of three correspondents for Al-Jazeera English by the Cairo regime was intended to intimidate others from reporting freely on events in Egypt. The jail terms of between seven and ten years for Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were met with outrage from veteran correspondents who have reported on the Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, said the verdicts and sentencing were a blow to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. "This is also at least partly designed to intimidate other journalists, and...
  • Obama got it right on Iraq

    06/18/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    President Obama’s instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests. Obama’s only mistake was to buy, for a time, the notion that Bush’s troop surge had miraculously healed ancient divisions and made the dream of a pluralist democracy still possible. There are aspects of Obama’s foreign policy that I question. His heavy reliance on drone strikes may create as many terrorists as it eliminates. He should have realized that the National...
  • The single most depressing number for President Obama in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll

    06/18/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | BY CHRIS CILLIZZA
    The new national poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal is stuffed with bad news for President Obama. His job approval rating — 41 percent — is as low as it has ever been. And yet, all of those bad numbers pale in comparison to how people responded to this question: "Thinking about the rest of Barack Obama's term as president, do you think he can lead the country and get the job done or do you no longer feel that he is able to lead the country and get the job done?" Fifty-four percent — let me repeat,...
  • Ex-NY Times Editor Abramson to Teach at Harvard

    06/12/2014 1:00:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2014
    Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is joining Harvard University as a visiting lecturer this coming school year, the university announced Thursday. Abramson will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction in the fall and spring semesters, the school said. Abramson, a 1976 Harvard graduate, said in a statement that she is excited to be returning to her alma mater. "Narrative non-fiction journalism is more important than ever," she said. "Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study."
  • How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?

    06/09/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | BY PAUL WALDMAN
    Yesterday, a man and a woman shot two police officers in a Las Vegas restaurant after saying, “this is a revolution.” Then they draped their bodies in a Gadsden flag. According to reports now coming in, the couple (who later killed themselves) appear to have been white supremacists and told neighbors they had gone to join the protests in support of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. It was one more incident of right-wing terrorism that, while not exactly an epidemic, has become enough of a trend to raise some troubling questions. What I’m about to say will raise some hackles, but...
  • Memo to Journalists: Quote Hillary to Hillary: "It Is Our Job to Figure Out What Happened"

    05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    “It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video." This statement is part of Hillary's 36 page "fog of war" chapter on Benghazi in her forthcoming memoir, a chapter obtained at least in part by Politico's Maggie Haberman, and it appears to be indicative of how she filled those 36 pages without answering any of the crucial questions about the events of that night and the following day. This line refers to the killers. And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at...
  • Obama’s leadership is right for today

    05/30/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2014 | By Fareed Zakaria
    ... What is needed from Washington is not a heroic exertion of American military power but rather a sustained effort to engage with allies, isolate enemies, support free markets and democratic values and push these positive trends forward. The Obama administration is, in fact, deeply internationalist — building on alliances in Europe and Asia, working with institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, isolating adversaries and strengthening the global order that has proved so beneficial to the United States and the world since 1945. ... A Democratic Advisory Council committee headed by Acheson called Eisenhower’s foreign...
  • Italian Journalist, Russian Translator Killed Near Slavyansk (French Journo Wounded)

    05/24/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    The Interpreter Ukraine Liveblog ^ | 5-24-2014 | The Interpreter.
    The Italian press agency ANSA has published the name of the journalist killed outside of Slavyansk: Andrea (Andy) Rocchelli. He was 30 years old. RIA Novosti has also reported that Rocchelli worked for the photo agency Cesuralab which was working in the region, and that his translator, Andrei Mironov, was also killed.
  • Eric Holder Guns Down Gun Owners and Journalists

    05/12/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Eric Holder gets a thrill out of villainy. He’s the DOJ’s original bad boy. Holder appears to be a bit confused about his job description. Instead of behaving like the U.S. Attorney General, he’s displaying the maturity of a 17-year-old and the cunning of a mobster. The U.S. Attorney General has a big job. He (or she) is supposed to be America’s frontline defender of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, Holder is on the frontline of the opposing side. He’s leading the charge against freedom. Here’s how. Taxpayer-Subsidized Gun Tracking Holder’s middle name is common sense. Which is why, within days...
  • IU survey: U.S. journalists less satisfied and have less autonomy

    05/08/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    "Most see journalism going in "wrong direction." Six in 10 journalists (59.7 percent) say that journalism in the United States is going in the wrong direction."
  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • New attacks on media in eastern Ukraine, warns OSCE representative

    04/25/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    .VIENNA, 24 April 2014 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic today warned about the continuing attacks on journalists and deterioration of media freedom environment in eastern Ukraine with new incidents involving media representatives. According to the latest media reports: ■Nikolai Ryabchenko, a journalist contributing to many local and international media outlets, was attacked today by unidentified people and his equipment was damaged while covering an attack on the city council in Mariupol; ■Stepan Chirich, a journalist with Russian NTV channel and citizen of Belarus, disappeared today in Dnepropetrovsk oblast. His whereabouts are unknown, but there have...
  • OSCE media freedom representative concerned by disappearance of journalists in eastern Ukraine

    04/25/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    .VIENNA, 25 April 2014 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about the disappearance in Donetsk of Julia Shustraya and Mikhail Pudovkin, a journalist and a cameraman with LifeNews. According to media reports Shustraya and Pudovkin were apprehended by an armed group. Their current whereabouts are unknown. “I am very concerned by repeated attacks and disappearances of journalists. Journalists must be allowed to report freely and their safety ensured by all those in charge,” said Mijatović. In a letter sent today to Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov, Mijatović expressed concern and requested information on...
  • Producer of Russian TV show vanishes in Ukraine as ‘saboteurs posing as journalists’ detained

    04/24/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    RT ^ | 4-24-2014 | RT
    A producer for a popular program on Russia’s NTV channel has disappeared in eastern Ukraine where he came to film a report unrelated to the country’s political situation. Belarusian citizen Stepan Chirchich, a producer for the weekly program Central Television, went to the city of Pershotravinsk in the Dnepropetrovsk region to make a report about the visit of a well-known exorcist, Pastor Bob Larson, who’s there as part of his world tour. “We lost contact with [Chirchich] on Tuesday evening,” Vadim Takmenyov, the program’s host, told RT. He said that at the beginning they did not ring the alarm, but...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Tells Fox: Book Will Focus on Obama's 'Aggressive' Use of 'Obstruction...

    04/14/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Graham
    Recently departed CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appeared with Howard Kurtz on Fox's Media Buzz on Sunday. Kurtz said her forthcoming book is titled “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Kurtz asked her to define those forces. "I think any journalist who has been covering Washington for a few years would agree… that there is pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their job in ways that have never come to bear before."
  • UKRAINE: Crimean 'Green Men' Captured Journalists in Slovyansk

    04/13/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Pravda ^ | 13.04.2014 00:46:15 | news
    TRANSLATION In Slovyansk, Crimean "Green Men" Captured Journalists Sunday, April 13, 2014, 00:46 In Slovyansk, "green men" like those seen at the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, captured Hromadske TV and Lenta.ru journalists and forbade them to work in the town, highlighting events under control of the region's Ministry of Internal Affairs and other protests. This was reported to Ukrayinska Pravda by the journalists themselves. According to the journalists, the armed men in Slovyansk who took the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, Donetsk Oblast office in Slovyansk, captured them as soon as they approached the territory of the...
  • Integrity Lives

    04/11/2014 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The screeching polarization of American political and cultural life in recent years is exacting a toll. Debate has been debased. Contempt and hatred for those with opposing views is now the norm. While some on the right have criticized their own side -- think of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush challenging immigration opponents, or conservative columnists taking on some talk radio hosts -- liberals have been shamefully silent about the excesses committed by Democrats. That's why it gives me particular pleasure to report that two liberal columnists have recently defied this trend. One is my old friend and sparring partner...
  • The Death of Journalism

    03/21/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    What happened to the watchdog media? Sadly, in this day of Obama, they have turned into the lapdog media. Everyone knows that most members of the mainstream news media are card carrying liberals; however, even staunch left wingers should have enough integrity to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. Our country has benefited from a vigorous “fourth estate,” but that crucial oversight is sorely lacking today. Of course when Republicans are in office, liberal journalists become quite aggressive and love to launch investigations. When Democrats are in office, these same journalists help the politicians cover up their misdeeds. The identical...
  • Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings

    02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.
  • Appeals court rules blogger, press get same protections

    01/18/2014 11:43:06 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/17/14 | TAL KOPAN
    A federal appellate court ruled Friday that the author of a blog post deserves the same treatment in a defamation case as "institutional media." The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held unanimously that there is no difference between a journalist for a media outlet and another speaker when it comes to First Amendment protections. The case stems from a series of blog posts published in 2010 by a woman accusing a financial advice firm of fraud and corruption. One of the firm's principals was appointed as the bankruptcy trustee to a company that had misappropriated client...
  • New York Times Had Reporter 'Talking to the Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre

    12/31/2013 8:11:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 97 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 12-31-2013 | Tony Lee
    The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper's Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.
  • Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalists

    12/30/2013 10:41:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/30/13 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel suspected of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security," the interior ministry said. The arrests come amid a widening crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, which the military-installed government declared a "terrorist organisation" last week. Al-Jazeera confirmed the arrests, and said police also detained a producer and a cameraman. Officers of the National Security service raided the broadcaster's makeshift bureau at a Cairo hotel on Sunday, arresting two of the journalists and confiscating their equipment, said...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/21/2013 6:16:49 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative: Juan Williams refused to describe what Obama himself said, but he did state that the White House is in “full fight mode over the Affordable Healthcare Act right now.” He added, “They feel as if...
  • Obama Bans Photographers From White House

    11/03/2013 6:35:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | november 2, 2013 | Martin Defrancesco
    Rather than allow journalists to cover events as they happen at the White House, President Obama issues “propaganda” photos of himself to be used in all media stories, instead. And the Associated Press is not happy about it. According to American Overlook, Santiago Lyon, AP director of photography, said that no one has real access to President Obama. The only time photojournalists are allowed inside to cover an event is when “foreign dignitaries” are visiting Washington. Since he first took office in 2009, President Obama has been anything but open in regards to photographers taking his picture. Since then, the...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in northern Mali

    11/02/2013 5:21:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Nov. 2, 2013
    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58-year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead.
  • What Isn't Racist? According to the Media, Nothing

    10/24/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 10/24/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's election was supposed to usher in an era of racial unity greater than any Americans had previously experienced. By making the historic move to place the first black president in the White House, Americans signified that they were ready to move beyond the racial conflicts of the past and move forward, arm-in-arm. At least that's what we were told. So much for that. In the last two weeks, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, official hot-air-trial balloon for the Obama administration's public relations strategy, has played the race card incessantly. First, he proclaimed that Republican New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan...