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  • Protesters, journalists arrested after Alton Sterling's death won't be criminally charged

    07/14/2018 3:56:36 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    Baton Rouge prosecutors have ruled out criminal charges against several people who are suing over their arrests at protests after a deadly 2016 police shooting in Louisiana's capital. A court filing shows the district attorney's office notified plaintiff's attorneys on Wednesday that it won't prosecute five protesters and two journalists who were arrested on misdemeanor charges. They were among nearly 200 people arrested
  • Say Anything Positive About Donald Trump and Kayleigh-Marie Will Get You

    06/28/2018 8:28:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press | 06/28/18 | Judi McLeod
    Dem Message To Running Dog Media: The Washington Examiner’s timely lament that there is ‘No space for Trump supporters in country’s biggest newspapers’ is so easily explained. It’s because shiftless, Marxist-obsessed ‘journalists’, too frightened to tell the truth, have jumped 4-square into the ‘One-Size-Fits-All Hatred of Donald Trump Camp’. So much easier being big-talking you when all you gotta’ do is hate.
  • IG REPORT: FBI AGENTS REGULARLY RECEIVED FREE HANDOUTS FROM JOURNALISTS

    06/14/2018 1:46:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2018 | Joe Simonson
    The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events. On page XII in the report, the IG says the department “identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.” The IG expressed “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered our...
  • The Department Of Homeland Security Plans To Compile A List Of All Bloggers, Journalists (trunc)

    06/04/2018 5:54:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 3 Jun, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Full Title: The Department Of Homeland Security Plans To Compile A List Of All Bloggers, Journalists And “Social Media Influencers” Many were hoping that once Barack Obama was out of office we would see less of this Big Brother surveillance nonsense, but instead it seems to be getting even worse. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it intends to compile a comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.”, and collect any “information that could be relevant” about them. So if you have a website, an important blog...
  • The Science Is Settled: Journalists ARE Stupider Than U and Me

    05/20/2018 6:20:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-20-18 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday so I offer a prayer for journalists: If you’re unfamiliar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect it states that some people are not only incompetent but their incompetence robs them of the mental ability to realize just how inept they are. Or put another way, they know not what they know not…Physics? I don’t need no stinkin’ physics!…and proceed accordingly.That seems to explain the vast majority of the journalist class. And perhaps this explains why: Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study. Excerpts: Journalists’ brains...
  • Denver Post editorial page editor resigns amid staff cuts

    05/04/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KOAA ^ | May 03, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    An editor at The Denver Post who oversaw an editorial critical of budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper's New York-based hedge fund owners has resigned. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett ... The Post last month published Plunkett's initial editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," calling on Alden to sell the newspaper. ... Plunkett said he was warned afterward "not to bite the hand that fed us" but couldn't stay silent.
  • Russian Investigative Reporter Dies After Fall From Window; Editor Rejects Suicide

    04/15/2018 12:24:44 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 46 replies
    Russian investigative journalist Maksim Borodin of Yekaterinburg has died of injuries sustained on April 12 when he fell from the window of his fifth-floor apartment. Borodin, 32, died on April 15 in a hospital without recovering consciousness. Officially, his death was being investigated as a suicide. A Sverdlovsk Oblast police spokesman said it was "unlikely that this story is of a criminal nature."
  • Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership

    04/09/2018 1:54:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | APRIL 7, 2018 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner. Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took the extraordinary step this weekend of publicly blasting its New York-based hedge-fund owner and making the case for its own survival ... The bold tactic was born out of a dissatisfaction not uncommon in newsrooms across the country as newspapers grapple with the loss of revenue ... The lead editorial pulled no punches, describing executives at Alden Global Capital, the paper’s hedge-fund owner, as “vulture capitalists.” ... “The @denverpost is being murdered by its owners,” one Post reporter, John Wenzel, wrote...
  • Trump's delusional assault on press should get him banned from the WH Correspondents' Dinner (tr)

    04/05/2018 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Kurt Bardella
    OP-ED: For reasons that I can’t possibly understand, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has a standing invitation to President Donald Trump to attend their annual dinner later on this month. This is the same Trump who just a few days ago resumed his irrational campaign against the “Fake Washington Post” and called for the publication to register as a lobbyist. On April 2, he defended Sinclair Broadcasting, which has been forcing local news outlets it controls to run de-facto propaganda segments decrying “fake news,” calling Sinclair “far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total...
  • Turkish court sentences 25 journalists to long prison terms over alleged links to Gülen movement

    03/11/2018 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 08 Mar 2018 | SCF
    An İstanbul high criminal court on Thursday gave prison sentences ranging from 25 months to seven years, six months to 25 journalists on terror charges. The journalists, some of whom used to work for media outlets affiliated with the Gülen movement, are alleged to be followers of the movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The movement strongly denies any involvement. There were 29 defendants in the trial, 19 of whom were in pretrial detention.
  • Life sentences for Turkish journalists is "criminalizing journalism" - the U.S.

    02/17/2018 6:24:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Ahval ^ | Feb 16 2018 | Ilhan Tanir
    "The United States is troubled by the life sentences handed down to 6 journalists and media employees in Turkey, including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak" the State Department official told Ahval in an email statement. A Turkish court gave life sentences to six people, including former newspaper editor Ahmet Altan, his brother, columnist and economist Mehmet Altan, and well-known journalist, Nazli Ilıcak, after convicting them of being the media wing of an Islamist sect the government says carried out the July 2016 failed coup attempt. The U.S. official stated that these are "extraordinary sentences" and "appear to be...
  • Turkey frees reporter, but sentences 6 other journalists to life for alleged involvement in failed c

    02/16/2018 9:03:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16 at 2:50 PM | Jason Rezaian
    A court in Turkey sentenced six journalists to life in prison Friday for their alleged involvement in a failed 2016 coup attempt. The decision came shortly after another reporter who had been controversially imprisoned was conditionally released from custody.Prominent journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak and three other media workers were convicted of crimes against the state, a charge that governments around the world are increasingly employing as a tactic to instill fear in and silence journalists who are critical of ruling authorities. [2017 was the most dangerous year ever for journalists. 2018 might be even worse.]
  • Wikileaks Reveals All the Journalists Who Schmoozed With Clinton Campaign

    02/07/2018 2:35:50 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    AIM ^ | February 7, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not news mainstream media lined up en masse behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, but it is worth noting how many in the media were willing to compromise their ability to report fairly on the election by connecting themselves to her campaign. At least 65 prominent mainstream media personalities were participating in dinners, cocktail receptions and other functions, according to an analysis of material exposed by Wikileaks. The events were held ostensibly to make them feel like insiders to the campaign and promoters of its objectives. In what was billed as an off-the-record meeting for drinks with...
  • Fusion Fails to Block Congress Bid for Bank Records

    01/05/2018 6:57:31 AM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5 Jan 2018
    A research firm that compiled a dossier of sometimes salacious information about U.S. President Donald Trump’s contacts with Russians failed to block a congressional bid to see its banking records. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington agreed on Thursday that information sought by the House Intelligence Committee is pertinent to its probe of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The judge rejected Fusion GPS’s argument that disclosure of the data could reveal secrets about the firm’s clients and devastate its business.
  • Turkey’s Stalinist prosecution of journalists for tweets and blogs

    12/29/2017 7:46:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 27 | Editorial Board
    THESE ARE dark days for journalists in Turkey, now the leader among governments that imprison news-gatherers. In one week alone, nearly 70 journalists were on trial on false accusations of supporting terrorism. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic alliance, and not all that long ago a boisterous democracy, has fallen into the grip of dictatorship. The theater of the absurd is in full season.
  • 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.
  • House Intel Committee Trying to Find Out Why Fusion GPS Paid Journalists Who Reported on Russia

    11/27/2017 9:23:08 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2017 | KRISTINA WONG
    Recently filed court documents revealed that Fusion GPS, the firm that produced the Trump dossier, paid three journalists who reported on Russia issues, and the House intelligence committee is trying to find out why. The payments to journalists occurred between June 2016 and February 2017 and raise questions as to whether the firm paid journalists in connection with its efforts to advance the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. The payments were revealed in court filings by the deputy general counsel for the House intelligence committee on November 21 to the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • TIME Man of the Year (my title)

    11/24/2017 2:51:54 PM PST · by abb · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
  • Firm behind dubious Trump-Russia dossier paid multiple journalists for work

    11/24/2017 10:37:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Fusion GPS, the liberal research firm that funded and distributed the anti-Trump dossier, has paid three journalists for work related to Congress’ Russia probe, according to court filings. Lawyers representing the House Intelligence Committee made the assertion in a bid to force Fusion to turn over additional bank transactions involving reporters, law firms and a media company. “The committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists,” stated the House general counsel court filing, “each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the committee’s investigation.”The journalists’ names are blacked out. Documents list 10 House-demanded...
  • UNSEALED: Fusion GPS Bank Records Show Russia-Related Payments

    11/21/2017 4:15:20 PM PST · by GregNH · 94 replies
    Dally Callers ^ | 11/21/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A federal court unsealed documents in a lawsuit over Fusion GPS’s bank records on Tuesday, revealing new details of payments made last year to the opposition research firm that commissioned the infamous Trump dossier. The documents also shed new light on requests made by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about payments that Fusion GPS made to journalists. The records were unsealed in response to a ruling made last week by Richard Leon, a federal judge in the district court in Washington, D.C. The bank documents list 112 transactions involving Fusion GPS.