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  • FCC Commissioner Wantsto Test the 'Public Value'of Every Broadcast Station

    12/03/2010 9:07:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 12/3/10 | Susan Jones
    ( - American journalism is in "grave peril," FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says, and to bolster "traditional media," he said the Federal Communications Commission should conduct a "public value test" of every commercial broadcast station at relicensing time. In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight. "If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the people’s airwaves," Copps said. "If not, it goes on probation for a...
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video: Fox News Colleagues Mocking Sarah Palin

    11/16/2010 11:48:26 AM PST · by onyx · 276 replies
    THE OTHER MCCAIN ^ | November 16, 2010 | THE OTHER MCCAIN
    Fox News pays Sarah Palin as a contributor to their network. And apparently to be “fair and balanced,” they also pay Judith Miller and Liz Trotta to make fun of Sarah Palin: LINK TO THE VIDEOUPDATE: Here’s what was said: LIZ TROTTA: “Alessandra Stanley [of the New York Times] had the best line [in her Nov. 11 review]. She said the new [Palin TLC] show was like ‘The Sound of Music’ without the Nazis, without the romance and without the music.” JUDITH MILLER (laughing): ”Oh, the Washington Post hated it, too . . . [Post TV critic Hank Steuver] said...
  • Obama's Indonesian gay nanny and other things from his past

    11/09/2010 11:39:37 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2010 | Matt DeLong
    With Obama visiting Indonesia today, the New York Times has a story that is just chock-full of interesting tidbits about Obama's time living there as a child in the late 1960s. For example, the Times reports that back then Obama was "chubby" and that some of the locals referred to him as "the boy who walks like a duck." Then, of course, there's this: His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia's relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called...
  • ‘Greenest President Ever’ India trip - carbon footprint bigger than the citizens of many US cities

    11/03/2010 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
    Wattsupwith that ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, wrote in January 2010 on the Huffington Post that President Barack Obama was “The Greenest President Ever“. Weeellll….maybe not. You see, today we have these headlines:....
  • Is The Media Ready To Go Straight?

    11/01/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 30 replies ^ | 11/01/10 | CaroleL
    With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
  • Juan Williams ‘Talking Points Memo’ to NPR - A Good One!

    10/22/2010 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 105 replies · 1+ views
    LIBNOT ^ | 10/22/90
    Juan Williams gives a talking points memo to npr. And how.
  • 'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning

    10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 20 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West
    From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.  Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin?

    09/20/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Kyle Drennen
    Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie Rodriguez suggested O'Donnell's response: "Well, she could do what Sarah Palin has done and which has worked so beautifully for Sarah Palin, and that is to play media victim." Rodriguez made the comment to political analyst John Dickerson, who added: "That's right. And the victim card is one that Sarah Palin has played, Rand Paul has done the same thing. It's a bit of a time-honored technique and
  • Former CNBC Reporter: GE CEO Immelt Meddled in Network's Editorial Coverage

    09/14/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    This could confirm what many suspected all along - the corporate heads at General Electric (NYSE:GE) would try to use their media holdings to portray President Barack Obama and his administration in a positive light in order to gain a corporate advantage. That's how former CNBC reporter and current Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino explains it in his forthcoming book, "Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street." According to Gasparino, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt had "helped his company feast off of the subsidies of Obamanomics," including the green energy initiatives and health...
  • Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign (Gawd help us)

    Exclusive: Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign Sen. John McCain's Daughter: Sarah Palin's Rise Was 'Too Fast,' 'Too Easy' Aug. 31, 2010— For the first time since the end of her father's 2008 presidential bid, Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain spoke out about Sarah Palin, writing in a new book that Palin brought "drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the losing campaign. Though she writes that during the campaign she wondered if the loss "was Sarah Palin's fault," McCain told "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview that Palin was...
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash

    08/23/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    daily caller ^ | 8/23/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Katie Couric once described bloggers as journalists who gnaw at new information “like piranhas in a pool.” But increasingly, many bloggers are also secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns, in a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement. “It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Thought Al Gore Settled the Global Warming Issue

    08/18/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/10 | Jeff Poor
    One may think that someone as well connected as long-time Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell might also connect the dots. After an unseasonably rough DC winter occurring right in the midst of the ClimateGate scandal, she would be aware of doubt being cast over the idea of manmade global warming. But if you want evidence her mind is made up regardless of any of this, you could detect from her reaction to a report from Politco's Jim VandeHei that some Republican candidates are using the climate change debate to advance their campaigns. (Snip) ''"It just seems that I
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists

    08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 5+ views ^ | August 1, 2010 | Glenn Harian Reynolds
    Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined. If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over...
  • Obama File 108 Pro Obama "JournoLista" Outed - New "Can of Worms" Opened

    07/27/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 4+ views ^ | 7/27/10 | Trevor Loudon
    JournoList was an email group of approximately 400 journalists, bloggers and academics, who reportedly worked to influence news reporting in favor of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during and after the 2008 Presidential elections. The latest list of alleged "Journolistas" has turned up a very interesting name - Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect. This man is no basement blogger or CNN hack, he is the author of two books on the President and is connected to some of Obama's most influential enablers. Robert Kuttner's March 2008 "Obama's Challenge:American's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency" is...