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  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #5: Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    07/19/2010 9:43:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Welcome once again to our top ten most left-biased working journalist list and now it’s time for number five in the countdown. As we begin our downward slope to the number one most biased, it is fitting that we come to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker as our fifth worst, most biased American journo. Unlike the other left-wingers that merely hate conservative Americans, Cynthia Tucker seems to hate all of us. That seems true at least if her latest outrageous comment on MSNBC can be taken for granted. In recent comments made on Chris “Leg Tingle” Matthews’ MSNBC show, Tucker...
  • A Misleading Story on 'Facts' (Left Media Strikes Again)

    07/19/2010 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On July 11, the Boston Globe featured a story on "facts" and how people just don't seem to want to hear them when they intersect with closely held political opinions. The story has some interesting points to make, points that seem quite sensible, but there is no escaping the fact that the whole story is not only written from a left-wing perspective but is misleading in a central reality that is wholly ignored by the piece. For the Globe, writer Joe Keohane laments that people with preconceived political opinions rarely have their minds changed when presented with facts contrary to...
  • Name One Difference Between World Opinion and Left-Wing Opinion

    07/05/2010 11:29:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 6, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a challenge: Can you name one difference between what the media refer to as "world opinion" and Left-wing opinion? Take all the time you need. But no matter how much time you take, you probably won't come up with any examples. The world's media and virtually all international organizations are Leftist in their politics, and they both define "world opinion" and in turn shape it. Of course, there are other powerful institutions in the world that shape public opinion. But virtually none contravene the Left-wing views of the world's media and world organizations on world issues. Take Islam, for...
  • Media warming to public's disbelief

    06/15/2010 7:20:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 797+ views
    the sun news ^ | Jun. 06, 2010 | Thomas
    Three modern myths have been sold to the American people: the promise of a transparent administration (President Obama); the promise of a more ethical Congress (Speaker Pelosi); and the myth of "global warming," or climate change. The first two are daily proving suspect and now the third is sinking with greater force than melting icebergs, if they were melting, which many believe they are not. After spending years promoting "global warming," the media are beginning to turn in the face of growing evidence that they have been wrong. The London Times recently reported: "Britain's premier scientific institution is being forced...
  • Five Things Old Media Still Don't Get About The Web

    06/10/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 600+ views
    Techi ^ | June 10, 2010 | Navneet Alang
    established old media entities are still really struggling to understand the web. Time and time again, it feels as if old media companies, rather than embracing the massive potential of the web, seem to shoot themselves in the foot. For all those people out there working in established media, here are five things you still don’t seem to get about the web: 1. People Never Wanted to Pay for the News. web users can get all that information from a variety of places. Craigslist is way better than paper for classifieds, weather is everywhere, the web updates stock prices instantly,...
  • Helen Thomas: The End

    06/07/2010 11:43:42 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 67+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Since I wrote and submitted my piece on Helen Thomas comparing the firestorm of condemnation that occurred immediately after entertainer Don Imus made his race-tinged comments about the Duke basketball players to the relative kid gloves with which Helen Thomas is being handled over her outrageous anti-Israeli comments a few new things have occurred in the story. First of all a few left leaning pundits have scolded Thomas, most prominently Clinton era operative Lanny Davis who issued a press release calling Thomas an "anti-Semitic bigot." Joe Klein, another left-wing pundit, posted a few short paragraphs saying that he felt Thomas...
  • Larry King To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At CNN With Half The Viewers He Had Two Years Ago

    05/27/2010 6:52:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 318+ views
    Business Insider ^ | May 27, 2010, | Joe Pompeo |
    descent into irrelevancy...on King's inability (much the same as his fellow CNN hosts) to compete in the ratings with Fox News and MSNBC. At 9 p.m., the time slot King used to dominate, he's a "distant third" behind Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity. King now averages 725,000 viewers—that's about half the audience he had during the most recent presidential election; he was drawing 1.34 million in the first quarter of 2009. CNN president Jonathan Klein declined to comment on King's contract, which is up for renewal next June.
  • CNN Omits Left Wing Affiliation of Arrested Illegal, DREAM Act Provision ( and La Raza )

    05/22/2010 12:44:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies · 412+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 21, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Casey Wian on Friday's Newsroom filed a one-sided report on an illegal immigrant activist who was arrested for participating in a sit-in at Senator John McCain's office on Monday. Wian omitted the liberal affiliation of the activist's group, oversimplified the DREAM Act (the cause of the activist), and neglected how it would open the path for illegals to receive in-state tuition. Wian's interview of Lizbeth Mateo aired 10 minutes into the 11 am Eastern hour. An on-screen graphic mentioned Mateo's affiliation with an organization called Dream Team Los Angeles, but the correspondent didn't mention this explicitly during his report....
  • Merged Honolulu Star-Advertiser Begins June 7 : As Many As 400 People Will Be Laid Off

    05/13/2010 8:05:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 260+ views
    KITV4 ^ | May 12, 2010 | Keoki Kerr,
    The merged Honolulu Star-Advertiser debuts June 7, with nearly 400 people losing their jobs in the process, according to the publisher of the combined newspaper. The last day that both The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin will publish separately will be Sunday, June 6... The Star-Bulletin purchased The Advertiser from the Gannett Co. and Francis said he expects to hire about half of the Advertiser's 580 employees, meaning about 290 Advertiser workers will lose their jobs in the merger. The Advertiser, one of Gannett’s larger newspapers with a daily circulation of about 130,000, was founded in 1856 and purchased...
  • Obama's diplomacy, not fully engaged

    05/03/2010 11:10:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 658+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2010 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama's foreign policy has been defined so far by his attempts to "engage" with adversaries or rivals of the United States, such as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia. The results have been mixed. But now the president's focus is visibly shifting. In the next 18 months, Obama's record abroad will be made or broken by his ability to do business with two nominal U.S. allies: Hamid Karzai and Binyamin Netanyahu. Both men are prickly and somewhat inscrutable... And Obama has not done well. In fact, his treatment of the Israeli and Afghan leaders during...
  • Tenn. Newspaper: Being Pro-US Constitution and Anti-Obamacare is Raaaaacist

    05/03/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/03/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Did you know that if you cared about the U.S. Constitution you are a racist? Oh, and did you also know that being against big government and being against Obamacare also makes you a racist? Well if you didn't know that the Nashville Tennessean wants you to realize that if you love the Constitution but hate intrusive, overarching Obamacare… well, you, sir, are a big fat racist. The paper also resurrects the lawmaker-spate-upon lie and lays the blame for all this on the Tea Partiers. That's right, for the Gannet-owned Tennessean reporter Nate Rau wants you to know that loving...
  • ( Gannett ) Newspaper giant leaves the islands ( Hawaii )

    05/02/2010 11:04:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 591+ views
    Star-Bulletin ^ | May 02, 2010 | Allison Schaefers
    The corporate Goliath of the media world, Gannett Co., walks away tomorrow from nearly four decades of newspaper ownership in Hawaii after selling the spoils to the owner of its longtime rival Honolulu Star-Bulletin. According to industry analyst John Morton, "Gannett was essentially the winner in all this, but they elected to withdraw by selling." "At some point in a competitive situation, even when you have a company with very deep pockets, if they suspect that their opponent is going to stick in there even if it is losing money—it just might not be worth it for them to stay,"...
  • Denver Post weekday sales down 10% from a year ago

    04/27/2010 9:13:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 422+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | April 26, 2010 | Mark Harden
    The Denver Post on Monday reported weekday sales averaging 333,675 copies, down 10.2 percent from the sales figure it posted a year earlier for the month after the Rocky Mountain News folded. The Post's weekday sales were much smaller prior to the Rocky's demise, but then it began delivering papers to former News subscribers, so its numbers shot up. A year ago, the Post reported an average 526,235 Sunday copies sold in the six months ended March 31, 2009. The Sunday Post was delivered to both Post and News subscribers before and after the Rocky folded. The Post is now...
  • Why Can’t Old Media Get History Right Part 2: Boston Herald Muffs Rev War

    04/20/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last week I posted a deconstruction of the muffed WWII history as penned by NPR commentator Cokie Roberts. Today I have another example of muddled history in the Old Media. This one is misconstrued Revolutionary War history as published by the Boston Herald. Hard to believe that the Boston Herald, a paper that sits in the cradle of the Revolutionary War, can get Revolutionary War history wrong but such is the degraded state of the Old Media. In Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 2010, reenactors of the Rev War celebrated the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. The Boston...
  • NBC's Jay Barbree's career may be over

    04/18/2010 10:15:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 2,546+ views
    brutally honest ^ | April 17, 2010
    watch as he crosses a line, that line which states "Thou shalt not speak ill of The One": Did you catch the MSNBC anchorette quickly step up and speak on behalf of the Obama administration? So telling... of course, anyone who disbelieves that MSNBC is anything but a megaphone for Obama needs his or her head examined but still, it's eye-opening to hear someone just come right out there in the open with it.
  • Cokie Roberts: Japanese Interment Was an Immigration Issue?

    04/16/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 354+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Why is it that lefties always get history wrong? The Jewish World Review recently published an editorial by NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and her hubby meant to urge the country toward "comprehensive" immigration reform by praising America's history of immigrant labor. But even as much of what the two Roberts say is dead on, there are still a few glaring errors one of which is their claim that Japanese interment during WWII was an immigration issue. Cokie, whose full name is a mouthful -- Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs -- garbled history at the tail of her piece by...
  • CNN Is Dead, A Victim Of Blind Adherence To Silly Principles

    04/04/2010 2:06:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 4, 2010 | Michael Hirschorn
    Last week, Nielsen reported that CNN had lost roughly half its prime-time viewers in the first quarter of 2010 compared with a year earlier... Meanwhile, Fox News’s “talk radio” on TV propelled it to second place among all cable networks in the same time period. In 2009, led by the twin riders of the apocalypse Glenn Beck (up 50 percent year over year) and his comparatively more fact-based coeval Bill O’Reilly (up a mere 28 percent, but still boasting an audience nearly five times that of Larry King’s), Fox had its best year ever.
  • A Tough Quarter for Evening Newscasts on ABC and CBS

    04/01/2010 6:49:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,407+ views
    nyt ^ | April 1, 2010 | BILL CARTER
    With buyouts and layoffs in progress, the mood at ABC News can’t be good — and it was not likely enhanced by the ratings report for the first quarter of the year, which showed that the network’s evening newscast, “World News” had sunk to the lowest numbers the program had seen in a first quarter since the People Meter was introduced by Nielsen in 1987. The same story prevailed at CBS, where the “Evening News” also hit a new low for the months of January through March. So what’s happening? Is this a signal that viewers are abandoning network newscasts...
  • New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves

    03/26/2010 5:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,098+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2010 | Gillian Reagan |
    Some New York Times Co... staffers are boiling about their top executives' huge $12 million payouts in 2009. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s compensation more than doubled in 2009, to nearly $6 million. President and CEO Janet Robinson also boosted her earnings by 32%, to $6.3 million. During the same year, the New York newsroom lost 100 staffers to buyouts and layoffs, along with pay and benefit cuts at sister publications. "We watched our colleagues pack their boxes and he is making $6 million? It's a joke."
  • As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too(Caption the Illustration)

    03/14/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 65 replies · 2,324+ views
    nytimes ^ | 3/14/2010 | Peter Baker
    Illustration by Nola Lopez, photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times SENATOR Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, had a little political advice last week for Barack Obama." President Obama and the Democrats: Don’t pass the president’s health care legislation because you would risk losing in the midterm elections. Mr. Obama laughed about it afterward. “I generally wouldn’t take advice about what’s good for Democrats” from Mr. McConnell, he told an audience in Pennsylvania. But he conceded that “that’s what members of Congress are hearing right now on the cable shows and in sort of the gossip columns in Washington.” He...
  • CNN's Epic Meltdown

    03/03/2010 11:27:38 AM PST · by george76 · 113 replies · 3,485+ views
    rcp ^ | March 3rd, 2010 | Tom Bevan
    Get out the defibrillator quick: CNN is dying. What other conclusion can be drawn from the Nielsen ratings from February, which showed the once dominant news network finishing in fifth place for the first time ever- and now trailing CNBC and Headline News as well as its main competitors, FOX and MSNBC? The numbers are, as you can imagine, pretty stark. Wolf Blitzer's show, The Situation Room, was down 44% in total viewers in February. Campbell Brown, Larry King, and Anderson Cooper all posted their lowest ratings ever in February among total viewers, declining 50%, 55%, and 59%, respectively. The...
  • ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus [Updated]

    03/01/2010 9:10:08 AM PST · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,325+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Matea Gold
    As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington and halve the number of its domestic correspondents. ABC News President David Westin confirmed in an interview Friday that the network's ranks of bureau correspondents, which currently number several dozen, would be cut in half and be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories. Although the network will keep a minimal staff presence in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston, it will shut...
  • Denver Post owner plans prepackaged Ch. 11 filing

    01/15/2010 8:09:54 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 675+ views
    AP ^ | January 15, 2010
    Owner of Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune plans prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for the MediaNews Group family of newspapers that includes The Denver Post, said Friday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company said it would file a "prepackaged" plan already approved by lenders, which should allow it to emerge from bankruptcy more quickly. Under the plan, company debt would fall from about $930 million to $165 million. Senior lenders would swap debt for stock. Earlier this week, Morris Publishing Group, owner of 13 daily newspapers including the...
  • “Real” News Media to Be Defined by Law

    12/06/2009 10:03:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 50 replies · 1,651+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 December 2009 | John Semmens
    Concerned that “casual” and “irregular” so-called journalists are “confusing” the American people. Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have introduced legislation that attempts to “draw the line between legitimate and illegitimate purveyors of news.” The legislation, Senate Bill 448, would define a legitimate journalist as a person working as a salaried employee of, or independent contractor for, a recognized publisher or broadcaster of news. Those falling outside this definition would be denied the privileges granted to established news media under freedom of the press. “The American people need to be protected from being misled by unauthorized sources,” Feinstein...
  • Anderson Cooper's Ratings Plummet

    12/02/2009 7:30:07 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,895+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Dec. 2, 2009, | Erin Carlson
    Anderson Cooper is fading in the ratings. His 10 p.m. show, "Anderson Cooper 360," has declined 62% in total viewers and 70% in adults 25-54 from November 2008, according to Nielsen figures. Last month, in Cooper's time slot, Fox News' "On the Record" attracted an average viewership of 1.9 million while "360" averaged 672,000... From the start of 2009, he began losing a huge chunk of his nightly audience.
  • The Beltway snipers and the Fort Hood killer: Peas in a jihad-inspired pod

    11/09/2009 9:26:10 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,072+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 9, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to be executed tomorrow for the Beltway-area sniper spree that left 10 innocent people dead in 2002. Several family members of the victims will attend. At the time of the murderous rampage that stretched over three, horror-filled weeks... where Muhammad and his young partner in crime, Lee Malvo, wreaked bloody havoc. I covered two main aspects of the story that were underplayed by the MSM–Lee Malvo’s illegal alien catch-and-release story and Nation of Islam convert Muhammad and Malvo’s Muslim hate-mongering. Snide MSM’ers and the CAIR propagandists attacked those of who called these thugs what they...
  • Why do we have to read British papers to get Ft. Hood jihadist news?!

    11/08/2009 7:06:25 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies · 2,642+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 8, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The London Telegraph has the bombshell report on Ft. Hood jihadist Nidal Hassan’s ties to the September 11 terrorists. Question: Why is it that we have to read British papers to get the unvarnished truths about the Ft. Hood Muslim mass murderer?
  • CNN Slips To Last Place In Prime-Time Programming

    10/26/2009 10:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,437+ views
    npr ^ | October 26, 2009 | David Folkenflik and Robert Siegel
    CNN's prime-time programs finished fourth and last among the cable news networks in October. CNN's programs finished behind not only Fox News and MSNBC, but also its own sister network HLN.
  • Is NBC Dead?

    10/04/2009 5:49:46 PM PDT · by JLS · 87 replies · 4,345+ views
    aol.com ^ | 30 September 2009 | Kelly Woo
    Get a hit drama in here, stat! Just a couple weeks into the fall television season, the prognosis is not looking good for NBC. To wit:
  • Crawford says Time Warner will sell magazine unit

    09/27/2009 10:47:09 AM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies · 870+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:49pm EDT | Reporting by Jessica Wohl, Editing by Sandra Maler
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc will eventually sell the Time Inc magazine unit and could buy holdings in its core entertainment category, Gordon Crawford, managing director of its largest shareholder, said during a presentation this week. "Time Warner just spun off their cable division, they are going to sell their print division, they are going to spin off AOL and they're just going to be Warner Brothers, HBO and the Turner Networks," said Crawford, managing director of The Capital Group.
  • New columnist starts today ( Liberal editor not happy ? )

    09/16/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,025+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | 09/15/2009 | Gerry O'Brien
    Today, The Montana Standard launches a new weekly columnist for its editorial page Byron York will serve as a conservative voice every Tuesday... York, a staunch conservative, presents his arguments in a thoughtful, measured fashion, rather than resorting to cheap personal attacks on President Obama and others in the Democratic Party that seem to be the hallmark of the GOP these days, said Standard Editor Gerry O'Brien.
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    07/29/2009 8:17:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,655+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | July 29, 2009 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is...
  • Paper Reports on Itself?

    07/21/2009 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/21/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    I think this is an example of the distraction that the Internet and the New Media have driven the Old Media to, but it seems that the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Georgia was so amazed that someone finally paid attention to its work that it had to write a whole story about itself to brag about how many webpage hits it got on a recent story by staffer Lily Gordon. The L-E was all excited that it got "more than 1,000 comments" and received "712,251 page views" after Gordon's July 14 story headlined, "Soldier balks at deploying; says Obama isn’t president."...
  • Denver Post sales down 17% weekdays, 12% Sundays from combined Post-Rocky numbers

    07/12/2009 10:47:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 899+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | July 10, 2009 | Mark Harden
    The Denver Post sold an average of 17.4 percent fewer weekday copies in the weeks after the Rocky Mountain News folded than what the Post and News sold together a year earlier, and 12.3 percent fewer Sunday papers, according to the Denver daily's first full circulation report since the News' shutdown. On Sundays, the latest Post report cited average sales of 526,234 -- down 12.3 percent from the Post's Sunday average a year earlier of 600,026. And on Saturdays, the Post said in Friday's report that it sold an average of 435,194 papers, down 11.2 percent from what the News...
  • Media Myth: Networks Ignore Trillion-Dollar Price Tag of Climate Cap Bill

    05/31/2009 10:34:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 774+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 5/28/2009 | Julia A. Seymour
    Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill leaves committee while ABC, CBS, NBC remain silent. The media love to fret over global warming, but now that a trillion-dollar scheme to address global warming could be just around the corner the networks have been curiously quiet. On May 21, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill to cap carbon emissions and create an artificial trading market. The network news media didn’t mention it, but critics say the legislation would be a “huge threat to American prosperity and freedom.” The Heritage Foundation estimates that this bill, known as Waxman-Markey, would cost $9.6 trillion in...
  • A Corrupt and Slobbering Newsmedia Fawns All Over Sonia Sotomayor!

    05/30/2009 10:09:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 891+ views
    CapitolHillCoffeeHouse ^ | May 29, 09 | Dr. Forest Lewis
    Long gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingswood, Douglass Edwards, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Frank Reynolds and Howard K. Smith. These men were true “Broadcast Journalists.” They understood all to well the responsibility that rested on their broad shoulders. You didn’t have to tell Murrow or Brinkley, two men of great honor and distinction, that your job is to report the news, “straight down the middle, and leave your editorial comments out of your copy.” As Americans, we didn’t know if these men were Democrats or Republicans. It wasn’t our business: And they did not wear their...
  • NYT Finally Admits It Spiked Obama/ACORN Corruption Story

    05/17/2009 10:49:20 PM PDT · by vadum · 30 replies · 2,803+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Acknowledging what the blogosphere has known for weeks, the New York Times finally went on record to admit that just before last Election Day it killed a politically sensitive news story involving corruption allegations that might have made the Obama campaign look bad. But the admission on Sunday, which came seven months after NYT staff reporter Stephanie Strom's reporting about possibly illegal coordination between the Obama campaign and ACORN last year, took the form of a snarky column from Clark Hoyt, the Old Gray Lady's "public editor." Hoyt used the word "nonsense" to describe the allegations of impropriety leveled against...
  • Denver Post to suspend weekday sales throughout much of Colorado

    04/30/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 789+ views
    INDenverTimes ^ | April 30, 2009
    The Denver Post announced Thursday that it will stop delivering print copies to the Western Slope, including Grand Junction and farther reaches of Colorado ... Print subscribers will be switched to online subscriptions
  • The Baltimore Sun lays off 61 employees

    04/30/2009 8:24:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 676+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2009 | Ben Nuckols,
    The Baltimore Sun has laid off 61 people in its newsroom, about a quarter of its editorial staff, including veteran editors and managers, columnists, photographers and designers. Maryland's largest newspaper laid off managerial employees at the end of the day Tuesday, and notified union-represented employees Wednesday afternoon... Tribune is operating under bankruptcy protection. Real estate mogul Sam Zell took on a $13 billion debt load when he purchased the company in 2007
  • Peacock Flutters: NBCU Profits Dive 45%

    04/17/2009 9:45:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,118+ views
    MediaPost ^ | Apr 20, 2009 | Wayne Friedman
    NBC Universal witnessed revenue and profitability declines in the first quarter. Net profits sank 45%... General Electric itself had a tough time, with earnings down 35%... Research estimates have show NBC is not alone in its bleak earnings. Other major network groups have also seen revenue and profit declines over the last six months.
  • Fox-Bashing CNN Reporter Applied for a Job at Fox ( tea partiers )

    04/17/2009 7:49:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies · 2,641+ views
    Gawker ^ | Apr 17 2009 | John Cook
    CNN's Susan Roesgen went nuts on the air Wednesday at a Chicago tea party, blaming everything (accurately) on Fox News. But maybe she was angry because Fox turned her down for a job—twice! Roesgen got snippy with a crazy interviewee while trying to cover the tea partiers, and the crowd turned on her. "I think you get the general tenor of this," she said. "It's anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox." Back in 2005, though, according to a Fox News source, Roesgen really wanted to work for that right-wing conservative network. She sent...
  • Gannett 1Q profit tumbles as ad declines deepen

    04/16/2009 8:24:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 705+ views
    AP ^ | April 16, 2009
    Gannett Co., the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S., reported a 60 percent decline in first-quarter profit Thursday and said the decline in its advertising revenue is accelerating. Gannett, which publishes USA Today ... ad revenue shrunk by 33.5 percent. USA Today's total number of paid ad pages in the quarter fell to 527, from 826 a year ago.
  • The End of Newsweek?

    04/15/2009 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,775+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2009 | Brent Bozell
    Newsweek greeted the coming of Easter with a black cover, and the headline "The Decline and Fall of Christian America," spelled out in red in the shape of a cross. Inside, it was more declarative: "The End of Christian America." Why? Because they found that the percentage of self-identified Christians had fallen 10 points since 1990. OK, then let's compare. How much has Newsweek's circulation fallen since 1990? Just since 2007, their announced circulation has dropped by 52 percent. It would be more plausible to state "The End of Newsweek." At the end of 2007, Newsweek reduced its "base rate"...
  • US newspaper owners are "mad as hell"

    04/07/2009 9:57:16 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies · 2,111+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2009 | AFP staff
    US newspaper owners, their advertising revenue evaporating, their circulation declining and their readership going online to get news for free, are fighting mad. The enemy? Websites that use their stories without paying for them. "We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take it any more," said the chairman of the Associated Press, a cooperative of over 1,400 US newspapers, borrowing a line from the anchorman character in the 1976 movie "Network." "We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work under misguided legal theories," Dean Singleton said at a meeting this...
  • Newspapers fold as readers defect and economy sours

    03/23/2009 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Baladas · 19 replies · 777+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/23/09 | Stephanie Chen
    (CNN) -- The Rocky Mountain News, gone. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, gone. The chain that owns the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune is in bankruptcy. Other papers, large and small, are teetering on the brink. On Monday, the Ann Arbor (Michigan) News announced that it will publish its last edition in July. Taking its place will be a Web site called AnnArbor.com. Three other Michigan newspapers announced Monday they are reducing their publications to three days a week. The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times will publish print editions on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, according...
  • Pay cuts coming at Boulder, Broomfield newspapers ( Colorado )

    03/13/2009 6:19:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 616+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 13, 2009 | Greg Avery
    Pay will be cut 5 percent for dozens of journalists and other employees at the Boulder Camera, Colorado Daily and Broomfield Enterprise newspapers in April. The cuts will be across the board starting April 6 at the publications, which employ about 120 people. Prairie Mountain Publishing Co. LLC, the parent company of the papers, is also stopping its 401(k) match for employees of those papers by the end of this month. Prairie Mountain Publishing has nine papers statewide and employs about 160 people. Separately, Prairie Mountain Publishing is weighing offers to buy its headquarters building at 1048 Pearl St., in...
  • Citing crisis, US newspaper editors cancel convention

    02/27/2009 8:05:01 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 973+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 27, 2009
    The American Society of Newspaper Editors, citing the "challenging times faced by its members," announced Friday that it was canceling its 2009 convention. it had also become clear that attendance in Chicago would have been "significantly" lower than at previous conventions. The ASNE was founded in 1922. The group said the last time it failed to hold an convention was in 1945 during World War II. The US newspaper industry is facing an unprecedented crisis with print advertising revenue declining, circulation dropping and readers migrating to free news online. The announcement of the Rocky Mountain News' closure came just days...
  • Denver Post lays off 6 newsroom managers

    02/19/2009 9:32:47 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 367+ views
    Associated Press - ^ | February 19, 2009
    The Denver Post has laid off six newsroom managers in a cost-cutting effort. MediaNews Group is negotiating with union-covered Post employees for $2 million in wage and benefit concessions. William Dean Singleton, chief executive officer of MediaNews and publisher of The Denver Post, is chairman of the board of The Associated Press.
  • MediaNews Group expands newspaper furloughs

    02/08/2009 12:25:45 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 621+ views
    bizjournal ^ | February 7, 2009
    MediaNews Group Inc., which previously asked workers at its newspapers in California to take one-week unpaid leaves, is now putting employees on furlough at its papers in at least five more states. Unpaid leaves announced or agreed to Friday apply to newspapers in Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In most cases, the furloughs are to be taken by the end of March. It also has frozen pensions and suspended its 401(k) fund match payments for managers and other non-union workers at the Denver daily. A MediaNews spokesman told the Associated Press on Friday that the company's employees...
  • Denver Newspaper Agency plans for one-newspaper town

    02/04/2009 11:40:34 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 612+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 4, 2009 | David Milstead
    The agency that handles business for the two Denver newspapers is planning for life in a one-newspaper town. Staff at the Denver Newspaper Agency have drafted a letter for advertisers that says "Effective March 1, 2009, only one major daily newspaper will serve the metro Denver market - The Denver Post." "The letter is a draft, and the dates are purely placeholder dates – they don't mean anything," said agency spokesman Jim Nolan. "The (agency) has not been notified by either owner of any date regarding the Rocky Mountain News. Our plans are to keep publishing the Rocky Mountain News...