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  • Who, what, where, why; not what next

    01/11/2006 2:56:03 PM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11 Jan 06
    By Al Knight Denver Post Columnist It's been hard lately to ignore the fact that major elements in the electronic news media have stopped concentrating on the collection of information, and have instead focused on predicting the future. It's not a good choice. For one thing, foretelling the future is a really tough job and most journalists have no obvious qualifications for the task.
  • Fool Me Twice: Anti-Bush Bias From New Orleans to Baghdad

    11/19/2005 2:46:24 AM PST · by rdmartinjd · 45 replies · 1,680+ views ^ | 11/18/2005 | Rod D. Martin
    "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." -- Old adage "Well, there you go again." -- Ronald Reagan There they go indeed. And shame on anyone for believing them anymore. I mean, of course, the elite liberal media, who will stop at nothing to topple the Bush presidency. Not even if it means manipulating the news about war and natural disasters. Remember all those New Orleans horror stories, the ones that could've given Attila the Hun goosebumps? An Editor & Publisher headline that screamed, "Mortuary Director Tells Local Paper 40,000 Could Be Lost in Hurricane"?...
  • Several Held in Jordan Attacks Probe

    08/20/2005 9:14:05 PM PDT · by standing united · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2005 | associated press
    AQABA, Jordan — Jordanian police rounded up several people Saturday and uncovered the launcher used by militants to fire three Katyusha (search) rockets from a hilltop warehouse the day before, narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in this Red Sea resort.
  • Unusual U.S.-Russian Reporting Team To Probe Editor's Murder in Moscow

    08/16/2005 8:35:05 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 13 replies · 341+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | August 15, 2005 | JACOB GERSHMAN
    As an American journalist working in Moscow, Paul Klebnikov, accumulated a lengthy list of enemies, ranging from Chechen mobsters to billionaire bandits. Those responsible for his murder last year may not have realized just how many allies Klebnikov also had. A team of top-flight investigative reporters from America and Russia has committed itself to untangling the case of Klebnikov, the 41-year-old editor of Forbes Russia who was gunned down at the peak of his career while walking home from his offices in northeastern Moscow on the evening of July 9.
  • Were these immigration stories biased? (Minutemen)

    07/20/2005 12:36:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2005 | James Campbell - About:Chron Blog
    Immigration is a line-in-the-sand story topic that tends to raise the emotions of Americans on either side of the issue, particularly in light of 9/11. Consequently, it's imperative that any story on the subject be reported accurately and with balance, lest the readers' representative get calls and e-mails charging bias. On that note, I've already heard from readers regarding the stories about the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and their plans to send observers to Houston in October to patrol for illegal immigrants. Two specific complaints stand out: The use of the word "militia" in a subhead on a story published...
  • Miles' space assignment raises questions

    07/17/2005 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 550+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 17, 2005 | DAVID BAUDER, AP
    NEW YORK - Only CNN's Miles O'Brien and NASA truly know how close he was to climbing out of a space suit instead of an anchor booth after the space shuttle Discovery's launch was postponed last week because of a fuel gauge failure. O'Brien recently revealed that he was close to getting NASA's OK to be the first American journalist in space until Columbia broke apart on its return flight in 2003. CNN and O'Brien missed out on the story of a lifetime. But the network's negotiations with America's space agency also raise questions about whether CNN was willing to...
  • The Mainstream Media's Selective Terror - (shameful manipulation of public opinion!)

    07/15/2005 2:02:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 409+ views
    It’s always interesting to see how the elite media reacts when notable events take place. It is also interesting to see what events they choose to ignore. It is by their choice of what to focus on and what to disregard that they sculpt and influence public opinion. It is also how they create angst in the political world. In the hands of an up-front and honest media this would more often than not promote a public good. In the hands of an agenda driven media it becomes quite a problem. It wasn’t until the Afghan campaign was well established...
  • The war on truth - (BBC's terminology; can't call it terrorism, or perps terrorists!)

    07/11/2005 7:07:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 626+ views
    Many commented on the fact that, on the day of the London bombings, the BBC referred over and over again to these acts as terrorism and to the perpetrators as terrorists. This was in striking contrast to its refusal to use the term terrorist when reporting terrorism in Israel. When a bus full of innocent people was blown up in Bloomsbury, it seemed, the perpetrator was a terrorist but when a bus full of innocent people was blown up in Jerusalem the perpetrator was a ‘militant’ or even ‘fighter’. Now, however, it seems that the BBC has had second thoughts...
  • States Reporting Inflated Graduation Rates

    06/23/2005 11:00:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 701+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/23/05 | Ben Feller - AP
    WASHINGTON - Most states are reporting lofty high school graduation rates that far exceed reality and mislead the public about how schools are performing, a private analysis found. The majority of states — 36 of them — say 80 percent to 97 percent of their high school students graduate on time, according to state figures provided to the Education Department. Those numbers show "rampant dishonesty," said Kati Haycock, director of The Education Trust, an advocacy organization for poor and minority students. The Trust reviewed the 2002-03 graduation rates that states had to provide this year. A series of independent analyses...
  • In the Belly of the Beast How the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel decides to cover the news

    06/16/2005 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies · 926+ views
    Milwaukee Magazine ^ | July 2005 | Bruce Murphy
    Shortly after starting work at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, I ran into Keith Spore in the hallway. Then the publisher, Spore had spent his entire 37-year career there, rising from copy boy to the front office, but there was still a lean-limbed, youthful quality to him. That unpretentiousness led some to underestimate his profound impact on the newspaper. The Journal Sentinel was in many ways the realization of his personal vision, and now I was part of that picture. “So,” he asked, “have you figured out why good reporters go bad?” I laughed. Spore and I had met in the...
  • Rocky Mountain News Publishes “The Churchill Files” - ("excellence in journalism!")

    06/10/2005 4:36:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    Since the inception of controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, the Rocky Mountain News has led all other media in news coverage, investigation and analysis. Now, that newspaper has published the results of a detailed, exhaustive two-month investigation into multiple allegations against the embattled professor. The five-part series of reports, which began on June 4, constitute remarkable journalism of a kind too rarely practiced, regardless of subject matter. It is thorough; it is careful; it is balanced. It is investigatory and scholarly, analytical and insightful, as clear and as compellingly written as any complicated, contentious story can be....
  • Al Jazeera denies Rumsfeld charge it airs killings

    06/04/2005 10:17:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/04/05
    Al Jazeera denies Rumsfeld charge it airs killings Sat Jun 4, 7:57 AM ET DUBAI (Reuters) - The Arab TV channel Al Jazeera rejected on Saturday as unfounded Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's accusations that it was encouraging Islamic militant groups by airing beheadings of foreign hostages in Iraq. "Al Jazeera ... has never at any time transmitted pictures of killings or beheadings and ... any talk about this is absolutely unfounded," the television said in a statement. Al Jazeera, repeatedly accused by Washington of biased reporting on Iraq, has often shown video of hostages pleading at gunpoint for their government...
  • Peter Paul: Rosen Acquittal Doesn't Clear Hillary - (Paul pursuing Hillary in civil suit)

    05/29/2005 2:09:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,008+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 28, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief accuser Peter Paul said Saturday that yesterday's acquittal of her former campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, doesn't mean she's in the clear. "This is by no means an exoneration of Hillary's campaign," Paul told NewsMax. "In fact. it's an indictment of her campaign." Calling Rosen a sacrificial lamb who was set up to take the fall for higher-ups, Paul said, "The jurors clearly didn't believe that he filed these false FEC reports on his own." Paul's allegations about expenses he covered for an August 2000 gala fundraiser for Mrs. Clinton spurred a four-year investigation...
  • Media Slander - Enough Is Enough! - (military website - BLACK FIVE - speaking out!)

    05/25/2005 4:19:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 76 replies · 1,597+ views
    BLACK FIVE.NET ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | BLACK FIVE
    "Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media for they will steal your honor." - Bobby McBride, Crew Chief, 128th Assault Helicopter Company, RVN 1969-1970 Attention on the Net, this is Blackfive... People that know me know that I usually can maintain my composure during most circumstances. But on a phone call with Bill Roggio of the Fourth Rail and Winds of Change, in reference to Linda Foley (after her "clarification" of her slanderous statement), I actually lost it a bit and Sergeant Blackfive came out...
  • We Don't Need No Stinking Editors - (Burt Prelutsky on all of The LA Times factual errors!)

    05/15/2005 8:37:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 715+ views
    Sometimes I get the idea that my daily newspaper, the L.A. Times, is cutting a few too many corners. I’m getting the feeling that in a desperate attempt to save a few bucks, they’ve slashed not only editors, copyreaders and fact checkers, but even reporters with junior high diplomas. I mean, it’s one thing to put out a newspaper while keeping an eye on the bottom line and quite another to hire a bunch of people who can’t spell bottom line. Having studied the paper closely for the past several months, I’d say that the mistakes fall mainly into three...
  • The Toilets in Cuba Aren’t Better Than Ours - (new take on Newsweek's Gitmo Koran Flusing error)

    05/15/2005 8:23:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 60 replies · 1,391+ views
    Having read Michael Isikoff and John Berry’s May 9 th article in Newsweek magazine I was forced to come to a conclusion: Cuban toilets were much better than those in the United States. But, with Newsweek’s retraction of Isikoff and Barry’s ‘Quran flushing story’ it would appear that Kohler is safe, at least for now. You may ask me how I could have possibly come to the conclusion that Cuban toilet artisans were superior to their American counterparts, what with the travel ban to Cuba and all. My conclusion was based in common sense and deductive reasoning. In Isikoff and...
  • Future tense for old-time media - (on its way to "also ran" status?)

    05/09/2005 10:06:27 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 631+ views
    The year is 2014. The press as we know it no longer exists. Traditional reporting has collapsed. News is churned out by the media giant Googlezon (Google has taken over many companies and joined forces with Amazon). The news consists of blogs, attitudes, discoveries, preferences, claims and random thoughts, gathered and shaped by computers and human editors, and fed back to ordinary people. The New York Times has become a newsletter read only by the elite and the elderly. This is the finding of a clever eight-minute mock documentary, "Epic 2014," produced by the fictional Museum of Media History (in...
  • Vietnam: The Fog of War or the Smoke of Propaganda? - (Cronkite, "..and that's the way it is")

    05/05/2005 5:49:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 840+ views
    Thirty years ago, Americans were transfixed by the chaotic images flickering across their TV screens. Hordes of frantic South Vietnamese men, women and children desperately clinging to the U.S. Embassy fence in Saigon, pleading for escape. Chinook helicopters teetering precariously on the Embassy roof, evacuating the last Americans even as North Vietnamese Communist Army tanks rolled into the outskirts of the city. Huey gunships, the very symbol of American combat power in Vietnam, commandeered by fleeing South Vietnamese Army pilots, either ditched into the sea or pushed overboard from the decks of crowded American aircraft carriers. If the film footage...
  • Kalamazoo paper fires reporter, photographer (Drinking while doing a drinking story)

    04/25/2005 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 573+ views
    ap ^ | 4-25-05
    Kalamazoo paper fires reporter, photographer 4/25/2005, 4:25 p.m. ET The Associated Press KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Kalamazoo Gazette has fired a reporter and a photographer after they told editors that they consumed alcohol while working on a story for a recent series about problem drinking among college-age adults, the newspaper said. The story, about a drinking game called "beer pong," also was written as if the events occurred in one evening when they actually happened over the course of two evenings, the paper reported. Reporter Craig McCool, 27, and photographer Mairin Chapman, 23, did not tell their editors that...
  • Washington Post on the Warpath - (disingenuous anti-Bush column by Ceci Connolly, also Fox panelist)

    04/19/2005 4:19:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,327+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The Washington Post published a story on Match 25 faulting President Bush for not injecting himself quickly enough into the tragic killings at the Indian reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota. Post reporter Ceci Connolly found a volunteer at an Indian office who said about Bush, "I don't feel he cares about the American Indian people." This is a classic case of a manufactured story designed to make the president look bad. Connolly, a contributor to Fox News, wrote that "The reaction to Bush's silence was particularly bitter given his high-profile, late-night intervention on behalf of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida...