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  • Whispers With Bias (Card. Schoenborn of Vienna does NOT bless homosexual couples)

    02/21/2006 7:02:13 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies · 343+ views
    The Cafeteria is Closed ^ | February 20, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    WHISPERS WITH BIAS ....would be Rocco Palmo's Indian name. ... He reports on a blessing ceremony at the Cathedral of Vienna, where homosexuals where also blessed. His account, however, deliberate or not, is not quite accurate in the most crucial question. OK, it seems that St. Blog's will want some 'splaining on this one.... Gay couples were apparently included in the Valentine's Day liturgy at the Stephansdom in Vienna, and it's being hung around Schonborn's neck like an albatross. Well. Schoen langsam, Rocco. I've read the German article. What happened? Valentine's Day blessings (not a Mass) for "people in love",...
  • 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...
  • Jennings Explores ABCs of UFOs

    02/21/2005 4:14:51 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 139 replies · 3,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 20, 2005 | Kathy Blumenstock
    Flying saucers and strange beings who have visited Earth aren't the typical topics reported by Peter Jennings, anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." Jennings, whose new two-hour special tackles the subject of UFOs, admits he and his production team began the project with doubts and a dose of curiosity. "We have a lot of skeptics -- I am very skeptical -- but we seriously investigated something a lot of people are serious about," he said. "And when we come to the end, this is wonderfully interesting. "More than 80 million Americans believe intelligent beings from somewhere else have come here,"...
  • NEW ZEALAND: Rich cry foul on finance privacy

    02/21/2005 12:32:25 PM PST · by shaggy eel · 32 replies · 645+ views
    The Dominion Post [Wellington, New Zealand] ^ | February 22 2005 | David King
    Some of New Zealand's richest families are fuming over planned new rules that would throw open their business accounts to public scrutiny. The new rules – following Inland Revenue's move to target the 100 top "high-wealth" New Zealanders – would force the wealthy family-owned companies to open the books for closer inspection. The legislation could hit some of the country's richest families – including the Todd family, worth $2.2 billion. The war drums have been beating up and down the country. Many objections to the proposed reforms of the Financial Reporting Act appear likely to be lodged before submissions close...
  • Web has changed the shape of 'reporting' (Free Republic)

    02/10/2005 6:28:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies · 2,343+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | February 10, 2005 | Abigail Tucker and Stephen Kiehl
    "I don't like O'Malley and I am no Dumbocrat / Caligulite. Still, methinks you should validate stuff like this before you post it." So wrote "Sartorius" on Aug. 13, 2004. The participant in a discussion board on was responding to an explosive posting that Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley was having an extramarital affair. It turns out that even Web posters themselves question the publishing power the Internet grants anyone with a modem. Sartorius's skepticism proved salient: Another person posting about the topic was revealed this week to be Joseph Steffen, a longtime political operative for O'Malley's political rival, Gov....
  • Upcoming Events: Peter Jennings UFO Special on TV: February 24, 2005

    02/06/2005 8:16:28 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 162 replies · 8,652+ views
    ABC via UFO Evidence ^ | Wednesday, February 2, 2005 | Peter Jennings
    PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: UFO's: LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Each year there are thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects, but the U.S. government doesn't investgate any of them. This special program will seriously examine the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of the existence of UFOs.
  • Picking up a neighborly present(reporting for doody)

    12/06/2004 8:17:53 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 3 replies · 253+ views
    Pioneer Pres ^ | 12-06-04 | MARY BAUER
    Call it the gift that stops the giving. A local pet group is offering a gift set to send to neighbors whose dogs think your yard is their personal privy. For a fee, Responsible Owners of Mannerly Pets will send a cordial letter to the offending neighbor, reminding them of their community responsibilities, along with a one-month supply of doggy-doo bags. Anonymously. "It's just another one of those couple-of-glasses-of-wine kind of ideas," said Barb Heideman, co-founder and director of ROMP, a group that advocates and raises money for Twin Cities dog parks. Heideman and friends have their tongues firmly in...
  • Mau Mauing the Marines

    11/23/2004 5:42:09 AM PST · by The Right Stuff · 26 replies · 1,123+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 22 November, 2004 | J. King
    Mau Mauing the Marines By Jennifer King November 22, 2004 The recent publication of the video of a U.S. Marine shooting an Iraqi "insurgent" is the latest installment in Old Media's unending war against the United States military. Embedded photographer Kevin Sites' motivation is a toss up. He resembles a typical longhaired antiwar radical, plus he has submitted photos to an antiwar site - Some of Sites actions are suspicious, as will be detailed below. Furthermore, Sites had to first edit the no doubt voluminous footage he has amassed as an embed. He had to know that his incriminating...
  • Petition for Objective Media Reporting

    11/17/2004 9:01:23 PM PST · by valleygal · 15 replies · 604+ views ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | James and Debra Perry
    To: The News divisions of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Arizona Republic and other Major Media We, the undersigned, urge the media to produce unbiased and agenda-free news or fully disclose all political, cultural, racial and religious bias in every edition of news product. We have withstood the cultural and intellectual assault of an obviously biased media for far too long now and we ask ALL PUBLIC BROADCAST AND PRINT MEDIA to perform a thorough review of its editorial and reporting policy, the purpose being; · To dispel the myth...
  • Best online source for Iraq war reporting?

    11/13/2004 12:05:52 PM PST · by mrmax · 9 replies · 1,333+ views
    I would appreciate some online sources that have fast and accurate Iraq war reporting. Also sites that might have stories or postings by soldiers fighting in Iraq. Thanks for any help
  • Soldiers in pajamas

    11/02/2004 8:28:16 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Accuracy in Media (AIM) founder Reed Irvine must have flashed one of his signature grins on September 21, 2004. While Irvine, felled by a stroke is missing from AIM action, the “Can Dan” campaign he launched against Dan Rather some 16 years ago, found new life. AIM members, staffers and supporters gathered outside the CBS News offices in Washington, D.C. to call for the firing of Dan Rather in the wake of the CBS News anchorman’s use of forged documents in a story designed to smear President George W. Bush. . . . . . At the anti-CBS protest, several...
  • Any accountants that can answer a question for me?

    09/27/2004 9:36:13 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 51 replies · 1,336+ views
    I need some advice on how to handle $$$ made from mystery shopping. I haven't even made $100 for the year (and don't plan on making much more than that through December of this year). Mystery shop companies say they do not report what they pay you unless it totals above $599 for that particular company. Do I have to report what I make under $600 on my income tax returns, and if so, how would I do this since I will not have any documentation from the mystery shop companies I performed services for. Thanks.

    09/24/2004 9:33:32 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 831+ views
    TIME TO JUST SAY IT, by JB WILLIAMS September 22, 2004 - Politicians have successfully divided 290 million individuals into a handful of nice neat little voting blocks easy to pander to. The liberal media (who is rarely fair or balanced about anything), has brain soaked the country into thinking “fair & balanced” reporting is of more value than just plain “truthful” reporting. In the real world, truth is often unbalanced and rarely fair, especially to those who find themselves standing on the wrong side of truth. Occasionally, circumstances demand that we set aside congeniality and get right down to...
  • Rather Confused - And Irritated

    09/16/2004 1:52:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 2,589+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | September 16, 2004 | Paul M. Rodriguez
    I had to wait until after lunch before sharing my thoughts because, quite frankly, I was so baffled at the CBS Evening News With Dan Rather "story" September 15, and a companion "report" on 60 Minutes II over the controversy about that network's prior "journalism" on alleged National Guard documents concerning George W. Bush. For some reason - and fellow colleagues in the press have chided me for this - I expected Rather to not only do his own reporting on the nightly news (which he did not) but also to apologize for his prior reporting if only to say...
  • Rather in a lather over 'story'

    09/16/2004 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 1,352+ views
    The Tullahoma News, TN ^ | September 16, 2004 | Crabby Sez
    Dan Rather, allegedly a professional journalist, and CBS News, allegedly a professional news network, want us to keep right on thinkin' thet they're the ordained preachers of truth. As they say in Crabbyland. "Snicker, snicker, snicker." Now, Crabby always knowed thet a journalist, who is jist a out-of-work newspaper person looking for a real job, jist don't let the facts stand in the way of a good story. And, Rather din't. Now, Rather's in a lather cuz ever'buddy won't believe thet thet story is true. It's jist the fax, man, jist the fax. It's not based on false memos. It...
  • Kerry Should Stop Stiff-Arming the Press

    09/13/2004 10:14:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 1,015+ views
    Editor & Publisher, NY ^ | september 13, 2004 | John Hanchette
    September 13, 2004) -- Democratic candidate for president John Kerry decided last month to stop unscheduled conversations with reporters on his campaign plane. The decision, which gained wide attention only last week, followed a precipitous drop in the polls that some political analysts blame on just such an informal chat. Er, um, ahem...three words of advice from an aging professor who once covered half a dozen campaigns for the White House: Don't do it. In early August, Kerry was in Grand Canyon National Park on a sunny day talking about domestic policy. President Bush had been challenging Kerry , who...
  • Media Monday (biased reporting)

    09/13/2004 12:55:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 580+ views
    Pittsburg Tribune-Review ^ | September 13, 2004
    "Liberal" media? Hogwash, liberal media-ites routinely retort. Then, in typical fashion, they continually affirm the tag. Take, for instance, the reportage involving the military service of George W. Bush and John Kerry. "If there were any lingering doubts about whether network reporters are in the tank for John Kerry, Wednesday's newscasts put them to rest," conclude Brent Baker and Rich Noyes of the Media Research Center. To wit, the MRC found that, from May to August, the networks "ignored or disparaged charges" against Mr. Kerry by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. But last week, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC...
  • Dan Rather is an early casualty in the war over truth in reporting

    09/13/2004 12:43:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 1,306+ views
    etalkinghead, political web magazine ^ | September 13, 2004 | Michael Hussey
    There is a war under way for truth in reporting and a defiant Dan Rather is about to become one of the first foot soldiers fighting for Big Media to go down. It is quickly becoming common knowledge that Dan Rather and CBS’s 60 Minutes rushed to judgment regarding the authenticity of Texas National Guard documents potentially damaging to President Bush’s reelection campaign. Rather has unapologetically defended the report, seemingly oblivious to the magnanimity of his error and the damage it is going to cause CBS. The fact that Americans are more and more concerned about the authenticity and implications...
  • Cheney vs NY Times ... Which is Right

    06/17/2004 6:08:59 PM PDT · by clerk · 5 replies · 189+ views
    PressCourt ^ | 6/17/2004 | lkh
    The case against the NY times has been filed in PressCourt using Vice President Cheney's arguments as reported by the Drudge Report from cNBC. The case is available for review at Membership is free and you can opt out of site emails if you'd like at sign up or at anytime. Case currently in verdict stage include: 2004:6-17 Washington Post 2004:6-18 Capital Hill Blue 2004:6-19 AP News 2004:6-20 NYT 2004:6-27 Boston Globe 2004:6-28 AP News 2004:6-29 NY Times 2004:6-30 Hollywood Reporter 2004:6-31 AP 2004:6-32 CBSNews.Com Pending cases in Defense stage include: 2004:6-33 6/15/2004 Washington Post 2004:6-34 6/17/2004 USA Today...
  • Saudi hostage crisis comes to a bloody end

    05/30/2004 8:10:14 AM PDT · by liberallarry · 31 replies · 124+ views
    Various ^ | May 30, 2004 | various
    Click on the source if you want to read the story. Five major newspapers reported essentially the same story but their headlines were very different; Saudi hostage crisis comes to a bloody end - AL JAZEERA Saudi horror sparks fears of oil crisis - THE GUARDIAN Militants Kill 10 in Attacks at Saudi Oil Industry Sites - LA TIMES Hostages Released After Standoff in Saudi Arabia - NY TIMES Hostages at Saudi Oil Port Freed After Deadly Attack - WASHINGTON POST
  • Fears Impacted U.S. Reporting on Iraq ( lessons learned )

    03/20/2004 9:56:45 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 2,052+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 20, 2004 at 4:55:47 PST | MIELIKKI ORG
    Today: March 20, 2004 at 4:55:47 PST Fears Impacted U.S. Reporting on IraqBy MIELIKKI ORGASSOCIATED PRESS BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Competitive pressures and a fear of appearing unpatriotic discouraged journalists from doing more critical reporting during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, according to reporters and others at a conference on media coverage of the war. The journalists on the panels at the University of California at Berkeley this week blamed the Bush administration for leaking faulty information, but said the media also has itself to blame for not being more skeptical about the case for war. "The press...
  • Debate on Bush space plan has been loaded with falsehoods

    02/10/2004 2:51:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies · 162+ views
    Florida Today ^ | February 8, 2004 | DWAYNE A. DAY
    <p>The announcement of the new national space exploration plan has been accompanied by some sloppy journalism and even sloppier editorializing. It has been common for various critics of the plan to establish unrealistic strawman arguments that they then demolish in order to try and discredit the plan rather than to debate its merits or shortcomings.</p>
  • Pakistan - Maqbool wants journalism taught in all colleges

    12/17/2003 7:43:46 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 217+ views
    LAHORE: Punjab Governor Khalid Maqbool said on Tuesday the government would try to introduce journalism degrees in colleges all over the Punjab to groom professionals for Pakistan’s burgeoning media sector. Talking to reporters after inaugurating the expansion plan of the Punjab University’s Mass Communication Department, Mr Maqbool said he would discuss the introduction of bachelors in journalism courses in more colleges and the required teachers and infrastructure with the provincial government. He said the PU Mass Communication Department had “to take the lead” in terms of developing a curriculum and training teachers in this drive to expand the teaching of...
  • Blackout (Jerusalem Post Editor Admits Paper Does Not Report; Owners of Post Face Embezzlement)

    11/28/2003 6:20:23 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies · 9,569+ views
    Haaretz ^ | November 28, 2003 | Sara Leibovich-Dar
    Blackout - Bret Stephens Admits Paper is not Real By Sara Leibovich-Dar "Conrad Black, the owner of the Jerusalem Post who had fired and laid off hundreds of reporters while embezzling millions of dollars, was more concerned with his grand lifestyle rather than seeing the Post expand and prosper," wrote a biographer. "I give priority to commentary and analysis," - Jerusalem Post Editor Bret Stephens. At a Hollinger International shareholders meeting in New York in May, Conrad Black was very upbeat. Black, the CEO, chairman and major shareholder, arrived with his wife, journalist Barbara Amiel, blew kisses to Donald Trump...
  • Honest Reporting

    11/25/2003 7:29:14 AM PST · by artemisa · 4 replies · 188+ views | 11 November 2003 |
    Communique: 11 November 2003 AP, REUTERS OMIT TERROR IN ISRAEL Dear HonestReporting Subscriber, On Nov. 8, the Associated Press released a list of "Recent Terror Attacks Around the World" to accompany reports on Saturday's deadly bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The list notes Islamic terrorism all over the world since 1998, but completely ignores all Palestinian terrorist attacks that occurred in Israel. On Nov. 9, Reuters released a similar list of "Worst guerrilla attacks since September 11" that also omitted terror in Israel entirely. This is becoming a disturbing pattern in media chronicles of Islamic terror ¯ if it happened...
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • Dishonest Reporting 'Award' for 2002

    10/24/2003 4:20:06 PM PDT · by slimer · 13 replies · 319+ views
    Dishonest Reporting 'Award' for 2002 Our annual award for the most skewed and biased reporting. We thank all the HonestReporting members for submitting nominations for this year's Dishonest Reporting "Award". There were many ignoble candidates, and we distilled the list down to the worst offenders. HonestReporting took many factors into account: Was there a policy of deliberate bias? Were reports based on unreliable sources or no sources at all? Did the reporter or publication refuse to admit its errors? So without further ado, we regretfully present the Dishonest Reporting Award 2002. "Dishonorable mentions" are listed first (in alphabetical order), followed...
  • Lies lurk at all levels of life and government

    10/13/2003 2:38:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies · 130+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 13, 2003 | LISA BUIE
    I expected to hear about the origins of lying and how it has been used throughout the ages in real life and literature. I liked the book cover's picture of Pinocchio. What I got was more than a half hour of Bush bashing. The news release grabbed my attention. "Why do people lie? Evelin Sullivan comes to Saint Leo University, speaking on her book The Concise Book of Lying. Sullivan examines deception, using biblical texts and Greek mythology to show how the culture of deception changed with the spiritual and intellectual climate of the times." Interesting, I thought. Especially...
  • Officials say Iraq's crime rate dropping

    10/11/2003 11:31:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2003 | MICHAEL HEDGES
    "Things are getting much better each month," said Ahmed Ibrahim, a top official in the Iraqi Governing Council's Ministry of the Interior. "Please tell the families of American soldiers who died here that they died for freedom, because we are going to have a free Iraq. It is happening." BAGHDAD, Iraq -- When young thugs began to command $5,000 for attacking American soldiers instead of the $500 bounty they had been earning, some U.S. commanders saw it as a grim sign that the campaign against Saddam Hussein's hard-core loyalists was succeeding. "The price has risen, because (the thugs) don't...
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • A Marine reports from Iraq, where things are far better than the media let on.

    08/19/2003 3:13:03 AM PDT · by Huber · 13 replies · 159+ views ^ | 8/19/03 | LANCE CORPORAL JOHN R. GUARDIANO
    <p>'Bush Good, Saddam Bad!' A Marine reports from Iraq, where things are far better than the media let on.</p> <p>AL HILLAH, Iraq--There's more to America than New York, Washington and Los Angeles. The same is true for Iraq; there's a vast country outside Baghdad and the "Sunni triangle" that's now the center of a guerrilla campaign. It's understandable that Western press reports are fixated on attacks that kill American soldiers. But that focus is obscuring what's actually happening in the rest of the country-- and it misleads the public into thinking that Iraqis are growing angry and impatient with their liberators.</p>