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  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Chronicle will not be pool reporter for Michelle Obama visit : Politics Blog

    06/13/2011 11:28:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | June 13 2011 at 04:10 PM | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Remember a couple of weeks ago when The White House got ticked off at Comrade Marinucci for posting video of activists protesting President Obama inside a San Francisco fundraiser? To Team Obama she was violating an unwritten rule on a print reporters posting video and they threatened to exclude The Chronicle from being the pool reporter in the future. To other sentient beings, Comrade Marinucci was -- and pardon the technical term here -- "reporting the news." News that MANY other non-journalists who were there at the fundraiser were recording with various camera phones. And she was perfectly within her...
  • SF Chronicle - White House Lying

    04/29/2011 8:14:14 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Update: Chronicle responds after Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia, then claims they didn't Update: In a pants-on-fire moment, the White House press office today denied anyone there had issued threats to remove Carla Marinucci and possibly other Hearst reporters from the press pool covering the President in the Bay Area. Chronicle editor Ward Bushee called the press office on its fib: Sadly, we expected the White House to respond in this manner based on our experiences yesterday. It is not a truthful response. It follows a day of off-the-record exchanges with key people in the White House communications...
  • W.H. denies threat to S.F. paper

    04/29/2011 3:53:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 04/29/11 | ABBY PHILLIP
    The White House is denying that it threatened to exclude the San Francisco Chronicle from presidential events in its coverage area after one of its reporters recorded a video of singing protesters at a fundraiser last week that was restricted to print reporters. When a group of 10 protesters interrupted President Obama to demand the release of the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, it was only matter of hours until the first video surfaced online. The group, which calls itself the “Fresh Juice Party,” had recorded footage, most likely from a cell phone camera, shot from the vantage point of its...
  • Video- Obama Administration Bans Reporter for Using Camera to Record Anti-Obama Protesters

    04/28/2011 6:50:47 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/11 | Aurelius
    Is this really that big of a surprise? A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle recorded several anti-Obama protesters who disrupted an Obama fundraiser. In other words, she was reporting the news. The Administration's response: the reporter, Carla Marinucci, was "removed as a [press] pool reporter..." Not really much, but the Administration found it worthy to take away Ms. Marinucci's privileges. The SF Gate provides addition details: The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country...
  • Protest video stirs up White House (

    04/28/2011 7:32:48 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/28/2011 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Protest video stirs up White House Threatens to exclude Chronicle from pool coverage in Bay Area after paper posted recording of demonstrations at S.F. event. ------------ (04-28) 04:00 PDT Washington - -- The White House threatened Thursday to exclude the San Francisco Chronicle from pooled coverage of its events in the Bay Area after the paper posted a video of a protest at a San Francisco fundraiser for President Obama last week, Chronicle Editor Ward Bushee said.White House guidelines governing press coverage of such events are too restrictive, Bushee said, and the newspaper was within its rights to film the...
  • No endorsement in U.S. Senate race (liberal San Fransisco paper spurns Barbara Boxer)

    09/27/2010 7:43:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2010
    It is extremely rare that this editorial page would offer no recommendation on any race, particularly one of this importance. This is one necessary exception. Boxer, first elected in 1992, would not rate on anyone's list of most influential senators. Her most famous moments on Capitol Hill have not been ones of legislative accomplishment, but of delivering partisan shots. Although she is chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, it is telling that leadership on the most pressing issue before it - climate change - was shifted to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., because the bill had become so polarized...
  • SF Chronicle goes as far as it can to support Fiorina (SF Chronicle won't endorse Boxer or Fiorina)

    09/26/2010 5:48:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/26/2010 | Moe Lane
    Which is not their endorsement of her - then again, an endorsement of the Republican candidate for Senate by the San Francisco Chronicle would be about as likely as my being able to get to the Moon by jumping up and down on the ground hard enough. What they did instead was to give as strong a statement about Carly’s technical campaign skills as possible… In past elections, Boxer has had the good fortune of having Republican opponents who were inept, underfunded, on the fringe right - or combinations thereof. Her opponent this time, Fiorina, is proving to be articulate,...
  • Chronicle outdoors writer arrested in pot case

    04/02/2010 12:36:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 704+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/2/10 | Kevin Fagin
    WEED, SISKIYOU COUNTY -- Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra and his wife were arrested at their Northern California home on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, and later released with no charges filed pending an investigation, officials said. Siskiyou County sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said deputies found "a sophisticated marijuana cultivation operation in the barn" at Stienstra's home in Weed, a small town 30 miles south of Yreka, when they searched it March 25.
  • Angry voters look to government: Do something! (SF Lib clearly shows lack of economic knowledge)

    12/28/2009 2:27:07 PM PST · by wac3rd · 8 replies · 660+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12-28-09 | Carla Marinucci
    The 2009 political year began on a high note of "change" and "hope" and ended in a thud of stalemate, despair and public fury over the economy, health care reform and the war in Afghanistan. No wonder it may go down as the year of the angry voter. (snip)
  • S.F. Chronicle sheds 5 more jobs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/18/2009 6:46:55 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies · 611+ views
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | September 17, 2009 | Chris Rauber
    The Northern California Media Workers Guild said late Wednesday that five members of the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial department are being laid off, the latest in a series of staffing cuts at the troubled daily newspaper. The Guild didn’t indicate which editorial staffers were losing their jobs. Five staffers in the Chronicle’s classified advertising department, four of them Guild members, agreed to job buyouts last week, according to the union, and “at least one voluntary layoff has been accepted in editorial, the Guild said. That would mean at least 11 jobs have been eliminated this month, after earlier rounds of...
  • Newspaper Union: More (San Fran) Chronicle Layoffs Coming Through (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/26/2009 10:27:59 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 999+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | August 25, 2009 | Joe Eskenazi
    Carl T. Hall, the local representative for the Media Workers Guild, told SF Weekly this morning that he has been informed by San Francisco Chronicle management that another round of layoffs is in the works. "We're anticipating some discussions," he said. "And it's not good news. But that's all I know." When asked how many layoffs were possible, Hall noted "Obviously that's the question everyone wants to know." He also added that no reason was given for the paper's announcement other than "what one might infer: I guess it's a continuing problem of getting costs in line with revenues given...
  • Lies, Half-truths and Contradictions: Newsom and The Chronicle

    05/15/2009 4:43:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 269+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/15/9 | Joe Garofoli
    So Mayor Gavin Newsom tells The Economist that if The Chronicle were to disappear "People under 30 won't even notice." Hey Mayor Twitter -- if you can hear us from wherever you are outside San Francisco -- that's not what you told CBS5 back in February when asked about the possible effect of a Chronicle closure. "I think it's a very serious concern for all of us," Newsom said waaaaaaaaay back then. "It is part of the fabric of our community. You cannot have a world-class city without a world-class newspaper. So I think it is a very serious concern...
  • If a tree product falls in San Francisco, does it make a sound?

    05/15/2009 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 466+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/15/9 | Aileen Yoo
    Everyone has an opinion about the dying newspaper industry, including Gavin Newsom. The SF leader turned gubernatorial candidate/media pundit apparently told The Economist if the Chronicle were to fold, "People under 30 won't even notice." This guy looks awfully familiar If that's the case, then people under 30 won't even notice you haven't been our mayor for more than a year. So, Gavin, whether you like it or not, it's time to burn through those frequent flier miles to come back here and take care of your constituents.
  • Do news organizations deserve bailouts? (Pelosi wants to bailout leftist SF Chronicle)

    03/17/2009 1:10:34 PM PDT · by slomark · 28 replies · 681+ views
    There goes Nancy Pelosi again. First she wanted bail-out money to save some mice in the San Francisco wetlands. Now she wants bail-out money to save some rats in the San Francisco media. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Duh) asked Attorney General Eric Holder “to weigh the public benefit of saving The Chronicle and other papers from closure against the agency’s anti-trust mission to guard against anti-competitive behavior.” She neglected to mention anti-competitive behavior by the government. .......
  • Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing [San Francisco Chronicle is dying]

    02/25/2009 12:41:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-24
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses. If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430. Hearst didn't specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages Tuesday. But management made it clear...
  • SF Chronicle May Fold

    02/25/2009 12:36:33 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 912+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 24th | John
    The collapse of the newspaper industry continues apace; now it's the San Francisco Chronicle that is likely to be sold or even closed down in a matter of months. This follows Sunday's bankruptcy filing by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, just two and a half years after investors paid more than $500 million for the company. We've known for a while that the newspaper industry is in desperate trouble, but it didn't occur to us until recently that it may be a leading indicator.
  • Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle [San Francisco Chronicle.....]

    02/24/2009 4:50:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle By SHIRA OVIDE Hearst Corp. said it may close its San Francisco Chronicle newspaper unless it can quickly slash costs at the money-losing daily. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. Getty Images A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of...
  • Hearst says cuts needed or SF Chronicle may be closed (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/24/2009 3:11:44 PM PST · by abb · 68 replies · 1,596+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | February 24, 2009 | John Letzing
    The Hearst Corp. said Tuesday that unless the San Francisco Chronicle can undertake "critical" cost cutting measures including job cuts within weeks, the company will be forced to sell or close the newspaper. Hearst said the Chronicle lost more than $50 million last year and added that, "this year's losses to date are worse." The Chronicle has had major losses each year since 2001, Hearst said. The closely-held media company said cost reductions including an unspecified reduction in union and non-union employees are needed to restore the Chronicle to health.
  • {AG Jerry "Moonbeam" } Brown first in decades to go against voters

    12/24/2008 7:48:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/24/8 | Bob Egelko
    Attorney General Jerry Brown's legal challenge to California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage marks the first time that the state's top lawyer has refused to defend a newly enacted ballot measure since 1964 - another epic discrimination case that eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 1964, an overwhelming 65 percent majority of the state's voters approved Proposition 14, a constitutional amendment that overturned a fair-housing law and allowed racial discrimination in property sales and rentals.Attorney General Thomas Lynch - newly appointed to succeed Stanley Mosk, a Prop. 14 opponent who had just been named to the state Supreme...
  • The Ugly Backlash Over Prop. 8 (The Liberal Media Will Never Get It Alert)

    11/22/2008 12:34:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 2,274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/2008 | John Diaz
    A supporter of Proposition 8, fed up with what he believed was the gay community's and "liberal media's" refusal to accept the voters' verdict, fired off a letter to the editor. "Please show respect for democracy," he wrote, in a letter we published. What he encountered instead was an utter lack of respect for free speech. Within hours, the intimidation game was on. Because his real name and city were listed - a condition for publication of letters to The Chronicle - opponents of Prop. 8 used Internet search engines to find the letter writer's small business, his Web site...
  • The Court Will Overturn Prop. 8 (The Arrogance Of The Left On Display Alert)

    11/10/2008 10:07:54 PM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies · 251+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/10/2008 | LaDoris H. Cordell
    That said, I am entirely convinced that same-sex marriage will again be legalized in California, the 52 percent vote notwithstanding. Just as the courts overrode the will of the majority in ordering desegregation of public schools and public accommodations, and just as the courts ignored the demands of the electorate by opening voting to people of color and the right to marry to mixed-race couples, so, too, will the courts, in defiance of the majority, however slim, reopen the doors of marriage to the gay community. The Sturm und Drang with which society greeted these courageous and controversial court rulings...
  • SFGate Stands By Their Non-Existent Report On Obama's Coal-Killing Comments

    11/03/2008 7:05:50 AM PST · by pissant · 9 replies · 641+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    The "Spin Cycle" stands by a report that was never written and never published. The San Francisco Chronicle is standing by their non-existent newspaper report on Barack Obama's coal-killing comments from an interview back in January. SFGate reported: It's not true. But the Drudge Report, the Republican National Committee and apparently even GOP VP candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fell for completely fabricated news from a shady website called Newsbusters today suggesting the San Francisco Chronicle has ''hidden'' audio with Sen. Barack Obama regarding his statements on coal. ''Barack Obama explained his plan to the San Francisco Chronicle this year,''...
  • CNN Spins Obama Wanting to Bankrupt the Coal Industry as Old News

    11/02/2008 6:30:05 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 30 replies · 1,119+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    In reporting the speech by Gov. Sarah Palin in Ohio today, CNN’s Political Ticker tried to spin her question about Obama’s coal comment as old news when it clearly isn’t. Palin asked why we are just now finding out about the interview where Barack Obama said he had hoped to bankrupt the coal industry but CNN termed this interview and Obama’s startling admission as “months-old coal comments” in an attempt to soften the blow to Ohio and Pennsylvania voters. The Political Ticker said that since the San Francisco Chronicle had these comments on its website for nine months, the news...
  • Jerry Brown's wording may trip up Prop. 8

    10/26/2008 8:40:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,267+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, October 26, 2008 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    If same-sex marriage survives next week's ballot challenge, it will largely be due to state Attorney General Jerry Brown. It was Brown's office that decided on the final ballot description for Proposition 8, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay and lesbian weddings. And by changing the way the measure was framed in its title and summary, Brown just might have tipped the balance in what looks to be a close election. Here's the story: Prop. 8 asks voters to affirm that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California" - a concept that...
  • San Francisco Chronicle Caught Cooking the Paper

    11/24/2007 5:39:06 PM PST · by Bob Leibowitz · 5 replies · 79+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | November 24, 2007 | Leibowitz
    JimJam, a blogger at Investigate the Media, has caught the San Francisco Chronicle selectively editing comments to its on-line version of the paper in an apparently deliberate effort to deceive its readers. It works like this: Like most papers, the Chronicle solicits comments from its on-line readers. Comments that for whatever reason the editors don't like are deleted, a practice that nearly all on-line websites and newspapers follow from time to time. No problem so far. What makes the Chronicle different is that when the Chronicle makes a comment disappear it goes away for everyone except the writer, who continues...
  • CA: 'A Republican problem' (PeRATa: their egos and ideologies are trumping public interest)

    08/03/2007 10:13:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 427+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/3/07 | Editorial
    STATE SENATE President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, called the budget impasse "a Republican problem." To be precise, it is the problem of a small group of Republican senators who have allowed their egos and ideologies to trump the public interest. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, also a Republican, expressed frustration with the holdouts during a news conference Thursday. The governor effectively gave them want they wanted - in terms of the budget - when he agreed to use his line-item veto to cut the remaining $700 million deficit when it reaches his desk. The budget contains the largest reserve in state...
  • When Do You Stop The Presses? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/13/2007 4:50:48 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 460+ views
    Business Week ^ | July 13, 2007 | Jon Fine
    Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It's a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the Great Depression. The double-digit revenue declines long forecast by doomsters have arrived. While nearly all the major papers still post profits, albeit smaller than before, a few prominent ones are losing boatloads. At Hearst Newspapers' San Francisco Chronicle, according to a deposition given by James M. Asher, the company's...
  • Garcia: News can lose you (SF Chron losing money w/both hands-Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/07/2007 11:16:14 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 821+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 7, 2007 | Ken Garcia
    It’s far too premature to write about the demise of the San Francisco Chronicle, but it may be fair to say that the moves taking place over at the once-mighty newspaper’s headquarters these days have a faint murmur of a death march. Highly respected editors and reporters some consider among the most talented at the paper are being called into meetings and then quietly escorted from the building at Fifth and Mission streets, leaving those behind in shocked silence. It is the grim, somewhat inevitable consequence of an organization that lost its way and panicked in its efforts to find...
  • SF Chronicle deputy managing editors depart (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/05/2007 12:59:55 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 902+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 5, 2007 | Jim Romenesko
    Topic: Memos Sent to Romenesko Date/Time: 6/5/2007 1:45:00 PM Title: SF Chronicle deputy managing editors depart Posted By: Jim Romenesko May 31 memo from San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein [Deputy managing editors] John Curley and Leslie Guevarra will be leaving the Chronicle today. I want to acknowledge the enormous contributions both of these fine journalists have made to their craft and to the Chronicle. No one takes any pleasure in the loss of quality people, which is a painful reality when a newspaper reduces its staff to this extent and where there is a corresponding need for a smaller...
  • The decline of news (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/29/2007 6:13:56 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 543+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2007 | Neil Henry
    The Chronicle's announcement earlier this month that 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed in the coming weeks in the face of mounting financial woes represents just the latest chapter in a tragic story of traditional journalism's decline. Reportedly losing an estimated $1 million a week, the paper's owner, the Hearst Corp., concluded it had no recourse but to trim costs by laying off reporters, editors and other skilled professionals, or offering buyouts to the most seasoned journalists in order to induce them to leave. The cuts reportedly will amount to a quarter of The Chronicle's editorial staff. In the age...
  • Chronicle to cut 100 newsroom jobs, union says (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/18/2007 6:34:11 AM PDT · by abb · 29 replies · 605+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2007 | John Coté
    Chronicle management informed the newspaper guild Thursday that it intends to cut 80 union and 20 management positions in the editorial department, the guild said in a statement. The cuts represent roughly 25 percent of the newsroom staff of about 400. Michael Cabanatuan, president of the Northern California Media Workers Guild, said management described the cuts as necessary because the paper is losing substantial funds. Newspapers across the country have seen reduced circulation and falling advertising revenue in recent years as the industry copes with the emergence of online media. The union has proposed a plan to achieve the target...
  • SF Chronicle in Trouble? [Dinosaur Media Death Watch]

    03/24/2007 7:35:43 PM PDT · by weef · 75 replies · 1,535+ views
    O'Reilly Radar ^ | 3/23/2007 | Tim O'Reilly
    I hate to play Valleywag, but I'm hearing rumors that the San Francisco Chronicle is in big trouble. Apparently, Phil Bronstein, the editor-in-chief, told staff in a recent "emergency meeting" that the news business "is broken, and no one knows how to fix it." ("And if any other paper says they do, they're lying.") Reportedly, the paper plans to announce more layoffs before the year is out. It's clear that the news business as we knew it is in trouble. Bringing it home, Peter Lewis and Phil Elmer Dewitt, both well-known tech journalists, were both part of layoffs at Time...
  • Chron 2.0 (SF Chronicle/Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/30/2006 6:44:59 AM PST · by abb · 10 replies · 352+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | November 30, 2006 | Michael Stoll
    In late November 2000, Phil Bronstein, the foreign correspondent who had risen to become editor of the scrappy San Francisco Examiner, was darting around town for interviews, giving a full-throated endorsement of the Hearst Corp.'s takeover of the much larger Chronicle. Many city residents expressed hope that the $660 million deal, in which the city's two dailies were set to merge, would finally deliver to San Francisco the high-quality newspaper it deserved. For 35 years, the papers had been locked lamely in a joint operating agreement, sharing business operations on Fifth and Mission streets in buildings literally joined at the...
  • Proposition 87: Clinton One Of Many Stars Backing Measure (MSM Bias Mega Barf Alert)

    10/23/2006 10:41:41 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 696+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/06 | Matthew Yi
    Stars keep lining up for Proposition 87, a ballot measure that seeks to tax California's oil production to help finance alternative fuel development. The Yes on Prop. 87 campaign started airing a television commercial Monday featuring Bill Clinton that's cobbled together from a speech he gave at a rally in support of the initiative last week at UCLA. Clinton, a popular figure in heavily Democratic California, now joins a list of other big names who have come out in support of the measure. Actress Geena Davis appeared with Clinton at Friday's rally, and Julia Roberts stumped for the initiative at...
  • The Chronicle Recommends: Schwarzenegger, to stay the course

    10/19/2006 8:35:07 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 348+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2006 | Editorial Endorsement
    GOV. Arnold Schwarzenegger said "something very special happened" in his third year in office. "We found the groove," he proclaimed during an interview with our editorial board last week. And Sacramento has been grooving with him. The just-completed legislative session represented one of the most productive in recent memory. The Republican governor and Democratic legislators worked together on essential long-term goals (upgrade our transportation systems and schools, help stop global warming) and short-term imperatives (raise the minimum wage, reform foster care, secure drug discounts for the uninsured) that will have an impact on Californians' lives. (snip) We have disagreed with...
  • CA: Angelides is finally on equal footing with governor

    10/07/2006 11:45:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 602+ views
    SFC ^ | Oct. 7, 2006 | Mark Martin
    In a relatively uneventful debate Saturday night with no clear winner, Phil Angelides, the state treasurer and underdog Democratic candidate for governor, may have come out ahead by simply sharing a stage with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "At least he'll be in the same news cycle (as Schwarzenegger),'' sighed one labor official who is supporting Angelides. Analysts noted Saturday that the debate may have marked one of Angelides' first -- and last -- chances to make an impression.
  • Silly Bills Part II (California Dems' Booster Seat Snafu Alert)

    09/03/2006 11:13:36 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 690+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 09/03/06 | Jill Stewart
    One of the most mindless laws approved was Assembly Bill 2108, by Sonoma County Democrat Noreen Evans. It requires parents to stick kids in automobile backseat booster seats until they turn age 8, or the kids grow to a specified height. This onerous law will cost parents millions of dollars, and save between zero and seven lives annually in California. Is that a typo? Is it possible that our full-time, "professional" Legislature approved a law forcing parents to spend millions of dollars, and preventing their small children from riding with their bigger kids in the front seat, all to save...
  • Barry Bonds drops lawsuit against SF Chronicle reporters

    06/10/2006 10:43:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 308+ views
    Barry Bonds dropped his lawsuit against two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who published a book claiming the San Francisco Giants slugger used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds requested that San Francisco County Superior Court dismiss the lawsuit June 2, according to court records reviewed by the San Jose Mercury News. The suit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning he retains the right to refile it. In March, Bonds sued Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, publisher Gotham books, the Chronicle and Sports Illustrated, which published an excerpt of the book, "Game of Shadows." Bonds' lawyers, suing under California's unfair...
  • SF Chronicle on Tookie Execution: Candle-Holding Hymn Singers vs. "Hang the Bastard" Types

    12/13/2005 4:05:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies · 2,236+ views
    SF Chronicle/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein December 13, 2005 - 06:31. Judging from this article by SF Chronicle staff writer's Leslie Fulbright, which Drudge posted, perhaps Tookie should have been canonized and supporters of the death penalty punished in his stead. The headline set the tone: "Tears, anger, silence at protesters' candlelight vigil; Speakers read from Williams' anti-gang children's books." The article depicted candle-holding Tookie supporters bravely fighting the cold and singing hymns along with Joan Baez. On the other side? A couple of shock jocks screaming 'kill Tookie', a professional pro-death penalty demonstrator, and a guy with a "Hang the Bastard" sign....
  • Legacy Media Bias (Photographic Proof)

    11/28/2005 6:30:15 PM PST · by mark502inf · 27 replies · 2,548+ views
    26 Nov 2005 | Veritas
    The San Francisco Chronicle featured this photograph on its front page in order to convey a positive message about the rally -- that politically aware teenagers were inspired to show up and rally for peace, sporting the message, "People of Color say 'No to War!'"
  • O'REILLY: SF OUT OF US-- Irrelevant San Francisco Officials Mount Weak Comeback

    11/11/2005 10:14:20 PM PST · by chuckpez · 22 replies · 856+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 12th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Finally, a major media personality has the guts to express what many in the US have long felt: Left Coast cities such as San Francisco are anti-American to the core. Bill O'Reilly, speaking of the Irrelevant City's hostility toward military recruiters, said on Tuesday's Radio Factor (transcript from the Political Teen): O’REILLY: You know, if I’m the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium, and I say, “Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you’re not going to get another nickel in federal funds. Fine....
  • Is This Woman The Devil? Nancy Grace Accused Of "Mob Justice" By Liberals

    05/22/2005 5:49:01 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 2 replies · 620+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 22, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Is the woman who single-handedly saved CNN's Headline News from oblivion also a major threat to the left? Judging by host Nancy Grace's recent press, it's clear that with ratings success, comes savage scrutiny from liberals. But is it fair? A new San Francisco Chronicle column, discussed below, is so vitriolic, it deserves special attention from conservatives. But first, how did she get to this point?
  • Are We in a Kind of Civil War in This Country?

    12/06/2004 12:45:36 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,468+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2004 | JAMES CLIFFORD, SR.
    According to Sunday's S.F.Chronicle, House Democrats meet tomorrow with UC Berkeley linguistic prof George Lakoff in hopes the wordwright can correct their spin. Watch this one!!!! Lakoff is expected to advise the politician on what terminology to use. The big question is this: will the mass media follow? My money says it will. I have 40 years experience in the news media to back my bet. Need proof? The media was powerful enough to limit "choice" to one subject. That alone should be cause for watching the "watchdog." Remember when the press was called "the running dog" of the establishment?...
  • Liberals Are Stuck in the Hypocritical Past on Racism

    11/25/2004 8:29:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 1,859+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2004 | BLACK SHADOW
    Did you ever think you would read these words in a San Francisco Chronicle column? A Latino attorney general? A black woman as secretary of state? Who would have imagined it 50 years ago--or even, more recently, say, during the Clinton administration? Give President Bush credit for breaking barriers that his Democratic predecessor never got around to. Just don't tell that to white liberals thrilled with the idea of minorities doing well--as long as liberals can claim credit. If they can't, or if the minorities happen to be conservative, things can get messy. The American people are about to get...
  • Papers Post Mixed Circulation Data: LA Times Reports Six-Month Drop of 5.6%; USA Today Fares Better

    11/02/2004 6:08:35 AM PST · by OESY · 9 replies · 488+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2004 | JAMES BANDLER and AMY MERRICK
    The release of the six-month circulation figures for U.S. daily newspapers showed big declines at Tribune Co.'s Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The newspaper industry's twice-yearly circulation report showed modest circulation declines at many dailies, continuing a two-decade-long trend. The latest report, released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, is being studied especially closely by advertisers and Wall Street. It marks the first industry circulation data since several major newspapers reported overstatements this year, beginning with scandals in June at Tribune's Newsday and Spanish-language Hoy. Subsequently, Hollinger International Inc.'s Chicago Sun-Times and Belo Corp.'s Dallas Morning News also admitted...
  • Why Kerry is the choice

    10/17/2004 4:27:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 832+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10-17-04 | Editorial Board
    GEORGE W. BUSH campaigned as a "compassionate conservative" and won the presidency by the narrowest of electoral margins. He promised to unify the nation after the most ferociously contested election in 124 years. But from the moment he took office, Bush showed neither compassion nor humility. He immediately began to govern as if he had a mandate to steer the country in a sharply rightward direction. The policies of the Bush presidency have only cemented the polarization in this country. It is time for a change of direction. [snip]
  • Copyright violations: Please do not post full text from SF Chronicle and SF Gate

    04/02/2004 3:25:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies · 1,232+ views
    Email message from sfgate.com | April 2, 2004 | John Angelico, SF Gate
    Subject: Copyright violations in re: SF Chronicle Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 14:15:25 -0800 (PST) From: John Angelico To: jimrob@psnw.com Dear freerepublic.com, It has come to our attention that you have copyrighted SF Chronicle and SF Gate articles posted within your Message Board area. Here's an example: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091396/posts Our policy is to allow other sites to link to our site, but not to host our material. This policy ensures that our traffic numbers will be sufficient enough to maintain our free archives, which benefits everyone. Please remove these full text posts (or replace them w/ abstracts and links to...
  • BushCo wants you to know: Caring about the environment is for pinko terrorist idiots

    01/28/2004 9:08:20 AM PST · by Jinjelsnaps · 54 replies · 451+ views
    SF Gate / SF Chronicle ^ | 01/28/04 | Mark Morford
    <p>As if 600-year-old redwoods give a damn for your politics.</p> <p>As if struggling salmon care a whit for the Catholic Church's sneering homophobic stance on gay marriage. Like Alaskan elk think your viewpoints on war are far too lopsided to hold sway in the national dialogue.</p>
  • Circulation of the Nation's 20 Biggest Newspapers.

    11/03/2003 5:42:14 PM PST · by Pikamax · 28 replies · 973+ views
    AP ^ | 11/03/03 | AP
    Circulation of the Nation's 20 Biggest Newspapers The Associated Press Published: Nov 3, 2003 Average weekday circulation of the nation's 20 biggest newspapers for the six months ended Sept. 30, as reported Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The percentage changes are from the comparable year-ago period. 1. USA Today, 2,246,996, up 0.7 percent 2. The Wall Street Journal, 2,091,062, up 16.1 percent (a) 3. The New York Times, 1,118,565, up 0.5 percent 4. Los Angeles Times, 955,211, down 1.1 percent (b) 5. The Washington Post, 732,872, down 1.9 percent 6. New York Daily News, 729,124, up 2.1 percent...