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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...