How ‘The New York Times’ Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story (Guest Voice)
Jul26

How ‘The New York Times’ Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story (Guest Voice)

by Kurt Eichenwald What the hell is happening at The New York Times? In March, the newspaper published a highly touted article about Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account that, as I wrote in an earlier column, was wrong in its major points. The Times’s public editor defended that piece, linking to a lengthy series of regulations… Photo by Geoff Livingston (Flickr: The New York Times Building) [CC BY-SA 2.0...

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Gawker To Staff: Be Nice Or Leave
Jul25

Gawker To Staff: Be Nice Or Leave

Gawker Media is offering severance pay to any employees unwilling to submit to a more gentle editorial tone, according to a leaked memo from company President Heather Dietrick obtained by International Business Times. “[W]e’ll be offering severance to those who do not wish to continue at the company under a modified version of the editorial...

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Fracking, gas money and the message in media headlines
Jul25

Fracking, gas money and the message in media headlines

by MARK LICHTY On June 5, the Pocono Record carried a story with the headline, “Fracking Can be Done Safely, EPA says.” That headline is at best misleading. It gives the impression that it is being done safely, which in many cases is not true. The study did conclude that wells were being contaminated by fracking, which until this point the EPA had been denying. The article was reasonably well-balanced, but too many of us remember...

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Cartoon: Fake News Panic
Jul21

Cartoon: Fake News Panic

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Two Gawker Editors Resign over objections to story’s removal
Jul21

Two Gawker Editors Resign over objections to story’s removal

(Reuters) – Two editors at Gawker resigned on Monday in protest at the online media group’s decision to pull a story about a married male media executive seeking to pay for sex with a gay escort. Tommy Craggs, executive editor of Gawker Media, and Max Read, editor-in-chief of Gawker.com, told staff and management in memos published on Gawker that the story’s removal violated editorial independence. The move, taken on...

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The Donald Is Just Getting Started, Trust Me
Jul19

The Donald Is Just Getting Started, Trust Me

Of Heroes and Anti-Heroes In Defense of Donald Trump View From the Virgin Islands By JOHN McCARTHY TMV Columnist You know you’re on the downside of your career when the AARP starts taking pot shots at you. AARP glibly tweeted about Tiger’s not-good-enough-to-make-the-cut golf play at St. Andrews in Scotland this way: “.@TigerWoods It’s better to be over 50, than it is to be over par. #DisruptAging #TheOpen” That after Woods was...

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Deal with Iran: Payback for Saudi Role on 9-11? (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)
Jul18

Deal with Iran: Payback for Saudi Role on 9-11? (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

If senior officials of one of your closest allies played a role in the most devastating terrorist attacks ever to strike your country – it seems logical that one might look for alternatives. So – did the Saudi role in the September 11th attacks figure in the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program reached in Vienna last week? In this interview with Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour, Dr. Patrice Gourdin, Professor...

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Is Jeb Bush politically naive about Trump and his own party?
Jul16

Is Jeb Bush politically naive about Trump and his own party?

Isn’t it time to ask the question: is Jeb Bush political naive about the political threat posed to him by Donald Trump — who is the perfect incarnation of the in-your-face-name-call-your-opponents, stereotyping political figure whose persona is the incarnation of America’s talk show political culture? You can’t just call Trump a demagogue: he is the culmination of a political culture that values demonizing foes...

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Cruz’s ‘A Time For Truth’ Belies Its Title. Surprised?
Jul13

Cruz’s ‘A Time For Truth’ Belies Its Title. Surprised?

How do you promote a slick piece of GOPaganda, bash your arch-enemy, the New York Times, and manipulate an incompetent and credulous media that you DON’T own (yet) into carrying your (sewer) water for you? Easy: Call up Dylan Byers at Politico. Amazon: ‘No evidence’ of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book Dylan Byers / Politico The New York Times’ refusal to put Ted Cruz’s memoir on its bestseller list is once again being...

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Cuba’s Get Rich Quick Scheme: Return American Fugitives For The Reward Money
Jun25

Cuba’s Get Rich Quick Scheme: Return American Fugitives For The Reward Money

The Coming Race War Begins In Cuba, Not South Carolina Optics of USA’s Killers Returning Home Is Not A Good One The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands By JOHN McCARTHY TMV Columnist Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass murder people and then try to put the blame on black folks. Last week, confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof was accused of trying to put the country at odds against...

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Fox News’ Step Forward: Doesn’t Renew Sarah Palin’s Contract
Jun24

Fox News’ Step Forward: Doesn’t Renew Sarah Palin’s Contract

Fox News has taken a major step forward: it hasn’t renewed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s contract: Fox News has cut ties with former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) who served as a contributor for the network, Politico reported Wednesday. Palin, who will continue to make appearances on the network, did not have her contributor contract renewed after it expired on June 1, Politico reported. A...

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Trump- An American Icon
Jun23

Trump- An American Icon

Donald Trump’s entry into the Republican presidential race is another indication of the sad state of America’s political system. As an American icon, he represents vanity and greed, and all the things that are bad about the nation. His main qualifications for office are his wealth and his fame, declaring that only someone “really rich” like himself will be able to turn America around economically and restore its position in the...

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Roger Ailes Has Reportedly ‘Personally Taken Charge Of Some Of Fox’s Recent Attacks’ On Hillary Clinton
Jun15

Roger Ailes Has Reportedly ‘Personally Taken Charge Of Some Of Fox’s Recent Attacks’ On Hillary Clinton

A fascinating article about the ascension of Rupert Murdoch’s son, James Murdoch, to CEO of 21st Century Fox, which owns Fox News, predicts that Roger Ailes will continue to play the role of uber Republican strategist for the foreseeable future. In an article called, James Murdoch May Have the Reins at 21st Century Fox, But...

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‘Jurassic World’ Is More of the Same – And That’s A Great Thing
Jun15

‘Jurassic World’ Is More of the Same – And That’s A Great Thing

  3.5/5 “You can’t repeat the past”, Nick said to Jay. “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” And we all know how it ended for Jay Gatsby, so after three films, why should it end differently for megalomaniacs and a few incautious geneticists? If there is any thematic through-line throughout the Jurassic Park films, it is that if you attempt to make a business out of nature, it will make a business out of you, and with...

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Cartoon: Rupert Murdoch’s Nose for News
Jun12

Cartoon: Rupert Murdoch’s Nose for News

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Cartoon: Fox News and Race
Jun11

Cartoon: Fox News and Race

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Sanctimonious Pundits Get Christie Mocking Wrong (Guest Voice)
Jun08

Sanctimonious Pundits Get Christie Mocking Wrong (Guest Voice)

“I never thought I’d see so much of your anatomy” –The Camel Toe Movie By Art Gallagher Respected columnists on both the left and right have come to Governor Chris Christie’s defense against the viral social and new media reaction to the ridiculously embarrassing photos of Christie in a way too tight softball uniform last...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Fox News and Caitlyn Jenner
Jun08

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Fox News and Caitlyn Jenner

The Republican Debates by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: Fox News’ Disgusting Caitlyn Jenner Transphobia Fox News Had the Worst Reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover Spike TV to cut Clint Eastwood’s Caitlyn Jenner joke Caitlyn Jenner comes out, and social conservatives take an apocalyptic view Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work...

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Limbaugh to GOP: Don’t accept Caitlyn Jenner (Get Ready for some Republicans to fall in line)
Jun04

Limbaugh to GOP: Don’t accept Caitlyn Jenner (Get Ready for some Republicans to fall in line)

Here it is, folks (as he did). You can BET money now in Vegas that more Republicans will inch over to this line since it has been announced by the party’s chief intellectual strategist and perception shaper: Rush Limbaugh. You hear it here first. And you can guess what he said, can’t you? In case you haven’t been able to predict his comments so far, here it is! Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh thinks...

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George Stephanopoulos’ Big Mistake
Jun03

George Stephanopoulos’ Big Mistake

They say, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” Or some say, “They’re just blowing smoke.” Trust me: there’s smoke AND fire around the high-paid host of ABC ‘s “This Week” and co-host of “Good Morning America” when it comes to having violated a basic tenet of responsible journalists. Forget about the predictable and tiresome partisan-motivated demonizations...

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