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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Cartoon: Fake News Panic
Jul21

Cartoon: Fake News Panic

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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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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

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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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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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Bill Moyers: “The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy”  (Guest Voice)
May27

Bill Moyers: “The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy” (Guest Voice)

“The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy” by Bill Moyers The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing me to share this evening with you. I’m delighted to meet these exceptional journalists whose achievements you...

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Journalism’s Sorry State (Guest Voice)
May27

Journalism’s Sorry State (Guest Voice)

Journalism’s Sorry State By Tom Purcell I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president. Georgie has been a partisan pit-chihuahua his entire career. The little guy cut his teeth managing “bimbo eruptions” when Bill Clinton was running for president. His job was to destroy and...

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Fox News Doesn’t Want to Lose the White House Again
May23

Fox News Doesn’t Want to Lose the White House Again

I don’t often concern myself with the “small d” democratic integrity of the Republican Party but I was more than a little shocked to read Fox News will be assuming the role of making the first GOP presidential debate more manageable and, I would have to think, make the ultimate winner more electable. This week the network announced that for the first Republican debate in August, they’re going to limit the...

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Bruce Bartlett on Fox News
May17

Bruce Bartlett on Fox News

Former Reagan and Bush (Sr.) economist Bruce Bartlett has published a thorough history and analysis of Fox News and its effect on American politics. It does not contain a lot of new information to those who follow politics closely but is worth a read.  Here are the high points: A history of the small but distinct liberal bias in mainstream media before the rise of right-wing media The rise of conservative talk radio in the late...

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Cartoon: George Monkeynopoulos
May16

Cartoon: George Monkeynopoulos

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Analysis Of An Exposé: Bin Laden Is Still Dead, But Does Seymour Hersh’s Assertion That President Obama Repeatedly Lied About His Demise Stand Up To Scrutiny?
May14

Analysis Of An Exposé: Bin Laden Is Still Dead, But Does Seymour Hersh’s Assertion That President Obama Repeatedly Lied About His Demise Stand Up To Scrutiny?

Osama bin Laden is dead. But beyond stating the obvious, virtually nothing that the Obama administration has said about the run up to the assassination of the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, the circumstances surrounding his death and its immediate aftermath is accurate, according to a fascinating but frustrating new exposé by Seymour Hersh. “The Killing of Osama bin Laden” a 10,300-word takeout published in the London...

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Teaching people to tell their own story (Guest Voice)
May13

Teaching people to tell their own story (Guest Voice)

Teaching people to tell their own story by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — When journalists get the opportunity to share and collaborate with those they report on — to give something back rather than simply taking their photos or their statements — it can be life-changing. On May 1-2, an inaugural regional conference focused on poverty gathered a group of journalists to train...

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Cartoon: RIP Print
May11

Cartoon: RIP Print

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OBL raid: 9 reasons why Seymour Hersh’s theory on Abbottabad raid is unbelievable
May11

OBL raid: 9 reasons why Seymour Hersh’s theory on Abbottabad raid is unbelievable

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on Sunday released a story on which he was reportedly working for years: purportedly revealing the ‘real truth’ about killing Osama bin Laden. However, there are numerous problems with the 10,000-word theory that he published in the London Review of Books. He had argued that the US tracing Laden to a...

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Mark Halperin Apologizes for Some of his Interview Questions for Ted Cruz UPDATED: Cruz Responds
May11

Mark Halperin Apologizes for Some of his Interview Questions for Ted Cruz UPDATED: Cruz Responds

Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin has apologized for the tone of some questions in his interview yesterday with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He came out of fire in many quarters — from the right, center and the left — for some questions that seemed sloppily flippant at best and racist at worst. He has sent out this apology clarification via Bloomberg News: STATEMENT FROM MARK HALPERIN, CO-MANAGING EDITOR, BLOOMBERG POLITICS,...

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Mark Halperin’s Interview with Ted Cuz: so Halperin determines  who is “really” sufficiently Cuban or Hispanic? UPDATED
May10

Mark Halperin’s Interview with Ted Cuz: so Halperin determines who is “really” sufficiently Cuban or Hispanic? UPDATED

Department of WOW. I never thought I’d be writing a defense of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who just had an interview with perhaps respected-too-much journalist Mark Halperin of Bloomberg News. I can visualize my journalism profs at the Medill School of Journalism raising both eyebrows if I had asked a Hispanic officeholder the questions Halperin asked of Cruz, as detailed by Ruben Navarrette, and some others writers and Facebook...

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Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper
May07

Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper

Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper by Chris Jennewein SAN DIEGO (SDONA) — The U-T San Diego newspaper was sold Thursday to Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times, for $85 million. The sale was announced in a breaking-news email alert from the San Diego newspaper. It ends 146 years of private ownership of the newspaper. The U-T’s current owner, “Papa” Doug Manchester, would retain ownership...

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