BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

By: Monday July 28, 2014 7:20 am

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]

38 Journalism And Open Government Groups Call On Obama To Stop Excessive Information Control

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 10:56 am

So much for the most transparent administration in history. According to the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), 38 journalist and open government groups called on President Obama to “stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.” The Obama Administration has expanded its war on whistlerblowers into thwarting basic journalism [...]

CNBC Caught Soliciting Op-Ed Calling Climate Change A ‘Hoax’

By: Monday June 30, 2014 6:52 am

Many have often wondered why in the US, as compared to other developed countries, there is so much skepticism regarding the science of climate change and whether human activity is contributing to it. One of the answers could be that we have a corporate media – interlocked with energy companies and their advertising money – [...]

Secretary Kerry Calls Conviction Of Journalists In Egypt ‘Chilling’ As Junta Set To Receive Billion Dollars From US

By: Monday June 23, 2014 9:43 am

John Kerry calls Al Jazeera conviction "a deeply disturbing set-back to Egypt's transition." Full statement: pic.twitter.com/XI8A0G9EEV — Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) June 23, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on the conviction of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt calling the convictions and sentences “chilling” and “deeply disturbing”, but still plans to try and [...]

Politifact Blows Call On AFRICOM

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30 am

The U.S. has troops on the ground in these African countries http://t.co/k0oHfIYeQj pic.twitter.com/OkrvURIVfo — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 22, 2014 Mostly absurd. Nothing is more precious to media elites than their – now mostly delusional – claim to be able to tell the general public what is true and what is not. Arbitrating reality for [...]

US Journalists Depressed, Not Optimistic About Future Of Journalism

By: Tuesday May 6, 2014 10:25 am

And you thought you were the only one who thought US journalism sucked. Well, if it is any consolation, they agree. A new survey by the Indiana University School of Journalism shows that US corporate journalists are unsatisfied and pessimistic about the future with 59.7% of those surveyed saying that journalism in the US is [...]

Jake Tapper Puts Out George W. Bush Puff Piece

By: Friday May 2, 2014 9:33 am

When it comes to politics Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days. But one thing we do all recognize is that the presidency of George W. Bush was a disaster. So disastrous even Republicans have been keeping their distance. For instance, neither Republican presidential candidate in 2008 or 2012 wanted to be publicly [...]

Chevron Starts Its Own News Organization

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 8:10 am

One way to avoid bad press is simply to own the presses. Chevron has decided to jump directly into the media business with the publication of the Richmond Standard. A publication based in Richmond, California where Chevron is under increasing pressure over concerns about environmental damage the company may be causing in the town. The [...]

James Risen Says Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom’ Of This Generation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:13 am

James Risen of the New York Times has labeled President Barack Obama as the “greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” for Obama’s repeated attacks on the First Amendment. Risen, currently fighting the Obama Administration in court over revealing a source, said that Obama wants to essentially destroy [...]

Barrett Brown’s Case Could Destroy Online Journalism

By: Friday February 28, 2014 8:46 am

It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case. The government is pressing charges [...]

Right Wing Rioters In Venezuela Shoot Journalist

By: Friday February 21, 2014 8:19 am

After losing another free and fair election the far right forces of Venezuela repeated what they did in 2002, 2003, and 2004 – they rioted in hopes of destabilizing the democratically elected government. And like before they found suckers in US media and elsewhere to buy the freedom fighter story mostly it seems out of [...]

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