New York Times Public Editor Says Off-The-Record Meeting Raises Concerns

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 6:15 am

New Gallup poll: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low." http://t.co/JA8BZxjO27 pic.twitter.com/WcrRqe7vA4 — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 17, 2014 With an increasing number of Americans distrustful of the mainstream media you would think the establishment would try to be on their best behavior. Not so. As was revealed late last week, numerous members of the [...]

Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:02 am

How much additional evidence is really needed at this point to show that the establishment media are courtiers to power not independent journalists? Well, here is a little more anyway. According to Michael Calderone at the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on [...]

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 [...]

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