US Media Dropping The Ball On Ukraine ‘Volunteers’

By: Monday March 2, 2015 8:02 am

It us astonishing the number of people who are in denial. What you see is what you get. #Ukraine #NAZIS! #Ukraine — Mister Ka (@Mister_Ka) February 23, 2015 It is no secret that the US corporate or “mainstream” media is not particularly good at journalism. A majority of the American people do not trust what they [...]

Catholic League Facing Criticism For Blaming Charlie Hebdo For Terrorist Attack

By: Thursday January 8, 2015 6:46 am

An amazing AP image from the streets of Paris this evening #CharlieHebdo — Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) January 7, 2015 Lost in much of the coverage of the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is that the publication targeted religions other than Islam for ridicule. One of the religions that faced some [...]

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." — 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: — 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 — 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 [...]

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