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I gotta say, the thing that annoys me most about contemporary journalism is when they write a pre-determined narrative and then bend the facts to fit. The other thing that annoys me is how much context was missing from the original story (like all the other cabinet members who did the exact same thing, and […]

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Hillary Clinton’s email

This was written by Clay Johnson, a former director at the Sunlight Foundation. He says pretty much what I thought. Federal IT systems are antiquated and insecure: I love this story from the New York Times about Hillary Clinton using her personal email account for official Secretary of State business because it points to a […]

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Better call foul

Jon Stewart seems to have gotten over that “both sides do it” fetish he’s had for so long: The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Bookmark It

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Now there are six

Six news colleagues saying Bill O’Reilly lied about war coverage. There are now a half a dozen journalists and personnel from CBS who were working O’Reilly on the ground in Buenos Aires who dispute his claims. The evidence suggests that Bill O’Reilly is lying. Brian Williams got suspended for six months without pay for doing […]

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From Ellen at Newshounds, “Why Don’t They Like Me?” Bill O’Reilly is awfully concerned that when he retires he will not get the same tributes as Jon Stewart has since announcing his departure from The Daily Show. The only possible explanation for such a discrepancy, O’Reilly argued, is that the media is unfairly liberal. Bill […]

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The New York Times recently issued a “Libya is falling apart” editorial. As Glenn Greenwald noted, The Times failed to mention it was an enthusiastic supporter of U.S. air strikes that helped topple Moammar Ghadafi and destabilize Libya to the point where ISIS now has a foothold there. In fact, after Ghadafi fled, The Times […]

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Yeah, like Brian Williams lying is the biggest problem with the media! And it’s not as if they’d mention this, either: A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be used as potential weapons. Alan Robock, a climate scientist at Rutgers […]

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You gotta love online news features, especially when they come from TV. This is from Fox 8 News in Cleveland: It’s being called the exercise test that can predict your death. A physician in Brazil used something called the sit/rise test to show his aging patients the risk of losing strength and flexibility. The study […]

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Author, veteran reporter and New York Times columnist David Carr died Thursday at 58 years old. Carr died at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital after collapsing in the office earlier in the day, the paper reported. Carr joined the Times in 1992 after stints at New York magazine, the Washington City Paper and Inside.com. In 2008, he […]

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Oh, who cares?

In England, they call them “newsreaders,” not journalists. Kind of puts things in perspective, huh? Over time, I’ve come to think there’s a lot of wisdom in what I refer to as the GLAAD model. Rather than insisting that celebrities who have said homophobic things come to a meeting with the organization’s leaders, kiss the […]

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