Showing posts with label reporting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reporting. Show all posts

Emails Reveal Press Literally Taking Orders From Hillary

by Jeff Blake.     The emails were obtained by Gawker as part of a large Freedom of Information Act request it made back in 2012. They show a 2009 exchange between Marc Ambinder, then-politics editor of The Atlantic, and Philippe Reines, a close assistant and adviser to Clinton during her days as Secretary of State. Ambinder asked Reines for  ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Radically Changes Its Story Of The Boats In Iranian Waters To An Even More Suspicious One

Government's first instinct is to lie.  When news first broke of the detention of two U.S. ships in Iranian territorial waters, the U.S. media — aside from depicting it as an act of Iranian aggression — uncritically cited the U.S. government’s explanation for what happened. One of the boats, we were told, experienced “mechanical failure” and thus     ... MORE

Brent Bozell: The Worst Reporting And Punditry Of 2015

You decide which camp is more obnoxious.    If we're counting press clips, in politics the year 2015 was dominated by Donald Trump. The liberal press is emotionally conflicted on this one. Some are delighted with the notion that he's going to destroy the Republican brand with oafish overstatements. Some are disgusted that he's still in the race     ... MORE

Barry Farber: CNN's Latest Defamation Of America

Following an anti-American template.   “A typical day in America” was the way the BBC announced the massacre in San Bernardino. When CNN let us in on that, Wolf Blitzer asked Fareed Zakaria how the rest of the world looked upon America. “You’re a world traveler, Fareed,” said Wolf. “What are they saying about us?” Before Fareed said a   ... MORE

Brent Bozell: Hillary's 'Victory Lap' Of Lies

Hillary Clinton gives false testimony, journalists yawn.     To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. The "mainstream" media wondered why these crazy Republicans would "walk into the trap" of trying to scrutinize and question a media    ... MORE

High School Journalism Teacher Gets Suspended After Standing Up For Student Reporters' Free Speech Rights

by Zach Weissmueller.   Administrators at one California high school reacted in all the wrong ways when student reporters tried to write a newspaper article about the recent dismissal of a popular teacher and debate coach. San Gabriel High School principal Jim Schofield sent an email telling newspaper adviser Jennifer Kim to kill the story   ... MORE

What You’re Supposed To Think Versus What You Think

by Jon Rappoport.  I could trace my 30 years of investigative reporting as one long project emanating from what people are supposed to think. What they’re supposed to think about nuclear weapons, pesticides, medical drugs, vaccines, presidential elections, major media, the CIA, U.S. foreign policy, mega-corporations, brain research, collectivism,  … MORE

Ken Silva: The Government's War On Freedom Of The Press

Transparency in the crosshairs.    The U.S. plummeted to a dismal 49th place on the Reporters Without Borders annual Press Freedom Index, marking the country’s second lowest ranking since the list was created in 2002 and its lowest since 2006. Other countries ranked in the 40s and 50s include Haiti, Mongolia, and Chile. The index cited “judicial   ... MORE

Lee Stranahan: Authority’s Threat To Citizen Journalism

The government's persecution of James O'Keefe.        It’s a scenario that smacks of a movie set in a foreign country. A journalist is arrested and put into shackles. Not just handcuffs, mind you; shackles. He’s taunted by the police and thrown in jail on trumped-up charges. The politically connected prosecutors don’t just work to put him    ... MORE

Nat Hentoff: How Government Tricks Us Into Being Its Spies

Not just the night has a thousand eyes.   I’ve long been annoyed and increasingly angered by a message from our government on radio, TV and other forms of communication in and around New York City, where I live and work: “If you see something, say something. If it doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.” The message often ends: “Be careful,   ... MORE

Grant Duwe: The Truth About Mass Public Shootings

Why do the numbers appear to be going up? Because previous shootings have been underreported. The findings from two separate reports released in the last month—one by the FBI and the other by progressive investigative media outlet Mother Jones—have been offered up as evidence that "mass shootings" are occurring more      ... MORE

David Bauder: NSA Surveillance Is Hampering Journalists

A chilling effect on truth-seeking.    Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil   ... MORE

John Stossel: Important Slow News

On perspective.       Wars, plane crashes, mass murder — it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama   ... MORE

Holder's Judge Shopping For A Fox News Subpoena

by Larry O'Connor, Breitbart News.  The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, a bulldog on the DOJ/Fox News secret subpoena story, reports that the effort by the Justice Department to obtain the controversial court order was arduous, contentious and unsuccessful until finally a third judge acquiesced. The new documents show that two judges       ... MORE

VIDEO: Obama Watches Fox News


With wiretaps and helicopters. 

Rasmussen Poll: 6% Rate News Media As Very Trustworthy

What are they thinking?        Most voters still get their news from television and consider the news reported by the media generally trustworthy. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they get most of their news from TV, including 32% who get it from cable news networks and 24% who get it from traditional network news. A new        ... MORE

Thomas Lifson: Something Is Rotten At Reuters

An incompetent news service or a propaganda tool?  The Reuters news service once again has made itself a laughingstock by publishing a mistake-riddled hit piece on Marco Rubio, all but ruling him out as a vice presidential nominee for the GOP because of alleged financial problems, many of which turned out to be untrue. Five corrections were necessary. ... MORE