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Source: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates Through a Secret Database - NBC 7 San Diego
I have a feeling this is mostly about the Trumpers trying to discourage journalists from covering events at the border. If people know it's mostly innocent people looking for a better life, they are less likely to support xenophobic authoritarian bullshit.
Immigration  Border  DHS  Surveillance  Journalism 
march 2019 by Membranophonist
The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die - The New York Times
Fox News's relationship with Trump is totally different; they are the source of a lot of the propaganda.
Media  Journalism  Hungary  Corruption 
november 2018 by Membranophonist
We need a new model for tech journalism - Columbia Journalism Review
“We need a new journalism which treats tech the same as every other major vested corporate interest…”
Technology  Journalism  Media  Ethics  Privacy  Surveillance 
july 2018 by Membranophonist
The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election - The New York Times
“This moment isn’t about a nation of confused men. It’s about a minority of men who choose to treat women alternately as walking sex objects or bothersome and potentially devious nags.”
Gender  Politics  Media  Journalism  Clinton  Trump  Sexism  Misogyny 
december 2017 by Membranophonist
Setting the Record Straight on a Polarizing Debate - NationalJournal.com
"Saying both sides are equally responsible, insisting on equivalence as the mantra of mainstream journalism, leaves the average voter at sea, unable to identify and vote against those perpetrating the problem."
GOP  Republicans  Politics  Journalism  Media  Extremism 
july 2014 by Membranophonist
Study Finds Watching The Colbert Report Is More Informative Than Watching The News | TIME
Probably true for most topics The Daily Show and Colbert cover, but the study mentioned covers just campaign finance.
Media  Politics  Journalism  Elections 
june 2014 by Membranophonist
News International papers targeted Gordon Brown | Media | The Guardian
"[Gordon] Brown was targeted during a period of more than 10 years."
Murdoch  Journalism  Hacking  notw 
july 2011 by Membranophonist
tax.com: Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin: Who 'Contributes' to Public Workers' Pensions?
David Cay Johnston sets the "Liberal Media" record straight on how Wisconsin public employees' pensions work.
Wisconsin  Pensions  Journalism 
february 2011 by Membranophonist
Communications Corruption at the White House | TPMCafe
Same old access for positive coverage crap that has led so many to distrust the media.
Media  Journalism  Ethics  Gibbs  Axelrod  Obama 
april 2010 by Membranophonist
Rick Perlstein -- Birthers, Health Care Hecklers and the Rise of Right-Wing Rage
"Good thing our leaders weren't so cowardly in 1964, or we would never have passed a civil rights bill -- because of complaints over the provisions in it that would enslave whites."
Conservatives  Insanity  Lies  ODS  Media  Journalism 
august 2009 by Membranophonist
Kevin Drum - Mother Jones Blog: Obama and the Media
"Eventually, others will start to get the message: if you want to get presidential attention, you need to say something smart."
Obama  Media  Journalism 
january 2009 by Membranophonist
YouTube - Campbell Brown: McCain Sexist For Sequestering Sarah Palin
I wonder why Team McCain won't let reporters ask Palin questions live…
McCain  Palin  Sexism  Media  Journalism 
september 2008 by Membranophonist
Angry Amateurs - Swampland - TIME
"…it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is 'a task from God.' The attempts by the McCain campaign to bully us into not reporting such things are not only stupidly aggressive, but unprofessional in the extreme."
Media  McCain  Palin  GOP  Republicans  Journalism 
september 2008 by Membranophonist
Heated Exchange At Romney Press Conference - From The Road
The Mittster got mad when a reporter called him on a lie. Listen to Romney's press flack tell him he's not being "professional".
GOP  Republicans  Romney  Media  Journalism  Lobbyists 
january 2008 by Membranophonist
MOTY: Give This Man a Pulitzer
Josh Marshall, the man who brought down Fredo.
TPM  GQ  USAttorneys  Media  Journalism 
november 2007 by Membranophonist
Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs - New York Times
A demagogic fear-monger who has fully embraced Colbert's theory of reality creation through sheer belief.
Dobbs  Immigration  Journalism  Media  Economics 
june 2007 by Membranophonist
Caught in the Spin Cycle: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com
"…Libby wasn't really on trial for lying. He was called out for selling the war too well, as many others eventually will be." Let's hope there are more criminal prosecutions.
Media  Journalism  PR  Cheney  Libby  Plame 
march 2007 by Membranophonist
NPR : Rufina Amaya, Survivor of the El Mozote Massacre
The Reagan administration and the right-wing media denied it happened, but forensic evidence showed otherwise.
ElSalvador  ElMozote  Journalism  Media  Reagan 
march 2007 by Membranophonist
CJR Daily: How TalkingPointsMemo Beat the Big Boys on the U.S. Attorney Story
While the media was focused on glittering trivialities, Josh Marshall and his team were doing real investigative journalism.
Media  Journalism  TPM  USAttorneys 
march 2007 by Membranophonist
Is Obama Black Enough? -- Thursday, Feb. 01, 2007 -- Page 1 -- TIME
"What [white journalists] fail to understand is that African-Americans meet other intelligent, articulate African-Americans all the time." No way!
Race  Politics  Obama  Journalism  Media 
february 2007 by Membranophonist
Think Progress ? CNN Debunks False Obama ‘Madrassa’ Smear
Video of the CNN report shooting down the right wing attack on Senator Obama.
CNN  Media  Journalism  Obama 
january 2007 by Membranophonist
Think Progress ? BREAKING: Libby Destroyed Evidence Prior To Testifying, Cheney ‘Deeply Involved’
It's only fitting that the worst president in the history of the country have the worst vice president.
Plame  Cheney  Libby  CIA  Media  Journalism 
january 2007 by Membranophonist
CNN debunks false report about Obama - CNN.com
Pathetic, despicable, and all too typical. The right wing noise machine at work!
Media  Journalism  Obama  Conservatives  Faux 
january 2007 by Membranophonist
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 01/14/2007 | Administration leaving out important details on Iraq
"Bush and his aides, explaining their reasons for sending more American troops to Iraq, are offering an incomplete, oversimplified and possibly untrue version of events there…" Props to Mark Seibel for laying the smack down on the Bush administration!
Iraq  Bush  FUBAR  Failure  Incompetence  Lies  Media  Journalism 
january 2007 by Membranophonist
U.S. Rank on Press Freedom Slides Lower - washingtonpost.com
Part of the increasingly authoritarian and outright dictatorial direction the Republicans want to take the country in.
Media  Journalism  Freedom  Rights 
october 2006 by Membranophonist
The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town
When in doubt, attack those that are pointing out your incompetence and criminality.
Politics  Bush  Nixon  GOP  Media  Journalism  NYT  WaPo  NSA  Surveillance 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
Foreign Policy: Seven Questions: Covering Iraq
"It’s a lot worse over here [in Iraq] than is reported. The administration does a great job of managing the news."
Journalism  Media  Iraq  FUBAR 
july 2006 by Membranophonist
The Shadow War, In a Surprising New Light
Bush would be a comic figure if his decisions didn't result in the deaths of thousands.
Politics  Bush  Terrorism  Iraq  CIA  Intelligence  Journalism  Security  Torture 
june 2006 by Membranophonist
Media Matters - "Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser
Nosing around in the private lives of Democrats is okay, but not Republicans. David Broder told me so.
Politics  Media  Journalism 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
VOA's Baghdad Bureau Still Closed After Six Months
"…for a federally funded information service to pull out of Baghdad for such a prolonged period raises questions about the Bush administration's insistence that conditions there are gradually improving."
Iraq  Journalism  Media  VOA 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
Independent Online Edition > Middle East
"…the worse the situation becomes, the easier it is for Tony Blair or George Bush to pretend it is improving."
Iraq  Media  Journalism 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
That After-Dinner Speech Remains a Favorite Dish - New York Times
This piece still fails to answer the question of WHY the Colbert speech is popular; people are tired of the media aiding and abetting a criminal government.
Politics  Bush  Media  Journalism  Comedy  Humor 
may 2006 by Membranophonist
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