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The Cruel Jest of American ‘Humanitarian Aid’ to Iraq

The United States of America has no claim on the language of “humanitarian aid” to Iraq after what it did to that country.

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Karen Lancaster

Gagging the Press: The Federal Case Against Barrett Brown

A federal judge has issued a gag order in the controversial case against journalist Barrett Brown, accused of a crime for, among other things, posting a link to a public site containing hacked files. Yes, the feds are trying to criminalize a journalistic act.

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Holder Happens

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Press Scandal

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Holder Spy

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Under the FBI Thumb

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Freedom of the Pressed

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Free Press Endangered Species

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Old News

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Is the Press Too Big to Fail?

When you think about the crisis of journalism, including the loss of advertising and the shriveled newsrooms—there were fewer newsroom employees in 2010 than in 1978, when records were first kept—also think of anesthetized watchdogs snoring on Wall Street while the Arctic ice cap melts.

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Death of Journalists

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Media Complain of ‘Hostile’ NYPD (Update)

Some of the nation’s most prestigious news organizations, including AP and The New York Times, are condemning New York City’s treatment of the media, writing in a letter that “police actions of last week have been more hostile ...” (more)

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There’s a New Newspaper on Wall Street

Some say the media has done a less-than-stellar job of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street protests these last few weeks, but the 99 percent found a way to circumvent that: They published and distributed their own newspaper Saturday, aptly named The Occupied Wall Street Journal. (more)

Posted on Oct 8, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Richard Drew

A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe

We have still not woken up to whom we have become, to the fatal erosion of domestic and international law and the senseless waste of lives, resources and trillions of dollars to wage wars that ultimately we can never win.

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The Adult in the Room

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Helen Thomas: ‘It Was a Sneak, Stealth Attack’

In this sit-down discussion with the Real News Network, Helen Thomas, deposed doyenne of the White House press corps, discusses her moment of infamy last spring that led to her resignation, claiming she didn’t ... (continued)

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Press Freedom in China

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Chris Hedges on ‘The Death of the Liberal Class’

Chris Hedges talks about his new book, how he came to write it, and what we can expect from the collapse of the liberal establishment.

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Helen Thomas Finds Obama ‘Reprehensible’

It’s been a couple of months since former White House press stalwart Helen Thomas, now 90, resigned after causing controversy with her remarks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it seems she hasn’t forgiven President Obama for his role in that drama.

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Gibbs Up for Reinvention?

He’s been the Obama administration’s press mouthpiece for nearly two years now, but speculation has it that Robert Gibbs could be heading for a career shift. Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?

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AP / Rafiq Maqbool

Afghanistan Leans Away From Censorship

The Afghan government has stepped away from a total ban on the broadcasting of “disturbing images” that was implemented earlier this month. The move had set off howls among media and rights groups.

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Gibbs, Chinese Scuffle Over U.S. Press Access in Copenhagen

Relations were a bit strained between the U.S. and China during Friday’s session at the Copenhagen climate conference, and some of that tension apparently was channeled by the Chinese and American media that converged in a crowded room as President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other world leaders huddled.

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Christian Science Monitor Will Go Paperless

The oft-repeated narrative of print news going to the pits has gained another protagonist, as the century-old Christian Science Monitor recently decided to cease its daily print edition, banking now on the Internet as its key distribution mechanism.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008 READ MORE


Carney and Wallace

McCain Aide: Palin Doesn’t Need to Talk to the Press

According to McCain campaign strategist Nicole Wallace, it doesn’t matter if Sarah Palin talks to the press because Palin can make “her own points” in her speeches, directly to the American people, as she did in St. Paul last week. “Who cares if she can talk to Time magazine?” Wallace asks Jay Carney of, yes, Time magazine in this clip.

Posted on Sep 6, 2008 READ MORE


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The U.S. Role in Mexico’s Drug War

Washington’s role in Mexico’s drug war, from the $400 million in annual military aid to the U.S. security contractors teaching torture techniques to Mexican police, is often ill-reported in the mainstream media. Canadian journalist Avi Lewis and the “Inside USA” television crew look critically into the conflict that has killed 1,800 people so far this year alone.

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McCain

McCain and the Media: A Love Story?

The McLaughlin Group takes a look at why, as John McLaughlin claims, Sen. John McCain is “emerging upward”—at least in terms of the press’ treatment of the Republican “maverick,” whom one media source praised for his “zealous, unbending beliefs,” even as another touted his willingness to thumb his nose at ultraconservatives and compromise when necessary. Pat Buchanan, however, is adamant that the McCain “love affair is over.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE


McClellan on 'Today'

Scott McClellan’s Disillusionment

Scott McClellan appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss his memoir, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” and the “two defining moments” that caused him to become “increasingly dismayed and disillusioned ... with the way things were going in Washington, D.C.”

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Rev. Wright

Rev. Wright and the Press

After laying low for some time, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been speaking out about the controversy that has tarnished his name. The minister seemed to enjoy this encounter with the media, too many elements of which relied on YouTube to lay out the facts of their stories.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008 READ MORE


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N.Y.‘s New Governor Admits to Affair

Before the media barracuda had time to really start swarming, Eliot Spitzer’s successor, Gov. David Paterson, preempted scurrilous investigations into his skeleton closet by tossing a big one out for all to see.  As Paterson told the New York Daily News on Monday, he had a long-standing affair years ago during a rocky period in his marriage.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008 READ MORE


Shrub and the Rocket

Of all the voices in Washington recently, who could be better equipped to speak for this president than Roger Clemens?

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Strike Derails Golden Globes Show

With top-tier talent unwilling to cross picket lines for the sake of a gala awards ceremony, the folks who put together the Golden Globes (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC and Dick Clark Productions) scrambled to work around the whole no-actors-showing-up issue but had to settle for a newscast announcing the winners. 

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Public Relations Disaster Management

Though time will certainly tell, the Bush administration so far has not yet surpassed that of Richard Nixon’s in its contempt for a free press and its unrelenting war on the truth.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE


FEMA Apologizes for Make-Believe Press Conference

FEMA has admitted that it was probably a mistake to hold a press conference without members of the press. On Tuesday the agency, perhaps trying to get a jump on the kind of negative publicity it received after Hurricane Katrina, stuffed a press briefing with its own employees, who lobbed softballs such as “Are you happy with FEMA’s response so far?”

Posted on Oct 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Is the White House Whitewashing History?

Margie Burns, reporting for the Brad Blog, says the White House may be up to some old, unsavory tactics, deleting unfavorable material from its website in potential violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978. At issue are briefing references to Jeff Gannon, the faux journalist whose non-questions helped deflect criticism during press briefings.

Posted on Feb 11, 2007 READ MORE


Iranian Kool-Aid

How the Press Can Prevent Another Iraq

Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin has put together a 10-point checklist to help journalists avoid drinking Bush’s Iranian-flavored Kool-Aid.

Posted on Feb 5, 2007 READ MORE


Gregory and Bush in the Rose Garden

NBC’s Gregory v. Bush on Torture

NBC reporter David Gregory uses a smart hypothetical scenario to challenge Bush on his interrogation policy; Bush ducks it and keeps to his talking points—as usual, but Gregory keeps up.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Bush’s Rose Garden Debacle

During his recent press conference, President Bush continued to use the oldest tactic of a verbal bully: saying the same thing louder, as though that makes it true.

Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


The Hypothetical Question Bush Can’t Answer

During the president’s Rose Garden press conference, NBC reporter David Gregory asked Bush how he would feel if a country like Iran or North Korea kidnapped an American citizen, tortured him and then tried him without letting him see any evidence. Bush’s answer was a nonsensical non sequitur. (Read it) (Salon post - ad required)

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


President Bush
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Empty Threat of the Day

Bush says that questioning of suspected terrorists “won’t go forward” unless Congress passes a law clarifying the treatment and interrogation of such detainees.
Believe that? If so, there’s a nice Nigerian billionaire we met on the Internet who’d love to discuss a business opportunity with you…

Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


John McCain

McCain Wants More Troops in Iraq

To all of you harboring warm, squishy feelings left over from McCain’s 2000 presidential run, keep in mind that the Arizona senator is an unabashed hawk on Iraq.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


Bush comes clean
From ThinkProgress

Bush Admits Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ to Do With 9/11

At his press conference today, the president came refreshingly (although just a tad belatedly) clean about the fact that Iraq played no part whatsoever in the Sept. 11 attacks. Watch it.
A howler from Bush: “Nobody?s ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack.” OK, maybe not in those words, but how ‘bout in these?

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


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Column: Press Ignores Role of Fundamentalism in Bush’s Policies

The media has grossly underreported the extent to which Bush’s Christian fundamentalism informs his policies on Israel, Iraq, stem cells and abortion, argues a former Newsday and Knight Ridder White House correspondent.

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Molly Ivins: Media With No Guts, No Grace

The press is under attack by the administration, but does the Washington corps of reporters fight back? No, instead it falls all over itself trying to play courtier to George W. Bush.

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


Syndicate: Coulter Didn’t Plagiarize

The company that syndicates Ann Coulter’s column says it has found no evidence the hatemonger plagiarized in her work. (Read about the original allegations here.)

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


Santorum gets Truth-checked

Fox News Debunks Santorum’s WMD Claim

Mere hours after Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) announced breathlessly at a press conference that ?we have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,? a Fox news reporter found out that Santorum was hyping a document that describes degraded, pre-1991 munitions already acknowledged and dismissed by the White House?s Iraq Survey Group.
Watch Santorum dissemble when confronted with these truths on air. (h/t: Think Progress)

 

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Murtha Attacks Rove on ‘Cut and Run’ Comments

Antiwar Democratic Rep. John Murtha on Karl Rove’s assertion that Democrats are, essentially, cowards on Iraq: “He?s sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside—saying stay the course. That?s not a plan!”

Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Learned of Haditha Massacre From Press

The president didn’t know about the November atrocity in which Marines killed 24 unarmed civilians until March, when a Time magazine reporter called the White House for comment on the story.

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