[03/22/2006] Now they tell us: AP exposed Bush\'s use of straw man arguments after years of uncritically reporting them
In a March 20 article, the AP\'s Jennifer Loven gave numerous examples of Bush\'s use of the \"straw man argument,\" noting that he is resorting to the tactic \"more often these days.\" But nowhere in the article did she acknowledge that many AP writers -- including her -- have simply reported Bush\'s misrepresentations of his opponents\' arguments without challenging them. » More
[03/17/2006] Advertisers get piece of local news shows
While just about every television genre has jumped on the lucrative branded entertainment bandwagon, news programs generally have been considered off-limits to product integration to preserve editorial integrity. » More
[03/09/2006] Bush\'s Orwellian Attack on Whistleblowers and the Media
The Bush Administration has ordered investigations into who blew the whistle leaked information about NSA domestic spying and information about secret CIA prisons. » More
[03/06/2006] White House Trains Efforts on Media Leaks
The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The efforts include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and a warning from the Justice Department that reporters could be prosecuted under espionage laws. » More
[02/28/2006] Articles edited for White House approval?
More and more bloggers (Firedoglake, AmericaBlog) are noticing changes being made in online articles without any explanation from the paper. Here\'s one more for the pile. » More
[02/27/2006] Digital product placement alters TV landscape
A breakthrough in television advertising debuted without fanfare last spring as a brand-name box of crackers appeared on the CBS sitcom \"Yes, Dear\" for about 20 seconds, seen but hardly noticed by millions of viewers.\n » More
[11/18/2005] Why are so many newspapers cutting jobs?
On Wednesday, five newspapers owned by Tribune Co. announced job cuts, but they\'re hardly alone. In recent weeks, no fewer than nine other well-known newspapers all announced cuts in payrolls or other expenses. What\'s happening?\n » More
[11/18/2005] FEC: Blogs Are Just As Much \"Press\" As Everyone Else
This morning, the Federal Election Commission, agreeing that the Fired Up!sites were entitled to the same press exception from campaign finance laws as are the New York Times, National Review and Sean Hannity. » More
[11/17/2005] L.A. Times Cutting 85 Newsroom Jobs
Newspapers and other mainstream media outlets are cutting staff because they are losing money as more and more people turn away from their controlled information streams to the alternative news. » More
[11/01/2005] Ultraviolent atrocities saturate pop culture
Our most popular forms of entertainment -- TV, films and books -- have followed video games into a ferocious new realm of ultraviolence marked by increasingly graphic depictions of brutality. » More
[10/27/2005] Fiction Genre Fits Big Pharma
Business, like politics, sometimes makes strange bedfellows. But more often than not, the couples it brings together are perfectly matched. » More
[10/25/2005] Boortz suggested that Katrina victim turn to prostitution
Neal Boortz suggested that a victim of Hurricane Katrina currently housed in an Atlanta hotel consider prostitution. » More
[10/25/2005] Coulter Admits She\'s \'Not a Big Fan of the First Amendment\'
Newspaper columnist Ann Coulter confessed that she\'s \"not a big fan of the First Amendment\" during an Oct. 20 speech in Florida, according to a Oct. 21 story in the Independent Florida Alligator. » More
[10/07/2005] O\'Reilly endorsed assassinating Syrian leader if he \"doesn\'t help us out\"
On the October 3 edition of Fox News\' The O\'Reilly Factor, host Bill O\'Reilly called for the assassination of Syria\'s leader, Bashar al-Assad, if Assad does not help promote stability in the Middle East by maintaining Iraq\'s borders. » More