Tag Archives: journalism

Rachel Maddow To Get Cronkite Award

Rachel Maddow will receive an award named after CBS newsman Walter Cronkite for her coverage of religion and politics. The award, which will be presented at a gala dinner in New York in October, “recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation,” according to the announcement. Cronkite served as Honorary Chairman of the ...

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Afternoon View – Vegas Strip

I’ve arrived for Netroots Nation 2010, which is being held at the Harrah’s Rio All-Suites, where interestingly, I do not have a suite. I would have been able to check in an hour ago, but the capacity of the airport shuttles were severely restricted by the number of Larks onboard each one. What happens in Vegas…gets blogged.

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Quote Of The Day – Andrea Lafferty

“We can’t allow the lowest common denominator states, like Massachusetts, to set standards for the country.” – Andrea Lafferty of the SPLC-certified hate group, the Traditional Values Coalition, as quoted by the Associated Press. We’re standing by for the AP to go to the KKK for a quote the next time black civil rights is in the news.

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Helen Thomas Announces Retirement

You can’t fire her, she quits! Veteran reporter Helen Thomas has announced her retirement after enduring several days of blistering criticism for saying that Jews should leave Israel and return to their home countries. Thomas, 89, has been a member of the White House press corp for 50 years and has reported extensively on every president since John F. Kennedy. ...

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Veteran Reporter Helen Thomas In Hot Water Over Israel Comments

Reporter Helen Thomas, who as been a familiar face in the front row of the White House press corps for decades, is under fire for comments made in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. When asked where Jews should live, Thomas suggested they go back to Poland, Germany, and America. Thomas has already apologized, but has been dropped by ...

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Online Magazine For Men Launches

A new online magazine for men (including gays) has launched. From their press release: Good Men Media today announced the launch of The Good Men Project Magazine, a timely and provocative online publication that explores issues facing modern men and that seeks to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a good man?” The Good Men Project Magazine ...

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Major Embarrassment For CNN

OMFG. Faces are red at CNN today after the network played a rap song containing the word “nigga” during a human interest piece about an elderly black woman who still drives her car at the age of 103. The network returned minutes later to offer an apology. My guess is that the producer who selected Coolio’s Fantastic Voyage had only ...

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Coast Guard Threatens To Arrest Journalists Filming Oil Spill

“These are BP’s rules, not ours.” Unreal. (Via – Towleroad)

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Cable News: Softball = Gay

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NO MATCH: Maddow Vs Cooper On George Rekers Rentboy Scandal

What a disappointment CNN’s coverage was tonight. But WOW, did Rachel Maddow ever hit it out of the park! JMG reader Curtis observed on Facebook: “The difference in reporting between the two is notable. Probably not coincidental that one is out and one is not.”

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Today In Journalistic Racism

The Awl reports that Long Island’s Smithtown Messenger has created a before-and-after photo essay to demonstrate how the stress of the presidency affects the faces of presidents and first ladies. The projected “after” photo of the Obamas is from Sanford & Son. Oh, but the paper has now issued an apology. So it’s OK!

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Chicago Free Press Folds

Yet another LGBT print publication has bitten the dust. The Chicago Free Press, once one of the largest GLBT newspapers in the U.S. has gone under. The paper had been on the “death watch” list since the editor in chief, art director, graphic designer, senior writer and most of the writers walked out in late December because the company had ...

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Obama Scores, Leno Bombs At White House Press Correspondents Dinner

The president opened with a dig at Joe Biden’s recent F-bomb then segued into a joke about his supposed Kenyan nationality. Pretty good stuff overall. Jay Leno, not so much.

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Obama X

Either the Washington Post has really cut back on their proofreading team or somebody can’t tell the difference between Malcolm X and Barack Obama. Gawker has the photo that was supposed to run.

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Apple’s Revenge: Cops Raid Blogger’s Home Over iPhone Prototype Story

California police raided the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen on Friday after the tech blogger posted a story about the next generation iPhone. Chen had paid a source $5000 for the phone after it was accidentally left in a bar by an Apple researcher. Gizmodo.com editor Jason Chen came home Friday to find cops in his house, looking for ...

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CNN Hasn’t Learned Their Lesson

Queers United alerts us to a poll on CNN’s homepage asking readers whether they agreed with Obama’s hospital visitation order. This comes only ten days after CNN hosted notoriously insane “ex-gay therapist” Richard Cohen, who told viewers that gays could be “fixed”, something for which the network later offered a halfhearted apology. At least the vast majority of those responding ...

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Cameraman Incident Roils Australia

An Australian network television reporter chased down a father and son leaving a courthouse appearance, refusing their repeated requests to leave them alone and eventually calling one of them a “fucking terrorist.” Because they were Muslim, of course. The incident has caused a national outcry about journalistic ethics. The son had been accused of inciting a bar fight, but he ...

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Ted Cox: Undercover With The “Ex-Gays”

I’ve blogged several times about straight reporter Ted Cox and his undercover investigation of the “ex-gay” industry. Today Cox writes us to let us know that his entire story has now been posted online despite the confidentiality agreement he signed with the so-called Journey Into Manhood. The article is riveting, here’s how it starts. I don’t remember exactly when I ...

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Bill O’Reilly: I Don’t Report On Race Because People Will Call Me Racist

Bill O’Reilly says that he and “other white journalists” shy away from commenting on black issues because no matter what they say, their words are twisted to make them look racist. O’Reilly references his infamous accounting at having eaten at the legendary Sylvia’s in Harlem, after which he marveled that folks were actually well-dressed and well-behaved. He said at the ...

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CNN’s Kyra Phillips: Richard Cohen Wasn’t Appropriate Choice For Gay Cure Segment

Today CNN’s Kyra Phillips offered an apology for featuring “ex-gay” whacko Richard Cohen on a segment about repealing a California law requiring the state to search for a “cure” for homosexuality, saying that Cohen wasn’t the “appropriate choice.” Phillips also complained about hate mail she received after the segment aired. After Elton’s Michael Jenson: Interestingly, at one point Phillips says ...

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