Tag Archives: journalism

More Lies From Lying Liars At Fox

Obama spokesman Bill Burton tangles with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly over Fox’s “fair and balanced” coverage. Burton is made of the awesome. Check out Kelly lying about a recent Rasmussen poll when she claims that a majority of Americans feel that Fox is the least biased network. The poll actually said that a majority of Republicans felt that way. Uh, ...

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The Gayken Got $500K For Gayby Pics

Things can’t be that bad if People Magazine paid Clay Aiken $500,000 for exclusive photos of his gayby. Clearly, we’ve still got our priorities right.

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Face Time Overload

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De-Dyking Rachel Maddow

Yesterday Page 6 leaked a rumor that the powers that be at MSNBC are unhappy with new anchor Rachel Maddow’s mannish appearance. MSNBC loves the chatter of liberal pundit Rachel Maddow, but not her look. Maddow, who’s getting her own show, is being subjected to a network makeover. A source says an entire “glam squad” has been hired for the ...

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Christianists At The Gay Journo Convention

Some Christian outfit called the Culture and Media Institute infiltrated attended the NLGJA Convention in DC last weekend. Here’s their recap. It’s spelled NLGJA, but they pronounce it “Negligee.” [JMG: Never heard this, but it IS funny.] The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) just held its annual convention here in Washington D.C., attracting hundreds of journalists – and ...

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NLGJA Convention: In Which I Get Called A Stalinist

This weekend’s trip to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists convention in DC turned out to be a lot of fun. Friday night I met my pal, personal blogger Jimbo Barrett, who treated me to dinner and cosmos at gay fave Duplex before we headed to a party at the Adams Morgan home of outing kingpin Mike Rogers, author of ...

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Advocate To Cut Back To Monthly

The Advocate, which has been a biweekly for decades, will trim back to a single monthly issue in January, according to new editor-in chief Jon Barrett. “I don’t think there is a need for a biweekly magazine anymore with the Web,” Barrett said. Barrett added that the magazine will be thicker, with a heavier paper stock. “We will have more ...

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This Weekend: NLGJA Convention

This Friday I’ll be heading down to DC for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s annual convention. I’ll be speaking on a Saturday panel defending my support here for a trans-inclusive ENDA. As panel moderator Michael Triplett pointed out to me, I have “lots of very vocal” readers who didn’t agree with my position, so we’ll be talking about ...

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Rachel Maddow Lands MSNBC Show

Openly lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow has gotten her own show from MSNBC. Rachel Maddow has been sounding off about politics on MSNBC so often she might as well have her own show. And now she does. The liberal commentator and Air America host, who has become a breakout star for the cable channel during this campaign, is taking over the ...

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The Most Trusted Man In America

The New York Times asks whether Jon Stewart is “the most trusted man in America” in a lengthy piece detailing the behind-the-scenes workings of The Daily Show. For all its eviscerations of the administration, “The Daily Show” is animated not by partisanship but by a deep mistrust of all ideology. A sane voice in a noisy red-blue echo chamber, Mr. ...

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Obama Heckled From Press Pit

A man heckled Barack Obama from the photographers’ pit at an appearance in Ohio yesterday, causing some to question the Secret Service and their vetting of press credentials at Obama events. The man shouted down Obama as he began to speak, demanding that he lead the crowd in the Pledge Of Allegiance, which Obama did with the crowd joining in. ...

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Robert Novak Retires, CIA Operatives Relax

Conservative blowhard columnist Robert Novak has announced his retirement due to last week’s brain tumor diagnosis. Novak revealed his illness shortly after he committed a hit-and-run on an 86 year-old homeless pedestrian. Novak has been diagnosed with cancer at least three times. He underwent surgery in 2003 to remove a cancerous growth on his kidney and was under medical observation ...

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Tim Russert Dies Of Heart Attack

Breaking news: Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58. Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said. He and his family had recently returned from Italy, where they ...

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Fox News Hits New Low (And You Thought It Couldn’t Be Done)

Via Pam Spaulding comes word of the latest racist outrage perpetrated by Fox News: calling Michelle Obama “Obama’s Baby Mama!” Unfuckingbelievable. Oliver Willis: So here’s the thing (because during this campaign I’m apparently learning that we black people have our own secret code and hand signals so this stuff has to be explained like you are speaking to a child ...

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Watching America

An interesting site, Watching America, provides translated commentary about the United States from the world press. Check out a letter to the Moscow Times in which a NYC-based Russian emigre claims that “America isn’t much better than the USSR.” (Via – Pam’s House Blend)

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Gay Journalist Michael Luongo Wins Reporting Award

Last night NYC-based gay journo Michael Luongo won the Reporting Award at the Society for Professional Journalist’s New York Deadline Club Awards, for his November 2007 story Our Man In Baghdad, which was published in the Gay City News. The story focuses on the hidden gay life in Iraq, with Luongo meeting some of the hundreds of Iraqi men with ...

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Call Me….Azariah

I got a few emails yesterday to let me know that according to Gay City News, I had just shocked the world of televangelism by coming out. I think I’ll call my new ministry “Joedeism”.

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DC Times Drops “Gay” Scare Quotes

The new editor of the Washington Times, DC’s Moonie-owned right-wing newspaper, has updated the paper’s style rules. New rules: 1) Clinton will be the headline word for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. 2) Gay is approved for copy and preferred over homosexual, except in clinical references or references to sexual activity. 3) The quotation marks will come off gay marriage (preferred ...

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NY Times Ombudsman Slams
His Paper’s McCain Article

NY Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt has blasted his paper’s recent McCain/lobbyist hottie article, calling it “wrong to report the suppositions or concerns of anonymous aides about whether the boss is getting into the wrong bed.” A newspaper cannot begin a story about the all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee with the suggestion of an extramarital affair with an attractive lobbyist 31 years ...

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Goodbye 90 Day Jane

For about a week I’ve been following the internet hullabaloo about 90 Day Jane, the woman who announced that she would count down the number of days to her suicide with daily blog posts. I am going to kill myself in 90 days. What else should i say? This blog is not a cry for help or even to get ...

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