Tag Archives: journalism

CNN Anchor Breaks Down During Heartbreaking Report On Five Year-Old Syrian Bombing Survivor [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: CNN anchor Kate Bolduan took deep breaths as her voice wavered as she read the recent story about a 5-year-old Syrian boy covered in debris, dirt and blood that went viral Thursday. The boy was in an ambulance after being injured in airstrikes on rebel-held districts in the war-torn country. Bolduan remarked that in many places in ...

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BRAZIL: IOC Condemns “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast Reporter Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

Outsports reports: The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio. “We understand the organization concerned recalled ...

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Matt Baume On The Olympics Grindr Flap [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Shocking news: gay people are having sex at the Olympics. And now a reporter has outed some of them — with potentially serious consequences, since some may face persecution back home. Is there any chance we can turn this into an opportunity to do some good, by talking about the changes we need to see around the world?

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Widespread Condemnation After The Daily Beast Effectively Outs Gay Olympians With Lurid Grindr Piece

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: On Thursday morning, the Daily Beast published an exceedingly gross and bizarre article by a straight, married male writer who lured in gay Olympians through hookup apps for no particular purpose. The entire piece is an astoundingly creepy exercise in Grindr-baiting, which involves a journalist accessing Grindr in an unlikely setting and … seeing ...

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John Oliver On The Future Of Newspapers [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “The media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers,” Oliver said, noting the pricing structure of online versus print ads and detailing the decline of great papers like The Oregonian, and the increased workload on the remaining reporters. “If journalists are constantly required to write, edit, shoot videos, and tweet, mistakes are going ...

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AP Responds To Critics: We Counted Those Delegates

Last night Sanders campaign was quick to blast the Associated Press for “prematurely” declaring Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee. This morning Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver appeared on CNN to again slam the AP for “suppressing voter turnout.”  Weaver added, “Let those people vote and decide before the media tells them that the race is over.” Here’s the official ...

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MELTDOWN: Trump Rages At “Sleazy” Press For Daring To Question Donations To Veterans Groups [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Donald Trump railed against the media on Tuesday morning as he released details of the money he’s raised and distributed to veterans organizations, even calling out one journalist as a “sleaze” during a combative news conference. Trump has faced pressure to release information on where the money went after he claimed that he raised $6 million — including ...

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Veteran Journalist Morley Safer Dies At Age 84

CBS News reports: Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84. His death comes just days after he formally retired after 46 seasons with the program. Safer is among the household names – along with the late Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon, and Andy Rooney, as well as Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and several ...

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LIVE VIDEO: At The Nerd Prom

The red carpet procession has begun at this year’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner, where President Obama is expected to lob zingers at Donald Trump, who decided not to attend. Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore is tonight’s host. Watch below.

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Politico: 86% Of Reporters Think Hillary Will Win

Politico polled dozens of journalists about various aspects of the presidential race. The bottom line: When it comes to actually voting, 61 percent of our respondents said they think reporters should vote in elections they cover, but just under half said they’re not registered with a party. Asked whom they’ll vote for, the largest group said they either don’t know ...

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Anderson Cooper: Journalists Shouldn’t Vote [AUDIO]

Via Mediaite: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper chatted with Howard Stern today and said he does not plan on voting for president this year. He said, “I don’t think I’m gonna vote. I don’t think reporters should vote.” Cooper clarified that he has voted in the past, but now he doesn’t “want to be influenced one way or the other” when ...

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Catholic Church Forces Out Their News Service Editor Over Tweets Critical Of Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From the National Catholic Reporter: Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004, unexpectedly resigned from that position Wednesday at the request of a U.S. bishops’ conference official. In recent days Spence had been attacked by conservative Catholic blogs for tweets he had posted about controversial religious freedom bills in North Carolina and Georgia. These sites accused ...

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TIME Reporter Scuffles With Secret Service During Black Lives Matter Protest At Trump Rally [VIDEO]

From the Daily Beast: A reporter was allegedly kicked and choked by security Monday afternoon at a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Radford, Virginia. Fellow reporters have identified the manhandled member of the press as Time photographer Chris Morris. Details on what led to the confrontation are scant. Breitbart is claiming it was the Secret Service agent that ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep. Mike Pitts Introduces Bill Requiring Journalists To Register With State

Outrageously unconstitutional on its face, but when has that stopped a teabagger? Via the Associated Press: South Carolina journalists would be required to register with the government before reporting the state’s news under a bill introduced Tuesday by a Republican state lawmaker. The proposal would establish a “responsible journalism registry” with requirements that journalists must meet before working for a ...

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Donald Trump Defends Vladimir Putin’s Killing Of Journalists: “At Least He’s A Leader” [VIDEO]

This morning Donald Trump floored MSNBC’s Morning Joe team when host Joe Scarborough asked him about Vladimir Putin’s reputation as a strongman who has journalists killed. Business Insider has the transcript: “Sure, when people call you ‘brilliant’ it’s always good. Especially when the person heads up Russia,” Trump told cohost Mika Brzezinski when asked about Putin praising him as “very ...

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EGYPT: Anti-Gay Journalist Mona Iraqi Sentenced To Prison Over “Defamatory” Bathhouse Raid Story

Ahram Online reports: A Cairo court ruled on Thursday a six month jail sentence for controversial television presenter Mona Iraqi for defaming and spreading lies about a number of men in the central Cairo bathhouse incident. The sentence follows a defamation case filed by the mens’ defence team. Iraqi was also ordered to pay bail of LE1,000 and a fine ...

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CNN Suspends Reporter Over Pro-Refugee Tweet

CNN tonight confirmed that it has suspended reporter Elise Labott for tweeting that the Statue Of Liberty bowed her head “in anguish” following the House vote to suspend immigration by Syrian refugees. The suspension came after Washington Post writer Eric Wemple called out Labott for not complying with CNN’s “neutrality principle/sham.” Labott’s suspension will reportedly last two weeks. And over ...

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Michelangelo Signorile Calls Out Media For Ignoring GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of “Death To Gays” Pastor

As I noted again in the post below this one, so far only Rachel Maddow has reported on last weekend’s “death to gays” convention, where three GOP presidential candidates were interviewed by Pastor Kevin Swanson in between his calls for the genocide of LGBT Americans. Today Michelangelo Signorile calls out the rest of the mainstream media. He writes: Where is ...

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TRAILER: Spotlight

The Guardian recaps: Michael Keaton, in his first post-Birdman role (ignoring his voice work in Minions), stars alongside Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci as the Boston Globe team who uncovered a massive child abuse cover-up within the local Catholic archdiocese, and later won a Pulitzer prize for their efforts. Billy Crudup, coming off a ...

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Gawker Editor Fires Parting Shot

Yesterday Gawker’s two top editors resigned in protest of the removal of their homophobic hit piece against a previously unknown executive. But not before one of them apparently expensed a $546 lunch on the way out the door.

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