Tag Archives: journalism

Maddow On Olbermann’s Suspension

Rachel Maddow says she understands NBC’s rule, but that Olbermann should be un-suspended at once. Maddow devotes a large portion of the segment to ticking off a long list of candidates stumped for on the air by Fox News hosts.

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NBC News Suspends MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann Over Campaign Donations

NBC News has indefinitely suspended MSNBC host Keith Olbermann over political donations his employers say he made in violation of their ethics policy. The announcement came in a one-sentence statement from MSNBC-TV President Phil Griffin: “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.” The …

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American Family Association Twists The AP’s “Obama Appointees” Story

Good As You points out the American Family Association’s ongoing practice of rewriting of the Associated Press stories they post on their OneNewsNow blog, in which they substitute “gay” for (in their minds) the more damaging “homosexual,” insert (in their minds) insulting graphics, and rewrite the headlines themselves. The AFA pays the AP to use their stories, and that usage …

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I Just Got Fired By AOL News

In their “11 Famous Politically Correct Firings” story, AOL News names me as the person canned from Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ staff for writing anti-gay hate speech on some homo blog. Oh well, there are worse things about me on the internet. UPDATED: AOL News has updated the story with a correction (misspelling my name, which they got right when I …

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CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Fired Over “Jews Run The Networks” Radio Comments

CNN fired its popular daytime anchor Rick Sanchez late today after he complained to a national satellite radio audience that Jews run the nation’s media outlets. It started relatively innocently, with Sanchez expressing irritation at being lumped in with other Hispanic TV journalists by a CNN boss. Racist attitudes aren’t rooted on the political right, he added, but also extend …

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Chase Whiteside Is One Of Us

Many of you have expressed admiration for NewLeftMedia interviewer Chase Whiteside, whose impassive apparent approval has allowed so many teabaggers to hang themselves in his videos. You knew somebody that smart had to be gay, right? Here’s Whiteside’s blog, where he’s rather frank about his life. He’s single, not looking, hates nipple play, is cut but considers circumcision to be …

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Kudos To Mike Rogers

With yesterday’s coming out of Ken Mehlman comes further validation of the important work of outing kingpin Mike Rogers, who had been telling us about Mehlman for years. Rogers prefers to call what he does reporting, rather than outing, because when any politician is secretly doing the very thing he’s railing against on Capitol Hill, that’s fucking news. When Rogers …

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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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