Tag Archives: journalism

I’m Killing The Chronicle

Yesterday San Francisco’s CBS station ran a piece about how blogs are killing newspapers, using the example of how many blogs used the SF Chronicle’s story about legalizing marijuana as a source. Amusingly, the reporter used this here website thingy as one his examples, inserting his face into my facehole on this blog. Can’t embed it, go look here. I …

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Pentagon To Allow Photos Of War Dead

In another dramatic reversal of the previous administration’s policy, the Pentagon has announced it will now all allow video and photo coverage of the return of dead U.S. soldiers to American soil. At his daily briefing, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, “The president asked that the secretary of defense review our policy toward media and photos at Dover air …

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Post Issues Non-Apologetic Apology

The New York Post has issued a classic “fuck you” apology for Wednesday’s Obama=monkey cartoon. Wednesday’s Page Six cartoon – caricaturing Monday’s police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut – has created considerable controversy. It shows two police officers standing over the chimp’s body: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,” one officer says. It …

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Wanda Sykes To Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

In what may be a first for an openly gay person, Wanda Sykes will host this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Wanda Sykes will soon get the chance to make fun of President Barack Obama to his face. The comic actress said Thursday that she has been selected as the entertainer at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner …

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Someone At The AP Doesn’t Like Us

At the bottom of the Associated Press story I excerpted in the post below this one, readers are directed to three sites: On the Net: Marriage Equality USA: http://www.marriageequality.org Join the Impact: http://jointheimpact.com Family Research Council: http://www.frc.org Family Research Council? Really?

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Stimulated: Liberal Media Gives GOP Twice The Airtime Of Democrats

Via Think Progress comes this graph showing who the cable news programs are going for commentary on Barack Obama’s stimulus package. In total, from 6 AM on Monday to 4 PM on Wednesday, the networks have hosted Republican lawmakers 51 times and Democratic lawmakers only 24 times. Surprisingly, Fox News came the closest to offering balance, hosting 8 Republicans and …

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Obama Headlines Around The World

Go here for clickable front pages of newspapers around the world covering Obama’s inauguration.

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NYPD Sued Over Blogger Press Credentials

Room Eight, the NYC politics site founded by Politico’s Ben Smith, reported this weekend on a federal lawsuit filed against the NYPD regarding their refusal to grant press credentials to online journalists. “The system of granting press credentials in New York City has run amok and needs to be changed immediately,” said Norman Siegel, a prominent civil rights attorney who …

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The Bloggers Bailout Plan

Six Apart, the company that owns the popular blogging service TypePad, is offering a small number of free accounts to recently laid-off bloggers and journalists. It’s a long way from $700 billion, but the media start-up Six Apart is introducing its own economic bailout plan. The TypePad Journalist Bailout Program offers recently terminated bloggers and journalists a free pro account …

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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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