Tag Archives: Journalism

Reporter Michael Hastings Was Working Story on CIA Director’s Role in Press Crackdown Before Death

You may remember in June Rolling Stone investigative reporter Michael Hastings died in a suspicious car accident.  Before he died he told his coworkers he was working on “something big”.  We have now learned what he was working on.  San Diego’s CW affiliate has been on this story and has the news. This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist…

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Dianne Feinstein: Only “Real Reporters” should get Shield Law Protection

That paragon protector of civil liberties, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is at it again. This time she’s filed an amendment to a federal media shield law saying that only “real reporters” should be protected.  How does she define a “real reporter”?  TechDirt.com has the answer. But onto the “who’s really a journalist” argument. Some elected officials feel the language…

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Harvard Endorses Cheating

Was I the only one who found it outrageous that Harvard granted an honorary degree to Ted Kennedy?  Kennedy was kicked out of Harvard for cheating on a Spanish exam.  I guess cheating is not as important to Harvard as it once was.  I guess in the age of grade inflation, cheating is not that big of a deal.  Even…

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Journalists Lean Left

(And the Pope is Catholic, too! Nevertheless, it’s useful to analyze the bias of those supplying us with information from time to time. – promoted by Peter Porcupine) I’ve always known that the vast majority of mass media tilts decidedly to the left.  Sort of like university professors.  But people on the left will claim the opposite, esp. regarding Iraq…

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