January 9, 2013
"I wouldn’t know Media Matters from a hole in the wall,” the 72-year-old told TheDC. “That was a major, big screw up on my part. I thought they were somebody else [the conservative Media Research Center]."

Dick Armey on why he gave that interview to Media Matters | The Daily Caller (via brooklynmutt)

HAHAHAHAH

(via brooklynmutt)

September 18, 2012
azipaybarah:

Seems about right.

GPOY.

azipaybarah:

Seems about right.

GPOY.

July 13, 2012
soupsoup:

140 characters of grey

soupsoup:

140 characters of grey

July 6, 2012
vanityfair:

The Passport to Prove It | A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career
From the Colvin Family.

Shorter slideshow: Badass woman is badass. Click through for this one, for sure.

vanityfair:

The Passport to Prove It | A Stamped History of Marie Colvin’s Career

From the Colvin Family.

Shorter slideshow: Badass woman is badass. Click through for this one, for sure.

June 21, 2012
"Isn’t that a paper? Two dollars two papers,” [Rep. Nancy Pelosi] said with a smile, “All that good news and the rest of the reporting in the rest of the place and then the insane editorial page."

via Dylan Byers (via azipaybarah)

June 21, 2012
'…political journalists…'

thesmithian:

…They are the ones who breathlessly cover campaign tweets in a desperate bid for web traffic, they are the ones who act as glorified opposition researchers, evaluating claims on the basis of whether they’ll be used in an ad, and not whether they’re accurate or truthful. The obsessive focus on trivia, the constant search for gaffes—these are things generated by the political press. If reporters wanted to, they could focus on the actual substance of the campaign—and as many other journalists have shown, there is real substance in this contest.

more.

June 19, 2012
"It’s less of a problem since the financial crisis, but the business media are still too cozy with the powerful on Wall Street to do their jobs correctly. The media still fawned over Wall Street stars such as Jamie Dimon at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Eliot Spitzer, former New York governor and attorney general, and Jimmy Cayne of Bear Stearns. Why? They all dished tips or dirt on their rivals. Access journalism still dominates the landscape, and you — the reader — suffer for it."

— David Weidner, MarketWatch. So long, suckers — I’m leaving Wall Street. (via futurejournalismproject)

June 14, 2012
'The underlying problem—and the biggest reason that gaffes are perpetually hyped by the media in the absence of evidence that they matter to voters—is that, despite all the cutbacks in journalism, too many reporters are chasing too few stories at this point in the presidential campaign. The incentives for perverse coverage are especially strong when little other news is being made. Editors should consider alternative approaches. Why not devote more resources to investigations, enterprise stories, and down-ballot races, and reduce the number of reporters covering the minutiae of the presidential campaign? We, the readers, will be just fine without them.' — Columbia Journalism Review

(Source: thesmithian)

May 25, 2012
Propaganda firm owner admits attacks on journalists

govtoversight:

A strange story about a Pentagon propaganda contractor operating independently to smear two journalists after they investigated his company.

May 14, 2012
think-progress:

NBC’s David Gregory, host for Meet The Press, is headlining a conference for a major Republican advocacy group. The problem? It violates the journalism code of ethics: 

— Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.— Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.— Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.

Read the rest at ThinkProgress. 
image via joeparrie 

think-progress:

NBC’s David Gregory, host for Meet The Press, is headlining a conference for a major Republican advocacy group. The problem? It violates the journalism code of ethics: 

— Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
— Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.
— Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.

Read the rest at ThinkProgress. 

image via joeparrie 

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