By Brian Boyd | July 18, 2005 12:53 PM EDTClay Waters of MRC's TimesWatch caught a CNN employee calling Rove's version of the Valerie Plame story "bullshit" as Dobbs introduced a report from Dana Bash. The last reporter seen sitting next to Dobbs at the anchor desk was Kitty Pilgrim, and the unidentified voice is similar to Pilgrim's. The following occurred on Friday night's Lou Dobbs Tonight: Lou Dobbs: "Tonight, a surprising new development in the CIA leak investigation. Karl Rove's testimony to a federal grand jury is being reported. The testimony suggests that President Bush's political adviser may not have been the original source for the Valerie Plame leak. Rove testifying that he first learned about Plame from columnist Robert Novak, a CNN contributor. Dana Bash reports." Unidentified Voice: "That's bullshit."
By Rich Noyes | July 15, 2005 6:16 PM EDTAs the MRC's CyberAlert noted on Thursday, an assistant editorial page editor with the St. Paul, Minnesota Pioneer Press, Mark Yost, has written a column, headlined "Why They Hate Us," castigating his reporters for omitting positive developments and emphasizing violence and negativity in their coverage of the Iraq War.
By Megan Alvarez | July 15, 2005 2:00 PM EDTEnvironmentalists claim mercury link with autism is absolutely overwhelming
By Megan Alvarez | July 14, 2005 2:00 PM EDTMedia treat left-wing pro-tax group as unbiased consumer advocate.
By Dan Gainor | July 13, 2005 8:32 PM EDTLive 8, G-8 coverage cheerleads sending billions of U.S. dollars to Africa
By Dan Gainor | July 13, 2005 8:29 PM EDTLive 8, G-8 coverage cheerleads sending billions of U.S. dollars to Africa
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 2:13 PM EDTA regular feature on Anderson Cooper 360 is a recurring segment where Anderson relaying the White House talking points of the day, as seen from the daily White House press briefing.
By Megan Alvarez | July 13, 2005 2:00 PM EDTNYT is one of few to admit record isnt really a record.
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 1:12 PM EDTWhile Eleanor Clift is heralding Judith Miller as a principled journalist taking a fall to cover for an possibly criminal secret source in her recent column in Newsweek, Howard Kurtz in today’s Washington Post reports that many legal experts believe that Miller’s jail time is the product of her and the New York Times’s stubborness, not a stand on journalistic principle but rather, in the words of legal expert Jonathan Turley, "spoiling for a fight."
By Ken Shepherd | July 13, 2005 12:17 PM EDTIs Paula Zahn’s notion of balanced political coverage tag-teaming with the liberal guest in a conservative-liberal debate segment? You could argue that after watching last night’s edition of Paula Zahn Now, which featured an interview/debate segment regarding the Valerie Plame leak investigation with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the editor of the liberal magazine The Nation, and Rev. Joe Watkins, a pastor and Republican political consultant.
By Ken Shepherd | July 12, 2005 5:26 PM EDTA quick by the numbers look at Rove coverage on Inside Politics today: Out of 14 segments on IP, nine were devoted to the Karl Rove/CIA leak story:
By Ken Shepherd | July 12, 2005 2:36 PM EDTYesterday on CNN's Inside Politics, host du jour Candy Crowley essentially got Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to confess his litmus test on abortion for Supreme Court nominees, but didn't press him on the matter, despite her colleague Bill Schneider last week asserting that only conservatives, not liberals, have a litmus test stance on abortion.
By Megan Alvarez | July 12, 2005 2:00 PM EDTNews show relies on UAW president, former autoworker and labor expert to tell a one-sided business story.
By Rich Noyes | July 11, 2005 5:07 PM EDTMonday's Washington Post and Washington Times each write about the latest Center for Media and Public Affairs content analysis of presidential news. The headline is that ABC, CBS and NBC awarded the current President Bush with mostly bad press during the first 100 days of both his first and second terms, what used to be a normal honeymoon period for freshly-elected presidents.
By Ken Shepherd | July 11, 2005 2:20 PM EDTAlthough CNN's Aaron Brown on Friday said the following in the context of a relatively balanced interview with Orange County, California mosque leader Imam Mostafa al-Qazwini, the following betrays why the liberal media just don't get conservative criticism of moderate Muslims for failure to do more to call for an end to the radical Islamic terrorism which gave the world 9/11, Spain's 3/11 attacks, and now the 7/7 London bombings: