Stephens: 'End Of The United States' If Journos Ditch Objectivity

February 4th, 2023 11:41 AM

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens reacted to a Leonard Downie Jr. op-ed in the Washington Post calling for journalism to move beyond objectivity on Firday’s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO “would be the end of the United States.”

Column: This Just In, Journalistic Objectivity Is Obliterated

February 1st, 2023 5:56 AM

The establishment media have shuffled forth to announce that their Objectivity is dead. They don’t realize that it’s like announcing that Jack Benny is dead. It’s not “news.” Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie proclaimed that he and former CBS News president Andrew Heyward surveyed 75 sources in the media and found a “generational shift.” Voila, no one is objective…

CNN's Anderson Cooper: 'I Don't Think Reporters Should Vote'

April 21st, 2016 6:18 PM
While a guest on Howard Stern's radio show, Anderson Cooper of the Cable News Network surprised the host when he stated: “I don't think I'm going to vote. I don't think reporters should vote.” Amazed co-host Robin Quivers then asked if he really doesn't cast any ballots in elections before stating: “That's like you're not a citizen!”

AP and Politico Both Sleep as Risen Calls Obama Admin 'Greatest Enemy

March 25th, 2014 3:15 PM
A search on the name of James Risen (not in quotes) returns nothing relevant at the Associated Press. All that comes back at the Politico is a link to a post yesterday at Dylan Byers' On Media Blog containing one pertinent sentence: "James Risen slams the Obama administration." Whoopee. Risen is the Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for The New York Times who has been in the Obama…

NPR Reports On U.S. Liberal Bias -- Tilted to Theorist Who Laments Rep

January 8th, 2011 7:19 AM
On the morning before NPR announced its internal review of its leftist purge of Juan Williams for appearing on The O'Reilly Factor, media reporter David Folkenflik was "reporting" that the problem with the American news media is its painful lack of bias. Come again? "Mainstream news reporters don't tell you what they think enough of the time." That came from the star of the Folkenflik story,…

Former Washington Post Editor Len Downie: Huffington Post a 'Parasite

September 23rd, 2010 3:42 PM
It appears that the Huffington Post isn’t just upsetting people for its often uncouth and liberal take on the day’s news. Now people are getting irritated with its willingness to reprint other outlet’s content while offering minimal credit. And so goes the view of former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie, Jr., author of “The Rules of the Game.” During his remarks at the James Cameron…

New Columbia J-School Report Advocates Government Support for News Med

October 19th, 2009 1:24 PM
Bemoaning the decline in advertising for newspapers, two leading media figures, in a report from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, the bastion of establishment liberal journalism, call for taxpayer spending on the news media, advocating that public radio and television be “substantially reoriented” to “provide significant local news reporting” and for the creation of a “a…