The Leaker and the Media

April 15th, 2023 4:00 PM

In the aftermath of the outing and arrest of Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, the 21-year old leaker of national security documents, over there at The New York Sun, journalist Matthew Rice headlines a very appropriate question. 

Newsweek Joins Crusade Against Non-Existent Mockery of Ocasio-Cortez

January 7th, 2019 1:25 PM
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a dance while in college several years ago, an edited version of it hit social media. Newsweek’s Jason Le Miere squeezed two misleading articles out of the spat, furthering  the media myth that Republicans are somehow offended or outraged by her dancing, while never actually naming a single outraged conservative. The first was  "Conservatives Mock Alexandria…

NYT Op-ed and Correction on Sheldon Silver Fail to Tag Him as a Dem

February 4th, 2015 7:02 PM
On Friday, Joe Nocera at the New York Times, in the words of a February 4 Times correction, premised his op-ed column "about the indictment of the longtime New York State Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver ... on several factual errors." The correction failed to correct yet another factual error, namely that Silver, who was arrested, as the Times itself reported, on January 22, has not yet been…

Alterman's Got Boca on the Brain

August 12th, 2008 2:26 PM
From a non-Jew, it would smack of anti-Semitism.  From Eric Alterman? You be the judge.The author of the Altercations column at Media Matters has a running complaint:  Rick Klein, editor of The Note at ABC News, pays too much respect to the work of other Jewish pundits. Jennifer Rubin, one of the chief bloggers at Commentary's "Contentions" blog, was Alterman's first target, in his August 1…

Gore Ducks Questions About Food Crisis, Ethanol and Climate Alarmism

April 25th, 2008 10:28 AM
A remarkable thing happened Thursday: a press member wanted to ask Nobel Laureate Al Gore about the growing international food crisis and how it relates to ethanol and global warming hysteria.Not surprisingly, the man who cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate fourteen years ago mandating the use of ethanol wasn't available, and a spokesman for his hysteria-driving Alliance for Climate…

Iran DIDN'T 'Halt' Nuke Program After all! Where's the NYTimes' Apolog

February 7th, 2008 2:15 PM

Ethanol Raising Price of Beef

August 8th, 2007 5:17 PM
So, you want to use corn to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, huh? Have you thought through all of the ramifications first? For instance, how are cattle ranchers going to afford to feed their cows, and what might that do to the availability of beef around the country and its price? Clearly, such issues weren't fully considered before Congress decided to mandate the use of ethanol…

Not Much Ado Over 'Alms' Libel Outcome

August 2nd, 2007 3:57 PM

NYT Attacks Anti-PC Documentary, Defends College Censorship of Conserv

June 28th, 2007 1:08 PM

CAIR and Al-Qaeda Connected; Does Anyone in Old Media Care

June 24th, 2007 12:31 PM
Note: Though this post is primarily about Ohio's governor speaking at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet in Columbus last Sunday, it contains nationally significant info about connections between CAIR, Al Qaeda, and Hamas, and Old Media's non-coverage of those connections. ______________________________ On Friday ("Strickland-CAIR Update: Reported Strickland Staffer Response…

Ohio's Governor Speaks at CAIR Banquet; Ohio’s Press Snoozes

June 19th, 2007 10:11 AM
Ohio's press must have been forced into rationing newsprint and bandwidth during the past couple of days. I can't otherwise explain how the Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Dayton Daily News (news; blogs), and especially the Columbus Dispatch, have thus far carried no coverage of this Ted Strickland appearance on Sunday: Monday, June 18, 2007 OHIO GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT…

Harvard Professor Smears Catholic Priests With False Claim

June 15th, 2007 10:33 PM

CBS Plagiarist Producer Was Slated to Teach Online Writing Course

April 13th, 2007 11:36 AM
Yesterday I noted that the New York Sun reported Melissa McNamara to be the producer CBS fired for plagiarizing the Wall Street Journal in a script she wrote for Katie Couric's April 4 "Notebook" vlog. For its part, CBS News refused to publicly release the name of the fired producer. As of publication of this blog post, CBS's ombudsblog "Public Eye" has not addressed the Sun's reporting. Now…

NY Sun Names Fired CBS Producer

April 12th, 2007 10:40 AM
The New York Sun is reporting today that CBS "Blogophile" Melissa McNamara is the producer that was fired for plagiarizing from a Wall Street Journal column. The fired producer recycled language from a Jeffrey Zaslow column in the script she wrote for a Katie Couric "Notebook" entry published to the CBS Web site on April 4. CBS has refused to name the fired producer, but I'll update this post…