Bozell & Graham Column: The Media's Anonymous-Sources Hypocrisy

March 7th, 2017 11:07 PM

Wwhy are we all supposed to genuflect to The Washington Post and The New York Times when they publish breathless stories taking on the White House relying on their favored anonymous sources, those “senior U.S. officials”? After all, the Times put a columnist on their front page declaring that the press needed to be “oppositional” and defeat Trump since he was a “demagogue playing to the…

In September 28 Front-pager, Washington Post Displays Pretzel Logic on

September 28th, 2012 1:18 PM
"Consulate attackers had ties to al-Qaeda," blares a page A1 Washington Post headline in this morning's edition. "But terrorist group didn't plan assault in Libya, U.S. officials say," the subheader adds. Yet six paragraphs into his article, Washington Post reporter Greg Miller noted that (emphasis mine) "The intelligence picture assembled so far indicates…

WashPost's Miller Continues to Omit Alleged Leaker's Ties to Democrat

January 25th, 2012 1:14 PM
On Monday I noted how Washington Post staff writer Greg Miller failed to report that alleged top-secret information leaker John Kiriakou was employed from 2009 to 2011 as an investigator on the Foreign Relations Committee for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). Today in a follow-up story about Kiriakou's wife Heather resigning her CIA analyst post, Miller once again failed to mention Kiriakou'…

Name That Party: Former Kerry Staffer Charged with Leaking Top Secret

January 23rd, 2012 5:51 PM
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou has been charged today with "repeatedly leaking classified information to journalists as well as violating the federal law that forbids disclosing the identity of covert intelligence officers," NBC News's Michael Isikoff reported earlier today. Isikoff noted in the second paragraph of his report that Kiriakou "between 2009 and last year worked…

LA Times Leaves Out That Waterboarding Helped Thwart Terror Attack

April 27th, 2009 6:24 PM
Say you're the editor of a major U.S. city's newspaper and that sources in the national security community have informed your reporters that waterboarding was a crucial tactic in making a terrorist detainee spill his guts with information that, when followed up by authorities, thwarted a planned terrorist attack on same major U.S. city. You would probably run the story on the front page with a…