CNN Host Engages in Gatekeeping, Dismisses Key Aspect of Liz Wahl’s Resignation in Interview With Her

By: Monday March 24, 2014 10:07 am

“Consider the source,” former RT news anchor Liz Wahl said when appearing on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. Host Brian Stelter said, at the end of the interview, “The three words I am taking away from you were ‘consider the source.’” But that is exactly what Stelter didn’t do during the segment with Wahl. What [...]

What the US Media’s Celebration of Protesting RT Anchors Conveniently Ignores

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 11:32 am

In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding. Abby Martin, anchor of “Breaking the Set,” a show with an editorial [...]

Snowden Leaks Old Journalism Textbook, Media Shocked

By: Friday November 22, 2013 9:42 am

In yet another dramatic revelation flowing out of whistleblower Edward Snowden, a journalism textbook from 1983 has been sent to several large media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times and the trailer park where Fox News is thought to originate. “To say we’re shocked is an insult to electricity,” said a spokesperson from [...]

Jeffrey Toobin Preaches on Sanctity of Government Secrets Despite Once Stealing Classified Documents

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 10:00 pm

(update below) On Anderson Cooper’s CNN program, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda appeared to discuss how Miranda had been detained for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport by UK authorities on Sunday. The interview was an “exclusive” and, after it aired, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and the Government Accountability Project’s Jesselyn [...]

Snowden as ‘Accused’ or ‘Alleged American Spy’ & Whether His Fears of Returning to US Are Justified

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 11:21 am

Charles B. Pierce of Esquire has been regularly updating on the effect of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on United States government surveillance programs. A recent update highlights NBC News’ Lester Holt describing Snowden as an “alleged American spy.” Pierce wrote, “That’s an order of magnitude beyond anything that has been said about Snowden [...]

Former NSC Spokesman: ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover ‘Could Make Kids Feel Like Terrorism Is Cool’

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 9:35 am

(update below) Most news organizations spent yesterday giving significant attention to the latest cover of an issue of the Rolling Stone featuring a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man on trial for his involvement in the Boston bombing. The controversy did not merit the kind of attention it received, although the decision by CVS, Walgreens, [...]

Snowden Formally Applies for Temporary Asylum in Russia as State Department Continues to Marginalize Him

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 11:57 am

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower, has officially submitted an application for temporary asylum in Russia so he may eventually travel to a country in Latin America. CBS News reports that he submitted an “asylum request to an official from Russia’s Federal Migration Service at the airport where he has been holed-up for weeks. [...]

Retired General Cartwright as Alleged Stuxnet Leaker & Why Media Expressed Disbelief

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 9:27 am

Retired General James “Hoss” Cartwright had been described as “Obama’s favorite general.” He was a four-star Marine Corps general who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He had apparently “impressed the White House with his intellect and expertise on the modern technology of national security, including on nuclear weapons, missile defense and [...]

The Propaganda & Yellow Journalism Which Undermines Snowden’s Whistleblowing

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 9:39 am

When National Security Agency whistleblower provided his first set of documents to Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald a note accompanied the set and read, “I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions.” He insisted on not being in the media spotlight, according to a post including the interview where Snowden came forward [...]

Pentagon Has CNN Interview Female Guard on How Detainees are Abusing Guards at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Billed as an exclusive, CNN sent their Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence to cover the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison this week. At least two segments aired on Erin Burnett’s program. The Pentagon decided to have CNN interview a female guard who could talk about the “dire conditions” that guards face at the prison. “For [...]

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