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Entries by Michael Calderone from 09/2012

Newt Gingrich Back To Media Bashing After GOP Convention

Posted 09.02.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Newt Gingrich seemed to enjoy the media spotlight during the Republican National Convention, with journalists flocking to hi...

At The 2012 Conventions, 15,000 Journalists Search For A Story

Posted 09.04.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the morning of Aug. 30, Sheelah Kolhatkar, a features editor and national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, made her way...

MSNBC President Phil Griffin On Convention Ratings Victory: 'Nobody Thought We Could Do This'

Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- MSNBC president Phil Griffin is a happy man. On Wednesday afternoon, Griffin learned that MSNBC was the top-rated cable network ...

AP Defends Decision To Fact-Check Bill Clinton Using Monica Lewinsky

Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Associated Press defended its invoking of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a Thursday fact-check of former President Bill Clinton...

Valerie Jarrett Denies Journalist Claim About DNC Removal

Posted 09.06.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, denies journalist Michael Tracey's claim that she or her staff had him re...

Michael Lewis, Granted Unprecedented Access To Obama, Agrees To Quote Approval

Posted 09.11.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, author Michael Lewis described his extensive access to President Barack Obama for a much-anticipated Vanity Fair profi...

David Gregory Clarifies Netanyahu 'Leader Of The Jewish People' Comment

Posted 09.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- "Meet the Press" host David Gregory referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the "leader of the Jewish people" Sunday when...

Mitt Romney 'Advisers' Bash The Media, Then Exploit It

Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday afternoon, the Romney campaign reportedly turned on the press. By Sunday evening, the Romney campaign turned to the press in o...

Romney Fundraiser Video Stirs Conservatives To Downplay Media Controversy

Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't apologize Monday night for remarks at a closed-door fundraiser about how voters suppo...

Rush Limbaugh: Secret Fundraiser Video Is "Golden Opportunity" For Romney

Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Rush Limbaugh advised Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to double down on his controversial remarks made at a closed-door fundra...

Mitt Romney Makes 'Redistribution' Argument, Bolstered by Fox News, Conservative Media

Posted 09.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Mitt Romney appeared Tuesday afternoon on Fox News to answer questions about his controversial remarks caught on camera at a May fund...

New York Times Announces Policy Ending Quote Approval

Posted 09.20.2012 | Media

The New York Times announced Thursday that the paper would end the increasingly common journalistic practice of "quote approval," which allowed news s...

CNN Reveals Finding Ambassador Christopher Stevens' Journal And Discloses Reporting With It

Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Anderson Cooper revealed Friday night that CNN had found U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens' personal journal following the att...

CNN's Use Of Christopher Stevens' Journal Is 'Disgusting': State Dept.

Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The State Department blasted CNN Saturday night for the network's handling of a personal journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Lib...

Libya Consulate Not Secured Days After Attack, Journalists Say

Posted 09.24.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Since Friday, CNN has defended its decision to remove and report from a personal journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christ...