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CIA Chief In Algeria Accused Of Rapes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA's station chief at its sensitive post in Algeria is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly raping at least two Musli...

ABC Execs Reeling After Networks Steal $2 Million "Exclusive" First Dance Footage

New York Post | Don Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

AFTER shelling out $2 million, ABC brass is seething - and claims the cable news networks stole its "exclusive" footage of Barack and Michelle Obama's...

Hudson Crash Required Journalists to Collaborate

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The photographs taken at the site of the Hudson crash may be the best proof yet that citizen journalism is not only essential, but is here to stay.

Here's To Obama and All of Us: We've Come A Long, Long Way!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I still remember the clicking of the marchers' heels as they moved into the Birmingham's business district, and, just then, the roar of a police motorcycle as it cut in front of King and Abernathy, halting the protest.

Bush's Midnight Regulations Value Profits More Than People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The legacy of George W. Bush's final days in office will be degradation of the environment, endangered species and the safety of working people.

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part One)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Cheney's version of the truth on interrogations does not stand up to scrutiny, and features ten lies that should not be allowed to pass without further comment and analysis.

ABC's "The Note" Embarrasses Itself on Behalf of Beltway Journalism

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Doing its best to prop up the beyond soggy Blago/Obama "scandal," The Note worked feverishly to convince fellow journalists that they didn't make fools of themselves hyping the non-story for weeks.

Cheney's Confession Should Lead to Criminal Investigation of Bush's Torture Policies

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the Bush administration would have at least acted like they might have done something wrong, maybe we could have moved on. But if Cheney is going on national TV to endorse torture, he has tied the hands of the country.

ABC News To Appeal Ruling In Diane Sawyer Stepfamilies Abuse Case

New York Post | Don Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News is appealing an upstate New York judge's ruling that will push forward a case against the news organization and its star anchor, Diane Sawyer...

The Skinny on Juicy Couture

Amanda Christine Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amanda Christine Miller


Bush's Interview wtih Charlie Gibson Marks the Start of His Effort to Revise History

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The colossal failures of the Bush administration should be what is remembered about Bush's eight years in office, not some feeble attempt to show what a principled guy he was.

Memo to Automakers Wagoner, Mulally & Nardelli: Fire Your PR People

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pam Atherton

How these three CEO's have acted is a classic teachable moment. They've practically written the curriculum for the class on how to alienate the American public by their actions.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

Ashley Dupre's Diane Sawyer Interview (VIDEO)

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

via ABC: The young woman at the center of the historic downfall of the governor of New York is finally speaking out. Ashley Dupré, the 23-year-old...

Oprah Endorses Amazon's Kindle: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 27, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Dan Beldy, Managing Director of Steamboat Ventures told me at lunch that he is thinking about putting together a consortium to lease their own fighter...

ABC News Cutbacks: No Parties, No First Class, No

From New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Observer's Felix Gillette reports that ABC News will be instituting major cutbacks, including canceling their holiday parties, asking exe...

Media Starts To Feel It: Magazines Fold, Networks Cut Back

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Friday brought four media stories that, were they isolated incidents, might not be major news, but taken in the aggregate suggest that the media has s...

Republican's View: Not McCain's Night

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Simply put, McCain left his "A" game at the office. In failing to land the needed body-blow, Obama gets the win. And while Obama's was a technical win, he did not perform poorly.

McCain's New Ploy

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

If this gambit by McCain doesn't get him the boost in the polls he desperately needs, what's next? Will he attempt to postpone the election?

Are You Ready to be President?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

This person, who has governed an area the size of Hoboken, accepted the nomination call from McCain without even blinking. A little humility and acknowledgment of the impending learning curve might be in order.

Palin's Threatening GWAR on Russia? Dude, Totally.

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In her words, "we've got to keep an eye on Russia." And how! What a statement to make, and on 9/11, to boot!

If Charlie Gibson Purports to be a Serious Journalist, Here are Some Questions to Ask Sarah Palin

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Miles Mogulescu

Charlie Gibson, the journalist personally selected by the McCain/Palin campaign to conduct the first interview of Palin since her nomination, has said...

Sunday Watch: In Which the Round Table Coos

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

If Sarah Palin's nomination kindled a certain skepticism among the talking heads last week, this week's rousing St. Paul speech cast a spell.

"Nightline" To Air Never-Before-Seen 2004 Interview With Obama

TV Week | Vlada Gelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC's "Nightline" will air a never-before-seen interview with Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday night. The exclusive interview with Ted Koppel took plac...

ABC News Sticks With Webcast Despite Rumors

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Rumors of the demise of ABC News' pioneering Web newscast have been greatly exaggerated. ABC News confirmed to The Reporter that the 2-ye...