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Google News Drops AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google News has stopped hosting new articles from the Associated Press the search giant confirmed Monday, in a sign that contract negotiations between...

Olympic Bid a No-Win Situation for Obama

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

But it is one hell of a leap to compare Obama's participation in Chicago's Olympic bid to his health care reform efforts.

The Mainstream Media: In a Horse Race to Irrelevancy?

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

Hardly a day goes by without someone, somewhere, lamenting the prospective demise of journalism. But as shown by MSM coverage of major issues lately, that noble tradition is already long gone.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Sarah Palin's E-Book Delayed

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the second time this month, a publisher has decided to delay the electronic-book release of a major new title in hopes of maximizing hardcover sal...

American In Worldland: Have-It-Your-Way Truth

Mort Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mort Rosenblum

Our blindness is voluntary. In an overheating world, literally and figuratively, complacent citizens shape whatever reality suits them best.

An Honest Display of Lying

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

What's the point of having a discussion with someone when you already know the outcome? "So, what did you think of your boy Obama's speech the other night?" I was asked on the train.

On AP's "Death of a Marine"

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Palmer

The American public has a right to know what our fighting men and women are doing in our name, and what is happening to them. And as citizens, we have a responsibility to look, even when it shocks and discomfits us.

Marine's Photo Reminds Us of War that Will Not End

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

There can be no denying the story the photo tells. It forces us to confront through a young man's violent death the ugly, bloody reality of a war.

Brave Editor Defends Publishing AP's Controversial "Dying Marine" Photo

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

I chronicled the controversy over a photograph shot in Afghanistan that captured the moments after a U.S. Marine was mortally wounded by a grenade. It's fascinating to look at one case study.

Darrell Issa, Another Lying Liar in the Countrywide VIP Loan Story

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Robert Feinberg is the "whistleblower" who accuses Chris Dodd of receiving "sweetheart deals" on his home mortgage. His statements and stolen company documents represent the only direct evident in Rep. Issa's misleading report.

Countrywide VIP Scandal: In the Media, Unlike the Courtroom, Rules of Evidence Don't Apply

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

Why isn't any reporter asking inquiring about Feinberg's contacts with GOP operatives? And why isn't any reporter asking questions about who is paying Feinberg's legal bills?

Rare AP Photo Captures Deadly Attack on U.S. Marine in Afghanistan -- Pentagon Protests

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

U.S. media outlets have been shamefully reluctant to carry truly graphic images of the cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier today, the AP published such a photo.

Reuters Exec Tells AP: "Stop Whining"

Reuters MediaFile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Let's stop whining and start having real conversations across party lines. Let's get online publishers, search engines, aggregators, ad networks, and ...

Julia Lite, Coming to a Stove Near You

Michele Kayal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Kayal

The publishing industry has anticipated the latent need-to-feed that's likely to surface in even the laziest among us as we watch the upcoming Julie and Julia.

Senator Dodd's Accusers: Lying Liars and the Reporters Who Enable Them

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

There's ironclad proof that Sen. Dodd's accuser in a mortgage scandal lied from the start. But some reporters aren't interested in facts that undercut the scandal narrative.

Extra! Secrets to Being an AP Reporter for 49 Consecutive Years!

Dana Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dana Kennedy

I'm impressed with Richard Pyle for sticking with the same company for 49 years, for having such a sharp memory, and for being the cliched Irascible, Gruff Newsman that future cub reporters will never meet.

How (and Why) to Replace the AP

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

What we need is an infrastructure for a content marketplace online that rewards the creators of original reporting by exploiting the essential nature of how the Internet operates, that is, the link.

Comprehensive, Inclusive Immigration Reform: The Most Important Gift of All

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Steve and Joe, despite the life they have built together, face separation before year's end because of the country's blatantly discriminatory LGBT immigration policies.

Jason Linkins

AP's Bad Health Care Numbers Spread To Other News Orgs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, we wrote about how even though the CBO places the initial health care reform price tag at just over a trillion dollars over ten years, the ...

Jason Linkins

AP Pimps Poorly Sourced Price Tag On Health Care [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you haven't heard about it already, the Associated Press is running report after report on the health care reform package, in which they've decided...

CSM, WSJ Respond to Criticism of Claim of Plurality for Honduran Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

The discrepancy between the different press reports last week is now explained. But questions remain. Did these outlets rely on La Prensa as their sole source, and if so, why?

U.S. Press Falsely Claims Honduran Plurality for Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The opinion of the Honduran population, even if difficult to discern in the repression following the coup, is without question a key fact in understanding the situation.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

Sanford Shakeup? Nothing Could be Finer Than a Job in Carolina

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The state of South Carolina has some special positions it needs filled.