Media

FBI Denies CNN Report About Boston Marathon Bombing Arrest, Criticizes Media

April 17, 2013

“Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”

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NBC and Fox Reports: Boston Police With Suspect in Custody at Hospital Despite Police Commissioner’s Denial

April 15, 2013

“Federal officials told NBC News that Boston police were guarding a “possible suspect” who had been wounded in the blasts, but they cautioned that there was no information at the federal level to consider that person a suspect.”

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Calls For FBI Investigation Into Secret Recording of Campaign Strategy Session

April 9, 2013

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.”

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Associated Press Will No Longer Use Term “Illegal Immigrant”

April 3, 2013

“On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times said that they are also currently considering revisions to their guidelines for using the term “illegal immigrant.””

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Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly Criticizes Anti-Gay Marriage “Bible Thumpers”

March 27, 2013

“”The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals,” O’Reilly said Tuesday on Fox. “‘We’re Americans. We just want to be treated like everybody else.’ That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that, you have got to have a very strong argument on the other side. The argument on the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.””

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Daily Caller Editor Tucker Carlson: Washington Post Reporting is “Amateurish” and “Embarrassing”

March 24, 2013

““I have no idea what the Post’s motives might be,” he wrote to POLITICO in an email. “Their reporting on the Menendez story has been amateurish.””

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Top Dominican Law Enforcement Official: Daily Caller Paid Lawyer to Find Prostitutes to Lie About Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

March 22, 2013

“The Daily Caller issued a statement Friday saying that the information allegedly provided by the Dominican lawyer, Melanio Figueroa, was false.”

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British Politicians Drafts New Code to Regulate and Restrict the Press

March 18, 2013

“The body being proposed by politicians would be independent of the media and would have the power to force newspapers to print prominent apologies.”

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U.S. Justice Department Investigating Wall Street Journal’s China News Bureau Over Bribery Allegations

March 18, 2013

“A search by the Journal’s parent company found no evidence to support the claim, according to government and corporate officials familiar with the case.”

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Thomson Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Conspiring With Anonymous to Hack a Tribune Website in 2010

March 14, 2013

“Keys, 26, who once worked at Fox 40 in Sacramento, was charged with three hacking-related counts and faces up to 10 years in prison for the December 2010 attack.”

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Dozens of Gunmen Abduct Private Television Station Owner and 5 Crew in Tripoli, Libya

March 9, 2013

“One of the anchors at the Alassema station where the attack took place, Mohammed al-Sharkassi, told another news network that he had also been accosted outside his workplace by “individuals who identified themselves as former rebels.””

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Israeli Defense Forces Teargas International Journalists Covering West Bank Protests

March 7, 2013

“IDF forces asked both the journalists and protesters to retreat 60 meters, and as the journalists began to stand back, Israeli elements started to fire the teargas at both them and the protesters.”

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Fox News Incorrectly Overstates and Blames Egypt’s Problems on President Mohamed Morsi

March 7, 2013

Instead of critically analyzing statistics and facts, Fox News often, like in this case, uses information that sounds bad but isn’t actually relevant, congruent, or applicable.

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Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly Apologizes For Calling Alan Colmes a Liar

March 7, 2013

“Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday said he was “sorry” for accusing liberal radio talk show host Alan Colmes of “lying” during their heated exchange the night before.”

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes: God Isn’t a Liberal Because “He’s Got a Good Heart”

March 7, 2013

” “Well, hell, if God’s a liberal, that’s his business,” he said. He paused again, imagining it. “But I doubt very much that he is. He’s got a good heart.””

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