Journalistic Practice

Here's how dishonest Beltway journalism has become

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A new book on politics reinforces the worst habits of American journalism.

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Woodward's 60 Minutes bloodbath

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Court Stenographer Finally Comes Clean

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Local news means ... more local news

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Local owners care more about local news--but the FCC didn't want to hear it.

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Administration opposes shield law for journalists

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Bush admin cites national security as it opposes strong protections for journalists' sources

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Handmaidens to torture

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If the Bush administration is leading the country into a moral abyss (and it is), the press is helping it get there.

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Buyer's remorse: The Bush story the press won't tell

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The US establishment media has a blind spot regarding the Bush regime's sagging public approval.

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Exxon pressed government to open criminal complaint on journalist Greg Palast

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Palast Charged with Journalism in the First Degree

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A fired journalist says her propaganda ties were no secret to the boss

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A former El Nuevo journalist said the company's managers knew for years that she also got paid by the U.S. government to air shows for Radio Martí.

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What's wrong in Oaxaca? Don't ask the Seattle Times

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Independent filmmaker Jill Freidberg (Granito de Arena, This is What Democracy Looks Like) provides a forceful rebuttal to a recent Seattle Times story in which travel writer Jolayne Houtz paints a woefully uninformed and misleading picture of the current political unrest in Oaxaca. Freidberg has travelled back and forth between Seattle and Oaxaca many times in the past several years, documenting social change movements and the current uprising. In her critique, she teases out how a seemingly innocuous travelogue can gloss over complex political realities, as Houtz blithely dismisses the determined motivations of local folks who have had the audacity to step out of Oaxaca's beautiful scenery to demand justice.

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Follow the leader: Media figures go along with administration labeling of "war with Islamic fascists"

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Several members of the media have complied with the Bush administration's efforts to rebrand the "global war on terror" by adopting the administration's newest catchphrase: Islamic fascism.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey