Octavia Nasr Canned at CNN.
CNN's Chief Middle East correspondent for 20 years, Octavia Nasr tweeted “Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah
... One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.” She was fired by CNN shortly afterward because they believed "her credibility in her position as senior editor for Middle Eastern affairs has been compromised going forward".
posted by falameufilho
on Jul 7, 2010 -
is a 15 year old master of flash-based propaganda, and burgeoning media sensation. Lowery's clips (especially this one
but also ones like this
)), have been described as mere facile emotionalism. Others however regard her work as courageous and truthful. She was enlisted to express the soul of the movement
for the recent Yearly Kos convention in Las Vegas. One thing's for sure: Lowery's method of story telling leaves traditional media confused and bewildered
posted by washburn
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Not until I stumbled upon this site did I figure out what it was the the Internet was missing. I've wanted to have Sanjay
on my desktop for so long. And now that I have the ability to vote for which "journalist" I think is the hottest, I can finally feel as if I am participating in these news programs. That is Democracy, after all.
posted by panoptican
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Jack Cafferty pulls a Jon Stewart
--Cafferty, CNN's resident curmudgeon, goes off live on the coverage of the BTK killer. (video here at Crooks and Liars) ... This is a ghoulish exercise on the part of the news media and if ratings are the reason, then I’ll say it again, we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. There was no reason to give this guy a platform to talk to everybody in the country ...
With cameras in courtrooms
almost everywhere nowadays, what is the media's responsibility?
posted by amberglow
on Aug 19, 2005 -
CNN Executive Eason Jordan has resigned.
He says he is leaving the news network before his comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos
"unfairly tarnish" CNN. Sources allege
he said at a panel on "Will Democracy Survive the Media?" that American servicemen are intentionally targeting and killing journalists in Iraq. Congressman Barney Frank
, who was also on the panel at Davos, was one of the first to criticizes Jordan. Oddly Jordan, who claims his comments are being misunderstood, has resigned before a transcript or video of the event has even surfaced.
While there has been very little coverage of this in the "traditional media," motivated people mobilized
quickly across the Internet(s). All of this very similar to the recent controversies with Dan Rather
, and "Jeff Gannon."
Both Left & Right, has there been a power-shift in the media to the general citizens of this country? What does this say about the accountability of the media in the future?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Feb 12, 2005 -
"Mac or PC" question planted at the Rock the Vote debate.
After much ridicule and criticism over her question, Brown University student Alexandra Trustman has written an Op-Ed to the campus Daily Herald explaining that CNN planted the question with her so they could "modulate the event" in order to keep the debate "light-hearted" making it easier for "the candidates to relate to a younger audience." Trustman, feeling that the question CNN gave her was not relevant, wrote a different, and more relevant she thought, question on "how, if elected, the candidates would use technology in their administrations." The executive producer told her just to read the card they had given her.
Howard Kurtz reports today that CNN regrets
getting caught the producer's actions
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Nov 11, 2003 -
CNN Wins Ratings for Shuttle Coverage
Despite the absence of chief anchor Aaron Brown, CNN scored a significant ratings victory over rival Fox News Channel on Saturday when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated
Reading that immediately reminds me of what I hate about the news media.
One can only imagine how they are salivating over the pending Iraq situation.
posted by a3matrix
on Feb 4, 2003 -
Al-Jazeera Severs Ties With CNN:
Does it strike anyone as particularly rich that Al Jazeera, the Arab television network, decided to sever ties with CNN after CNN broadcast portions of a video showing bin Laden making his least ambiguous statements yet on al Qaeda's alleged involvement in the terrorist attacks of 9/11? [more inside...]
posted by verdezza
on Feb 1, 2002 -
CNN & FOX: Birds of a feather? In an effort to improve his network's image with conservative leaders, new CNN chief Walter Isaacson huddled with House and Senate GOP leaders last week to seek advice on how to attract more right-leaning viewers to the sagging network.
posted by Rastafari
on Aug 5, 2001 -
That dude that's been doing the Gore vs. Bush graphics for CNN has outdone himself.
It looks like Gore is actually trying to bite Bush's head... Egads!
posted by Niccola Six
on Nov 29, 2000 -