Danny Schechter: That old “bomb them back into the stone age” strategy that failed time after time is back because the Pentagon doesn’t know what else to do.
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Marcy Wheeler: As King explained to Wolf Blitzer two days after this conversation with NYT journalists – even as he was calling for an investigation into the the people leaking classified information – he had been in a number of Top Secret briefings on the plot.
Gary Corseri: It has been about 40 years since I thought Joan Rivers somewhat amusing. How in hell does the news of her passing take priority over the lives and concerns of millions of working Americans?
Edward Wasserman: Among journalism commentators, the actions reawakened the perennial debate over the proper use of gruesome imagery in news reportage. Is it an indispensable part of truth-telling or a pointless indulgence that borders on the pornographic?
Randy Shaw: Top viewed news and video traffic are far more likely to involve cats, babies, celebrities or corporate-funded stories than information that helps people make sound policy choices for society or their own lives.
Tara Culp-Ressler: Even with strengthened state and federal laws, legal challenges against revenge porn often face an uphill battle thanks to the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a federal law that courts have interpreted to mean that websites aren’t liable for users’ content.
Steve Hochstadt: Robertson has a great beard, which I appreciate. But I don’t think his wild hair recommended him to the most clean shaven, tightly coiffed class of Americans – politicians.
Murray Polner: What happened? Barack Obama happened. More eloquence than substance happened. More political caution than audacity and hope.
Richard Eskow: News coverage reinforces frightening perceptions which are reinforced by a seemingly endless stream of violent imagery in popular culture and political rhetoric.
Marcy Wheeler: Last week focused a lot of attention on New York Times reporter James Risen, who is facing the threat of jail time for refusing to testify in a leak case against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.
Larry Wines: Even if I’m writing the dialog for what I’m seeing, my tv is not safe from flying shoes. Every time I see that ad for The Cadillac Collection, I turn into Lewis Black.
Nia-Malika Henderson: Over the last years, with her reality shows, Palin went the Kardashian route, but now she will add a dash of her early professional life as well, offering up all things Palin via your tablet, phone, or computer.
Tina Dupuy: Bergdahl’s colleagues rushed to national television cameras to use words like “deserter” and “traitor” and those who hoped this could possibly damage the president merrily propagated it.