Edward Wasserman: We now inhabit a world where the volume of personal data that’s routinely gathered by anonymous vendors is immeasurably greater and says much more about us than Clarence Thomas’s mere video rental records do.
Tom Degan: Alison Parker and Adam Ward were focusing on their jobs. They were ambushed. They were doomed. They never had a chance.
Edward Wasserman: Media shaming is hot. It’s the new spectator sport in which hapless people say or do something that unexpectedly provokes general wrath, and get their skin torn off by online abuse from thousands of furious, abusive, and hateful strangers.
Robert S. Finnegan: U.S. investigative journalists being threatened and harassed overseas for their exposure of government criminal activity – after being driven into exile
Lauren Windsor: Kevin Gentry thought he would show us how much of a tough guy he is. As a private guest, not to mention a top Koch confidante, he appropriated the role of security when he laid hands on us – two women who were only trying to exercise their rights to free speech and the press. It’s shameful behavior from a network that claims to cherish the First Amendment.
Steve Hochstadt: In response to social criticism, aggressors and their defenders have developed their theory of “political correctness”, using the classic strategy of changing the subject.
Marcy Wheeler: hen Congress passes good governance laws — most notably FOIA — they tend to exempt themselves.
Sharon Kyle: Seconds into the report Kaste sets a tone that would lead a reasonable person to believe that Bland was in some way to blame for the series of events leading to her arrest.
Larry Wines: We are appalled and dumbfounded that our rich nation has million-dollar condos in gentrified buildings rising above gritty urban streets filled with homeless, aimless, lost souls, many of them our damaged and forgotten military veterans.
Larry Wines: With GPS and built-in map programs and instant access to the internet almost everywhere, no one has an excuse to file a story with glaring obvious inaccuracies. And no TV reporter should ever be put on the air to blather disinformation like happened with yesterday’s fire.
Steve Hochstadt: Conservatives overwhelmingly do not trust the media. Conservative Americans, unlike everyone else, trust only the few news sources which match their political views.
or more than a decade now, a steady refrain in the online media has been that the traditional practice of journalism was dying, the victim of technological advance and cultural insurgency. It wasn’t just the economic collapse of the legacy press. The most widely followed online news sites were increasingly populated by articles, pictures, and […]
Edward Wasserman: The larger question, to me, was less why she did what she did, but why everybody seemed to care so much, and why her case provoked so much anger.