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Tax Day this year had special meaning for us. Common Cause of California recognized us with their “Local Activists of the Year” award, presented at a glorious ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Edward Wasserman: There’s good reason to suspect that Svenson’s work is only another step toward wider acceptance of what’s called “surveillance art,” incorporating feeds from the web cameras that increasingly infest the public square.
Murray Polner: More than most on all sides of the perennial and bitter political clashes of those years, Kristol knew how to use politics and power to grow his fledgling ideological enterprise.
View image | gettyimages.com igger isn’t always better. Of all the cable, telephone and Internet companies, the one with the most awful reputation is Comcast. Type the words “Comcast customer service” into a search engine and prepare to be flooded with customers using words like “nightmarish,” “embarrassing,” “worst ever,” “epic failure” and “customer service from […]
Randy Shaw: The media backlash against Rolling Stone will not raise reporting standards. Instead, it will discourage journalists from getting anywhere near a story about campus rape and sexual assault.
Joseph Palermo: Poor Judy, she’s unaware that her self-serving bullshit last week only reconfirms (albeit in a backhanded way) that “the left” was correct all along about the Iraq War and that she got it dead wrong.
British daily’s campaign to prevent climate change raises bold questions about role of press advocacy he Guardian, the London daily that has risen from a respected but fringe player on the British political scene to a major transatlantic voice of liberal thought, did something notable and gutsy a few weeks ago, and just about nobody on […]
John Hanrahan: Following the late January guilty verdicts in the espionage trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, more proof emerged — if any more were needed — that many elite mainstream journalists abhor whistleblowers and think they should go to prison when they divulge classified information.
Larry Wines: Of course they’ll try to publicly psychoanalyze the pilot with a gaggle of gasbag pop psychologists on retainer for just such occasions. They’ll put his family through hell, and be very self-righteous about “the public’s right to KNOW!”
Edward Wasserman: While newscasters’ storytelling sparks outrage, the official lies that justified torture go unpunished.
Tina Dupuy: O’Reilly’s whole schtick has been to insult journalists and spread distrust of the media because, according to Bill, they don’t tell the truth. Hypocrisy is one way to spin it. I call it fraud.
Walter Brasch: “Yeah, well, not all of us are pretty enough for TV, but you still have to do a commercial! Just like Jennifer Anniston.”