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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing
CNN - Fri Feb 24, 2017
CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing. More»

Photo: In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom
New York Times - Sat Feb 18, 2017
This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself. More»

Photo: Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference
Media Matters - Sat Feb 11, 2017
Following a bombshell report that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, President Donald Trump called on reporters only from outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch at a February 10 US-Japan joint press conference, favoring news sources that have been major supporters and receiving no questions about the Flynn report. More»

Photo: Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect 'physical threats' Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect 'physical threats'
Raw Story - Wed Feb 1, 2017
The Reuters news agency this week recognized the challenges of covering Donald Trump's presidency by comparing it to authoritarian regimes like Egypt, Yemen and China. More»

Photo: White House blacklists CNN because it won't 'promote' Trump's agenda White House blacklists CNN because it won't 'promote' Trump's agenda
US Uncut - Wed Feb 1, 2017
The Trump White House won't be sending any spokespeople to appear on CNN because the network doesn't promote the administration's agenda, reports Politico. More»

Photo: Trump just asked Rupert Murdoch to handpick the next FCC chief Trump just asked Rupert Murdoch to handpick the next FCC chief
US Uncut - Mon Jan 9, 2017
Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News parent company Newscorp, has been asked by the Trump transition team to submit names for the open FCC chair position. More»

'F*ck him!": Media bigwig 'emotionally f*cking pissed" after bullying Trump tried to influence press
Raw Story - Tue Nov 22, 2016
More details are coming out about Donald Trump"s blustery closed-door meeting with media stars and executives. More»

Photo: Fox News analyst who falsely claimed to be a CIA agent pleads guilty to fraud charges Fox News analyst who falsely claimed to be a CIA agent pleads guilty to fraud charges
Dead State - Sat Apr 30, 2016
Former Fox News analyst and self-described expert on terrorism Wayne Simmons pled guilty to charges of fraud for claiming he was a CIA special officer for nearly 30 years. More»

Reuters Websites Blocked In China
Huffington Post - Sun Mar 22, 2015
BEIJING (Reuters) - The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them late on Thursday. More»

Photo: TV Reporter Makes Unbelievable Exit On Air: 'F*ck It, I Quit' TV Reporter Makes Unbelievable Exit On Air: 'F*ck It, I Quit'
Huffington Post - Mon Sep 22, 2014
ANCHORAGE,Alaska - Local Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene has decided to leave her job as a newswoman to focus on legalizing marijuana in Alaska. More»

NYC PBS President Freaks Out Over Documentary Critical of Koch Brothers
BuzzFlash - Wed May 29, 2013
Thom Hartmann recently wrote an extremely widely read article on how the Public Broadcasting Service has evolved into a sometimes self-censored television network, in large part because major donors represent the 1% who would be the subject of discussion when it comes to economic concentration in the hands of a few. More»

Man fatally shoots self on TV after Ariz. chase
Associated Press - Sun Sep 30, 2012
PHOENIX, Arizona - A man fatally shot himself in the head Friday on live national television at the end of a high-speed carjacking chase that began in Phoenix and ended about 90 minutes later within 80 miles of the California border. More»

Photo: UK tabloid reporter: Phone hacking a regular tool UK tabloid reporter: Phone hacking a regular tool
Associated Press - Mon Nov 28, 2011
LONDON - A former reporter at Britain's News of the World made a rare, robust defense of phone hacking Tuesday, telling Britain's media ethics inquiry that eavesdropping on voicemails was a "perfectly acceptable tool" to help journalists uncover stories. More»

Right-Wing Editor Brags about "Infiltrating" DC Protest March
AlterNet - Sat Oct 8, 2011
Washington, DC saw not one but two major protest actions this weekend, and one of them, a peaceful march to the Air and Space Museum to protest an exhibit on unmanned drones, saw a confrontation with police that led to protesters getting pepper-sprayed. More»

Photo: Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch's daughter and attended her baptism on banks of the River Jordan Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch's daughter and attended her baptism on banks of the River Jordan
The Daily Mail - Sun Sep 4, 2011
Tony Blair is godparent to one of Rupert Murdoch's children, it emerged last night. More»

Photo: News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead
The Guardian, UK - Sun Jul 17, 2011
Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned. More»

Photo: Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal
Associated Press - Thu Jul 7, 2011
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested Friday in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and rattled the cozy relationship between British politicians and the powerful Murdoch media empire. More»

Photo: ANN COULTER: Don't Believe The Experts, Radiation Is Actually GOOD For You ANN COULTER: Don't Believe The Experts, Radiation Is Actually GOOD For You
Business Insider - Thu Mar 17, 2011
Last night, Ann Coulter came on to The O'Reilly Factor and said this: "There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts we should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer. More»

Photo: Rush Limbaugh's 'Straight Shooter' Tucson Billboard Is Removed Rush Limbaugh's 'Straight Shooter' Tucson Billboard Is Removed
AOL - Wed Jan 12, 2011
In the wake of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting at an event hosted by Representative Gabrielle Giffords, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been emphatic in his assertion that he and other right-wing political figures in no way contributed to the mindset of suspected gunman Jared Loughner. More»

Viva WikiLeaks! Sicko Was Not Banned in Cuba
Michael Moore - Huffington Post - Sat Dec 18, 2010
Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, 'Sicko. More»

Photo: Actor Mark Ruffalo placed on terror watch list for supporting a documentary about gas drilling Actor Mark Ruffalo placed on terror watch list for supporting a documentary about gas drilling
The Daily Mail - Sun Nov 28, 2010
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror watch list by US officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling. More»

Military services caution personnel against accessing WikiLeaks site
CNN - Fri Aug 6, 2010
Washington - US military personnel are being warned not to log onto the WikiLeaks website to view the tens of thousands of leaked military documents there, saying it could be considered a security violation. More»

Photo: Rare photo shows Marilyn Monroe with JFK, RFK Rare photo shows Marilyn Monroe with JFK, RFK
CNN - Mon May 31, 2010
Los Angeles, California - Marilyn Monroe's sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" sung for President John F Kennedy's 45th birthday celebration marked the actress' last major public appearance before her mysterious death in August 1962. More»

Photo: Fox host Van Susteren asks blog readers to gauge her intelligence Fox host Van Susteren asks blog readers to gauge her intelligence
Yahoo! - Fri May 28, 2010
For journalists, hate mail comes with the territory. More»

White House targets Fox as it goes after press critics
AFP - Mon Oct 12, 2009
WASHINGTON - The White House has gone on the offensive against its critics in the press, singling out Fox News and going so far as to accuse the News Corp-owned network of waging a "war against Barack Obama". More»

Washington Post offers access: $25,000+
Politico - Wed Jul 1, 2009
For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post has offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, non-confrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and - at first - even the paper's own reporters and editors. More»

Fox sticking with schedule instead of Obama
Associated Press - Sun Apr 26, 2009
NEW YORK - The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week. More»

Suspicious powder mailed to Wall Street Journal
Associated Press - Tue Jan 20, 2009
NEW YORK - Police evacuated the newsroom and executive offices of the Wall Street Journal at the Dow Jones building Wednesday after about a dozen envelopes that contained a white powder were received. More»

Photo: Facebook's War on Nipples Facebook's War on Nipples
Time - Wed Dec 31, 2008
The breast-feeding wars have long followed a familiar pattern: A woman gets thrown off a plane for nursing her toddler; she sues Delta. More»

'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner
Associated Press - Tue Dec 30, 2008
LOS ANGELES - "SpongeBob SquarePants" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" may be getting squeezed off of Time Warner Cable. More»