Category Archives: Media Criticism

Just On The Other Side

Reuters has been caught doctoring photos to make Israel look bad? Shocking, just shocking! Errr…that they were finally caught, that is.

I hope that this photographer never gets another gig, but I’m sure that he’ll probably get a plenty of offers from Middle Eastern media.

[Update a few minutes later]

I should add that Reuters gets a little credit (but not that much) for admitting it quickly (unlike CBS did). Of course, they had little choice, since the fakery was so blatantly obvious (though not much more so than the Rather memos).

Don’t Know Much About History

You know, I’d be embarrassed to ask a question like this:

Daniel Schorr is used to producers popping into his Washington, D.C., office at National Public Radio to ask, on deadline: Which war came first, Korea or Vietnam?

Particularly given the resource of the Internet. But I guess some people wear their ignorance with pride.

Don’t Know Much About History

You know, I’d be embarrassed to ask a question like this:

Daniel Schorr is used to producers popping into his Washington, D.C., office at National Public Radio to ask, on deadline: Which war came first, Korea or Vietnam?

Particularly given the resource of the Internet. But I guess some people wear their ignorance with pride.

Don’t Know Much About History

You know, I’d be embarrassed to ask a question like this:

Daniel Schorr is used to producers popping into his Washington, D.C., office at National Public Radio to ask, on deadline: Which war came first, Korea or Vietnam?

Particularly given the resource of the Internet. But I guess some people wear their ignorance with pride.

Taking A Conference Break

I’m sitting in a session that consists of “speed dating” business plans. I haven’t heard one worth blogging.

But now for something completely different. This is pretty funny–the wishing well:

The list of people to get Fox News Channel’s best wishes in print lengthens all the time. Here are some others:

* Ted Turner. The CNN founder called Fox a “propaganda voice” of the Bush administration and compared its popularity to Adolf Hitler’s rise in Germany before World War II. Briganti: “Ted is understandably bitter having lost his ratings, his network and now his mind. We wish him well.”