Sarah Palin’s greatest gift to popular culture (among many) might just well be Levi Johnston.Â His cause celebre has been taken up by D-List genius Kathy Griffin.Â For such a comedian the spectacle of a rube among the Hollywood elite, unprepared as he remains for the spotlight, is irresistible.Â The two apparently followed up a […]Read more "Is Levi Johnston outplaying Sarah Palin?"
If I had a category on my blog called “cautionary tales for bachelors”, this would be the headliner story. It informs the wisdom of an increasingly common practise, whereby when you meet some reasonably attractive yet complex member of the opposite sex, you’re tempted to Google her name and/or look her up in Wikipedia. According […]Read more "Rachel Marsden: On the warpath again!"
Anyone who was on my old FOIB list knows that I was an outspoken opponent of America’s two excursions in Iraq. Bill Moyers recently produced a documentary called “Buying the War” which should be mandatory viewing for hawks and doves alike. In it, Moyers exposes a complicity in the American Press that vectors into boosterism. […]Read more "Buying The War.."
The print media seems to be eating itself alive. In the drive for more sensationalism, more gripping headlines, more compelling stories, and most importantly more readership, editors are being effectively romanced by ambitious young writers seeking to make names for themselves — by stealing stories, plagiarizing their peers, and by fabricating entire events, people, and […]Read more "Fiction and The New Journalism…"
Okay, I’ll admit to skimming this, however this might explain why EU resistance to this action in Iraq was so fierce.. and is yet another perspective on the overly-simplistic “War is about oil” mantra. -Ian. —-Read more "News Flash: War in Iraq Is About Oil?"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/americas/2903503.stm US network sacks top journalist US broadcaster NBC has sacked celebrated journalist Peter Arnett after he gave an interview on Iraqi television saying the US-led coalition’s initial war plan had failed. NBC said on Monday: “It was wrong for Mr Arnett to grant an interview to state-controlled Iraqi TV, especially at a time of […]Read more "NBC Sacks Peter Arnett for Giving Iraqi TV Interview"
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncidR8&e=6&cidR8&u=/ap/ 20030325/ap_on_bi_ge/war_backpack_journalists War Coverage Spurs ‘Backpack’ Reporters Tue Mar 25, 1:42 AM ET Add Technology – AP to My Yahoo! By RACHEL KONRAD, Associated Press Writer Armed with $15,000 in satellite phones and computers, Preston Mendenhall calls himself a “one-man band” who writes stories, snaps photographs and shoots video in combat zones. The international editor […]Read more "War Coverage Spurs ‘Backpack’ Reporters"
Begin forwarded message: > From: Jeff Bone > Date: Mon Mar 24, 2003 10:45:59 PM US/Pacific > To: fork [at] xent [dot] com > Subject: [SPORK?] The Rise of the Reporters > > > It’s been evident (IMHO) for a long time that the “big story” of the > 90s wasn’t computers, or the Web, […]Read more "Fwd: [SPORK?] The Rise of the Reporters"
http://www.kcrw.org Begin forwarded message: > From: Ruth Seymour > Date: Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:59:10 PM US/Pacific > To: kcrw [at] ianbell [dot] com > Subject: Iraq Coverage on KCRW > Reply-To: Ruth Seymour > > Dear KCRW listener: > > You can hear rolling coverage from NPR, the BBC and CNN on KCRW. We […]Read more "Fwd: Iraq Coverage on KCRW"
http://www.shift.com/print/web/441/1.html THE FAILED PROMISE OF NEW JOURNALISM Greg Hughes takes a harsh, unflinching look at why political journalism on the web is falling short of its potential. | Dec.13.2002 | The world of modern journalism has become a much busier (and more complicated) place in the last ten years. For the average Westerner, the early […]Read more "The Failure Of The Sixth Estate…"