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DENVER NEWSPAPER CLAIMS BIG MEDIA PAYING SHOOTING WITNESSES

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following last Friday’s shooting in an Aurora, CO theater that left 12 persons dead and dozens of others injured, some media organizations immediately moved in to gain exclusive access to eyewitness by offering them fees of thousands of dollars and requiring them to sign contracts granting them exclusivity, the Denver Post reported on Thursday. The […]

NBC NEWS CHIEF BLASTS NY TIMES CRITIC

July 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times has come to the defense of its TV critic, Alessandra Stanley, after her report on Ann Curry’s departure from the Today show was assailed by the president of NBC News as an example of sloppy journalism. Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter: “When a television critic writes a critique of a […]

SORKIN’S THE NEWSROOM A HIT IN DEBUT

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Aaron Sorkin’s first TV series for pay TV, The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, debuted to solid numbers on HBO Sunday night. In its first airing of the night, it averaged 2.1 million viewers, then added 600,000 more in a repeat. Yet to be counted are those who viewed the series on their DVRs or via […]

FOX MOLE STRIKES AGAIN (BUT LANDS NO SOLID PUNCHES)

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the same day that Gawker.com’s Fox News mole, Joe Muto, was raided by agents of the New York district attorney, who seized his computer and iPhone, Gawker published a new article by Muto, which, like the previous ones, revealed nothing especially salacious or even inappropriate about the operation of the conservative news channel. (It […]

FOX NEWS “MOLE” IS RAIDED

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although nothing further has been heard from Joe Muto, the so-called Fox News mole, since Gawker.com published three relatively tame posts from him two weeks ago, Fox clearly is taking no chances that he may strike again. “I just got search warranted at 6:30am by a very polite crew from the DA’s office. Took my […]

MORE FOX NEWS POSTINGS FROM GAWKER’S “MOLE”

April 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, Gawker’s “mole” may have been outed — and ousted — by Fox News PDQ, but it now appears that he may have made off with the equivalent of the Pentagon Papers. Gawker today (Friday) is publishing some additional files it received from Joe Muto, including a photo of three men and a topless woman. […]

GAWKER HIRES A MOLE TO SPY ON FOX NEWS

April 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a mole working at Fox News and feeding inside information to the often snarky Gawker.com website. In this person’s inaugural column, the focus is on the Fox News website in general and the Fox Nation blog in particular. The blog features reports from Fox reporters, then invites readers to comment on them. The blog’s […]

NBC, ABC BRING OUT BIG GUNS IN MORNING BATTLE

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A knock-down, drag-out fight between the two principal morning talk shows began this morning (Monday) with Katie Couric returning to the air on ABC’s Good Morning America at the same time of day that she did when she co-hosted NBC’s Today show. Couric, who will be filling in for Robin Roberts this week, acknowledged that […]

GAWKER RUNS BRIAN WILLIAMS EMAIL; NBC “FREAKS OUT”

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It all began when Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, a lively collection of gossipy blogs about the media, received a friendly email from Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News. Written on Sunday, Williams complained that Gawker’s coverage on weekends had been “allowed to go awfully fallow — and it was a fallow […]