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REPORT: PBS DEVELOPING SPECIAL ABOUT U.K. HACKING SCANDAL

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

PBS’s Frontline is preparing a special about the telephone hacking scandal that has embroiled — and continues to dog — News Corp, Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera has disclosed in a Facebook post. Rivera said that he learned about plans for the special from veteran investigative reporter Lowell Bergman, a colleague during their days at […]

LIVE ONLINE VIDEO OF ANTHONY VERDICT WATCHED BY MILLIONS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings figures for the broadcast and cable networks that carried the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial are still not in, but CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News were able to measure the number of online users who watched the verdict Tuesday on computers, smartphones, and tablets. CNN reported early today (Wednesday) that its 2:00-3:00 p.m. […]

TWITTER SCOOPS TV ON BIN LADEN DEATH

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday, a day when broadcast and cable news operations are notoriously lean and lacking, it was Twitter that initially spread the word that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a 40-minute military operation at his secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Twitter frontier was ablaze with the news more than an hour before […]

RIGHT AND LEFT CROSS SWORDS OVER TUCSON KILLINGS

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Remarks by a Pima County, AZ sheriff that broadcast “vitriol we hear inflaming the American public” may have pushed an unstable gunman over the edge and led to his shooting rampage in Tucson on Saturday have been denounced by the conservative commentators at whom they were apparently directed. At a news conference to discuss the […]

REPORTER WHO WROTE MCCHRYSTAL STORY DIS-EMBEDDED<

August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is likely the first case of a high-profile embedded journalist losing his embedded status with U.S. troops since Geraldo Rivera was given the boot in Iraq in 2003, Michael Hastings, who wrote the Rolling Stone article that resulted in the firing of General Stanley McChrystal. has had his embedded status revoked. “There is […]