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COVERAGE OF WALL STREET PROTESTS PROTESTED

October 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

TV and press coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest was being criticized by commentators on both the right and left Tuesday. On the CNSNews website, a unit of Brent Bozell’s conservative Media Research Center, Bozell said today (Wednesday) that “Journalists who desperately want Obama’s reelection are grasping at the narrative of a growing liberal […]

AL-JAZEERA TAKES A VICTORY LAP

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the situation than their American broadcast network and cable news counterparts. In the New York Times, Alessandra Stanley noted that it […]

WATCHDOG GROUP PROTESTS PAY-TO-PLAY NEWS

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Washington D.C.-based media watchdog Free Press has filed a complaint with the FCC about the use of “experts” on shopping channels and television news and talk shows who are actually shills for the companies they’re talking about. The complaint cited articles by Los Angeles Times media columnist James Rainey in which he described numerous […]

NBC STATION IN L.A. ADMITS NOT LIVING UP TO JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS

May 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The NBC-owned television station in Los Angeles on Tuesday announced the departure of its “vice president, content” and simultaneously admitted that it had not lived up to “journalistic standards” when it aired a faked report about new credit card rules in February. In today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times, media columnist James Rainey said that Tuesday’s […]