Thursday, November 14, 2019

PUNDITS (AND EVERYONE ELSE): ROMNEY WON FIRST TV DEBATE

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the televised presidential debates — going back to the first ones between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon — it’s not so much what a candidate says but how they appear when they say it. And — forget about party affiliations — by that measure Mitt Romney was the John Kennedy of Wednesday night’s debate […]

REPORTER SUSPENDED BY TWITTER: “WHY?”

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Guy Adams, the Los Angeles bureau chief for the London Independent, may have had his Twitter account reinstated after the uproar that followed its being suspended, but NBC and Twitter are still being battered in the press for yanking it in the first place. Forbes magazine commented that the incident “reflected poorly on [NBC’s] stance […]

AL-JAZEERA WINS PLAUDITS FOR EGYPT COVERAGE

February 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Al-Jazeera continued non-stop broadcasting out of Egypt on Monday even as Egyptian authorities made what appeared to be clumsy moves to shut it down. The government has blocked entrance to the Arab news network’s offices in Cairo, arrested at least two of its news crews then released them after confiscating their equipment. And while all […]