jayrosen:

Actually Governor Romney, what you just said is completely incorrect… This is NPR.

NPR has a new ethics handbook, which came out February 24th. Here’s the key part:

We report for our readers and listeners, not our sources. So our primary consideration when presenting the news is that we are fair to the truthIf our sources try to mislead us or put a false spin on the information they give us, we tell our audience. If the balance of evidence in a matter of controversy weighs heavily on one side, we acknowledge it in our reports.

Fair to the truth. Pretty cool. It’s already started to have an effect. This is from an NPR report on Feb. 27th about auto bailouts and the Republican candidates.

NPR REPORTER: Mitt Romney, son of former American Motors CEO George Romney, criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the bailout.

MITT ROMNEY: Instead of going through the normal managed bankruptcy process, he made sure the bankruptcy process ended up with the UAW taking the lion’s share of the equity in the business.

NPR REPORTER: Actually, the U.S. Treasury got most of GM’s equity. 

Such a simple word: “Actually….” And now it has a chance to become standard practice at NPR.

For more on this, see my post: NPR Tries to Get its Pressthink Right

(Photo by Matthew Reichbach. Creative Commons License.)

SOME PEOPLE SAY this is a welcome reversion to objective and useful journalism.

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jonathan-cunningham:

futurejournalismproject:

Fox’s Graphics Department is Having a Very Bad Week
And it’s only Wednesday.
The unemployment graph where 8.6 is magically greater than 8.8 or 8.9 floated through the Tumblr on Monday (the horizontal lines have been added to the original Fox graphic).
Now it’s on to geography. Let’s admire how New Hampshire replaces Vermont and Utah is now Nevada.
Images via Media Matters.

They report, you’re deceived!

It’s okay Fox.
I’m not a real news network either. jonathan-cunningham:

futurejournalismproject:

Fox’s Graphics Department is Having a Very Bad Week
And it’s only Wednesday.
The unemployment graph where 8.6 is magically greater than 8.8 or 8.9 floated through the Tumblr on Monday (the horizontal lines have been added to the original Fox graphic).
Now it’s on to geography. Let’s admire how New Hampshire replaces Vermont and Utah is now Nevada.
Images via Media Matters.

They report, you’re deceived!

It’s okay Fox.
I’m not a real news network either. jonathan-cunningham:

futurejournalismproject:

Fox’s Graphics Department is Having a Very Bad Week
And it’s only Wednesday.
The unemployment graph where 8.6 is magically greater than 8.8 or 8.9 floated through the Tumblr on Monday (the horizontal lines have been added to the original Fox graphic).
Now it’s on to geography. Let’s admire how New Hampshire replaces Vermont and Utah is now Nevada.
Images via Media Matters.

They report, you’re deceived!

It’s okay Fox.
I’m not a real news network either.

jonathan-cunningham:

futurejournalismproject:

Fox’s Graphics Department is Having a Very Bad Week

And it’s only Wednesday.

The unemployment graph where 8.6 is magically greater than 8.8 or 8.9 floated through the Tumblr on Monday (the horizontal lines have been added to the original Fox graphic).

Now it’s on to geography. Let’s admire how New Hampshire replaces Vermont and Utah is now Nevada.

Images via Media Matters.

They report, you’re deceived!

It’s okay Fox.

I’m not a real news network either.

fearandwar:

Three glaring problems with this argument: The Constitution has no Article 28, has no Section 144, and does not contain the language quoted.

COMMENT: True facts. The United States Constitution has only SEVEN articles. While small in number, all seven are decidedly badass.

RELEVANT FOLLOW UP COMMENT. I believe Fox News was trying to cite article 28, section 144 of the United States Code which does addresses procedure for addressing bias or prejudice in district judges.

EVEN MORE RELEVANT FOLLOW UP COMMENT. NO WHERE IN THAT SECTION DOES THE QUOTE ABOVE APPEAR. NO TEXT IN THAT IN THAT SECTION COULD BE POSSIBLY BE CONSTRUED AS OFFERING SUCH BROAD GROUNDS FOR JUDICIAL RECUSAL.

BECAUSE-I-HAVE-TO-DO-THE-WORK-FOR-YOU-COMMENT. What Fox News is looking for is United States Code 28  § 455. For the record, if Fox news is suddently so interested in judicial ethics, they might want to look at subsection (5)(iii) of that VERY SAME TEXT which offers another equally valid ground for recusal:

He or his spouse, or a person within the third degree of relationship to either of them, or the spouse of such a person …  Is known by the judge to have an interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding;

Who could that remind me of?

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reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

abaldwin360:

By Jason Easley | sodahead.com

In what amounts to a declaration of war against Occupy Wall Street, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has launched a misinformation assault on the 99% across multiple parts of his media empire.

News Corp owned Fox News used the quotes from the also News Corp owned Post to substantiate their claims that the people attending Occupy Wall Street are criminals, druggies, and hippies who are only there for the free food. The point of writing such stories and essentially reading them on Fox News is not only to smear Occupy Wall Street, but also to scare News Corp readers and viewers who might be having sympathetic feelings or even considering standing with the 99%.

[FULL STORY and VIDEO]

The Corporate Media Dismissal Machine® is warming up.

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jennyjennybobenny:

“You food chilling motherfuckers.”

Jon Stewart nails this.

World of Class Warfare

LIVING IN AMERICAAAAAA!

obfuscating xenophobic jingo-istic corporatist punditry

v.

transparency unbeholden to any state or monied interest.

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Megyn Kelly disgusts me. this kind of elected censorship over which ideas or aspects of the political issue should be explained or discusses reeks of Steven Lukes’ nightmares. 

"let me stop you because nobody knows what net neutrality is. you already lost a lot of our viewers, i want to keep it to the point where they can understand."

- Megyn Kelly

there is an implicit understanding that she is not here to inform (as one might expect a reporter to do) but rather to pour the formless substanceless emotions of her audience into already defined and comfortable corporate talking points. 

i really hope this kind of shit will be snickered at in News Media Studies classes in 2025.

alright… who gave Glenn Beck an “intro to political semiotics” textbook and a hit of acid?

Fox News is absolute bullshit.

obvi.

on a more personal note, Amsterdam is one of the greatest cities i have ever spent time in.