Category Archives: Media Behaving Badly

Is Jack Andraka One of Those B.S. News Stories on the Internet?

Remember the thing about 5 Easy Ways to Spot a B.S. News Story on the Internet? A couple of hours later someone posted this on Facebook: Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer. From his Wikipedia entry: Jack Thomas … Continue reading

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Floyd Corkins Inspired to Murder by SPLC “Hate Map”

SPLC: Southern Poverty Law Center, or Sending People to Liquidate Conservatives? As I noted yesterday, Floyd Corkins, the guy who planned to kill a bunch of people at the Family Research Council offices in Washington, DC and then rub Chick-fil-A … Continue reading

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Judge: You Don’t Lose Your Picture’s Copyright Just Because You Tweeted It

Seems like a a big duh, but it’s a good ruling all the same.

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Article on breast-related scientific study includes helpful illustration

Because some readers might know what these whatchamacall “breast” thingies look like. Squeezing breasts could prevent cancer, best study ever says: Getting to second base, the holy grail for hormonal boys, is now science: New research has shown that squeezing … Continue reading

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It’s thoughtful of them to include a picture for people who don’t know what breasts are

Helium – Study: Women with large breasts are smarter: A study by a Chicago university sociologist of 1,200 women found that large-breasted women tend to have higher intelligence. The study divided the women into five groups ranging from virtually flat-chested … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman suing NBC for misleading edits to his 911 call

I hope he wins and wins big. Via Unc. Here’s the edited version the Today show played: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good he looks black” And here’s what Zimmerman really said on the 911 call: … Continue reading

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MSNBC without the MS

Microsoft, NBC dissolve MSNBC.com joint venture

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Cronkite Wasn’t “Most Trusted Man in America”

Reason – Walter Cronkite wasn’t the Most Trusted Man in America? Q&A with author Joseph Campbell It’s safe to say that Walter Cronkite was not the most trusted man in America, and it’s safe to say he was not even … Continue reading

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Read this latest post on my soon to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize blog

Gawker – Congratulations to Jonah Goldberg on the Pulitzer Nominations He Received From Himself: As MSNBC.com’s Bill Dedman notes, Goldberg’s claim to have been a “nominee” rests not on the fact that he was judged as a runner-up by the … Continue reading

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NBC Fires a Third Employee Over Zimmerman Edits

From Mediabistro, via reader Jim: Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based NBC News correspondent, is no longer working for the network, TVNewser has learned. Luciano last reported for NBC News March 31. Until that point, she had been reporting mainly on the … Continue reading

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Miami NBC6 Fires Reporer Jeff Burnside Over Altered George Zimmerman 911 Call

NBC6 Zimmerman edit explanation: On March 19 NBC6 ran a story on the phone call George Zimmerman made in connection with the Trayvon Martin case. In that story an error in editorial judgment was made in which a question from … Continue reading

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NBC fires editor for altering Zimmerman 911 call; when will MSNBC fire the writer who did the same?

Welcome, visitors from Instapundit, JustOneMinute, Michelle Malkin, Ace of Spades, and elsewhere. One interesting update to this story is that TalkLeft found that there was an earlier version of the Today show story from March 27th. NBC Producer Out But … Continue reading

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Actor Don Cheadle Criticizes NBC’s Alteration of Zimmerman 911 Call

More here. Hat tip to Ace of Spades. Previously NBC Today Show does to the Zimmerman 911 call exactly what MSNBC did in print MSNBC Dowdifies a George Zimmerman Quote into Newspaper Blackout Poetry

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NBC Today Show does to the Zimmerman 911 call exactly what MSNBC did in print

The Hollywood Reporter – NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy. Same deal as with MSNBC. Here’s the edited version the Today show played: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good he looks … Continue reading

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MSNBC Dowdifies a George Zimmerman Quote into Newspaper Blackout Poetry

dowdification – The omission of a word or a phrase in order to reframe a quote and alter its meaning. This is usually done to help an author portray a particular viewpoint and is very common amongst weblogs. The term … Continue reading

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