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Jack Welch Capitalizes on Collateral Damage

Jack Welch opened his big mouth and a can of worms.
If you’ve read his self-satisfied book “Winning,” you might not think there is much difference between the two. One thing is for certain, Jack is a lot like the other media-seeking apostle of “winning”— Charlie Sheen.
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CO Newspaper Slams Republican Support of Anti-Hispanic Talk-Radio Hosts

For all the impact conservative talk radio seems to have on the Colorado GOP, you rarely hear about it in the legacy media.
So I was glad to see the Colorado Springs Gazette, in an editorial published today by Wayne Laugesen, cite talk radio, specifically, as a player in the formulation and dessemination of Republican opinion in our state.
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"You are a Sheep!" - Libertarian Caller to Seder, Sam Responds

Jim from PA has called into the show many times. You might recall him from previous videos as the Gary Johnson supporter who believes Sam Seder has the same power as Rush Limbaugh and other pundits to sway the election. He thinks Sam is a "sheep" for supporting Obama as the lesser of the two evils. This past week, Sam and Jim had their most epic, heated conversation yet. However, we will be uploading that later in the week. SUSPENSE!
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Campaign Persists to Cease the Use of 'Illegal Immigrant' in Newspapers

In the 19th Century, the growing demand for newspapers led to the creation of wire services, cooperatives between large city-based newspapers, the most famous of these, the Associated Press (AP) adopted the use of the wireless telegraph in 1899, initiated a wire service for photogra...
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Volunteer Spokespeople Paid to Lie

In response to our Consumer Alert exposing the Prop 33 campaign for using paid campaign employees in their TV ads, the insurance industry-backed Proposition 33 campaign issued a statement to the LA Times Opinion blog - excerpts below - stating that "the two women in their ads were simply volunteering their stories in ...
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Joe Scarborough reacts to Romney clip - 'Sweet Jesus'

Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC reacting to a clip of Mitt Romney trying to interrupt and include his name in the crowds' chants of "Ryan - Ryan."
Scarborough, who has criticized Romney continually in recent weeks, laughed and covered his face and moaned, "Oh, sweet Jesus."
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Reporters Go Wild: Kate Topless! Jesus Married! Romney's Caught on Secret Tape!

This morning, the religious world is buzzing with news of some old papyrus scroll from 2,000 years ago claiming to prove that Jesus had a wife. If true, it would be among the greatest revelations in history.
What a 24-hours news cycle brought to us by journalism in the modern age. Yesterday started with Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William's wife, aka the babe in the topless photos spreading around the Internet. That's right: it was the other Middleton girl, sister Pippa, who was the one everyone figured would show up topless and bottomless on YouTube at some point. But not Kate. Think again!
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What’s Happening in Libya: A Guide to the Best Coverage

Here’s the best reporting we’ve found not only on yesterday’s killings but also on post-war Libya. What are we missing? Please leave your favorite stories in comments.
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Should Journalists Decline Interviews If Questions Are Banned?

If I'm a journalist, and a campaign tells me it prefers not to talk about something, that's immediately what I want to ask about.
But Wolff told me that the preference was expressed by a low-level logistical person in the Romney camp, and so it didn't matter to the station, which wasn't interested in the topic anyway.
I asked Wolff if his station would have conducted the interview, with some questions banned outright.
"We've never agreed to any kind of stipulations and never would," he said. "So it wouldn't be an issue for us."
Dave Price, a reporter at WHO-TV in Iowa who also interviewed Romney yesterday, told Talking Points Memo that he also would not have agreed to the Romney interview, if he'd been told that Akin questions were banned.
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4 Denver TV Stations Fact-Check Political Ads This Season

"We're committed to it," said CBS4 News Director Tim Wieland. "We have a system in place that allows us to begin when the ads start rolling in. People are frustrated, and they want something that cuts through the BS. That's the intent of this project."
For its part, 9 News is ramping up its ad-checking segments, called "Truth Tests," with an idea that other media outlets may want to copy, straight up.
"Due to the sheer volume of political ads, 9NEWS has hired a team of three graduate students from the University of Denver to work as researchers for Truth Tests," wrote 9News Political Reporter Brandon Rittiman, who's the station's primary Truth-Test reporter. "With the extra help, we hope to be able to tackle more ads than ever before this political season."
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