Media Madness

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Campaign dirty tricks costs veteran reporter his job

Sadly, the rough and tumble world of the Virginia governor’s race this year has cost a veteran Associated Press reporter in Richmond his job along with two editors for the news service. Bob Lewis, a 29-year AP reporter and dean of political writers in The Old Dominion, was sacked by the news service over a […]

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Keith Olbermann’s exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved “in a relationship that’s been failing for a long time,” an NBC Universal executive said Saturday. Olbermann’s announcement at the end of Friday’s “Countdown” that it would be his last show quiets, at least […]

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

Olbermann: Violence has no place in a Democracy

MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, commenting on the tragic shooting in Arizona that took the life of a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl and four others and left a Congressman gravely wounded, says violence has no place in our society. He’s right and this commentary of his says it best. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world […]

The media has failed us

The media has failed us

Financial media is not helping us become better informed or better investors. These outlets devote too much of their airtime to forwarding partisan propaganda rather than informing or entertaining us. The numbers suggest media is actually misinforming us and turning us into bad investors. The findings of a recent study, Misinformation and the 2010 Election […]

Steal column, get suspension

Steal column, get suspension

ESPN this week suspended anchor Sill Selva for “an undisclosed period of time” for stealing the led of Orange County Register columnist’s Kevn Ding’s lead in a recent column. Wrote Ding: “Glad you liked my column so much. Try not to plagiarize it next time.”

Montana paper modifies comments sections

Montana paper modifies comments sections

The Great Falls Tribune strives to create and promote discussion in the community, as well as to provide diversity in the way we offer those opportunities. Readers’ letters are published nearly every day on the Viewpoints page, and our editors’ phone lines are open even outside normal business hours. Several years ago, the Tribune opened […]

New York Times sues the NYPD

New York Times sues the NYPD

The New York Times has sued the New York Police Department, saying the department had routinely violated a state law that requires government agencies to provide information to the press and the public. In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, The Times described four requests made by reporters this year […]

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Anybody here want to take a guess on just who is the favorite cover girl for most magazines. No, not some half-clothed bimbo although the real choice might — in some people’s minds anyway — be called a half-brained one. The Huffington Post did a little count — without looking that hard — and come […]