‘Why didn’t we pose as a reporter to capture him, then?’ Fox News correspondent James Rosen badgered State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Tuesday afternoon regarding the overdue capture of Ahmed abu Khattalah, a key suspect in the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Psaki had previously told AP reporter Matt Lee that it should not come as a surprise that a suspected terrorist would be more likely to show up for an interview […]
Had Narrative Science — a company that trains computers to write news stories—created this piece, it probably would not mention that the company’s Chicago headquarters lie only a long baseball toss from the Tribune newspaper building. Nor would it dwell on the fact that this potentially job-killing technology was incubated in part at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Those ironies are obvious to a human. But […]
Local reporter says Jay Carney is given press briefing questions in advance The Gateway Pundit – A local CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the media before the daily press briefing. And, he often provides the reporters with answers before the press conference, too. “And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it’s something breaking, the questions that […]
Sen. Dick Durbin thinks it’s time for Congress to decide who’s a real reporter. In The Chicago Sun-Times last week, he wrote: “Everyone, regardless of the mode of expression, has a constitutionally protected right to free speech. But when it comes to freedom of the press, I believe we must define a journalist and the constitutional and statutory protections those journalists should receive.” How do you decide who is a […]
NBC news is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the warrant that caused the investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen personal emails. A law enforcement official told Isikoff that Holder’s approval came “after senior Justice officials concluded there was ‘probable cause’ that Rosen’s communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches.” The Justice Dept. had described Rosen […]
The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists’ phone records, perusing their e-mails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed business isn’t chilling, it’s just plain cold. It also may well be unconstitutional. In my reading, the First Amendment prohibition against “abridging the freedom . . . of the press” should rule out secretly obtaining two months’ worth of the personal and professional […]
Ever wonder how Mayor Bloomberg gets away with gun control lectures while he has his own security detail? Yeah, so did we. But don’t expect any answers from Bloomberg. Just expect harassment from his bodyguards. via Journalist Accosted By Security Over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question – YouTube.