Posts by Mandy Nagy  (Page 30)
 

“Sex, Lies and Journalism” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:00am 7/21/2013 at 11:00am

Sex and school…it’s complicated.

And then…there are sometimes lies, bad behavior and the downright bizarre.

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KTVU Claims Copyright to Try and Scrub Fake Pilot Names Blunder From Internet

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Posted by    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/20/2013 at 5:00pm

This is turning out to be a case of one TV station that just seems determined to perpetuate the Streisand Effect.

KTVU, which was recently duped into reading off...

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Would Support Economic Boycott of FL

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Posted by    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:40pm 7/20/2013 at 3:40pm

The push for an economic boycott of Florida has ratcheted up in recent days, with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus now publicly supporting the idea of such an action.  The underlying target of their ire?  Stand Your Ground laws, of course.

From

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LIVE: Sharpton’s “Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Push for Civil Rights Case Against Zimmerman

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Posted by    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:16am 7/20/2013 at 11:16am

“Justice for Trayvon” rallies and marches are scheduled all across the nation today, organized by The Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN).  In protest of the recent ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Zimmerman case, leaders and attendees will demand that the federal government “investigate civil rights charges against...

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/19/2013 at 5:00pm

Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting.  It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as...

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MSNBC Host: Obama Trayvon Speech Courageous Like JFK’s Civil Rights Act Speech

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 3:28pm 7/19/2013 at 3:28pm

President Obama surprised reporters by showing up to today’s White House press briefing, where he made remarks about the Zimmerman case and on the Stand Your Ground law.

National Journal was able to capture some of...

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NSA Taking Action to Implement New System Security Measures

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/19/2013 at 2:00pm

NSA head General Keith Alexander said at a forum earlier this week that the agency is taking steps to insure that a breach of its systems like the one committed by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor employed through Booz Allen Hamilton, cannot occur again.  The agency is said to be...

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Eliot Spitzer’s Very Bad TV Day

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 12:30pm 7/19/2013 at 12:30pm

Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitution scandal, is now running for the position of NYC Comptroller.  As Business Insider points out, he’s since begun a huge national media tour and Thursday wasn’t an especially good day for Spitzer.

First Spitzer faced a grilling from...

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Mass. State Trooper Releases Tsarnaev Capture Photos in Response to Rolling Stone Cover

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:15am 7/19/2013 at 8:15am

One Massachusetts State Police officer is speaking out in angry opposition to Rolling Stone’s glamorization of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

And he’s doing so through photos.

From Boston Magazine:

Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police who has photographed the funerals of many officers killed in the line of...

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Zimmerman alternate juror E54 agrees with ‘not guilty’ verdict

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Posted by    Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:00pm 7/18/2013 at 9:00pm

In case you missed it, WOFL, the local FOX affiliate station (FOX35) in Orlando, Florida did an exclusive interview with alternate juror E54 from the George Zimmerman trial.  Sean Hannity aired segments on his Wednesday evening program.

Anonymous juror E54 told WOFL’s Valerie Boey...

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Wikileaker Bradley Manning Will Face ‘Aiding the Enemy’ Charge

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Posted by    Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/18/2013 at 6:30pm

Bradley Manning will face the charge of “aiding the enemy,” after a military judge ruled today that the charge will not be dropped.  Defense attorneys for Manning had earlier filed a motion for this and other charges to be dismissed, while

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Glenn Greenwald Expected to Reveal New NSA Information in Upcoming Book

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Posted by    Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:18pm 7/18/2013 at 3:18pm

In the wake of revelations about the scope of the NSA’s surveillance activities, Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald will soon be writing a book that is expected to reveal new information on the matter.  Some of the book’s focus will also be on the alleged cooperation of private companies with the...

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Bombshell at IRS hearings today? Watch LIVE

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Posted by    Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:22am 7/18/2013 at 10:22am

The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today at 11:00am ET on “The IRS’ Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications.” (Livestream also at the bottom of this post).

FOX News’ Carl Cameron reported Wednesday evening on the O’Reilly Factor th...

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Wikileaks lashes out again at on-screen portrayal

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 7:24pm 7/17/2013 at 7:24pm

The trailer for the upcoming “The Fifth Estate” film about Wikileaks and its controversial founder, Julian Assange, was released today and was the subject of quite a bit of buzz.

On the heels of May’s theatrical release of the documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,” Wikileaks isn’t very happy about ...

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Asiana Airlines Reverses Decision to Sue TV Station Over Fake Pilot Names Broadcast

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 3:00pm 7/17/2013 at 3:00pm

It looks like Asiana Airlines finally came to its senses over its prior decision to sue KTVU over the TV station’s broadcast that erroneously aired the fake names of pilots falsely purported to be with the airline’s flight 214.

From Yonhap News:

Asiana Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it has withdrawn its plan to...

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Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Cover Flops

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:00am 7/17/2013 at 11:00am

This isn’t going over so well.

When I was a teenager, I used to wait anxiously for my issue of Tiger Beat to arrive (yes, I’m ashamed to admit that).  I think some folks have it right – this Rolling Stone cover is more like Tiger Beat with a mix of...

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Maybe KTVU Should Hire Forum Commenters to Vet Future Pilot Names

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:54pm 7/16/2013 at 1:54pm

Ever since California TV station KTVU erroneously aired the fake names of four pilots falsely purported to be those of Asiana Flight 214, the story has gone viral and left many wondering how...

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