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Liberal Media Deeply Concerned About Obama’s Legacy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:30am 5/28/2015 at 8:30am

America’s foreign policy in the Middle East is falling apart and health insurance premiums are skyrocketing under Obamacare, but...

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UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Defamation

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119?page=5
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:40pm 5/12/2015 at 2:40pm
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119?page=5

The smoke may have cleared, but the Rolling Stone retraction disaster isn’t over yet. UVA associate dean of students Nicole Eramo has filed a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone, its parent company Wenner Media, and journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely for their portrayal of Eramo in the now-retracted and forever...

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Hillary Clinton Blows off Questions from the Press

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:30am 4/29/2015 at 8:30am

If you’re wondering why the Democratic Party’s presumed 2016 nominee has been quiet lately, you’re not alone.

Hillary Clinton has answered only seven questions from the media since announcing her run for president.

Zach C. Cohen of National Journal:

Here Are All Seven Media Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered During Her Campaign

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“Take a van!” White House punts on climate change

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15pm 4/22/2015 at 4:15pm

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your…composting…and your…carbon offsets? I used aerosol hairspray today, so I’m not even going to pretend I observe this non-holiday.

President Obama does, however. Today, he boarded his private jumbo jet and burned down to the Everglades to deliver a blistering take on his...

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VIDEO: Jon Karl ruined Josh Earnest’s Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:10pm 4/21/2015 at 5:10pm

Earlier today, I wrote about the importance of pointing out every time an official spokesperson gets testy with their press pool over fair-yet-tough questions. Marie H...

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“I’m not here to answer your questions” says reporter to testy State Dept. spox

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:30am 4/21/2015 at 8:30am

We here at Legal Insurrection have a special love/hate relationship with the C-SPAN soundbite catalog that populates after every State Department press briefing. Yesterday’s meeting with the pool was eventful to say the least.

No, not eventful. It. was. awkward:

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Is press finally getting fed up with White House?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11:00am 4/4/2015 at 11:00am

We in the conservative media have spent a great deal of time over the past 6 years criticizing the Obama comms shop for freezing the media out of its most controversial decisions. Conservatives are used to a biased press pool, and for the most part, this group hasn’t disappointed in that...

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The Attack on Kenyan Christians

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:30am 4/3/2015 at 8:30am
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Religious wars continue:

Islamist gunmen burst into a Kenyan university before dawn Thursday, shooting students and taking hostages in a terror attack that left 70 dead, Kenyan officials said.

Two attackers were killed in the ongoing security operation, and one was arrested, authorities said….

Joel Ayora, who was on the campus and witnessed the...

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Feds have paid Politico nearly $1 Million for subscriptions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:05am 3/26/2015 at 10:05am

I have a late entry for the annual “Egregious 8″ tournament, which pits wasteful government programs against each other.

It turns out that blogging can be fun and profitable…for those websites on the government dole!

Since Politico, a politics-focused website and newspaper, launched its subscription-based news service Politico Pro in 2011, government agencies...

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What really destroyed Brian Williams’ credibility?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2536822/Do-know-man-Most-Americans-recognize-news-anchor-Brian-Williams.html
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9:30am 2/14/2015 at 9:30am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2536822/Do-know-man-Most-Americans-recognize-news-anchor-Brian-Williams.html

Bill Maher has some ideas about what really destroyed Brian Williams’ credibility with the American people…and it has absolutely nothing to do with his recent suspension.

From Mediaite:

See, what “destroyed” Brian Williams’ credibility in Maher’s eyes was “ten years of wasting precious news time with bullshit stories.” It really bothers him that...

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How Scared is the Mainstream Media of Scott Walker?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:30am 2/12/2015 at 9:30am

The same mainstream media that refused to demand Obama’s (still undisclosed) Columbia University records in 2008 (while reassuring us that he was brilliant) has taken a keen interest in ...

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BREAKING: Brian Williams just took himself off the air

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:22pm 2/7/2015 at 4:22pm

Via NBC News:

In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily...

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Brian Williams On Katrina: Fact or Fiction?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:37pm 2/5/2015 at 8:37pm

After NBC News Anchor copped to fibbing about being on a Chinook under fire in Iraq, watchdogs began to question more of the anchor’s tallest tales.

Louisiana’s Hayride is on the Hurricane Katrina beat and has serious doubts about the veracity of Williams’ claim that he saw a dead body floating...

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Did NBC News Anchor Brian Williams lie about Iraq incident?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30pm 2/4/2015 at 6:30pm

It certainly looks that way.

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams has long claimed he was on a helicopter forced down by RPG fire while reporting from Iraq in 2003.

An exclusive report in Stars and Stripes, a military publication, tells the story of Williams’ indiscretion. Williams was forced to recant when a soldier...

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CNN’s Don Lemon Makes ‘Worst of Journalism’ List for 2014

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:30am 12/29/2014 at 8:30am

I don’t watch CNN anymore, but I’m very familiar with Don Lemon from all the times he’s appeared on conservative news sites seeking to correct something he said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, lots of people have noticed Lemon’s work:

CNN’s Don Lemon Named to ‘Worst Journalism of 2014’ List

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Vice Planning IPO — The Making of a Media Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:30pm 12/17/2014 at 7:30pm

There’s only one man in the world who is in journalism to get rich. That man is Shane Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Vice Media, Inc. 20 years in the making, Smith’s growing media empire has amassed him an estimated $400 million fortune, and according to widespread reports earlier this...

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Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:45am 9/24/2014 at 9:45am

What’s the problem with an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars for a journalism degree?

It’s not like the public’s trust in journalists is at an all time low or anything.

The higher education bubble is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection.

This new report from Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher...

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