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Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbart’s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist.

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Television News

Links to News Reports on ACORN Study

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Harold Meyerson, “For ACORN, Truth Lost Amid the Din,” Washington Post, September 23, 2009. University of Northern Iowa, “Profs: Why ACORN was in the news in ’07-’08, and what the media got wrong,” Romenesko, September 23, 2009. Alicia Shepard, “The ACORN Videos: Did NPR Ignore Them?” NPR, September 23, 2009. Michael Calderone, “Study: Media’s been […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Music · Public Relations · Television News

Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A study by Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D. and Peter Dreier, Ph.D. Using the controversy over ACORN as a case study, this report illustrates the way the media help set the agenda for public debate, and frame the way that debate is shaped. It describes how “opinion entrepreneurs” (primarily business and conservative groups […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Public Relations · Television News

Mourning in America

June 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Tim Russert, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press for 17 years who died suddenly on June 13, seemed like a thoroughly decent guy to me. In the following days, Washington journalists, politicians, and his viewing public lauded him as a fine political analyst, a straight shooter, and a great family man. In fact, we […]

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Tags: Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Television News