In re: this vs. this.
Also, stop trying to make “whiteface” happen, fer Chrissakes.
Surely the folks at CNN — and perhaps Fox “News” and MSNBC — saw The Daily Show and The Colbert Report last night and cringed while watching questionable Flight 370 coverage ruthlessly mocked by Jon and Stephen because Christ, the past two weeks have just been an embarrassment to watch.
Swear to fucking God, CNN has had a reporter inside a flight simulator in Canada for the past FOUR DAYS covering the Flight 370 story.
Today they are “flying” over the site where debris, possibly from the doomed plane, was found. Because this is how you should cover this story: inside a Canadian flight simulator.
Even anchor Carol Costello must be doing a facepalm.
An actual headline on NYDailyNews.com today.
The mainstream media’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has officially jumped the shark.
The New Yorker has the first extensive interview with the father of the Newtown killer, which is great journalism… but they should really rethink the unfortunate placement of that cartoon.
I do love this Newsweek cover. And that’s the only time I’ll ever speak positively about anything related to Bitcoin.
Front page, The (Torrance, CA)Daily Breeze, Monday 3 March 2014.
Yes, the paper’s staff and editor actually let that headline through.
Welcome to 2014.
Gawker unearths the original New York Times article on the plight of Solomon Northrup, born free in New York then kidnapped into slavery down South, and whose story is told in 12 Years A Slave.
Ever get the feeling the New York Post is run by a bunch of giggling frat boys whose editor in chief is Jesus H. Christ himself?
Brilliant. Only thing missing is something about the data revolution. (made by)
-Jody, BL Show-
What, no grousing about how TV reporters just repurpose newspaper articles? :-)
“'Bieber's arrest is expected within a few hours at Toronto police station,' a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the case told CNN. … CNN was first alerted to the story through a Twitter posting from Toronto.”
Justin Bieber turned himself in to Canadian police on an assault charge from last month, and this is how CNN got wind of the story: thanks to “a Twitter posting from Toronto.”
Stan Brooks of 1010 WINS in New York City was the first radio reporter I ever worked with who was always, always a gentleman. When he filed a story you knew it was done by a tried and true journalist who understood Big Apple politics and power brokers like no other. Last week, Mayor Bloomberg named the radio room at City Hall after the veteran newsman, whose wife, Lynn, died from cancer — the wretched disease which would also take his life.
The airwaves are lessened by your absence, Mr. Brooks. May your colleagues carry on your legacy; your audience will miss your reporting, and your voice.
And I will miss your good humor, your laugh, and your singularly New York kindness that helped a PR noob get his bearings straight.
Rest in peace, good sir.
Evening News Wrap 13 December 2013
- COLORADO: In the latest school shooting, a student marched in with a shotgun and wounded two students before killing himself. His intended target: the school’s librarian, who also served as the speech and debate coach. (Denver Post / NY Daily News)
- Here, gun nuts, enjoy this complete list of school shootings since Columbine. (Denver Post)
- A Kansas resident is arrested for plotting to carbomb Wichita airport. (USA Today)
- LISTEN UP: "The cellphone encryption technology used most widely across the world can be easily defeated by the National Security Agency." Oh, good. (WashPo)
- HE, SPY: Turns out an American missing in Iran since 2007 was a “rogue” CIA contractor. (NY Times) \
- And a website says the Times and ABC News knew this all along. (Gawker)
- There’s a cable “news” network host who insists that Jesus was white and that Santa is white because she says so. So this will probably make Megyn Kelly very, very mad. (The Daily Show / LA Times)
- SURPRISE HIT: Beyonce released an album yesterday and no one had any idea it was coming. Awesome. (Billboard)
- The U.S Navy’s Michelle Howard is the first woman ever named a four-star admiral. (Time)
- BEASTWARD: Another week, another winter storm heading for New York, Pennsylvania and the Northeast. (Guardian)
- KICKER: Snow has blanketed war-torn Syria, Israel and — for the first time in a long while — all of Egypt. (Mashable)
(Photo: Reemabouregeilah / Twitter via Mashable)