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New website seeks to hold journalists accountable

WASHINGTON — A Wikipedia-style website launched on Monday which provides information about the journalists behind the bylines. News Transparency is a creation of Ira Stoll, the founder of another website called FutureOfCapitalism.com and the former managing editor of the now defunct New York Sun. In a statement on its home…

Posthumous Amy Winehouse album to be released

LONDON — A new album containing previously unheard material by soul singer Amy Winehouse is to be released just months after her death from alcohol poisoning, her record label confirmed Monday. “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”, features unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics as well as a couple of brand new…

SouthComm CEO tells Gov. Haslam to apologize for arrest of reporter at ‘Occupy Nashville’

SouthComm Publishing CEO Chris Ferrell sent an letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) office saying he expected a public apology after state troopers arrested a Nashville Scene reporter along with protesters at the “Occupy Nashville” demonstration. “I learned this morning that one of my reporters at the Nashville Scene…

Coulter blames ‘liberals’ for allegations against Cain

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is blaming liberals for reports that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain covered up sexual harassment accusations against him. While Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, “at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior,” according…

Roger Simon: Being ‘a little bit racist’ helps in GOP primary

Politico’s Roger Simon says that Republican presidential Rick Perry’s recent embrace of birtherism amounts to a racist “dog whistle.” “It’s not a ‘fun’ issue to poke somebody on,” Simon told CNN’s Howard Kurtz Sunday. “It is more than a little bit racist. Not everyone who believes it is a racist.…

Roberts: Cain is just the latest ‘Not Romney’

Despite his emergence in the polls over the last two weeks, Cokie Roberts still isn’t coming close to considering Herman Cain a legitimate candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. During ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the NPR figure labeled Cain as just another “flash in the pan.” “Herman…

Biography sees Jobs as crossroad of humanities, science

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A genius for mixing the humanities and sciences coupled with a Svengali-like ability to motivate people powered Steve Jobs’s mission to change the world, biographer Walter Isaacson concludes in his exhaustive new study of the Apple co-founder. “Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone,…

Steve Martin turns tweets into book

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran actor and comedian Steve Martin is writing a book based on his Twitter posts, with all profits going to charity, the book’s publishers said on Friday. Martin announced the book via Twitter in a tweet that said “Due to absolutely no demand, soon I’m publishing…

DOJ officially retracts ‘$16 dollar a muffin’ story

The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially retracted a report that it paid an average of $16 for muffins at a 2009 conference at a Hilton hotel, a story that most media outlets — particularly Fox News — initially jumped on as an ideal example of “government waste.” On Friday afternoon,…

The 8 progressive media brains zombies would love (and you should, too)

As has become rapidly apparent over the course of the Occupy movement, the mainstream media finds it difficult to react and report on situations it doesn’t fully understand — which bodes poorly for the vast majority of the populace in the event of the Zombiepocalypse, unless they’re reading alternative media.…

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