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Huffington Post rebuffs union boycott call

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid. The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers with 26,000 members, urged contributors to The Huffington Post earlier this week…

Veteran reporter Helen Thomas lashes Israel, again

LOS ANGELES — Veteran US reporter Helen Thomas lashed out at Israel in an interview published Friday, standing by fiery comments which forced her to quit as doyenne of the White House press corps last year. Speaking to Playboy, she denied she was anti-Semitic but railed against Jewish lobbies she…

Koch-founded group recycles misleading video to support union-busting in Ohio

A new ad out of FreedomWorks, the political advocacy group funded in-part by arch conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, rankled critics Friday for recycling footage from a California protest to smear union workers in Ohio. The ad was part of a larger campaign FreedomWorks is planning, which includes a…

Missing NY Times journalists found, will be released by Libya

WASHINGTON — Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by government forces and will be released on Friday, the newspaper said. “Missing NYT reporters found and to be released on Friday,” Times spokesman Robert Christie said in a message on his Twitter feed. The New…

Obama admin. proposes wiretapping media pirates

In today’s media saturated age, savvy consumers have grown mindful of what’s on. But soon, you’ll also need to be sure of where that video came from too — or Uncle Sam might decide to listen in on your phone conversations. That’s no joke: it’s actually just one in a…

‘Anonymous’ puts central banks on notice, demands Bernanke resign

Decentralized protest group “Anonymous” has encountered many foes in the past: Sarah Palin, PayPal, the Church of Scientology, MasterCard, the Westboro Baptists and even the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to name a few. But now, one of the group’s members has issued a call for perhaps their most…

New York Times to launch online pay model

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Times will begin charging people to read some of the content on its website starting March 28 in the United States, the company’s chairman and publisher announced on Thursday. New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the website had started charging readers…

Rush Limbaugh: Media exaggerates Japan disaster

WASHINGTON – Right-wing US radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday that the media is overplaying the nuclear crisis in Japan after last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. “We have all these people on the media who we’ve never heard of, never heard from ever before, making calls…

Telecoms want ‘to put Netflix out of business entirely,’ Sen. Franken tells SXSW

AT&T ‘moving in a direction consumers don’t want to go,’ Netflix tells Raw Story Appearing in a recent panel discussion at the South by Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin, Texas, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) warned that net neutrality, or the treatment of all data on a network…

De Niro and Penn back Palestinian film at UN

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 15, 2011 (AFP) – Sean Penn and Robert De Niro joined stars who appeared Monday at the UN headquarters for the US premiere of a contested movie on the Middle East conflict that Israel tried to get cancelled. Penn, De Niro, Josh Brolin and Steve Buscemi turned…

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