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Armed men attack Reuters Gaza bureau

GAZA (Reuters) – Several armed men entered Reuters’ office in Gaza on Saturday, threatened employees with guns and took away a video camera, apparently after they spotted a reporter filming a demonstration from the building. The men struck one Reuters journalist on the arm with a metal bar and threatened to…

Digg founder steps back to launch new startup

Digg founder Kevin Rose has resigned from the powerhouse link-sharing and social networking site to launch a new, $1 million startup company, reports TechCrunch. Rose founded Digg in December 2004, and has gradually faded into the background of the site. While Digg came close to being sold to Google for…

Maher: GOP governs like “a meth addict”

Bill Maher chastised Republicans for focusing on “useless distractions.” “Fantasies are for sex, not public policy,” he said on his show, Real Time, Friday night. One such “fantasy problem,” he said, was “Michelle Obama’s war on desserts. For Christ’s sake, she’s just trying to get you to eat a carrot,…

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…

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