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Rep. Joe Walsh: Media protects Obama because he’s black

Tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) thinks that the color of the president’s skin will play a big part in next year’s election. “[Y]ou see this administration playing class warfare and race warfare games,” Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell told Walsh during a recent interview. “Now, that’s their problem. But…

Judge: ‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven may have lied in hundreds of lawsuits

The liberal political forum Democratic Underground, LLC. (DU) has escaped a lawsuit filed by Righthaven, LLC. that claimed a user illegally appropriated several paragraphs of a news story. In the ruling, a Las Vegas judge wrote that Righthaven’s claims were invalid because it did not actually hold a copyright on the story…

Bahrain king ‘sows terror among journalists’

PARIS — Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) added Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa to its latest blacklist of “predators” against press freedom on Tuesday. The king entered the watchdog’s list of 38 state “predators” that “sow terror among journalists”, which included three Arab countries hit by recent…

Fox News executive admits his attempt to link Obama to socialism was a lie

During the 2008 presidential campaign one Fox News executive repeatedly tried to smear Barack Obama with charges of “socialism.” Liberal watchdog group Media Matters has uncovered audio that indicates Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon was just engaging in what he called “mischievous speculation.” In 2009, Sammon told an…

AOL confirms that it’s cutting 900 jobs

U.S. Internet provider AOL Inc. confirmed Thursday that it was eliminating as many as 900 jobs as it incorporates The Huffington Post, which it agreed to buy last month. About 200 workers will be laid off in the U.S., with the majority coming from the editorial side of the company,…

Google tweaks search to push out ‘content farms’

Google announced Thursday that it has made a major change to its algorithm to push down the rankings of low-quality websites and “reward” high-quality content. While not explicit, this change is Google’s long-anticipated response to the rising prevalence of content farms such as eHow and Demand Media. Google tweaks its…

Olbermann takes news exec job at Current Media

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann announced Tuesday late morning on Twitter that he has accepted a job as Chief News Officer of Current Media, the parent company of Current TV. Original story unfolds below… WASHINGTON – Liberal former MSNBC star Keith Olbermann is reportedly taking his talents to Current TV, the channel…

Media Matters debunks Obama’s alleged Bible misquote

Fox News recently accused President Barack Obama of misquoting a passage from the Bible during his address this week at the National Prayer Breakfast. However, a liberal media watchdog group pointed out that Fox Nation failed to realize that ”there is more than one version of the Bible.” “Obama was quoting from…

Fox News producers scripted ‘socialism’ outcry, email shows

A seemingly spontaneous response concerning the Obama campaign canceling an appearance on a local news station was actually scripted by Fox News’ producers, internal documents obtained by Media Matters show. “Isn’t that what they do in socialist countries?” Fox News host Steven Doocy asked right-wing blogger Michelle Malkin on a…

In the middle of Europe, a democracy introduces press censorship

Hungarian right-wing government’s law demanding news sources be ‘fair and balanced’ could threaten freedoms As the world’s attention focuses on WikiLeaks and the debate it has spawned about the extent of press freedom in the information age, one European country has taken a decisive step away from that freedom. Hungary’s…

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