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PBS decries “chilling” cyber attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The US non-profit Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) denounced hacker strikes on its news websites as “chilling and irresponsible” attacks on journalism. PBS was targeted by hackers in retaliation for an in-depth look at whistle blower website WikiLeaks in a “Frontline: Wiki Secrets” film broadcast last week,…

Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

Climate science is a ‘religion,’ Washington Post columnist claims

A Washington Post columnist recently attacked a Nobel Prize winner by claiming that the scientific consensus that backs climate change is essentially a religious institution. “Look, if Godzilla appeared on the Mall this afternoon, Al Gore would say it’s global warming,” Charles Krauthammer said on PBS’s Inside Washington Saturday. He…

Biden: Egypt leader Mubarak not a ‘dictator,’ shouldn’t step down

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is not a dictator and shouldn’t have to resign, but should be more “responsive” to the needs of his people. Biden’s remarks came as massive unrest ravaged Egypt every day since Tuesday targeting Mubarak’s 30-year regime, which…

Trust in Fox News plummets: poll

In the space of one year, Fox News has lost its perch as the most trusted TV news network in the US and is now average at best, a new survey has found. A poll gauging public trust in TV news has found that PBS is the most trusted name…

Tina Fey’s Palin jokes edited out of PBS broadcast

Tina Fey made Sarah Palin the butt of many jokes with her impersonation on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 presidential campaign. But during the Sunday night PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Fey’s Palin jokes were left on the cutting room floor. Fey…

Obama: Anger over Copenhagen failure ‘justified’

In what amounts to an admission that the Copenhagen climate summit ended in failure, President Barack Obama says people are “justified” in being disappointed with the lack of a comprehensive deal for emissions reductions. But the president added that “an important principle” was established with the last-minute, non-binding agreement signed…

Protesters call for Yoo’s employer to investigate him [VIDEO.DE]

PBS’ Spencer Michels reports that John Yoo’s employment at the University of California at Berkeley continues to be a source of controversy. A complete transcript is available here. This video is from PBS’ Newshour, broadcast Oct. 20, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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