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Rumsfeld feuds with Al Jazeera reporter: It’s your nature to be pejorative

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had a less than cordial interview with Al Jazeera reporter Abderrahim Foukara this week. “Do you think the numbers of US troops that you went into Iraq with did absolve you from the responsibility of tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis killed…

Fox News reporter acknowledges ‘an important reason to criticize myself and my company’

Fox News has, in recent days, been doing their best to disparage members of the “99 Percent” activist group that kicked off the “Occupy Wall Street” protests … But this is a new low. In a never-broadcast interview that surfaced online Monday, Jesse LaGraca, a protester at “Occupy Wall Street,”…

News blooper: Weather replaced with anchor chowing down

A weather reporter for Fox 4 had to deal with some technical difficulties when his weather graphics were replaced with a news anchor having a snack. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:…

Iran arrests second female reporter for wanting to cover women’s football World Cup

BERLIN — Iran has arrested another female reporter wanting to cover the women’s football World Cup in Germany, a press report said on Sunday, saying she was being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin jail. Pegah Ahangarani, 27, who is also an actress and film-maker and said to be a supporter…

NSA whistleblower sentenced to one year’s probation

WASHINGTON — A former high-ranking US intelligence official who was accused of passing classified information from the secretive National Security Agency (NSA) to a reporter was sentenced Friday to a year’s probation. The sentence handed down by a US federal judge against Thomas Drake, 54, a former executive at the…

Arizona lawmaker points loaded gun at reporter’s chest

A freshman Arizona state Senator may be in need of some gun safety lessons. Richard Ruelas, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, found himself staring down the barrel of Republican state Sen. Lori Klein’s raspberry-pink firearm during a recent interview at the Capitol. “Oh, it’s so cute,” Klein said of…

U.S. allegedly spying on New York Times reporter James Risen

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen has been subjected to government surveillance and harassment that began under the Bush administration, according to a 22-page affidavit he filed Tuesday. In his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration,” author and New York Times reporter James…

NSA whistle-blower Thomas Drake to plead guilty in plea deal

WASHINGTON — An ex-senior official in the top secret US National Security Agency will plead guilty to exceeding authorized use of a computer in a classified information leak case, court papers have shown. Thomas Drake, 54, had been accused of leaking classified information to a newspaper reporter and was charged…

New York Times reporter James Risen subpoenaed in CIA leak case

The U.S. Justice Department subpoenaed New York Times reporter James Risen on Monday to testify at the criminal trial of a former CIA operative cited in Risen’s 2006 book. The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors are seeking information about the CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling, who allegedly leaked information…

Labor board: Newspaper can legally fire reporter for ‘inappropriate’ tweets

The Arizona Daily Star had the legal right to fire its crime and public safety reporter for a series of morbid tweets he posted on his personal Twitter account, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Business Insurance reported the federal labor agency found that the reporter’s termination did not…

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