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Trump’s ‘Dean scream’: The Donald loses his cool on CNBC

by Gregory White Donald Trump was just on CNBC responding to allegations over his property dealings made by the New York Times. He blasted the paper for its report, and its reporter for refusing to appear on TV to defend his claims. The article reports that more than 300 people…

Argentinean reporter fired after threatening to violently rape activist

It took nearly eight weeks but a reporter who publicly threatened to violently rape an activist he disagreed with has finally been fired from Argentinean magazine El Guardián. In a March 3 article, Juan Terranova took exception with activist Inti Maria Tidball-Binz, and her work with Hollaback International to end…

Koch Industries buying ads to refute news stories

Koch Industries has launched a website and is buying advertisements on Google and Facebook to counter news stories critical of the politically-active company. Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries, were principle financiers of Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker and the tea party movement. They are also supporters of…

George Allen apologizes for assuming African-American reporter played sports

Former Virginia governor and former senator George Allen (R) is already getting himself into trouble during his attempt to reclaim his Senate seat. Allen apparently assumed that a tall African-American reporter from NBC 4 played sports. “For the 2nd time in 5 months, fmr. gov. and sen candidate George Allen…

Biden staff apologizes for keeping reporter in closet

Vice President Joe Biden’s communication team had to make an unusual apology last week for forcing a reporter to stay in closet. During a fundraiser at the Florida home of Alan Ginsburg, Biden’s staff escorted Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers to a closet and asked him to stay there. “Turns…

Fox News ups war of words with CNN: ‘This guy has a screw loose!’

Earlier this week, a CNN reporter made a series of very pointed allegations about a peer at Fox News and an over-hyped report that took a simple facilities tour and turned it into Libyan forces using journalists as “human shields.” “Wolf, this [human shields] allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely…

CNN accuses Fox News of ‘outrageous’ lie over ‘human shields’ in Libya

Update: Fox News responds, attacks CNN reporter’s sanity for calling out false report A CNN reporter has refuted a claim by Fox News that television reporters were used as “human shields” in Libya, calling the allegation an “outrageous” falsehood. Reacting to word that a caravan of about 40 journalists were…

“Red” rocker Sammy Hagar says abducted by aliens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – No doubt Sammy Hagar, a former lead singer for Van Halen, has enjoyed a lot of far out experiences in life, but on Monday, the rocker told perhaps his farthest out tale to MTV. He was abducted by aliens. Or, at least, his brain was. In…

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…

Washington Post suspends Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter for plagiarism

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Washington Post has suspended a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for three months for lifting material from another US newspaper. Sari Horwitz, who won America’s top journalism award with a colleague in 2002, was found to have used “substantial” parts of two articles from the Arizona Republic in…

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