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O’Reilly uses video from California to call Wisconsin protesters ‘violent’

In the wake of one Fox News reporter apparently lying about being “punched” by a “hate filled” protester in Wisconsin, some media outlets appear to have been too quick to label another Fox misappropriation as outright deception. In a segment broadcast during last night’s O’Reilly Factor, the same reporter who…

Issa fires spokesman for allegedly leaking reporter e-mails

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) Tuesday fired a top spokesman who allegedly shared secret e-mail conversations with a reporter. Kurt Bardella is thought to have given New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich, who was writing about book about Washington’s political culture, e-mails from his exchanges…

Fox News reporter appears to have lied about being ‘punched’ by protester

Fox News has been making a lot of hay about one of their reporters allegedly being “punched” by a protester in Madison, Wisconsin. Turns out, that didn’t happen. Mike Tobin, reporting from amid the massive demonstration on Friday, claimed that one of the protesters “punched” him in the arm. In…

Feds allegedly spied on New York Times reporter to find intel. leak

A reporter for the New York Times claims that federal investigators harassed him by obtaining his personal bank records, travel records and information about his phone calls while trying to find the source of an intelligence leak. In his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA…

US reporter beaten covering Bahrain unrest

WASHINGTON – A US reporter for ABC News was beaten by thugs armed with clubs early Thursday while covering the unrest in Bahrain, the US network reported. Correspondent Miguel Marquez was caught in the crowd and attacked while covering protests in Manama, ABC said. Marquez, who said he was not…

CBS reporter was sexually assaulted in Egypt

NEW YORK – Top CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan suffered a “brutal” sexual assault at the hands of a mob in Egypt while covering the downfall of president Hosni Mubarak, the network said Tuesday. “She and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration.…

Mubarak thugs force Anderson Cooper into hiding

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper admitted Thursday he was “a little bit scared” for his safety after being repeatedly attacked by supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Cooper and his crew were violently attacked by pro-Mubarak forces Wednesday as they tried to make their way through the streets of Cairo.…

Ex-Time reporter to be Obama’s new spokesman

WASHINGTON — Former Time magazine reporter Jay Carney will be named as President Barack Obama’s new press secretary, a senior administration official told AFP Thursday. Carney, currently working as Vice President Joe Biden’s spokesman, will succeed Obama confidant Robert Gibbs who is due to step down in mid-February. Obama is…

High-ranking members of US military part of ‘Knights of Malta,’ ‘Opus Dei,’ reporter claims

Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has broken some massive stories in his day, but uncovering secret societies within the highest echelons of America’s military would probably be the biggest of his career. Well, get ready for the media storm, because that’s essentially what Hersh told an audience in Doha, Qatar…

Wrong men convicted of Daniel Pearl murder: probe

WASHINGTON — The wrong men were convicted of murdering US reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002, and US officials stood in the way of the real murderers being brought to justice for the grisly crime, a report released Thursday says. British-Pakistani Omar Sheikh and…

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