Search Results for: Josmar Trujillo, <i>Extra!</i>

Jul 31 2015

At NY Observer, Trump’s Too Close to Cover–but Promoting Publisher’s Real Estate Is No Problem

The Huffington Post‘s Michael Calderone (7/28/15) had a piece on the ethical dilemma for the weekly New York Observer posed by the fact that its owner and publisher is married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Calderone quotes from a memo sent by Observer editor Ken Kurson: If we run something pro-Trump we will automatically be accused of carrying water for him (on account of the relationship to our publisher). If we run something anti-Trump, we will be accused of trying to curry favor with our peers in journalism or worse, intentionally […]

Jul 31 2015

At NY Observer, Trump’s Too Close to Cover–but Promoting Publisher’s Real Estate Is No Problem

The Huffington Post‘s Michael Calderone (7/28/15) had a piece on the ethical dilemma for the weekly New York Observer posed by the fact that its owner and publisher is married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Calderone quotes from a memo sent by Observer editor Ken Kurson: If we run something pro-Trump we will automatically be accused of carrying water for him (on account of the relationship to our publisher). If we run something anti-Trump, we will be accused of trying to curry favor with our peers in journalism or worse, intentionally […]

Jul 31 2015

At AP, Black Lives Don’t Matter

AP didn’t feel the need to quote (or, seemingly, talk to) anyone who thought that the life of Eric Garner was more important than the feelings of New York Poilce Department officers.

Jul 31 2015

Spinning Tuition Hikes as a Clash of Politicians

Corporate media did little to contextualize the University of California tuition hikes within the regents’ broader turn toward privatization. Nor did they report on the robust student movement against privatization that contributed to student mobilization.

Jul 31 2015

Media and the ‘Melting Pot’

Not only does the melting pot cliché erase the presence of people in “undiscovered” neighborhoods, but it glosses over the structural reasons why they are now “gritty” and “forgotten.”

Jul 31 2015

SoundBites January/February 2015

Making ‘Torture’ Impossible When the Washington Post (12/9/14) described on the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the treatment of prisoners at CIA “black sites,” it said it documented “harsh interrogation measures,” “painful procedures” and even “seemingly arbitrary violence.” But what it didn’t say was that this treatment was “torture”—except when saying it was “deemed torture by program critics including President Obama.” And that was no accident. In a Post story (12/9/14) about the “old debate” about torture terminology, Philip Bump quotes the justification Cameron Barr (then national security editor, now national editor) gave to Brian Stelter (7/2/10) in 2010: “After […]

Jul 31 2015

‘Obama Is Trying to Get Congress to Give Him a Blank Check’

CounterSpin’s Janine Jackson speaks with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, about whether bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a good thing—or even exists at all.

Jul 31 2015

‘Obama Is Trying to Get Congress to Give Him a Blank Check’

CounterSpin’s Janine Jackson speaks with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, about whether bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a good thing—or even exists at all.