5 Overlooked Lessons From the AP Subpoena Controversy and Other Leak Investigations

The journalism world has been rightly outraged by the Justice Department dragging the Associated Press (and now a Fox News reporter) into one of its sprawling leak investigations. As we wrote last week, by obtaining the call records of twenty AP phone lines, “the Justice Department has struck a terrible blow against the freedom of the press […]

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7 Charts That Show Why Fox Is The Most Dominant Force In News

While most people know that Fox News is a huge deal when it comes to cable news, it’s remarkable how dominant the network has become compared to its cable-news rivals MSNBC and CNN. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s annual State of the News Media report has exceptional charts showing the layout of the cable news battleground. The report […]

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Expulsion of American Reporter from China Should Prompt U.S. Action

News yesterday of the expulsion of Melissa Chan, an American reporting for Al-Jazeera in China, brings into stark focus the great disparity between the U.S. willingness to grant visas to Chinese journalists—who are then allowed complete freedom to report in the U.S.—and the difficulty that foreign journalists have in not only getting permission to work […]

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Europe’s Veil of Fear

The office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was badly damaged by a firebomb on Wednesday, after it published a spoof issue “guest edited” by the Prophet Muhammad to salute the victory of the Islamist party in Tunisia’s elections. The magazine had announced a special issue for publication, renamed “Charia Hebdo,” a play on the […]

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U.S.A: Not #1!

    And, sources for those of you interested: Life expectancy: Study: U.S. Slipping Down Life Expectancy Rankings, Life Expectancy Wiki Democracy index Freedom of the Press index as reported by Reporters Sans Frontières Internet Speed: US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed and World Results by Speedtest.net Prison Population Corruption Perception Index, Also reported by Transparency International Quality / efficiency of […]

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Democrats Want to Regulate Bloggers & Shut Us Up

Posted by Erick Erickson “Democrats want to bring bloggers—all bloggers—not just conservative ones—under the control of federal campaign finance regulations.” Just when you thought the Democrats had gone after every possible sub-group in America, either through punitive taxes, confusing regulatory burdens, stifling federal takeovers, or just rhetorical attacks, it appears that the Democrats had left […]

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Video: Meet the Foreign Press: Are They Objective?

A Dutch journalist lavishes praise on the Saudi authorities.    Mideast analyst Tom Gross attended a conference “Giving the Middle East context: Reporters view the world they cover,” organized by Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies. The conference featured leading Middle East correspondents from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio […]

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