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    Fla. Reporter Forbidden to Dig for Facts

    A Florida TV reporter this weekend quickly learned that a journalist’s job is not to dig for facts and a beach is no place for a shovel — at least not in the eyes of government officials. Dan Thomas, a reporter at the local ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Fla., took … More

    "Did You Feel the Earthquake, Mr. President?" and 10 Questions He Wasn't Asked

    It gets pretty boring to watch conservatives endlessly complain about a fawning press corps, and a biased media. Yes, a majority of the national media is left-leaning; even they will admit as much. Some journalists put political views aside, and do an excellent job of delivering the news. Others can’t … More

    Live from the Gulf: Obama Team Blocks Media from Oil Spill

    Last week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported that the federal government was blocking media access to coastal areas around the Gulf, preventing them from taking photos and reporting on the environmental damage of the oil spill. You can watch the video and see Cooper is livid that the Obama administration is … More

    Video: Police vs. Press at the White House

    Reporters covering a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protest at the White House today were forced out of Lafayette Square by police. The scene, captured on video, is remarkable given the historical importance of the park as a protest spot across the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Obama, who boasts … More

    Obama’s Weekend Media Adventure

    Sunday’s unprecedented presidential tour of (most of) the network news represents a subtle admission on the part of White House strategists that surely must unnerve his liberal allies. Obama, they seem to have concluded, is the only Administration official capable of making the case to the American people. Where, one … More

    How the Constitution Makes News

    When was the last time a journalist asked a question about federalism in a presidential debate? Answer: 1960. The American news media, much like American politicians, are less and less attuned to what the Constitution actually says and more and more focused on the often vague notion of “rights.” News … More

    Morning Bell: Media Watchdog Has No Bark

    In the age of Obama, the media formerly known as mainstream can remind one of 19th century British literature. Pride and Prejudice sometimes, of course, but more often a favorite Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze. In it, the famous sleuth has the following exchange with Inspector Gregory: Gregory: “Is there … More

    On the Media

    In the news this morning: • rank-and-file Democrats resist President Obama’s attempt to take over health care, • Congress drops “card check” provisions–an Obama-backed power grab by unions, • Congressional Budget Office calls White House health care dreams prohibitively expensive. That’s from the front pages of Politico, The New York … More

    The Press Revolts Against Obama

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaEQX7fLZI[/youtube] During yesterday’s White House press briefing, reporters grilled spokesman Robert Gibbs on the growing trend of staged theatrics used by President Obama.  Last week, when a Huffington Post columnist was hand-selected by the White House to ask a specific question of the President at a press briefing, the media was understandably upset.  But when … More

    Breaking News: Obama's Own TV Station Goes Easy On Obama

    There’s strange and then there’s this. ABC’s Jake Tapper writes: It’s perfectly fine, of course, for the White House to put out its own version of events — but is it right to do so by preventing actual reporters from covering something? (Even something like a pickup basketball game). Do … More