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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Costello: Media Rushed To Judgment 

Do not jump to conclusions. That's the predictable advice that the mainstream news media dispenses after any terrorist attack. Translation: Don't assume that this is yet another in a long line of hateful, cowardly attacks against innocent, unsuspecting civilians committed by Islamic extremists. But, while...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

Costello: Media Distrust Rather High 

Here's something I'll bet you didn't know. More than 70 percent of all U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan have been suffered since President Barack Obama took office. But when was the last time that you heard a somber-faced evening news anchor memorialize a "grim milestone?"...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

Poll: 60% Of USA Don't Trust Media 

Sixty percent of Americans said they trust the mass media “Not very much” or “Not at all,” a Gallup survey published Friday says. That’s the highest percentage since Gallup started asking the question regularly in the ’90s, it reports. Republicans and independents are pushing that...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

High Noon: Should Media Use 'GOP'? 13 

From FRAN FRIED to This is something that’s been on the back of my mind for a long time — the media’s use of the acronym “GOP” to describe the Republican Party. I know it makes things easier for copy editors like me in...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Edit: Media Should See Total Execution 11 

On Friday morning, the state of Idaho is scheduled to take a life in the name of its people — but largely beyond the view of its people. By restricting the news media’s access to a crucial step in the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades,...

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Media Wants To View Entire Execution 

The Idaho Department of Correction says it will not allow media witnesses to view the entire execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades, and two separate groups are protesting the policy. Rhoades is scheduled to die by lethal injection Friday, making him the first person to be...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, finished in second place in the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll. (Associated Press)

Ron Paul ripped off? 35 

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, finished in second place in the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll. By now, pretty much everyone agrees Ron Paul was ignored by the media following his second place finish in the Ames straw poll on Saturday. Whether or not the...

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Murrow Winners: Tweet With Care 

Pintak asked the journalists if they have a Twitter account and how they avoid giving their personal bias in their tweets. (Judy Woodruff/PBS "News Hour with Jim Lehrer," pictured) said she has a Twitter account, but admitted she is still learning how to tweet. "(The)...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009

Reporter's Question Angers Obama 189 

Item: Obama flashes irritation in press room/PoliticoMore Info: President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question. Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.