Tag: pt journamalism

‘The Atlantic’ Finds Hostess’s Real Victims: Private Equity Guys Who Will Probably Lose Their Investment

Now that the Hostess closure has begun to affect all of us, Jordan Weissman of The Atlantic will discuss what's really important here, namely: whose fault it is. And duh, of course it was not the Bain-style "private equity"...

Newsmax Reporter: Petraeus Affair Endangered National Security, Per Egregious, Totally Fine FBI Leak

What have our rightwing torture chamber pals at Newsmax been up to lately? Well, according to "chief Washington correspondent" Ronald Kessler, they've just cold been getting leaks from disgruntled Fibbies about retired spook-in-chief David Petraeus's office boffings since October....

Anderson Cooper To Whistleblower: Why Do You Want To Hurt Those Nice Banks?

Well that was fast! The media has already, as Hamilton Nolan astutely predicted, turned on Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs analyst turned writer. You might remember Greg Smith from the scathing Op-Ed he wrote in the New...

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Has Questions About The Liberal Communist Maoist Questions Picked For The Debate

Thank God we have Megyn Kelly to explain why Romney shit the bed on so many of the questions in last night's Happy Lovey Hoe-Down Sing-Along — it’s probably because of Candy Crowley, but it’s MOSTLY because of the...

Washington Post Writer Richard Cohen Disappointed In Journalism Practiced By Harry Reid, Washington Post

Richard Cohen is a man who writes for the Washington Post. His job, from his past body of work, seems to be to express concern about things, but mainly things that make no sense to be concerned about. You...

You Will Never Guess CNN’s Double-Secret Source About Romney’s Taxes

It's good to be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Sure, all the establishment whiners are like, OH, HOW RUDE, Harry Reid is positing terrible things about poor Mittens Romney, who has no possible way to clear himself of Harry...

Congratulations To CNN’S Carol Costello For Shoddiest Interview Of The Day

Get the plaquemaker on the phone — we've got an award to give out. Thursday, sinister Kristen Wiig-lookalike Carol Costello did a short piece about the recent Pew study that found 68 percent of the millennial generation reports they have...

We Need To Harsh on Barbara Walters For a Minute

Here is a fun behind-the-scenes glimpse from the nauseating world of sycophantic television journalism*: leaked emails show that the normally-benign daytime tube fixture Barbara Walters tried to help a 22-year-old press aide to murder-hungry Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad obtain...

Fox Calls Neo-Nazis Patrolling Sanford ‘Civil Rights Group,’ To Be Fired By National Review (VIDEO!)

Say what you want about National Socialism, at least it's a fucking ethos. It's also -- have you heard the newest Frank Luntzian reframing? -- a civil rights group. Fox affiliate WOFL in Florida had a piece on the...

George Clooney Arrest Thoroughly Befuddles CNN Anchor (VIDEO)

And now we will interrupt your Friday with this killer lead-in from CNN: "We got something weird happening in Washington, D.C." News you can use! What is it, confused CNN anchor? "George Clooney is standing in the middle of...

NY Post Blames Peaceful Ocupados For (Fake?) Rise In Gun Violence

The wheezy little shadow humans hovering around in the dank caves over at Rupert Murdoch's terror pamphlet the New York Post sure are devoting an awful lot of comical reporting to the fabrication of elaborate Jesusween bedtime stories about the...

Child Prodigy At DC Paper Bravely (Cautiously) Mentions Occupy Wall St.

Middle-aged yuppie child Ezra Klein is exactly the sort of youth welcomed at the dying Washington Post. Permanently cautious and nervously polite, quick to distance himself from ancient youthful indiscretion of a couple of years ago, inherently middle of...

WSJ To Obama: Some Poor Rich People Can’t Even Afford Private Jets At All

Does anyone seem to understand the fact that there are some very poor rich people out there who are not even wealthy enough to be able to afford a corporate jet? DOES ANYONE? Conservative tabloid The Wall Street Journal...

NASA Press Release About Space Monsters Led Reckless Bloggers To Mention Space Monsters

Thank the Neutered Dwarf-Gods of Journalism for the Columbia Journalism Review, which has bravely come to the defense of "responsible science reporters," who have all become scientifically butthurt because NASA put out another bullshit press release promising "an astrobiology...

Al Qaeda’s Webzine Sucks, But a Redesign Could Help!

Have you downloaded Al Qaeda's new summer jam PDF online magazine? No? Maybe that is because a) you're not really "trying to decide whether to join the jihad against the West," or b) the magazine sucks. Slate's Christopher Beam,...

Can Black Female Reporters Deliver The Hard-Hitting East Wing Reportage Americans Crave?

Throughout the history of American journalism, reporters have upheld one vital standard: asking the tough questions and holding to account the most powerful person in the nation, which is to say, the First Lady. But is our national legacy...