Category Archives: Journalism

Our Embarrassing Press Corps: President Obama’s ISIS Q&A at the G20

One trivial question after another, ignoring one substantive answer after another. In the near aftermath of what’s been called France’s 9/11, all the U.S. press corps in Antalya wanted to know about was whether President Obama thought he had looked … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly and I Killed Bin Laden — But the Liberal Media Doesn’t Want You to Know

Originally published at the Huffington Post: We were right there with Seal Team Six, Bill and me. Please, don’t call us heroes. We were just two patriotic Americans, doing our jobs. And our job was to crash land the chopper, hustle … Continue reading

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Quran-Burning Coverage: The Hollowness of “Storytelling” as a Journalistic Value

Written for the Huffington Post: It’s Journalism 101: You have to have a story. Who’s the protagonist? Who or what are they up against? And most importantly, what does it mean? It’s been a foundation of reporting for so long … Continue reading

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Have Democrats Lost The Narrative?

By Zach Friend & Spencer Critchley, at Huffington Post: Time after predictable time, Republicans roll out a new set of bogus talking points. And time after time, Democrats argue the facts — and lose. That’s got to change. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Obama’s Credit Gap – Why the President’s Victories Go Unnoticed

By Zach Friend & Spencer Critchley, at Huffington Post: We knew this was coming. The media have finally noticed the gap between Barack Obama’s extraordinary achievements — health care reform, financial reform and preventing a depression, to name a very … Continue reading

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Follow the Risk: Amateur Journalism & Democracy

Adapted from a reply on John Jarvis’ Buzz Machine blog: The Internet and cheap digital tools allow crowd-sourcing of news by amateurs, not just because the technology makes production and distribution fast, easy and cheap, but also because it diffuses … Continue reading

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