Sunday, December 14

Rolling Stone & UVA—Did the reporter have an agenda? How the CIA uses misinformation; should the media publish hacked emails? Obama's recent media blitz; an American journalist held in Iran.

Rolling Stone & UVA—Did the reporter have an agenda? How the CIA uses misinformation; should the media publish hacked emails? Obama's recent media blitz; an American journalist held in Iran.

December 23rd, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Media Monitor- December 23

Fascinating behind-the-scenes details in a Wall Street Journal article on fiscal cliff negotiations, The Daily Beast's "uh-oh!" moment, Fox News makes light of Hillary Clinton’s concussion and a TV meteorologist is fired for a Facebook post.


Filed under: Blog • Facebook • Fiscal Cliff • Fox News • Media • Media Criticism • Media Monitor • Politics • Reliable Sources • The Daily Beast • Wall Street Journal
December 23rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET

'Zero' film: fact or fiction?

Peter Bergen, David Edelstein and Howard Kurtz critique the new film on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden and its controversial portrayal of torture.


Filed under: Blog • International • Media • Reliable Sources • Terrorism • Zero Dark Thirty
December 23rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Richard Engel's close call

 

Howard Kurtz on the NBC correspondent’s lucky escape from his captors after being taken hostage in Syria.


Filed under: Blog • International • NBC • Reliable Sources • Terrorism
December 23rd, 2012
12:45 PM ET

The media's 2012 gaffe patrol

Fred Francis, Lauren Ashburn, Steve Roberts and Howard Kurtz look back at the gaffe-centric coverage of the 2012 campaign; did the media do its job?


Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Barack Obama • Blog • Media • Mitt Romney • Politics • Reliable Sources
December 23rd, 2012
12:44 PM ET

The challenge of reporting on tragedy

Fred Francis, Lauren Ashburn, Steve Roberts and Howard Kurtz discuss the challenge for journalists of covering the traumatic events in Newtown, Conn.


Filed under: Blog • Media • Media Criticism • Newtown • NRA • Reliable Sources • Sandy Hook • School Shooting
December 23rd, 2012
12:43 PM ET

NRA fires back

Terence Smith, Tom Foreman and Howard Kurtz discuss the National Rifle Association’s response to the Newtown tragedy


Filed under: Blog • Media • Media Criticism • Newtown • NRA • Reliable Sources • Sandy Hook • School Shooting