Journalists' brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.
The study, led by Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, analysed 40 journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcast, and online platforms over seven months. -Lindsay Dodgson
"There’s so much divisiveness and fractiousness in our society, and there’s a big industry that is constructed around keeping us apart and servicing our opinions and fostering and supporting our prejudices," Ford said during his interview with Smiley... "I don't honestly believe that it’s Hollywood. I believe that it’s the broadcast industry. It’s what passes for journalism."
The left wing lap dog media really has some strong ‘male’ figures. CBS should be really proud of one of their own, Rob Morrison who was charged today with strangling and threatening wife Ashley Morrison.
Liberal, Character, Oops, Press, Lie, Bias
ABC News apologized Tuesday after the Monday night edition of Nightline edited a quote from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer in a way that made it appear that he was more critical of current White House press secretary Sean Spicer than he actually was.
Character, Funny, Oops, Press, Waste, Justice, Media
KPHO television journalist Jonathan Lowe did a crappy thing, and now he’s paying the price. “Lowe chose to use the front yard of a residence to relieve himself,” Goodyear, Arizona police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis told the news site. “An onlooker from across the street called it in to officers. They approached him, he said he’d had to relieve himself, and they arrested him.”
Liberal, Character, Oops, Press
The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed... The New York-based agency ceded control of its output by signing up to the so-called Schriftleitergesetz (editor’s law), promising not to publish any material “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home”.
Washington Post's Gene Weingarten:
Shut Up And Slink Away
Dear "thoughts and prayers" people: Please shut up and slink away. You are the problem, and everyone knows it.— Gene Weingarten (@geneweingarten) December 2, 2015
The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten, calling out those praying for victims after Islamic extremist terror attack December 2, 2015
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Funny, Press
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.” ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.
Crime, Violence, Narrative, Press, Assault
A TV news anchor in Santa Teresa, New Mexico was arrested for beating her husband. Adrienne Alvarez, an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate KTSM in El Paso, Texas, was arrested early Thursday morning on battery charges. Police determined that Alvarez was the ‘primary aggressor’ against her husband and arrested her on charges of battery against a household member, taking her to the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Alvarez was released later Thursday morning on $1,000 bail.
Liberal, Radio, Racism, Smears, AntiAmerican
The Pentagon as a legitimate target? I actually don't have an opinion on that and it's important I not have an opinion on that as I sit here in my capacity right now. -- David Westin, ABC News President
What particularly struck me was the almost wistful way in which many interview subjects fondly recalled sexual liaisons in the magazine’s Madison Avenue office. Also seemingly excused by Newsweek alumni was the blatant sexual harassment female staffers were shown. At one point, one justified the harassment by attributing it to the journalistic profession writ large, practically absolving offenders of any personal responsibility.
Editorial, Liberal, Character, Racism, Brilliance, Press, Bigotry
In a video interview published Thursday afternoon, Time magazine editor Belinda Luscombe asked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley a bizarre and perhaps offensive question about how much she tips certain cab drivers in New York City. “In New York City, which you’re visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs. If you get one, are you going to give him a slightly bigger tip?” Luscombe asked Haley... Question for Ms. Luscombe: A lot of cab drivers are idiots. Do you give them a slightly bigger tip? -Jim Treacher
Media contempt for the little people...
ESPN Reporter Berates Parking Lot Attendant
Liberal, Hate, Character, Fraud, Press, Smears, Lie
Back in 2004, Piers Morgan was axed as editor-in-chief of the Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, for publishing photos of British soldiers who appeared to be abusing an Iraqi prisoner. They turned out to be fake... Morgan also says he feels "vindicated" and that he has no regrets: "I feel like it was a moral duty ... Sometimes you have to make a stand as an editor."
Liberal, Guns, Press, Fascism
The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.
Liberal, Character, Press
Isikoff confesses that he had "certain homicidal tendencies" after being scooped. "As the truth began to unfold, and Newsweek’s insider knowledge became clear, The New York Times asked if I was suicidal when the story was spiked," he writes. "I don’t know about suicidal, I replied." Isikoff says he told those who asked about whether he was suicidal, "I won’t deny certain homicidal tendencies."
Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Narrative, Oops, Press, Tolerance, Diversity
Incoming South Carolina senator Tim Scott told Fox News that a New York Times op-ed that called him a “token” of the Republican Party should not be taken seriously. “I thought it was funny actually,” Scott told Fox News Thursday. “You can’t take that editorial seriously if you understand the record that South Carolina has had and the record of achievement that I have been fortunate enough to have in public office.”
Liberal, Crime, Character, Oops, Press
Veteran ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson, 78, was arrested for driving under the influence in Lewes, Del. on Dec. 1, local WGMD radio reports. The former ABC White House correspondent was pulled over for a traffic violation when Lewes police suspected he had been drinking. Donaldson failed the field sobriety test and was arrested for a DUI, and will appear in court early next year.
COVINGTON, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A former high-ranking CNN executive is accused of leaving dog feces in his neighbor’s mailbox. Covington police say the victims of the incident, Benjamin Dameron and Ralph Miller, have video of Bob Furnad walking with his dog up to the mailbox and placing a bag filled with the feces in their mailbox. “Mr. Furnad stated that he did place a bag containing dog feces in the victim’s mail box,” Covington Police Capt. Ken Malcom told WGCL-TV.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Election, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Character, Degeneracy, Funny, Oops
MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell challenged Mitt Romney's son Tagg to a fight on his program tonight after Romney's eldest said he wanted to swing at President Obama after the last debate where said he called his father a liar. "Take a swing at me, and don't worry, there won't be any Secret Service involved. Just us. And I'll make it easy for you. I'll come to you anytime, anywhere. Go ahead Taggart, take your best shot."
Liberal, Crime, Sex, Degeneracy, Press
After coming under fire from family advocates last October, Village Voice Media (VVM) late last week announced it is parting ways with an online site that runs ads of featuring child prostitutes. But trafficking experts say it’s not enough to help the more than 100,000 children who are forced into the sex trade each year.
Liberal, Character, Press, Smears
Just hours after a producer for deranged MSNBC host Chris Matthews was accused of physically assaulting Republicans outside the party’s national convention last night, Matthews himself has admitted to verbally confronting several GOP delegates at a restaurant in Tampa, Florida calling them a “douchebag convention.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Oops, Press, Lie
“I go back to living in D.C. all these years. I’ve lived there 40 years, a black-majority city..." That’s not exactly true. Matthews doesn’t live in the District of Columbia but instead lives in Chevy Chase, Md., an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C.
Journalists In The Liberal Bubble...
In a curious process of self-delusion, they imagine a world that doesn't exist and then try to live in it. For example, they don't know what cops face in the ghetto because they have never been in the ghetto and don't know any cops.
They dismiss anyone who tells them that things are not as they think. Their confidence is invincible, for do not all their friends say the same things?
Liberal, Character, Press, AntiAmerican
The Pentagon as a legitimate target? I actually don’t have an opinion on that and it’s important I not have an opinion on that as I sit here in my capacity right now. -ABC News President David Westin
Character, Funny, Press, Image
Katie Couric parties.
Because of this career amongst the media, I've gotten to know and understand the media and their agenda more than most. And the picture is NOT pretty. I've also been witness to two shocking acts that literally define America's liberal media – a media so radical, so extreme, with an agenda so out of the mainstream and a prejudice against conservative Republicans so strong and so vicious that it borders on outright hate and loathing. -Wayne Allyn Root
Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Narrative, Press, Stereotyping
“The bombing in Oklahoma City has focused renewed attention on the rhetoric that’s been coming from the right and those who cater to angry white men.... Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant, Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan and others take to the air every day with basically the same format: Detail a problem, blame the government or a group and invite invective from like-minded people.... Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright violence, but the extent to which their attitudes may embolden or encourage some extremists has clearly become an issue.” -- Bryant Gumbel
Character, Press, Vandalism
The joy of family members of the first miner to be rescued in Chile Wednesday turned suddenly to horror when hundreds of journalists trampled their humble tent in a mad rush to speak to them.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Oops, Press
Brian Williams, shocked at the picture of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger in the President's face, asked last week, "who have you ever seen talk to the President like this?" Turns out it was Brian Williams in 2006.
Liberal, Election, Fraud, Press
CBS issued a damning independent review Monday of mistakes related to last fall’s “60 Minutes Wednesday” report on President Bush’s National Guard service and fired three news executives and a producer for their “myopic zeal” in rushing it on the air. The review said CBS compounded the damage with a circle-the-wagons mentality once the report came under fire.
Liberal, Election, Fraud, Press
The producer fired for her role in the discredited CBS News report about President Bush's military service believes that CBS was more interested in protecting itself than finding out the truth behind her story.
In an excerpt from her upcoming book, Mary Mapes (search) wrote that "no one was happier" than executives at CBS owner Viacom to receive an independent panel's condemnation of her and three colleagues for their role in the September 2004 story on "60 Minutes II"
Degeneracy, Funny, Press, Adult
An Arkansas weatherman didn't predict he would wake up in a hot tub with a naked dead man, but that's exactly what police say happened. Now authorities are trying to determine what killed Dexter Williams, whose body was found with a "dog collar" around his neck, according to a police report.
Crime, Character, Press
A longtime sports columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News has quit the newspaper as he faces allegations he molested three girls and a boy during the 1970s.
Liberal, Hate, Press
Although he later made it clear he was joking, CBS Sports columnist Gregg Doyel said Sunday, "If [Tim] Tebow had more class he’d just kill dogs or get drunk and run over somebody and maybe end their life." Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Doyel also said of the Denver Broncos quarterback, "He's got a lot of nerve talking about some higher power in his life"
"Don't you have a higher duty as an American citizen to do all you can to save the lives of soldiers rather than this journalistic ethic of reporting fact?" Ogletree asked. Without hesitating Wallace responded: "No, you don't have higher duty... you're a reporter." This convinces Jennings, who concedes, "I think he's right too, I chickened out."
Liberal, Election, Character, Fraud, Press
Mapes was fired after an independent panel found her basic reporting was "faulty." In her interview with ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, to be broadcast Wednesday morning on "Good Morning America," Mapes says she is unrepentant about her role. "I don't think I committed bad journalism. I really don't," she says.
Character, Press, Elitism
She really looks for opportunities to feel the earth and touch people.” That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
Liberal, Violence, Character, Threats
MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network's 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, "I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place."
Liberal, Character, Fraud, Press
Horwitz stole from at least two Arizona Republic stories about the prosecution of Jared Lee Loughner earlier this month, the Post reports today.
“It is The Post’s policy that the use of material from other newspapers or sources must be properly attributed. The Post apologizes to the Arizona Republic and to its readers for this serious lapse,” the editors note concludes. In a statement to Yahoo’s Michael Calderone, the Post’s executive editor said “There are no mitigating circumstances for plagiarism."