WASHINGTON — Yahoo! is in the process of buying the popular social media platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, which Yahoo! announced yesterday morning. This is a big and bold move by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, who is revamping the struggling Internet giant by purchasing a popular blogging site that brings in visitors but is [...]
Jeffrey Lord’s story in the American Spectator about a “smoking gun” in the IRS scandal has backfired. He implied that the head of the IRS union had personally met with President Obama to plot against the Tea Party when there is no evidence of such a meeting or such plotting. Instead, as the Daily Caller [...]
Well, well, well, the Huma Abedin controversy has finally hit the legacy media. Okay, okay – it’s not the Huma Abedin controversy, but it’s one Obama’s court stenographers apparently feel comfortable talking about. It seems Ms. Abedin,...Show More Summary
Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, questioning the Obama administration’s response to the various scandals in the news, asked White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer if the White House is taking these issues seriously, and whether or not the President is “out of touch.” Pfeiffer said that the White House was taking the issues seriously, especially [...]
WASHINGTON — According to recent reports by Reuters, more than 60 people were killed in a series of car bombs across Iraq. Shi’a Muslims were targeted and this recent spike in sectarian violence worries Iraqi politicians and other analysts. The past week has seen at least 200 people killed in sectarian violence and the tensions [...]
WASHINGTON — U.S. drone strikes are up and at it again in Yemen, continuing to target al-Qaeda-linked terrorists operating in the region. Reuters reports that al-Qaeda militants continue to operate in the southern areas. Two al-Qaeda militants were killed Monday in a drone strike by the U.S. government south of the capital city Sana’a. This [...]
If you think public television exists to offer challenging, independent news and public affairs shows that bring us stories the stories the commercial media too often ignore, free of the influence of big sponsors and corporate owners... well, this hasn't been a good week.
Many copyright commenters use the term creator or content creator regularly without thinking about its definition. So who is a content creator anyway?
Eminem sues Facebook over advertisement, UK ISPs ordered to block two sites and Khloe Kardashian pulls t-shirt after threat from New York state.
WASHINGTON — The Associated Press (AP) is now hampered by the recently-discovered seizure of their phone records, said the organization’s CEO and President Gary Pruitt. Reuters reported that Pruitt spoke for the first time on public television to address the scandal. On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” program, Pruitt said, ”Officials that would normally talk to us [...]
Former White House press secretary and current MSNBC contributor Robert Gibbs appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday and took a swipe at New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, after her latest column critical of President Obama appeared on Sunday. Gibbs was asked by Mika Brzezinski whether or not he had read Dowd’s latest column. I [...]
WASHINGTON — We at Accuracy in Media express our deepest wishes to the victims of the Oklahoma City-area tornado that tore through the metropolitan region yesterday. Though reports of losses vary from news outlet to outlet, we express our sympathy and we hope that many loved ones were spared and survived the tragedy. It was [...]
WASHINGTON — Some in Venezuela are now asking whether socialism really works in Venezuela. Why? There is now a toilet paper shortage throughout the country, reports the Associated Press. Milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal are in short supply as it is, and it is more embarrassing that Venezuela has not run out of toilet paper. [...]
The New York Times report, "Trial on Guatemalan Civil War Carnage Leaves Out U.S. Role," raises at least one obvious question: How much has U.S. coverage of the Ríos Montt trial talked about U.S. support for genocide?
The Washington Post apparently doesn’t care how ridiculous it looks as it embarks on the process of destroying Ken Cuccinelli and other Republican candidates for top statewide offices in Virginia. After Cuccinelli won the gubernatorial nomination, the Post stories looked like press releases from the Democratic Party. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Afghanistan is on Russia’s mind yet again. Even after their failed military invasion in the 1980s, the Russians continue to worry about post-NATO Afghanistan. NATO and the U.S. are set to pull out within the next year and Russia is worried that instability and violence, which has defined Afghanistan for the past several [...]
With news that Yahoo! is buying Tumblr, we have to stop a second and see how this will affect content creators, both off and on Tumblr.
WASHINGTON — Google is being summoned again to have its taxes and practices evaluated by the British government. As Reuters reports, Google is under increased scrutiny as European governments are trying to find ways to raise revenue. British lawmakers are calling Google executives to a hearing and to testify about their tax practices. Some worry [...]
Grooveshark employees reach settlement with record labels, Nintendo seeks YouTube revenue and WWE theme song lawsuit moves forward.
WASHINGTON — Another suicide bombing took place against a NATO convoy in the capital city of Kabul. Six civilians were killed, reports Reuters, and no NATO casualties were reported. The Hezb-e-Islami terrorist group, which is allied with the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. They were targeting the U.S. military advisors who were in [...]