On the show this week: On the day of his funeral, the New York Times declared that Michael Brown was "no angel." We look at that and other shoddy reporting from Ferguson. Plus Newsweek spreads farfetched fear about Ebola and African immigrants, and we look at how often union leaders appear on the Sunday chat shows. (Brace yourself.)
Embodying the old Hollywood joke “I’ve always wanted to direct,” Comedy Central star Jon Stewart took an entire summer off last year to direct a film called “Rosewater” about Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahiri being abducted in Iran. In...Show More Summary
Newsweek has a story about how Southern Cal was duped into promoting what turned out to be a thoroughly fictitious account of how Josh Shaw injured his ankles. Basically, it boils down to the fact that Shaw was meticulous in weaving his deceitful tale, staying on script through numerous interviews and enlisting family members to […]
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It's not often I profess to know more than Newsweek or the Chicago Tribune. But I sure as hell do today. A lot is being said about Sofia Vergara's rotating pedestal act at the Emmys. Most of it bad. Very bad. Newsweek and the Chicago Tribune are just a small slice of the pie. Show More Summary
Newsweek's cover story is built around the idea that illegally imported "bushmeat"--what we would call "wild game" if it were being eaten in the United States--could carry the deadly Ebola virus. But is there any evidence that imported meat could actually carry Ebola? On that score, Newsweek comes up empty.
The late author’s editor would not talk to reporter David Cay Johnson. Neither would Simon & Schuster spokesperson Paul Olewski. But there it is, nonetheless, detailed in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine. The litany of errors and fabrication committed by celebrity biographer C. Show More Summary
Hundreds of Turner Broadcasting veterans will be getting buyout offers. (fortune.com) Time’s Ferguson story – shared 4,076 times on Twitter – was the most social of the three newsweeklies. (digiday.com) Cartoonist Matt Bors predicted a he-was-no-angel story about Michael Brown. The cartoon on the right is from August 18. washingtonpost.com) | “No … Read More
Walter Olson writes at Cato's blog on an interesting angle on the background hat went into the people of Ferguson's attitudes about police: Reading through this Newsweek article on he troubled relations between police and residents in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary
The Most Homophobic Countries In The World There are far too many anti-gay governments in the world and places where homophobia is worse than you can imagine. The folks at Newsweek have listed the most homophobic countries in the wo...
Walter Olson Reading through this Newsweek article on the troubled relations between police and residents in Ferguson, Mo. before this month’s blowup, this passage jumped out at me: “Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court...Show More Summary
Newsweek reporter Alexander Nazaryan traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, to report on the days of unrest and protest that followed the shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer. He brought back quotes from residents and protesters. “I can’t sleep at night,” a woman standing just a few feet away from where [...]
The man who teamed with Michael Douglas to launch Columbia-based production outfit Stonebridge Entertainment died today of cancer in L.A. Peter McAlevey was 58. The Suffern, NY, native was working as a Newsweek entertainment writer when Jeffrey Katzenberg recruited him to the new Disney team. Show More Summary
Newsweek is reporting that five immigrants out of 40 who were arrested in Albania on Thursday have shown signs of symptoms of Ebola, according to the Macedonian newspaper Vecer. Albanian police believe the five immigrants arrived from Eritrea by illegally emigrating to Europe through Greece. Show More Summary
Following instances of plagiarism at BuzzFeed and The New York Times in recent weeks, PBS MediaShift executive editor Mark Glaser pulled together POLITICO’s Dylan Byers, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, Newsweek’s Alex Leo and Poynter’s...Show More Summary
This Dan’s Papers police blotter item was all over social media yesterday, and followed up today with another fake piece about the “chaos” caused by this “crime.” Newsweek’s Zach Schonfeld points out: There is no such “reality TV star” named Sergio Eisalat. The blurb bears no mention of the TV show he stars in, a … Read More
The Islamic terrorist group known as the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) is making itself more visible in the West now. Newsweek is reporting Pro-ISIS demonstrators calling for “death to Jews” in the Netherlands. German news outlets reported ISIS supporters in Saarbrucken hung the ISIS flag from a balcony of a private home for several weeks. Show More Summary
It’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw but didn’t have time to actually read. This week we bring you Newsweek’s recent double issue and its cover story “Hunting Humans:Show More Summary
The company's media unit also saw weaker results amid the closure of the Newsweek print business and sale of its digital business. read more
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