“People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
The Atlantic's Barton Gellman reports on Bill Gates, an Arizona election official, and the threats he's faced due to lies from election deniers since serving as Board of Supervisors Chair for Maricopa County.
The Atlantic's Barton Gellman predicts Republicans will impeach President Biden if the party takes control of the House, and they may not stop there. Gellman joins Morning Joe to discuss.
“In some ways we are living in a golden age of transparency,” said Barton Gellman. “There’s lots of more data available.”
June 10, 2013: Politico: Edward Snowden's cautious approach to Post reporter Barton Gellman
Edward Snowden used the code name "Verax," truth-teller in Latin, as he made his cautious approach to Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman about disclosing some dramatic state secrets on intelligence gathering.
When Snowden was asked about national security concerns, he responded:
We managed to survive greater threats in our history ... than a few disorganized terrorist groups and rogue states without resorting to these sorts of programs,” he wrote. “It is not that I do not value intelligence, but that I oppose ... omniscient, automatic, mass surveillance .... That seems to me a greater threat to the institutions of free society than missed intelligence reports, and unworthy of the costs.”
In May 2022, Politico journalists Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward published a draft copy of the Dobbs ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade.
"Baquet, speaking to his colleagues in a town hall meeting soon after the testimony concluded, acknowledged the Times had been caught ‘a little tiny bit flat-footed’ by the outcome of Mueller’s investigation," wrote Jeff Gerth, the investigative reporter who authored the lengthy CJR retrospective.
"That would prove to be more than an understatement," Gerth continued. "But neither Baquet nor his successor, nor any of the paper’s reporters, would offer anything like a postmortem of the paper’s Trump-Russia saga, unlike the examination the Times did of its coverage before the Iraq War."
Dec 27, 2022: Washington Post: Opinion: Newspapers are disappearing where democracy needs them most
Every couple of weeks you can read about another newspaper shutting its doors, or moving from daily to weekly, or hollowing out its newsroom until it’s little more than a skeleton staff bulked up with j-school students. Study the maps made by Penny Abernathy, visiting professor at Northwestern University and an expert on dwindling sources of news, and you can see the dead zones — the 200 or so counties with no local paper. About 1,600 other counties have only one.
ABC News president Kim Godwin previously wrote in a memo to staff that the "This Week" executive producer had "passed away suddenly of a heart attack," leaving behind his wife and two young children.
However, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday that Tejera actually "choked on food due to being intoxicated" according to the New York City's Office of Chief Medical Examiner. "The official cause of death was given as: ‘Asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication,’" the Daily Mail wrote. --Joseph A. Wulfsohn; Fox News: ABC producer who died reportedly choked on food while drunk after network said he suffered heart attack 2.8.23
It was then that Goldberg’s equally outspoken co-host, Sunny Hostin, 54, reminded her that being an “old broad” is far better than the alternative.
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and host of the NewsBusters Podcast. His career at the MRC began in February 1989 as associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly newsletter of the MRC before the Internet era. Graham is a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin and graduated from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota.
Merchants of Doubt, a documentary by Robert Kenner, takes up where the 2006 global warming tutorial An Inconvenient Truth left off, probing the dubious annals of climate-change denial and the unholy alliance between corporations, partisan politics, pseudo-science and marketing that has given it traction despite clear scientific evidence and consensus. --Tim Graham; WashPost Film Critic Applauds Film Charging Climate Deniers Just Like Tobacco Lobbyists 3.13.15
--Kelly Grant; Kelly Grant Show 8.31.23
“I left because I didn’t like the direction Rare was headed or the disrespectful way staff was treated,” said Anneke Green, Rare‘s former opinion editor who quit in August. “We have enough conservative outlets — we don’t need to support a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And at the end of the day, instead of appealing to actual conservatives, it seemed the Cox people were more interested in Rare redefining conservatism to what they want it to be than reporting on what it is.
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Jan 17, 2023: Emanuella Grinberg: Poynter: When a journalist’s actions become the focus of a murder trial
April 17, 2023: NBC News: Fired Fox News producer says she found more evidence relevant to Dominion case
Grossberg, in the new affidavit, said a forensic expert recently pulled two recordings off the broken phone that she recorded using an app called Otter, which simultaneously records and creates text transcriptions of audio files. The recordings, which she details in the affidavit and audio of which was shared with NBC News, are of phone interviews she participated in with Bartiromo: one with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and another with two sources who claimed to know about Dominion voter fraud.
“Abby Grossberg stands ready to do her part to ensure that justice is done; that those who are licensed and obligated to tell the truth, and guide others to the truth, do just that. As soon as possible and practicable, Ms. Grossberg will continue to set the record straight by telling all she knows to those who need to know,” Filippatos said in a statement. 4.17.23
This news may not come as a shock to many of us who already view Carlson and his GOP crew of cronies as a bit of a troop of garbage people. However, Abby Grossberg, a former producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight who joined the show in September 2022, claims discrimination against women and people of the Jewish faith in a lawsuit against Carlson, Fox News, and a handful of other producers and executives who are connected to the show, according to reporting by The Independent.
👉Dr Senjay Gupta (CNN) on Gen Z: "In her book, Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, makes the case that Gen Z (or iGen, as she calls them) is growing up in a way that is fundamentally different from previous generations. She told me that some of the biggest behavioral changes ever recorded in human history coincided with the release of the smartphone. Twelfth-graders now are more like eighth-graders from previous generations, waiting longer to take part in activities associated with independence and adulthood, according to Twenge. They are less likely to go out with friends, drive, go to prom or drink alcohol than Gen X 12th-graders were. They are more likely to lie on their beds and scroll through endless social media feeds. They may be physically safer, but the long-term effect on their mental and brain health is a big question mark.
Twenge told me that she “saw just a very, very sudden change, especially in mental health but also in optimism and expectations … between millennials and iGen or Gen Z."
Gregory John Gutfeld (born September 12, 1964) is an American television host, libertarian political commentator, comedian, and author. He is the host of the late-night comedy talk show Gutfeld!, and hosted a Saturday night edition of Gutfeld! called The Greg Gutfeld Show from May 2015 until March 2021, when it was announced the show would transition to weeknights.
Gutfeld is also one of five co-hosts and panelists on the political talk show The Five. Both of his shows air on the Fox News Channel. From 2007 to 2015, Gutfeld hosted the 3AM series Red Eye, a late-night talk show that also aired on the Fox News Channel.
Publicly, Fox viewers heard very different views, such as a 2017 exchange with colleague Greg Gutfeld in which Carlson agreed that Trump was “the greatest president that ever will be.” On his show in 2019, Carlson said Trump had fought as hard as he could to make sure everyone in America was treated equally under the law.
Fox News star Greg Gutfeld, whose latest book debuted on Tuesday, is currently under fire over his recent observation that Jewish people “had to be useful” in order to survive concentration camps, prompting the Auschwitz Museum to rebuke his comments as an “oversimplification” of the Holocaust.
Fox News staffers and insiders also told The Daily Beast that it was a “disgusting thing” for the network’s resident “comedian” to say, adding that “at any other place, his career would be over.”
In 2021, Fox News bumped an 11 PM ET newscast to midnight to make way for a nightly series featuring commentator and comedian Greg Gutfeld, a move that turned out to be a ratings success.
Anders is Stephen Gyllenhaal's brother and a famous author with many publications and books to his name. He spent most of his career as an executive editor of The Miami Herald. During his time at The Miami Herald, he was an astute investigative reporter and made a name for himself despite his noble background. He also served as the editorial vice president for the McClatchy Company and headed a leadership development team of more than 2,000 journalists. Anders is very successful and wealthy with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
“The editors of McClatchy newspapers have agreed not to publish photography issued by the White House,” McClatchy Vice President for News/Washington Editor Anders Gyllenhaal told staffers in an email Tuesday night. The policy is not “a significant departure from current practices,” he says.