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On the road to Cartagena

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I am off to Cartagena, Colombia, for an assembly of the InterAmerican Press Association (IAPA), a free press organization for the Americas. I will keep you posted. B3

On the road to Cartagena

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I am off to Cartagena, Colombia, for an assembly of the InterAmerican Press Association (IAPA), a free press organization for the Americas. I will keep you posted. B3

Why people get mad at the media (part l2) The New York Times answers questions about its slow coverage of the Walter Reed scandal but stonewalls on its censorship of Project Censored

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Byron Calame, the public editor of the New York Times, spent an entire column in the Sunday New York Times (March ll) answering an important question:

"Why," Calame asked in his lead, "were readers of the New York Times left without a word of news coverage of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal for six days after it had been exposed by the Washington Post?
That was the question posed to me in the wake of the Post's Feb. Read more »

Bruce Blog -- Josh

Josh Wolf vs. Howard Kurtz, the Washington Post and the inside-the-beltway gang.
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Josh Wolf vs. Howard Kurtz, the Washington Post, and the inside-the-beltway gang

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Marvelous. Simply marvelous. While ten of the l9 witnesses testifying in the Libby trial were singing journalists, and three of them were central to securing Libby's conviction, Howard Kurtz, the media critic of the Washington Post and the voice of the inside-the-beltway media establishment, did not raise any of the obvious issues and questions in this unprecedented mass outing of sources by journalists in federal court in Washington, D.C. Read more »

New Times/Village Voice Media: the problem with a "SunBelt-baked chain" in San Francisco and the East Bay

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I have often referred to the New Times/Village Voice Media chain as Desert Libertarianism-on-the-rocks, with large stalks of neocon politics. Read more »

Why people get mad at the media (part ll) Why won't the New York Times/Santa Rosa Press Democrat run the Project Censored stories when it continues to use anonymous sources to push the Bush line that Iran is providing "lethal support:" to Iraq Shiites?

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

As attentive Bruce blog readers recall, I raised the issue in previous blogs why the New York Times and its sister paper in Santa Rosa (the Press Democrat) has for 30 years refused to run the local Project Censored story from the local Sonoma State University.

I pointed out that the issue was particularly timely because on Sept. Read more »

The Guardian Iraq War casualty report (2/14/07): More names of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq confirmed by the Department of Defense.

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Casualties in Iraq

U.S. military:

U.S. military helicopters are being targeted by insurgents, according to the New York Times.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/world/middleeast/12copters.html

The U.S. Read more »

The Guardian cost of Iraq war report (2/14/07): Bush asks congress to approve $622 billion for 2008. So far, $366 billion for the U.S., $46 billion for California and $1 billion for San Francisco.

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Compiled by Paula Connelly

Bush asked congress to approve $622 billion for defense spending, most for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a $2.9 trillion budget request for 2008, according to Reuters.
Source: Read more »