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Journalist Wants To Slap Some Sense Into Reporters Covering Donald Trump

Trump and the pressIt’s normal for Bob Garfield to critique the press — he does it every week as co-host of public radio program “On the Media.”

But now, he’s upping the ante exponentially, delivering strong rebukes to reporters over the airwaves and in a column for losing sight of Donald Trump’s intrinsic flaws as the presumptive Republican nominee. You know — that pattern of xenophobia, racism and misogyny that should have put Trump’s candidacy on life support months ago, according to Garfield.

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Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer dies at 84Morley Safer, a legendary television correspondent who retired from CBS News last week, has died at the age of 84, the network announced Thursday.

The CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” which was his TV home since 1970, honored him with a special broadcast this past Sunday, which he watched from his home, according to CBS. He worked at CBS News for more than 50 years.

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Why I quit my job as a reporter today

Steve Majerus CollinsChristmas Eve, 2015

Twenty five years ago, as a young reporter, I sat in an Upstate New York courtroom where a judge ordered me to hand over a leaked hospital lab slip that showed a state trooper had been drunk during a late-night crash. When I refused, I thought I would wind up behind bars, the culmination of a months-long drama that forced me to confront both the best and worst parts of my chosen profession. In the end, fortunately, I dodged jail time without giving in.

Now, no longer young, I once again face a moment that calls for me to put my own needs aside and to stand once more for principle.

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Another chilling year of killings and attacks on journalists

Killing of jouirnalistsFifty-five journalists have been killed across the world so far this year. In purely statistical terms, it signifies an improvement. It is six fewer than were killed last year and 17 fewer than in 2013.

Yet it is further evidence of the incredibly hostile condtions under which many journalists work, conditions that have seen a total of 597 killed over the past decade because of their journalistic activities.

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NYT and WP Journalists Failed to Disclose Sources’ Funding From Monsanto

Monsanto connection hidden by major newspapersFollowing a Columbia Journalism Review article on whether science journalists should accept money from corporate interests, and whether there is adequate disclosure of sources’ corporate ties and conflicts of interest, U.S. Right to Know reviewed recent articles to assess how often journalists and columnists quote academic sources without stating that they are funded by the agrichemical giant Monsanto, which produces pesticides and GMOs.

Our review found 27 articles quoting (or authored by) university professors after they received Monsanto funding, but without disclosing that funding.

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Anonymous says it took down 5,550 Islamic State Twitter accounts

AnonymousHacker group Anonymous said it has taken down 5,500 Twitter accounts linked to the Islamic State days after declaring war on the militant group.

The loose collective of hackers said "OpParis," or Operation Paris, the team that launched the digital assault on the IS, is collecting the details from the accounts, verifying them through a "trusted individual" and will be turning over the information to authorities.

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Exposed: China’s covert global radio network

CRIIn August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that serves the most powerful city in America had a distinctive take on the news.

Located outside Washington, D.C., WCRW radio made no mention of China’s provocative island project. Instead, an analyst explained that tensions in the region were due to unnamed “external forces” trying “to insert themselves into this part of the world using false claims.”

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