4-22-12, Julie Haner on the ten o'clock news in a story about a failed hovercraft referring to the "sound of speed"...
Favorite Moments in Media 3-15-11 by C. Denney
our comfort: ABC News
with a geiger counter
measuring the radioactivity
of bananas and granite
"We're at a poisonous level of lack of disinformation." - Nina Totenburg, KQED "World" Program.
Message #: 5607-8972440
Date Created: 5/23/2009 11:35 AM EDT
Subject: the use of the phrase "clean coal" on NPR's National Public Radio
I was disturbed to hear the announcer for top of the news at the hour use the phrase "clean coal" as though it were not a highly prejudicial, controversial, and deceptive phrase. Please simply use "coal" to describe coal. Even coal's proponents admit that "clean coal" is a long way off.
Thank you, Carol Denney
Monday, December 15th, 2008
"He seems to have developed a deep dislike of the American presence here...no one knows quite why he did it..."
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on National Public Radio, commenting on the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush.
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
"I don't think a 5% unemployment rate is unhealthy at all."
Unchallenged remark by Art Hogan of Jeffries Investment Bank in Boston, interviewed by an utterly complacent Scott Simon of Saturday's Weekend Edition program on National Public Radio.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
Heather Donnell on Channel 4, trying to do a story on the Donner Lake fire, explains her news sources by saying, "I've been combing the internet..."
July 7, 2005
The news this morning briefly mentioned that there were bombings in London, and moved swiftly to how this might affect Bay Area commuters. The coverage ended with an instrumental version of “We Are the Champions.”...Both President Bush and Prime Minister Blair were quoted as condemning violence, contrasting the London bombings with the work of the G8 participants in Scotland, which was described as feeding the hungry.
Saturday, March 22, 2003......NPR reporter Anne Garrels bewilderment over an Iraqi spokesperson’s refusal to answer a question as to the specific whereabouts of Saddam Hussein, expressing her thought that it was a reasonable inquiry although the Pentagon has admitted the initial strikes were an attempt to kill him.
Saturday, March 22, 2003 NPR commentator dismissing a caller’s description of NPR’s coverage as a “whitewash” by observing that a majority of the American public (fed by NPR and conventional American press) supports the war.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2004, Channel 2 TV news broadcast about the stress the attack on Iraq might cause the American public. and how to cope.
3-27-03 National Public Radio's Terry Gross to John Burris during
the bombing of Baghdad :
"How close have you been to the bombing today?"
10-29-03 ABC Channel 7's Peter Jennings to a Los Angeles reporter, Mr.Shaberger,
as major parts of southern California are consumed by the largest firestorm in its history:
"I get the heat, I get the smoke - what else is there?"