February 14, 2002 |
A Mormon official called media coverage of the church biased and sloppy in an open letter sent yesterday to reporters covering the 2002 Winter Games. While most news reports from Salt Lake City have been fair, the letter said, others are "full of arrant nonsense and prejudice" and prove that Mormons are still as persecuted as they were when they fled to Utah in 1847. Also, the church criticized a Denver Post column mocking Mormonism and the Olympics. The piece was pulled from the paper's Web site and an apologetic column was planned for today.
July 15, 2012 |
She's one of the transgender community's most passionate advocates. Yet New Hope plastic surgeon Christine McGinn has an equally intense suspicion of the news media even as she relies on them to get her message heard. "There is so much ignorance out there about transgendered people," says McGinn, one of half a dozen transgender men and women profiled in Trans, a documentary screening Sunday as part of Philadelphia QFest and one of an unusually large crop of transgender films at the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival.
June 11, 2016 |
Some Bernie Sanders supporters are planning to camp out in South Jersey while protesting at the Democratic National Convention here next month. Laurie Cestnick, who has been organizing Sanders supporters through an Occupy DNC Convention July 2016 Facebook page, said protesters were "starting to book up all the campsites" as other lodging options fill up. Cestnick, who volunteered on phone banks for Sanders and lives outside Boston, said she...
April 29, 2016 |
Amal's critique of me, you Celebs tend to stick together. But not when it comes to GOP presidential contender Donald Trump . Amal Clooney , for one, doesn't back him. The British human rights lawyer tells the BBC she's very critical of all the candidates, "perhaps more than in many other elections. " She's critical of the level of discourse, the issues, and the media coverage. "I mean, when you listen to what [Trump] . . . has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans, and saying there has to be a complete shutdown on all Muslims coming in," she said.
August 18, 2016 |
Even as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has granted interviews to major media outlets in connection with his organization's release of Hillary Clinton's emails, his fugitive status has been virtually ignored. He fled Sweden for England before authorities could interview him (Swedish law does not allow charges to be filed without such an interview). He fought extradition in England's court system, and, when he lost, he ran to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
February 1, 2008
BERNARD Hopkins should have his license pulled for saying "I would never let a white boy beat me. " He thinks his excuse that he's just trying to sell tickets means something. So what if his company CEO, trainer and best friend are white? Where are the good reverends after this blatant show of racism? Why aren't they picketing and calling for his job? Why wasn't there extensive, over-the-top media coverage? I'm not a boxing fan, but why should one side be punished for this kind of talk and not the other?
March 8, 2002
MICHELLE MALKIN, in her March 4 column, counts the stories about Danny Pearl's tragic death to make a bogus argument about media hostility toward religion. Three thousand people die in the World Trade Center, the most closely covered story in decades. Millions in Africa die anonymously of AIDS every year. Is it because the African AIDS victims were devout and the Sept. 11 victims were heathens? Malkin's methods show far more obvious biases against foreigners, non-whites and the poor.
April 13, 2005 |
Pretrial publicity will prevent Patrick Alexi McCarthy, a suspect in a killing at a King of Prussia motel last fall, from getting a fair trial, his lawyer said yesterday. Extensive media coverage of Anna Nicole Fowler's death dictates that McCarthy, 22, of Norristown, should be tried outside Montgomery County or that a jury be brought in from another area, said McCarthy's lawyer, Frank Genovese. The body of the 19-year-old woman was found in a Motel 6 on Oct. 6, 2004. McCarthy was charged on Oct. 20 with raping and killing Fowler before taking her ATM card, credit cards and car. Video surveillance from three cash machines showed McCarthy trying to withdraw money from or walking near the machines, police said.
May 23, 2016 |
Launched in February 1996, Democracy Now! was born of a unique idea: an hour-long daily syndicated public radio news show focused entirely on the presidential election. Hosted by veteran journalist Amy Goodman, the show aired on five stations and was supposed to go dark after Election Day. Twenty years have passed and Democracy Now! still airs every day. Of course, it's grown a bit: Today, it's carried by 1,400 radio and TV stations around the world and is available online at www.democracynow.org . (Locally, it's available on several stations and is also carried by DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon Fios, and Comcast.)
September 29, 2000 |
Australia got lucky. Cathy Freeman got lucky, too. That's the message from here-you-see-her-now-you-don't French track star Marie-Jose Perec, who resurfaced in France long enough to contend she would have stolen Freeman's thunder had she not fled Australia a few days before the 400-meter race. "I think I would have run less than 49 seconds," she said. Freeman, of Aboriginal descent, won, unchallenged down the stretch, in 49.11. "I have never been afraid of Freeman, and I'm still not afraid of Freeman," Perec told the French sports newspaper, L'Equipe.