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October 31, 2001 | By WILLIAM J. LYNOTT
YOU DON'T have to try hard to imagine Osama bin Laden sitting in his cave rubbing his hands with glee as he watches satellite transmissions of U.S. news broadcasts. The airways are saturated with sober pronouncements of an America "paralyzed by fear," and quotes from officials such as the one from our postmaster general - entirely out of context - saying, "I cannot guarantee the safety of the U.S. mail. " Considering the fact that striking terror into our hearts is the ultimate objective of bin Laden and his gang of thugs, he could hardly be more pleased with the media's version of the state of things in America.
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April 13, 1986 | By Alison Carper, Special to The Inquirer
The days of drinking coffee and talking off-the-record with reporters are long gone, former Philadelphia Mayor Frank L. Rizzo said yesterday. They've been replaced, he said, with "adversarial" news media that choose targets and try to "bury" them. Rizzo, a speaker at a University of Delaware public forum on the media, said the relationship between the news media and politicians changed during his two terms as mayor, from 1972 to 1980. In those years, he said, he became the media's primary target.
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February 25, 1988 | By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer
At one side of the stage sat Julian Bond poised in gray suit and pink tie to strike out at those who might accuse him of "media bashing. " At the other side was a huddle of journalists from the local media, one of whom implied that Bond was deflecting his own recent fall from grace by attacking the media. Thus the stage was set for battle yesterday at Burlington County College in Pemberton as the former Georgia legislator and civil rights activist lashed out at the media in a panel discussion called "Trial by Headline.
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January 30, 1986 | BY WILLIAM A. RUSHER
Rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, the members of the press are just as human as the rest of us, and the poll recently conducted by Gallup for the Times-Mirror Co. is sure to enhance their own already inflated opinion of themselves and make them even more insufferable than many of them already are. Times-Mirror paid Gallup a quarter-million dollars for the survey, and from the media's standpoint it certainly got its money's worth....
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July 22, 1999 | By Chris Satullo, Deputy Editorial Page Editor
Can this marriage be saved? Can the news media and the communities they claim to serve ever kiss and make up? Last week on the surreally green and neat campus of Miami University in Ohio, I was part of an intrepid group that tried to craft a kind of marriage counseling tool for communities and the news media. We were assembled by the Kettering Foundation of Dayton, Ohio, a leader of the civic dialogue movement. Its work includes developing the National Issues Forum discussion guides on topics such as Social Security and school violence.
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October 1, 1990 | By Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
They sang, clapped, stomped their feet and prayed. Then about 400 people filled a West Philadelphia church with hope as some of the strongest black voices in Philadelphia seized the pulpit last night and loudly proclaimed their continued support for the city's first black mayor. One after another, eight ministers - all members of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity - praised the embattled Mayor Goode as "ours" and denounced his news media detractors as liars. "Brothers and sisters, we must remember that the media does not define nor uplift our leaders.
NEWS
September 21, 1992
During the Democratic Convention, I heard nothing but praise for Bill Clinton, and never a bad word about the Democrats. No matter what the GOP said, you bashed it. Hurray for Cal Thomas, who said it like it is (column Aug. 24), instead of what the rest of you want us to believe. What I don't get is how a paper like yours, which is supposed to report the news, can have biased columns on page 3, where it is supposed to be factual. Save the opinions for the editorial section.
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June 1, 1987 | By Carlin Romano, Inquirer Book Editor
As David Broder downs his food in the City Tavern's southwest dining room, he slowly ponders another query about politics, chewing and stalling at the same time. It's a weekday evening in the springtime of Gary Hart, but here amid the 18th-century ambiance, where delegates from the Constitutional Convention tussled over Madeira and roast of venison, the long view is naturally long in coming. You can't help suspecting that this dean of American political reporters, this chief campaign scout of the Washington Post for 20 years, is taking some pointers from history.
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August 11, 2009 | By Dan Rather
You don't have to care about media companies or reporters to care about the state of the news, because if it's in trouble - and it surely is - this country is in trouble. That's why I recently called on President Obama to form a commission to address the perilous state of America's news media. Some might scoff at the notion that a president and a country occupied by two wars and a recession should add the woes of the news media to a crowded plate. But the way the news is delivered, and the quality of the information the public gets about what's going on here and abroad, have and will continue to have a profound effect on these issues and the overall quality of government.
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February 24, 1991 | By Dick Polman, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is a war being waged by lawyers. The weapons are documents, and the stakes could be enormous. Conflicts between the news media and the military are being fought not merely in Saudi Arabia but also in a federal courtroom in New York. Nine American news outlets are suing the Pentagon over the rules it has imposed on journalists seeking to cover the Persian Gulf war - rules that should be thrown out, says the lawsuit, because they "deter independent inquiry by the press, and control and manipulate information.
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May 25, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
It took the click of a shutter for Mayor Kenney to turn sour. After a handful of reporters were invited to share a tour of Philadelphia's prisons Monday, Kenney quickly showed that he wasn't in the mood for guests. In the visitors lobby, he raised his hand to stop a photographer in mid-shot, then headed out of the room with a swift shake of his head. Twenty minutes, and a few more touchy interactions between the media and the mayor, later, everyone got the hint. "Does he want the media here?"
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February 4, 2016
By David Chavern If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor. All of them have made significant investments in newspapers despite the media pundits who have been predicting the death of the newspaper industry for years. Just a few weeks ago, Buffett acquired his 32nd paper, the Fredericksburg Free-Lance-Star, demonstrating that print journalism remains relevant even as our digital audience - on mobile, social media, virtual reality, and a variety of other platforms - continues to grow rapidly.
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August 28, 2014
ISSUE | FERGUSON One difference A few days after Michael Brown was killed, another young man, Dillon Taylor, was shot and killed by police, also under confusing circumstances. Taylor was shot coming out of a convenience store in Salt Lake City, where police were responding to reports of a gunman. Taylor did not respond to police commands, as he was wearing headphones, and did not hear the police until it was too late. Yet there was no media uproar - despite protests from Taylor's family.
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March 9, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quoting from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Bible, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco made a forceful defense Thursday of State Rep. Dwight Evans, a political ally and founder of a nonprofit that has been under scrutiny since a state investigation said it misspent or mismanaged portions of $12 million worth of state grants since 2006. Tasco particularly attacked the motives of The Inquirer, which has published a series of articles, including one Sunday, on Evans and the investigation into the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp.
NEWS
July 23, 2012
New president chosen in India NEW DELHI - Pranab Mukherjee, a former finance minister and troubleshooter for the ruling Congress Party, was elected president of India, officials and local media said Sunday, securing nearly twice as many votes as his rival in the electoral college as voting continued. Mukherjee, 76, defeated Purno A. Sangma, 64, a former speaker of the lower house of Parliament. A final tally in the 4,896-member electoral college of state and federal legislators is expected Monday.
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January 22, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives, and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he could carry on an affair with the woman he subsequently married after divorcing Marianne.
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January 21, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he could carry on an affair with the woman whom he subsequently divorced Marianne to marry.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
Did the National Weather Service and news media exaggerate the strength of Hurricane Irene?
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March 18, 2011
RE HOPE Moffett: You don't fire a person looking out for the betterment of her kids. You want this on your legacy? I think you're smarter than that. The kids shouldn't have left school to march to school HQ. MLK did things that authorities didn't want. But it was the right thing! Bob LaVelle, Philadelphia I'm losing count - what is the number of bonehead moves executed by Queen Arlene? As supporters slowly but surely turn their backs (and in the case of Jerry Mondesire offer the lawyers of the NAACP)
NEWS
February 15, 2011
No need to call him "Punxsutawney Tom. " Not yet, anyway. But some political insiders are wondering why Gov. Corbett is rarely seen in public. To be sure, Corbett has only been on the job since Jan. 18, but he hasn't had much of a public schedule since his swearing-in. He did show up at the Super Bowl with the owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he announced his nomination to succeed him as state attorney general. Aides say Corbett is busy trying to figure out how to plug a $4 billion deficit in the state budget without raising taxes.
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