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Archive for August 17th, 2012

How Drudge Report’s Lewinsky Scoop Changed Journalism

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 17th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

How Drudge Report’s Lewinsky Scoop Changed Journalism
At the last minute, at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, NEWSWEEK magazine killed a story that was destined to shake official Washington to its foundation A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United StatesThese words, posted early Sunday morning, Jan. 18, on the personal Web site of a man named Matt Drudge, began the lurid multimedia frenzy engulfing the United States today.

Muslim Brotherhood Clamps Down on Dissent
Walter Russell Mead, TAI
While Egypt's new president Mohamed Morsi may be willing to strike at Islamist radicals in the Sinai Peninsula, his Muslim Brotherhood comrades aren’t exactly behaving as moderates. New reports suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood may be initiating a campaign of media censorship of unfavorable reports on the government’s abuse of civil liberties. Ahram Online has the story:Egyptian writer and novelist Youseef El-Qaeed told Ahram Online that state-owned newspaper Al-Akhbar refused to publish Sunday his latest article in which he criticises the Muslim Brotherhood. The…

More Presidential Diversity Than You Think
Carl M. Cannon, RCP
When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his as running mate a week ago, many people — including those who admire the Wisconsin congressman — believed that Republicans had squandered their historic moment. Once again, the face the Grand Old Party is presenting to the electorate is white and male.Since its 1850s founding on an anti-slavery platform, the "party of Lincoln" has never fielded a person with black skin — or brown — as a presidential or vice presidential standard-bearer. Exactly one woman, Sarah Palin, has been nominated for national office by the GOP. No Jew or…