Tuesday, January 11, 2005

  • CBS News Fires Four Over Bush National Guard Story

    60minutes

    CBS News fired four employees on Monday after an independent report found a "myopic zeal" led to a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story about President Bush’s military service that relied on allegedly forged documents. We speak with Steve Rendall of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. [includes rush transcript]

  • FAIR on Bush Admin Funding of Armstrong Williams: "The Government Is Running a Domestic Propaganda Operation Secretly Targeting The American People"

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    Conservative pundit Armstrong Williams admits to taking almost a quarter of a million dollars from the U.S. government to promote President Bush’s No Child Left Behind legislation and the GAO scolds the Bush administration for the second time for using prepackaged video news releases the media runs as news. [includes rush transcript]

  • CNN Fires Crossfire, Tucker Carlson Moves to MSNBC

    Tuckercarlson

    The new president of CNN, Jonathan Klein, announced last week the network has ended its relationship with conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and will soon cancel its long-running program, Crossfire. We hear an excerpt of Crossfire featuring Jon Stewart of the The Daily Show and speak with Steve Rendall of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. [includes rush transcript]

  • Four Remaining British Guantanamo Detainees To Be Freed

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    The British government has announced that the four remaining British citizens held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo will be released. The four Brits are: Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar. We speak with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. [includes rush transcript]

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