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The Peabody Awards - 2013 Peabody Award Winners »

Notice no wingnut or 1% stroking content a la Fox, Daily Caller, Pajamas Media, National Review et al, or anything sadly from WHAT USED to be intelligent content from, Discovery Channel, TLC, A & E, History Channel? Must be some sort of liberal and cultural elitist bias!

Yeah. That must be it…right?

“I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that CNN’s reporters actually asked marketing experts whether a reviled hate group can rebrand — you know, way to legitimize the group’s existence in the first place, guys! Why not just ask, is there a way to make anti-Semitism more palatable? Is there an upside to White power? Should we bring back town square lynchings? I mean, for crissakes. That’s what you idiots are really asking. There are not two sides to racism and bigotry!”
Can CNN Be Saved? (via azspot)

If you prick a KKK member, does he not bleed? …

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Not often you get it to meet and sit with a legend. #media #washingtondc #journalism #pioneer #simeonbooker #ebony #jet #politics #civilrights (at Eastern Market)

May 4
In a nutshell

In a nutshell

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The First Annual FJP Absolutely Arbitrary Best of Everything List: 2013 Edition »


As 2013 comes to a close, we see best of lists everywhere and think we should create one of our own. As de facto head of this operation I put forth The First Annual FJP Absolutely Arbitrary Best of Everything List: 2013 Edition.

So while arbitrary, these are things we bandied about during the…

Megyn Kelly isn’t the only thing as white and smart as a bucket of spackle…

CNN and Zucker loosing it. Christine Aramapour, too.



These Journalists Spent Two Years and $750,000 Covering One Story

In recent weeks, ProPublica has published a major—and scathing—investigative series on the dangers of Tylenol’s main active ingredient, acetaminophen. Two years in the making, this series shows yet again the essential role of investigative journalism in providing public information that can literally save lives. 

On the chance that the impact of the revelations has already been overtaken by other news, here again is the gist of the stories. Tylenol’s marketing has long emphasized its safety. Among the more memorable of its advertisements was that Tylenol was the pain reliever “hospitals use most” and packages asserted that the pills provided “safe, fast pain relief.” It turns out that these claims were dangerously misleading, and were known to be so by both the pharmaceutical manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To expand the reach of its findings to millions of radio listeners, ProPublica, brought in public radio’s This American Life as a collaborator which incisively summarized ProPublica’s evidence of the dangers of acetaminophen. “During the last decade,” the first ProPublica piece begins, “more than 1,500 Americans died after taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety.” Moreover, the series and broadcast showed that the FDA has known for decades about the scale of the problem, but has failed to fully implement a succession of recommendations and warnings.

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