April 15, 2005

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Tom "The Hammer" Delay is establishing his own media war-room and more!

Talk to the Hand

If politicians learned anything from Watergate, it’s that the best way to manage a scandal is to be forthcoming, and that the coverup is often worse than the crime. But in today’s polarized Washington, crisis management is changing. Witness the case of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is waging ...

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No Faith in Facts

Especially present in the self-flagellation performed by many journalists after November’s election is the refrain that the media just don’t get religion. Thus, they missed the story of the moral voters. They failed to understand the outpouring of support for Terri Schiavo’s parents, and the popularity of Mel Gibson’s all-Aramaic ...

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Who are the People in your Neighborhood?

Like any agency whose board is appointed by the President, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is vulnerable to accusations of political bias. Lately, such accusations have surfaced over staff shake-ups, the appointment of new ombudsmen, and a push to enforce CPB’s "objectivity and balance" mandate. Jeff Chester, executive director of ...

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Generation Gore

Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt have officially announced the summer launch of their new cable and satellite network. The creators of “current.tv” envision it as a news and information outlet specifically for young people and by young people. Programming chief David Neuman explains to Brooke how the ...

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$10 Million To Zero In Under 60 Seconds

Last week, General Motors yanked all of its ads from the Los Angeles Times, the largest paper in the country’s largest car market. GM cited “factual errors and misrepresentations” in the paper’s coverage, and didn’t cite specifics. But it the move coincided with a scathing review of a new Pontiac ...

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A Perfect Vehicle for Criticism

A GM official has acknowledged that a recent review by LA Times auto columnist Dan Neil contributed to the company’s decision to pull its ads from the paper. Brooke spoke to Neil last year after he became the first car critic to take home the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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Letters

Listeners weigh in on Brooke’s interview last week with John Stossel.

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Jacko Too Icko

Michael Jackson’s trial was expected to be the white-hot celebrity trial of the season. The media are camped out by the courthouse and ready to go, but curiously enough, the public does not seem to be biting. LA Times reporter Robin Abcarian tells Brooke that the case has yielded such ...

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