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Sy Hersh On His "Counter-Narrative"

Friday, May 15, 2015

This week journalist Seymour Hersh published an account of the killing of Osama bin Laden that directly contradicts the White House narrative. 

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Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seymour Hersh on his claim the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia: finally Ebola-free. 

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Nagging Questions About the Bin Laden Raid

Friday, May 15, 2015

While other journalists rushed to debunk Sy Hersh's latest story, Carlotta Gall of the New York Times says there's a lot to follow up on - and at least one detail rings true. 

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About That Texas Takeover...

Friday, May 08, 2015

The latest conspiracy theory that an upcoming military exercise in Texas is cover for a military takeover is now part of political debate. How should journalists cover crazy? 

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A Legal Blow To The NSA

Friday, May 08, 2015

With the PATRIOT Act up for renewal in Congress, a federal appeals court ruled this week that the NSA's phone metadata program is illegal. We hear what it means for the law.

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Rolling Stone's Fallout at UVA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, tallies the damage done by the Rolling Stone story, "A Rape on Campus."

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The Surveillance Stream

Friday, March 20, 2015

You've probably heard of the NSA's "Prism" program, which collects metadata. Wikimedia and other groups are now suing over a different surveillance apparatus called "upstream."

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Stephen Kim's Leak

Friday, March 20, 2015

Stephen Kim is in prison for speaking about a classified document with a reporter, but according to journalist Peter Maass the government threw the book at the wrong leaker. 

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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Cashing in on Ferguson, That Letter to Iran, and Nihilism's Allure

Friday, March 13, 2015

Has constant media presence turned the town of Ferguson into a symbol and a brand? Also, Brooke charts the history of nihilism.

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Cashing In On Ferguson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson has become a buzzword, a symbol, and a business—all while ignoring the struggles of daily life for protesters on the ground. 

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Hillary's Emails

Friday, March 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton used her private email address for all correspondence while at the State Department. Now, the media can't agree on what law she broke—or didn't. 

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Homegrown Terror

Friday, February 20, 2015

A new Southern Poverty Law Center study aims to get homegrown terrorism, and especially the threat of so-called lone wolf American terrorists, back on the agenda. 

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Whistleblowers, the Legacy of Lynching, and Vintage Jon Stewart

Friday, February 13, 2015

An exploration of the term “whistleblower”, from its origins as a sports reference to its current status as a moral mantle. Also, a farewell to venerable media satirist Jon Stewart. 

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On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

As the measles continue to spread across the country, the anti-vaccination movement swells to mount its steed, and Bob relates the debate not at hand.

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The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

Friday, January 30, 2015

There’s a myth in America that firearms are used defensively 2.5 million times a year. That's not true.

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Don't Say His Name

Friday, January 30, 2015

As jury selection in the trial of the Aurora shooter proceeds, families of the victims implore the media to refrain from using the gunman's name. 

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Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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Debunking Conventional Wisdom

Friday, January 23, 2015

Republicans took the reins of Congress, prompting an outpouring of conventional wisdom that the GOP now actually has to legislate to win in 2016. It sounds right—but is it true? 

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Special: The UVA Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone retracted an explosive piece about a ritualistic gang rape at a frat house, as told by a single source. Here are the discrepancies we know about so far.
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