Views of the News: Obama on Syria, Rose interviews al-Assad, Kimmel's viral video hoax

Sep 10, 2013

Obama’s case for Syria

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CNN: "Obama: Delay Syria vote to pursue diplomacy"

Washington Post: "Full Transcript: President Obama's Sept. 10 speech on Syria"

Fox News: "Syria plan in limbo, Obama asks Congress to postpone strike vote"

Paul Farhi, Washington Post, “Six TV networks get interviews with Obama as he makes case for strike on Syria

Jared A. Favole and Krsitina Peterson, Wall Street Journal “Obama sees ‘potentially positive’ steps in Syria

WSJ Staff, Wall Street Journal: “Highlights: Obama’s Syria interviews on 6 networks

Who gets an interview?

Network reporters and anchors pose for a photo at the White House on Monday, September 9, 2013.
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Sara Morrison, The Wrap: “Univision, Al Jazeera anchors slam Obama after being left out of Media Blitz

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera: “It’s time for Obama to talk to Al Jazeera

Charlie Rose’s exclusive

CBS VIDEO: “Assad: U.S. does not have a “single shred of evidence” of chemical weapons attack

Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor, “Charlie Rose interview with Assad: Did he make a blunder

Facebook: Creating a virtual town hall

Lou Dubois, NBC News: “Virtual town hall: Who in America is talking about Syria?

Verifying social media video from Syria

Rem Rieder, USA Today, “Storyful verifies social media from Syria

Storyful, “Ongoing Syria Coverage

Jimmy Kimmel’s lesson to journalists

Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times: “Jimmy Kimmel reveals truth behind ‘twerking girl on fire’ video

Daniel Engber, Slate: “Worst twerk fail ever video hoax: Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed, and we should be mad.

Josh Wolk, Vulture: "Kimmel twerking prank shows inanity of tv news"

Competition in media criticism

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Eric Deggans, Poynter: “Sizing up Howard Kurtz’s new show against ‘Reliable Sources’"

Huffington Post: “Howard Kurtz’s ‘Media Buzz’ debuts on Fox News

Gail Shister, Media Bistro: “Howard Kurtz’s ‘MediaBuzz’ projects ‘authority, energy and pace’