Ongoing Coverage:
Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
8:52 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Views of the News: Obama Video; Stupid Debates; Poll Attack; Shep's Sorry; Bad Science; Obese Anchor

Obama Video: So What?

Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese, TheDaily Caller: "Exclusive: In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds 'don't care' about New Orleans"

Fox News: "Video surfaces of Obama in 2007 suggesting racism slowed aid to post-Katrina New Orleans"

CBS News: "Romney will offer specifics in debate, campaign says" (includes reaction to video)

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Conservative Outlets Push Old Video of Barack Obama Talking About the Poor"

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: "The Daily Caller Video, President Obama and the Race-Obsessed Right"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "The Drudge hype falls flat"

Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post: "Obama's rant is news, but not a vote-changer"

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Romney's '47%' Comments Criticized, But Many Also Say Overcovered"

Stupid/Critical Debate

Jack Shafer, Reuters: "Why we can't stop watching the stupid presidential debates"

Michael Calderone, The Huffington Post: "For 2012 Presidential Debates, Campaigns Speed Up The Spin"

David Talbot, MIT Technology Review: "The Real Debate Will Take Place on Facebook and Twitter"

Reynolds Journalism Institute: "RJI Fellow and presidential debates expert believes election may hinge on 2012 debates"

Derrick Harris, GigaOm: "Why the trick to analyzing Twitter data is more data"

Jeremy Peters, The New York Times: "Playing Roles of Referee and, Increasingly, Target During Debates"

Neal Gabler, McClatchy Newspapers: "Romney's media rebound on way"

Attacking the Polls

David Folkenflik, NPR: "Conservatives Charge Media Polls Favor Obama"

Dean Chambers, Examiner.com: "Busted: The pollsters are skewing less"

Nate Silver, NYT Fivethirtyeight blog: "Poll Averages Have No History of Consistent Partisan Bias"

Shepard Smith's Apology

Andrew Kirell, Mediaite: "Carjacker Shoots Self On Live Television At End of High-Speed Chase"

David Shuster, The Huffington Post: "The 'Live TV' Suicide: Forgive Shep Smith, But Boycott Buzzfeed"

Al Tompkins, Poynter: "Will TV's long love affair with car chases come to a screeching halt as Fox broadcasts suicide live?"

'Bad' Science Reporting

Curtis Brainard, Columbia Journalism Review: "Shoddy TV science coverage"

'Obese' Anchor Responds

WKBT-TV, Lacrosse, WI: "Jennifer Livingston responds to viewer letter about her weight"

The Onion Ain't Real!

The Onion: "Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama"

Ina Fried, All Things D: "Iran News Agency Apologizes for Taking The Onion Seriously"

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