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Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by mrsteabag on 7 October 2010 4:42pm
 
NO ONE on the network morning shows is a journalist, let alone an intelligent one--and George Stephanopolus (sp?) threw his career under the bus by going to "Good Morning America."
I third about Scott Simon. :) He's a fabulous interviewer. I get most of my news from http://commondreams.org and try to ignore everything else.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 7 October 2010 5:06pm
 
You mentioned this site before Fran and I really liked it and marked it as a favorite. I like the idea of how Craig Brown started Common Dreams also. I have to disagree with the morning news comment though, I thought Lester Holt of NBC did a brilliant job covering the earthquake in Haiti. I've looked for it on youtube and can't find it.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by TERRY S on 7 October 2010 6:39pm
 
Wrong, Loretta! I like him because he's a hell of a reporter! He just happens to sound and loook cute. And his name is BILL not PETER. I'm not sure why I got his name wrong. My mum is quite fond of this chap:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/2010/09/wild-weather.shtml

Look at the photo under "about this blog". Okay, I know he's a weatherman rather than a reporter, but it all revolves around news.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 7 October 2010 7:55pm
 
Oh dear, sorry Terry S, I wasn't being intentionally glib, but apologies for that.

I don't know much about his reporting apart from the clip you posted and he covered the LA earthquake very well.

I didn't mean to upset you, sorry again if I did. BTW you did call him Bill Neely in your post, I got his name wrong
:(
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by johnnythemonkey on 8 October 2010 12:59am
 
Loretto, I wasn't trying to champion Jeremy Bowen, I'm not a 'fan' type of person but he immediately came to mind in answer to your thread.
The unfair and undue criticism he was subject to last year and to which the BBC lamely went along with to a degree, emanated from certain groups in the USA.
He has reported from the Middle East for some time now and the sensitivities of the parties there ( and their supporters elsewhere ) inevitably brings accusations of bias.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 8 October 2010 12:39pm
 
OK John, I did read about those US groups but not enough to even pretend I know about Bowen's situation, I'll have to read more. I find it interesting that a group in the US has the power or punch to cause the BBC to correct?, is that the right word, one of its own journalists.

Add on:
This US group, CAMERA, is a 28 year old pressure group that wants the Middle East to be treated fairly in media reports,

http://www.camera.org/

They also have expanded to UK,

"The British Project, to deal with major media in Britain, such as the Guardian, the Independent, and the BBC, which have global reach and all too often have problematic Middle East coverage."

I know one person who would not support CAMERA, Start Loving, remember him?

 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 8 October 2010 5:25pm
 
OMG This is funny,

http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/70-of-worlds-population-could-use-allstar-benefit
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by TERRY S on 8 October 2010 10:41pm
 
Loretto: you didn't upset me. I know you were teasing. Here's some info on Bill(no photo - sadly):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Neely

And some info on my mum's weather friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hudson
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 9 October 2010 1:44pm
 
I am glad I didn't cause upset. I know that humor is a difficult thing to get when a person's face and voice intonation is absent, so I was worried that my humor was coming across as being glib. I do like the journalist, and I wonder where he is now? Thanks Terry.
 
Re: Who is your favorite journalist and why do you like her/him? by Loretto on 9 October 2010 1:45pm
 
WOW! He won a BAFTA! Nice work Bill.
 
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