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By Jules Witcover | February 25, 2013
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how the politicians did what they did. Seldom did the two meet in public opinion forums Today, political operatives are regular commentators and analysts on radio, television and the Internet, and journalists of all political persuasions run for public office, sometimes getting elected.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
This segment of Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown" Monday got more media bounce than usual for the show thanks to MSNBC commentator Michael Steele sounding very serious about running for governor in Maryland. But to me, it was first and foremost the perfect tableau of the troubled channel as TV boneyard for unemployed politicos. This video featuring Steele and put-out-to-pasture Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs illustrates not only the reason MSNBC is dying in the ratings, but also the deeper disease of our democracy with cable channels handing over airtime to talking heads who are committed to ideology and partisan political gain, not information, analysis or civic enlightenment.
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NEWS
By From Sun news services | February 6, 2009
Waterboarding is torture, Panetta says WASHINGTON: Leon E. Panetta, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, testified yesterday that he believes the harsh interrogation technique known as waterboarding is torture, and he vowed to end an era in which the CIA's conduct became a source of controversy in the United States and drew condemnation around the world. "I believe that waterboarding is torture and it's wrong," Panetta said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
Since his golf outing with Tiger Woods, President Obama has been battling with the press over access. And things only look to get more contentious this week as we move toward sequester Friday. Here's a look at a wide-ranging discussion of the issues involved that aired Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with host Howie Kurtz. The first video has me engaged with longtime CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante, and Julie Mason, host of "Press Pool" weekdays on the POTUS channel (124)
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
Since his golf outing with Tiger Woods, President Obama has been battling with the press over access. And things only look to get more contentious this week as we move toward sequester Friday. Here's a look at a wide-ranging discussion of the issues involved that aired Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with host Howie Kurtz. The first video has me engaged with longtime CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante, and Julie Mason, host of "Press Pool" weekdays on the POTUS channel (124)
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, a Democratic presidential candidate, suggested in a speech Wednesday that "we need a regime change in the United States" as well as in Iraq, drawing angry responses from Republican leaders who accused him of ill-timed and inappropriate remarks. Kerry told an audience in Peterborough, N.H., that President Bush had lost the trust of many international leaders with his handling of the Iraq conflict and that those relations could not be restored while Bush remained in office, according to a report in The Boston Globe yesterday.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991
Jobson leaving America 3 for ESPNGary Jobson of Annapolis is leaving his post as co-skipper of the America 3 sailing team and returning to ESPN as an analyst, Jobson and his former co-skipper, Bill Koch, announced yesterday."
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
This segment of Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown" Monday got more media bounce than usual for the show thanks to MSNBC commentator Michael Steele sounding very serious about running for governor in Maryland. But to me, it was first and foremost the perfect tableau of the troubled channel as TV boneyard for unemployed politicos. This video featuring Steele and put-out-to-pasture Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs illustrates not only the reason MSNBC is dying in the ratings, but also the deeper disease of our democracy with cable channels handing over airtime to talking heads who are committed to ideology and partisan political gain, not information, analysis or civic enlightenment.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
It was a Democratic pep rally for Gov. Martin O'Malley, with President Barack Obama as cheerleader in chief. Calling Martin O'Malley "one of the best governors in the United States of America," President Barack Obama spoke Thursday to about 5,000 students and supporters on the grounds of Bowie State University, a historically black college in Prince George's County. "Here is a man who made tough choices in tough times to move Maryland forward," Obama said, echoing a favorite line of the governor's.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,Michelle.deal@baltsun.com | August 15, 2009
This is it, people. Last chance for free admission to national parks like Assateague Island National Seashore, Antietam National Battlefield, Fort McHenry National Monument and 147 other parks that charge an entrance fee. (Some 250 others are already free.) President Barack Obama and his family are taking advantage of the freebie with a visit this weekend to the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said the trip is meant to encourage people to visit the national park system.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | February 25, 2013
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how the politicians did what they did. Seldom did the two meet in public opinion forums Today, political operatives are regular commentators and analysts on radio, television and the Internet, and journalists of all political persuasions run for public office, sometimes getting elected.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2010
It was a Democratic pep rally for Gov. Martin O'Malley, with President Barack Obama as cheerleader in chief. Calling Martin O'Malley "one of the best governors in the United States of America," President Barack Obama spoke Thursday to about 5,000 students and supporters on the grounds of Bowie State University, a historically black college in Prince George's County. "Here is a man who made tough choices in tough times to move Maryland forward," Obama said, echoing a favorite line of the governor's.
NEWS
By From Sun news services | February 6, 2009
Waterboarding is torture, Panetta says WASHINGTON: Leon E. Panetta, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, testified yesterday that he believes the harsh interrogation technique known as waterboarding is torture, and he vowed to end an era in which the CIA's conduct became a source of controversy in the United States and drew condemnation around the world. "I believe that waterboarding is torture and it's wrong," Panetta said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, a Democratic presidential candidate, suggested in a speech Wednesday that "we need a regime change in the United States" as well as in Iraq, drawing angry responses from Republican leaders who accused him of ill-timed and inappropriate remarks. Kerry told an audience in Peterborough, N.H., that President Bush had lost the trust of many international leaders with his handling of the Iraq conflict and that those relations could not be restored while Bush remained in office, according to a report in The Boston Globe yesterday.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991
Jobson leaving America 3 for ESPNGary Jobson of Annapolis is leaving his post as co-skipper of the America 3 sailing team and returning to ESPN as an analyst, Jobson and his former co-skipper, Bill Koch, announced yesterday."
NEWS
March 14, 2010
ABC's This Week White House senior adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. 9 a.m.: WMDT (Channel 47) 10 a.m.: WJLA (Channel 7) 10:30 a.m.: WMAR (Channel 2) CBS' Face the Nation White House press secretary Robert Gibbs; Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans. 10:30 a.m.: WUSA (Channel 9) and WJZ (Channel 13) NBC's Meet the Press Axelrod; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.
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