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omg. I cannot believe she said that! And while reporting to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield. Jesus, Susan, was it really NECESSARY to say the complete quote to the fullest?! You could have said, "the F-ing N-word" like a respectable beech. We seriously apologize to our viewers for the profanity used.omg. I cannot believe she said that! And while reporting to CNN's Fredricka... more
Experience the news of the week like never before. Our News Anchors walk the line on every topic from Demi Moore's overdose to the controversial National Defense Authorization Act. If it's not dangerous then it's not worth reporting. Our correspondents infiltrate covert political operations and expose the truth with true American flare, which makes the SpeakEasy the only news show on the planet deregulated from big brother's totalitarian grasp of the media. Don't believe anything you hear or see, just believe us from now on.Experience the news of the week like never before. Our News Anchors walk the line on... more
It’s a pretty rough time for journalism, as the phone hacking scandal rumbles on, so why not look for some escapism in this list?
We’re looking for escapism (so no documentaries) and films where the reporter is the hero (so nothing like Shattered Glass, about a reporter who made up his sources, or The Sweet Smell of Success, in which Burt Lancaster plays a crooked columnist.)It’s a pretty rough time for journalism, as the phone hacking scandal rumbles... more
Holly Pietrzak of WDBJ7 of Southwest Virginia Drops the F-Bomb On Live TV "More Teens Are Having F****" (VIDEO)Freud would be proud!!
Holly Pietrzak of WDBJ7 of SouthWest Virginia accidently drops the F-bomb in an akward context Wednesday June 8th, 2011.Freud would be proud!! Holly Pietrzak of WDBJ7 of SouthWest Virginia accidently... more
This is a challange...for some people to work on their character developement...and user reputation. Tell me how you see the future, in the next 3 months....and how will that shape the next 3 years. Post your ideas with story maker.This is a challange...for some people to work on their character developement...and... more
Army units loyal to Gaddafi detain and beat BBC reporters.
The Obama administration's war on whistleblowers -- whose disclosures are one of the very few remaining avenues for learning what our government actually does -- continues to intensify. Last month, the DOJ announced it had obtained an indictment against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who exposed serious waste, abuse and possible illegality. Then, the DOJ re-issued a Bush era subpoena to Jim Risen of The New York Times, demanding the identity of his source who revealed an extremely inept and damaging CIA effort to infiltrate the Iranian nuclear program. And now, as Politico's Josh Gerstein reports, an FBI linguist who leaked what he believed to be evidence of lawbreaking is to receive a prison term that is "likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media." As Gerstein explains:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/05/25/whistleblowersThe Obama administration's war on whistleblowers -- whose disclosures are one of... more
Ten Funky and Funny On-Air Reporter Mistakes Caught On Tape
And to think that, in order to get paid (and paid well), all they have to do is deliver some lines. They screw up and throw a fit at the director and production crew. Life's sooooooooo HARD.
Babies. In their mind, its simple: "It's all about me".Ten Funky and Funny On-Air Reporter Mistakes Caught On Tape And to think that, in... more
Reporters Harrass Conservatives at Tea Party Press Conference
With all the problems in the world today, sometimes we need to step back and remember what's really important: The world's biggest food stories and the reporters who cover them. The oil spill will go away eventually, but big food is here forever.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.With all the problems in the world today, sometimes we need to step back and remember... more
This is what happens when nature calls...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWulZOKANB4&feature=player_embeddedThis is what happens when nature calls...... more
Hello! And welcome to our shiny new blog.
We decided to kick this thing off while we're in the thick of it, which is a good thing because there's nothing worse than having nothing to blog about. From now on, this is where you'll be able to keep track of all things Vanguard, like what we have hitting the airwaves and internets, what we have in production, where we are in the world, what the hell we're doing there, etc. We really don't have to tell you what a blog is for, so let's get straight to it.
Last Wednesday, we launched "Vanguard's Economic Stimulus Package". It's our take on the sad (and no so sad) state of our economy. We started it off with "Lost Vegas", Laura Ling's tour of the wreckage of Sin City, which did really well when times were good, but is getting clobbered now that the economy has hit the skids. Tonight we're premiering Adam Yamaguchi's "Outsourcing Unemployment", a look at what happens when instead of jobs the US starts outsourcing unemployment to China. And because good things come in threes, the last of our economy trilogy will premiere next week with "Thank You Recession", where Vanguard travels 5,000 miles from Wall Street to Argentina looking for inspiration in these troubled times.
Adam Yamaguchi's "Outsourcing Unemployment" on Current.com
While our awesome editors have been chugging red bulls and coffee (yes, sometimes mixed together) to meet deadlines, our producers and correspondents are deep into production for our next run. (Like all good blockbusters, we're scheduled for Summer '09).
Here's a quick look at what we got cooking up:
Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster just returned from Sri Lanka, where they were reporting on what may be the most brutal chapter in the island nation's 25-year conflict.
Adam Yamaguchi and Joanne Shen are off to the rainforests of Cambodia this week and will hopefully be checking in here from time to time.
Christof Putzel will be heading to Europe, where btw Vanguard is HUGE. (We're like the Baywatch of documentary programs). Christof will be on the European Coke Trail.
Kaj Larsen and Lauren Cerre are looking into next generation warfare, which is as fascinating as it is scary.
There's much, much more and to keep track of it all, you can check in here. Or become a fan of us on facebook. Or both.
Thanks! The Vanguard Team, over and out...Hello! And welcome to our shiny new blog. We decided to kick this thing off while... more
For the first time in more than two months, this week the entire Vanguard team was in one room at the same time.
I had just gotten back from Indonesia and India (see above). Mariana had returned fewer than 24 hours before from Paris after more than six weeks abroad reporting two different stories. Christof's been in the U.S. South and then up in Canada, but returned this weekend. And Kaj had just one day between trips reporting from some of the most high-security prisons in America.
There we were, all in the same room -- and I didn't get a photo. Though a rare occurrence when we're all in production, I swear we were all there together.
A couple of highlights from our debriefs:
I shared the story of how just moments after shooting this video from the middle of a river of shit, I completely lost it. I'd stupidly decided to make myself a protein shake that day -- and used tap water. Despite the fact that I was in India to report on the prevalence of unclean water. Still, as Kaj pointed out to our colleagues conferencing in from San Francisco, I was telling this story while eating lunch: sushi.
Mariana's trip to Africa, then Europe, then back to Africa, then back to Europe, was interrupted by not one but two epic luggage fails on the part of Lufthansa -- and one very public Twitter campaign to reuinte her with her bags (and tripod).
Kaj can't talk about his next piece other than to say that a trip to a high-security prison nearly landed him in contempt of court. And to promise he'll be using Twitter more now.
And Christof is back from a very intense round of reporting, painfully without his own camera in hand. It's a story we've been careful to not talk too much about -- unlike my relentness documenting of every pile of shit in India I filmed -- because the subjects were, even for the kind of story Vanguard so often goes after, particularly reluctant to speak with the media.
We want to tell you -- and show you -- as much as we can about the next season of Vanguard, even as we're still in the field or back here in LA piecing the shows together.
You tell me -- what do you want to know?
(Follow the full team at Twitter as we all scatter back across the globle.) For the first time in more than two months, this week the entire Vanguard team was... more
London, England (CNN) -- British police said Wednesday they have arrested a BBC television presenter on suspicion of murder after he told viewers he carried out a so-called mercy killing on a former lover.
Ray Gosling, 70, a freelance broadcaster, admitted on a BBC show aired in central England that he had smothered the unnamed partner in hospital where he was being treated for AIDS. Assisting in another person's death is illegal in England.
Police in Nottinghamshire, 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of London, confirmed they had made an arrest after the apparent confession on the BBC's "Inside Out" show.
Gosling made his admission in a taped segment of a 30-minute show about death, recounting how he smothered his partner to end his "terrible, terrible pain."
He told viewers: "Maybe this is the time to share a secret that I have kept for quite a long time. I killed someone once.
"He was a young chap, he'd been my lover and he got AIDS.
"In a hospital one hot afternoon, the doctor said 'There's nothing we can do,' and he was in terrible, terrible pain.
"I picked up the pillow and smothered him until he was dead. The doctor came back and I said 'He's gone'. Nothing more was ever said."London, England (CNN) -- British police said Wednesday they have arrested a BBC... more
The network news media cheered when Obama called for restrictions on CEO pay or bonuses that, according to reporters, exemplify the Wall Street “greed” that toppled the American economy.
But when $42 million in cash compensation packages were announced on Christmas Eve for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives, the networks couldn’t muster any anger toward the highly connected groups. Although Fannie and Freddie were two government-sponsored enterprises whose excessive risk taking contributed significantly to the housing crisis, the networks barely reported the story at all.The network news media cheered when Obama called for restrictions on CEO pay or... more
On 16th December it was the fifth anniversary of Deyda Hydara murder. He was a journalist in Gambia but he was a discordant voice. And today being a free journalist, in every country, is becoming more and more difficult.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/journalism/deydahydaranniversariomorte211209.htmlOn 16th December it was the fifth anniversary of Deyda Hydara murder. He was a... more
In the aftermath of Fox News anchor Ernie Arnastos' verbal slip up, the Telegraph has compiled a Top 30 list of on air gaffs from live reporters.In the aftermath of Fox News anchor Ernie Arnastos' verbal slip up, the Telegraph... more
Celebrity culture can be such a hazy thing. They are human beings, but they are also the untouchable behind the curtain. What happens when you cross that lines and unveil that mask and see them for who they are: just vulnerable people like you and me? Does it take away from the fantasy or are you able to look past it and still play make believe? A really interesting piece on celeb culture from a journalist who experienced an epiphany at an event she attended when she saw behind the actor’s stage and saw it was just a big set.
Blogger has an amazingly eclectic site with everything from beauty, fashion, diary style entries, poetry, life in the magazine world----this girl has everything. Already winner of the prestigious “Blog Of The Day Award” (some people take years to earn this—she’s only had her blog up 6 weeks!) and on top level blog rolls of awesome bloggers, this girl is amazing. A+++++Celebrity culture can be such a hazy thing. They are human beings, but they are also... more