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By Diane Farsetta on August 03, 2004

"I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America. I think that a lot of times the media sensationalize or magnify things that aren't - that really shouldn't be. I do think there's a big move away from actual reporting, trying to report facts.

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By Diane Farsetta on August 01, 2004

"Gaining access to the Republican National Convention has become a tortuous struggle for a slew of local ethnic publications," reports a New York City weekly. In Arizona, a Bush-Cheney organizer "insisted on knowing the race of a ...

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By Diane Farsetta on July 28, 2004

"Citizens for a Sound Economy and Empower America have merged to form FreedomWorks, a grass-roots advocacy and political group to bolster their fight for 'lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom,'" reports Judy Sarasohn.

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By Diane Farsetta on July 27, 2004

Ohio's concealed carry law allows "only the media to find out the names of those obtaining such permits" for weapons.

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By Diane Farsetta on July 25, 2004

"Fear has increased in every newsroom in America," said CBS's Dan Rather during a discussion of "The Press and the Election" at Harvard University. That's fear of "a torrent of e-mails and phone calls" complaining about media coverage of controversial issues. Rather said journalists might think, "when you run this story, you're asking for trouble. ...

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By Diane Farsetta on July 24, 2004

"All PR people pitch stories to reporters, but Fox is unusually forceful ... and active in letting reporters know when it is unhappy," writes Alex Ben Block.

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By Diane Farsetta on July 21, 2004

"On Saturday, [Republican] convention officials will begin a highly organized nationwide campaign to get volunteers to donate blood, feed the hungry and operate community health fairs. Initially, it will be part of a broader effort to draw attention away from the Democratic National Convention.

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By Sheldon Rampton on July 17, 2004

Ken Grubbs has been fired as director of the conservative National Journalism Center after he wrote a piece criticizing the Washington Times and its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

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By Diane Farsetta on July 16, 2004

Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed's public affairs firm Century Strategies "has raked in millions of dollars by mounting grassroots lobbying drives" for corporations, Republicans and "controversial lobbyists." Reed is also the

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By Diane Farsetta on July 10, 2004

GOP pollster Frank Luntz's advice against 1998 rookie Senate candidate John Edwards - "it's almost impossible to go too far when it comes to demonizing lawyers" - wasn't successful, but Luntz remains influential. Molly Ivins writes that Luntz is now focusing on women undecided voters.

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