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  Topic: Email to James Naughtie
Matthew

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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:58 pm   Subject: Email to James Naughtie
I emailed Naughtie concerning an extract from his new book published in the Indy.....

Dear Mr. Naughtie,

I read the extract of your new book in the Independant on Sunday, today.

It seems to contai ...
  Topic: MattC Letters
Matthew

Replies: 14
Views: 19495

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:27 am   Subject: It wasn't Price
It wasn't Matthew Price. Not working that day. He emailed me.
  Topic: MattC Letters
Matthew

Replies: 14
Views: 19495

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:20 pm   Subject: Letter to Matthew Price
On a tip off from Raoul, emailed Price concerning a link piece to studio (News 24). Context is self explanatory, I think..

Dear Mr. Price,

I think I saw you on News 24 this morning. It would have be ...
  Topic: MattC Letters
Matthew

Replies: 14
Views: 19495

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:46 am   Subject: Quick exchange with Hari
Sent JH this yesterday :

Alright, look, we badger you all the time about what we believe to be your blind assertion that the US will go against everything it has done in the past and this time, again ...
  Topic: MattC Letters
Matthew

Replies: 14
Views: 19495

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:10 pm   Subject: Email to Johann Hari
...I've been trying to ignore all the press, it simply makes me mad. Caught your article today and some questions occur to me....Can I run them by you?

1. Access to records : this is controlled by Ch ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:55 am   Subject: You have to admire his sense of humour.
I always get a sinking feeling when I get a reply to one of my email rants because there's always a (pretty high) chance that they'll just say, "yes very interesting, unfortunately I was garotting my ...
  Topic: Journalists submit selves for interrogation?
Matthew

Replies: 1
Views: 5662

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:42 am   Subject: No need for a conference...
1. The media are at war?
2. What ethics? (present company excepted, of course!)
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:34 am   Subject: To kind of go back to the beginning
I've stolen this from SueC's latest contribution to the other place. It feeds right into where this thread started. It kind of speaks for itself and wondered, Raoul, if you had any observations. It's ...
  Topic: Objectivity (question for the editors)
Matthew

Replies: 2
Views: 6325

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:02 pm   Subject: Tell us your name
I agree with AndyN.

Also, you can't just decide that a remark about "spurious objectivity" = "we don't care about the truth" and pretend you've made a clever point.

If you have spent any time here ...
  Topic: What do we think of religion?
Matthew

Replies: 68
Views: 77836

PostForum: off-topic   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:48 pm   Subject: Let define some terms
what do you mean by religion? And what are its supposed ill-effects?
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:54 pm   Subject: ?????
Thanks Philip for wading in. And thank you "hack" for some very interesting observations. You said at the end of your post ...

i'm not convinced that sites such as this can fill the vacuum though. th ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:30 pm   Subject: This is fascinating
Thanks for taking the time to reply in so much detail by the way...

What you are describing is a situation in which, basically, unless a "story" comes from an official source or is considered "on mes ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:20 pm   Subject: Hello
Okay, that's a lot of information. Let's take this more slowly. You mention some very interesting things off-hand...journalists deliberately moved around, the concept that someone can get "too close t ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:20 pm   Subject: Question One
Right ok..this sounds interesting.

Do journalists use the internet? What I mean is, there was a point that came up earlier in the thread, whether journalists know about and are familiar with the web ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:50 pm   Subject: Stoner sets himself up for a fall
Ok..no idea who you are or whether you ... never mind. Er..ok..I'll start with the questions I would ask Hari while I figure out some US questions...er..right, one at a time?

Do you think it is credi ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:02 am   Subject: hello...can't think of a subject
The Medialens chat forum is my main source of daily news.

well, yes. I suppose ML has become my daily fix. Can't survive without it. Philip, I can't tell you how much this place fills me with hope. ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:41 pm   Subject: It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury
I'm sure these people are all rational, compassionate and enlightened within their limits, just as most of the rest of us are within ours. It's just that their nobler faculties are horribly misdirecte ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:13 pm   Subject: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
We're in such demented territory anyway that it's practically impossible to tell

Christ that's true. That's what gets so frustrating when emailing journos, you very often get to a point where you're ...
  Topic: MattC Letters
Matthew

Replies: 14
Views: 19495

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:59 pm   Subject: Latest Salvo in the Hari battle - silly man
Dear Johann. Having read your piece in today’s Independent (“We should build on our success in Iraq and Afghanistan, not decry them”) I felt I had to write to you with some observations.

I will talk ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:57 pm   Subject: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
I imagine they justify themselves with the idea that the Whole Truth is just too damn complicated for their readers' little brains to cope with

I'm sure I've read somewhere that one of the neocons' p ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:23 am   Subject: Wednesday Morning...
...and time for a little summarising...

Here then, so far, is a list of things that might contribute to the closed journalistic mindset..

1. Outright lying. I don't know yet who I would put into thi ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:31 am   Subject: not really a response
it's late and I'm not really intellectually equipped just now to answer the points raised. i will get back to them though. But just a thought....how often have people wanted the opportunity to get a j ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:32 pm   Subject: Open Mind
I completely agree that a necessary pre-requisite to any honest appraisal of the facts is an open-mind. Whatever that means, and we all have our particular proclivities, leanings towards certain point ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:04 pm   Subject: Pressure of Time
I don't go for the "it's a high pressure job with no time" excuse. Journalists seem to me to have plenty of time to write columns in newspapers, write books (and publicise books), after dinner speakin ...
  Topic: Exchange With ITN's Nick Robinson - Comments welcome
Matthew

Replies: 80
Views: 82228

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:31 pm   Subject: Facts
Robinson is either a) not au-fait with the actual facts (i.e. that Blix said before the war that the Iraqi regime was positively cooperating with the process) or b) he is ignoring the actual facts. I ...
 
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