Lara Logan has been leading the apologies but CBS need to do more than that if they are to salvage the reputation of 60 Minutes.
We saw the mistake, we’ve heard the apology--so now what will CBS News be telling us next?“Admitting the mistake is no small thing, and rare enough in broadcasting,” said media ethicist Thomas Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute--one of several journalists along with a crisis communications expert who weighed in on the Tiffany Network’s latest ordeal. “It was an acknowledgement of error, but this didn’t create clarity.
In reaction to our article on the rise of digital memorials for stillborn babies, nearly 50 readers shared their personal experiences. Here are a few of the emotional letters.
The Daily Beast published a story last week about the trend of grieving parents posting memorials to stillborn children on YouTube—and it struck a nerve. Dozens of parents responded with their own stories of stillbirth and details on how they manage their grief.The letters that follow have been edited for clarity and grammar.Through my tears, I applaud you for the courage to talk about this topic. The silent grief is the worst of all. My beautiful son Dhillon was stillborn at 36 weeks and holding him and memorializing him is the only way I know how to legitimize his short but meaningful life.
Plans for a new hotel in New York have been halted by the discovery that the building site may be the original location of the famed Bull’s Head Tavern, a bar Washington visited.
Pity the poor developers. Chu and Associates were planning to build a 20-story, 220 room hotel at 50-52 Bowery near the Manhattan Bridge. But there’s a problem: Apparently the old Bull’s Head Tavern, New York City’s oldest pre-Revolutionary structure and the site of a visit by Gen. George Washington, is still in the basement. The developers knew the existing buildings were old. They just may be older than they thought.In mid-October 2013, photographer/preservationist Adam Woodward, who knew something of the building’s history, went downstairs.
Pundits on the left and right agree that millennials don’t share the same American dreams that inspired their parents. Could this diagnosis be wrong?
In his classic 1893 essay, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History,” historian Frederick Jackson Turner spoke of “the expansive character of American life.” Even though the frontier was closing, Turner argued, the fundamental nature of Americans was still defined by their incessant probing for “a new field of opportunity.” Turner’s claim held true for at least a century—during that time, the American spirit generated relentless technological improvement, the gradual creation of a mass middle class, and the integration of ever more diverse immigrants into the national narrative.
A high school student refused to compete with the bib number 666 because it’s the sign of the Beast. But is it? And just how can one run with God?
It sounds like a Disney version of Chariots of Fire. Kentucky high school student Codie Thacker made waves this week by refusing to compete in a cross-country race with the assigned bib number 666. As religious devotees, horror movie buffs, and Iron Maiden fans know, that’s what the Biblical book of Revelation calls the “number of the Beast.” Her coach tried without success to secure another number for the 16-year-old, but in the end Thacker nobly withdrew on religious grounds because, as she puts it, “I didn’t want to risk my relationship with God.
Britain’s enraged spymasters, being questioned in public by Parliament for the first time, say that terrorists have been “lapping up” Edward Snowden’s revelations and finding new ways to communicate their plots.
Al-Qaeda operatives are “lapping up” the Edward Snowden revelations and transforming the way they communicate in order to avoid further monitoring by the NSA, according to British spymasters who were questioned in public for the first time on Thursday.During an historic session held at the Houses of Parliament in London, intelligence bosses emerged from the shadows furious at what they saw as a betrayal by the Western media, which has published details of the methods by which terrorist organizations are tracked.
On the occasion of Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, the president’s former spiritual adviser recalls a memorable encounter between Graham and Obama.
The following is edited and excerpted from The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama and Stories of Faith in the White House. With permission from HarperCollins.***Today is Rev. Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, which makes me think of the time President Obama spent a few quiet moments with Rev. Graham—and the surprising conclusion of their day together.In late April 2010, President Obama and First Lady Michelle packed up their daughters and took them to a favorite vacation spot: the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, a picturesque little resort tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The community where Trayvon Martin was shot 20 months ago gathered for a loaded debate on gun rules for Neighborhood Watch volunteers. Yet Zimmerman wasn't mentioned once.
His name was not uttered during official proceedings, nor that of the 17-year-old boy whose life he took on a dark, rainy evening 20 months ago.Yet the shadow of George Zimmerman, and lessons learned from his February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, loomed large as members of the Florida community where the incident took place met with police chief Cecil E.Smith last night to help set their broken Neighborhood Watch operation back on the tracks.
Kennedy assassination nostalgia reveals the deeply engrained generational arrogance of the baby boomers. After 50 years, let’s hope the fever is breaking.
If there’s one November tradition less digestible and more shart-inducing than Thanksgiving dinner (sorry, Mom!), it’s the seasonal and ritualized fixation over the assassination and broad legacy of John F. Kennedy.Each fall since November 22, 1963, regular programming is pre-empted and whole rainforests are clear-cut to bring us books filled with the latest minor (and often delusional) variations on who killed Kennedy and why; the supposedly transformative effect of the “Camelot” years on contemporary geo-politics and, more plausibly, the hat-wearing habits of the American male; and counterfactuals about just how awesome—or awful—JFK’s second term would have been.
The suspected LAX gunman reportedly referenced the ‘NWO’ during an attack that left one TSA agent dead—and the phrase has been floating on the fringes of American paranoia for decades.
In the wake of alleged LAX gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia’s shooting rampage that left one TSA agent dead and two others wounded, police are analyzing a handwritten note—riddled with anti-government sentiment—that they say Ciancia was carrying at the time of the attack. Among the ramblings about law enforcement “pigs” and “fiat currency,” the letter reportedly contains a reference to the “NWO”—the New World Order, a common topic among conspiracy theorists and fringe groups.
With serious concerns that Amazon's 'Prime Air' would infringe on privacy, The Daily Beast's Abby Haglage explains why the drones are a recipe for disaster.
As Washington chewed over the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal, the Treasury Department announced a walloping drop in red ink. Turns out government didn’t need a “grand bargain” to get its fiscal house in order.