| Sep 6, 2011
| 5:14 AM
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
First of all, I could not...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:03 PM
During what was supposed to be a festive homecoming week, the campus of Bowie State University was instead quiet and somber Friday after a student was arrested and charged with killing one of her roommates.
According to police, Alexis D. Simpson, 19,...
| Sep 26, 2011
James Monroe Cannon III, former reporter and foreign correspondent for The Sun who later became a top Newsweek correspondent and an aide to New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and President Gerald R. Ford, died Sept. 15 from complications of a stroke at...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:25 AM
I am sure Fox News will take some flak for naming the Navy SEAL who wrote about the killing of Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym.
It's already getting pretty heavy on Twitter following a tweet from Richard Engel, NBC's foreign correspondent, saying:...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
I thought I had said all I was going to say about Fareed Zakaria's plagiarism Friday night when I wrote about how wrong it was to steal the words and ideas of another -- and how deadly for a public intellectual.
Read here what I said about Zakaria's...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 5:21 AM
In December, I called the hiring of Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent for the newsmagazine "Rock Center" a "journalistically bankrupt decision by NBC News."
In February, after seeing Clinton's second report for the show, I wrote that Clinton...
| Dec 29, 2008
Adnan al-Sharafy sees a few obstacles holding up the return of Iraqi refugees to their home country: the U.S. military, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the news media.
Sharify, an official at the Iraqi Embassy here in Syria, helped to...
| Nov 6, 2008
Newsstands from Seattle to New York quickly sold out of yesterday's papers declaring Barack Obama the nation's first black president, as some jubilant customers picked up two, three or even 30 copies as keepsakes.
The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times...
| Dec 30, 2007
Writing about the past four seasons of HBO's The Wire has been one of the great pleasures of this job. But reviewing the fifth and final season, which begins next Sunday on the premium cable channel, is more of a mixed blessing.
It's not that the...
| Mar 31, 2009
The newsroom of The Diamondback, the student paper at the University of Maryland, College Park, retains the feel of an old-school city room. Framed front pages line the walls and bound volumes of yellowing issues collect dust on tables. Daily meetings are...
| Sep 15, 2004
CBS News President Andrew Heyward said yesterday that his network will not reveal the source of disputed documents used to report that President Bush received favored treatment in the Texas Air National Guard, even though that decision may mean many...
| Sep 17, 2004
CBS News anchor Dan Rather has always loved to be in the thick of the big story - whether that story was the Watergate scandal, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, or as recently as Labor Day, a hurricane bearing down on the United States.