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Bug #39789 open
Annette Funicello did not endorse birth control

An Arizona minister wrongly claimed that Annette Funicello endorsed birth control.  The Raw Story is still repeating his claim as fact, writing "Anderson noted that Annette Funicello, a star of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, had promoted birth control for a 1960s-era advertisement...." Read more

Bug #38619 closed:unresolved
Kendrick Johnson racist "Murder" - Valdosta, GA.

ONe-sided. Quoted questionable sources. Parents of murder victim claim racism, CNN quotes family, famous civil rights attorney as saying local sheriff lied, Ga. Bureau Investigation lied. CNN didn't explore qualifictions of person who did second autopsy. Former 4-term president (white) of local... Read more

Bug #38578 closed:unresolved
Edmond Post Office Shooting

Sherrill said nothing as he immediately walked up to the shift supervisor, Richard Esser Jr., and shot him in the chest at close range. Still silent, Sherrill stalked more victims throughout the winding corridors of the Edmond post office. His rampage lasted for only ten minutes but,... Read more

Bug #38523 closed:unresolved
Less than Meets the Eye

Writing in the Denver Post, reporter Andrea L. Fisher says that “in Japan, as much as one-third of elementary students admit to licking their classmates' eyes. It is called eye licking or “worming,' more accurately called, oculolinctus.” She explains that eye licking “has... Read more

Bug #38571 closed:unresolved
New Heights in Skulking

The headline on an August 29, 2013 story in the Denver Post's All Things Avalanche blog reads: "Sneak peak of new Pepsi Center scoreboard" Should that be "sneak peek" rather than "sneak peak" or is that where they are going to list the names of the wiliest players.       Read more

Bug #38572 closed:unresolved
Surreptitious Summits

It seems like surreptitious summits are popping up across the media landscape. An August 18 Boston Globe article entitled, "New park layout sneak peak," led with this equally stealthy statement: "Selectmen got a sneak peak at the layout of the new WWII Veterans Memorial Nature Trails, which... Read more

Bug #38567 closed:unresolved
A Whiff of Evidence

In her August 27, 2013 report on NPR’s All Things Considered, correspondent Mara Liasson describes impending US military action in Syria as a “proxy war” with Iran, who she says “is developing its own weapons of mass destruction.”  While you could interpret a... Read more

Bug #38569 closed:unresolved
Imprecise

The media watchdog organization known as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) cites an August 23 USA Today editorial making what the advocacy group says are “unsubstantiated assertions about Iran having a nuclear weapons program to advocate the bombing of Syria.” The USA Today... Read more

Bug #38555 closed:unresolved
Constitutional Rights? Fuhgeddaboudit

An August 23 NY Post editorial lambasts NYC Council members as well as mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio for siding against Mayor Bloomberg and in favor of keeping a closer eye on the NYPD and its notorious stop-and-frisk program. As Media Matters for America notes, “in its zeal... Read more

Bug #38552 closed:unresolved
Who's the Boss?

This past August 21, the Press Herald published an Associated Press story calling Donna Arnett the president of the American Heart Association. Arnett, who was the first stroke survivor to serve as president of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, actually held that... Read more