Monday, November 28, 2005

BOB WOODWARD DEFENDS HIS SOURCES: VIDEO DEBATE


Los Angeles, CA.Bob Woodward defends the ethics of the news media and the practice of using un-named sources in a six minute Full Disclosure™ Video Blog debate with Edwin Meese, III, the former U. S. Attorney General in the Reagan administration. This free video blog is to be launched 24/7 on the Internet website: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog16.php. starting Monday, November 28, 2005.

Billed as “the news behind the news” this Full Disclosure™ debate begins with prominent Internet Blogger Michael Williams (Master of None) describing how news reporters are seeking exemption from Federal Grand Jury subpoenas to avoid disclosing their sources. Williams also describes how such an exemption could be extended to ordinary citizens such a bloggers, providing an opportunity for widespread abuse.

Ed Meese attacked the use of un-named sources saying that the public could not determine for themselves whether the source was credible. Woodward counters the attack saying that un-named sources are tested for credibility, by the reporters. The Bob Woodward and Ed Meese video clip in this video blog, were taken from the Forum 2000 hosted in Washington D. C. by the Full Disclosure Network™ entitled “The Prosecutor & The Presidency”.

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure™ cable television programs have been featured on 40 cable systems for the past thirteen years and the worldwide Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net since 2004. In 2002 the program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism.” Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

CBS VETERAN DEBUNKS "RIGHT WING" CLAIM OF NEWS BIAS

Los Angeles, CA — “Polling shows great support and (public) belief in the way the American press does its job” and claims to the contrary are coming from a “right wing” perception that is promoted by folks like Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center, according to former CBS News correspondent, Professor Murray Fromson, of the USC Annenberg School of Communications. Fromson was interviewed on the Full Disclosure Network™ , October 28, 2005. A free eight minute video featuring highlights of the Fromson interview will be launched on the Internet website: www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/441-442fromson.php starting Tuesday, November 22nd via streaming media 24/7.

Professor Fromson a long time friend and associate of television legends Walter Cronkite, Eric Severeid and Dan Rather, also debunked the term “media bias” in comments made in this two-part, hour-long interview on the Full Disclosure Network™ to be featured on 40 cable systems and the internet over the next six weeks. Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton asked Professor Fromson to respond to video clips from a previous interview with media critic Brent Bozell.

  • As a former Vietnam War news correspondent, Fromson related his personal experience and compared it to U. S. efforts in Iraq saying “we are not going to bring Democracy to Iraq….not in our lifetime”
  • He minimized (Internet) bloggers as media watch dogs, saying "they have no journalist training and their reliability is suspect."
  • He denied that journalists in the media were ideologs citing they are trained not to be emotional.
  • Reporters and journalists are one in the same and it is acceptable for them to participate in news analysis on stories that they have written.
  • It is the role of government to balance out the inequities. Differences between the political left and right spring from the Mc Carthy era where "lefties" "liberals" "Communists" and "Socialists" were singled out for "holding views different from the existing government."

Full Disclosure™ host Leslie Dutton has been conducting interviews for the past thirteen bringing “the news behind the news” to viewers on 40 cable systems. In 2002 the Full Disclosure™ program was presented with an Emmy Award for a public affairs series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism” which was presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Left vs. Right Journalism



Los Angeles, CA.
In a nine minute video blog USC Professor Murray Fromson, formerly with CBS news and AP argues “What’s wrong with the Left?…That’s what I want to know. The whole hunt for communists, pro communists, socialists, liberals, lefties as if there is something unpatriotic about Americans who express a point of view that is different from the existing policy of the government." This debate between the network veteran and media critic Brent Bozell television commentator on FOX News Channel is set to be launched as a video blog on the Full Disclosure Network™ Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net on Monday, November 14, 2005, world wide 24/7 free on demand.

Bozell, president of the Media Research Center described as unscrupulous news reporters who step over the line when they participate in news analysis or become a part of the stories they have written. Fromson disagreed with Bozell saying that reporters and journalists are basically the same except journalists are trained not to be emotional. In describing the left vs. right journalism feud, Fromson said he felt there was “a hang over from the McCarthy period, from the hearings in the House Un-American Activities committee.”

Fromson who served as a news correspondent during the Vietnam war rebutted Bozell, who maintains that the public no longer trusts the news media and that reporters are biased. Each offers a contrasting view on investigative journalists and their motives. Video clips for this debate were taken from two separate, one-hour interviews with Bozell and Fromson and is moderated by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton whose Full Disclosure Network™ is featured on 40 cable television systems for the past twelve years and video streamed over the Internet for the past two years. Send your request for updated cable channels and airtimes listings in your community.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

MINI-DOCUMENTARY ON INTERNET COVERS
FULL DISCLOSURE™



Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network™ is launching a free eight minute “Mini Documentary” video on the Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net on Monday, November 7, 2005. The video provides a background and commentary on this “alternative news” network that has been billed as “the news behind the news” and is distributed to 40 cable systems and video streamed world-wide from the Internet.

This eight minute “Mini Documentary” features video clips from some of the more controversial Full Disclosure™ shows over the past twelve years along with comments from prominent officials who have appeared on this independent news program and who are listed below:

L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley
Ramona Ripston, Executive Director ACLU,
LAPD Chief William Bratton
Larry Flynt, Publisher Hustler Magazine
Former U. S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III
L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca
Stephen Yagman, Civil Rights Attorney
L. A. Councilman Bernard Parks
Nativo Lopez, President MAPA
LAPD Assistant Chief David Gascon (ret)
David Cartwright, Sr. Partner, O’Melveny & Myers
Don Mullinax, LAUSD Inspector General
Roger Carrick, Special Legal Counsel LAUSD Inspector General,
James B. Reidy, Jr. Professor Emeritus L.A. Pierce College
Kathy Dreyfuss, ACLU Staff Attorney

In 1992 the independent Full Disclosure Network™ program began it’s unorthodox climb to prominence, starting on one public access cable channel in Santa Monica, expanding throughout California to world-wide presence on the Internet. On August 29, 2005 www.fulldisclosure.net was listed number 25 in the top 100 websites by pubsub.com, ahead of many major mainstream news organization websites. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented host Leslie Dutton with a public affairs Emmy Award for the 2001 Series entitled “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism”.