Wednesday, October 04, 2006

BOB WOODWARD DEBATES MEDIA ETHICS WITH ED MEESE: Watch Video News Blog (6 min)


Los Angeles, CA. - America's most famous journalist turned author, Bob Woodward defends the ethics of the news media and the practice of using un-named sources in a six (6) minute Full Disclosure™ Video News Blog. Woodward debates Edwin Meese, III, the former U. S. Attorney General in the Reagan administration at a Full Disclosure Network Forum held in Washington D.C. in 2000. This free video blog is available 24/7, on demand as a public service at the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog16.php


Billed as "the news behind the news" this Full Disclosure™ debate opens with comments from prominent Internet Blogger Michael Williams (Master of None) who fears that exempting news reporters from Federal Grand Jury subpoenas in the name of protecting their sources could lead to widespread abuse. Williams suggests that such an exemption could be extended to ordinary citizens such a bloggers.

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 debate took place in Washington D. C. as part of the Full Disclosure Network™ series entitled "The Prosecutor & The Presidency", exploring how America investigates the Presidency.

Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure™ cable television programs have been featured on 43 cable systems for the past fourteen years and the worldwide Internet website www.fulldisclosure.net 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.

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