Fox News Reporting – 9/11: Timeline of Terror

Tonight at 9p ET on Fox News Channel, in this one-hour special, experience September 11, 2001 through a complete timeline of the day. It begins with sunrise as President Bush jogged in Florida before his education event at the Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, and ends just after sunset when the President returned to the White House and addressed the nation. Hear interviews with both survivors and rescuers from the World Trade Center and Pentagon … and the relatives who talked to those who died fighting the hijackers on Flight 93. Fox News Channel’s anchor and reporter coverage connects events as the story unfolds. Don't miss Fox News Reporting's 9/11: Timeline of Terror tonight at 9p ET. Watch this sneak peek of the special: Continue Reading

‘We Shouldn’t Be Putting Journalists in Jail’: Fox News Reporter Faces Jail Time Unless She Reveals Sources

In the summer of 2012, James Holmes shot and killed 12 people and injured more than 50 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. As the nation asked why, reporter Jana Winter was the first to break the story about a notebook Holmes sent a psychiatrist that detailed his plans for the rampage. Company Sued for Fraud Gets Multi-Million Dollar ObamaCare Contract Holmes’ attorneys say Winter must give up her sources regarding the notebook because the leaked information hampers their client’s right to a fair trial. Winter is hoping a judge will uphold New York’s media shield law, which protects journalists from revealing sources. If the judge doesn’t, she’ll have to return to a Colorado court where she faces possible jail time. Judith Miller joined Harris Faulkner on last night’s Fox Report Weekend to discuss the case. Miller went to jail for 85 days in 2005 for refusing to reveal her sources. Having spoken to Winter about that choice, Miller said the Fox News reporter is ready to go to jail if she has to. James Holmes to Take Truth Serum in Exchange for Insanity Plea​ “Jana believes strongly enough in being a good journalist and the kind of person people want to talk to and trust that she’s willing to make that decision. She’s willing to go to jail. I just don’t think that in a democracy like ours we ought to be putting journalists in jail. That’s what happens in […] countries that don’t have free and independent presses and judiciary that is determined to protect people and protect that First Amendment.” Miller said she’s concerned that Winter could face an indeterminate amount of time in jail. “She shouldn’t have to choose between protecting her sources and doing her job, and basically that’s the choice she’s having to make.” Football Uniforms Meant to Raise Money for Veterans Causing Controversy Over Blood-Like Design   Continue Reading

Fox News Reporter Jana Winter: I Would Have Gone to Jail to Keep Sources Secret

Fox News reporter Jana Winter was on Shepard Smith Reporting today, where she gave her first TV interview since the New York Court of Appeals ruled that she would not have to return to Colorado to testify about her sources for a story on the Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes. A defense attorney for Holmes subpoenaed Winter and ordered her to reveal her sources. Winter told Smith she would have gone to jail to keep her sources a secret. Napolitano on Jana Winter Ruling: 'A Tremendous Victory for Free Speech’ “There was no way that I was ever going to give up these names,” Winter said. Winter says she worried that she would have died in jail for keeping her sources a secret. She joked that she prepared for possibly going to jail by watching “Orange is the New Black.” New York’s journalist shield law is the strongest in the nation. “I’m just so grateful that New York understands the importance of confidential sources and news gathering,” Winter said. The first portion of the interview is above, and the second part is posted below. Continue Reading

‘We’re gonna f*** s*** up!’ Fox News reporter shocked by foul-mouth Miami woman’s message to nation

If you give someone at a nightclub on New Year's Eve an opportunity to say whatever they want on live television, you may get more than you expected. That’s what happened to one Fox News reporter Tuesday night. The cable news network’s Phil Keating was covering the end of 2013 celebrations in Miami when he turned the mic on a woman he described as a “tall drink of water.” “Say something to the nation,” he said. “We got five minutes ‘til 2014 and we’re gonna f*** s*** up!” the dark-haired beauty belted out. “Whoa, you gotta watch your language,” Keating said. “This is a family channel, man.” The woman offered up an apology, but Keating was quick to move on to other people. [email protected]; or follow him at On a mobile device? Click here to watch video (Warning: Graphic Language) Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Daily News reporter Simone Weichselbaum wins national award

Please excuse us while we kvell. Daily News reporter Simone Weichselbaum has won a national award for her “piercing, respectful, accurate and often entertaining” coverage of multicultural Brooklyn and its various Jewish communities. Weichselbaum, a Brooklyn native, will receive the 2013 Be’chol Lashon Media Award in San Francisco next month. “She writes with authority whether reporting tragic tales of violent crime . . . or, at the other extreme, the high price of matzo,” Be’chol Lashon director Diane Tobin said of Weichselbaum. The award recognizes outstanding journalism depicting the diversity of Judaism. “I grew up in Orthodox Brooklyn and Manhattan,” said Weichselbaum, 31. “People think Hasidim are interesting or weird. No, these are my neighbors.” News Staff Report Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Danish TV news report mistakenly uses video game screenshot for Syria story

A Danish TV station mistakenly used a screenshot from thec popular video game Assassin's Creed in a hard-hitting news report about Syria. Blundering researchers at TV2 erroneously uploaded a picturesque Damascus skyline from the game to use in a segment about heritage preservation in the war-torn nation. Social media users went into overdrive after spotting the screamer, which aired during news anchor Cecilie Beck's show on Feb. 26. Head of news Jacob Nybroe was this week forced to apologize, saying a graphic designer had innocently pulled the unverified image from a YouTube video. He said it was "a reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures," website Politiken reports. And he revealed that a new system was now being put in place so that correct images could be found. The image, broadcast as a backdrop to the news story, is believed to come from the first game in the Assassin's Creed series. On a mobile device? Watch the video here. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

News’ report on Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza’s video-game-style slaughter score sheet inspires calls in D.C. to stiffen regulation of violent games

Politicians in Washington are pushing to curb violent video games after a Daily News report revealed Newtown killer Adam Lanza’s lust for slaughter jumped from his TV screen to real life. A day after columnist Mike Lupica broke the story on the violent video game obsession that apparently prompted Lanza to try to “score” a high body count in the Connecticut shooting rampage, politicians were moving to stop the madness. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who’s pushing for a study of the impact of gory content in games, on Monday ripped the “often obscene levels of violence” seen in the popular products. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said recently: “There are too many video games that celebrate the mass killing of innocent people — games that despite attempts at industry self-regulation find their way into the hands of children.” Lanza, who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, is just the latest sicko to make the leap from video games to bloodshed. Grassley noted that mass murderer Anders Breivik used the popular first-person shooter game Call of Duty to hone his shooting skills before killing 77 people in Norway in 2011. “This game was specifically cited in (his) manifesto as ‘part of my training-simulation’ for carrying out the attacks,” Grassley said. President Obama has proposed a $10 million study on “the relationship between video games, media images and violence.” But the study has not gotten congressional approval. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is also pushing a study of the impact of violent content and has proposed broadening the Federal Communications Commission’s power to regulate video-game violence. “In today’s world, where kids can access content Continue Reading

Justice Dept. snooped on Fox News: report

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department searched emails and phone records of a Fox News correspondent to investigate a national security leak, it was disclosed Monday. It was the second revelation in as many weeks of aggressive tactics by Justice Department investigators against journalists. The Associated Press previously disclosed that investigators subpoenaed the phone records of 20 AP employees as part of a different leak investigation. The snooping on Fox News reporter James Rosen was revealed by the Washington Post. Investigators were looking into a 2009 scoop by Rosen on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The target of the leak probe, a former State Department adviser,was later indicted. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Monday that lawmakers “must insist that federal agents not use legitimate investigations as an excuse to harass journalists they deem unfriendly to the President or the administration.” Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Daily News reporter Michael J. Feeney big winner with National Association of Black Journalists

Daily News reporter Michael J. Feeney has been named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists."It's mind-blowing," Feeney, 26, said of the prestigious award. "It means a tremendous amount to me."NABJ President Kathy Times said Feeney was chosen over other young journalists because he "represents where journalism is and where it's going.""He has covered multiple beats in print and lives in a multimedia world," Times said. "His fresh energy and eagerness to learn are perfect ingredients for an emerging journalist."Feeney joined The News last year after honing his reporting skills at The Record of Bergen County and The Associated Press. A graduate of Delaware State University, Feeney has been a member of the NABJ since 2001.Raised in Teaneck, N.J., Feeney said he hopes to be a role model to other up-and-coming journalists."It encourages me to help other people follow their dream," said Feeney, who also writes the pop culture blog "Working at the Daily News is my dream. I'm living my dream right now."He will receive the award in July at the NABJ annual convention in San Diego. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

David Letterman spokesman bashes National Enquirer report, says wife did not give funnyman the boot

TV funnyman David Letterman on Sunday denied a supermarket tabloid report claiming his wife booted him from their Westchester mansion over his sex scandal.Letterman's spokesman Tom Keaney blasted the National Enquirer report as bogus. "The National Enquirer has it wrong," Keaney told the Daily News. The Enquirer, quoting an unnamed source at the CBS "Late Show," claimed Letterman, 62, moved out of the couple's North Salem home and into his luxury loft in lower Manhattan. The Enquirer said Letterman's wife, Regina, 49, asked him to leave after he balked at telling her the complete truth about the female staffers he bedded. "I don't know anything about that," Letterman's mother, Dorothy Mengering, said.   Join the Conversation: Continue Reading