Combat war reporter Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, & Lies: How they abuse women & journalism

More from the Bill O’Reilly diaries of doing things he never did, seeing things he never did, in places he never was, and claiming he is something he isn’t, when he is not claiming he never did the things he did do, continued… By Nate Thayer April 21, 2017   This Bill O’Reilly soap opera, like […]

North Korea launches global effort to stop Sony movie: Shopkeepers arrested, film banned

Shopkeepers arrested, film banned as North Korea launches a global effort to stop Sony movie at center of cyber attack  Governments feel pressure on Interview This story appeared today in Asia Times online. You can read full story at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-290115.html By Bertil Lintner in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Nate Thayer in Washington   January 29, 2015 […]

Peeking into backrooms of big media defending bad reporting: AP & Washington Examiner

Elite Media defend PR shilling for one another  By Nate Thayer December 31, 2014 Yesterday, I was forwarded an email sent to my editor from the Washington Examiner newspaper requesting comment on a story we wrote on December 24 called “The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin News Bureau?” The problem was the Examiner had […]

AP secret agreement with propaganda arm of North Korean regime

The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau? Confidential AP agreement with North Korea gives Pyongyang control over news stories (This story on the Associated Press making a secret written deal with North Korea agreeing to terms which, according to senior AP journalists involved in North Korea news coverage, have resulted in the […]

AP reports N. Korea “Ice Bucket Challenge”: silent on repression of disabled

AP reports “Ice Bucket Challenge” in North Korea; doesn’t on NK repression of disabled people Viral water dunking campaign for charity staged in Pyongyang by American rappers By Nate Thayer Sept 1, 2014 The Associated Press should be ashamed of themselves for being a willing collaborator in disseminating the state propaganda of North Korea, the world’s […]

The Journalist’s Creed: A code of ethics for journalists

The Journalist’s Creed A code of ethics for journalists  by Walter Williams,  founder and first dean of the Missouri School of Journalism—1906   *I believe in the profession of journalism. *I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the […]

Washington Journalism & PR hacks: the Soviet apparatchik’s of our time

A Day in the Life of a Journalist in Washington, D.C.: Why I think the PR industry are the equivalent of Cold War era Soviet apparatchiks’   By Nate Thayer August 20, 2014 “Yes, I guess my real question is why, while trying to get a hold of an obscure economist who specializes on Caribbean […]

The Ghosts of Quality Journalism Past: The Far Eastern Economic Review Remembered

By Nate Thayer April 2, 2014 I have always loathed the fact that print journalists almost never have control over what ends up as the headline blaring over the articles we pen. Invariably, headlines disproportionately influence, define, and trump the content of the article itself in a reader’s mind’s eye as news stories filter into […]

“She pissed off the Queen, now she’s dead ”Why Brits Are Loopier Than Americans Re: Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories?

Why Are The Brits Even More Loopy Than Americans When it Comes to Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories? By Nate Thayer February 24, 2013 Some may recall that in December 2012 a couple of radio disc jockey pranksters in Australia called the London hospital where the pregnant Princess whatever-her-name-is was staying having taken ill with tummy troubles. […]

My Sordid Love Affair with Journalism

My Sordid Love Affair with Journalism Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil: A Foreign Correspondent Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia Copyright Nate Thayer. No republication in whole or part without prior written permission of the author By Nate Thayer Journalism and I have a love affair that will never be extinguished. From the beginning, I was […]

Has the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers?

Has the state of the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers before being payed unlivable wage. Freelance journalist not only asked to work for unlivable wages, but now required to sign away constitutional rights and fundamental ethical journalistic obligations, forbidden to say or […]

I’m leaving, on a jet plane–Edward’s excellent spy adventure

I’m leaving, on a jet plane: Edward’s excellent spy adventure A young whistleblower named Ed Was wanted by agents, so fled. Abbetted by hackers He’s off to Caracas For Snowden, red’s better than dead! From the limerick Tweeting Mick Twister By Nate Thayer June 24, 2013 It is a journalists worst nightmare. Tricked by international spies […]