More Lies: How Bill O’Reilly did not hear a shotgun blast while solving the Kennedy assassination

The Bill O’Reilly diaries of doing things he never did, in places he never was, claiming he is something he isn’t, continued… By Nate Thayer March 5, 2015 This Bill O’Reilly thing is surreal, except that it is serious. How many times do you have to be slam dunk proven to have–and I am being […]

Why not to bloviate when you aren’t a war hero: How O’Reilly doesn’t factor

Under Fire: A comparative study of the not-war-hero, me, and my anti-doppelgänger Bill O’Reilly: How to actually get shot at and not be an idiot By Nate Thayer February 20, 2014 O’Reilly interviews a Boston Globe photographer who was at the finish line when the Boston Marathon bombs were detonated (well sort of because he doesn’t let […]

The Associated Press founding North Korean bureau chief resigns

Jean H. Lee said her departure was amicable and “no surprise” to AP management Nate Thayer January 6, 2015 Six days after the December 24 NKNews article on the Associated Press news operation in North Korea, AP’s founding North Korea bureau chief has resigned after a nearly 20 year career with the media organization. Jean […]

Should the Associated Press be registered foreign agents of North Korea?

Lawyer Joshua Stanton: Do U.S. laws require AP register as North Korean foreign agents?  By Nate Thayer December 5, 2015 From the blog of North Korean watcher and former U.S. military JAG officer, lawyer Josh Stanton: http://freekorea.us/2015/01/05/the-ap-should-release-its-mou-or-register-as-a-n-korean-propagandist/ see Mr. Stanton’s work where he has walked point on the AP coverage of North Korea since the […]

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 […]

Syracuse University bans Pulitzer winner over Ebola fears

Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille covered Ebola crisis in Liberia in September, has completed 21 day self quarantine, shown no symptoms, and accompanied head of CDC yesterday to Congressional  hearings  Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications disinvites respected journalist from journalism conference Nate thayer October 17, 2014 Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korean Sex, the Atlantic magazine, and Ted Koppel: What visitors wanted to read in 2013

My 2013 statistics for my blog, natethayer.wordpress.com (now moved to www.nate-thayer.com), have been summarized and broken down. They provide for interesting, sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous, sometimes enlightening,and to me, fascinating insight into how and why people decide to visit an online site, via what social media networks, from where the readers live, and what topics […]

ABC News and Ted Koppel owe an apology for soiling the integrity of freelancers and the institution of journalism

Mr. Koppel, you owe an apology to the institution of journalism for soiling its integrity. By Nate Thayer December 12, 2013 Well, Mr. Ted Koppel, I, for one, would like to hear your response to my contention you pimped your reputation for integrity to ABC News/Disney Corporation in order to steal the life work of […]

Corporate Power, ABC TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that.

Corporate power tried to steal my life work. ABC  TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that. Discuss freedom. I would like to define this discussion, where it belongs: The power of corporate thugs using their money to put their jackboot on the […]

Musician’s Protest Goes Viral: Corporations offer no payment in exchange for “exposure”

Musicians say Enough is Enough for being asked to work for Free: One mans strongly worded refusal goes viral on social media A Familiar refrain: “They consistently offer musicians nothing for their work, instead suggesting ‘exposure’ as a form of payment.” The issue of for profit companies trying to increase their profit margin by refusing […]