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Paul Farhi

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Stories for a Price

Friday, November 08, 2013

When news outlets pay for exclusive access to a story it’s called 'checkbook journalism.' The Washington Post's Paul Farhi just reported about two recent cases of NBC News doing just that. Bob speaks with Farhi about the ethical problems raised by paying for news exclusives.

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Like A Funeral

Friday, August 09, 2013

Bob speaks with Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi about the scene at the Post when Post CEO and Chairman Don Graham announced the paper's sale to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Farhi had a unique perspective on the sale as the only reporter who knew the announcement was coming. Farhi also lays out the legacy of the Graham family. 

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First and Worst

Friday, July 06, 2012

When CNN incorrectly reported the fate of the individual mandate they fell into a long tradition of being first but not being right. Journalists have always wanted to report something first, but the benefits of doing so aren't clear -- especially for news consumers. Bob reports on the phenomenon and folly of being first.

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The Failure of 'Failing Schools'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Schools are failing.  At least that’s the consensus if you’ve read any school reporting or heard any politicians promising much needed school reform since, well, approximately the beginning of American public education. But … is it true?  Washington Post reporter and columnist for the American Journalism Review Paul Farhi explains to Bob why the story doesn’t add up.   

 

The Spinanes - Kid in Candy

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"1 Tip for a Tiny Belly"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Washington Post reporter, Paul Farhi, looks into the ubiquitous web ad that the Federal Trade Commission estimates has netted $1B so far.

Do you have a tip for losing belly fat?

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He Said What?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Soundcheck got called out in February for intimating that the Beatles would insert drug references into their songs. Well, we admit that "I Want to Hold Your Hand" may be innocent enough, and now we want you to confess which songs you’ve misunderstood. Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi joins us ...

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Mangled Lyrics That Won't Go Away

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Three decades after this notoriously mangled song lyric become fodder for rock fans, Webster's Dictionary recently put a name to the phenomenon – mondegreens. Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi explains how a misheard lyric (such as Jimi Hendrix's "'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky") is a window into the ...

Campaign Songs

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hillary Clinton may have earned an endorsement from Barbra Streisand but she whips up supporters at rallies with Tom Petty's "American Girl." Barack Obama prefers feel-good Motown hits. And John McCain recently used an ABBA tune. We look at how campaign trail music is chosen, with Washington Post reporter Paul ...

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