Thursday, January 09, 2014
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.
Friday, January 03, 2014
The television show Scandal started off as a fairly realistic procedural/soap opera. It stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a D.C. lawyer-media-consultant -super fixer who makes clients' problems go away. The character is based on Judy Smith, who served in the first Bush White House ...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Former baseball player Lenny "Dude" Dykstra has become a seemingly endless fount of stories for sports reporters who cover scandal. He's been arrested for grand theft auto and drug possession, declared bankruptcy, and been accused of bouncing a check to a prostitute. Philadelphia sports writer Frank Fitzpatrick has been covering Dykstra since before his fall from grace, and in an interview that originally aired in 2011, he talks to Bob about how sports writers can be complicit in the bad behavior of the athletes they cover.
Monday, July 08, 2013
In New York, a once-disgraced politician is trying to be the next comeback kid. Last night, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for New York City Comptroller. Governor Spitzer discussed his candidacy on our co-producer WNYC's program, The Brian Lehrer Show, earlier today. Brian Lehrer joins us to discuss these candidates looking for a comeback.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Republicans kept up the pressure on the Obama administration this weekend by calling for a special independent counsel to investigate the Justice Department's monitoring of journalists' records and the I.R.S.'s targeting of right-wing groups. Talk of overreach and possible criminality has led some in the G.O.P. to make perhaps tenuous comparisons to events 40 years ago.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Brooke takes a look at the three scandals that have dominated the news cycle for the past couple weeks: the IRS targeting conservative political groups, the DOJ looking through the phone records and email of reporters, and the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Late last week, Gawker published a post that achieved something Gawker posts rarely do -- it changed Canadian politics. Gawker’s John Cook alleged that he’d seen a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. It's been the lead story in the Canadian press for the past week, but so far the mayor has dismissed the charge and avoided answering any questions from the press. Brooke talks to The Toronto Star's Robyn Doolittle, who's been reporting the story from Toronto, about Ford's ability to disregard the media.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
This week saw the resignation of two prominent IRS officials after it was confirmed that the agency targeted conservative nonprofit political groups during the 2012 election. The departures were at least a partial victory for conservative bloggers. They’ve been covering the story for over a year, and they’ve been mostly alone. The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone tells Bob about the story’s winding path, starting with its origin in the right-wing blogosphere.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
At the Greek American Atlas Club in Astoria, Queens on Tuesday, men sat around a card table playing poker and, in spirited Greek, reacted to the news of a match-fixing scandal that may have affected the outcomes of 680 soccer games over the past five years.
Friday, December 07, 2012
You might know them for their cameras, but Japanese company Olympus is responsible for one of the largest financial scandals in recent memory. Former CEO Michael Woodford blew the whistle on Olympus's shady dealings, and now he's speaking out about the ordeal in a new memoir.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Britain’s Financial Services Authority has fined global financial firm UBS $47.5 million in a "rogue trading scandal." Mark Scott has been reporting on the scandal from London for our partner, The New York Times.
"They didn't have the right controls and mechanisms in place in house to really catch this problem when it first happened," Scott says. "It's a question of the bank itself not having the right checks and balances internally."
"These are multi-million, if not billion dollar trades on a day to day basis," Scott says. When this much money is on the line, it is important that the banks are taking responsibility for the actions of their employees.
No one is naive enough to think a $47 million fine will put a stop to illegal or irresponsible trading practices. As Mark Scott says, "It's never til the next time."
Friday, November 16, 2012
Journalists that covered David Petraeus, both in his capacity as a General in Iraq and Afghanistan, and later as the director of the CIA, have done a lot of public soul searching in the wake of his recent scandal. Bob speaks to international investigative reporter Jon Lee Anderson about what he sees as the media's failings in covering Petraeus.