Oct 10, 2003

In his latest "Media Matters" column, NPR Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin addresses the case of an incomplete transcript and suggests NPR should not shy from naming CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Andrea Levin charges in The New York Post that the effect of NPR's Middle East coverage "is to promote the views of Israel's detractors." Levin is executive director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).
Sparks fly on WHYY's Fresh Air as Terry Gross interviews Bill O'Reilly, host of Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor and frequent critic of NPR. Listen to the interview on the show's website. The denizens of online community blog MetaFilter discuss the dust-up. An episode of The O'Reilly Factor posed the question, "Why did National Public Radio's Terry Gross ambush O'Reilly?" And a public radio news director calls O'Reilly "hypocritical." (Last link via Romenesko.)
The Baltimore Sun profiles Ira Glass and also notes the death of his mother.