Thursday, February 05, 2015

Important Stories Only Allowed

ProPublica: what is the mission? Not to be “the number one provider and news and information” in blah, blah, blah region. Not: everything you need to know about… Or “all the news that’s…” No. It’smore tightly defined than that:
Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. Sage Jay Rosen

 Uber Gave Money To MADD Last Summer, 6 Months Before A Glowing Report Gawker

EU Widens Multinationals Tax-Sweetener Investigation to Belgium Wall Street Journal

US Officials Blow The Whistle On Secret CIA, Mossad Assassination Plot MintPress (Nikki)

For 22 years Sydney financial adviser Melinda Scott siphoned millions of dollars out of her clients' superannuation funds – spending the money on property, family holidays and private school fees. On Tuesday the 50-year-old from Lilli Pilli cried quietly in the Downing Centre District Court as she was sentenced to spend at least the next three years and 10 months in jail. The court heard that, between 1989 and 2012, Scott defrauded 163 clients – some of them her friends – of $5.97 million through 308 fraudulent transactions Melinda Scott jailed for super fraud