ABC Draws Fire After Naming Bashir and McFadden as Co-Anchors of Nightline – MB #285 Decision to front Nightline with a trio of reporters, one of which is Bashir, has been roundly panned OCTOBER 25 2005 As if independent researchers, analysts, non-conformist reporters and real investigative journalists needed more reasons to create blogs and fire up their podcasts, ABC just provided them with yet another. As I was perusing more drivel this time from the Los Angeles Times in relation to Jacksons charity single — I came upon the news that Martin Bashir and Cynthia McFadden along with Terry Moran were named as co-anchors of the new Nightline. Nightline is considered one of the last bastions of real journalism and is anchored by Ted Koppel. But the switch to turn it into a half hour copy of damn near every other quick-hits magazine show, with the addition of a trio of anchors, has drawn the ire of many long time viewers of the show.
[b]Michael Jackson settles lawsuit by antiques dealer[/b] Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:21 AM BST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson has settled out of court with a Los Angeles-area antiques dealer who sued the pop star over unpaid bills, attorneys for both sides said on Monday. The Mayfair Gallery claimed Continue Reading