Media Mashup: June 4, 2015

Journalist Andrew Jennings attended a public hearing in Brasilia in October 2011 to talk about allegations involving FIFA
Journalist Andrew Jennings attended a public hearing in Brasilia in October 2011 to talk about allegations involving FIFA.
GOAL!

For nearly 50 years, Andrew Jennings, the journalist who brought down the soccer world’s chieftains, has reported on corruption. In the 1980s, he investigated bad cops, the heroin trade and the Italian mob. Then he turned his attention to sports, exposing problems with the Olympics.

Now Mr. Jennings, a Scot, has brought down the top leaders of Fédération Internationale de Football Association. For details, see http://wapo.st/1BKvL0I

ISLAMIC STATE SUFFERS LOSSES

More than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed, or roughly one-third of its fighting force, in the past nine months, a U.S. official alleged.

Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s figure came after a Paris conference on how to stop the extremists ended without any new strategy to halt their campaign. We’ve found that countries losing battles often overestimate their enemies’ losses.

NSA: FRIEND OR FOE?

Only 32 percent of those polled said the NSA got too much protection while 27 percent said the agency got too little. Thirty-five percent said the legal system got the balance right between the nation’s security and individual rights. We find it interesting that Democrats support the NSA more than Republicans. For more information, see http://bit.ly/1dgAFMX

ATTORNEY GENERAL IN JEOPARDY?

The information mavens at “Jeopardy” could not identify the attorney general of the United States. We kinda like that! Maybe she’ll stay out of the headlines, unlike her predecessor, whose name is on the tip of our tongues.

Send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu.

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