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NY Times: Due Process was Missing in Al Franken’s Case

Zephyr Teachout, a liberal activist who lost to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), recently wrote a column taking Franken’s side. Teachout lost in a primary election to serve as the state’s senator, and said Franken’s eventual resignation — Franken had not given a resignation date when he made the announcement a couple weeks ago — exposed […]

USA Today Editorial Board Criticizes Trump Again

USA Today criticized President Trump last week for his tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). Trump tweeted that Gillibrand begged for campaign contributions and “would do anything for them.” The USA Today editorial board took offense at the tweet, saying that it inferred sexual favors in exchange for political donations. Here’s what the president tweeted: […]

Yes, the Media Spends Tons of Time Bashing Trump — And There’s Data to Prove It

Mainstream media TV networks spent 2017 bashing President Trump in every way imaginable — but it’s not just an overreaction by his supporters.   The Washington Post analyzed closed captioning from news programs every hour of every day from five networks – Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News and MSNBC – and found words typically […]

NY Daily News Rips Nick Saban for Being Apolitical

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban’s attempts to stay out of politics landed him in hot water after last week’s U.S. Senate election in Alabama. Saban was excoriated as a “clueless, gutless, selfish coward” by Chuck Modiano of the New York Daily News – at a safe distance of about 1,000 miles from […]

Pope Francis Warns Media on ‘Fake News,’ Calls it a ‘Grave Sin’

Ahead of his annual communications message, which he is expected to dedicate to the topic of “fake news,” Pope Francis warned Catholic media Saturday that journalists who promote inaccurate news are committing a “grave sin,” according to The Guardian. “You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication:’ disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that […]

MSNBC Admits to Sexual Harassment Payout Involving Chris Matthews

MSNBC confirmed that the network made a separation-related payment to a female staffer after she accused MSNBC host Chris Matthews of making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company of others. According to The Daily Caller, the network paid the accuser $40,000 to settle her claim–a figure the network disputes. Matthews was […]

Media Overlooks FBI Agent’s ‘Insurance’ Comment in Mueller Probe Texts

The media continues to overlook the “insurance” comment made by an FBI agent assigned to Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian government collusion with the Trump presidential campaign. In a search of CNN and NBC News, no such articles or analyses were found related to the “insurance” text message. FBI agent Peter Strzok sent a […]

CNN Tries to Interpret ‘Awkward’ Photos of Trump, Sessions

CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote an analysis breaking down three photos from last week’s FBI graduation ceremony, where President Donald Trump gave a speech and sat next to his attorney general, former Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions. Cillizza’s analysis is a personal interpretation of three photographs, highlighting how awkward both look in the photos and how […]

Only Newsweek Covered Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Emails Release

Newsweek was the only mainstream media outlet to cover last week’s release of the FBI’s internal communications about the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting in 2016. To recap, during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton, husband of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on an airport tarmac. Show More Summary

News Orgs Panic After Repeal of Net Neutrality

The Internet existed without net neutrality until 2015. Now, based on the reaction to Thursday’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission to strike the regulation, we can’t live without it. “Killing #NetNeutrality would kill...Show More Summary

CNN Staff Cheers as AL Senate Results Come In

Mainstream media could not contain its glee at Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race.  In the CNN studio, as results began to come in that would put Jones into the lead for the first time, cheers could be heard from off-camera personnel. “So, if you’re in the Jones campaign, […]

CNN Highlights Most Popular GIFs of 2017

Journalism is facing serious upheaval in the industry as newspapers are suffering readership losses as the population goes digital and becomes more mobile, with salaries tending to trend low and the profession ranking toward the bottom on being the worst job in America. CNN wrote an article over the weekend highlighting the most popular GIFs […]

MSNBC Joins Sanders in Declaring Net Neutrality Vote the ‘End of the Internet as We Know It’

Mainstream media, led by MSNBC and CNN, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) Thursday in decrying the FCC’s decision to roll back the net neutrality rules imposed on Internet service providers. This is the end of the internet as we know it. In Congress and in the courts we must fight back. #NetNeutrality — Bernie […]

CNN: Net Neutrality Repeal ‘End of the Internet as We Know It’

CNN ran an article in light of the repeal of net neutrality by the FCC headlined “End of the Internet as We Know It.” Net neutrality regulations were implemented by the Obama administration in an attempt to level the playing field for all Internet service providers. However, critics of net neutrality said that the regulations were onerous […]

ESPN Trying to Get Out of Politics

ESPN wants its reporters out of the political commentary business. Speaking at “The Talent Gathering ’17,” a meeting of the 450 “forward facing” or on-air employees, executives of the sports network announced a new social media policy that seems designed to respond to viewer complaints and the sharp drop in viewership that has accompanied the […]

Media Trashes Trump for Doubting Intelligence as Said Intelligence Gets Discredited

With the Mueller investigation unraveling in the face of accusations the FBI and various national security agencies were determined to get President Trump from the outset, the mainstream media has begun to strike back. In a story entitled, “Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked,” the Washington Post took the […]

Trump Tweets that News About Him is So Negative that ‘Social Media only Way to Get the Truth Out’

Early Wednesday morning, President Trump tweeted media coverage about him is so negative that he has no choice but to use social media to “get the truth out.” “Wow, more than 90 percent of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories. Hence my use of Social Media, […]

New York Times D.C. Bureau Hires Fact Checker

The New York Times Washington D.C. bureau has thrown down the gauntlet to its brethren in the newspaper business by hiring its first-ever fact-checker. “Given how much copy we’re moving these days, given how intense the atmosphere is, we’re just doubling down on making sure everything is as airtight as it can be,” said Peter […]

CNN Continues Downward Spiral

CNN’s terrible year continued this week with the network walking back a story on to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his security clearance forms. “First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose Russia meetings in security clearance form, DOJ says,” CNN wrote in a headline May 25. Sessions “did not disclose meetings he had last year with […]

Warren Defends Fellow Senator by Tweeting about ‘Slut-Shaming’

President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-New York), saying she begged for political donations from him in the past by using the social media platform Twitter. The phrasing was disputed by the press and politicians, some of whom interpreted the comment as sexual innuendo. Here is the tweet from the President: Lightweight Senator Kirsten […]

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