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Media Ignores Warren’s Claim that Democratic Party’s Leader is ‘Grassroots’

In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) to identify the leader of the Democratic Party. Warren’s response, which was not picked up by the media’s home webpages (ranging from ABC News, CBS News, CNN to NBC News), was “the grassroots.” “I mean, you can either […]

News Websites Adopt ‘Trust Indicators’ to Combat Fake News

In an effort to combat the proliferation of fake news, news websites including Facebook and Google have agreed to abide by a set of “trust indicators” as set forth by The Trust Project that they hope will restore their credibility as news providers. The eight core indicators are: Best Practices: What Are Your Standards? Who funds the […]

Shepard Smith Goes Against the Grain on Fox — But Did He Succeed?

Mainstream media lauded Fox News host Shepard Smith for what one commentator called “a methodical annihilation of his own network’s coverage of the story.” But a closer look at Smith’s claims reveals he has trouble sticking to the facts. “The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale,” Smith said on […]

The Economist: Trump Can’t Take Credit for Economy Boost

Multiple measures show that America’s economy is humming again, but according to The Economist, President Trump had little to do with any of it. “Has Mr. Trump delivered on his promise to revive American manufacturing, mining and the like?” the story asks. “A more probable explanation is that he came to office just as America began […]

NY Times Columnist: I Now Believe Broaddrick’s Claims Against Bill Clinton

The New York Times ran an opinion piece headlined, “I Believe Juanita,” referring to Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her. Columnist Michelle Goldberg began the piece railing against “right-wing” conspiracists...Show More Summary

HuffPost, Daily Beast Columns Knock Potential 2020 Biden Run

Joe Biden’s hints he may consider a run for president in 2020 are going over like lead balloons for columnists at the both HuffPost and Daily Beast. In her column headlined “Joe Biden 2020 Is a Terrible Idea in a Post-Weinstein America,” HuffPost Washington bureau chief Amanda Terkel writes that “Biden is the wrong guy […]

Media Highlights Trump’s ‘Awkward’ Water Bottle Moment

NBC News and CNN published articles on President Donald Trump’s “awkward” moment searching for a water bottle during his speech and recap of his trip to Asia. CNN’s analysis called it a “dry-mouthed victory lap,” while NBC News’ headline was, “Trump has awkward water bottle moment on TV.” The media was quick to point out […]

Plagiarism, Attribution and Fair Use

When it comes to fair use, none of the factors ask about attribution. However, it's still going to be difficult to argue that a plagiarism is a fair use. The post Plagiarism, Attribution and Fair Use appeared first on Plagiarism Tod...

3 Count: Pirates of Pirates of the Caribbean

Filmmakers accuse Disney of stealing Pirates of the Caribbean, U.S. Copyright Office proposes to extend auto DRM exemptions and candy maker sued over fonts. The post 3 Count: Pirates of Pirates of the Caribbean appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Spinning E-Commerce as Rust Belt’s Salvation

Times are tough in Middle America, but the New York Times says there's hope on the horizon — conveniently packaged in the economic boom of e-commerce.

The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying

Tragically, one of the most honest rhetorical tools that journalists have in the fight for truth has been struck from the lingua franca of US journalists. Within the stilted framework of mainstream news “objectivity,” the simple act of calling out “lies” or “lying” by a politician—especially a president—is now taboo.

NYT’s Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-to-1 on Plight of Right

A review of New York Times articles, columns, op-eds and reports shows a clear emphasis on documenting and condemning perceived suppression of conservative voices at American universities,

CNN Quotes Ex-Obama Intelligence Officials Criticizing Trump on Russia

James Clapper and John Brennan served as intelligence officials during the Barack Obama presidency, but CNN buried their political affiliations in an article highlighting their criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Russia. Trump said the following: “I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election… As to […]

Despite Successes, Media Still Critical of Trump’s ‘Disastrous’ Asia Trip

Even by many of his critics’ accounts, President Donald Trump’s Asia trip was largely a success. “During his first visit to Northeast Asia as president, [Trump] stayed on script, deepened relationships with his counterparts and succeeded in communicating the right combination of assurance regarding the United States’ commitment to its allies and resolve in the […]

Mainstream Media Decries Potential Clinton Special Counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday he is considering appointing a second special counsel to look into Hillary Clinton, Uranium One and other matters — and mainstream media is not having it. “I don’t want to be a Chicken Little,” CNN commentator Jeffrey Toobin said. “But, you know what, this is what happens in authoritarian […]

CNN: Look at Trump’s ‘Most Awkward’ Handshake Ever!

CNN’s Chris Cillizza spent his time analyzing the “most awkward presidential handshake ever” by President Donald Trump at a meeting of Asian leaders: Trump is really the straw that stirs the drink in the picture. Or, more accurately, the guy in the middle of the photo who doesn’t totally get how to do the handshake […]

3 Count: Just One More Thing…

Columbo creators sue over unpaid royalties, Japanese video game company successfully sues Chines cracking group and YouTube partners with Ticketmaster. The post 3 Count: Just One More Thing… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

CNN Blames Donald Trump for Rise in Hate Crimes

Hate crimes went up in the fourth quarter of 2016, and according to a report on CNN, it was all Donald Trump’s fault. “The crimes in the United States have increased to a point not seen in recent history,” CNN reported. Citing FBI figures, it said 6,121 hate crimes were reported in the United States in […]

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

One of the greatest and sweetest media critics ever, Edward S. Herman, has passed away. Ed was the main author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, written with Noam Chomsky.

GQ Citizen of the Year Kaepernick Has Made a Difference — But Not a Good One

GQ named Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year this week, saying he had transformed himself from “a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise” to a “man who became the movement.” He no longer was simply an athlete: “A simple act – kneeling during the national anthem – changed everything. It cost him his […]

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