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After Criticizing Trump On Election Results, Clinton Continues to Question Legitimacy

Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for accepting legitimate democratic election results on Oct. 24, 2016, and criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying that Trump’s lack of endorsement on respecting election results...Show More Summary

3 Count: Burn Baby Burn

New South Wales sued over unpaid license fees, Tickbox power couple profiled and UK charity warns of fire hazards from unauthorized streaming boxes. The post 3 Count: Burn Baby Burn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Seventh-Grader Forced to Change ‘Fake News’ T-Shirt Before CNN Tour

A seventh-grade student in Georgia was forced to change out of a “Fake News” T-shirt before going a class trip to tour CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. The shirt had the letters FNN emblazoned on the front with the words “Fake News Network” below in a style similar to CNN’s lettering. The student Jaxon Jester ordered the shirt […]

CNN’s Begala Disputes Claims Bill Clinton Got Away With Sexual Harassment

CNN contributor and former adviser to Bill Clinton adviser Paul Begala disputed that Clinton was treated lightly by the feminist community and the media over his alleged sexual assaults and harassment. Jake Tapper started the conversation by mentioning recent New York Times opinion pieces that said maybe they weren’t harsh enough on Clinton at the […]

CNN: Fox News’ Shepard Smith ‘Dismantled’ Uranium One Story

CNN claimed, in a video post, that Fox News host Shepard Smith dismantled his colleagues’ insistence on investigating the Uranium One story. The post’s text read as follows: After weeks of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson pushing for an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s involvement on the Uranium One deal, their Fox News colleague Shepard Smith dismantled […]

Glamour Honors ‘Women of the Year’ — But No Conservatives

Glamour, a magazine that discusses fashion and other pop culture issues, recently heralded its top candidates to receive the 2017 ‘Women of the Year’ award. However, not a single conservative woman was on the list: By now, conservative women are used to women’s magazines ignoring their historic accomplishments. Being the first female to run a […]

Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator as Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’

For many in the Western press, de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman’s self-serving power grab is the action of a bold “reformer,” a roguish bad boy doing the messy but essential work of “reforming” the kingdom.

Media Uneven in Roy Moore, Al Franken Coverage

As some called for Al Franken to resign in the wake of a woman accusing him of sexual harassment, the mainstream media has constructed a double standard with regard to such charges. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said, “I realize that this was years and years ago, this story, and he was a private citizen at the […]

NY Times Pushes Case for No Tax Cuts At All

Not everyone is crazy about the current tax reform proposals before Congress. Some want more pro-growth measures. Others want it benefits geared more toward middle- and low-income people. But a piece in the New York Times argues Congress should not pursue tax cuts at all. If anything, the piece calls for even higher taxes … […]

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.

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