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NYT Lets Think Tank Funded by Gov’t and Arms Industry Claim Huge US Military Budget Isn’t Huge Enough

The New York Times gave an enormous platform to a hawkish think tank that is funded by the US government and by top weapons corporations, letting it absurdly claim, without any pushback, that the gargantuan US military—by far the largest in the world—has been "underfunded."

Is Facilitating a Paid Informant Program Part of Journalism’s Job?

A search of NY1's coverage shows hundreds of segments this year, thousands over the past few years, that encourage viewers to send tips to the Police Foundation's Crime Stoppers hotline.

Media ‘Extremes’ on Healthcare: Universal Coverage or Taking Healthcare From Millions

Unable to continue ignoring the single-payer policy, corporate media have, with predictable uniformity, undermined it as utopian nonsense.

3 Count: Wolfgang’s Vault

Wolfgang's Vault hit with a class action lawsuit, Carrie Underwood sued by two songwriters and Singapore real estate websites go to court. The post 3 Count: Wolfgang’s Vault appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

In CNN Article on Venezuela, ‘Socialist’ Mentioned Only Once

In an article by CNN, the plight of Venezuelans is made clear, to include the shortage of basic medicine and medical supplies, lack of food and common toiletries, and money. However, the article did not point out that socialist policies under Nicolas Maduro were to blame, by name. However, the article did not call the policies […]

Outrage Mob Assembles over Bodega Boxes, Accuses Founders of Appropriating Culture

Start-up company Bodega was set to compete with bodegas on street corners across New York City, using vending-machine-like systems to streamline transactions. However, this technological threat sparked outrage, where critics claimed that the founders were misappropriating immigrant culture — bodegas are often run by immigrants — among other things.

NeverTrumpers Team Up to Publish ‘Truth’ on Russia Investigation

Rob Reiner has teamed with Atlantic magazine editor David Frum, Obama administration alums and others to form the Committee to Investigate Russia. It launched a website called InvestigateRussia.org, which is billed as a place “where all relevant information is aggregated in one place to provide context and allow users to see the full picture of […]

Washington Post Attacks Trump Speech From All Angles

It was a set piece for the Washington Post on Tuesday. President Trump was speaking to the United Nations General Assembly. The paper knew the time of the speech and had an advance copy. It had all the ingredients to publish a balanced, thought-provoking coverage of what may have been the most significant speech to […]

Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump

For all the outrage over Sean Spicer's appearance at the Emmys, and for all the distaste over Spicer's relatively quick public rehabilitation, the fact is that it's par for the course in how the corporate media—both in news and entertainment—treat those in power when they leave Washington.

Media Aglow Over Emmys Despite Ratings Hitting Rock Bottom

Liberal stars gathered Sunday night in Hollywood for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and, as has become their habit, the out-of-touch elites proved they have no idea what everyday Americans care about. The ratings were among the worst in the show’s history, but one group of people could not get enough – the journalists who […]

The Sad Poetry Plagiarism Story from Canada

Though we often look at plagiarism as a simple right-vs-wrong issue, there are times a plagiarism story, including the plagiarist, come more complicated. The post The Sad Poetry Plagiarism Story from Canada appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Shake it Off

Pepe the Frog's creator goes on legal warpath, Taylor Swift sued over Shake it Off and photographer behind "Distracted Boyfriend" meme speaks out. The post 3 Count: Shake it Off appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Hannity Challenges Viewers to Help Beat ‘Conspiracy Theory TV’ MSNBC

At the end of his show last night, Sean Hannity told his viewers that his show will be returning to the 9 p.m. timeslot starting Sept. 25 to make room for Laura Ingraham’s new show, which will debut at the end of October. Hannity said he was very happy about the move and looked forward […]

Now Hillary Clinton Questions Legitimacy of 2016 Election

After saying she wouldn’t question the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election, when she lost to underdog Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said she’s leaving the door open to speculate about the legitimacy of the 2016 elections. Here’s an excerpt from the interview with NPR’s Terry Gross: (Gross) I want to get back to the question, […]

Irony? Pelosi Event Disrupted by Pro-Illegal Immigration Protesters

Pro-illegal immigration protesters disrupted an event in San Francisco, where House Minority Leader and Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, was speaking. The protesters shouted down Pelosi, who is a political ally, and ignored her pleas to stopShow More Summary

Katy Tur Portrays Herself as a Persecuted Woman in New Book

President Trump has had dust-ups with various members of the media since he became a public figure in the 1970s. Recently, he has clashed with John Harwood, Jorge Ramos and Christopher Cuomo over everything from polling to immigration to national security. His set-tos with Jim ‘Fake News’ Acosta and Joe Scarborough are the stuff of […]

Vox Hedges Headline in Fit of Single-Payer Skepticism

Vox’s headline-meddling provides an insight into corporate media’s approach to hot-button issues like single-payer health insurance.

NYT’s Amy Chozick: Clinton Has ‘Given Up on the Mainstream Media’

New York Times lead reporter Amy Chozick, who covered the Hillary Clinton campaign for the Times in 2016 and is currently writing a book on her experience, told CNN host Brian Stelter Sunday that Clinton’s recent calls for a liberal media network to compete with Fox News and other outlets shows that  it’s “almost as if […]

3 Count: Joking Copyright

USCO reverses decision on joke in Conan O'Brien case, subtitle site operator convicted in Sweden and Forever 21 responds to infringement allegations. The post 3 Count: Joking Copyright appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Fake News? Media Reported Trump Administration was Going to Pull Out of Paris Accords, but Didn’t

Is this another example of fake news? The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump White House was going to remain in the Paris climate change accords, which predecessor Barack Obama had signed and did not send to Congress, leaving the decision up to the next president. Who was their source? International climate officials, who […]

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