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  • Grassley-Graham Memo Affirms Nunes Memo — Media Yawns

    02/10/2018 4:49:48 AM PST · by Rumierules · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/10/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page. In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices. Rest assured: If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century. *** We need full disclosure — the warrants, the applications, the court proceedings. No more games. Read...
  • Reporter Asks Why Blacks Don’t Like Trump… Sarah Sanders Eats Him Alive

    01/31/2018 8:36:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Western Journalism | January 30, 2018 | Joe Setyon
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a quick, yet blunt response ready when a reporter asked why so many African-Americans seem to dislike President Donald Trump. During Monday’s news briefing, Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker posed a race-baiting question to Sanders. “The president has repeatedly touted black unemployment when faced with allegations of racism,” Walker began. “Given those numbers, the low black unemployment, why do you think so many in the African-American community are still so uncomfortable with the president? Sanders quickly admitted she wasn’t qualified to give an accurate answer on behalf of the black...
  • The Press Is Not Above Reproach

    01/19/2018 6:09:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts -- the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government -- the freedoms of speech and the press are an important part of what has made the United States the freest and greatest nation in world history. It is fitting, then, that we elevate them to such venerated status in this country. But it's important that we distinguish...
  • Donald Trump's not quite Joseph Stalin. But his 'Fake News Awards' should scare us.

    01/17/2018 11:31:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Nina Khrushcheva
    Trump’s America is in some ways even worse than Russia was during my Soviet childhood. But even before Trump entered the White House, his worst insults were usually aimed at the independent media. Or, as he labeled it: the “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.” As a former Soviet citizen, I am frequently overcome by a horror-movie feeling of fear and disbelief. It’s almost as if I don’t know where I am. In cosmopolitan New York? Or back in monotonous Moscow, listening to Soviet leaders boasting from the Kremlin about Communism’s drummed-up victories and denouncing their illusory enemies?...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • Vanity - White House Press Corps trolled by "Trump" Rear Admiral Doctor.

    01/16/2018 2:24:46 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 57 replies
    If you all get the chance watch a replay of today's White House Press conference. It is better then any SNL series of skits you will ever witness. There is not enough space or room to document the insanity remarks and questions, that poured from the lips and mouths of the White House Press Corps. I was laughing and rolling on the floor endlessly. The "entire" White House Press Corps consists of nothing more then idiots, morons, lie tellers, Trump haters, buffoons, dummies, that are truly, dumb, dumber and dumbest...and these words are complementary at best. The great, good news...
  • President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Solberg

    01/10/2018 12:17:31 PM PST · by bryan999 · 29 replies
    President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Solberg (Norway)
  • Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be

    01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 3, 2018 | James Risen
    I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us. Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be. I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.
  • NYC Mayor: Things Might Go More Smoothly If The City Ran The Newspapers

    12/21/2017 8:06:38 AM PST · by DFG · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in early November, we talked about the little-noted demise of two of the weekly local papers in New York City, the Gothamist and DNAinfo. At the time, I noted that it was really a sad development because papers like that have the somewhat unique ability to focus all of their time and resources on covering local news which is often drowned out amidst all the national and global stories which eat up the front pages of the bigger papers. Those two outlets broke many stories about municipal corruption and waste, as well as keeping a finger on the pulse...
  • Negative Press Coverage of Trump Quantified

    10/11/2017 10:28:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    I thought the press coverage of President Trump was slanted but I didn’t think it was this bad. The obvious bias has now been quantified in new research done by Pew Research Center looking into the negative stories on the president. Over Trump’s first 100 days in office, 24 different media organizations found that reporting on the president has been the most negative of any other president who has been in office over the past 25 years. Research further revealed that only 5 percent of the media’s reporting during this period was positive while 62 percent was negative and 33...
  • WDRB News fights 'clearly illegal' search warrant from Louisville Metro Police

    09/05/2017 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Bratch · 20 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jason Riley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – WDRB News is fighting what its attorney calls a “clearly illegal“ search warrant obtained by Louisville Metro Police that would allow officers to comb through the station’s newsroom and access computers, notes and unpublished material gathered for a recent news story about a suspect in a police shooting. Jon Fleischaker, an attorney representing WDRB, said it is the first time he has seen such an order in at least the last 40 years, when federal law prohibited law enforcement agencies from serving search warrants on news organizations except in extremely rare cases. “There are very serious...
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Media

    08/30/2017 9:56:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Nick Cumming-Bruce
    GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that President Trump’s repeated denunciations of some media outlets as “fake news” could amount to incitement to violence and had potentially dangerous consequences outside the United States. The rebuke by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, at a news conference in Geneva was an unusually forceful criticism of a head of state by a United Nations official. Mr. al-Hussein was reacting to Mr. Trump’s recent comments at a rally in Phoenix during which he spoke of “crooked media deceptions” in reports of the violent clashes at...
  • The Final 10 Minutes Of Trump's Wild Press Conference At Trump Tower

    08/16/2017 6:45:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/15/17
    Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5Mp2Ge3Wg  
  • The real story of that Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting gets even stranger

    08/11/2017 2:12:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-10-17 | Jazz Shaw
    When we last checked in on newly released information regarding that infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, we learned that the media wasn’t terribly interested in discussing the matter any more than absolutely necessary. But as reporters continue to dig through the trove of Justice Department emails obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, we find out that there were some people who were very interested in talking. The people in question would be Lynch’s staff and they were having a flurry of discussions with...
  • The press can be handled in a professional manner

    07/31/2017 7:00:39 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    Experience | 31 July 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The press can be dealt with in a professional manner. You need someone who has been in the business to do it. That person would understand inside out how the system works and why. Also, that individual would know how to address a journalist, good or bad. Another key point is to separate them from each other and stop the hyena vs lion dynamic. One-on-one interviews with selected reps from each outlet would be a good start. In a school classroom, you do not get into a major verbal conflict with one student in front of all of the rest....
  • Our President Is a Street Fighter

    07/06/2017 8:38:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2017 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    George W. Bush is a gentleman and his father, George H.W. is too, even more so. Both were attacked maliciously and aggressively by the media and by their political opponents. I admired the civility of both presidents who were above the fray. But their presidencies suffered defeats because they were unwilling to fight fire with fire. Donald J. Trump is a different man, a different politician and a different president. Trump is a street fighter. He is going to be aggressive and cunning when politicians and the media come after him. President Trump is naturally combative, having honed his skills...
  • Trump wins the media war, battle by battle

    07/02/2017 5:13:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There is a reason why the mainstream news media and the Democratic Party are in an uproar: They’ve been left out of the political equation by a player who understands the game better than they do. And that player is President Trump, who has conducted a masterful war against his media foes over the last 72 hours, launching a series of strategic tweets that deemed the hostile press not only “fake” but “fraudulent.” The president himself declared that he was the victor to his 31 million Twitter followers, adding one more telling tweet that summarizes his very effective skill set:...
  • Reporters Committee condemns President Trump's statement of violence against the press

    07/02/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    On Sunday, President Donald Trump made a public statement on Twitter that glorified physical violence against members of the press. Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, made the following statement: "We condemn the president's threat of physical violence against journalists. This tweet is beneath the office of the presidency. Sadly, it is not beneath this president. "No one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs. Journalists are your neighbors, they're your friends. Journalists perform a critical function in our society, one the Founding Fathers felt was so necessary that they...
  • New York Times Issues Correction for Russia Flap

    06/30/2017 11:03:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    The New York Times has issued a correction four days too late for its flap of a Russia story Monday. In a piece entitled, "Trump's Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies," the editors published some inaccuracies. In particular, the writers suggested that 17 intelligence agencies had signed off on a report noting that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election. In reality, only four had come to that conclusion.In fact, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee exactly that last month. "Only three agencies" were directly involved in the assessment, "plus...
  • CNBC Editor: Media Must Remember Readers Are Not ‘as Ignorant, as Stupid as We Think They Are’

    06/29/2017 6:22:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/29/17 | David Rutz
    CNBC editor Nikhil Deogun said members of the press needed to stick to facts and remind themselves that their readers "are not as ignorant, as stupid as we think they are" during a discussion Wednesday on media in the Donald Trump era.In a panel moderated by Katie Couric at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Deogun and Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker, The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, Time editor Nancy Gibbs and USA Today editor Joanne Lipman delved into the challenges of covering Trump and declining trust in the news media.In one portion, Couric brought up the problem of confirmation bias in the media."Consumers are increasingly...