Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, undercut on Thursday President Trump’s long-maintained position that there was no quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their phone call in July. Mulvaney’s admission stunned White House officials, and Trump himself, who later authorized a second statement which tried to walk back Mulvaney’s damaging comments.
At the end of his daily broadcast on Friday, veteran Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told viewers he was leaving the network. The abrupt announcement sent shock waves throughout the media industry, and led many staffers and reporters at Fox to worry about the news division’s future.
The New York Times found itself in the news again last Thursday when it was widely criticized for publishing information about the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower’s identity. Within a few hours of the story going live, “#CancelNYT” was trending on Twitter and the wait time to cancel reader subscriptions had reportedly reached four hours.
On Wednesday, the White House released a document it called a “transcript” of President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. While some reporters were quick to point out the document was not a verbatim transcript and had been edited by White House officials, many in the news media continued to use the misleading phrasing.
Updated: September 16, 2019 MediaFile has updated this article to reflect an editor’s note The New York Times published on Sunday evening, which included important information about the allegations made by Max Stier. The New York Times came under fire on Saturday for its mishandling
After a week of crucial reporting that shed light on President Trump’s penchant for disinformation and questions of ethics law violations which have long plagued the White House, the hosts of multiple Sunday shows were criticized for their lax questioning of administration officials. On Friday
The New York Times received intense criticism on Monday night for a front page headline about President Trump’s response to two horrific mass shootings which happened over the weekend. The headline read: “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism.” After a preview of the front page was
Nearly three months after the release of his 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, former special counsel Robert Mueller publicly testified that he had not exonerated President Trump of obstruction of justice last Wednesday. During his almost seven hour testimony before two
More than two years into the Trump presidency, the revolving door between the White House and Fox News continues to spin. The latest member of the Trump administration to join Fox is Raj Shah, former White House deputy press secretary. Shah, who worked under former
More than a year after she resigned as White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks found herself back in the news last Tuesday after she was served with a subpoena for documents and testimony by the House Judiciary Committee. In her coverage of Hicks’ subpoena, New