After more than 20 years on the air at MSNBC, Chris Matthews resigned on March 2. His abrupt retirement comes after a string of controversial remarks and a renewed focus on his extensive history of inappropriate comments about women’s appearances.
The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
After the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon was considering sending up to 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East, the Department of Defense issued conflicting statements and had to ultimately acknowledge that further deployments were actively being considered.
Reporters at Bloomberg News have long objected to an editorial policy that precludes coverage of its parent company, Bloomberg L.P., or its billionaire founder and owner, Michael Bloomberg. Those concerns resurfaced on Sunday when Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced that in light of Bloomberg’s formal entrance
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