President Trump’s daily press briefings during the coronavirus pandemic have drawn millions of viewers, but some in the media have criticized television networks for airing the briefings which have veered into misinformation and campaign rhetoric. “If it were up to me, and it’s not, I
Early last week, Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination was pronounced all but over, as polling showed him behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in several key Super Tuesday states. By Tuesday night, however, Biden had emerged victorious in 10 of the 14 states being contested with a healthy pledged delegate lead over Sanders.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary last week, but after cable news coverage of the results focused on runners-up Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, Sanders supporters slammed the media for what they perceived to be unfair reporting.
After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
Unprecedented restrictions placed on press movement and access to senators during President Trump’s impeachment trial have drawn widespread criticism from journalists and senators alike.
After President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the late Rep. John Dingell was “looking up” from hell, Dingell’s wife and successor asked Trump to “set aside politics,” noting that Trump’s “hurtful words” made her healing “much harder.” But some news media framed her response in a way that presented the exchanged as a two-sided political fight.
Despite a string of recent controversies, the New York Times reported record growth in subscriptions last week. The paper is ending the year just shy of 5 million subscribers, and is projected to attain 10 million by 2025.
When The New York Times reported Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff had been made aware of the now-public whistleblower complaint before it was received by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, conservative media and allies of President Trump seized the opportunity to discredit the ongoing impeachment inquiry and allege coordination.
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.
Glenn Greenwald and Tucker Carlson are from opposite ends of the political universe, but they seem to find some common ground on the topic of free speech. Greenwald, a newly minted Fox News contributor, appeared on Carlson’s program following an incident between Carlos Maza and