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.
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.
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
Post-midterms, the White House could be subject to a new “investigative onslaught” and has continued its efforts to undermine the free press.
In Episode 3, Caroline Corbett, Rob Cline, Avi Bajpai, and Michael Kohler discuss the rise of investigative journalism under Trump, media coverage of Iran sanctions and the ICJ, the future of MeToo reporting after Kavanaugh, and a brand new report on Twitter’s fake news problem.
Edited by Amalia Mobley and Caroline Corbett
How will the politics of the Kavanaugh protests affect votes at the ballot box this November?
President Trump’s tendency to pit the media against the justice system is dangerous to our democracy.
A satirical look into how Republican commentators have been working to frame the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
At times, it can be difficult to tell whether the public controls the media or whether the media controls the public. On one hand, the public gives intriguing topics more traction by talking and tweeting about them so more stories about those topics are written.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s possible departure from the Department of Justice this Monday exposed fault lines in the media’s ability to accurately communicate a high volume of conflicting reports.