Earlier this month, controversial Trump appointee Michael Pack was confirmed to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In mid-June, he fired all the top executives at the agency and froze spending. He now faces a lawsuit alleging that he breached the “firewall” that protects government-funded media from political interference.
After Twitter labeled a statement from President Trump for “glorifying violence,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to leave Trump’s post undisturbed.
After Trump Suggests Disinfectant Remedy, Renewed Calls for Networks to Stop Carrying Briefings Live
A group of journalism and media professors circulated an open letter to the heads of the major news networks imploring them to stop airing President Trump’s press briefings live.
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
With the coronavirus spreading and increasing cases of misinformation about the disease, journalists have an ethical responsibility to present the most accurate information to the public.
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.
A week-long feud between the Biden and Sanders campaigns over Social Security boiled over when a Sanders speechwriter made a false claim about Biden’s support for Republicans efforts to gut the program, and when Biden retaliated by alleging that a video of his remarks had been “doctored.”
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.
While the Newseum may have closed its doors to the public, journalism and a free press still and should remain essential parts of American democracy.
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.