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Grabbing Tr**p by the Pussy: Censorship in the Media

Disclaimer: This article contains graphic language. Since the video of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women was released, news organizations have been questioning whether they should publish exactly what he said word for word, obscenity for obscenity. Ultimately, the words he used and how he used

NBC’s Billy Bush in Bombshell Trump Audio Degrading Women

In a bombshell report by the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, NBC’s Billy Bush is recorded, alongside Donald Trump, in conversation saying degrading things about women. The report, published Friday afternoon, documents Trump and Bush in 2005 – unaware they were on a hot mic – discussing “in

#MFDebates: The 15 Best Veep Debate Tweets

With a mere 37.2 million viewers, the VP debate was far from the most important event during the 2016 campaign. Despite small viewership, Twitter took it upon themselves to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. After a thorough search of “Media Twitter” and our hashtag #MFDebates, the

#MFDebates: A Poppin’ Pregame and a Dreary VP Debate

Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate turned out its lowest ratings since 2000 – for obvious reasons. Other than the VP Debate being notoriously “less newsy” than the coveted Presidential ones, a Mike Pence-Tim Kaine tête-à-tête didn’t really seem all that exciting in the ramp-up.   Can’t wait

Election 2016 in Global Context: Russia

This article is the third in a series about how foreign media covers the election. Read the first article about Israel here and the second about Ghana here. The first debate, this past week, between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had Russian media

#MFDebates: The First Debate Roundup

Last night’s debate was one for the books. Boasting an average of 84 million viewers across the 13 television channels that were broadcasting it, the Trump-Clinton debate has become the most-watched debate in American history, according to Nielsen. It is estimated that “many millions” also

#MFDebates: The First Debate Breakdown

MediaFile staff and readers will be tweeting with #MFDebates for each of the four major debates. Monday night, 9:00 PM Eastern: All eyes will be watching the first presidential debate of the 2016 cycle, and it has widely been considered a make-or-break moment for the

The Trump Standard: Inequity Claims Dominate the Discourse

On the September 16th edition of NPR’s “On the Media,” acting host Bob Garfield opened the show with a recording of Hillary Clinton’s now infamous “basket of deplorables” comment. Offering his own commentary, Garfield said “sure, [Trump] has built his entire campaign on disparagement, but