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.
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.
Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
The Trump campaign has spent more than $27 million on digital advertising this cycle, outspending the four leading Democratic contenders combined. On Facebook alone, the Trump campaign has spent $21 million, focusing ads on impeachment and socialism.
In light of leading Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, the media has given billionaires an outsized voice in the discussion, leaving out average Americans who would stand to benefit from the policies.
Snapchat Political Ad Spending Shows How Groups in the United States and Beyond are Getting Creative
Back in September, Snapchat published their Political and Advocacy Ad’s Library for 2019. The data collected in the library range from how much money was spent on political ads, to who funded the ad spending. According to CNN, Snapchat was moved to publish its data
After a series of privacy scandals, Facebook’s latest policy that exempts political candidates from being fact-checked came under fire from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. And Warren is hardly the only lawmaker who supports increased regulation of the tech giant.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign renewed its public feud with The New York Times on Wednesday in protest of its coverage of the Ukraine scandal. In a letter sent to Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield blasted The Times for lending legitimacy
Emulating McCain’s Straight Talk Express, Buttigieg Gives Reporters Complete Access During Iowa Bus Tour
As part of his media strategy, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg extended full access to reporters during a recent bus tour of eastern Iowa. Modeled off of Senator John McCain’s Straight Talk Express during the 2000 presidential election, Buttigieg’s bus tour gave reporters the opportunity to ask him questions on a variety of topics.
Twenty Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Detroit, Michigan for two nights of debates last week that were criticized for encouraging conflict instead of examining substantive policy issues. CNN, the host and broadcaster of the debates, opened the show with a 3-minute introduction featuring