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.
This summer, Facebook will be unveiling its long-awaited oversight board, which will adjudicate content that is flagged by users for review. The unprecedented regulatory entity will operate independently of Facebook, the company says.
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 being suspended for tweets in which she highlighted a sexual assault allegation made against Kobe Bryant just hours after his sudden death on Sunday, Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was reinstated on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Less than a month into his presidential campaign, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $100 million on television and digital advertising, potentially upending the Democratic field and laying waste to the traditional fundraising process.