Politics

#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

#MFDebates: The 10 Best Media Tweets

Twitter newsfeeds were moving at lightning speed during Monday night’s record-breaking debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But, amongst all the noise, what were some of the best 140-characters-or-less moments of the night? Between a heavy scouting of “Media Twitter” and our hashtag #MFDebates, we’ve compiled our

#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

Analysis: How Right and Left Wing Media Have Covered Clinton’s Health

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has faced questions and criticisms concerning her health for years. These have continued through her presidential campaign, but until recently, they were disparaged as far-right conspiracy theories and rarely discussed in the mainstream media. These theories resurfaced with vigor after Clinton

The Climate Change Divide in Science, Politics, and Media

Climate science appears to have made it clear that global warming is linked to the increase of carbon dioxide emissions in the troposphere, yet so many prominent conservative scientists, politicians, and media outlets are still skeptical of the consensus. Patrick Moore, ecologist and former president

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

Donald Trump Addressed Obama’s Citizenship – And Twitter Erupted

Yesterday, following an article by the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, the Donald Trump campaign said it would make a “major announcement” at his newest property on Friday – Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel. Trump spokesman Jason Miller announced, as well, that the Republican candidate believed that