Politics

MediaFile History: The October Surprise

The media’s favorite phrase in the month of October was “October Surprise,” due to a promise that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made that didn’t end up coming to fruition. But since that announcement, reporters have been running the phrase during the tumultuous final month of

After Trump: The Fracturing and the Future of the GOP

Beyond any particular party lines or staunchly-held ideologies, the indisputable fact that the GOP must now prepare to regroup, rebuild, and pick up the pieces of a party in disarray after the 2016 election. Media outlets across the nation agree that Donald J. Trump, the

From Johnny to Jimmy: The History of Politics in Late Night TV

Last Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper aired a segment about late night comedy coverage in the presidential election titled “2016: The Year Late Night Picked a Side.” It is a supercut of Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, John Oliver and Samantha Bee skewering Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on

‘Rigged’: How the Media Became an Enemy

“Rigged.” It’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot. From who? Trump. To whom? Towards the media itself. In the weeks leading up to the final debate and the election itself, the media – whose job is to shine the spotlight on the candidates –

Tomi Lahren: The ‘Black Sheep’ of Her Demographic

With 301,000 Twitter followers, over 315,000 Instagram followers, 3,219,876 likes on her Facebook page, Tomi Lahren is poised to be the Megyn Kelly of her generation, or better yet the John Oliver of the alt-right. Lahren is a native of South Dakota, a graduate of

#MFDebates: The 15 Best Tweets from the Final 2016 Debate

The third, and final, presidential debate of the 2016 election just ended and as expected, Twitter was nothing short of booming. From gifs to quotable one-liners, and policy fact-checks to tactful meme employment – the internet was in full swing. From the #MFDebates team, here

The Podesta Emails: A Primer

Over the past week, thousands of private emails sent to and from John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, have been released by WikiLeaks, an organization that specializes in leaking classified material to the public. The emails covered a wide range of topics including