Politics

Battleground Media 2016: The Trump Card

This story is the second in a three-part series, Battleground Media 2016. This series covers the Presidential candidates’ relationships with the media. Part one in the series focused on Hillary Clinton and part three will look at Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.  The Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Fair Coverage

“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary [Clinton], I’m running against the crooked media,” Trump said at a rally in Fairfield, Conn on August 13th. “That’s what I’m running against. I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.” From the beginning of this election cycle, Trump surrogates and

Analysis: A Tale of Two Interviewers

Last Thursday morning, Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked a relatively routine question about how he would deal with the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo if elected. His answer was a gaffe that echoed around the world: “And what is Aleppo?” “I

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2016 Moderators

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators and formats of the presidential and vice presidential debates on Friday. The moderators will be NBC’s Lester Holt, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Lester Holt will kick off

Battleground Media 2016: Under Pressure for a Presser

This story is the first in a three-part series, Battleground Media 2016. This series covers the Presidential candidates’ relationships with the media. Part two in the series will focus on Donald Trump and part three will look at Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. It has

Breitbart’s Bannon Rushes Through the Revolving Door

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign endured another shakeup last week when it hired Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman Breitbart News’ parent company, as the campaign’s chief executive. The press is often referred to as “the Fourth Estate,” meant to keep a close eye on those in