Despite opposition from Democrats, Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and intense media scrutiny of her has faded for now.
With the White House refusing to answer basic questions about President Trump’s condition after he tested positive for COVID-19, reliable information on his health has been scarce.
The massively popular video-sharing app TikTok has found itself in the middle of a political crossfire in recent weeks after the Trump administration issued executive actions against its parent company and voiced concerns about data and national security.
Earlier this month, controversial Trump appointee Michael Pack was confirmed to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In mid-June, he fired all the top executives at the agency and froze spending. He now faces a lawsuit alleging that he breached the “firewall” that protects government-funded media from political interference.
After Twitter labeled a statement from President Trump for “glorifying violence,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to leave Trump’s post undisturbed.
After Trump Suggests Disinfectant Remedy, Renewed Calls for Networks to Stop Carrying Briefings Live
A group of journalism and media professors circulated an open letter to the heads of the major news networks imploring them to stop airing President Trump’s press briefings live.
President Trump’s daily press briefings during the coronavirus pandemic have drawn millions of viewers, but some in the media have criticized television networks for airing the briefings which have veered into misinformation and campaign rhetoric. “If it were up to me, and it’s not, I
With the coronavirus spreading and increasing cases of misinformation about the disease, journalists have an ethical responsibility to present the most accurate information to the public.
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.”