A declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. But, to the dismay of journalists and human rights advocates, the U.S. won’t sanction the prince.
The media has been overly optimistic that the incoming Biden administration will offer a complete reprieve from the Trump era, exalting the president-elect at a time when maintaining a critical view of our leaders is crucial.
In the face of staggering misinformation and President Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of this election, journalists covering races across the ballot have a responsibility to keep readers informed on every step of the electoral process.
Less than three years ago, journalists helped spark change throughout American culture when they exposed the pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Investigative work by reporters has since led to the resignation, firing and sometimes prosecution of powerful men in
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.
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.”