Category Archives: Politics

Reporters, Lawmakers Dispute Trump Administration’s Justification For Suleimani Killing

The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.

Debbie Dingell’s Response to Trump’s Attacks Gets the ‘Both-Sides’ Treatment

After President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the late Rep. John Dingell was “looking up” from hell, Dingell’s wife and successor asked Trump to “set aside politics,” noting that Trump’s “hurtful words” made her healing “much harder.” But some news media framed her response in a way that presented the exchanged as a two-sided political fight.

Bloomberg News Criticized For Ruling Out Adversarial Coverage Of Its Owner

Reporters at Bloomberg News have long objected to an editorial policy that precludes coverage of its parent company, Bloomberg L.P., or its billionaire founder and owner, Michael Bloomberg. Those concerns resurfaced on Sunday when Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced that in light of Bloomberg’s formal entrance