Archive | November, 2016

What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies

This story was updated Nov. 27, 2016 to add results of new survey of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children  [The following news analysis and commentary was first published Dec. 31, 2015] A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed […]

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Corruption on the Border

Surveillance video shows Customs and Border Protection officers on the take—corrupted by drug cartels and human traffickers. The biggest fear? That terrorists could sneak into the U.S. and even smuggle in weapons of mass destruction. We’ll take you inside an F.B.I. border corruption task force as they track down agents on the take. That’s Sunday […]

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“The Big Miss”: Campaign 2016

Never before have so many in the media worked so hard to convince the public that a candidate couldn’t and shouldn’t win. Our cover story this week on Full Measure, “The Big Miss,” examined the growing loss of faith in American institutions: the government, the media and polls. Watch: The Big Miss Preorder my new book: […]

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Newsgate 2016

Note: This story was updated with additional information on Nov. 12 The following is a news media analysis and commentary Regardless of who is your chosen – or least favorite – presidential candidate, independent minds should be concerned about the latest revelations in the news media’s unseemly relationships with government and political actors. While there are […]

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Campaign 2016: The Big Miss

Don’t miss this week’s Full Measure Why did I predict Donald Trump would win the election? Because I’m not a political analyst and I looked at things from the outside. That’s what we do each week on Full Measure: We don’t provide the typical media view of important news stories. Many in the media put their thumb on the […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Email: the Definitive Timeline

2008 December: President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. 2009 Jan. 13: Reports say the clintonemail.com domain was established. Jan. 21: Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state. March 18: Clinton will later name this as the date she began using a private server for government business. 2012 Sept. 11: Islamic extremists launch […]

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How big money super PACs influence the news media

A memo published by Wikileaks outlines the success that Hillary Clinton super PAC Correct The Record has had in getting its campaign narratives across in the news media. The memo sent to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta boasts that, as of the end of 2015, Correct The Record had conducted “over 900 on-the-record and off-the-record media interviews” […]

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Comedy to Deflect from Hillary’s Email Controversies: a “one-two punch”

In March of 2015, Clinton campaign officials envisioned using an appearance with comedian Larry Wilmore at a Clinton Foundation event to deflect from Hillary’s email controversy. “Wilmore could sit down with WJC [William Jefferson Clinton] and Chelsea and say something like ‘Thanks for having me here, it’s a pleasure. And I should tell you, I […]

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President Obama: 8 Wild Successes; 8 Epic Fails

The following is a news commentary and analysis As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to a close, he’ll likely go down in history (as do many Presidents) as a polarizing figure: Beloved by supporters who believe he delivered on key promises to change America for the better; Reviled by critics who see him as a divisive […]

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Did Clinton Aides Withhold Damaging Benghazi Documents?

This article was first published in September 2014 A former State Department diplomat made a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, […]

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