Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has released two newly-declassified documents related to government surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign in 2016. The first document, withheld from public view until now, is a 57-page summary of a three-day FBI interview in January 2017 with Christopher Steele’s so-called “Primary Sub-source” in the anti-Trump allegations […]
For most thinking Americans, it is unnecessary to bother to fact check the propaganda group Media Matters. If they have heard of Media Matters at all, they typically understand it’s a smear group funded by donors with political and corporate interests whose names are kept secret. (The last big Media Matters donor whose name was […]
How astroturfing tactics on social media and the new are eroding journalism
His photo has been widely shared on social media claiming he is a 13-year old who died of coronavirus in Great Britain. A post on Facebook claimed he was a "schoolboy...with no health conditions" who became "UK's youngest coronavirus victim." The post went on to read: “Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, sadly died without any […]
The following is an opinion and analysis. It should concern everyone when The New York Times publishes shoddy journalism that violates its own policies and would likely not even meet the standards of a tabloid rag. Two weeks ago, a New York Times article by Jeremy Peters falsely labelled me a "coronavirus doubter." In the […]
Thanksgiving Day there was a doozie of an anti-Trump media mistake. What does it tell us about the state of journalism? It's not good.
It was not a good holiday for two employees in separate cases of workplace mistakes. From KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma: "Starbucks says they fired a barista who printed "PIG" on five coffee cups ordered by a police officer on Thanksgiving. The police chief at Kiefer Police Department, a community just outside Tulsa, said the officer was picking […]
We’ve entered a brave, new world in the information age. Where it can be tough to know what’s real. Now there are movements to help us sort through it all— to teach our kids media literacy, to “curate” our information and cull out “fake news.” Sounds like a good idea. After all, who doesn’t want […]