Watch a video of today's Full Measure television news segment highlighting a selection of media mistakes and misses in the era of Trump, from the New York Times to CNN, the Washington Post, NBC, and CBS. http://fullmeasure.news/news/shows/slanted-12-28-2020 Transcript below: Taking a moment out now for a page from my new book “SLANTED: How the news […]
The New York Times is returning the prestigious "Peabody Award" it won for a podcast series in 2018. The podcast was called “Caliphate,” and told the story of a man named Shehroze Chaudhry. An internal investigation concluded the podcast did not meet accuracy standards. The New York Times announced that Canadian and US intelligence and […]
The following is a news analysis. The propaganda site Factcheck.org falsely claims I "shared" a misleading "article" about masks. In reality, it a peer reviewed, published study that was complimented by WebMD for its design as "the gold standard.” Read the study here. Part of a familiar propaganda tactic is to try to discredit reporters […]
With fake news on the minds of a lot of Americans, it can be difficult to figure out how to sift through the information landscape to find the facts. Today we get some ideas from Nolan Higdon, a lecturer of history and media studies and author of “The Anatomy of Fake News.” He takes us […]
The following is an excerpt from my latest analysis in The Hill. If there were any doubt left after 2016 as to what too much of the mainstream news media in America has become, it most certainly has been erased in 2020. Too often, many in my industry have revealed themselves as little more than […]
The following is an excerpt from an article in Breitbart: U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff, a Bill Clinton appointee, allowed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times to proceed, saying that a jury should decide whether editorial page editor James Bennet acted with “actual malice” in writing that Palin was responsible for “political incitement” that […]
A look at fake news before it was called "fake news,” and media efforts to propagandize the term.
My investigation found "fact check” efforts often rely on activists and advocates with common partisan ties and deep ideological roots.