It’s easy to find fact checks about Trump. And he’s given us plenty to write about. This article measures some of the media’s fact-challenged reporting.
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This article first posted in February of 2014 What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important […]
(Not really. It’s Hillary Clinton who is targeted…) The following is a news opinion and analysis I call it the “Substitution Game” in my book Stonewalled. It refers to how the news media sometimes disparately treats comparable news, depending on the subject and how the news outlet or reporter feels about it. According to the New York Times, “Two […]
In June of 2015, the House Oversight Committee convened hearings to examine failure of the government to comply with federal Freedom of Information Law. The witness list is below. “The hearing on Tuesday began with Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS journalist, who called FOIA ‘a pointless, useless, shadow of its intended self’ that is ‘broken […]
A story in Politico caught my eye because of the familiar ring. Reporters covering the House Democrats’ retreat in Philadelphia complained about their tight rein. [quote]“It was a police state. It was absurd how heavy handed the capitol police and Democratic staff were in trying to control everywhere the press went,” New York Times reporter […]