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.
The following is an excerpt of an article in Politico by Josh Gerstein. Read the entire article by clicking the link at the end. A TV journalist known for against-the-grain reporting is unleashing a new flurry of litigation on Friday alleging she was subjected to illegal surveillance by U.S. officials while covering Obama administration controversies […]
Republican senators request records related to reported Ukraine-Democrats' role in 2016 anti-Trump efforts Democrats deny both interference by Ukraine, and coordination between Ukraine and Democrats Timeline of key allegations and events follows The heads of two Senate committees are asking the FBI and the Department of Justice for records related to a reported scheme by […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thank you to those who attended my DC book party. Naturally, some in the press mis-portrayed it as a conservative-only affair. (Politico/Hadas Gold). So,a special thanks to the inconspicuous and unmentioned who don’t fit the press’ chosen narrative including: Center for Public Integrity, Project on Govt. Oversight, fmr. ACORN DC office director, ProPublica, Pulitzer-Prize-winner, some […]
"The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That's not what I saw." This firsthand account comes from Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity. Before that he was an ABC News and CBS 60 Minutes producer. He currently teaches journalism at American University School of Communication. Politico excerpts from his […]
The last thing the House Oversight Committee knew about IRS manager Lois Lerner's hard drive was what the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told them: that they had no idea where it was. Now, according to sources who spoke to Politico, it looks like the hard drive has been "recycled." “We’ve been informed that […]