Media

Bush Hits Trump On The Media: They’re Not The Enemy, They Are Indispensable To Democracy [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told TODAY in an exclusive interview. “Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” Bush was asked about the ...

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Executive Editor Of “Failing” New York Times: Trump’s Attacks On Us “Wildly Boost Subscriptions” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: With President Donald Trump continuing his attacks on the New York Times this morning by once again labeling the paper as “failing,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the president’s relationship with his publication, the press in general, and how Trump has actually been a boon for the Gray Lady. After host ...

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Trump Chickens Out Of White House Press Dinner

The Liar In Chief this afternoon declared that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner rather than face the humiliation of a half-empty room and withering criticism from the stage. Yesterday Bloomberg announced the cancellation of their popular after-party after Trump told the CPAC audience that he plans to “do something” about the press. The WH Correspondents ...

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is ...

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AP Sues Laura Ingraham’s Site Over Bounced Check

Buzzfeed reports: The Associated Press is suing LifeZette for more than $49,000, claiming that the Laura Ingraham-helmed website failed to pay months of licensing fees. The complaint, filed on Friday in District of Columbia Superior Court, alleges that LifeZette entered into a year-long licensing agreement to use AP content in July 2015, agreeing to pay $4,200 per month. The AP ...

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Fox Host Shep Smith Again Trashes Trump’s Attack On Free Press: CNN’s Reporting Is Not Fake News [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House. “For the record, ‘fake news’ refers to stories that are created, often by entities pretending to be news organizations, solely to draw clicks and views and are based on nothing of substance,” ...

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BREAKING: White House Blocks Multiple Outlets From Spicer Press Gaggle: CNN, NYT, Politico, Buzzfeed

Multiple news outlets are reporting on Twitter that the White House has blocked them from entering today’s press gaggle with Sean Spicer. Among those reportedly locked out are CNN, the New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, and others. Earlier today Trump doubled down on his attack on the “fake news” media during his CPAC speech, again calling them “the enemy of ...

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Liberal Commentator Alan Colmes Dies At Age 66

Fox News reports: Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness. Colmes leaves behind his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement: “Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, ...

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WaPo’s New Tagline: Democracy Dies In Darkness

Bustle reports: On a list of President Trump’s friends, the mainstream media is not likely to be found — and that may be putting it lightly. From the days of his campaign to what are now his days in office, the president has criticized long-respected news outlets and their journalists for putting out what he calls “fake news.” However, the ...

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Bill Maher Takes Credit For Homocon Milo’s Downfall: Sunlight Is The Best Disinfectant, So You’re Welcome

The New York Times reports: If you were disappointed that Bill Maher brought Milo Yiannopoulos onto his HBO show “Real Time” last week, Mr. Maher is not especially bothered. In a telephone interview on Tuesday night, Mr. Maher batted back criticism of the booking by arguing that the appearance of Mr. Yiannopoulos actually helped expose the incendiary right-wing personality’s views ...

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Sean Hannity: “Whiny Crybaby Snowflake” Journalists Need To Stop Comparing Trump To Hitler [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sean Hannity tonight argued that people in the media worried about President Trump‘s “enemy” tweet potentially inciting violence need to consider the rhetoric from their own industry aimed at Trump. After all, he argued, Trump has been called pretty much every name and has been compared to Hitler more than once. “If you call the president a Nazi ...

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Fox Host Chris Wallace Blasts Priebus: Obama Didn’t Get To Tell Us What To Do And You Don’t Either [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox’s Chris Wallace put White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on the hot seat this morning over President Trump‘s tweet calling the press the “enemy” of the American people. Priebus expressed his frustrations with news outlets running untrue stories about the White House and Russia, railing against the use of anonymous sources and saying the reports about ...

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John McCain Slams Trump’s “Enemy” Tweet: The First Thing Dictators Do Is Shut Down The Press [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. John McCain spoke out Saturday in defense of the free press after President Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it “the enemy of the American People!” Such talk, McCain (R-Ariz.) said on NBC News in an interview set to air Sunday, was “how dictators ...

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New York Times Blasts “Celebrity Apprentice” Trump Over Chaotic Hiring Across Federal Agencies

From the editorial board of the New York Times: It’s with a whiff of desperation that President Trump insists these days that he’s the chief executive Washington needs, the decisive dealmaker who, as he said during the campaign, “alone can fix it.” What America has seen so far is an inept White House led by a celebrity apprentice. This president ...

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Fox Host Shep Smith Goes OFF On Trump: Everything You Say Is A Lie And You Treat Us Like Fools [VIDEO]

The Week reports: President Donald Trump praised Fox News during his combative press conference Thursday, but he certainly would not have liked what he saw if he turned on his TV afterward. Fox News’ Shep Smith did not hold back when tearing into the president after the presser: “It’s crazy what we’re watching everyday,” Smith said. “It’s absolutely crazy. [Trump] ...

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1000+ Companies Block Their Ads From Breitbart

The Independent reports: More than 1,000 advertisers have pulled out of advertising with far-right news outlet Breitbart, a campaign group has claimed. Kelloggs, BMW, Visa, T-Mobile, Nordstrom and Lufthansa have all severed ties with the company over the last few months, according to a database from Sleeping Giants. A petition for Amazon to cancel its relationship with the website has ...

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Journalist Jeremy Scahill Cancels Appearance On Bill Maher After “Hateful” Homocon Milo Also Booked

Deadline reports: Journalist Jeremy Scahill, a frequent guest of Real Time with Bill Maher, has canceled his appearance set for this Friday in protest of the show’s booking of Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial Breitbart News editor who Scahill says will use the HBO platform to “legitimize his hateful agenda.” Real Time has replaced Scahill with Malcolm Nance, author of The ...

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Jake Tapper Rips Into Trump Over “Fake News” Claims: The Media Didn’t Fire Michael Flynn, You Did [VIDEO]

Via Mediatite: During this today’s broadcast of CNN’s The Lead, host Jake Tapper took aim at President Donald Trump’s continuing war with the mainstream media, who the president now blames for the ouster of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Pointing out that the president today attacked reports surrounding Trump advisers being in contact with Russian intelligence officials, Tapper highlighted the ...

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Breitbart Warns Hollywood: Get In Line Behind Trump Or We’ll Launch Campaign To Steal All Your Movies

Breitbart yesterday warned Hollywood’s celebrities that unless they get in line behind Trump, a concerted campaign to steal their movies will be launched. They write: These condescending lectures have also helped spark another, more nefarious behavior…theft. Evidence of this practice can be seen anecdotally in the comment threads of conservative entertainment media. But data also shows new genres of piracy ...

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Bans Kellyanne Conway

Mediaite reports: Mika Brzezinski of Morning Joe revealed a tidbit that many may not know about the way Kellyanne Conway gets herself booked onto so many shows on behalf of the administration: the Trump campaign manager turned Senior Counselor often times texts directly to schedule an interview hit. But after what Brzezinski calls a never-ending cascade of “fake news, [and] ...

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