Tag Archives: journalism

Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally

Buzzfeed News reports: A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Minnesota was fired Friday, one day after he was spotted wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while covering a Trump rally for the local TV station. Jim Bunner, a multimedia journalist with KTTC, was covering the political rally Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was spotted outside the Mayo …

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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business …

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Over 20 Guns, Hundreds Of Ammo Rounds Found At Home Of Man Who Vowed To Kill Journalists [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: California man who made a series of calls to the offices of The Boston Globe threatening to kill journalists was ordered released on bond by a federal judge Thursday despite the objections of prosecutors who painted him as a danger to his community. While waiting to be called before Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams, 68-year-old Robert Chain sat …

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Journalist Suggests Media Start By Assuming Trump Is Lying And Then Do “Backwards Fact Check” [VIDEO]

“I’m done being Talmudic about ‘is it a lie, what’s his intent’. Who could know intent with this man? He lies every minute, he changes his story second to second. We should just say he’s lying, folks. Start from that premise. He is a liar. If you can prove he’s not telling a lie, great – we should fact check …

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Trump Rants Against “Opposition Party Fake Media” As Hundreds Of Newspapers Jointly Denounce His Attacks

The Associated Press reports: Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the …

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Trump Rally Pastor Prays Against “Jungle Journalism”

Newsweek reports: A pastor speaking at President Donald Trump’s rally called for God to protect the U.S. President from what he defined as “jungle journalism.” Leading the invocation during a rally on Saturday night in Ohio, Gary Click, a pastor and member of the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee, launched a scathing attack against the Fourth Estate. “Tonight, I pray …

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Trump Escalates Attack On Press: They Can Cause War

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday dug ratcheted up his attacks on the news media as the “enemy of the people,” saying they “can also cause war.” He accused journalists in an early morning tweet of “purposely” causing “division and distrust” in the country. Trump has feuded with the media continuously throughout his presidency, labeling negative coverage “fake news.” …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Repeatedly Refuses To Say Journalists Are Not “The Enemy Of The People” [VIDEO]

Heavy reports: On Thursday afternoon during a White House briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to respond when reporters asked if “the press was the enemy of the people.” According to Aaron Blake, senior political reporter for The Washington Post, Sanders was asked three separate times if she thought the press was the enemy of the people, and …

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NYT Publisher: Trump Boasted About Popularizing “Fake News” Phrase, Cited Countries That Suppress Media

Yesterday afternoon Trump tweeted about a previously off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, prompting Sulzberger to issue a statement discounting Trump’s account of the meeting. That, of course, sent Glorious Leader into a raging tweetstorm in which he accused the nation’s newspapers of being “unpatriotic.” Today, we have a follow-up. The New York Times reports: In a …

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NYT Publisher Rejects Trump’s Account Of Meeting: I Told Him His “Enemy” Language Endangers Journalists

Just in from New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger: My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am …

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Trump Has Repeatedly Sought To Ban Reporters

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has sought repeatedly to punish journalists for the way they ask him questions, directing White House staff to ban those reporters from covering official events or to revoke their press credentials, according to several current and former administration officials. At various moments throughout his presidency, Trump has vented angrily to aides about what he …

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Fox Host Shep Smith Rips Into White House: Actually, Journalists Are Not The Enemy Of The People [VIDEO]

“For those of you at home, if I may, journalists are not the enemies of the people. It’s quite the opposite. Our profession is enshrined in the Constitution and the fourth estate holds the essential job of being your eyes and often ears and, when appropriate, your voice. It’s a cornerstone of our republic. Over 22 years at this network, …

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NY Daily News Slashes Half Of Its Newsroom Staff

NBC News reports: The New York Daily News announced on Monday plans to eliminate half of its newsroom as part of a broader effort to refocus the newspaper. Daily News staff was notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department that also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on …

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Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies At Age 64

The Bismarck Tribune reports: Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died, multiple sources say. Sources say that Schultz died of natural causes. He was 64. Schultz started his broadcast career in TV and radio in Fargo in the early 1980s, including time as sports director at WDAY-TV in Fargo. He went on to host a show at MSNBC and most recently …

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Trump Rejects Mayor’s Request To Lower White House Flags In Memory Of Victims Of Capital Gazette Shooting

The Capital Gazette reports: President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was …

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ABC News Apologizes For Botched Manafort Graphic

Deadline reports: ABC News has apologized for the botched graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen during its coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sign an executive order ending his baby-snatching southern border policy, while sticking with the “zero tolerance” strategy. As Trump was talking, ABC viewers could read, at bottom of screen, “President Trump: …

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Trump Wants “Really Long Strike” By WaPo Staffers

The Hill reports: President Trump said that Washington Post employees should go on strike in a tweet Sunday morning, saying the move means “we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time.” His tweet came shortly after The Post reported that former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone met with a Russian during the 2016 campaign who …

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Trump Campaign Manager Demands That “Disgraceful” CNN Reporter Lose Credentials For Questioning Trump

You shall NOT question the Glorious Leader! President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager is repeating his call for Jim Acosta’s press credentials to be suspended, saying CNN’s chief White House correspondent is “an absolute disgrace” for interrupting a signing ceremony during the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. A report from the conservative Daily Wire apparently …

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Fox’s Charles Krauthammer Reveals Terminal Illness

The Hill reports: Fox News conservative commentator, best-selling author and Pulitzer-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer revealed in a letter on Friday that he only has “a few weeks to live” due to cancer. Krauthammer has not been on Fox News since August of 2017 after undergoing surgery. He had said in a statement released in May that he was “finally getting …

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Homeland Security To Compile Database Of Bloggers And Journalists, Monitor Content For Their “Sentiment”

Bloomberg Law reports: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.” It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage …

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