Tag Archives: journalism

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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Reince Priebus: Take Trump’s Comments On Media Being The Enemy Seriously, Because They Are [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said President Donald Trump’s comments on the press being “the enemy” should be taken “seriously,” while criticizing journalists’ use of unnamed sources. “I think you should take it seriously. I think that the problem we’ve got is that we’re talking about bogus stories like the one in the New York Times, …

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Reuters Issues New Guidance On Trump Reporting: We Don’t Know What His Attacks On Journalism Will Be

Whoa. Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler writes to his staff: The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” or that his chief strategist …

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Trump Bans Journalists From Entering His US-Owned Washington DC Hotel During Inauguration Week

Politico reports: The Trump International Hotel in Washington is banning the media from its premises during inauguration week. “Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests,” Patricia Tang, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing wrote in an email. A POLITICO reporter attempted to enter the hotel Wednesday morning for a previously scheduled …

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Warns Other Journalists If They Don’t Stand Up To Trump: You’re Next [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Donald Trump was trying to get CNN to stop broadcasting its report about the heads-up Trump allegedly had gotten from the intelligence community, when he accused CNN’s Jim Acosta of working for a Fake News outfit at last week’s newser, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake tapper told Seth Meyers on Late Night. “He was obviously trying to get …

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Buzzfeed Editor Defends #PissGate Leak [VIDEO]

CNN reports: BuzzFeed’s editor in chief says his organization is “proud” of its decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about President-elect Donald Trump. “We thought that it was important, when you have a blanket claim like he was compromised by Russian intelligence, to share the details,” Ben Smith told CNN’s Brian …

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CNN Team Gangbangs Trump And His Crew Of Liars For Their “Fact-Free” Relentless Idiocy [VIDEO]

It was SO enjoyable to watch this last night. Via Mediaite: If you were wondering how CNN would proceed after being trashed by President-elect Donald Trump and his advisors this week, the first 15 minutes of AC360 should make it very clear. The quartet of Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta (the reporter who Trump fought with) …

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GOP Rep Who Compared Obama To Hitler Demands CNN Reporter Be Fired For Disrespecting Trump

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: A day after Donald Trump shouted down CNN reporter Jim Acosta at his first “press conference” since July and accused his network of providing “fake news,” a Republican Congressman is demanding that Acosta be fired. Two years ago to the day, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) made national news for a tweet comparing the president …

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Fox News Host Shep Smith Defends CNN: No Journalist Should Ever Be Belittled By The President [VIDEO]

Surprising and welcome. The Huffington Post reports: Smith said, on behalf of Fox News, that CNN followed “journalistic standards” in the report it published ― which was “distinctly different” from BuzzFeed’s. CNN’s story, unlike Buzzfeed’s, did not include the full, unedited dossier of unverified allegations made about Trump’s ties to Russia. Smith added that no journalists should be treated in …

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CNN Hits Back At Trump’s “Fake News” Attack [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they …

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Spawns Avalanche Of Donations To Journalism Non-Profit [VIDEO]

Money Magazine reports: Donations are pouring in to the Committee to Protect Journalists after Meryl Streep urged viewers to support the non-profit at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to denounce President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter in 2015. She went on to encourage the …

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REPORT: Fox News Offered Megyn Kelly $100M To Stay

Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned that Fox News offered Megyn Kelly even more than has generally been reported, a whopping $100 million package to stay put at the network and continue hosting her highly-rated prime time cable news show. A source close to Kelly says the offer, which included $25 million per year for four years, came directly from Lachlan …

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Fox News Host Abby Huntsman Apologies On-Air For Falsely Claiming Record Food Stamp Fraud [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Fox and Friends host Abby Huntsman apologized on-air Friday after sharing a story about food stamp fraud that had no basis in fact. Huntsman’s apology came after she reported on that “food-stamp fraud is at an all-time high… this year, it is estimated $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted on food-stamp fraud.” Huntsman admitted the error today, …

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MSNBC Axes Live With Thomas Roberts

The New York Post reports: MSNBC on Friday quietly pulled the plug on its afternoon show, “Live With Thomas Roberts,” after less than two years, Page Six has exclusively learned. Roberts was brought on to do the two-hour show last year to replace the much-hyped but low-rated “Ronan Farrow Daily.” “Thomas was taken off of his [show] quietly,” said a …

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Priebus: Trump Might Do Away With White House Press Briefings (Because The Media Sucks) [AUDIO]

Via Mediaite: Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus seemingly suggested during an interview with Hugh Hewitt that president elect Donald Trump might do away with or radically change the White House press briefing and other traditional aspects of the press corps. Priebus seemed receptive to a suggestion from Hewitt that Trump should get rid of the “boring” Saturday …

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WISCONSIN: Crowd Chants “CNN Sucks” At Trump Rally After He Attacks “Dishonest Media” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s Tuesday night “thank you” tour stop in Wisconsin often sounded a lot like an extended victory lap. “I’m here today for one main reason,” Trump told the crowd at the packed Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center. “To say ‘thank you’ to the people of Wisconsin.” During his nearly hourlong speech, Trump repeatedly marveled at …

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IRAQ: Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Site Suspends Reporter For Endangering Other Journalists By Shooting At ISIS

The Military Times reports: A Marine veteran turned journalist has been recalled from Iraq after tweeting a picture showing him shooting at ISIS fighters. On Thursday, Jason Buttrill tweeted a picture of him with a sniper rifle along with the the message: “Major bucket list completed. Shoot at #ISIS ? Check!” A Marine veteran, Buttrill also tweeted that he fired …

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Associated Press Issues Reporter Guidelines For Using The Term “Alt-Right”: They’re Really Just Racist Nazis

Politico reports: In a memo to reporters writing about the “alt-right,” John Daniszewski, vice president for Standards at the Associated Press, cautioned journalists to be specific and deliberate when writing about a label that many say is just a euphemism for white nationalism. “Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the …

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Politico Editor Resigns After Doxing Nazi Leader

The Hill reports: An award-winning Politico national editor resigned Tuesday after publishing two home addresses of an “alt-right” leader. The abrupt departure happened after Politico’s Michael Hirsh published the private addresses of Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, which critics describe as a white nationalist organization. “Stop whining about Richard B. Spencer, Nazi, and exercise your rights as …

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies Of Cancer At Age 61

NPR reports: Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died, multiple sources tell NPR. She was 61. Ifill, the host of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill was also the best-selling author of The …

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