Accuracy in Media
NY Times Floods Straight News Story With Bias
Tue, 22 May 2018 21:12:10 +0000
New York Times reporters Mark Landler and Ana Swanson let their bias show in an article on the Trump administration’s China negotiations, including in its headline: “Chances of China Trade Win Undercut by Trump Team Infighting.” The reporting was published in the straight news section of the Times, but offered no alternate viewpoint about the […]
PolitiFact Takedown Of Trump ‘Wires Tapped’ Tweets Crumbles
Tue, 22 May 2018 21:06:08 +0000
In the past week, both the New York Times and the Washington Post have acknowledged the FBI and U.S. intelligence services had a spy in the Trump campaign and others have acknowledged that British intelligence services may have been involved. The Times referred to the spy as an informant, but it provided a lengthy account […]
WaPo Tells Only One Side of Supreme Court Labor Decision
Tue, 22 May 2018 20:57:10 +0000
No one had anything good to say about the Supreme Court ruling Monday, according to the Washington Post. The Supreme Court ruled that companies can require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than class-action lawsuits. “The court’s conservative majority said that the 5-to-4 ruling was a logical reading of federal law, and Congress’s […]
Andrea Mitchell Praises ‘Madam Secretary’ for ‘Diplomacy in Action’
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:23:12 +0000
NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell said she thinks American diplomacy is better on TV than in real life. On Monday, Mitchell interviewed actor Erich Bergen, co-star of the CBS “Madam Secretary” in which Tea Leoni plays CIA-analyst-turned-Secretary-of-State Elizabeth McCord. Mitchell praised the show for its portrayal of what she thinks diplomacy should look […]
NY Times Tries to Minimize Reports on FBI Informant
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:39:16 +0000
The New York Times attempted Friday to obfuscate and normalize the fact that the FBI sent an emissary to monitor foreign policy operatives on the 2016 Trump campaign. That they allege he did nothing improper and try to make a nomenclatural distinction between an “informant” vs a “spy” doesn’t mean he was not a spy or engaging […]
Rangappa Emerges as Chief Justifier of Spying on Trump Campaign
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:32:39 +0000
As evidence continues to mount that Obama administration officials spied on President Trump’s presidential campaign and transition, mainstream media has begun looking for ways to obscure or knock down the charges. Asha Rangappa has become a weapon in that battle. Rangappa, who was an FBI special agent from 2002 to 2005 and has since become […]
Media, President Double Down on MS-13 Remarks
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:27:19 +0000
Several mainstream media outlets last week reported that President Trump had referred to all immigrants as animals when he said, at an event on the problems caused by California’s sanctuary cities law, that members of the gang MS-13 “aren’t people. These are animals.” Chuck Todd, among others, admitted the comments were mischaracterized. A few outlets have […]
Chuck Todd Agrees With Trump on MS-13: ‘Anybody Who is a Violent Criminal in My Book Can Get Called an Animal’
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:20:37 +0000
NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd bucked the media tide Friday when he agreed with President Trump’s comments calling MS-13 gang members “animals.” Todd made his comments on the Bernie & Sid Show on New York’s WABC Radio. “A lot of people have called violent anybody animals,” Todd said. “Anybody who is a violent criminal in my book […]
NY Times Chozick: I Thought Hillary ‘Maybe Would Have Won a Nobel Prize’ After Losing Election
Fri, 18 May 2018 21:18:23 +0000
New York Times writer-at-large Amy Chozick . and author of  “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling” told the FiveThirtyEight podcast  that she thought that maybe Hillary Clinton would have run Unicef or the Children’s Defense Fund and “maybe would have won a Nobel Prize” like Al Gore did for his work […]
New York Times Issues Huge Correction Regarding Trump Campaign Investigation
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:49:13 +0000
The New York Times has been inconsistent in its reporting around the FBI and the investigation of the Trump campaign, which led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. Fox News’ Howard Kurtz reports about the paper’s changed tune: “The New York Times has run a rather stunning correction, only a year and a […]