Accuracy in Media
NYT Reporter Hit With Sexual Assault Allegations
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:14:16 +0000
Glenn Thrush, the New York Times writer who became a political punchline during the 2016 campaign for his ethical reporting lapses, has been accused of sexual harassment. Thrush, who moved to the Times from Politico in December, was accused of trading on a mentor relationship with younger female colleagues to push for sexual contact, Vox […]
The Atlantic: Trump Voters Have One Thing In Common
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:08:31 +0000
You may not be aware of it, but if you voted for Donald Trump for president it is because you are a racist. That’s the upshot of a 10,000-word essay in The Atlantic by Adam Serwer, a senior editor. It is positively Kafka-esque. If you don’t think you are a racist, that only proves you […]
Newsweek Compares Charles Manson to Donald Trump
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:59:38 +0000
President Trump can’t be blamed for Charles Manson’s crimes or death, so Newsweek took a new tack, writing an article that said Manson lured his supporters through the same techniques the president uses to attract his. Manson, who died Monday morning in prison in California, where he has been since 1969 for orchestrating the brutal […]
Hillary Clinton Critical of Fox News, Ignores Other Networks’ Biases
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:11:38 +0000
Hillary Clinton, at a commemorative event held by the Clinton Foundation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s election as U.S. President, criticized Fox News for its bias. In her remarks, she said that if Fox News existed by Bill Clinton’s first term, he would not have had a shot at the presidency due […]
CNN’s Brian Stelter Injects Race Into Trump-Ball UCLA Basketball Issue
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:20:20 +0000
CNN’s Brian Stelter took issue with President Trump’s latest tweet about the UCLA basketball players — Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill, who were arrested in China for shoplifting and, thanks to Trump, were recently released. When the players returned home, they thanked Trump for his assistance in their return. “To President Trump and the […]
Media Pushes Narrative That Violence is Only Happening on the Right — And Because of Trump
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:13:37 +0000
Rand Paul got beaten up in his yard by his Democrat neighbor. He was blindsided while sitting on his riding lawnmower and sustained six broken ribs and a pleural effusion in the attack. This was President Trump’s fault. Franz Kafka said so. New Yorker columnist Jeffrey Frank said the story starts in 1980 when Thomas […]
Report: Coverage of Trump’s First 60 Days Far More Negative than Predecessors
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:34:13 +0000
On the day Donald Trump became president, the Washington Post ran a cartoon by Tom Toles in which Toles gave Trump what Herblock, the liberal Post cartoonist for the 40 years before Toles, had given Richard Nixon – a clean shave. All that had come before was forgiven, the cartoonist was saying. Every president started […]
After Criticizing Trump On Election Results, Clinton Continues to Question Legitimacy
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:43:30 +0000
Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for accepting legitimate democratic election results on Oct. 24, 2016, and criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying that Trump’s lack of endorsement on respecting election results was a “direct threat to our democracy”: Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. That’s a direct threat […]
Seventh-Grader Forced to Change ‘Fake News’ T-Shirt Before CNN Tour
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:40:50 +0000
A seventh-grade student in Georgia was forced to change out of a “Fake News” T-shirt before going a class trip to tour CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. The shirt had the letters FNN emblazoned on the front with the words “Fake News Network” below in a style similar to CNN’s lettering. The student Jaxon Jester ordered the shirt […]
CNN’s Begala Disputes Claims Bill Clinton Got Away With Sexual Harassment
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:38:15 +0000
CNN contributor and former adviser to Bill Clinton adviser Paul Begala disputed that Clinton was treated lightly by the feminist community and the media over his alleged sexual assaults and harassment. Jake Tapper started the conversation by mentioning recent New York Times opinion pieces that said maybe they weren’t harsh enough on Clinton at the […]