Accuracy in Media
NY Times Publishes Stephen Miller Story Without Asking for Comment or Offering Alternative View
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:50:43 +0000
The New York Times reports no mention of efforts to contact Stephen Miller, the aide to President Trump targeted by Miller’s uncle in an essay, and offers no interviews providing alternative viewpoints to the essay’s accusations and policy claims. “Stephen Miller, one of the key architects of President Trump’s hard-line immigration agenda, is the descendant […]
Media Largely Overlooks Democrat Saying He Hopes Trump Would Tell Candidate to Jump Off a Bridge
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:23:14 +0000
Even as the mainstream media pounces on stumbles from GOP candidates — Todd Aiken and Christine O’Donnell, for example — there has been muted media reaction to news that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told a group of pastors last month he hoped President Donald Trump would tell Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the Republican U.S. Senate […]
Pelosi Accuses NBC of Trying to ‘Undermine Her Prospects as Speaker’
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:44:14 +0000
Feeling the heat, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) accused NBC of trying to undermine her chances to become the Speaker should the Democrats retake the House in November. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, filling in Sunday for Joy Reid on MSNBC’s AM Joy, asked Pelosi why she shouldn’t give up the gavel if the Democrats […]
Boston Globe Calls for Unified Response to Trump Criticism of the Media
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:40:25 +0000
The Boston Globe is calling for a coordinated editorial response from newspapers across the U.S. to counter President Trump’s frequent criticism of the media. “We are not the enemy of the people,”  Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of the Globe, referring to one of Trump’s more frequently used phrases about the […]
NY Times Pits Crazy Trump Against Level-Headed Advisers
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:32:06 +0000
President Trump was not just working against the E.U. in his efforts to reform NATO — he had staff working to finish a key policy agreement out of fear he would blow up the summit and refuse to sign on, according to a story in Friday’s New York Times. The story is part of a […]
Rachel Maddow Pushes Secret Nunes Tape as ‘Crusade’ — But She Missed the Facts
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:24:01 +0000
Rachel Maddow reported this week that she had obtained a secretly recorded tape of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, speaking at a fundraiser for House Republican Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.). On the tape, Nunes said that if Democrats win the House in November, they will spend […]
CNN’s Acosta: Press Is ‘Not Supposed to Be the Story’
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:59:14 +0000
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta appeared on “The Late Show” Wednesday to defend himself against President Trump’s labeling of CNN as fake news. “[President Trump] said ‘you’re fake news,’ and to me, when you insult our news organization and call us fake news, that’s calling on me for a question,” Acosta told host […]
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: It’s ‘Awesome’ Omarosa Secretly Taped Trump
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:55:50 +0000
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace could barely contain her glee on Wednesday over a report from The Daily Beast that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman secretly recorded conversations with President Donald Trump. “Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the infamous former Apprentice star who followed Trump to the White […]
Street Artist Creates Multiple Trump Walk of Fame Stars to Confuse Vandals
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:02:32 +0000
An anonymous street artist fought back against those trying to vandalize President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by creating multiple fake stars overnight. Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — that has been destroyed on several occasions — mysteriously multiplied over night so that on Aug. 9 there were 30 […]
YouTube Adds Warning Labels to Global Warming Skeptic Videos
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 21:23:00 +0000
YouTube is receiving help from Wikipedia, among others, to help “combat scientific misinformation on its platform,” according to a story on BuzzFeed News. Under “YouTube is Fighting Back Against Climate Misinformation” by Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News reports that YouTube “is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change … as part of its ongoing […]