Sunday, March 26, 2017

White House Correspondents

White House Correspondents

White House Correspondents
Gosh, we all knew journalism was in trouble but now we have the proof in a Buzzfeed article by Craig Silverman, “Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election.” According to Silverman's...
Part 1: Did Russia really hack the DNC? Meet Cyberclown James Lewis One of the leading stories of the presidential campaign is that Donald Trump is in bed with Vladimir Putin and that if elected president he and Russia’s leader...
Les Moonves cannot lose … and he knows it. The all-too-well compensated CEO of CBS said as much back in late February of 2016. The Bataan Death March of presidential campaigns had finally kicked into high gear and a...
Michael Isikoff of Yahoo had a big story last Friday that got major play, probably because it feeds into the dumb narrative that Donald Trump is a Russian stooge being run by Vladimir Putin. To be clear, Trump is...
In theory, there’s nothing not to like about virtuous New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. He and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, “combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy,” according...
There’s recently been a media/celebrity thread arguing that Donald Trump is going to drop out of the presidential race because he knows he can’t win. That’s why, it is said, he’s been yelling and screaming about how rigged the...
This year’s election campaign has made monkeys out of almost every pollster, political commentator and prognosticator in the country. Indeed, there is only one pundit who has emerged from this shit show with an unstained reputation: Carl Diggler, CAFE's...
The big news over the weekend was the death of Fidel Castro, which prompted a flood of coverage, and rightly so since he was one of the most important figures of recent times. A lot of the reporting and...
By PAUL STAROBIN Idiotic is one of the milder words that come to mind on hearing Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, brand Donald Trump “a puppet” of the Kremlin. Mook did so this past Sunday on ABC’s “This Week...
I didn’t think much of the New York Times story on Donald Trump possibly not paying taxes for 18 years, as I noted here yesterday. The Times story rather obviously stretched its conclusions well beyond where its flimsy evidence...