Tuesday, April 25, 2017

White House Correspondents

White House Correspondents

White House Correspondents
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...
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...
Ever since the election, a variety of journalists have written mea culpas apologizing for how their respective news outlets screwed up election coverage.  "The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so," Will Rahn wrote at CBSnews.com....
As I recently wrote in the New York Observer, this year's disgraceful political campaign has been outdone in awfulness only by the political coverage of it. We're used to cable news networks being surrogates for their preferred candidates so...
I had a story yesterday at the New York Observer titled "This Election Has Disgraced the Entire Profession of Journalism," which compiled some of the most embarrassing moments of campaign reporting revealed by the Podesta Leaks. There was a...
I have a story today in the New York Observer about the wretched state of political journalism, which nowadays, as the Podesta emails have shown, has been mostly reduced to surrogacy on behalf of the Clinton campaign. Every time I write...
Mild-mannered Dean Baquet, the editor of the New York Times, is mad. Why? Because cable news is biased, especially Fox, and because CNN hired Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, and as a result "was in danger of...
For months I’ve tried to write about Ezra Klein, the founder of Vox, the nest of nerdy, privileged kids who think that politics and government is super neat. I’ve had a hard time publishing anything because Klein, a leading...
I’ve followed presidential campaigns for years and it’s never been an uplifting experience, but this year has marked a genuine low for the media. The basic problem is that the lion’ share of journalists covering the campaign are actively...
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...