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  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • THE MEDIA IMAGE OF LEAKS COMING FROM MORALLY TROUBLED WHISTLEBLOWERS IS TAKING A SERIOUS BEATING

    06/20/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 20, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing. But over the last week, that image has taken a real beating. It has recently surfaced that New York Times reporter Ali Watkins may have had an affair with James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wolfe is 32 years her senior. The New York Times is still investigating, but there appears to be a real concern that the “meteoric” and “stunning” rise of Watkins as a star reporter may...
  • The president meets the press – in a most unusual way

    06/16/2018 9:07:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | Peter Barry Chowka
    At 8:25 A.M. E.T., President Trump strolled out of the West Wing and over to the Fox News camera position a hundred or so yards away on the North Lawn, where Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy was doing live reports for his and his colleagues' morning show that was being produced back at Fox News HQ in New York. The Secret Service kept the mob of White House press back as Doocy attached a lapel microphone to the president and then, standing next to him in the morning sun, proceeded to question him uninterrupted for the next half-hour. The...
  • Gives a Whole New Meaning to the Term “Free Press”

    06/15/2018 4:41:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-16-18 | MOTUS
    The quid pro quo of the Swamp: The IG Report shows 300 documented instances of FBI members communicating (off the clock and off the record) with the media. That’s often known as a leak and it’s often illegal. Plus, they frequently accepted expensive gifts from their ‘friends’ in the media as well. Arguably that encouraged them to provide the media with even more confidential information: because that’s how quid pro quo works. That the members of the media are banned from accepting such bribes themselves would indicate they know how effective such “gifts” can be. But when you have a...
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • Trump Will Once Again Skip the White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/27/2018 9:27:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2018 | Eileen Sullivan
    President Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year, continuing a boycott that began his first year in office, the White House announced on Friday, but the president will “actively encourage” members of his administration to go in celebration of the First Amendment. The president’s decision did not come as much of a surprise. Just a few hours after the announcement on Friday, the president tweeted about the “Fake News Media” and said, “so much of the media is dishonest and corrupt!”
  • Here’s how we can make Turkey’s president pay a price for his crackdown on journalists

    04/06/2018 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 10:41 AM | Michael Rubin
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruler for 15 years, has established himself as Turkey’s most consequential leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic’s founder. But while Ataturk’s legacy was to orient Turkey toward the West and lay a foundation upon which successors could cultivate democracy, religious tolerance and a reasonably free press, Erdogan seeks the opposite: He has placed Turkey firmly in the Islamic bloc and increasingly prefers Russia over NATO. He fans the flames of religious incitement not only against Jews and Christians, but also against Muslims who reject his more conservative views.It is time for the United States and...
  • Sisolak uses private security to bar columnist from press event

    03/07/2018 10:34:38 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 6, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Going to press events is a normal part of my job. What happened Monday — as I walked to a news conference at which Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak announced his education plan — isn’t. Sisolak held the event on the third floor of a building owned by Switch. As I got off the elevator, there were two security guards there and a Sisolak campaign staffer. The staffer asked me to sign in and then walked away in a panic when he realized who I was — a conservative columnist. Sisolak’s communications director, Barb Solish, came out and told me,...
  • Grassley-Graham Memo Affirms Nunes Memo — Media Yawns

    02/10/2018 4:49:48 AM PST · by Rumierules · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/10/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page. In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices. Rest assured: If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century. *** We need full disclosure — the warrants, the applications, the court proceedings. No more games. Read...
  • Reporter Asks Why Blacks Don’t Like Trump… Sarah Sanders Eats Him Alive

    01/31/2018 8:36:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Western Journalism | January 30, 2018 | Joe Setyon
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a quick, yet blunt response ready when a reporter asked why so many African-Americans seem to dislike President Donald Trump. During Monday’s news briefing, Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker posed a race-baiting question to Sanders. “The president has repeatedly touted black unemployment when faced with allegations of racism,” Walker began. “Given those numbers, the low black unemployment, why do you think so many in the African-American community are still so uncomfortable with the president? Sanders quickly admitted she wasn’t qualified to give an accurate answer on behalf of the black...
  • The Press Is Not Above Reproach

    01/19/2018 6:09:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts -- the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government -- the freedoms of speech and the press are an important part of what has made the United States the freest and greatest nation in world history. It is fitting, then, that we elevate them to such venerated status in this country. But it's important that we distinguish...
  • Donald Trump's not quite Joseph Stalin. But his 'Fake News Awards' should scare us.

    01/17/2018 11:31:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Nina Khrushcheva
    Trump’s America is in some ways even worse than Russia was during my Soviet childhood. But even before Trump entered the White House, his worst insults were usually aimed at the independent media. Or, as he labeled it: the “fake news” and “the enemy of the people.” As a former Soviet citizen, I am frequently overcome by a horror-movie feeling of fear and disbelief. It’s almost as if I don’t know where I am. In cosmopolitan New York? Or back in monotonous Moscow, listening to Soviet leaders boasting from the Kremlin about Communism’s drummed-up victories and denouncing their illusory enemies?...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • Vanity - White House Press Corps trolled by "Trump" Rear Admiral Doctor.

    01/16/2018 2:24:46 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 57 replies
    If you all get the chance watch a replay of today's White House Press conference. It is better then any SNL series of skits you will ever witness. There is not enough space or room to document the insanity remarks and questions, that poured from the lips and mouths of the White House Press Corps. I was laughing and rolling on the floor endlessly. The "entire" White House Press Corps consists of nothing more then idiots, morons, lie tellers, Trump haters, buffoons, dummies, that are truly, dumb, dumber and dumbest...and these words are complementary at best. The great, good news...
  • President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Solberg

    01/10/2018 12:17:31 PM PST · by bryan999 · 29 replies
    President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Solberg (Norway)
  • Vanity: Why Journalism Might Not Be What It Used To Be

    01/03/2018 11:57:03 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | January 3, 2018 | James Risen
    I believe this is one of the most important stories in the last 20 years. I think it corroborates what many of us believe here on FR, which is that both parties have it in for all of us. Set aside this reporter worked for the NYT. I think when you read this, you'll get a sense for what a funhouse mirror everything seems to be. I have no blog. Read this and it will change you, regardless of your political stripe.
  • NYC Mayor: Things Might Go More Smoothly If The City Ran The Newspapers

    12/21/2017 8:06:38 AM PST · by DFG · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in early November, we talked about the little-noted demise of two of the weekly local papers in New York City, the Gothamist and DNAinfo. At the time, I noted that it was really a sad development because papers like that have the somewhat unique ability to focus all of their time and resources on covering local news which is often drowned out amidst all the national and global stories which eat up the front pages of the bigger papers. Those two outlets broke many stories about municipal corruption and waste, as well as keeping a finger on the pulse...
  • Negative Press Coverage of Trump Quantified

    10/11/2017 10:28:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    I thought the press coverage of President Trump was slanted but I didn’t think it was this bad. The obvious bias has now been quantified in new research done by Pew Research Center looking into the negative stories on the president. Over Trump’s first 100 days in office, 24 different media organizations found that reporting on the president has been the most negative of any other president who has been in office over the past 25 years. Research further revealed that only 5 percent of the media’s reporting during this period was positive while 62 percent was negative and 33...
  • WDRB News fights 'clearly illegal' search warrant from Louisville Metro Police

    09/05/2017 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Bratch · 20 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jason Riley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – WDRB News is fighting what its attorney calls a “clearly illegal“ search warrant obtained by Louisville Metro Police that would allow officers to comb through the station’s newsroom and access computers, notes and unpublished material gathered for a recent news story about a suspect in a police shooting. Jon Fleischaker, an attorney representing WDRB, said it is the first time he has seen such an order in at least the last 40 years, when federal law prohibited law enforcement agencies from serving search warrants on news organizations except in extremely rare cases. “There are very serious...
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Media

    08/30/2017 9:56:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Nick Cumming-Bruce
    GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that President Trump’s repeated denunciations of some media outlets as “fake news” could amount to incitement to violence and had potentially dangerous consequences outside the United States. The rebuke by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, at a news conference in Geneva was an unusually forceful criticism of a head of state by a United Nations official. Mr. al-Hussein was reacting to Mr. Trump’s recent comments at a rally in Phoenix during which he spoke of “crooked media deceptions” in reports of the violent clashes at...