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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Julie Alderman

Racists, Slavery Apologists, And White Nationalists Knew Exactly What Trump Was Saying About The Civil War

During a May 1 interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump claimed that “had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War,” adding that Jackson “was a very tough person but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw with regard to the Civil War.” Trump went on to say, “People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”

May 3, 2017
Gorsuch and Trump

Neil Gorsuch’s Alarming Relationship With A Serial Voting Rights Misinformer

According to emails released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, first reported on by The Nation’s Ari Berman, Gorsuch’s communications with or about von Spakovsky paint a picture of their friendly relationship. In 2005, Gorsuch wrote “Good for Hans” after then-President George W. Bush nominated von Spakovsky to the Federal Election Commission.

March 20, 2017
Right-wing terrorism

One Type Of Terrorism Really Is Underreported — Right-Wing Terrorism

Following President Donald Trump’s false claim that the press purposefully fails to report on terror attacks, his team released a list of attacks that were supposedly “underreported.” The list supplied, however, was entirely devoid of attacks by right-wing extremists and those inspired by the “alt-right.”

February 8, 2017
Pat McCrory, North Carolina, GOP

Broadcast News Ignores North Carolina GOP’s Unprecedented Power Grab

Broadcast news has completely ignored an unprecedented move by North Carolina Republicans to limit the power of the state’s incoming Democratic governor. A series of measures put forth by the Republican-controlled legislature have been criticized as a way to subvert the will of the voters

December 16, 2016
Trump tweets about his business

Mainstream Outlets Rush To Amplify Trump

Trump’s tweets about his business do nothing to squash mounting concerns over the conflicts of interest Trump could face as president, and it’s unclear whether his promised response would address these conflicts. Media are falling into Trump’s trap again by giving his tweets the front-page treatment.

December 1, 2016
Pence, Trump, Fake News

How Mainstream Headlines Have Been Normalizing Donald Trump

By continually refusing to use headlines to call out Trump’s ties to extremists, incessant lying, and his atrocious behavior, media are normalizing his actions. There have been pleas from many in media to stop normalizing Trump. Headlines would be a good place to start.

November 29, 2016
Trump university

Sunday News Shows Gloss Over Trump University Settlement

Sunday morning political shows barely addressed — or completely ignored — the recent settlement in the class-action fraud lawsuit against Trump University. The omission provides yet another example of media continuously ignoring new revelations and investigative reporting about Trump.

November 21, 2016
Trump, Voter Fraud

Trump’s Transition Signals He Will Continue To Be Incredibly Hostile To The Press

During the campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists declared Trump an “unprecedented threat” to free press. So far, his transition has indicated that won’t be changing anytime soon.

November 17, 2016