The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT on March 6, the week after Trump’s original accusation that Obama was responsible for an illegal wiretap.
In addition to Rudy Giuliani’s admission of the unconstitutional religious discrimination behind the travel ban, the federal district court decision also noted presidential adviser Stephen Miller’s February 21 appearance on Fox News.
The former head of Breitbart, Stephen Bannon, is the chief strategist to the president of the United States, Donald Trump. We are only starting to see how far-reaching the impacts of that relationship will be.
During an interview with Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA), Fox News’ Shep Smith slammed the Republicans for pushing through an alternative to Obamacare before knowing how the Congressional Budget Office scores the new GOP plan.
“I look at this, and you know what I think? I think the Muslim ban is dead,” Maddow said on her show in reference to a leaked Homeland Security report.
During a rare public appearance at CPAC on Thursday, Steve Bannon wasted no time in criticizing the media. Referring to the media, Bannon remarked,”You know but we’ve known it since August 15th, I think if you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition and now they’re portraying the administration, it’s always wrong.”
President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel is banning reporters from its premises during inauguration week. The move underscores the incoming president’s personal hostility toward the press and raises First Amendment issues, as the hotel space is leased by the president-elect from the federal government.
Partisan activists who pose as “citizen journalists” have no stake in getting it right. They are not beholden to editors or to upholding any publication’s reputation. With minimal name recognition and a clearly political agenda, these operatives do have an incentive to get media and public attention by any means.
This admission from Breitbart that the outlet plans to support Trump, rather than objectively cover his incoming administration, further demonstrates that the website is not editorially independent enough to warrant permanent Capitol Hill press credentials.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”
“We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work,” Gingrich during an appearance on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” about the president-elect’s business interests. “We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.”
NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC will be reporting on President Trump at the same time that their corporate parent will stand to benefit from Trump’s reputation and popularity. This places NBC’s journalists in an untenable position.
On November 19, The New York Times reported that Trump “still maintains the routine that sustained him during the campaign,” which includes “often seek[ing] out” advice from Scarborough.
George Takei told Lawrence O’Donnell, “Mr. Higbie used the imprisonment of innocent Japanese-Americans as a precedent. Yes, it happened, but it is not a precedent. It is the most disgraceful chapter of American history.”
Duke wrote on Twitter, “Bannon, Flynn, Sessions — Great! Senate must demand that Sessions as AG stop the massive institutional race discrimination against whites!”
CBS News provided alt-right white nationalist Richard Spencer with a platform to normalize his racist political movement and praise President-elect Trump without pressing him on his racists comments.
Just as Jim Crow laws denied the right to vote through literacy tests, poll taxes, the grandfather clause and violence, strict voter ID laws unfairly target minorities, especially Latinos and African-Americans.
Sunday show hosts let Comey’s letter drive the conversation, ignoring several new pieces of investigative reporting that detail Trump’s treatment of women and his lies about charitable giving. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the only host to challenge a Trump surrogate on any of these reports.
Fox News has attempted to delegitimize Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in the polls for months, claiming that the polls are skewed due to oversampling, that the size of rallies Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds is more indicative of his support than polls, and that there are “secret” Trump supporters who are too embarrassed to tell pollsters whom they support.
After retreating to Fox News, the Trump campaign finds a way to get favorable media coverage by just doing it themselves. Is this the beginning of Trump TV?
Wallace’s assertion contradicts his performance as moderator of the March 3 Fox News Republican primary debate when he repeatedly told Trump “his numbers don’t add up.”
“He didn’t have to work for anything. Just because of the color of his skin he was given everything. And he still hates the country.”
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski refused to answer questions from Media Matters about the ongoing payments he is receiving from the Trump campaign while he serves as a CNN contributor, claiming he can’t answer media questions without network approval.
“There is a movement afoot” to bring ousted Fox News CEO and alleged sexual harasser Roger Ailes “more into the process” of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, according to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.
Lester Holt challenged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on claims he made during the first presidential debate, highlighting the value of having moderators who are willing to fact-check false claims in real-time.