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#EndorseThis: Hasan Minhaj’s Critical Review Of Cable News Idiocy, 2017 Edition

In this year-end special, reviewing the daily stupid brought to us by cable news, Hasan Minhaj is merciless. The sharpshooting Daily Show correspondent fires away at Fox News — “favorite after-school hangout of accused sex offenders” — including a brilliant takedown of Sean Hannity’s insane Clinton conspiracy chart. But he doesn’t spare Rachel Maddow’s most […]

December 28, 2017

Ditch The Trump Double Standard For The Debates

Like cigarette smokers who have admitted they have a nicotine problem but can’t stop puffing, can journalists who have already admitted they use a weaker standard to score Republican nominee Donald Trump make a clean break while grading the Republican’s debate performance next week?

September 20, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump departs after he was deposed for a lawsuit involving partners in a restaurant venture at offices in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump’s Cable TV Network Is The Vanity Project He Needs

If a report published Thursday in Vanity Fair — that Donald Trump is considering creating a “mini-media conglomerate,” anchored by a cable news network aimed at his current base — turns out to be accurate, it confirms the worst aspect of Trump’s candidacy for president: This is all about him.

June 17, 2016

Cartoon: Cable News Now Available In Hell

Hitler and Mussolini have a few tips.

May 31, 2016
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Here’s How The Media Should Fight Trump (It’s Easy!)

These aren’t “gotcha” questions. They’re questions. Anyone who wants to lead the free world should have to answer them.

March 31, 2016
Journalists in the debate media filing center watch as Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas

Clinton Coverage Goes Off The Rails — Again

She “Shouts,” She’s “Angry”; Shades of 2008

February 11, 2016

The Freedom To Provoke

Propagandists like Pamela Geller are intent on convincing Americans that not only extremists but Islam itself and Arabs everywhere are enemies of the U.S.

May 13, 2015

ISIS Panic Is Ebola 2.0

Despite what cable news would have you believe, ISIS is far from an existential threat to the U.S.

February 25, 2015

My 100 Percent Accurate Predictions For 2015

If you liked cable news coverage of 2014, you’ll love Rex Huppke’s predictions for next year.

December 30, 2014

America’s Most Trusted News Source Not So Trustworthy

When it comes to political discourse, too many Americans prefer to be lied to.

November 3, 2014

…And This Is The Overkill News Network

Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN … enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I’m in the doctor’s office the […]

April 14, 2014

Study: Just 28 Percent Of Fox News’ Climate Coverage Was Accurate In 2013

There is no longer any legitimate debate that climate change is having dramatic effects on Planet Earth — except on cable news. While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that the Earth’s temperature is warming due to human activities, a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that CNN, MSNBC, and especially Fox News […]

April 8, 2014