Trump Stands By Kushner: ‘Jared is Doing a Great Job For the Country’

Trump Kushner Donald Trump is standing by Jared Kushner. In a statement to the New York Times, published late Sunday night, the 45th President of the United States said his son-in-law was doing a “great job for the country” and that he had “total confidence” in his performance thus far. “Jared is doing a great job for the country,” Trump told the Times. “I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person.” The statement was embedded in a broader piece from all star reporters, Glenn Thrush, Maggie Haberman and Sharon LaFraniere, about the growing scandal currently engulfing Kushner about his Russian connections. According to the report, Trump’s words are in contrast to his actions in the West Wing, Continue reading "Trump Stands By Kushner: ‘Jared is Doing a Great Job For the Country’"

Journalist Accuses NY Times’ Jonathan Martin of Stealing Her Photo

2014-09-08-CNN-Jonathan_Martin Whitney Bermes, the courts reporter for the Bozeman Chronicle in Montana, accused Jonathan Martin of the New York Times of using her photo of Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte‘s assault citation without attribution. The Washington Examiner spotlighted the controversy in a Thursday write-up. Bermes posted the photo to her Twitter account on Thursday morning. Forty-four minutes later, Martin Tweeted a screengrab of the same citation. Bermes called out the New York Times journalist less than a half hour later. Martin denied the charge.

Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats

Facebook said Thursday that it’s making it easier for publishers to export stories formatted for Instant Articles to Google’s AMP and Apple News as well. The announcement comes as Facebook continues to try to woo publishers to the Instant Articles format; many have cooled on it, citing business pressures and technical restraints. Facebook’s software development kit now lets publishers export stories to the AMP format, Facebook partner engineering director Piyush Mangalick wrote in Facebook’s announcement. Support for Apple News will “be available in the coming weeks.” “The updated SDK transforms the markup publishers use to create Instant Articles to generate the code needed to build these other formats, removing what we’ve heard can be a resource-heavy step in publishing on multiple platforms,” Mangalick wrote. “With an easy way to get from one markup format to another, publishers can then plug-and-play the markup in their content management systems or Continue reading "Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats"

Top Russian Officials Reportedly Discussed How to Influence Trump Through Aides Before Election

russial collusion trumpedited Methods of influencing President Donald Trump‘s views on matters relating to Russia were reportedly being discussed at the highest levels of the Russian government in the lead up to last year’s Presidential election. According to the New York Times, which cited three current and former American officials as their sources, American spies discovered last summer that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were debating how they might be able to shape Trump’s views. Per the report, those officials focused on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Manafort and Flynn both have ties to Russia, and the Times says that Russian officials were confident that they could influence Trump through the two men. Both Manafort and Flynn have denied working directly with Russia, but the new report suggests that top Russian officials may have thought it was possible that Continue reading "Top Russian Officials Reportedly Discussed How to Influence Trump Through Aides Before Election"

Top Russian Officials Reportedly Discussed How to Influence Trump Through Aides Before Election

russial collusion trumpedited Methods of influencing President Donald Trump‘s views on matters relating to Russia were reportedly being discussed at the highest levels of the Russian government in the lead up to last year’s Presidential election. According to the New York Times, which cited three current and former American officials as their sources, American spies discovered last summer that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were debating how they might be able to shape Trump’s views. Per the report, those officials focused on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Manafort and Flynn both have ties to Russia, and the Times says that Russian officials were confident that they could influence Trump through the two men. Both Manafort and Flynn have denied working directly with Russia, but the new report suggests that top Russian officials may have thought it was possible that Continue reading "Top Russian Officials Reportedly Discussed How to Influence Trump Through Aides Before Election"

How The Washington Post plans to use Talk, The Coral Project’s new commenting platform

It was late April and the staff of the Coral Project was “on tenterhooks” as The Washington Post was conducting its first public test of Talk, the project’s new commenting platform, Andrew Losowsky recalled recently. The Washington Post — which launched the Coral Project along with The New York Times, Mozilla, and the Knight Foundation to improve communities around journalism — invited about 30 commenters who were active on its Capital Weather Gang blog to try out the platform and offer feedback. The callout attracted more than 130 comments, which included Post staffers probing commenters for more details and specifics, and additional reactions submitted through a form and email. “We were expecting people to be quite negative,” said Losowsky, the project lead. “Initial change isn’t something that people tend to welcome. It looks a bit different, it has a few different features, and the responses we got were actually
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NYT Writer: European Leaders Waiting For Trump ‘The Way Earthlings Might Await the Impact of an Asteroid’

Trump NATO Covering President Donald Trump’s impending visit to Brussels, New York Times London Bureau Chief Steven Erlanger crafted a lede for the ages. In one sentence, he managed to cover a raft of Trump’s startling comments toward traditional U.S. allies before concluding with the observation that European leaders were waiting for Trump to arrive, “the way earthlings might await the impact of an asteroid.” In full:
Brussels, which he called a “hellhole,” and the European Union, which he called “a vehicle for Germany,” and NATO, which he called “obsolete,” are all nervously awaiting the arrival of President Trump on Wednesday, the way earthlings might await the impact of an asteroid.
The article itself is, of course, also worth a read and was mostly dedicated to the nuts and bolts of Trump’s visit with America’s NATO allies and whether the president would formally endorse his committment to the treaty’s Article 5, Continue reading "NYT Writer: European Leaders Waiting For Trump ‘The Way Earthlings Might Await the Impact of an Asteroid’"