The NY Times Handled the Trump Rape Allegation Just Fine & Should Not Have Been Forced to Pathetically Apologize


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It would be shocking if there is anyone, especially a conservative, who is as on record as being skeptical of President Donald Trump, the news media, and the #MeToo movement as me. Consequently, I come at the recent allegation by E. Jean Carroll that she was raped by Trump 23 years ago, and the media coverage of it, from a unique perspective. It is extremely rare for me to praise the news media in their coverage of any controversial subject, but this is particularly the case when the topics include two of the media’s hottest buttons: Trump and rape. Yet the immediate reaction of most of the news media to Carroll’s accusation, detailed in a New York magazine article to promote her new book, was actually quite measured, sensible, and fair. To be clear, this type of situation is an exceedingly difficult one to cover appropriately, especially in such Continue reading "The NY Times Handled the Trump Rape Allegation Just Fine & Should Not Have Been Forced to Pathetically Apologize"

Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI


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Less than 24 hours after publishing a incendiary story claiming the New York Times “fed information” to the FBI about President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Washington Examiner issued a lengthy correction that wholly abandoned the article’s central premise. The correction went on to apologize for publishing a story that “did not adhere to the Washington Examiner‘s normal standards and procedures.
CORRECTION: The Washington Examiner has updated this story to: remove the characterization that the New York Times reporter “fed information” to the FBI; clarify when the email was written and when and to whom it was forwarded; include a post-publication response from the New York Times; and reflect the fact that four days after the email was sent the New York Times published a report headlined, “Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians.” We regret that this story did not adhere to Continue reading "Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI"

Washington Examiner Reporter to Critic Who Called His NY Times-FBI Story Disgraceful: ‘Fair Criticism’


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A writer for the Washington Examiner didn’t argue with reporter Yashar Ali’s assessment that his writing was “disgraceful” after President Donald Trump amplified his reporting to attack The New York Times. Ali called the story written by the Examiner’s Daniel Chaitin “disgraceful” and accused the Examiner of “spread[ing] misleading framing about how the press works.” Chaitin later responded to Ali, acknowledging that Ali’s terming the story “disgraceful” is “fair criticism.”

Right Wing Radio Host Michael Savage Rips Conservative Trump Adoration: ‘To Too Many People..He’s a Demigod’


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Far Right podcast host and author Michael Savage Right-wing talker Michael Savage is far to the right, and very rarely mentioned by mainstream press, but he’s in the New York Times this week for bashing his audience and others on the right over their devotion to Donald Trump. He finds it embarrassing, he says, that so much of his audience treats Trump like a “demigod.” As the Times notes, Savage is no Rush Limbaugh. He’s not even a Sean Hannity, and he airs on Westwood podcasts these days. But unlike the big names, Savage, maybe the earliest supporter of Trump for president, occasionally has criticism for the administration or its policy. And his audience is not down with that, apparently. Savage isn’t criticizing Trump from the center or the left, as many conservative or Republican “NeverTrump” are accused of doing. But it doesn’t make a difference to the devoted, he told NYT’s Jeremy W. Peters.
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Trump Calls on NY Times to ‘Release Their Sources’ on Russia Report


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Donald Trump President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of the New York Times for its recent story about a purported US cyber attack on Russia’s power grid, claiming it was not only “fake news” but also calling on the newspaper to “release their sources.” The story has raised alarms in Washington — and embarrassed the White House — not just because of its revelations about a secret American cyber attack on a major geopolitical foe, but because the Times also reported that Pentagon officials intentionally kept Trump in the dark about the operation for fear he would countermand or possibly leak news of it to foreign officials.

Brian Stelter Accuses Trump of Lacking Credibility: ‘Just Projecting His Own Biggest Weakness’


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CNN anchor Brian Stelter said President Donald Trump is constantly accusing the media of lacking credibility because “he’s really just projecting his own biggest weakness.” “Trump often hits the media for lacking credibility. He says the media has zero credibility. But it’s clear he’s really just projecting his own biggest weakness,” Stelter said on his Sunday show Reliable Sources. “When you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything. And most Americans clearly do not trust President Trump.” Stelter also discussed the incoming departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who he blamed for the “polarization of trust” in America today. Stelter’s panel also criticized Sanders, with Max Boot saying “Sara Sanders said that her legacy was going to be she was transparent and honest. In fact, it is that she was opaque and dishonest. She was a liar representing a liar.” CNN’s Sam Vinograd joked Continue reading "Brian Stelter Accuses Trump of Lacking Credibility: ‘Just Projecting His Own Biggest Weakness’"

The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator


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MSNBC would probably still object to any suggestion that their news coverage is partisan, that it is liberal and progressive and opposed to Republicans and conservatives. That’s the kind of thing a business, and it is a business, has to do. They disclaim. But MSNBC is lefty, and Fox News is righty, and water is wetty. It doesn’t mean they can’t or don’t have news people who can be good debate moderators. Or at least, that can perform the task referred to as “debate moderator” as it applies to the pseudo-debate format we’ve all come to accept in politics. But even when a place like Fox News hosts one, which they have many times in the past, they are selective about which personality from the network sits in the chair. To put it in a shorthand version any viewer of cable news or politics will be familiar with: You go Continue reading "The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator"

The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator


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MSNBC would probably still object to any suggestion that their news coverage is partisan, that it is liberal and progressive and opposed to Republicans and conservatives. That’s the kind of thing a business, and it is a business, has to do. They disclaim. But MSNBC is lefty, and Fox News is righty, and water is wetty. It doesn’t mean they can’t or don’t have news people who can be good debate moderators. Or at least, that can perform the task referred to as “debate moderator” as it applies to the pseudo-debate format we’ve all come to accept in politics. But even when a place like Fox News hosts one, which they have many times in the past, they are selective about which personality from the network sits in the chair. To put it in a shorthand version any viewer of cable news or politics will be familiar with: You go Continue reading "The New York Times Has Made it Impossible for Rachel Maddow to Be a Presidential Debate Moderator"

Trump Rampages Over NYT Story On Mexico Tariffs: ‘They are truly The Enemy of the People!’


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President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC on February 15, 2019 regarding the border wall and his declaring an emergency in order to get funding. President Donald Trump opened up a whole thread of rage on Twitter Sunday in response to the devastating New York Times report, published Saturday, that Mexico’s concessions were not a result of pressure from tariffs but rather months of preparation. The random caps rant accused the Times of being fake news and disputed the premise of the story, if not any of the actual facts. The Times reported that the deal which Trump announced on Friday “consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months,” and that it was not in the main reached because Mexico was responding to the tariff threat. Trump was enraged on Twitter on Sunday and unleashed a threaded tirade. He began by pointing out that the Times was correct that such border actions had been something the U.S. was trying Continue reading "Trump Rampages Over NYT Story On Mexico Tariffs: ‘They are truly The Enemy of the People!’"

Madonna Says She Feels ‘Raped’ by New York Times Profile: ‘Death to the Patriarchy’


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Madonna Says She Feels 'Raped' By NY Times Profile Madonna posted Thursday on Instagram that she felt “raped” by a New York Times profile of her, complaining that the piece was sexist, though it was written by female journalist and sexual assault victim advocate Vanessa Grigoriadis. “Im sorry I spent 5 minutes with her,” Madonna said of Grigoriadis. “It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy.” That wasn’t the first instance Madonna used the r-word figuratively. In the profile, Madonna says that she “felt raped” when her 2015 album “Rebel Heart” leaked online before its release. Grigoriadis, author of a 2017 book about sexual assault on college campuses, highlighted the “Queen of Pop’s” age, adding “It didn’t feel right to explain that women these days were trying not Continue reading "Madonna Says She Feels ‘Raped’ by New York Times Profile: ‘Death to the Patriarchy’"

New York Times Deletes Tweet Suggesting Trump Family as American Royalty


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A verified Twitter account managed by the New York Times has deleted what they described as “poorly worded” in promoting an article about the Trump families visit with the Royal Family that suggested that the Trump’s where American royalty themselves The Twitter account @nytimesworld promotes the NYT’s world news coverage and the article promoted is titled “For Trump, London Visit Is a (Royal) Family Affair,” and described the presence of all of Trump’s children (save youngest Barron) during the official state visit between the White House and the Royal Family. The original tweet promoting the article suggested that the Trump family had become the “American answer to British royalty.” A screen capture of the now deleted tweet:   The NY Times World Twitter account deleted that tweet and offered the following explanation:

Reporter Who Wrote NY Times  Biden-Ukraine Piece Becomes Ukraine President’s Spokesperson


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The New York Times faced criticism on Monday after a reporter in Ukraine announced her new job as spokeswoman for the nation’s new president — just several weeks after authoring a controversial piece on Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian business dealings. Iuliia Mendel, once a part-time Times reporter, announced her new communications job for the newly-elected Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Twitter Monday morning, which sparked scrutiny over her past reporting. In a piece last month, titled, “Biden Faces Conflict of Interest Questions That Are Being Promoted by Trump and Allies,” Mendel — along with a co-byline from Times investigative reporter Kenneth Vogel — detailed the Biden controversy that President Donald Trump has used to hit the former vice president.

NY Times Report Finds Youtube’s Algorithm May Have Driven Users to Videos That Sexualize Children


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Youtube could be encouraging pedophilia through its automated recommendation system, according to a New York Times report. The algorithm used to drive billions of views on the platform suggests what users should watch next, and has been found to recommend videos of children to users right after they watch sexually themed content, according to the Times. Users don’t even need to search for videos with children to come across them– users who watch erotic videos may be recommended videos of women who look noticeably younger, then women who may be wearing children’s clothes, and eventually they end up with recommendations of innocent home videos, girls as young as 5 or 6 playing by a backyard pool in their bathing suits. In February, after news outlets reported that predators had been using the comment section of Youtube videos with children to guide other pedophiles, the video platform disabled comments on many Continue reading "NY Times Report Finds Youtube’s Algorithm May Have Driven Users to Videos That Sexualize Children"

Michael Wolff Reveals to NY Times He Didn’t Request Comment From Key Subjects in Trump Book


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Michael Wolff, who has now written two gossipy books about President Donald Trump, confessed he didn’t undertake basic journalism practice by asking for comment from many of the key subjects in his book. Speaking with The New York Times’ Michael Grynbaum ahead of the release of his book Siege: Trump Under Fire, Wolff admitted he didn’t bother to reach out for comment from Trump, despite much of his book relating quotes and stories painting the president in a poor light. When asked if he sought comment from Trump, Wolff responded “no. … He tried to stop the publication last time. I think that would be a fool’s errand, to invite the president of the United States to come down on you.” “It’s a difference between an institutional reporter and a non-institutional reporter. I don’t have to ask the silly questions,” Wolff said when he was Continue reading "Michael Wolff Reveals to NY Times He Didn’t Request Comment From Key Subjects in Trump Book"