Archive for February 5th, 2017

30 Washington Post Articles on Gorsuch’s Nomination–Not a Single One Opposed

February 5 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Readers who depend on the Washington Post for news might be tempted to ask: What attacks on Neil Gorsuch? A review of The Washington Post’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch over the past two days reveals overwhelmingly positive coverage of the right-wing jurist. The Post, which prides itself on being a molder of Beltway conventional wisdom, has... Read more

A Lesson Media Missed About the Dangers of Scapegoating

February 5 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

US news outlets were roughly six times more interested in Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (left) than in Alexandre Bissonnette—even though Bissonnette is accused of killing six times as many people. If you were unfamiliar with the way US corporate media works, you might assume that the murder of six people in a Quebec City mosque, allegedly by far-right white supremacist Alexandre Bissonnette, would... Read more

The Washington Post Walks Back Report Of Steve Bannon ‘Confrontation’

February 5 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Post columnist Josh Rogin reported Saturday morning that Bannon “paid a personal and unscheduled visit” to Kelly’s office on Jan. 28 and urged him not to issue a waiver for lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration. Kelly “refused to comply,” Rogin wrote, attributing the information to “two administration officials familiar with the... Read more

Right-Wing Media Urge A Great Bureaucratic Purge

February 5 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Trump Takes Aim At Federal Employees With Hiring Freeze, Firing, And Potential Reduction In Force Politico: “Trump Is Setting Himself Up For A Messy Clash” With Federal Employees. Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has “signed an executive order freezing most federal hiring,” and he “is also fine-tuning plans to shrink several agencies focused on domestic policy,” Politico reported, “setting himself... Read more

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