Archive for February 7th, 2017

Media Need to Treat Presidential Lawbreaking as a Matter of Fact

February 7 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

The convention is that a news article has to treat legality as a matter of opinion…. A recent edition of “The Interpreter” (1/30/17), a New York Times column by Amanda Taub and Max Fisher aimed at “exploring the ideas and context behind major world events,” was devoted to Donald Trump’s immigration ban—and one of the questions it attempted to answer, appropriately... Read more

How Corporate Media Paved the Way for Trump’s Muslim Ban

February 7 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

  NBC News (1/25/17) covers Donald Trump signing the immigration ban. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations justifiably led to much outcry from activists, politicians and foreign leaders. The list—currently struck down by a federal judge in Seattle—was arbitrary, motivated by disjointed racist panic and was reportedly causing deaths worldwide. But while it’s important to lay... Read more

Does The Media Fail To Report Terrorism, As Donald Trump Claims?

February 7 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

In a January 2016 report for The Nation, Sean Darling-Hammond undertook a study of how the media covered terrorism outside of Western locales, and quickly determined that countless stories were going untold: “At the outset, it’s worth noting that the argument that media institutions covered the November attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad in equal measure isn’t just unsupported, it’s... Read more

The White House Is Using A Fake News Lie To Baselessly Discredit Anti-Trump Protests

February 7 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Tells Fox Friends That Anti-Trump Protesters Are Paid Spicer Tells Fox News That Protesting Has Become “A Very Paid Astroturf-Type Movement.” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told Fox Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade that he “absolutely” believed that people were being paid to protest the Trump administration’s various policies. BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Do you sense, instead... Read more


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