War on WaPo?

Donald Trump, Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, threatened the owner of the Washington Post newspaper with retaliation for the paper’s publication of articles critical of Trump. Aside from the obvious First Amendment protections the press is guaranteed which Mr. Trump seems to know nothing about, there’s also the minor problem that …

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The Clinton swamp

The narrative about Bill and Hillary Clinton began in 1992 and the media has never let up, no matter the lack of evidence. It decided Bill was guilty of having an affair with Gennifer Flowers, concluded the Clintons were trailer trash unlike the high-and-mighty bespoke-suit-wearing persons all journalists were, and has been on the hunt …

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Dueling Town Halls tonight and one more tomorrow?

Apparently so. On CNN Wednesday night you could watch Cruz, Rubio and Carson answer questions from an audience, while at the same time on MSNBC you got Trump doing the same thing. Thursday night you’ll get to watch Bush, Kasich and Trump on CNN. Be still my beating heart. The people making money on these …

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Hey, MLB, what were you thinking?

What’s wrong with this group of people selected to discuss World Series games for the pre- and post-game shows? “Kevin Burkhardt Hosts Pregame & Postgame Coverage with Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, Raúl Ibañez and Frank Thomas.” Great. One guy who was banned for life for gambling on the game (Rose) and one guy who was …

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National Geo, say it ain’t so!

The very thought of a Rupert Murdoch-owned company buying 73% of National Geographic makes my blood run cold. Then I read the news more closely, and I learn that what’s happening is that the media brands are being folded into something called National Geographic Partners, which will include National Geographic’s domestic and international channels, National …

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An NYT reporter learns something

And she publishes a long long paper about it. The reporter is Jackie Calmes, and the paper is entitled “They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing” with the subtitle “Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party.” It’s published by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center. Vox’s David Roberts has read it and has some thoughts …

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Catapult the Propaganda!

Apparently the words the alleged shooter spoke before opening fire last night at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston mean less than nothing to Fox News, at least if the panelists on its “Fox and Friends” show are any guide. According to a survivor he said “I have to do it. You rape …

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