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Last Build Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:55:59 +0000


Chris Cillizza Picks Apart WSJ Trump Interview

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:55:59 +0000

President Trump sat last week for an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and it made some news. But mostly it brought out snark from the mainstream media. Chris Cillizza, formerly of the Washington Post and now of CNN, offered “Donald Trump’s 56 most unforgettable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview.” First on the […](image)

Media Blames Trump For False Missile Alarm in Hawaii

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:05:12 +0000

An employee involved in a drill at a state emergency agency in Hawaii last Saturday accidentally pushed out a message the state was under imminent threat from an incoming ballistic missile. President Trump, who was golfing in Florida, did not know about the push message. He did not know it had been corrected 38 minutes […](image)

CNN Column Cites Disputed Trump Comment to Criticize Trump’s MLK Jr. Statement

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:07:48 +0000

A CNN editorial hit President Trump for his statement on Martin Luther King Jr. because it followed his alleged comments on immigrants from “sh**hole countries.” The piece, written by University of Texas history professor Peniel Joseph, cited Trump’s alleged comment behind closed doors with bipartisan leaders, where Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) accused Trump of saying African immigrants […](image)

Van Jones, Rep. John Lewis Accuse Trump of Racism

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:03:53 +0000

The anti-Trump parade continues in the press, with Democrats and anti-Trump figures accusing President Donald Trump of being a racist. The comment in question was leaked by Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) after a meeting with the president and other congressional leaders to hammer out a deal on immigration and government spending. Durbin said the […](image)

Media Uses Bipartisan Meeting to Again Focus on Trump’s Mental Health

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:27:01 +0000

Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle met with President Trump for an immigration summit to iron out details of border security, visa policy and employment citizenship verification. The optics for the president could not have been better – an hour of thoughtful discussion with him flanked by Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the […](image)

Associated Press Assists Mueller in Manafort Investigation

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:19:29 +0000

In the old days, when the Associated Press was the gold standard for unbiased newspaper copy, it broke stories of corruption and covered the trials that sometimes followed. But according to a story on Thursday from investigative journalist Sara Carter, the AP actively assisted the government in its prosecution of former Trump campaign manager Paul […](image)

Democrat Nancy Pelosi: Tax Reform-Related Bonuses are ‘Insignificant’

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:37:58 +0000

Nancy Pelosi, who called the Republican tax reform bill an “armageddon,” has doubled down on her anti-tax reform rhetoric and said that the tax reform-related bonuses given out by companies are “insignificant.” She also added that these bonuses, which range from $250 to $1,000 in one-time bonuses by a variety of American-based companies, are “crumbs” […](image)

As Countries Imprison Journalists, Committee Accuses Trump of Undermining Press Freedom

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:36:44 +0000

The Committee to Protect Journalists, in response to President Donald Trump’s announced “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year,” claimed that the American president will be the winner of its “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom Award.” In their summary of why the U.S. president deserved the award, the committee cited authoritarian […](image)

TPM: Trump is a ‘Direct Threat’ to the Department of Justice

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:01:58 +0000

With news this week the Department of Justice had reopened investigations into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, the mainstream media has suddenly become concerned with the politicization of the U.S. justice system. Talking Points Memo was the latest to put forth this line. From President Trump’s calls to “lock her up” […](image)

Media Still Cherry-Picking Stories to Support Climate Change Narrative

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:54:33 +0000

Al Gore and Michael Mann were laughed off the stage – again – for claiming this winter’s cold and snowy weather, in fact, strengthens the case that global warming is a real and present danger. Shortly thereafter, a study was published that suggests the Earth will become a “DESERT” by 2050 if global warming isn’t stopped.” […](image)