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NYT’s Humorless, Fearful, Defensive Take On Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’: Threat To Press Freedom?

January 19, 2018 by

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By Clay Waters ~ Thursday’s New York Times was haughtily dismissive of the Trump-inspired “2017 Fake News Awards” posted on the RNC’s website Wednesday night: “May We Have the ‘Fake’ Envelope, Please?” The Times itself scored two of the coveted slots, one for columnist Paul Krugman claiming the markets would never recover (the Dow Jones […]

Mystery And Controversy Loom Over Trump’s Fake News Awards

January 18, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As President Donald Trump prepares to hand out the “Fake News Awards” today to his journalist critics, a new study and a separate survey shed light on the negative news coverage of the Trump presidency and how the public defines “fake news.” On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders […]

1 Editor’s Battle With ‘Fake News’ AP

January 17, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ The television comedy show “Happy Days,” which ran for a decade (1974-1984), depicted the Cunningham family and friends living life in the 1950s. Henry Winkler played the consummate “greaser,” Arthur Fonzarelli. Known as “Fonzi,” he portrayed a character who suffered from extreme difficulty in apologizing or saying, […]

The History Of Fake News In The United States

January 2, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Fake news isn’t suddenly ruining America, but putting government in charge of deciding what news is fake will. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, numerous media outlets ran stories claiming that many websites had published false stories that helped Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Since then […]

When Racial Hoaxes Make News

November 15, 2017 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The liberal narrative on Donald Trump assumes his election was evidence that America is returning to its racist roots. In the angst-ridden aftermath, the media found vindication by reporting all kinds of “hate crime” incidents, lurching so eagerly that they fell for a few that turned out to […]

PolitiFact Editor: Trump Uses ‘Fake News’ Attacks Like A Communist Or Nazi

October 21, 2017 by

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By Tim Graham ~ PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnic Holan (pictured)  wrote an editorial on Wednesday taking issue with President Trump’s declarations of “fake news.” Holan reported “Trump is so taken with the phrase ‘fake news,’ that he’s mentioned it at least 153 separate times in interviews, on Twitter and in speeches, according to a count […]

Gallup Poll: Most Republicans Disagree Media ‘Get The Facts Straight’

September 5, 2017 by

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By Tim Graham ~ This isn’t a great poll number for the press. Gallup reports that “Just over a third of Americans (37%) in 2017 say news organizations generally get the facts straight, unchanged from the last time Gallup asked this question in 2003.” While overall perception of the media’s accuracy is stable, major partisan […]