Despite political behavior that would offend the professionalism of any self-respecting journalist, Brian Stelter treats Justin Simmons as a righteously neutral whistleblower about Sinclair.
Everyone has a bias. There’s nothing wrong with pointing it out. Sinclair’s real sin, though, is that it was a bit ham-fisted about the wrong kind.
In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, CNN claimed Sen. Ted Cruz was too afraid to come on the air.
Our day-to-day drama is often brought on by Trump’s words. But much of it is exacerbated by his adversaries, who are ridiculous in their own special ways.
‘Fire And Fury’ has given the media a convenient excuse to repeat unverified stories about the Trump administration. It sets a bad precedent.
If there’s a major news story that journalists have botched more over the past 70 years than the Russia ‘collusion’ story, I’d love to hear about it.
CNN contributor David Frum said Sunday that factual errors in reporting stories are precisely why people should trust the news media.
Ted Cruz said CNN may have broken the law after they threatened to publicly expose the person who created a GIF of Donald Trump beating up CNN.
Taking responsibility for just one of the many flawed stories CNN has been pushing is nowhere near sufficient a response to the institutional problems plaguing the media outlet.
Brian Stelter didn’t intend to suggest video games caused the shooting, but that’s how it came across to some gamers, who have seen their pastime linked time and again to violent behavior.
By giving Donald Trump’s taunts so much coverage, the media have given other politicians shut out of valuable air time little reason to avoid insults.
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