Megyn Kelly Attacks Critics of Her Trump Interview

It seems to be nearly universally believed that Megyn Kelly went soft as cotton in her interview with Donald Trump and she is responding to that criticism by not bothering to address the criticism at all but to attack a few critics and claiming that they're biased. … [Read more...]

Trump Again Lies About Libya

Yet another example of Trump flat out lying about his previous position on an issue and the media allowing him to get away with it. On Morning Joe he again claimed that he was opposed to U.S. intervention in Libya. And he through in two more long-debunked lies as well. … [Read more...]

Beinart: Conservatives Need to Object to Trump’s Promise to Punish Media

Peter Beinart argues that conservatives need to stand up and object to Donald Trump's continual and many statements about how he would punish, and already has, punished any member of the press that dares to criticize him for anything. Noting Roger Stone's recent statement that Trump should yank CNN's FCC license, he writes: … [Read more...]

Where Hannity Gets His Material

On his Fox News show on Tuesday, Sean Hannity cited "reports" that Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton's private email server and that they were going to release some 20,000 emails from it publicly. His source: Gateway Pundit, the legendary "dumbest man on the internet" Jim Hoft's blog. And wait till you see what Hoft's source was. … [Read more...]

Fox News Gave Trump Double the Interview Time of Any Other Candidate

You want to know how much of a pathetic whiner Donald Trump? While he publicly feuded with Fox News throughout the Republican presidential campaign, all because one of their hosts dares to question him about his long history of sexist statements, that network was giving him a massive advantage in free airtime. … [Read more...]

Smith: Stop Letting Trump Lie About Iraq Position

Ben Smith, editor of BuzzFeed, lambastes the media for allowing Donald Trump to lie continually about his position on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Trump claims that he was against the war and he's expanded the lie to claim that he predicted every bad thing that has happened. It's complete bullshit. … [Read more...]

Hannity: ‘I’m not a Journalist.’ No Kidding.

Sean Hannity has now publicly admitted that he never asks tough questions of Republicans but would do the opposite if he were interviewing a Democrat. Why? "Because I Want Them, Whoever The Nominee Is, To Win." His excuse is that he's not a journalist, he's a talk show host so he doesn't have to pretend to be objective. … [Read more...]

Maury Povich Defends Real Journalism

Maury Povich did an interview with CNN where he criticized the network and the media in general for letting the presidential candidates off the hook, not questioning them strongly enough and giving them massive amounts of free media. Yes, Maury Povich is lecturing someone else about journalism. … [Read more...]

How Trump Controls the Media

Buzzfeed has a story about journalists at the major networks becoming concerned about the way they're covering the Trump campaign, both in the astounding amount of time devoted to it and the secret deal struck between the networks and Trump setting ridiculous rules on how they can and can't cover his events. … [Read more...]

Trump Threatens to Punish Newspaper for Criticizing Him

The Washington Post recently published an op-ed from the editorial board telling Republicans that they must "do everything in your power to stop Trump." Trump, being the petty and vindictive man that he is, is so incensed about this that he is threatening to create "problems" for Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who now owns the Post. … [Read more...]

Luntz a Paid Shill for the Koch Brothers

Frank Luntz knows how to make a buck by double dipping. He gets paid by CBS as a political analyst, a job in which he has many times defended the Koch Brothers, without bothering to disclose that their primary political organization paid him $1.5 million to consult with them on messaging. This is like having a campaign manager as a paid pundit for a network, but without disclosing that they're managing a candidate's campaign. … [Read more...]

Fox News Falls for a Con Man Terrorism ‘Expert’

Wayne Simmons is a frequent guest on Fox News as a terrorism expert because of the 27 years he spent as a CIA operative. There's just one problem: He was never a CIA operative. But he's apparently a very good liar because he managed to get even government jobs claiming to be one. He's now been arrested and charged with fraud. He of course claims that this is all because what he did was so top secret. … [Read more...]