Dear Joy Reid: Never Trust a Political Spokesperson

Joy Reid did an interview with Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer and went after him hard about his ridiculous press conference full of lies claiming that the inaugural crowd was the largest ever. But I fear Reid may misunderstand the role of press secretaries and the press. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly: No More ‘Fanatical Ideologues’ on My Show

Bill O'Reilly has made a New Year's resolution to stop booking "fanatical ideologues" -- a term he doesn't bother defining, of course, on his show. I presume this means that he's retiring and the show will now be hosted by someone else. … [Read more...]

The Inherent Authoritarianism of Trump’s Attacks on the Press

In a segment on CNN's Reliable Sources, Brian Stetler talked with a couple of experts who argued, quite correctly I think, that Donald Trump's constant bashing of the press is not only for his immediate political benefit, but that it also shows his authoritarian tendencies. … [Read more...]

Hannity Upset Media Won’t Believe Trump Voter Fraud Claims

If you thought Sean Hannity was going to stop being a mindless shill for Donald Trump once he was elected, think again. He's quite upset that the news media, especially CNN's Jeff Zeleny, won't just accept Trump's ridiculous claim of millions of illegal voters without any evidence. This is just pure, undistilled Hannity: … [Read more...]

Trump Summons ‘Journalists’ to Berate Them

Donald Trump summoned executives and hosts from the major TV networks to Trump Tower yesterday for an off the record meeting. According to the New York Post, which is not, I should note, always a reliable source, he berated them and called them all liars and said he hated them. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Journalism, It’s Fox News

Sean Hannity, who is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trump Organization, is so zealous to demonize Hillary Clinton and help Trump win that he brought on his show the former editor of the Weekly World News, who now claims to have been a "fixer" for the Clintons, helping cover up their misdeeds. … [Read more...]

About That Study on Media Donations to the Candidates

The Center for Public Integrity put out a report on Monday that Republicans are now using to claim that there is huge media bias for Clinton, and Trump is even using to claim that election is rigged (another one of his "best words" that he doesn't know the meaning of). The Washington Post explains why that study doesn't say what they claim it says. … [Read more...]

Joy Reid Questions Bachmann on Religious Claims, Chris Matthews Makes Me Cringe

The more I see of Joy Reid, the more I love her. She is one of the few people in the news media who will ask bold questions and not accept bullshit talking points for an answer. She asked Michele Bachmann a tough question and Chris Matthews decided to become a jackass (he does that a lot). … [Read more...]

One Fox Host Apologizes for Fake Quote, Another One Repeats It

Apparently hosts at Fox News don't bother to listen to one another, or to fact check their sources before going on the air. Last week Megyn Kelly used a fake quote from Hillary Clinton and, at the end of the show, apologized for it. So three days later, Howard Kurtz cites the same fake quote. … [Read more...]

Fox Warns Hosts on Using Online Polls

As several Fox News hosts cite a bunch of absolutely worthless online polls to "prove" that Donald Trump won the Monday night debate with Hillary Clinton, Fox News executives sent out a memo reminding them that such polls are for entertainment only, not real news. … [Read more...]

CNN Has Its Own Mark Fuhrmann

As bad as it is that Fox News pays the documented racist bigot Mark Fuhrmann on to comment on race and law enforcement, CNN has someone just as bad in former NYPD detective Harry Houck. Here's a brief rundown of some of the outrageous things he's said to defend anything and everything any police officer does wrong. … [Read more...]

Trump Paid Lewandowski $20,000 in August

Corey Lewandowski continues to masterfully double dip because of CNN's lack of journalistic integrity, being paid both as a contributor by the network and as a consultant by the Donald Trump campaign. The network continues to stonewall and pretend that's okay. … [Read more...]