No Real Time Fact Checking in Tonight’s Debate

Some of the major news networks have been to do realtime fact-checking of statements by candidates and their surrogates, but none of them will do that during tonight's debate. This is, of course, exactly what the Trump campaign wants since their candidate lies so much. … [Read more...]

Beck Producers Refuse to Reveal Sources in Defamation Suit

As expected, two producers for Glenn Beck's show are refusing to comply with a court order that they reveal their sources from the government in the defamation suit against Beck by a Saudi student that he smeared as the "money man" in the Boston Marathon bombing. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly Fine With Trump Stripping Press Credentials

You'd think that a guy who fancies himself a journalist (having won all those Peabody awards, dontchaknow) would speak out against a presidential candidate stripping press credentials from the nation's leading newspapers, but Bill O'Reilly says he's just fine with it. … [Read more...]

Judge Orders Beck to Reveal Sources in Defamation Case

A very interesting development in the defamation case brought against Glenn Beck by a Saudi student that Beck repeatedly claimed was the "money man" behind the Boston Marathon bombings even though the FBI and DHS cleared him almost immediately. The judge in that case has ordered Beck to reveal his sources, which he claims were in the government. … [Read more...]

Trump Adviser: Our ‘Spirit’ is to Give Reporters Access

Last week a reporter from the Washington Post was frisked and refused entry to a Mike Pence campaign stop, after Donald Trump very publicly said the Washington Post was not allowed to cover the campaign's events anymore. Listen to one of his advisers try to spin that: … [Read more...]

South Carolina Legislator Wants to Shut Down the Press

A state legislator from South Carolina named Katrina Shealy -- a Republican, of course -- has a solution to mass shootings and violence: Shut down the media! But it's totally okay, you guys, because she's just offering her opinion. That makes it immune to criticism on Planet Wingnuttia. … [Read more...]

Trump Revokes Press Credential for Washington Post

Donald Trump is refusing to allow yet another news organization to cover his campaign events, this time one of the most venerable newspapers in the country, the Washington Post. Of course he says it's because they're so "dishonest," which is ironic given how many lies they've caught him in. … [Read more...]

Stone: Trump Should Pull CNN’s FCC License if Elected

Roger Stone, Donald Trump's consigliere, is really steamed that CNN banned him from their airwaves for his constant and vicious sexism and racism. And like his pal Trump, he's thin skinned enough to think the government should punish anyone who makes him mad. … [Read more...]

Limbaugh Tries to Scrub Fluke Comments from Youtube

It seems Rush Limbaugh is getting a bit sensitive about having his vile attacks on Sandra Fluke out there for everyone to see. The Daily Kos made a Youtube clip putting a whole bunch of his disgusting comments together and now Limbaugh has had it removed for a copyright violation. … [Read more...]

Shame on the National Press Club

In Washington a few weeks ago I went to the National Press Club for the first time. While I was on vacation, the club decided to suspend a reporter for asking tough questions to a Saudi crown prince during a press conference there. Here's the exchange: … [Read more...]