Disgraceful

Watching Chris Cuomo ‘interviewing’ KellyAnne Conway on CNN’s New Day this morning, I came to one inescapable conclusion: in trying to get Mrs Conway to ‘admit’ that Donald Trump wanted voters to read the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee e-mails released by WikiLeaks, in order to influence the election, the esteemed Mr Cuomo, a …

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Oh, wahhh! The media are upset that Donald Trump ditched the press pool again

I did not vote for Donald Trump, but so far, he’s impressing me. From CNN: Trump ditches press pool to play golf By Eugene Scott and Kevin Liptak, CNN | Updated 3:07 PM ET, Sat December 31, 2016 (CNN) President-elect Donald Trump ditched his press pool Saturday to play golf, the latest example of his …

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Get out of the city!

I had the pleasure of watching Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC yesterday, and one thing struck me. Host Chuck Todd had one of the show’s round table discussions about the divide between urban and rural Americans, with two liberal and one conservative panelist joining him. I don’t remember the names of the two liberals, …

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It’s all about them!

An e-mail from CNNMoney’s Reliable Sources: By Brian Stelter & the CNNMoney Media team When will Trump’s first presser be? Donald Trump will reportedly name Rex Tillerson as his nominee for Secretary of State on Tuesday. This is a perfect occasion to hold a press conference, but there’s no indication the president-elect will do that. …

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Attacks on Freedom of Speech

From the Canadian Broadcasting Company: Dutch court finds Geert Wilders guilty of hate speech Populist and anti-Islam lawmaker denounces verdicts, vows to ‘continue to speak the truth’ The Associated Press Posted: Dec 09, 2016 6:32 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 09, 2016 6:32 AM ET A Dutch court convicted populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders of …

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Facebook is worried that the company might have contributed to Hillary Clinton’s loss They wouldn't be worried at all if Donald Trump had lost

From The New York Times: Facebook, in Cross Hairs After Election, Is Said to Question Its Influence By Mike Isaac | November 12, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election, a private chat sprang up on Facebook …

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CNN ‘parts ways’ with Donna Brazile, but there’s an obvious, unanswered question

Hacked emails show that Donna Brazile shared questions for candidate events with Hillary Clinton’s campaign https://t.co/1IzKaTn8co — The New York Times (@nytimes) November 1, 2016 From The New York Times: CNN Parts Ways With Donna Brazile, a Hillary Clinton Supporter By Michael > Grynbaum | October 31, 2016 CNN has severed ties with the Democratic …

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AT&T CEO pledges journalistic independence for CNN Meaning: CNN will still be a partisan voice for the Democrats

From CNNMoney: AT&T CEO pledges journalistic independence for CNN by Brian Stelter | @brianstelter | October 23, 2016: 5:43 PM ET AT&T has never owned a news division before. Now, assuming its $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner passes regulatory muster, it will take control of CNN, one of the world’s biggest news organizations. …

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18th century technology: The lingering death of print newspapers

Here is the front page of today's Wall Street Journal pic.twitter.com/iriZQNn5Ls — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 15, 2016 I saw the tweet above from The Wall Street Journal, and thought back to a telephone conversation I had on Friday with my best friend. Ken, who is retired and thus home most of the day, …

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Media bias, media dishonesty: the professional media are all over Donald Trump’s character problems, but avoid any mention of Hillary Clinton’s failures Fox News is in the bag for Donald Trump; the rest of the meedia are clearly supporting Hillary Clinton

One of the problems with having such a rotten Republican presidential candidate is that it allows the media to get away with ignoring the rottenness of the Democratic presidential nominee. From The Wall Street Journal: The Press Buries Hillary Clinton’s Sins As reporters focus on Trump, they miss new details on Clinton’s rotten record. By …

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