Stories tagged: media
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 12:16 P.M.
White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing
Anyone wondering when – or if – CNN would stop breaking into regular programming to show the daily media briefing by White House press secretary Sean Spicer now has an …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 10:11 A.M.
Bill Maher, who took credit for downfall of Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children
Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Last Friday, Yiannopoulos appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Days …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017
Dana Milbank: Meet some of the ‘enemies’ of Americans
AIlow me to introduce you to the backgrounds of some of my colleagues who Trump would have you believe are enemies of the American people.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:49 P.M.
Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News
Milo Yiannopoulos, the conservative provocateur whose comments on race have been assailed by Democrats and Republicans alike, resigned Tuesday from his senior editor position at Breitbart News. In recent days, …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 8:55 A.M.
Kathleen Parker: Media’s pursuit of truth is real
Though the media can be accused of vigorously pursuing such stories, even at the risk of appearing “negative,” isn’t this their job?
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:39 P.M.
McCain says a free press is essential to a healthy democracy
Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital “to preserve democracy as we know it.” And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying “that’s how dictators …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 3:52 P.M.
Trump rallies supporters, tears into ‘dishonest media’
Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, repeating his political promises and continuing his attacks on the “dishonest media.”
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:08 A.M.
Analysis: Thursday was Donald Trump’s favorite day as president
Many people are saying that President Donald Trump’s raw and emotional 77-minute news conference Thursday was a disaster – a display of id totally unshackled from political strategy. Donald Trump …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 11:14 P.M.
Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media, detractors at combative news conference
President Donald Trump aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors in a sprawling stream-of-consciousness news conference Thursday, capping an extraordinary four weeks in office …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 1:55 P.M.
Trump skirts Russia issue, bashes media in freewheeling news conference
President Donald Trump said Thursday that “nobody that I know of” from his campaign contacted Russian agents or government officials before his election. His denial was perhaps the most notable …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia
President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and “illegally leaked” intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 12:48 A.M.
Colorado newspaper fights back over charges of ‘fake news’
A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 8:38 P.M.
Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
A week into the job, Trump labels media ‘the opposition’
President Donald Trump joined his chief strategist Friday in characterizing the media as “the opposition party,” expressing an unusually high level of antagonism toward the press just a week into …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017
Trump is a master of diversion
Trump and his team know how emotional many Americans are about him. He can choose what he wants to be hated for – preferably for something silly and unrelated to …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 11:33 A.M.
Agriculture agency halts public release of documents
An Agriculture Department research agency has banned the release of news releases, photos and other material to the public.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 2:16 P.M.
‘SNL’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump
A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 1:25 P.M.
North Korean media covers Trump’s inauguration with brief mention two days late
Generally speaking, North Korean state media isn’t the best outlet to read if you want to keep up on international events. The Hermit Kingdom’s official news outlets offer a limited, …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 4:45 A.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Mistrust of the media runs high, but we all need journalists
Sue Lani Madsen: We all have to rely on media to keep us informed, even if this is a season when trust in the news media is at an all-time …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Colin McEnroe: Unlike Trump, media show restraint
News organizations refused to publish damaging claims about Trump because they could not be sure those claims were true. This is the kind of restraint of which Trump is incapable.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 12:40 P.M.
Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency
Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 7:56 A.M.
Northwest Cable News set to go off air Friday night
Northwest Cable News, the Pacific Northwest’s 24-hour regional news network, is set to go off air Friday night after 21 years of broadcasting.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017
Trump should defend net neutrality
This “net neutrality” policy is intended to prevent internet access providers from discriminating against content, or favoring content or services they prefer.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016
Max Roser: No, 2016 wasn’t the worst year
This lack of knowledge about how our world is changing is not a new phenomenon. Surveys from long before 2016 – the era before the world turned “post-factual” – show …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home
Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016
Dana Milbank: Trump updates? Wait for tweets
Trump hasn’t had a news conference in 145 days. But that’s OK: His able spokesmen, on a daily basis, are very capable of saying nothing in his stead.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Report: At least 48 journalists killed on the job in 2016
At least 48 journalists worldwide have been killed on the job in 2016 as the year winds down, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That is down from 72 …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Redstone firm calls off CBS, Viacom merger proposal
Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements is abandoning a proposal that CBS and Viacom reunite after a 10-year split.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe’s Sky
Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all. Sky said Friday that Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 3:48 P.M.
AT&T-Time Warner merger draws grilling from U.S. lawmakers
U.S. lawmakers grilled chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner about whether their proposed tie-up would benefit consumers and called for antitrust officials to closely scrutinize potential competitive harm from …