Outgoing New York Times public editor Arthur S. Brisbane admits the Gray Lady’s staff treats certain stories “more like causes than news subjects.”
Rep. Kathy Hochul (D., N.Y.) recently attacked her election opponent for allegedly outsourcing American jobs, yet Hochul has personally profited from investments in companies, such as her own family’s, that outsource to, and do business with, China, India, and Russia.
A prominent Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee posts, and barred from employing young people after his colleagues determined he sexually harassed two female employees, the New York Times reports.
The Democratic Party plans to highlight the alleged Republican “war on women” at its convention in Charlotte next month, an effort that could be undermined by the selection of former Costco CEO and cofounder Jim Sinegal to address the convention.
The Los Angeles Times reports on the heated Democratic Congressional primary in California between Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. The former has accused the latter of making potentially illegal campaign payments to his brother.
2016: Obama’s America, a new documentary based on Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, is on the verge of becoming a breakout hit, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The New York Times reports that on the phenomenon of fake Twitter accounts. As it turns out, a large majority of accounts following some of the world’s biggest celebrities, such as Lady Gaga and President Obama, are fake.