Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) underwent surgery at Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic over the weekend due to an intestinal infection and is in “stable condition,” according to an announcement from his office Monday evening.
The Washington Post fact checker on Wednesday gave Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) “three Pinocchios” for claiming in a recent campaign ad that a hedge fund in New York was responsible for shutting down a Wisconsin factory and making the town it was in go “bankrupt.”
It seems hardly a week goes by without media outlets leaping at a study that purports to explain the real reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Such studies never focus on Trump’s strengths or Hillary Clinton’s weakness, but coincidentally often end up indicting the cultural forces that mainstream journalists worry about the most. Two such studies caught my eye in the past week because they both seem to fall for the same fallacy.
Jill McCabe, the wife of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, falsely claimed in a Monday op-ed that her husband “kept himself separate” from her state senate campaign.
Robin Givhan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Washington Post, was kicked out of a conference hosted by the Black Entertainment Television Network earlier this week after she attended and published quotes from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s question-and-answer session.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) on Sunday wrote an op-ed in an attempt to dismiss concerns about his previous praise for Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly used disparaging language to condemn white people and Jewish people.
Washington Post congressional reporter Erica Werner tweeted on Tuesday that a “Benghazi bomb-thrower” and a “torture overseer” will be the new secretary of state and CIA director if they are confirmed by the senate.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking female Republican in the House of Representatives, took to Twitter on Sunday to offer a fiery rebuke of the Washington Post and its deputy editorial page editor, Ruth Marcus, after she defended aborting children with Down syndrome.
The Washington Post Fact-Checker has given Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, its highest rating for falsehoods after the congressman claimed his relationship Louis Farrakhan ended in 2006.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said that none of his colleagues ever asked him about his connections with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as he campaigned to take over as the lead sponsor of a single-payer health care bill, ripping the media for focusing on “this Farrakhan thing.”