Alex Griswold

NBC News Exclusive: AG Bill Barr Blurbed a Book One Time

The book argued Obama-era directives led colleges to tar innocent men as rapists

NBC News reported that, two years before he became attorney general, William Barr positively reviewed a book supporting due process protections for college students accused of sexual misconduct, a view he also espoused publicly during his confirmation hearing.

New York Times Recycles Analysis on Iran

Both pieces quote extensively from Trump administration critics

Iranian President Hassan RouhaniThe New York Times recycled analysis of the Trump administration's claims of Iranian bellicosity, publishing two pieces just months apart raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's accusations against the Khamenei regime could be trusted given his tendency to stretch the truth.

No, Kavanaugh Cannot Be Removed From Office Without Impeachment

Anti-Kavanaugh left throwing everything at the wall to see what will stick

Liberals are united in their desire to remove Justice Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court. They are united in the belief they can do so without using existing impeachment protocols. They are now divided into three different camps over how best to achieve that goal.

CNN Show Called ‘Reliable Sources’ Ignores Reliable Sources Discrediting CNN Story

The Times and Post did not back up CNN's story, as Stelter claimed

I called attention last week to a CNN story in which chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that the United States chose to extract a highly-placed Kremlin spy due to concerns that "President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence," including during a May 2017 meeting with Vladimir Putin. That would have been a major scoop, but The Washington Post and The New York Times followed with their own stories and neither confirmed the most incendiary part of Sciutto's reporting. In their telling, the decision to extract the spy was firmly made before Trump was even president, and solely in response to media speculation about a U.S. source close to Putin.

CNN Contributor Andrew McCabe Loses Effort to Avoid Criminal Charges

McCabe was hired by CNN after filing a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated by the DOJ

Andrew McCabeFederal prosecutors rejected an appeal Thursday from former FBI deputy director and current CNN contributor Andrew McCabe asking that they set aside their recommendation that he be brought up on criminal charges.

Slate Calls ‘IT Chapter Two’ Racist Because the Critic Didn’t Notice the Ending

The racist component to the lie Mike Hanlon tells himself is the point of the movie

You may have heard that the second installment of the movie adaptation of Stephen King's IT is subpar. You may have even heard that Pennywise, the evil interdimensional space clown, is, alas, not a gay ally! But did you know the movie is also racist? So sayeth Slate pop critic Jack Hamilton in "It: Chapter Two Adapts a Storyline About Racism Into a Storyline That’s Racist."

CNN’s Bombshell Russian Spy Story Looks More Like a Dud

The New York Times and Washington Post both flatly contradicted CNN's reporting

CNN chief national security correspondent and former Obama diplomatic staffer Jim Sciutto had a major scoop Monday, reporting that "in a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government."