Media Bias

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.

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.

Analysis: Media United in Abortion Support

Only one newspaper in the country backed heartbeat bills

The American public is evenly divided on the issue of abortion, but the nation's newsrooms are nearly unanimous in their support for abortion on demand, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

Bloomberg’s Terrible Leif Olson Hit Piece Officially Has No Leg To Stand On

Failure to detect a Trump official's sarcasm was an enormous screw-up

Not that long ago—just a week ago in fact—many in the media lost their minds over a Trump supporter's alleged plan to mine the social media feeds of reporters for damaging material. The New York Times, which broke the news, warned the resurfaced posts would be "stripped of context or presented in misleading ways," adding that the endeavor was "fundamentally different from the well-established role of the news media in scrutinizing people in positions of power."

Journalists Are Powerful Public Figures and We Should Treat Them as Such

Trump supporter wants to prove journalists hold their friends to different standards than the rest of us. It'd be nice if they proved him wrong

New York Times buildingA minor Twitter fight broke out in January after U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell tweeted that the Trump administration was the toughest ever when it came to taking on Russia.

NY Times Dings Trump on Hong Kong Response, Excuses Obama

Reported criticism of Obama's similar stance toward Iran as conservative 'pressure'

Trump ObamaNew York Times reporters have criticized President Donald Trump's stance toward pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Their reporting on President Barack Obama's muted stance toward similar protests in Iran a decade ago was passive.