Media

FLASHBACK: Media Lauded Cuomo, Slammed DeSantis Over Coronavirus Response

Thousands of senior citizens in New York died after Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo forced nursing homes to take in patients with the coronavirus, but media figures never stopped gushing over his response. Instead, pundits directed their outrage at Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R.) for not immediately closing public beaches or implementing lockdowns.

A Free Press Can’t Expect a Free Lunch

The perils and pitfalls of a government bailout for local media

Still from His Girl FridayAmong the endless provisions in House Democrats' hastily passed stimulus bill, one has drawn surprisingly little scrutiny. Some 800 pages in, the bill's authors have buried a dramatic expansion of the pandemic loan program, making hundreds of local news stations eligible for loans.

Review: ‘Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer’

Before its demise in 2016, the blog Gawker identified itself with the mantra, “Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news.” The saying drew on a long history of tabloid journalism that eschewed standard journalistic ethics for a focus on rumors and grievances. In Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer, the sprawling history of arguably the most influential tabloid in all of media is traced from its origins in the Italian mafia to its inextricable ties with the current occupant of the White House. By documenting the tabloid’s peaks and valleys, Scandalous offers an incisive look at an American media culture that helped give rise to the celebrity presidency.

Media Ignore Report on Wuhan Lab Cited for Hazardous Coronavirus Research

Media have failed to update stories that dismissed lab scrutiny as 'conspiracy theory'

Many media outlets have ignored a new report showing American officials warned in 2018 that research at a Wuhan superlab could create a pandemic, even as they branded as conspiracy theorists any lawmaker who suggested a potential connection between the labs and the coronavirus outbreak.

Honoring The Real First Responders in This Invisible War

Don't just thank the journalists, ask about their feelings

Former vice president Joe Biden recently praised America's journalists for "putting it all on the line for all of us" during the coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, America's journalists agreed with him.