Media

HuffPost Sued for Defamation in Kavanaugh Article

'Defendants knew the quoted statement . . . was false when it was published'

A Mississippi man is suing HuffPost and its former reporter Ashley Feinberg for claiming that he was responsible for the death of Robert F. Kennedy's son David in a story on then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Continetti in Claremont Review of Books: Jill Abramson’s ‘Merchants of Truth’

A gossipy, pointed look at digital media's impact on the news industry

media newspapersI have a review of former New York Times editor Jill Abramson's Merchants of Truth in the summer 2019 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. I was somewhat surprised to find I enjoyed her gossipy, pointed look at digital media's impact on the news industry. On the other hand, I wasn't surprised when Abramson became embroiled in controversy over plagiarism and editorial sloppiness. That's the media for you. Below is the first third of the review. You can read the rest here.

No One Wants a Recession (Wink)

Media fixates on 'recession fears'

Media fixation on a possible recession hit a fever pitch over the last week, with "recession fears" dominating news coverage following a volatile few days on Wall Street.

Twitter Restricts State-Sponsored Media Ads

Policy updated in response to Chinese disinformation campaign

Twitter will no longer support advertisements created by state-sponsored media entities, the social media company announced in a blog post on Monday.

Biden Adviser Speaks to Disgraced Halperin for Book

Anita Dunn one of more than 75 Democratic strategists to speak with Halperin

Among the dozens of Democratic strategists who spoke to disgraced journalist Mark Halperin for his new book is Anita Dunn, an adviser to Joe Biden's campaign and former Barack Obama flack.

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.