Media

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."

Media Receives Backlash for Smearing Trump’s Judicial Nominee

Menashi criticized over pro-Israel, anti-political correctness articles

President Donald Trump's judicial nominee for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has been subject to a media smear campaign which has distorted the nominee's past writings and go as far as to claim he is a white nationalist.

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.