Trump Attacks Press at CPAC; Bans MSM Outlets at WH Briefing

Trump Attacks Press at CPAC; Spicer Bans MSM Outlets at White House Briefing

Following another attack on free press during his CPAC 2017 speech today, Donald Trump and his administration banned several mainstream media outlets from an off-camera question and answer session held by Press Secretary Sean Spicer this afternoon. Among the outlets banned are CNN, the New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New […]

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Trump is Okay With Putin Being a Killer

Trump and Putin / Russia Russian

In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Sunday, Donald Trump refused to decry Russia even when asked about Vladimir Putin’s penchant for using his government to murder political dissenters and journalists. The support of the Russian regime comes as one of Putin’s long time targets lies in a coma after being poisoned for a second time for speaking out against the […]

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White House Grants Press Credentials to Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

The White House credentialed Milo Yiannopoulos (the transphobic, misogynistic editor of Breitbart – hub of the white nationalistic so-called ‘Alt-right’ movement) for today’s press briefing according to multiple reports. Though he successfully obtained the credentials, he did not attend the Friday briefing. NY Daily News reported: Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for the far right Breitbart News website, claimed he would attend a White House […]

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Kellyanne Conway Threatens Press For Criticizing Trump

Kellyanne Conway threatens free press

On Fox News Sunday White House counselor Kellyanne Conway threatened free press for their ongoing criticism of Donald Trump. Saying media empires should “get rid of these people” for daring to criticize the White House, Conway chillingly said she has a list of names. The assault on free press began when Chris Wallace asked Conway about Steve Bannon’s equally disturbing remarks last week in […]

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Trump’s War on Reality: Do Facts Matter Any More?

Fake news. “Alternative” facts. Welcome to the age of Trump. There is no generally accepted definition of “fake news,” and no bright line separating it from the increasing proliferation of propaganda, but the essential characteristic is that it is not factual. (Fake news is not, as Trump asserts, any news that disparages him.) Concern about fake news has risen, and Facebook and […]

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No, Protesters Aren’t Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

The Demand Protest scam - No, Protesters Aren't Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

Right wing media and blogs have been aflutter this week claiming a group named “Demand Protest” is organizing and paying people to protest at Donald Trump’s inauguration. While an even cursory investigation of the ‘organization’ behind the scheme should raise several red flags, one media personality exposed the operation as a sham – and it’s the last person you’d expect: Fox […]

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CNN Grows a Back Bone; Challenges Trump on Lies & Attacks

Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta of CNN take on the Trump Russia lie about their coverage

In a fifteen minute segment of his show AC360 last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with three other CNN personalities in dismantling President Elect Donald Trump’s ongoing attack against the CNN organization. Calling Trump’s attack a “denial of real news,” the panel systematically explained in excruciating detail how CNN’s coverage was separate and different from the Buzzfeed Russia dossier document drop […]

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Outrage Overload: Activism in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump deplorables outrage

I’ve never been a fan of outrage. People who respond to every news item with righteous indignation at high decibels tend to have their arguments dismissed–they are viewed (correctly in my opinion) as predictable and (eventually) tiresome. (Remember the old story about the boy who cried wolf?) Instead, I have always believed that “pick your battles” is sound advice, as […]

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Tomi Lahren Just Doesn’t Get It – And Probably Never Will

Tomi Lahren

Aiming to be the next Ann Coulter, conservative commentator and professional aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren just doesn’t appear to understand a large portion of what she’s talking about. Or, if she does, she’s clearly hoping her audience doesn’t see her for the conservative emperor with no clothing she really is. The most recent example of this failure to launch […]

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